I have the w810i and I've given the 3250 a listen in our local nokia shop. All I can say is, the 3250 is a good music phone but only 3250 owners will say that their phone sounds better than Walkman phones. Nokia might be making improvements on music phones (especially the n91) but the 3250 is way behind SE and Motorola in sound quality. Lets enumerate:
- 3250 might be ahead in loudness, but the w810 beats it in terms of sound quality and clarity, whether on loudspeaker or headset. 3250 headset is inferior (but since both have the 3.5mm jack, this is not a problem).
- The twisting design might be unique, but its useless. I wont be surprised if the rotating part will loosen after a few months. To go to music mode you have to twist the phone 180 degrees, or go through the menu. Whereas in walkman phones, its just a press of a button. What if you have to text while listening? You have to twist it back again
- What viperkid keeps ragging about the w810 not being able to categorize accdg to artist, title, album....lies...This is standard in all music phones.
- 3250 does not even have auto keypad lock.
- Camera, Im sure everyone will concede that W810 is way better than 3250. Only a blind person will say otherwise. The only problem some W810i units have is the flashlight sometimes blinks after being turned on after a few seconds, which will be easily fixed by a sw upgrade. The 3250 does not even have a flashlight.
- The bulky 3250's headset plugs in at the side of the unit, which is actually cumbersome if you just put your phone in your pocket...if u can still put it in.
- 3250 is triband; W810i is quadband
- W810i has EDGE, Im not sure about 3250...I hope it does.
Apart from the last 2, it is the hardware that makes the 3250 inferior. So no matter how good its symbian software may be, which is not saying that w810i's is inferior (as it has a beatiful, fast and responsive interface), it still wont be able to compete. No wonder 3250 is cheaper than W810i.
Any one know how to get the onscreen balance in this handset? I am not able to get my balance talktime by dialing the key combinations (eg. *123#), which i was able to get in other handsets.
try this, go to tools > app manager > options > settings > software installation then make sure "signed only" is NOT selected. u can either select "#on" or "all" depending on ur firmware...
unfortunately 3250 does not hav auto-keypad lock (let's juz wait for d auto-keypad program to be updated). u may also want to try "auto lock period" follow this (in case u haven't tried) it works like auto-keypad lock only difference is u need to key in ur passcode each time u unlock. go to: tools > settings > security > phone and sim > auto lock period.
yes its true 3250 is not 3G. it plays mpeg4, 3gp, real video 7/8/9/10 (in almost full screen landscape mode [small bars on top and bottom])!
wow ive been in symbian themes for 3250 hehehehe...... bunch of themes..
anybody here knew how to make themes? please try makin themes of JAMES IHA hez a former guitarist of smashing pumpkins
For my opinion, this cellphone companies will not really create a magnifecently completely perfect phone. If they do, we will not buy a new one anymore.
Every phone has its own advantage and disadvantage. 3250 is for music. Yes its true. This phone is less expensive also, unlike the phones of the N series. I can say it is satisfying. It runs fast compared to other phones and user-friendly. For the camera thing, maybe its best to buy a digital video camera.
is it really true that this 3250 is not 3G capable? and what file format for video does this phone plays.
for those who r asking (or for those who missed wat i posted), free apps!
to tell you frankly 2mp? when i tried and tested it? hahaha same to any series 60 phones like 6600, 6630 and etc... i told you i really hate my phone, wawawawa i thought 2mp is quite cool, but too far from n70 and n90.
video? damn!!!!!!! try it nightmode and start complaining...............
quality of picture? outdoor is pretty cool dont try using nightmode same to any nokia s60 fone.........
anybody here knew how to reformat my old qtek7070? thanks in advance
hey got the 3250,yesterday and haven't figgured out how to set Automatic Keypad-lock,anyone know how you do it?? i've tried go to settings and all that..
