Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010Most people bought 5233 four or six months before .Then it was a bit costlier than today. Nowa... moreThe important thing is not cheaper data plans. It's cheaper unlimited plans that matter. 3G is useless with a limited data plan. And for that to happen we need tough competition between private players. Lets see how things play out during the next 6 months, anyways I don't expect a decent unlimited plan before 2012(I hope I'm wrong).
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010Most people bought 5233 four or six months before .Then it was a bit costlier than today. Nowa... moreU are 100% right. 3G tariff's are so high, it's better to stick to same old edge connection...
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010we are sooooooo veeeeeeeery happy with its "BLUE" camera. if you are unhappy throw i... morehi
not meant to belittle the phone.
i dont buy it for camera.
previously i owned e61i
it had bad camera too.
i use my phone extensively.
emailing. web browsing
Few months ago I bought this set(5months actually).Was v happy with s60v5 os and large touch screen.But I was disappointed as I couldn't install any third party appz to utilize it's power.so i did search for solutions over the net and one day i got myself to a website "n5233.tk".I found everything there abt this phone and finally flashed my phone with a cfw.The guy there "Arun",helped me a lot.Im grateful to him.Now though i don't get enuf time to go through my phone,i often remember about it and I wish that guy a very good life.
Most people bought 5233 four or six months before .Then it was a bit costlier than today. Nowadays the prices have came down that most of the people can now afford a 5230. As 3g is started to come with most of the networks ,it is now good to buy a 5230 than 5233. But it is worth mention that video call is not possible with 5230.But i think it is good to wait for sometime before changing your phone to have a look at the 3g data plans .I think it will take an year or two to become the 3g data plans so cheap.Till then,it is good idea for people like me to stick to their 5233. Am i right ?
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010but why nokia dealers are suggesting 5233 instead of 5230?Here in most of the shops ,5230 even... moreNokia dealers??? Maybe the stock is finished. Or maybe they get more profit out of selling 5233s. Whatever may be the case, i can guarantee you that they have almost no knowledge about the latest firmwares. They just comment based on what they hear from their customers. You should give more priority to what users say about a particular device. Forums like this exists solely for that purpose.
Sbdevilmind, 13 Nov 2010Hi there. Its the obvious truth that nokia 5230 is better than this phone. But there is no poi... morebut why nokia dealers are suggesting 5233 instead of 5230?Here in most of the shops ,5230 even not available.
Dockkkk, 13 Nov 2010hi i want 2 activate internal gps in my n5233 cn u gt me ny solution which software or hard wa... moregps hardware is not there in 5233. But you can try maps like google maps for a network based positioning .
cedric, 13 Nov 2010okay I've already installed the opera mini 5.1 beta but when i connect it, it says there that ... moretry to connect with a different access point. If wap access point is not working ,try to connect with internet access point.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010with your phone browser go to http://m.opera.com okay I've already installed the opera mini 5.1 beta but when i connect it, it says there that unable to connect.please review your network settings. how to solve that
hi i want 2 activate internal gps in my n5233 cn u gt me ny solution which software or hard ware is available for one
haayy, 13 Nov 2010Seriously guys..
For all you people planning to get this phone, buy Nokia 5230 instead...
... moreHi there. Its the obvious truth that nokia 5230 is better than this phone. But there is no point in doing any debate to decide which phone is better because each of these phone is meant for different end users. Its not that nokia made 5233 by mistake or maybe they ran out of 3g and gps electronic parts, lol. But if both these phones were manufactured by different companies and were priced exactly the same then 5230 is an obvious winner. People who are buying or are about to buy 5233 instead of a 5230 are not being cheated or something by nokia cause they are getting to pay far less money. Although its true that your comment hold ground for people who go on a blind buying spree. Looking at the numbering, anyone can be fooled. Your comment will also be true for people who has the necessary money to get hold of a 5230 but are planning to get a 5233 as they don't know that 5230 actually exists.
And another thing, don't you ever think that you being a 5230 user don't have the right to ask questions here. We are always ready to help no matter what mobile you have (although it should be symbian). So, feel free to ask anything if you encounter any problems in your 5230. Anyways, happy exploring with your device. See ya.....
haayy, 13 Nov 2010There's no software problems regarding 5230.
Maybe those facing with software problem didn'... moreadvantages of 5230---
1) hi-speed net through 3g
#5233 has edge, speed upto 250kilobyte/sec
2) gps(often fails to work)
#5233 supports ovi maps, google maps(always work)
3) priced at 7500 INR, 1200INR more than 5233
#5233 is priced at 6300 INR. you can buy philips she9800 in that extra money.
