Nokia 7230 review

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

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Nokia 7230

To compare the Nokia 7230 with the cutting-edge touchscreens of the day is unfair. After all, it's a moderately-priced handset that comes without any claims of being a world beater.

We liked

It's small, it's fairly stylish and it offers up just about all the basics you could ask of a mobile phone, even if some of those functions are more successful than others.

There's also 3G connectivity, a big plus for the price point.

It also comes with a range of apps and extras you might not expect for a phone in its price bracket, a good quality outdoor camera and decent web interaction for example, not to mention solid apps for social networking.

We disliked

But in the end, the Nokia 7230 is simply punching above its weight. Scratch the surface and many of those features just don't cut it against the big boys.

There's no denying that the Nokia 7230 is an attractive handset offering a budget-friendly 3G experience, good calling and messaging functionality, a strong battery life and some decent tools for both web use and social networking.

But intermittent problems with Ovi, a flash-free camera, poor quality media player and disappointing email highlight just why the handset sells in this price bracket.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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
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
Product Name7230 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002P205
Manufacturer Website Address
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