Nokia 5230

Nokia 5230


Nokia C5-03

Nokia C5-03

Nokia 5230  vs   Nokia C5-03

In this article we will compare the two mobile phones Nokia 5230 and Nokia C5-03. The Nokia 5230 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2009, August and the Nokia C5-03 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, October. The Nokia C5-03 is a relatively newer model than the Nokia 5230. The Nokia C5-03 was announced about a year after the other one.

Both these devices 5230 and C5-03 are very similar in terms of some of the key features. Both of them contain Audio Player, Video Player, Camera, Bluetooth, Speakerphone, Touchscreen, GPS, GPRS, FM Radio and 3G. The C5-03 is a lighter and smaller device than 5230.

Let us now compare the features of these devices in more detail.

Connectivity and communication

5230 does not have WLAN, whereas, C5-03 contains these features. WLANs use radio technology instead of cabling. Currently only capable of delivering speeds of 1-15Mbps, but are still under development. The C5-03 comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology WLAN. The C5-03 provides Stereo FM radio while the 5230 possesses Stereo FM radio with RDS. FM Radio helps you stay in tune with breaking news and receive important local radio broadcasts. The C5-03 has got HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA, 2 Mbps 3G and the 5230 has HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps 3G. High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Communication. 3G is a mobile phone technology that includes services and applications with faster access to the web. The 3G feature in the cellular phones helps in faster downloads. The C5-03 offers SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging. The 5230 contains SMS, MMS, Email, IM Messaging. MMS allows wireless customers to send and receive messages that contain much more than text including formatted text, graphics, photographs, and audio and video clips. The multimedia messaging service helps the user to send and receive messages with photos or video with sound and text.


The C5-03 comes with 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, check quality and Geo-tagging Camera whereas the 5230 possesses 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Camera.


The C5-03 provides Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and Handwriting recognition Display Features while the 5230 comes with Proximity sensor for auto turn-off , Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and Handwriting recognition Display Features.

Memory and processing

The C5-03 contains 600 MHz ARM 11 processor CPU and the 5230 offers 434 MHz ARM 11 processor CPU. The C5-03 has microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included Card slot. The 5230 has got microSD, up to 16GB Card slot. 2G stands for the Second Generation of mobile communications systems. Examples of 2G technologies include CDMA and TDMA. GSM is a 2G communications system. The C5-03 possesses 40 MB storage, 128 MB RAM Internal Memory whereas the 5230 provides 70 MB storage, 128 MB RAM Internal Memory.


The C5-03 comes with Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh whereas the 5230 provides Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J). The C5-03 comes with Up to 11 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G) Battery Talk time. The 5230 contains Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G) Battery Talk time. Talk time gives the maximum time that a phone can transmit on a single battery charge. The C5-03 offers Up to 600 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G) Stand-by and the 5230 has Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 432 h (3G) Stand-by. Stand-by time gives the maximum time that a cellular telephone operating on battery power can be left on to receive calls.

Form factor

The C5-03 has got 93 g Weight while the 5230 possesses 115 g Weight. The C5-03 has 105.8 x 51 x 13.8 mm, 65 cc Dimensions whereas the 5230 offers 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc Dimensions.

Other miscellaneous

The C5-03 contains MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player , MP3/WAV/еAAC+/WMA player , Photo editor , Organizer , Voice command/dial , Flash Lite 3.0 and Predictive text input. The 5230 comes with MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player , MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player , Organizer , Photo editor , Flash Lite 3.0 , Voice memo/dial and Predictive text input. A flashlight (also called a torch) is a portable electric spotlight which emits light from a small incandescent lightbulb, or from one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), can be very useful in the dark. The C5-03 contains Vibration and Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones Alert types and the 5230 offers Vibration, MP3 ringtones Alert types.


Nokia 5230

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