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 ?
seems that all 1.3mp phone is 1280 x 960 . is there problem with the software of the phone or the problem with the pixels ? if it's the problem of the pixels , n6630 and n6680 should encounter this problems too. *blur* someone help ..
i tried that method of yours and it works man . but this pixels problem can be fix by upgrading a new firmware or need to change the hardware ? i am worried that if it needs to change and what if nokia doesn't change for us ? original is 1280 x 960 . nokia should change all to 1280 x 1024. anyway thanks !
You may want to consider writing in a language that you're comfortable with.
Port USB: YES.
Volume (??): We have no way to measure the decibel output. Please ask Nokia directly. What is loud to us may be soft to you and vice versa. How do you want us to answer? "Oh, the volume is quite loud", "The volume is soft, not loud enough, can be better, worse than other models". Would such answers satisfy you?
Total information: ?!??!!? What 'total information'?!! Please may an effort to check out http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,65362,00.html or click on the word 'Specifications' you see on the left hand side. What are these mobile phone websites for? For reviews and like-minded customers to post opinions/observations. Not to ask questions with answers that you can already find.
if you want to fix the unproportional size of the picture captured by n3230,just send the picture to your pc via infrared,bluetooth or card reader, then edit the resolution to 1280 X 1024,try it!!you will know what i mean...
Just wondering if anyone from Singapore have pay a visit to Nokia Care Centre to rectify the bugs in 3230.
Did they fixed the phone?
To those who are experiencing slow response from the Nokia 3230:
What you can do is to Press and Hold the menu button. See if there're other applications running at the background.
A good habit is to always click 'EXIT' after any use of the applications. Eg: If you're using the camera, after snapping those special moments and viewing them in the gallery, etc, click on 'EXIT' to close the camera. Failure of which, the camera is still operating at the background.
This is all similar to our Windows taskbar (for those using Windows OS), if there're tooooo many applications/programs at the background, it'll slow down the system.
So do some good housekeeping by always EXITING your programs. At the main menu, move all scattered applications into folders, so you'd see a clean 'desktop' with only the main folders displayed.
With regards to using the power button to activate the profiles, click on it and go to your desired profile then 'HOLD' it down.
It works on my phone.
The memory full incident could be one-off incidents. Similar to our desktop computers or notebooks, there's a limit to how much the RAM can process. Too many windows/applications running at the background and the computer will prompt 'virtual memory running low' or something like that.
Press and hold the menu button (the one of the far left) and see if other applications are running at the background. Close them.
Had this a week now, here are the problems....
The Themes Colour Pallete doesn't work.
Cannot active profile from the button on the top (although the option is there)
Memory full message appears when trying to open large files, a power down is required.
Other than these issues its a top phone
'MAJOR' problems of the phone have been mentioned and discussed in this forum as of today and I'm sure none of us would want to repeat ourselves again.
You may want to refer back on the past postings to have an idea of the current situation of the Nokia 3230. As of today, many of us are waiting for a firmware upgrade to tweak many of the bugs, some obvious, some subtle.
I suggest you wait a little longer before purchasing the phone.
What you'd get in your package would be the equipment with the latest software straight from the production plants of Nokia or, freshly installed with some other features by your telephone operator.
New firmware or not, you can call Nokia Care to ask for an update. Its like maintenance of our vehicles, we don't possess the skills or resources to repair the cars ourselves, so we bring it down to Nokia Care either for a fresh upgrade or to recondition the phone.
You may show a little respect and make some effort by reading the previous reviews/posts/opinions posted with regards to Nokia 3230 before posting that question.
Whether or not that beep is a software coding oversight (a bug), no one knows. Maybe Nokia purposely included that as a pre-alert, of course, most of us, including myself, find it hard to accept coz at times, its irritating. If its really a bug, Nokia may be on its way tweaking it with a firmware upgrade.
All these have been discussed in the previous posts. It helps alot if you read up a bit before repeating here again.
Just bought the phone yesterday.
Whenever I receive a incoming call or an sms, the phone will activate a default(beep)sound before playing the tone that I orginally assigned to. Is this a bug, software problem or the men from Nokia have gone nuts?
There is no way I can prevent that BEEP sound from activating..
is the latest software alreafy updated in the phone when we bought it or we should update ourself? pls reply. thanx!
Hey guys I am really considering of buying this phone in 2 days and my only question is:
Is there really anything bad about the Nokia 3230 which can't be fixed with future firmware updates or Symbian-related software?
Some might say the mp3 player but I have heard it on my cousin's 6260 and I really don't care! It sounded fine to me. Also, this is probably the only problem that bugged me apart from class 5 EDGE, is that only the back cover can come off. Although this can be solved with a leather cover, which is most likely if I buy this phone, I have a phone (Alcatel ot 735) that's front cover can't come so I know how much of a pain it is.
So apart from that, are there any MAJOR problems that would/should hinder me from buying this mass market phone at a price of $679 AUD?
The question, or a similar one in context, of whether anyone knows if Nokia is planning a version upgrade has been asked before and there're no direct answers. Irrelevant to pose the question again. However, as to all other Nokia models, a firmware upgrade should be looming in the horizon, its a matter of 'w-h-e-n'.
You can upgrade your Nokia 3230 (or 'reflash' is the word) at home if you have the necessary tools but should the equipment fails to be reflashed properly, please be aware that your warranty will be totally void and you may have to incur even more charges/penalties besides the usual labour cost.
Nokia Care Centres are available for your patronage anytime, especially so during the equipment's 1-year warranty grace period. Visit and have the equipment upgraded by professionals.
You may want to wait a few more months before purchasing the Nokia 3230, by then, a new firmware would have been installed. Or, follow the reviews here closely; should anyone post a review with regards to a new firmware in the phone, then you can consider buying the Nokia 3230, with bugs of the first version tweaked. Bugs may still be however present in subsequent versions.
Hi, It seems 3230 has bugs with the present firmware or software. Does anyone know whether Nokia is planning to fix them or if I buy 3230 now will I be able to upgrade the fiemware at home when it gets released? Because I really like the phone's looks & camera quality seems to be great. --ishtiaque