One more thing,
No Company will ever release a mobile phone with all the great features combined into one model as it will decrease the sale of other models and will block the possiblity to frequently release new models with slight improvements in one or two features.
Some flaws are purposely introduced into every feature rich phone by the manufacturers to promote the sales of all the models within the category. Nokia 3230 is no exception (Mono sound output, no in-built settings to save messages to Memory Card etc.)
So, I say again, please don't panic.
Nokia 3230 is really a nice smartphone from Nokia. Most of the users giving negative comments are either using older firmware (v3.505 or v4.0526, just type *#06# to see yours) while the latest one is v4.0537, or they probably lack the knowledge about Symbian based phones.
Symbian operating system based phones are very much like your personal computer. If you run too many applications simultenously on either of them, they will become slow and might HANG. Symbian phones have the feature of automatic restart in case of hanging.
Just press and hold the 'menu' key for about 2 seconds to see a list of all the applications currently running on your phone. Exit from the applications you are not using by selecting the application icon and pressing 'c' key. This will greatly reduce the workload on your phone and it will run much smoother.
One more reason behind such hang ups is that many users get their RS-MMCs loaded with applications, games, sounds, movies etc by that local dealer from which they purchased the memory card. Not all of these local dealers are well-trained for installing application on your card. In most of the cases they use a pre-installed copy of the application you request (probably installed by some other smartphone on its card and then copied to the dealer's PC) and simply copy it to your memory card. This doesn't works all the times for all the applications. The proper way to install applications is to transfer the setup file of the application (.sis extension) to your phone's memory card, run this setup file from the file manager application and get your application installed.
Do not install many applications at once. Install one application, run it to confirm that it is working. Exit from it and then install the next application.
Many times the hangup may be due to some old and faulty Memory Card. Moreover using a high capacity memory card (about 512 MB or greater), reduces the phone's operating speed particularly when any application which uses memory card (as its storage medium is opened).
So please don't panic about the hang ups and speed of your Nokia 3230.
Do some research and read about symbian based phones. THEY ARE SMARTPHONES ONLY IF USED THE SMARTER WAY.
If you are uncomfortable with symbian phones simply switch to a non-symbian one (Nokia 6111, 6230i are very good choices).
i have an phone with the old firmware/software and it sucka, has so many bugs, so check that you opertator supports the new software (yes, it's just my luck, mine dosn't)
My intentions r to buy this phone but some people says that if u have a memory card 256mb than the phone hang's up quite regularly.Is it correct or no.Plez inform me via email.
I am using this cell(nokia 3230) since last three month. its features likes photo quality,fm radio,movie etc. are nice. I am very posetive to this cellphone.
this phone is kinda best choice among all the nokia phone..it feature are perfect!!But most regret is the sound system..its quite lousy actually..but..its still a good phone to me!!
its a very good sade phone... loveday thara ide.... awsome features
After reading these openions, I was looking for a phone with F/W 4.0526.2 and 1 1/2 month before I bought one. Up to now there is no any bugs with this phone. Annoying beeps before ringing is veeeery low and can be ignored. MP3 & redio sound quality is good with Headset but not with phone speaker. Outdoor photograph (with sunlight) are good, but indoor (without sunlight) photo quality is bad and gets blured. Automatic key pad lock is not with this version and if we want lock we can do that by pressing power button once and then select key pad lock. I should mention this also that is within this 1 1/2 months time, this restarted automatically twise. I am happy this phone and thanks for all who posted their comments here because those comments guided me to buy correct phone
mY name is ALi
i juz purchased diz mobile
n0w i gettinG 2 kn0w s0me min0r probs in diz mobile. e.g if phone memory is lower den 3MB den can't take any program(anything) via bluetooth n infrared..
can any one tell me da solution of diz type of minor problems......
n also tell me da disadvantages of diz ceLL which can't remove ..thank you
can anyone tell me that is there any problem in new phones or not?
Could anybody tell me how to put a picture eg. a .jpeg or .gif file for my screen saver. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have the answer post it as an opinion or email me. Preferably email. THANKS
Love everything bout my phone but am annoyed that I am missing calls because of the bad ringing volume,Can anyone help me to solve this,thanks
Hey ma name is Noman,
N i wanna tell u in most of the mobiles of nokia there is a limited recording so i suggest u to download psiloc extended recorder for ur phone it give u un limited recording .
for contact ma email adress is email@example.com
Its a nice phone with some good features. Only problem is the software issue which restarts the phone sometimes. Also the phone gets slow as the memory space decreases.
I have been using this phone for a year now, it works quite ok, but after I got the software updated. only drag is its mono music player, also the camera generates unnacessarily huge sized pictures.
overall i am satisfied with this phone.
Can anyone tell me how to retrieve lost memory card password from the phone.???
Nokia 3230 will use phone memory by default to receive files via bluetooth. It doesn't matter how much memory u have in the memory card. Which means u will only have the most about 3.5Mb to 5Mb file size limitation in general. The solution to this is to install the program thinkmms mentioned, which is MSDriveE.sis. It has been discussed many many times. Do a search here or online and I think u can easily find the file. Again, be warned though that it is a bit complicated if u wish to retain ur old SMS/MMS.
Get the program called Power Dictaphone by Symbianware. It can record hours of voice...depending on ur free memory I think. Once I tried about 40+mins before. U can even assign a hot ket and start/stop recording at a press of few button.
So far I think max. is 1Gb RS-MMC or 1Gb RS-DV-MMC (MMCmobile).
Anyone tried the route software on this device? Obviously it doesn't use GPS, but what's it like to use regardless?