The Nokia 5230 Nuron comes a little stripped down of features paving the way to making it an affordable phone. The phone comes with a 434 MHz processor. Messaging functions such as SMS, MMS and email remain untouched and function as expected. The phone comes fitted with an IM browser a full HTML browser and support for RSS feeds.
There is a MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV video player, a MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player and a Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS. Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch comes with the Nokia 5230 Nuron and can be upgraded to Ovi Maps 3 for free, giving free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation for free using the in-built A-GPS receiver.
The phone comes with a 2MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels camera that supports recording of video in VGA format at 30fps. There is no LED flash with this camera so in poor lighting conditions you will not get a good picture out of this phone. There is also no secondary camera with the Nokia 5230 Nuron.
As for connectivity and data, the Nokia 5230 Nuron supports GPRS and EDGE both being class 32. 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, Bluetooth and USB are all also supported. This phone does not come with Wi-Fi so data connectivity is restricted to GPRS, EDGE and 3G. Additionally there is an organizer and a photo editor. Flash lite 3.0 comes installed.
Call and voice functions include voice memo, voice recognition and voice dialing. Text input includes handwriting recognition and text input auto complete. The phone is able to make voice calls without prerecording voices to be attached to contacts.
Internal memory on the Nokia 5230 Nuron includes 70 MB with 128 MB RAM and capacity for up to 16GB through microSD. Nokia has held back on the internal memory on this phone but with the 16GB microSD card capacity, the internal memory becomes insignificant.
Do not be fooled by the stripping down of features on the Nokia 5230 Nuron. The phone still remains functional and additional capabilities can be added through downloading and installing additional applications, and that is the key to the phone's usability.