my nokia 3230 can't active the speaker. i need real skema hardware for it.please send e_mail to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you have WMA Plus 1.2 software...sound interesting...mayb i can explore it...my email email@example.com. Thanks bro..
To comfirm ur problem...maybe u can change ur sim card to other phone...if in other phone u can send sms, mayb u have problem with phone...but if in other phone still cant send sms...mayb problem with ur sim card...so contact ur provider...
Hey Guys & Techs...
i read almost all the opinions abt 3230 and got confused..actually i am looking forward to buy this mobile..
Can anybody giude me what shall i do..does this phone really have any kind of problem or its just the result of mishandling....i'll be more than happy to c the answer..
Hey there...3230 is really fantastic...i have one problem though...I can't send sms for the last 2 months..I've tried turning it on and off but nothing happened..how do I fix it? thank you very much and all the best...
First off all i thanks to Tech for you all advises. I use your advises and this makes positif results and i agree all off your oppinions.
if you want recieve your inbox messages to MMC please install MSVDRIVE to your 3230. this is small application only 1 kb.
well this phone has a problem with its battery life. when used together with its memory card, the battery tends to drain faster than without the memory card. sigh...
I readed your comments about the speaker on the phone,i agree its not loud,but listen if you are not satisfied buy you aoriginal nokia stereo headset it will rocks.The speakers are 0,5 Wats and its very useful.
Hi! I am from Singapore! Nokia 3230's camera great! Can play MP3 but sometime cannot control volume... Performance abit slow foe me! Always hang... Need to upgrade software right? I not using 3230 now...
Is it true that firmware update to the latest version can improve the mp3 sound quality? Beacuse i think this fone's sound is too bad even when i compared it with 6600 or 6630
I am using 3230 last six months.
How to change Inbox messages memmory from Phone memmory to card memmory.
If any one know this pls let me know
Thanks in advance
Viking MP3 player does not have any issues in my 3230. However I still prefer WMA Plus 1.2 It allows to play .wma (windows media audio) files. WMA files can be compressed to 1/5th of the size of a MP3. The quality diminishes but since the 3230 speaker is small hence it makes no difference. I do have some .mp3 songs also. Reducing the size to .wma is good because 1 MP3 file needs 6 MB encoded at 128kbps or higher. But a 32kbps .wma file needs only 1 to 1.2 MB. Hence a 512 MB RSMMC Card can hold close to 470-480 .wma songs !!! The idea is to listen to music. For quality music you have your music system. Usually I have a good collection of soft songs which are melodious. Besides 3230's mono speaker produces soft sound because it kills high shrill treble sound found in 6680/6681/N70 etc) and because its speaker cannot play high frequency treble. This makes listening to soft melodious songs even more enjoyable on the 3230. Nokia may have thought that it is giving less in this phone, but you got it wrong Nokia. It's really great. I feel reluctant to exchange my 3230 for a higher end Nokia. I may buy a higher end Nokia later when their prices come down to "actual and real" prices, but certainly I am not going to give my 3230's soft sounds and multi function features and great color / saturation / brightness ratio eben in 65K colours.
For Camera softwares, if you install any other camera softwares then the original Nokia camera application ceases to function. Hence I removed all of such camera applitions. I use Photorite SP 5.2.2 which functions without any problem in the 3230. It has 8x zoom also and some funny lenses and mirrors effects which is really great. It lets the nokia default camera application also work simultaneously. Which is how it should be.
Installation of too many softwares sometimes leave default Nokia applications inactivated, which is not recommended because the default Nokia apps are meant to do their tasks perfectly. So if you find some default Nokia apps stop functioning, then immediately remove those apps.
I like that people are going in for this phone by reading these reviews. It's money well spent which is what matters most, but only if you know how to handle a smart phone, okay?
H i m Abdullah, there is a problem with my 3230.i hav bought this fone last week.it use to restars regularly.But than i Upgraded it firmware version to 5.06. but after that i has restarted 3 times.but from 3 days it has't restarted.Plz anyone tell me what to do.Do i sale it.Plz i m in troble.Bye
Can u tell me the site 2 get camera fx 2.50 working on 3230. Can u also tell me what is the maximum time of 3230's batery.Bye
Get PhotoRite SP v5.2.5 and CameraFX Pro v2.5. They are among the best camera programs which run in my 3230.
I wish to voice out that I have been using a 1Gb memory card for about 3 months now and I didn't find problem so far. Before this I used to have 512mb for about 8 months without problem too.
