It has everything we are looking for in a simple mobile and the design that we would like to find in a sophisticated phone . It is the Nokia 7230 , a terminal that the Finnish has brought out to contrast with the new Nokia 6700 Slide , more expensive and complex than the current one. Even so, it keeps a colorful design and a generous 2.4-inch screen . Too bad the camera has been reduced to 3.2 megapixels and flash has been ruled out for another occasion . Rounder than usual, the Nokia 7230 comes with a 2GB internal memory , as always expandable with microSD cards .
Design and display
If there is something that stands out about this Nokia 7230 above its characteristics, it is the design . This time Nokia has opted for a phone with a youthful, round and colorful appearance . To this must be added a generous screen TFT 2.4 inch QVGA and 240 x 320 pixels resolution, in addition to 262,000 colors . Features normally present in mid-range phones like this one.
Responds to some measures 98 x 48 x 14.75 mm and only weighs 100 grams . Obviously we are facing a phone with a slide or sliding keyboard , tailor-made for those looking for a fun and functional design . That is why Nokia has created a model in hot pink for the more daring and another in graphite gray for those who want to maintain their composure.
Despite coming on the market as a simple and basic phone , this Nokia 7230 has a 3G connection , compatible with the 850/900/1900/2100 standards in GSM / EDGE / WCDMA / HSDPA . It has a built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connection to transfer data without cables. To this we must add the ability to connect via a miniUSB 2.0 port , both for access to the bottom of the memory of the phone to recharge the battery of the terminal.
The Nokia 7230 is a phone with basic multimedia capabilities. The terminal is capable of playing music, video and photos in JPEG, EXIF, MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, MPEG4, H.263, 3GP, NB AMR, MIDI, eAAC, eAAC +, DRM 10 and OMA DRM formats, in addition to play our favorite radio station . You can record voice and play music through a more powerful built-in speaker .
The camera of this Nokia phone is not at the level of those that usually integrate high-end phones. We are talking about a camera with only 3.2 megapixels (2048 x 1536 pixels) and no flash .Even so, it has a four-fold zoom and is capable of recording 320 x 240-pixel QVGA video and at 15 images per second.
Battery, price and availability
The Nokia 7230 carries an 860 mAh battery capable of supporting up to 324 minutes of conversation and 370 hours of standby time in GSM , while in WCDMA it can last 220 minutes and 395 hours of standby time . It can play music for 27 hours and video for 381 minutes . It is known that the phone will be available from next January for an approximate price of 100 euros , in the absence of the operators presenting the corresponding offers.
GSM / EDGE / WCDMA / HSDPA
|Weight and measurements||98 x 48 x 14.75 mm|
|Memory||70 MB of internal memory expandable by microSD cards up to 16 GB|
|screen||2.4 inch QVGA TFT (240 x 320 pixels)|
|Camera||3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels) Video recording up to 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) at 15 fps|
Digital focus Still image formats: JPEG Digital zoom up to 4x
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: JPEG / EXIF / MP3 / WMA / WAV / AAC / MPEG4 / H.263 / 3GP / NB AMR / WB AMR / MIDI / eAAC / eAAC + / DRM 10 / OMA DRM 2.0
|Controls and connections||Alphanumeric keyboard|
Multi-function power key
Call / pick up / accept key
Call reject / hang up key
Side volume control (zoom control in camera mode)
Camera shutter button
MiniUSB 2.0 port
3.5 mm minijack AV output (universal headphones and cable for TV)
External microSD card slot
S40 Operating System
Supports Nokia Maps 3.0
Files on Ovi
Four games included
Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
|Autonomy||860 mAh BL-4CT battery|
GSM: 324 minutes and 370 hours standby
WCDMA: 220 minutes and 395 hours standby
Music Playback: 27 hours
Video Playback: 381 minutes
Video recording: 172 minutes
|Price||100 euros (provisional and without taxes)|