For all who are still using the old firmware, please update to the latest and you should have a pretty decent Nokia 3230.
New data package v37.0 (MCU SW 4.0537.0) has been released for RM-51.
Changes/improvements made from MCU SW v 4.0526.2 to v 4.0537.0:
- SW support for new Bluetooth module added
- Improvement for pairing devices
- Improved handling of volume control when music player is stopped by incoming phone call
Changes/improvements made from MCU SW v3.0505.2 to v4.0526.2:
- Call and network management
- A warning tone just before the ringing tone is played due to safety
reason, but the sound level has been reduced by 10dB
- Warning tone is not played when the ringing tone is set to “Off”
- Improved handling of GPRS request from network enabling streaming at high rate
- Improvement for browser when trying to access some specific web pages
- The UPD range was previously limited to the range 6970-32000 and now the supported range is 1024 (0x400) and 65535 (0xFFFF)
- The phone enables a use of vibra also in the “silent” profile
- The message symbol blinks when the phone memory is full and the symbol discontinues after messages have been deleted.
- The session control has been improved to ensure proper handshake with the network so all MMS’s sending acknowledgements are better interpreted by the phone
- “Agent V” will be muted when the silent profile is selected
- The phone's SIM Driver has been update to be able to handle NULL strings send from the Gemplus SIM card, and thereby enabling improved roaming
- Improvement for Java application in order to avoid a memory leak in Java games
- Improvement for the start-up sequence when starting up the phone
- Improvement in camera picture quality when preview the taking (1xmode) image
- Updated made to the camera driver, when the camera is used for still pictures in Night mode and if the camera needs to refocus
- Improvement when muvee clip created
- Improvement for MP3 sound quality
Guys guys, pls be polite to each other ok.
BTW, I think even with firmware upgrade there's no stereo mp3. I don't really observe much sound quality improve either.
I think phone comparison is a very subjective issue. It really depend what u want actually. 6630 has faster processor and it's running Symbian OS8. It can run many new 3D games which I find 3230 can't run or running very slow. 6630 allows variable zoom for it's video recording but 3230 don't.
However 3230 has radio and infrared. And one more very important feature (to me) is that it got a joystick instead of navi-buttons. In fact this was the reason I didn't trade-in my 3230 for 6630 after I got my 3230 and found out that it wasn't that cool especially the sound. Well I was really tempted to do so though.
One more thing, 3230 can use normal RS-MMC whereas 6630 can't. So at that time (April 05) RS-DV-MMC is still very expensive and only available up to 256mb. So I made up my mind to stick to 3230 and got myself a 512mb memory.
So, conclusion is, it really depends what u want. If sound is very important, might as well get SE than Nokia.
Hey, those sentence u post to Krystal sounds familiar leh... he3. Anyway, I guess that's how it should be huh. Building up a good community where ppl helping ppl. :-)
mp3 on the 6630 can be set as ringing tone. pls check well before posting in order to avoid misleading others.
how about comparing the sound of both phones using the stereo headset? would u dare to say that 3230 sound IS THE SAME as 6630 for MP3 playback???????
other than no radio and no infrared, u are actually saying that 6630 is WORST than 3230? who are u talking to? u can confirm that the sound of 3230 is EXACTLY the same quality as 6630 AFTER firmware upgrade? could u CONFIRM it frankly?
U can't exit a program by just pressing the red button. U probably open too many program. The memory out warning is not refering to ur memory card space but rather ur phone RAM.
A quick way to see what program is opened is by pressing and holding the menu button for about 2s. To close any of the program, u can scroll to that program and press c. Or u wanna jump to any of the programs, scroll to it and press the joystick select button.
music palyback of 3230 is stereo..100% true....dont buy 6630...this fone sucks...no radio...no infrared...mp3 cannot be set as ringging tone....
are u sure that the mp3 playback is stereo AND as good as the 6630? how could this be possible?? is mp3 playback stereo or is it simply the sound is not as horrible? i have read that stereo mp3 playback requires some hardware in the phone so is it really true that a software upgrade can truly turn mono mp3 to stereo???? my 3230 had very unacceptable mp3 playback quality. pls explain thanks.
My boyfriend recently purchased the N3230 and hasn't installed any new programs but when he tries to take pics or play games it says "memory space full - close some applications and try again". Does any1 know what to do?
I found lot of complaints in my phone.
Some of them are
1. very very poor MP3/radio quality
2. mp3 volumw will be maximum if I receive/dial a number inbetween. Have to restart the phone for normal operation.
3. Poor photo quality
4. Very slow operation, Will take 1 min to start from switch off condition
6. Buggy firmware
7. Very very poor response/service from Nokia India.
Only plus point in 3230 phone is built strong and display is good.
I brought the phone a week ago and Day after I found these complaints in this set and I asked Nokia for a service/replacement. I got very intresting replay from Nokia that firmware is fault and New firmware not yet released, Nokia dont have a replacement policy.
I am thinking wot to do... Plzz suggest..
Protection only on system files and some media files.... u won't be able to send .sis .jar .mid by nature (which i think is what we normally want to send).
Solution to this is, get urself a software called ProfiMail. U can forget about the ProfiMail program after installing (if u don't use it). But this program give u a free program called ProfiExplorer. With it, u can send all kinds of files. Very nice explorer too.
The other solution will be changing the extension name of ur file but very troublesome and at the receiving side u need to rename again.
So, no need to think. ProfiExplorer is a must for our phone!
My 3230 just 6 mth. Just upgred ver 4.Good can se live tv, movie trailer,live trafik info. Video clip full scren.But for live tv real player cannot full scren, why. Any of you can get full scren real player. Help me.Tq.
how can i send MIDI files from my 3230 to other devices through bluetooth,infrared etc... it always says that the files are protected :|... and when i send the same files from K700 or my PC my cell phone receieves them .
why does it say protected on all files ?
Is there any video player .sis wich can play this video formats: .mp4, .mpeg, .avi, .mpg from phone? help me pls.
Hey, Whats wrong with the battery, it dies very quickly.. is it a bug in this model or the battery is bad.. It gives me hardly 2 days after full charging.
My freind has a nokia 3230 but i have a 6630!!! The 6630 is buy far the better phone. 3230 is very slow from menu to menu. Bluetooth sometimes does not operate on the 3230. Dust gets underneath the screen on the 3230 so it is very hard to come out. The loudspeaker is very poor for mp3's. It is heavy phone. I highly reccomend the 6630 as they are of similar value. i also have 512mb in my 6630!!the 3230 can only cope with 256.
I went to Nokia Service Center last night and do you want to know what they said ?
I must wait for at least 2 weeks for motherboard replacement ! No replacement for the unit.
I can say that you are very lucky if they changed your phone in the next day.
But I am still wondering, how come this phone has a quality like this and no one (both dealer and Nokia) did not want to take any responsibility but keep me waiting for 2 weeks ?
I hope this case would never happen to everyone else.
i got this fone 3 weeks back it was very cool the best desigen n really cool
but recently i istalled a crickeet game it was cool n i enjoyed playin but recently i dont kno hw but by memorysick ot hanged so i asked few of my frendz who also have gud fones they advieced me 2 format it n i did so but soon i kept getting the infi that the memory stick is coroupted could u please mail n tell me want 2 do i am in real need on ur avice but please mail me please thnx