Nokia 7230 review

Can Nokia's budget 3G slider really mix it with the best?

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Not one, but two email browsers are offered with the Nokia 7230, the Opera Mini browser and a separate on-board browser from Nokia.

Nokia 7230

Opera is always a solid web solution and that's certainly the case here.

A good zoom function works well with the relatively small screen, pages of our favourites sites render in a decent web-like manner and sites that give thought to mobile access (TechRadar and the BBC for example) come out particularly well.

Indeed, connectivity was brisk for most of the sites we loaded, even when the connection dropped from full 3G. Obviously you can bookmark your favourite feeds and sites, making the browser here a definite plus.

But if Opera isn't your bag, there's always the Nokia browser. It renders just as well, but nowhere near as fast and with far less options than Opera.

It also renders in 'full size', so you'll need to do a bit of scrolling around the page too to find what you want. But essentially it's horses for courses.

Try them both out, you'll certainly prefer one – just stick to that one in future.

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Alternatively, if your web use is pretty much confined to using Facebook and MySpace, just load up the on-board apps for both services.

Yes, you can access the full selection of apps at the Ovi Store, which is just a click of an icon away, but Nokia knows its audience and offers the two social networks apps as standard. No Twitter? Sadly not, but two out of three isn't bad - although we're not sure if anyone really uses MySpace any more.

Nokia 7230

The Facebook app in particular is fairly strong, offering pretty much everything you get on the web-based service – messages, photos, networking, friend-finding – it's all here on the go, possibly even beating the inbuilt options on phones like the HTC Legend.

Likewise, MySpace offers up all the information and editing options, even if the layout of a little more functional.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory70 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
SAR Value0.97 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourPink
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time5.40 Hour
Product Model7230
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)100 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, ENERGY STAR
Maximum Video Resolution176 x 144
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height98 mm
Width48 mm
Depth14.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time370 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name7230 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002P205
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing InformationShare in style

The Nokia 7230 has colourful looks and offers effortless picture sharing, messaging and social networking.

Designed for your style

A compact slider that's reassuringly well constructed with the right details to make imaging and sharing a natural part of your everyday life.

Package Contents
  • 7230 Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
  • Nokia 2 GB microSD Card MU-37
  • Nokia Battery BL-4CT
  • User Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year