The Nokia 5228 was and still is a popular smartphone based on Symbian platform and very cheap. It can be see mostly at teenagers.
Above the screen it has the proximity sensor next to the ear piece speaker and a touch button under the proximity which activated a pop-up menu. Under the screen it has three hardware buttons: two call buttons and between them is the home button. On the left side we find the microSD and SIM slots. On the right side it has the volume rocker, the lock/unlock slide button and the dedicated camera button. At the top it has the power button, the 3.5mm jack and a microUSB slot.
The TFT resistive display has 16 million colors. It has a diagonal of 3.2 inches. It supports a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels and a pixel density of 229ppi. It also has handwriting recognition. Thanks to the high pixel density the display image is very colorful and bright. The sun light legibility is very good too.
The camera has only a 2MP camera but the pictures are very good for this resolution and I say this from my own experience. Of course when you put the photos on a larger screen like your own desktop the image is quite pixilated. The recorded videos have VGA resolution at 30 fps and the quality is not too bad.
At connectivity it has on 2G data connection through EDGE and no 3G connection is available. It also has a Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and a microUSB v2.0 slot. No Wi-Fi connection is available. The browser has Adobe Flash Lite support it works fine but it is a bit restricted by the 2G data connection.
The Symbian OS v9.4 release 5 power up the phone and the 434 MHz ARM 11 processor. The amount or RAM memory is 128 Mb. Internal storage has 70 Mb but it can be extended up to 16 GB through a microSD card. The phone has accelerometer and proximity sensors.
The Nokia 5228 has two colors: black and white and has various back cover colors.
The 1320 mAh battery has a very long life. It has a standby time of 432 hours and a talk time of 7 hours. In real life the battery can keep the phone alive for about four days of moderate use.