sorry, forget to mentioned that I'm using the Kingston 512MB RS-MMC card, so far so good. I was told not to use more than 512MB & the 32MB supply with the phone really petty. The phone can't even record an hour video with the 32MB plus all the softwares in.
By the way, the shop I bought the Kingston RS-MMC as they told me that they did sell a few brands but Kingston are more stable and lifetime warranty (value for money).
Hope it help anyone looking forward to buy the RS-MMC in the near future. Best Regards.
I bought the RS-MMC Card and it's Kingston brand for S$88. So far have been using no problems and Kingston RS-MMC comes with Lifetime warranty. (remember to keep the purchase receipt or proof of purchase)
My problems with my nokia 3230 is the wty seal located at the battery cover and tend to hit the seal when I always change battery (spare batt) & also the Photo editor software is in vietnam lang (Nokia care centre hasn't any new software yet).
Overall it's a good phone with almost anything you want and price are reasonble.
try restoring the factory settings if does not work ask for a replacement
i'm from s'pore..just bought the 3230 recently and when tried to select the camera function it shows feature not supported..what's the solution to this??
I have seen the phone many times..
Ask the nokia ppl about it also..
but they dunno the detailed technical specifications...
They jus give u a general reply..
man u people are so much like the 6 blind men and the elephant ;;;;;
word of advise
y dont u guys just visit a nokia showroom and feast ur eyes on the 3230 in person rather than gathering info from ads;
S700i is a waste of money..
the price does not drop now... and the w800i will be around $799 with plan.. may be more
The S700i onli supports up to 128mb of memory card while the w800i can support up to 1GB...
W800i also is smaller in size and can play mp3 for 15 hours when the phone is on and 30 hours when the phone is switch off..
Anyway... the camera in the phone is onli used occasionally... why choose a phone with a gd cam and the other specs not as gd..
a 2mp cam is gd enough... even though is CMOS, the quality taken is still very gd..
u can take a look at sample pics
w800 is CMOS? i'm disappointed, i thought it's going to be CCD.
i was going to wait for it.
i might as well buy s700i instead of waiting for w800.
When there is a firmware update.. pls inform everyone here .. thanks..
Anyway.. the SE S700i takes a better picture
The lens of the camera is CCD..
while Nokia still uses a CMOS..
CCDs are more sharp and detailed than CMOS lends.. CCDs lens are widely used in digital cameras nowadays..
However, canon's technology of CMOS lens is great and gd enough to be used in an SLR camera..
So.. Nokia might consider using CCD lens in future..
Sony Ericsson on the other hand, Backfired
Their 2 new phones, K750i and W800i uses a CMOS lens.. and they are released so much later than the S700i.. i dunno the reason behind this..
Anyway.. i read about the highest MP camera phone so far... by Samsung
thx for the tips.
yes,luckily the volume control always stays at the same setting & i also put it at the second loudest.
however, i need to re-adjust it whenever someone's with very soft or loud voice calling ;p
I live in Singapore as well and I bought 2 sets of Nokia 3230. What can I say? It's a good phone and it meets my needs.
I'd suggest people not to be too hung up abt the phone's MP3 function because it's not meant to be a portable MP3 player.
Speaker-wise, it's softer than I'd like it to be.
Display is not as vibrant as a Samsung, but very nice, sharp and crisp.
The first set that I bought had keys which were really hard to press. But the second set I bought 2 weeks later (perhaps a new batch?) had much softer keys.
I have very few complaints abt this phone. Battery life is good (I charge it every other day or every 2 days), before the low batt warning comes on.
Pictures taken by the phone are clear and sharp, better even (IMO) than the SE S700i I had before. But it takes about a second after you press the snap button for the picture to show up.
Another annoying aspect is the lack of vibration for SMS received when in silent mode. Hopefully this will be addressed in the next firmware update.
By the way for those in Singapore, don't bother sending your phones in just yet. I was just at the Nokia centre today and was told that none of the Nokia centres islandwide have any parts or firmware updates for the 3230 because they're currently undergoing renovation.
I left my number with them and they'll give me a call when they're ready to service my phone.
BTW... i am using a nokia 6600 at the moment
It has the same joystick thingy and operating on symbian too.
For me, i adjust the volume once for conversation... den it always stay at that volume till u need to adjust...
I put the volume at the second loudest and it is jus nice for any call... even in a noisy bus i can hear clearly...
I advise u not to put the vol. at the max as it might damage ur phone.. as well as the speakers when playing mp3/radio..
the volume control on the joystick is not a problem, but it's not comfortable when you want to adjust it during conversation.
Disappointed with Nokia.. Display wrong info..
i will try to inform them on that..
The diff between a 4 way and 5 way button is that the 5 way button can be pressed down..
I read from other reviews.. they also say that it has a 5 way button.. so it is another nokia's problem..
Thanks for alerting me about this problem..
Adjust the volume using the joystick is not much a problem.. but might find it troublesome in future.. but this will not affect the quality and features of this phone..
i went to www.nokia.com.sg
i noticed the question mark that says 2-way volume key is on the right side (note that there's eyelet above & infrared port below the question mark).
but in the actual phone there's no volume control on that side.
the picture showing on the right side of the question mark that has a button on it, is a PTT button.
the demo it's not entirely acurate.
if you select front view & move your cursor to the joystick, it says "4-way scroll key" when it's supposed to be a 5-way scroll key just like gsm arena specs.
I am interested in developing applications for 3230. Where can I find a good development plaform (IDE + SDK). If anyone has some experience in developing such applications, please do mail me.
I did not said that I bought the phone in Dubai...may be was somebody else.
I was tested N3230 couple of days, from a friend and the phone works ok. The only thing that I complain is battery life.... I am not satisfied..760 is to less.
Probably a better baterry will come with the 3230i. I hope!
3rd party hardware..
for info.. nokia only has 16-128mb of RS-MMC
if u need more... there is always 3rd party hardware.. go down to sim lim and get one at the lowest price... i recomment kingston memory cards as they are more stable and has warranty
I am about to buy one...
I read about the volume control thingy from the nokia official website...
go find nokia 3230 at www.nokia.com.sg
den click on phone demo.. there says that there is a volume control key on the side of the phone..
Regarding the memory card problem..
the card must hav been corupted when u take in and out of the slot..
but after reformatting on the com, it works.
however... the card have conflicts with ur phone.. since ur phone can read ur friend's ... why not exchange.. or if ur card still has warranty.. u can repair or get a new one...
however, u cannot repair this problem at nokia care using the warranty card... cos it is a 3rd party software which nokia states that they will not be responsible for any damage done to the phone... but nokia can reformat ur phone/ or upgrade the software..
then, ur phone will be able to read the same card again