I've just bought this phone and my Goodness what problems.First, of all let me give you the good points: Its light (lighter then the 66 series),its great for design and the buttons are fairly functional, however better placement of the menu key could have been made.The radio works great wonderful sound quality and I transferred by bluetooth a music video I had which was fine in terms of quality, visually, as good as the Motorola A835 (the phone I had before-not the best made phone but functional for media and music applications), at this point in the store I am ecstatic with the 3230.But here I did err, these all prove to be a red herring. Sure, I was an idiot to turn down the 14 day money-back guarantee in favour of £50 refer a friend cash back offer. But hey everything had been checked before buying right? WRONG!! First of all the good sound quality is only restricted to the radio (as you can recall I tested). For mp3's, video and everything else its crap - but at the time of the test I assumed that all app's would sound the same, well you know what they say about assumption.... Basically it has a tin-like sound that sounds like you're listening to an old transistor radio - and in fact hurts my ears!The video seems mediocre after much use, but is exponentially amplified to crapness with the bad sound.And this all I discovered after buying on the net a datacable, a 512 MB RS-MMC, an USB reader, and a leather pouch. With my Motorola, everything was included with the package. Granted my Motorola, had problems with the battery, it scratched easily and occasionally would crash (but this was after dropping it numerous times) - at that time I thought he reason I had those problems was my frequent use of the media app's so I was content, but looking for improvement. My goodness was this a step back!I can't see myself using this phone for anything more than the radio. Oh, and the bluetooth is its other saving grace. But there is a catch again, with only 8MB internal (shared) memory, after you take into account messages, contacts, a couple of pics and its very useless Fireplayer, PV Video Player and every other application that is useless because it uses sound, there is literally less than 3MB's left to use.Thats a problem for two reasons:
When using bluetooth transfer to the mobile is to the internal (shared memory) so anything over 3MB is too big. And this means less memory for the phone, so it tends to crash a lot and takes almost a minute to start-up. There are also very noticeable delays when using the menu and a severe delay when using the camera.
And about the camera, quality is again mediocre to pathetic - the Sony Ericsson S700 is miles ahead (but then we are talking about Sony...). Pathetic because in slightly dark situations quality is completely lost (e.g. a cloud covering the sun on a sunny day etc.).Point is the picture quality is not as crisp as most others 1.3 megapixel phones.
Voice dialling on this phone is non-existant I have tried countless times to do this, I have been through the manual and read the help on this function, but to no avail - I just can't understand it! Battery time is fair but definitely not even close to what you would expect. I get at the moment standby time of 2 and half days,with about five short phone calls, using the bluetooth functions and radio.
Honestly I am trying to be positive with this phone because I have bought too many accessories know for this (in my haste), but all I like is its looks and the radio, even supermodels have more going for it than this phone!Well I will try to sell this piece of crap as quickly as possible, any takers for this?? In fact, I'll throw in my left leg to medical research just to take this off from me! Good luck if you have one, bought one, been given one, or found or stolen - because the jokes will be on you - BEWARE!
Read better what we have post about N3230.
I recomand this one. It is a complete phone.
i just bought my 3230 last week, im here staying here in dubai, anyway. as of now, its really good and doing great!
i just dont like the thing that when i use my phone frequently, i need to charge the battery daily... and besides, the mp3 player is mono, the camera is just 3x zoom, the video player is not on full screen, but the games are great! huhhh!
im really thinking if i should switch my phone to 6630, because, i really love its design, 6x zoom, better internal memory, hot slot for mmc for easy switching, but it doesnt have an mp3 player, infrared port..
so, could you all help me guys, to pick the better one, should i be contented with my 3230 or switch it to 6630, im really hoping that you could help me guys as soon as possible...
if possible, pls do list, all the advantages & disadvantages of 3230 & 6630...
I know of a program,
Just go www.yahoo.com and search for it.
Thanks Small Expert. On playing d vdo file, gives just 2 options : pause and stop. I am gonna hunt for some softwares and will post them here for others to use.
I read about the GSM thingy some where..
cannot recall now..
but it says something about diff countries using diff GSM network... so.. there are diff models...
Take the Sony Ericsson W800 for example..
W800i is for Singapore and some other countries... W800c is for china... cos china uses a diff network
wrong again dude the fone is triband for this reason so tat u can use the same fone in different regions except antarctica
If the nokia website claims that it can play fullscreen, then, open realone player, play a video.. den press options.. should hav an option for full screen.. if it does not hav..
there are 3rd party softwares to view videos at full screen..
Can one view full screen videos in real player on nokia 3230 ? Extract from Nokia's website says "Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed, or recorded video clips in bigger size" : http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,6771,65363,00.html
But the user's guide doesnot show any settings for it..Any idea guys ?
Sean.. it is true that all the models are same.. the only differences is that in diff countries, there are diff frequencies..
so there some diff models to match the diff frequencies...
however, every funcion and hardware is the same... the onli diff is the tri- band thingy
Anyway... For info,
3230 has a volume control key at the side.
don understand why some ppl claims it does not hav...
take a look at the phone demo at the official website
dont mislead people dude nokia is the same no matter whether european/asian/ american the model is just the same and 3230 has an infrared port at the lower right hand side
I don understand why Nokia can't give a more detailed technical specification... then.. we don need to discuss and ask all these stupid questions...
i already e-mailed nokia and told them about this.. hope they will improve...
Guys, look at nokia 7710 at the offical website
Nokia should give at least this kind detailed specs..
Oh, sorry for making any confusion about teh infared port... I will double check that tomorrow in the shop myself :)
u are wrong... the asian 3230 does have the infared port.. i read many reviews given by singaporeans... they say that this phone has infared.. and i even see some pictures they took...
After reading the French URL below, I realized that it says it has infared using the lower right port of the phone. I guess it's either the European version are different than the Asian version, or the person who did a review was mistaken. Ther eis not infared port for Asian 3230!!!
Mmmm, I see that the German link doesn't work.. (Germans..)
I wil post it again:
I will post here some nice links for more info about the Nokia 3230.
http://www.gsmport.hu/vids/n3230.wmv (Movie from 3230!)
http://www.mobilemag.ch/tests/test.php?id=22750 (French, but lots of pictures!)
http://www.telefon-treff....hp ?s=&threadid=162245 (German test, hope you can read it)
http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=597317 (Englisch review from Arabie)
Hope you like it!
I would like to add that if anyone has problem with your computer... feel free to ask me for help.. But, i might not be able to solve all problems..
listen up after posting my last opinion i'd recived lots of emails from people asking me to send them this cd with programs.i want people to understand that this cd that i have is not the original nokia softweare cd it is gest a cd with lots of games picures melodys and evem more programs,interesting programs for symbian phones and lots of people are asking me to deliver this cd in their country but i cant do that because the postal office taxes are huge.and i cant tell you the web sites from where i'd downloaded this programs because are like 50 sites.some are in spanish.and on all web sites you need to have a user.i will tri to send them by attachment by email but i dont know how you will use them on the phones.and on he web sites this downloades have considerabile prices.are not all free.my visa card is empty.