4)many software glitches.
#5233 doesn't make such troubles.
all in all you get the best package in 5233 paying the same. now its up to you. that's all.
There's no software problems regarding 5230.
Maybe those facing with software problem didn't upgrade their firmware.
Regarding the cfw, there's so many sites out there that offer cfw tutorials.
Just like what sb said, research.
Whatever customization or cfw you can use at your 5233, can also be used at 5230.
All I'm saying is, 5230 is much better than this 5233.
We don't have to argue anymore because that's the truth.
I just want to lead people on the right way..
And the right way and the most practical way is go for Nokia 5230 than having this 5233.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 20105230users are facing so many problems because they do not have utk,side or sb.But here we are ... moreutk,sb,side.....these guys are so much helpful that every user knows here. but i was trying to save those people wanting to buy 5233 from those know-it-all criticisers who can indirectly cause new users to buy a trouble instead of the best smartphone.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010not at all. all the people out there who want to buy this phone just go for it. nokia dealers ... more5230users are facing so many problems because they do not have utk,side or sb.But here we are enjoying the best guidence available among the whole 523x forums. !
haayy, 13 Nov 2010Seriously guys.. For all you people planning to get this phone, buy Nokia 5230 instead... ... morenot at all. all the people out there who want to buy this phone just go for it. nokia dealers are suggesting not to buy 5230 as it has many software related problems whereas 5233 is highly recommended. btw, you are the one to decide. 3 months ago i was also like you people who was thinking to buy a smartphone & was confused between 5233 & 5230. don't just take my word, go through the posts of both 5233 & 5230 forum. 5230 users are facing many problems whereas 5233 users are happily busy explring the numerous possibilities of this cute smart lady.
For all you people planning to get this phone, buy Nokia 5230 instead...
It has 3g which is really awesome.. The signal is much better in 5230 than this 5233. (obviously)
And 5230 has free gps! Oh man! i just type the location where i want to go and it shows me the way..
It also has voice guidance on maps!
5233 ain't got that and it's just not cool.
Don't settle for the second best...
So you guys better get 5230.
Sbdevilmind, 13 Nov 2010Sorry for the late reply. Some guys were pulling our legs so for those hear this, no one can d... moreWhoaa.... now that's a big essay :-D. I'm pretty sure Mr.PBx (not you sidewinder) won't be too happy to see that :-P.
On Topic: I second everything SB has said in his post. We cannot teach you how to flash. We can only guide you and there is a big difference between the two. There are tons of guides available throughout the internet explaining every single details about both 'flashing' and the 'software tools' required for flashing.
I started flashing with "Phoenix service software". I knew if something goes wrong then I have to find a way out of it on my own (I didn't have the privilege of having someone to ask doubts to). I didn't just go through the flashing guides, I have also gone through the flashing software's manual. I was however a lot gutsier that SB, I did flash my phone after just 3 days of starting my research. Although the main reason for it was that my phone(Nokia 5130XM) was already corrupted and I was too lazy to make a trip to Nokia care :-P.
Now I do have to admit that so far nothing has gone wrong during flashing process, ever. I did brick my phone twice while experimenting on finding ways to downgrade firmware. One was within warranty period so Nokia care fixed it up for free. 2nd time I had to pay around $4 servicing charges.
For first timers.
Yeah, I know you guys are excited about custom firmwares and all and want to jump into the bandwagon asap. I also see some of you guys are eager to flash into CFWs without even understanding the basic flashing procedure. Flashing with CFW is a bit different than the original process(ie upgrading your firmware).
To understand the process better, I suggest you to flash your phone with the same original firmware version. And don't follow the flashing procedure given for CFWs(it's like dead phone flashing), follow the original upgrade process.
Starting with "Phoenix service software" is always better, I feel you learn a lot more with 'Phoenix' than with 'JAF'.
However... you do need JAF to flash with CFW.
Steps to follow
1) Go through different flashing guides, understand them thoroughly.
2) Download all the required tools and firmwares(read 'readme.txt' if any).
3) NEVER DOWNGRADE, very important. If you do this.. then understand that there is nothing you can do to revive you phone.
4) Have any doubts, ask someone in mobile forums(although I doubt anyone would help you there) or here.
5) Follow step 1... keep the guide running in background, follow the given step by step procedure and flash your device.