Nokia 5233

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Nokia 5233/5228[1]
Nokia 5233.jpg
Compatible networksGSM/UMTS/EGPRS Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPS
Availability by regionworldwide except some countries
PredecessorNokia 5530 XpressMusic
SuccessorNokia C5-03
RelatedNokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia 5230
Nokia 5233
Nokia 5235
Form factorCandybar, Touchscreen
Dimensions105 x 50 x 14.5 mm
Mass107 g
Operating systemSymbian OS v9.4 S60v5 (Firmware version 51.6.002 as of latest update)
CPUSingle CPU, 434 MHz ARM11
Memory128 MB SDRAM, 256 MB NAND, 81 MB Internal User Storage
Removable storagemicroSD memory card slot, with hot swap, Official maximum support of 16GB; may run up to 32GB class 10 microSD cards with lags
BatteryBL-5J 3.7V 1320mAh or BL-5J 4.3V 1420mAh Li-Ion standard battery, 2 mm Nokia Charger connector
Data inputsTouchscreen with Nokia Dynamic Intelligent Layouts, proximity sensor, accelerometer, Dedicated key for Camera, Dedicated Volume keys, Power, Send, End & Menu Button, Xpress Access Touch Button for Media and Internet Services, Voice commands
DisplaynHD TFT Resistive touchscreen, 3.2 inches 640 x 360 with 16:9 picture
Rear camera2.0 megapixels (1600 x 1200px )
MediaAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 2 VGA / H.263 H.264 QVGA), M4A, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, SP-MIDI, MIDI Tones (poly 64), RealAudio 7,8,10, True tones, WAV, WMV 9/10, RealVideo 9/10, rv, rmvb, 3gp. 3gg2, FM radio with RDS and Auto-Tune, Integrated speaker
ConnectivityUSB Micro B 2.0 High-Speed; 3.5 mm Nokia AV Headphone-AV Connector, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR/A2DP),
Development statusDiscontinued [2]

Nokia 5233, also known as Nokia 5228 in some markets, is a Symbian-based smartphone launched by Nokia in 2010, and, by the time of its release, was Nokia's cheapest touchscreen smartphone.[3] It runs on S60 5th edition and its form factor is similar to the 5230, 5233, 5235 and 5800 models. As with the Nokia 5800, the 5233 also has a compatibility mode for Java applications that are not touchscreen-aware. It works by using part of the screen for displaying the essential buttons required by the programme.


  • Display: 3.2-inch, TFT, 640×360 pixels with 16:9 ratio (nHD), 16 million colors, Resistive touchscreen.
  • Hardware: ARM11 434 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, up to 81 MB internal memory and up to 16GB microSD support, 1320 mAh 3.7 V/ 1420 mAh 4.2 V Li-ion battery(BL-5J).
  • Camera: 2-megapixel CMOS camera (f/2.8 aperture, 3.7 mm focal length, fixed focus, 1600x1200 resolution), video recording 640x480 @ 30fps
  • Connectivity: GSM quad band (850/900/1800/1900), EDGE class B with multislot 32, TCP/IP support, Bluetooth version 2.0, USB2.0 (micro USB port), 3.5 mm  class 33 audio jack, Nokia VPN Support.
  • Web: Native Nokia browser with full HTML, xHTML browsing along with JavaScript, Flash Lite and partial HTML5 support, RTSP( Web TV), FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air ).
  • Email and messaging: IMAP, POP and SMTP on device with attachment and SSL/TLS support.
SMS, MMS, Email & Push Mail Service and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging

Keys and input method[edit]

  • Stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full Screen QWERTY and Alphanumeric keyboard, handwriting recognition)
  • Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share on-line, Video Centre and web browser
  • Voice commands
  • Physical keys for application launch key (menu key), send & end, power, camera, lock, volume rocker, slide unlock


User response[edit]

Although said to be a downgraded but more stable version[6] of Nokia 5800, it gained popularity among lower-end users because of its low cost compared to similarly capable phones.

The sound output from the internal speaker is notoriously low. The phone is provided with a standard Nokia S^1 (S60v5) browser (upgradable after firmware updates), and provides the standard Nokia multimedia Gallery with images and videos in the same label. Nokia 5233 has a 360×640-pixel, 3.2-inch display screen with a quick touch response. The display of the device is good, with exact reproduction of colors.

The updated firmware V51.1.002 fixes most of the bugs and the issues, the phone feels much more stable than before. The browser has also been updated to version 7.3 adding tabbed browsing, limited HTML5 and Microsoft Silverlight support and a refreshed UI. The swipe-to-unlock feature has also been added.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Europe - Nokia 5233 Specifications,
  2. ^ Nokia 5233 - Full phone specifications. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ (retrieved in December 2010)
  4. ^ Nokia 5233 - Full phone specifications. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  5. ^ Google Drive. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  6. ^ (retrieved dec 2010)