Nokia subtracts two features - GPS & 3G - from Nokia 5230, and calls it Nokia 5228

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 09 Jun 2010
Nokia subtracts two features - GPS & 3G - from Nokia 5230, and calls it Nokia 5228

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Nokia 5228

The Nokia 5228 was announced without fanfare yesterday. Built on the same software and design, the Nokia 5228 and 5230 are nearly identical full touch phones, except that the former lacks GPS navigation and 3G connectivity, and is priced marginally lower.

While they both have 3.2-inch (360x640) resistive touchscreens and 2MP cameras, it is reported that the newer 5228 will not support video recording of VGA @ 30 fps quality like the 5230, but instead only nHD @ 30 fps, though this may just be a typo.

Powered by the same 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery as the 5230, the 5228 supposedly offers up to 33 hours of non-stop music playback or 4 hours of video playback. The phone will come in two colours, black and white, but feature back panels options of blue, yellow, silver, dark silver, red, or pink. It will begin retailing in Europe for 139 Euro (approx Rs. 7,820). The 5230 was launched 8 months ago, for 150 Euro (approx Rs. 8,450). At such a marginal price difference, we wonder why anybody in their right minds would give up two features and free voice navigation?

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900


111 x 51.7 x 14.5 mm, 83 cc


113 g


360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches, TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors


2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels


70 MB storage, 128 MB RAM


Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall

Call records

Detailed, max 30 days


microSD, up to 16GB


Class 32


Class 32




microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP


ARM 11 434 MHz processor


3.5 mm audio jack, supports  MP3 / WAV / eAAC / WMA


640x360 @30fps recording, supports MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV


Black, White; various back covers


Stereo FM radio with RDS


Yes downloadable


Black, White; various back covers


Yes, MIDP 2.1


Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J), standby up to 432 hours, talk time up to 7 hours, and music play up to 33 hours

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