Nokia 3230 is one of the best phones avilable. Fisrtly its NOKIA and it's very easy to use and processing is also smooth. So people go for NOKIA 3230 instead of any other phone even 7710
Thats it. im getting this one.. the review i found in this page is quite impressive there is no doubt left about this mobile.. im going to get it. I was thinkin bout RS MMC i hope i can use it normally with a 2gb one, w/e thanx 4 the review and opinions 2.. See yaa! Rgrds from Peru
first off all i have to say to use 512mb mmc or higher is not a problem for 3230. i still use 512mb.
i agree all off your oppinion you say about 3230. but i have some questions
1) i installed viking mp3 player 3.50 (wich you recommend me) but it makes some problems when it plays 3 or more mp3
2) camera utility softwares (such as flexycam, albiocam, lenses, photografer etc.) cant work in my phone. they installed but not works.
please say me some advises. can you use this programs or like this
its very beatiful mobile but i want know if ican record songs from fm radio
hi every body.
this is my first blog on this page ,though i am following every single e comments posted here by all 3230 users accross the globe for the last couple of months. then even reading all those comments posted by numerous users, i thought of trying my luck and decided to bring this phone for myself . well, i thing my gamble paid off very successfully as i got a wonderful phone.
this phone is truely amazing.ever since i bought it about three months back , it never got hanged for a single moment. i have inserted a 1 GB card off late which is occupied with 937MB space with 134 mp3 songs, 56 music videoes ,20 games (beside the phone memory ones). 85 themes ,40 sound files . more than 200 high resolution pics and STILL IT ROCKS!!! it never get slow down , can play 8 softwire systems simulteniously with ease.
camera is awesome ,video is not bad . mp3 sound good, fm radio once again crystal clear.
have a low ringing tone volume though . its ok with me since i dont expect everyone around me to dance around with the ringtone of my phone .it vibrates even in silent mode properly.
all features are up to date. you can download lot of softwires like
i have installed softwires like KEYLOCKER( which ended my worries of how to avail one touch key lock system in my phone)
beside this i hv installed FSCALLER,ANTI VIRUS,SMART MOVIES, WOWSCREEN,CAMPRO,FEXPLORER(you can delete any installed unwanted softwire from here . have support files of each system , same as a computer),IMAGEPLUS,SMSLOVE,SPYCALL,ULTRA MP3, CAMERAM,SNAPSHOTS,ANOTHER STEREO MP3 PLAYER WITH GRAPHIC EQUALISERS. in games i have VOLLEYBALL, TRIZ,S-TRIS,SNAKE,SKYFORCE,TENNIS,SKYFORCE,MICROPOOL, POWERBALL,RISING,PLANET ZERO,LOCK AND LOAD,MB2,FIRE STORM,FIREBALL,BOUNCE,ANGELFISH,MAGIC BROWSER, HUNTER,PRINCE-SOT beside them i have three games which comes with the phone itself . they are AGENT-V .RALLY PRO,WARRIOR.all softwires work properly . my phone memory has more than 300 phone nos saved. this is really a cool smart symbian phone which absolutely has no hang ups which does not creat a large hole in your pocket while bying it but provides you with so many stand out features within this price limit. i think its absolutely non comparisible with any of the phones of the same fraternity. thats precisely my consent. on the other hand with its thin body and sleek looks it is quite adorable and best in transit.
the tones are low but loud enough to get noticed of, inside a crowded train . maybe not as loud as 6270. its no doubt a good buy in all sence if you are looking for a smart phone with lots of feature in a limited price range.
the softwire of my phone is V 4.0526.2.I didnt upgraded it yet.didsnt felt of doing it either.
lastly i would like to add that with so much things included still in my phone memory card 42 MB SPACE IS FREE!!!!
i have a gprs connection which enables me to browse advanced gprs system without softwire upgradation at all.
i am quite obsessed with my 3230 which i think is allready understood by the reader while reading this review.
i cant blame it on myself for this.,anybody at my place having such an entertaining phone would have done same i believe........
Hi All Tech here once again.
There are 8 more reasons why Nokia 3230 reboots. It's a mishandling and usage problem on your end. You need to learn how to use a tech device and a smartphone. If you still cannot then smart phones are not meant for you :)
1) Why the Nokia 3230 may reboot - It is a normal feature even in Windows 2000 / XP etc that when you close windows by power button without proper closing then upon reboot it scans the disk for errors and then goes inside windows. Scanning the disk for file and directory errors is a must for windows to perform.
Sometimes some applications (like my Nokia Web Gallery application) damage the phone directories or mem card directories when it browses the web and allows user to download applications. Sometimes it is not able to write the file directly to your phone and you may find the phone stops responding or if it cannot take it then it restarts abnormally. Abnormal restart means that phone file directory structure may have got damaged (just like windows pc is shut down by power button without windows shutdown feture). Windows PC scans the disk before restarting and corrects file and directory errors but there are not enough functions in the Nokia 3230. I have seen such directory errors when you browse the mem card on your laptop. Windows is also unable to scandisk the mem card and replace the errors. In such a case, I have a complete backup of the phone memory and mem card on my laptop which i rewrite on the 3230's mem card using windows Explorer and my proper running backup on laptop for the Nokia 3230.
This is essential because whenever you try to run an application which references the damaged file structure on the phone memory and mem card, then it cannot read the bad file structure, so it reboots.
