i think 3230 is still best in its category/class compare to other rival. it is a smartpone though not 3G. 2nd its has mp3(mono), stereo fm radio, 1.3 megapixel cam, edge, bluetooth. it is very rounded cellpon. all features u want to find in a cellpon is present in 3230. 6630/6681/6680 which has no fm radio. disadvantage-ur get bored in listening just in mp3 which u hav to always download for new songs unlike if u have fm radio. k750i/w800 great sounds but not a smartphone. disadvantage- u cant install 3rd party applications.
i've upgraded my phone to firmware v4.0526.2 15-08-05 RM-51. yes my pon now does vibrate in silent mode when receiving messages. also the annoying beep sound during incoming call and messages became minimal which u can hardly hear. the mp3 is now good quality but still mono even u use stereo headset. my pon now is stable doesnt restart frequently.
Noika 3230 is a very good phone i used sony / samsung / panasonic / & other noika model but this is perfect phone every thing u will get in this phone every feature. songs are stereo with ultramp3 & oggplay software use stereo head set for better qulity
1. few problems u will find like phone
restart frequently - this is because of
software problem if by using particular
software your phone automatically restart
remove that software because that software is not compatible with your cell
2. mono mp3 so you download ultramp3
software so it will play stereo for best
result u use head phone HDS- 3 comes
3. poor video qulaity - play in real player
you will get good qulaity as well as prefer .avi files
4. battery consumption - initally every 1
accessing more & more menus & functions & features so it consumes more
battery but after 1 week battery consumption decreases & after 2 day u need to charge battery
5. photo qulaity is good use cameraFX software this is very good software zoom brightnes contrast & other so many features are included in this software. quality of photo is very good
6. you can view word excel powerpoint files
7. as well as .PDF files also
8. 1 min sound recording max limit per
recording u can record sound in sequence
minute by minute for continous recording download callrecorder software
9 caller photo dispaly in small size
for full screen download FS caller software
10.keyboard is also comfortable initally it
difficult to use but keybopard is good
11. the main problem is gap is more between keys so dust enters inside the cell
12. in india cost is 14,500/-
13. mobile supports 3d games
14. use 256mb memory card or 512 mb if u
use 1 gb then mobile's performance get
15. u cant transfer sms in memory card the only way is forward sms then copy content and paste in text file
16 cut copy paste of text fascility is given
17 also notepad is given
18 for free software log on these websites
bluetooth, IR, photo camera, video camera, audio songs, video songs, FM, true tones .wave / .amr, nidi tones, real tones video tones if u download software. Xhtml compatible, u can view word, excel, powerpoint (mobile office - software), .pdf files (netfront -software) also u can view zip files (zipman -software), sound recording, unlimited call recording & so many other features that u will not get in any other phones.
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yes for the 3230, the mp3/aac sound is mono even if u use stereo headphones. and agree with TC, it sounds really bad indeed.
actually not all nokia model mp3 sound is bad, the 6230i has stereo mp3 and the sound is v clear, totally different from 3230. for symbian phone those i know who has stereo mp3 is 6630/6680/6681.they should sound v good.
Is it really true in the UK model that the playback of music both mp3 and aac files is in mono mode only through the stereo headphones
If u intend to use 3230 as a music player, u'll be in big disappointment. The phone is lousy as a music player compare to many other phone. Even with headphone, i personally think that it's still lousy... mine always have a high frequency background noise whenever i use headphone. Radio is ok... well, radio with loudspeaker mode is similar to the mp3 player... lousy sound (but for radio what more do u expect right) and low sound volume... y don't u go to the shop and ask for demo...
The phone is meant for simple music playing. If u compare 3230 to SE, Samsung, Motorola.... sound is way too lousy. So, what do u want it for? Don't go for 3230 if sound is what u want. It's good for many other thing but not sound.
THX for help that u give me about the memory card.... But now i have another questions. I see everybody speaking about the mp3 player....about the sound volume...., I want to know: The sound volume on nokia 3230 speaker is low or the music clarity is bad?If I listen mp3 songs with headphones, how will be the sound? When I put the radio to play on speaker how will be the volume?
Please HELP ME!!!
The sound volume on nokia 3230 speaker is low that sound volume on SE k700i speaker?? If i put an mp3 song to k700i and 3230, on whichi phone the sound will be more high?
I called Nokia and they told me in malaysia the latest firmware is still ver 3.0515.0ch
That's too bad...
(BTW, to get firmware press *#0000#)
hi, I just bought the mobile yesterday.
How can I know the firmware version on my mobile.
U asking me or m&m?? I don't have problem with my mp3 player at the moment.
hello , TC ,
I see that you have a problem with the MP3 player. Mine sound totally flat. What did you do to fix it?
I'm leo fr RP and i'm planning to buy a new cp maybe this model is the one i'm looking for because it has an mp3 and Fm radio with expandable/upgradable memory... Hope i'm not going to waste my money when i buy this cp.
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thx for ur quick reply. I already suspect u r from sg. I think Malaysia Nokia is not so fast.... and further to that I'm from Kota Kinabalu and there's no more Nokia care centre here... have to pay a visit to Zitron I suppose. Anyway thx for ur sharing of the good news. Pls keep us posted if u discover new features or changes ok. Cheers!
I have to re-install back some of my apps and ALL my games even thou I have it stored on my memory card. :( Only a few apps need not be re-installed. Too bad on that, but my MP3 player is fine.. sound is better than before but still not as good as the stereo radio. I'm from S'pore.
I upgraded my v4 firmware at Suntec Nokia care centre in Singapore. They are now officially available at all nokia care centres.
hey buddy, where r u from? which country?
Hmm, i got to backup lots of stuff if it's available (the new firmware).... damn does it mean I have to install back all my 20+application and 80+games after upgrade.... i hope those software inside the phone memory card doesn't have to be re-install back.
3230 uses RSMMC. it doesnt use MMC. it doesnt matter whether the RSMMC is dual voltage or not, unlike 6630/6680 where the card HAS to be dual voltage.
may i know where did u upgrade ur the firmware?
I mean care center. Thanks
Just recently upgraded my 3230 at nokia care centre with firmware:
V4.0526.2ch 16-08-05 RM-51
(NOT the unstable V4.0526.0ch version)
The bug in SMS not vibrating in silent mode have been fixed. The annoying beep before ringing and messaging have also been work around(the beeping sound was reduced to a very faint level). I have reinstalled back my 15 over apps & games, so far with no problem in app hanging or auto shut off syptoms. Bluetooth now works better and does not hang anymore after continuous use for more than 24hrs, that I used to encounter before.
Try the upgrade! & enjoy yr phone to it's maximum before it gets obsolete (this model is 10 months old already!)