Pat B. from Marikina City DM'd TP this question earlier,
"TP, I saw your new post on Nokia 5235 XM. It looks a lot like my 5230 XM. Is 5235 a lot different from my phone?"
Hi Pat! Thanks for the inquiry!
First, check out the photos:
Nokia 5235 XpressMusic
Nokia 5230 XpressMusic
As you can see, 5235 looks tad more svelte than 5320. I think 5235's chrome edges really makes the phone look more solid, attractive and expensive than its predecessor. 5230, on the other, looks - in my opinion - plain plasticky.
Music-features-wise, unlike 5230, 5235 XM gives you unlimited access to Nokia Music Store for 12-18 months free of cost, which is an amazing deal.
But that's just about how far their differences go. These two phone are practically the same. They share the same specs and even similar dimensions - 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc - to be exact. Heck, even their prices are almost same at around Php 9,500 - Php 10,000.
What are the specs?
OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
ARM 11 434 MHz processor
360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches Resistive Touchscreen
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Handwriting recognition
70 MB storage
microSD, supports up to 16GB
GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels camera at the back
Video Recording - VGA@30fps
Battery life: 458 hours on 2G / Up to 438 hours 3G
Talktime Up to 7 hours on 2G / Up to 4 h 18 min 3G
Ah, and another thing that they share: NO Wifi Support
There you go. :)