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    Default [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    Hi! You must know me from v5 Cooking and Mooding Sections. I have a 5800XM. But, now, I want to buy... other Nokia touch phone!
    However, my operator doesn't have 5800XM anymore, and it just has N97/N97 Mini (out, because they are just too expensive...), 5230 Black/White and 5530 Red/Blue.

    So, I'd like know... which is the best one? I want a phone with a good music player, appelative, with GPS (only 5230 does ) and to talk (I know these aren't really phones to do many phone calls, but I love them...).

    Which one is the best? I'm focused on 5230, cause it's almost the same as 5800XM (out... ), and I hear 5530XM is quite rubbish...

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    the 5230 is cheapier, biger and has umts and gps in contrast to the 5530

    but i bought the 5530 because i like its looking.
    it also has a better camera and wlan which i use quite often except of umts.
    as well i dont need gps.. iam sufficient with a map
    (i can use nokia maps without real navigation but it shows me the route).


    i love my 5530 :]


    edit:
    i read that the 5230 has no usb-cable and no memory chip.

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    Thanks mate, but I've already ordered 5230, cause it's a pretty phone (not beautiful, just 5800XM and N97 are... ), it has a bigger screen and battery is not a piece of crap!

    And, about USB cable, no problem. Since I have a 5800XM, I have all accessories there (except memory card ;-()

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    I have a nokia 5230, i really like it.
    I was also looking for a music phone, and considered the nokia 5530 aswell, but opted for the nokia 5230 due to it being cheaper, and having a larger screen, and also 3G. If a good camera is important for you, or if wi-fi is, then go for the 5530. The music player is identical on both phones. However the 5230 comes with no memory card, or usb cable, and the 5530 comes with better headphones; wasn't really an issue for me though as i have sennheisers It is still an excellent music phone even though it isnt an xpressmusic handset.
    Just weigh up which to you is more important, 3G and a bigger screen (5230) or wi-fi, better camera, better looking imo (5530) and if it is worth the price difference.

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    Quote Originally Posted by imy_hashmi
    I have a nokia 5230, i really like it.
    I was also looking for a music phone, and considered the nokia 5530 aswell, but opted for the nokia 5230 due to it being cheaper, and having a larger screen, and also 3G. If a good camera is important for you, or if wi-fi is, then go for the 5530. The music player is identical on both phones. However the 5230 comes with no memory card, or usb cable, and the 5530 comes with better headphones; wasn't really an issue for me though as i have sennheisers It is still an excellent music phone even though it isnt an xpressmusic handset.
    Just weigh up which to you is more important, 3G and a bigger screen (5230) or wi-fi, better camera, better looking imo (5530) and if it is worth the price difference.
    As a matter of fact, it isn't. I can do it on 5800XM. And just WiFi is bad, since it's good to surf and play online games and chat... camera not really...

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    5230 only has one speaker and no flash or light on the camera plus it has no front facing camera.

    Looks cute, just bought my daughter a pink one.

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    5530XM is not rubbish

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    Quote Originally Posted by ouyuguang
    5530XM is not rubbish
    Maybe not... everyone has different thoughts!

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    The 5530 does have GPS, and is capable of using the free maps from Nokia (3.03 and 3.04), at the Nokia Support Forums, some guys managed to use GPS on the 5530 by connecting it via bluetooth to a GPS receiver.

    IMO with a GPS receiver dongle in tow, 5530> 5230....

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    Default Re: [Question] 5230 or 5530XM

    Quote Originally Posted by PedroCst
    Hi! You must know me from v5 Cooking and Mooding Sections. I have a 5800XM. But, now, I want to buy... other Nokia touch phone!
    However, my operator doesn't have 5800XM anymore, and it just has N97/N97 Mini (out, because they are just too expensive...), 5230 Black/White and 5530 Red/Blue.

    So, I'd like know... which is the best one? I want a phone with a good music player, appelative, with GPS (only 5230 does ) and to talk (I know these aren't really phones to do many phone calls, but I love them...).

    Which one is the best? I'm focused on 5230, cause it's almost the same as 5800XM (out... ), and I hear 5530XM is quite rubbish...

    Cheers!
    Hi, Pedro,
    Both looks same here
    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone2=2832
    but if you want 3G then better to go with 5230, but I heard there is some 3G problem in 5230 (INDIA), so the company stopped producing 5230 here in India and they have launched 5233 (Now no more 5230 s here in India, Actually I enquired while purchasing my 5800, not even 1 month ago and I got the reply from Nokia Stores)..


 
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