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Nokia 5230
Compatible networksNokia 5230: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA: 850/1700/2100 (Nuron), 850/900/1900/2100 (non-Nuron)
Nokia 5233/5228: GSM/UMTS/EGPRS Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPS
Availability by regionNovember 2009; 14 years ago (2009-11)
PredecessorNokia 5220
SuccessorNokia 5250
Nokia C5-03
RelatedNokia 5800 XpressMusic
Form factorCandybar, Touchscreen
Dimensions111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
Weight115 g (with stylus)
Operating systemSymbian OS v9.4 S60v5 (Firmware Version V51.0.002)
CPUSingle-core CPU, 434 MHz ARM11
Memory128 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB NAND, 80 MB Internal User Storage (Nuron RM-588), 128 MB DDR SDRAM, 512 MB NAND, 320 MB Internal User Storage (non-Nuron RM-594 & RM-629)
Removable storageMicro SD Memory Card Slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB
1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
Display3.2 inches 640 x 360 nHD with 16:9 picture resistive touchscreen LCD TFT (16.7 million colours) and Brilliant quality display 14MP
Rear camera2 megapixels (1600 x 1200)
ConnectivityMicro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed, 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector, Bluetooth version 2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP, GPS, AGPS
Data inputsTouchscreen, Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and (menu), Voice commands, Accelerometer
Development statusDiscontinued

The Nokia 5230 (also known as the Nokia 5230 Nuron) is a smartphone manufactured by Nokia, running Symbian OS v9.4, S60 5th Edition. It was released in November 2009 after being announced in August of the same year.[1]

It features a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen, 3G internet support and support for microSD memory cards. It also supports A-GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio and full HTML internet browsing. However, it lacks support for Wi-Fi due to its status as an entry-level smartphone. It was released after with the Nokia 5530 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, which featured Wi-Fi support (but not 3G) and both 3G and Wi-Fi, respectively.

During its lifespan, the 5230 sold around 150 million units, making it one of the best selling phones to date.[2] It has had particular success in developing countries.

51.0.002 is the latest firmware version available.



A cost-reduced variant called the 5233 (5228 in some markets) was released in 2010. It also shares the same form factor as the base 5800 and 5230, but is further cut down as it lacks support for 3G networks.[3]

5230 Nuron[edit]

The Nuron version, released only in North America, which has WCDMA Band IV (AWS) enabled, comes preloaded with maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico.[4] In January 2010, Nokia announced that Ovi Maps will be available for free for certain smartphones which includes the Nokia 5230, thus enabling free offline voice guided navigation for more than 180 countries.[5]


An incident involving a used Nokia 5233 occurred in 2018, eight years after the phone was released, when a teenage girl in India died as a result of injuries stemming from her 5233 as its battery exploded whilst in the middle of a conversation with a relative.[6][7]


  1. ^ "GSM Arena - Nokia 5230". GSM Arena. GSMArena.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  2. ^ The 20 bestselling mobile phones of all time. Telegraph. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ "Nokia 5230 - Full phone specifications". gsmarena.com. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Nokia 5230 Specification Archived 23 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Nokia makes worldwide walk and drive navigation free on smartphones Archived 15 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Nokia Phone Reportedly Explodes on Call in India, Killing Teenage User". NDTV. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  7. ^ Friedman, Alan (20 March 2018). "Nokia 5233 explodes killing a teenage girl in the middle of a call". Phone Arena. Retrieved 12 May 2021.

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