Nokia 5233 since its launch has gathered many buyers for itself. With its affordable price tag and all the multimedia features it falls in the very economical touch screen mobile phones category in the market. It is one of those few low budget phones that offer stylish looks, combined with great music quality giving strong competition to other mobile phone companies. Nokia has always been one company on which users generally rely with closed eyes. Having used Nokia phones once, users don’t generally like moving on to any other mobile phone company.

Features & Specs

Nokia 5233 is available in Black, White and Gray colours. This candybar TFT touchscreen mobile phone has EDGE, GPRS and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 network. V2.1 Bluetooth with A2DP and fax connectivity is also available. However, the phone lacks Wi-fi connectivity. There is one micro SD/SDHC slot available which can expand memory up to 32 GB and the internal memory is a good 70 MB. The 3.2 inch display screen gives a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels with 16 million colours.

The picture resolution given out by the phone is excellent. The 4.4 x 2 x 0.6 inches camera sports a 2.0 megapixels camera with maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels with digital zoom and auto focus but lacks flash. Recording videos is also possible through the camera and its performance has seen to be great. SMS, MMS, T9 Text Function and Emailing can be done through the mobile phone. FM radio along with eAAC, Mp3, WAV and WMA compatible audio player are also present in the phone.

The phone has a 3.55 mm audio jack with impressive sound quality. The operating system installed in the phone is Symbian v9.4. The phone weighs 4 oz. and is easy to carry. Among its other advantageous features comes the free Ovi Maps and A-GPS support. The volume control buttons are given on the right side of the panel of mobile making it easy for the user to adjust volume settings.


The music player of the phone performs excellently when heard through the earphones but on loudspeaker the volume is not loud enough. The Touch UI of the phone has seen to be not smooth enough by the users. The scrolling down of the page is inconsistent. The camera fares better in video shooting than still photographs. The battery backup of the phone is also fair and not bad at all. The resolution given out by the display is excellent and viewing pictures is a great experience for any user.

The Verdict !

Nokia 5233 is a very good buy with a low price tag and great multimedia features any phone can offer in this price range.