Nokia 5233

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Nokia 5233/5228[1]
File:Nokia 5233.jpg
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM/EGPRS Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPS
Availability by country worldwide except some countries
Predecessor Nokia 5230
Form factor Candybar, Touchscreen
Dimensions 105 x 50 x 14.5 mm
Weight 107 g
Operating system Symbian OS v9.4 S60v5 (Firmware version 51.1.002 as of latest update)
CPU Single CPU, 434 MHz ARM11
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 256 MB NAND, 81 MB Internal User Storage
Removable storage microSD memory card slot, with hot swap, Official maximum support of 16GB; may run up to 32GB class 10 microSD cards with lags
Battery BL-5J 3.7V 1320mAh or BL-5J 4.3V 1420mAh Li-Ion standard battery, 2 mm Nokia Charger connector
Data inputs Touchscreen with Nokia Dynamic Intelligent Layouts, proximity sensor, accelerometer, Dedicated key for Camera, Dedicated Volume keys, Power, Send, End & Menu Button, Xpress Access Touch Button for Media and Internet Services, Voice commands
Display nHD TFT Resistive touchscreen, 3.2 inches 640 x 360 with 16:9 picture
Rear camera 2.0 megapixels (1600 x 1200px )
Media AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 2 VGA / H.263 H.264 QVGA), M4A, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, SP-MIDI, MIDI Tones (poly 64), RealAudio 7,8,10, True tones, WAV, WMV 9/10, RealVideo 9/10, rv, rmvb, 3gp. 3gg2, FM radio with RDS and Auto-Tune, Integrated speaker
Connectivity USB Micro B 2.0 High-Speed; 3.5 mm Nokia AV Headphone-AV Connector, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR/A2DP),
Development status Available [2]

Nokia 5233, also known as Nokia 5228 in some markets, is a Symbian-based smartphone launched by Nokia in 2010, and, by the time of its release, was Nokia's cheapest touchscreen smartphone.[3] It runs on S60 5th edition and its form factor is similar to the 5230, 5235 and 5800 models. As with the Nokia 5800, the 5233 also has a compatibility mode for Java applications that are not touchscreen-aware. It works by using part of the screen for displaying the essential buttons required by the program.


  • Display– 3.2-inch, TFT, 640×360 pixels with 16:9 ratio (nHD), 16 million colors, Resistive touchscreen.
  • Hardware- ARM11 434 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, up to 81 MB internal memory and up to 16GB microSD support, 1320 mAh 3.7 V/ 1420 mAh 4.2 V Li-ion battery(BL-5J).
  • Camera- 2-megapixel CMOS camera (f/2.8 aperture, 3.7 mm focal length, fixed focus, 1600x1200 resolution), video recording 640x480 @ 30fps
  • Connectivity– GSM quad band (850/900/1800/1900), EDGE class B with multislot 32, TCP/IP support, Bluetooth version 2.0, USB2.0 (micro USB port), 3.5 mm  class 33 audio jack, Nokia VPN Support.
  • Web- Native Nokia browser with full HTML, xHTML browsing along with JavaScript, Flash Lite and partial HTML5 support, RTSP( Web TV), FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air ).
  • Email and Messaging- IMAP, POP and SMTP on device with attachment and SSL/TLS support.
SMS, MMS, Email & Push Mail Service and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging

Keys and input method

  • Stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full Screen QWERTY and Alphanumeric keyboard, handwriting recognition)
  • Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share on-line, Video Centre and web browser
  • Voice commands
  • Physical keys for application launch key (menu key), send & end, power, camera, lock, volume rocker, slide unlock


User response

Although said to be a downgraded but more stable version[6] of Nokia 5800, it gained popularity among lower-end users because of its low cost compared to similarly capable phones.

The sound output from the internal speaker is notoriously low (to compensate for the fidelity perhaps). The phone is provided with a standard Nokia S^1 (S60v5) browser (upgradable after firmware updates), and provides the standard Nokia multimedia Gallery with images and videos in the same label. Being a Resistive touch phone, Nokia 5233 sports a large, 360×640-pixel, 3.2-inch display screen with a quick touch response. The stylus is given for good feeling. The display of the device is good, with exact reproduction of colors. The positive aspect is its video recording feature, which is highly likable due to its 30 fps recording ability with nHD feature (640×360 resolution). The still images of the 2.0 mp camera is good, with low noise. On the other hand, the procedure of removing the SIM card from this device is somewhat complicated, and the user must know how to before doing it themselves.

Multimedia experience is good with a wide support of video codecs (excluding .avi, .divx and .mpg), ability to play high quality videos at the bit rate of up to 2600 kbit/s and resolution up to 640×480, 3D sound experience (through headphones), and inbuilt image and video editing software. The screen resolution is good and its Symbian operating system with multitasking support makes it a perfect smartphone in the low-end segment.

The updated firmware V51.1.002 fixes most of the bugs and the issues, the phone feels much more stable than before. The browser has also been updated to version 7.3 adding tabbed browsing, limited HTML5 and Microsoft Silverlight support and a refreshed UI. The swipe-to-unlock feature has also been added.

See also


  1. Europe - Nokia 5233 Specifications,
  2. Nokia 5233 - Full phone specifications. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  3. (retrieved on Dec 2010)
  4. Nokia 5233 - Full phone specifications. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  5. Google Drive. Retrieved on 2013-12-09.
  6. (retrieved dec 2010)