2) Nokia 3230 has a processor speed of only 133 Mhz, approximate. Which is sufficient for normal applications. However if you install applications and games which are 3D or need memory / processor extensive usage then if the Nokia 3230 finds it beyond the capacity of the processor then it will reboot to protect the phone's processor from heating up to such an extent that it gets burned up. So your Nokia 3230 is just trying to protect its processor ir it prevents wrong access to files which are referencing a damaged file structure (which can overwrite files elsewhere and overwrite something else's data).
3) The Nokia 3230 has 1403 KB of free space in its RAM - Random Access Memory. If applications use up all of this memory space and if any other application tries to demand more memory then the 3230 refuses and it reboots.
4) Your phone's RAM may be damaged. In such a case also phone may reboot
5) Hardware defect cannot be ruled out which may extend to phone processor, memory and basic chip etc etc.
6) Your battery just ran out. And the running application needs battery when there is none. So it will restart.
7) You may have used up all phone memory by clicking your camera non stop and shooting video when all of that gets stored on the phone memory. Copy all pics / videos to your PC / Laptop and free up space in phone memory / mem card
8) Store all SMS / contacts / Software installations on the mem card and not on the phone memory. It will clear memory used and free space for other applications.
9) Buggy software can prevent restarting for ever !!! Remember. There are some voice recognition softwares with such problems. Never install such high level softwares.
The Nokia 3230 just has MP3 mono 64 kbps sound generation capability problem which Nokia has done it purposefully because this phone uses Symbian OS version 7. Symbian OS version 8 and higher allow stereo sound. It's a OS limitation in its definitions of what Sybmian OS 7 can and cannot do and its not a Nokia 3230's defect. Inspite of it it can play good and clear sound. Just connect it to a music system, you can find some songs good enough with clear bass and sufficient clarity / treble. Remember 3230 is just a phone. It's not a music system. Your iPod and creative mp3 players have much better features because they focus on MP3 playing only. 3230 has a small speaker which plays decent sound in mono which is soft on the ears when controlled by proper equalizer softwares and through newer applications which have more better volume control features. Handsfree sound is pretty clear. Just call people / receive calls through the handset and see the amazing sound quality. It's crystal clear voice. Even some songs have good bass and trebel sound. It depends on the kind of recording done. Proper sound is best found on latest digital songs and videos. You can buy a handset ear phones from a local guy for cheap price, then cut the headphones and attach the wire to your music system by soldering the wires to proper plugs which your music system uses. Now listen songs on your music system at a much better sound quality. Ain't that smart? The new Nokia's have a normal 3.5 mm connector capability to connect the Nokia directly to the music system The Nokia 3250 has that feature also. Also SE W800 i also has that. You buy a phone for the purpose you want it for and then stop complaining for things which it cannot do. I can write 100's of things which the SE W800i cannot do. You will never buy that phone ever then. But it's not my intention. It's a cute phone also with limited functionality.
Dropping the phone is not recommended. It's not a work - horse. Keep proper care. You spent money on it now take good care. Or if you just a little careless then its time to change yourself a bit.
Casing material is just average. You can however buy a phone cover for it or Nokia's body for a brand looking phone.
The beep before calls is to alert you about a phone call so that you can keep a thumb on its speaker especially during corporate meetings / teleconferences / meetings with your seniors. It's rude to let the phone go BEEPS in front of the management. You can immediately put it to silence mode by the right selection key. It's a sensible fearure according to me especially when I forget to put it to meeting mode before meetings.
If your phone cannot play midi files, then load the midi files through the nokia music software which comes with Nokia connectivity suite. Create a new midi file specially made for 3230, then upload it. It will play !
The SE W800i is not a symbian OS. Remember it does not have an operating system which allows the use to control application installation and ask the phone to do things which it was never programmed to so. The Nokia 3230 can do 1,000,000,000 things which the SE W800i etc and other phones from Samsung etc (Non Symbian) can never do because their default OS is over protective. Can you write a software for your SE W800i to disconnect a particular no whom you do not want to entertain and send it a SMS never to call you? Nokia 3230 can do if you know how to write the software. Besides Nokia 3230 and other Nokia's colors and menus are more natural than W800i's orange colored screen. After some time the Bright Orange will drive you nuts. Fortunately Nokia 3230 has themes support. You can install 100000s of themes for Spiderman / Kylie Minouge / Bradd Pitt / Angelina Jolie / Mercedes / Sports etc etc and each one more colorful than the other. It keeps you attracted to the Nokia 3230. It's a new phone each day. Some new themes allow 3D and moving GIFs as wallpapers like the snowfall, lighthouse shining, green meadows waving in air, waterfalls etc. They are too cool. Most Series 40 phones from Nokia and other panasonic , SE, Samsung can never do them. But 3230 and other smart phones can.
The Nokia 3250 is a music phone It has 1 GB of memory and can store songs in it. So the sound problem is taken care of in the Nokia 3250. Though it may not have some features which 3230 has.
I am able to use 1000MB of memory without any slowing down or rebooting. It has 4 full length movies of 2.5 hours each, 20 or so music videos, around 100 songs and loads of softwares. It's really great !