Your firmware, tho different from the other one mentioned, may be the latest as well.
Different regions have different firmware versions. Do check with your local Nokia Careline.
If you've made an effort to READ the specifications, it says 'up to 60 minutes' recording.
You may install other 3rd party video recording applications to extend this time.
when you guys say that this phone plays MP3 in mono. I assume that the phone only plays one channel in both headphones. Do you know which side does the phone uses? Left or Right?
Hey HardCore Nokia Fan, how's the speed of the N3230? being a S60 phone it must be slower than a S40 one. I had a N6600 but sold it cause a can't take the slow response of the phone.
I'm hoping that with a newwe hardware, nokia might put in a new chip to make the OS faster. otherwise, i'm getting the N6230i.
What's your opinion on the speed?
I have been all the nokia symbian models, starting from 3650, follow by 3660, 6600, 7610 & most recent 6670. Initially, I though 3 series (3230) may be a low-end phone and after trying at the starhub shop. I bought it and very happy with the this new 3230.
I don't need 3G cos my friends, colleagues, customers do not use 3G & furthermore it can be quite expensive to use the 3G services frequently. This 3230 really a smart phone-it has everything you name it. Radio, MP3, Infrared (7610/6670/6680 does not have infrared), bluetooth, video recording 1 hr, 1.23 megapixel cam, very bright screen display, etc..
For those who do not own or may not to pay a bit more for a better phone, kindly please do not undermined this 3230 phone. I thinks even better than the coming 6230i cos the screen is much bigger & better, functions is has it all and maybe even more than 6230i.
It certainly a good buy compared the price with other same price range phone.
Firmware is the basic company software that comes with the phone..
Nokia updates the firmware for its exisiting models whenever it releases new accessories, like bluetooth headsets,etc or when there are problems with the current one, so that they can be compatible with previously released models...
These Firmware are accessible to Nokia Care people as soon as the company releases them..
All we have to do is drop by a Nokia Care Centre & ask for an update..Sometimes many of these Centres are so negligent that they dont download these from the website & tell us that there is no firmware released yet..
So the bottomline try to know what the latest firmware is & demand it...Because we are not fools to spend so much on a half hearted endeavor..
superman here . hmm .. let's post our 3230 version and see who has got the latest . okay ? mine is V 3.0510.0ch 05-03-05 RM-51 . nokia better come up with a firmware and fix all problem asap .
what is firmware upgrade ? we must buy a new phone or our phone be upgraded to fix the problem?
i have no idea,sorry if i have a silly question
Hey again, RP here. Just want to say to the people who maybe reading this and getting discouraged don't be. I have bought this phone and it is nothing short of brilliant. This phone is nothing short of perfect for me in every way and the things that really have astounded me are the setting wizard (it took like 1 second to setup wap, gprs instead of the hassle I had to go through with my past phone), the camera is excellent and the games 3D look fantastic! The build quality of the phone is... what's a good word to use... authentic? The display is beautiful and... so much more. So believe me if you want a smart phone and your on a tight budget, here's your answer.
My only REAL concerns are :
The startup which takes a bit long. Hopefully, it will be fixrd in the future.
The soft key, menu key and accept call key seem lose and click a bit louder then when you push other buttons. Can't be fixed with firmware upgrades (duh!) but if you are like me, this real concern is not that much of a big deal. It doesn't really interfere anyway.
How is your picture quality? Everybody is comlaining about the resolution.. How are your pictures?
Hope we'll get an answer. And maybe a link to your online photo's..
i have nokia 3230 since 2 weeks, and i m totally satisfied. perfect camera, perfect radio. ok, mono mp3 is a little problem, but generally phone is perfect :-)
Not all 3rd party symbian software face compatibility problems. I've installed many applications on my 3230 and it works fine. Some can't cause they're for older Symbian models like 3650/6600.
Bluetooth connectivity with my notebook works perfectly well. If you're facing problems, it could be due to the bluetooth settings on your notebook/PC. Videos/pictures can be transferred to the rs-mmc without any hitch.
Whether or not these problems will be rectified in later 3230 batch releases, no one knows. If you have any contacts with Nokia, you may wanna ask them and update us.
MP3 playback output is not stereo through the headphones, it is still mono, which is similar to those on the 7610. 6230i will give you a stereo sound cause they have a dedicated Music Player feature.
The resolution taken by the respective cameras are different. Pictures on the 3230 turn out 'compressed' and unproportionate, and as discussed here in the forum many times over, it could be due to buggy software settings.
The pricing of the two different models is entirely dependent on how much your operator is charging. Both pricing may be different by a slight margin.
Hi, I gather that 3230 has problems/bugs with symbian compatible thirdparty software and blutooth conectivity with pc and transfer of videos/snaps to rsmmc. Are these problems rectified in later 3230 releases? Can any1 highlight as I intend to buy 3230. Thanks in advance...
Yes there are a lot of mobiles in the market with a 1.3 MP Camera & the resolution of 1280x960, but there seem to be fine, none have the problem seen in the 3230..
Have recently taken a 6630 for my brother..It seems fine...
I think there might be a reason why we are facin such a problem with the 3230..
The lens used in the 6230i & 3230 seem alike..both are smaller than the ones used in 6630 & 6680, both have 3X zoom while the later have 6X zoom..
But 6230i has a resolution of 1280x1024 & 3230 has 1280x960..So i think the company overlooked something here...
Hi guys, thanks for your suggestions. 3 small enquiries about the 3230.
mp3: Does it play stereo mp3 through headphones? Is the quality of mp3s in it comparable to 7610 or 6230? better or worse?
Camera: better/worse/similar to 6230i? Does 3230 make the click sound while taking pictures? If yes can it be turned off?
Price: which one is more expensive --3230 or 6230i ?