i have been using this phone for almost an year now.will discuss the ups & downs ups 1. large well lit display 2. decent battery backup (lasts for 2 days with moderate use) 3. great themes & apps from ovi store 4. camera is great - mentioned as 2mpx but works like 5 mpx in good light, you can take good 3x5 prinouts of the photos 5. good music player with equaliser 6. inbuilt browser is slow, but you can install opera mobile & it will work fine 7. e mail facilities are good - you can customise the phone to check for mails every 10 minutes 8. comes loaded with facebook app - bonus for facebook addicts 9. can use it as a modem via ovi suite 10. the keypad works as qwerty when phone held in landscape mode downs 1. the phone heats up with heavy use - if you surf the net for some 20-30 minutes or play games for long, the handset heats up like a toaster (many of my friends have this set, all have the same complaint) 2. NO 3G or GPS - spend sm 600-800 bucks more and you get its big bro "5230" which is 3G and GPS enabled 3. if you use the net frequently (i mean reading emails 4-5 times a day, music for some 30-40 minutes & checking your facebook a/c sm 4-5 times), the battery won't last for a day 4. touch experience isn't that good - its irritating sometimes when the phone doesn't respond 5. symbian is dragging slow - load too much music & apps & the phone begins to hang 6. delicate (all touch phones are) - my friend dropped it once and had to shell out some 1500 bucks on repair - so be cautious i will recommend that you get 5230 if you can spend sm 800 extra bucks and if your budget is 8-9k rs, forget buying nokia - get an android phone, you'll love it buy 5233 only if you are on a very tight budget (i was when i bought this) - the phone is a decent one in this range will give it 3 out of 5 hope the review was helpful
hi everyone this is a great buy for me i know it does not has 3G wifi or anroid but its touch is marvellous nokia 5230 is better but 5233 rockzzzzz
nokia 5233 price before 1 & 1/2 year had Rs. 6100/- But now price same, how is it possible yar........
i bought dis cell jst b4 5 days with 4GB memory card at d cost of 400 rs and i change my headphne WH-102 and take WH-701 headpne its awesome and pay d extra 350 rs so total i pay 6800 rs n m really happy with it....i can install all .sis file and specially theme. camera is exelent lyk 3.2MP volume is bit low bt nw nokia give profetional volume not lyk china mobile every day you have to charge ur mobile bt its bcoz of large display it consumes mre battery you can njoy awesome clarity in vidio
os, touch, external port for sim card lyk memory card, camera result is awesome and vidio is so clear n resolutn is 640*420 clarity is awesome....
battery, lack of led flash and 3G
beat the any other phone at this price..
battery long life