pretty confusing to use, very bad screen resolution, i mean very very bad, its like worst nokia screen on a phone ever
Nokia 230 -- worst camera quality front and bact.
2 mega pixel picture size is 234 kb. please dnt buy and dnt waste your money
1,200mAh battery, which Microsoft promises is good for up to 27 days of standby...
bot!, 26 Nov 2015Dearest omid46, 1. This is not a Microsoft phone, this is a Nokia phone 2. This phone has no wifiDearest Google plus and gsmArena friend.I just read somewhere about that misinformation newsThanks a lot for correcting me that made me happy.Also it shows how cleaver people in gsmArena and Google plus are.Justice Rights.
I wish they switched to Bluetooth 4.0 already. It should be much more energy efficient.
pritvi, 25 Nov 2015there are devices like this with 5mp camera. you can manually look at some stores or online st... moreTried. Those 5mp cameras are mostly horrible, pictures look like oversized (oversampled?) 2-3mp pictures. I know, I've been looking for such phones for 3 years straight now. I mostly find chinesse no-name models, but they're horrible, few of the last decent phones: Nokia 6720 classic (decent camera), Samsung Esomething (5mp candybar phone, 3+ years old model). Sadly, there isn't a decent replacement yet, and the Samsung is all-plastic, gets really worn out in a year - its screen cover plastic is almost non-transparent now because of constant use for 2 years (my father carries phone with keys, can't help it). And he needs a big screen due to poor eyesight (sees things far away, but can't see small letters on a phone). My mother has 6720 classic, although she doesn't use smartphone features (symbian) at all, Nokia 230 wouldn't be a bad choice. But she, too, wants to take a picture with a phone occasionally. So I'm looking for a fast device with big screen and numberic keyboard, somewhat decent camera. Can't find it, though.
Milo, 27 Nov 20151. This is no smartphone, so using smartphone metrics is pretty pointless. 2. It's low-priced... moreread between the lines. . .i can say lots of other manufactures providing these not so smart features. . in this budget range. . .but this pointing towards the brand deceit. . .i bought a samsung phone just for 1700 something. .. when nokia was priced at 2500. . im quiet satisfied. . .and what does that sound to you ? END USER SATISFACTION . . .
meow-, 27 Nov 2015come on, why complain, that's not bad for 55 dollar phoneExactly.
Girish Balan, 27 Nov 2015Basic. . how many bugs do you want to hear that nokia doesnt even care to address. . .
1. all... more1. This is no smartphone, so using smartphone metrics is pretty pointless.
2. It's low-priced, so don't expect super cores and ludicrous RAM.
3. Its target audience is one that doesn't give a care about what apps they have.
4. The audience in (3) won't have a PC anywhere near your specs level.
5. It clearly wasn't meant for you. Go buy a flagship - that should suit your needs.
They're happy they can even buy a phone like this. You can also happy by leaving them alone, and buying the phone YOU truly want.
Ra.awake, 25 Nov 2015I think this is a basic phone for calling, messaging and listening music. Don't think we need ... moreBasic. . how many bugs do you want to hear that nokia doesnt even care to address. . .
1. all sound profiles volume goes to half after playing games
2. pre installed games are non removable and takes rs 50 on installation without prior notice
3. Saved ringtones gets changed to basic nokia ringtone after USB connection or mem card removal
4. Worst file manager ever. .. not even option to mark or select all. . .deleting and moving is chaos
5. The build is creeky over the back panel which fits around the entire half surface of the phone. .and dents on it make it hard to open or close as like on first use. .
6. The music player has no playlist option. . .only you can add one by one songs to favourite list which is limited by 100. ..100 fav songs for a phone that has 32 gb support. . im using one. . .
7. somehow the usb transfer speeds are limited to 614kbps , i have a UHS-1 card and my pc has i7 config with updated specs
8. The camera record 3gp video in 320x240 res. . .which has a bit rate higher than needed for mp4 recording on other phones. .and the video is barely watchable. . .all for a so-called 2 mp camera. .
9. Battery drains on edge usage. . .for calls its adequate. . same for watching videos. . .drains in 3 hours. .
10. the pre installed apps are useless. . and you cant even install a opera mini browser (which i guess has support for all other phones in the world, even for cheap chinese ones)
11. i tired of typing. . .the list goes on . . .keyboard, speaker shrills. . .now don say that other manufactures within this budget range doesnt supports all these. . .they actually do. . .the thing is that nokia spends loads on money on advertisements and bundled carrier offers, that they forget end user experience and customer support. . just like throw and use. . . there was a time when nokia was famous for base model handsets with these capabilities and usability. . nokia i dead. . . and this is why that is dead. . . .software. . .
lk.123, 26 Nov 20151. why not? whats the use off those apps which has different features in pc vs mobile. one not... more1. You don't. I'm pretty sure a most work that required OneNote would be done in a setting that had an actual desktop/laptop (which is probably company-issued anyway).
2. At least both Android and WP both have hotspot - that's all that matters now.
3. Ads are revenue streams - OS makers need it, especially considering that most users don't want to pay a single for anything.
4. It will survive because there is little money to be made from malware for WP anyway.
5. There are a million or so apps in PlayStore, and very little quality control - a nice recipe for problems. But yes, the stock Google apps are fine.
6. Those are the apps' problems. Not a lot of people make apps for Windows, and there is little incentive to update immediately.
Android received similar criticism when it was still new - look at where it is now. Windows will get there - it just needs some time and a lot of perseverance.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2015It seems that you and I have different opinions of what "power user" means. Playing Candy Crus... more"create wireless hotspots in a matter of 5 seconds (where everyone can connect - unlike Android, where hotspots are buggy and they don't allow some users to connect to them)" those "some" users are fapPle aijphoney users and that is because fapPle don't want you to connect ...
Hiu, 26 Nov 2015God forbid Microsoft putting a stripped-down version of the MS Office Suite on smartphones for... moreit is a stripped down version! tell me honestly have you ever used office in mobile? who uses. i am fed with those "resuming" screen every single time!
pritvi, 26 Nov 2015nop it is from Microsoft. it is a selfie phone for poor people no need for WiFi. I don't think... moreYes. They have. turn on your cellular data with another phone even in the field, and then turn on the hot spot. Now WiFi is available in any part of cellular coverage.