u can find it here:
stop pretending bcoz there's no point of DENYING that "Bugboy", "Arj" and "TRex" are ONE d same person! stop fooling around coz juz take a look at all of ur posts (on d left from ur posted names on W810 forum and in here) it says "PSvA"! also, u don't judge and make final conclusions on a product just by reading so called "reviews" found on internet bcoz there r many BIASED and UNFAIR reviewers out there who tests UNFINALIZED and OLD firmwares and says very UNFAIR and somewhat TENTATIVE conclusions due to d tested firmware! juz test d product in REALITY so u can ULTIMATELY say this and that and not just by HEARSAY! of course not every1 likes 3250 and i accept that, what i CANNOT accept is d FACT that a fellow like u needs to PRETEND to be "Bugboy", "Arj" and "TRex" juz to make every1 believe those posts really came from different persons but actually its coming from d same in ONE person ONLY!
I bought 3250 4 days ago, and all i can say is... WOW excellent music phone! walkman phones like W800 which i have has no match in terms of sound quality on loudspeaker. When it comes to the delivered earphones W800 versus 3250, more or less they have the same quality, i can't believe bcoz i thought nokia can't make a real music phone but now WOW they really can do it! the battery is excellent it lasting me about 4 days! the best thing i like about 3250 is d ability to search for tracks by entering the first letters and also the M4a or eAAC+ codec its excellent, small size but great quality! i highly recommend 3250! great job nokia!
can someone please tell if the nokia 3250 video quality is good or not compared with n70 ??"?
Viperkid, Stop being such a crybaby everytime you read something bad about your phone. We all know you love your phone but lets face it, not everyone likes it. Love your own bebeh! Oh, hate to disappoint you but i am not arj. Tsk tsk.
hi everybody(speshially 3250owners)
please tell me abaut certificate problem when installing 3250 themes on it
where do i faind free software for my nokia 3250 ? Can anyone help me ?
Thanx alot viperkid ur a real buddy,
anyway do u know where can i get some pics of 3250? decent 1's not in green or pink color ;)
W900 has great sound quality and camera quality and excellent 30 fps QVGA video capture and playback but as u said u r used to 6600 OS so i think W900 is not for you and besides W900 can't accept symbian games/apps and chances r there r not that many themes available for it. not to mention its 3G capabilities! take note, its kinda bulky!
N70 has flash with many compatible symbian apps/games, great video capture, mediocre sound quality in loudspeaker and inbox earphone and its kinda slow in performance but it is 3G capable.
3250 has excellent loudspeaker quality and loudness and great inbox earphone quality too with great music management plus it supports more music formats like WMA and eAAC+ (in eAAC+ 1 full track is approx 1.6mb and u'll hardly hear d difference in quality between audio files encoded by 128 kbps in AAC/MP3 format vs. eAAC+ encoded by 48kbps!) dat means a 512 mb card (dat comes with 3250 if u live in d philippines, dubai) u can fit in around 300-350 songs! in MP3/AAC u'll get about 130-150 songs only in 512mb memory! not to mention its dedicated music keys, also u can search 'ala phonebook' on d music library and even categorize ur library by artist, genre, composer, playlist, etc! in still image quality, 3250 is kinda on d middle of good and great quality, same with video capture. but remember since 3250 is under OS 9.1 symbian there r only few freeware apps available currently and soon games will be available, on d other hand thousands of themes r updated to work with 3250 now. all we need to do is wait around 2-3 months more b4 old programs/games/themes r updated to enable em to work with 3250! with that drawback of incompatibiliy, d main reason is bcoz performance of 3250 is quite fast its about 75% faster than 6600 in every aspect of operation (e.g. opening msgs, pics, browsing pages, etc) its one d fastest S60 phones released by nokia to date (3250 owners can confirm that for sure)! 3250 is not 3G. also, it has no flash on d camera and there s no infrared port.
in d end its still up to u, what r ur preferences are... since u said u need good sound quality and good camera i'd suggest 3250 for you! : )
but if you love 3G services, get N70 or W900.