Having had the phone back for the weekend, I have a bit more info to share with you lot.
Well, the battery is brand new, so I'm having to condition it - I got it on sat 9am and it just died on me, 6pm on mon - 2 and a half days, intensive use. Not bad so far.
Also I got a 1gb card on it, with about 700mb of music, and it plays well. There is enough space left for videos/photos.
The rebooting problem is not there (yet). I've played with it a lot and it has not rebooted a single time. This is looking alright so far.
Also, the network is there, not dropping like before. The other phone was a constant yo-yo with the signal. This new one is good, always keeping it. I have it set on GSM rather than on dual mode (to save power, mainly).
The sound output is ok too. Music through the speakers is great, but the voice speaker is not as loud as i'd wanted it to be. It certainly is better than the 6233 I sent back, but nowhere near my old nokia 1101. Still, I've had calls while on the road and could hear ok, however the volume is set at 10
Everything else is cool so far. The only thing I would like to see improved is the volume of voice calls - needs adjusting Nokia! come on, get it done!!.
Anyway guys, this is it. The phone is certainly better, and i reckon that if the new firmware fixes its little issues, than we have a winner.
To people askig about lenght of video recording - this depends on where you save the file to. If you choose the mem card, then it takes whatever the mem card allows you to. Certainly more than 5 minutes. My phone has a 1gb card, I used up about 700mb, and I stil can record 15mins 22secs at top quality setting. So there you are.
The band around the phone is steel. My other nokia 6233, which got dropped 3 times, once in hard concrete, did not display any signs of plastic damage, just a small dent. Obviously I cannot prove it, but maybe nokia invented a super power steel like plastic? (just kidding)
It is best to contact your service provider - It normally is a network problem - the phone recognises it easily.
Hi, Im thinking about buying a New 6233 but need your advise as to what is the most common problems if any?? and whether i would need to upgrade the software on it or not from the standard Factory software?
I plan to be using the phone for work and Personal use. Your advise and help will be appreciated.....Many thanks....D.
any1 no hw to set the internet on the nokia 6233 on dual mode. ??
Please someone tell me how long is video recording, is it 5 minuts or 60 minuts. please, thanks
i think some ppl dont know what is steel from plastic and may be some phones out there are not orignal ppl should know tht only steel gets hot and cold....
hey, i am also a 6233 owner,correct me if i'm wrong but the steel frame is not actually made from metal i think its plastic as well. just made to look like metal after time if u ever drop it (lets hope we all don;t) or scratch it will reveal the plastiness.
I need help...My 6233, after just a month stopped showing the caller ID in both calls and messages. Once in a while it shows, but most of the time no. Do I need to upgrade the software? Mine in V3.70, and how to do it? Otherwise its a fine handset!
I have this phone for 2 weeks (after 6111) and I love it. Battery last 3-4 days (depend on using it) and it works without any problem.
I don't know if somebody already wrote about it but anyway:
1. If your SMS late, meaning you receive it at 12.00h and in message details is other data, than set your TIME ZONE as GMT and set your clock on normal time as it is in that moment. Further, no more late
2. I discovered CUT/COPY-PASTE function in sms. So if you like to copy part of one message and paste it into new one - you can do it easily (in options mark text, copy, than go to new one and paste it).
3. You should insert your mmcard inmediately after starting phone, because more extras are on it, not in phone memory.
4.I trasnfered a lot of data through bluetooth, it works genial. And PC suite, which came in box is very simple and nice (I had certain problems with my earliers nokias and pc suite, now don't have).
Hope I could help you a little bit. Regards!
>>> When it comes to design and quality, don't cheat yourself by demeaning 6233. It's made of high quality steel against w810i's plastic...
dont mislead readers by saying the unit is made of high quality steel. The only steel part is the border part design of the fone, which i think makes it heavier, the rest is plastic too like the w810i.
yah, 6233 phone features are ok. but, as what i said in my previous posts, i was not pleased with its reliability and the ringing/message tone bug even with upgraded software.
Also, higher value to cheaper one, for me is a downgrade. :-)
I noticed that on the Nokia site too, but it's not correct. You can connect the phone to a USB port on a PC using a CA-53 data cable. You can then use the phone as an external storage device, meaning the microSD card appears as a drive on the PC, and you can use Nokia PC Suite. Hope that clears things up!
In my opinion, this seems like the perfect phone...if only it had a front camera.
Can the phone connect to a PC via a USB cable? From the pics, it seems there is a USB port, but the Nokia site syas there is no USB connectivity. Kinda confused about this.
Upgrade doesn't necessary mean getting a more expensive phone. In term of most functions (not to talk about camera) 6233 beats W810i. Even when it comes to mp3 software, i personally prefer nokia's as it can sort playlist by folder's location and song title remains on phone's standby screen unlike sony ericsson's which will only flash by on the top.
When it comes to design and quality, don't cheat yourself by demeaning 6233. It's made of high quality steel against w810i's plastic.
I've ever own w810i and while I'm impress with it's camera and the nice black walkman earpiece, what i need is more to a reliable phone.
Music player go ipod or creative, as for camera, having photo taking as a hobby, none, not even k800i can take a decent picture compared to my 4 year old panasonic lumix which is only a entry level digital camera.
My 2cent. Peace too.. :-)
I am having an 6233 with lots of problem not happy with it. Understand my firends E60 also has problems further not all the softwares for the functions are released. Nokia with higher end phones are definitely not reliable.
I intend to purchase a brand new nokia 6233. Can someone tell me more on this phone. The advantage and disadvantage of it.. Please advice.
if we put 1 gb and more memory card to 6233? it will affect the phone speed?
timer in camera is available?
I have just purchased this phone and have some lame Qs to ask:
1) Is MicroSD & transflash cards the same, but just different name?
Because, some sandisk cards have "transflash" written on the card, while others have "microSD", does both work on this phone?
2) Are sandisk or kingston cards better?
3) What is the correct wallpapaper picture size to fit the ph's sreen? (ie: 100 * 200 etc)