this phone is awesome!! i bought it last week, the touchscreen respon is very gud...
v.j.sony , 29 Oct 2010hi, guys,in my 5233 phone there is a delay in opening the Install .apps folder(about 5 seconds... more1. The reason the install application folder is taking time is because you have many applications lying all over the memory card. I recommend you to not open the install application folder, because of the following reasons, it doesn't show all the applications in your memory card; after installation of a particular application the phone again starts searching for the applications in order to refresh the list hence taking even more time. During this time if you lose your patience and press any buttons then the phone freezes(most of the time). I never open install application folder. Using the default file manager to search and install application is what i do.
2. No you can't change the touch sensitivity. Being oversensitive is a good thing. Although oversensitive is itself a meaningless word in case of resistive touchscreens.
3. Many of us here are searching for a way to make certain folders undetectable to the gallery. Haven't found any way till now. Although there is a CFW that has this feature. I forgot its name, (hey utk, what was its name?). Although making the phone's media player to search for songs from particular folder is a common feature in any CFW. There is no way (as far as i know) to lock any folder using passwords. I recommend you to use CFWs, as they make the phone much faster.
4. Till now i haven't found a reason why the phone decreases overtime. The phone detects these files as User Files, although it has nothing useful in it. So, resetting the phone once a month is a good way of keeping the phone memory healthy. Note: when you create backup file, don't select the last option.
Got this phone 2 days ago, ,after selling my Lg cookie. This is a lot faster in response time, scrolling through numbers, texting and menu usage. Deleting items like texts are also very quick, a lot quicker than lg cookie. Cookie's advantage is that is it a little thinner, it would fit in the pocket, but the nokia 5233 is bulkier and a little heavier. I thought the material/build of nokia 5233 is a little cheaper in comparison to lg cookie. HOWEVER, i much prefer the nokia for response time and user interface. Texting is a bliss. love it and surely recommend it. same price range in Brazil.
utk, 29 Oct 2010Creative EP-630, cost < 20 USD
Philips SHE9700, cost < 25 USD
Phillips SHH9800, cost &... moreUtk mate... I planning to buy another pair of earphones as I think my philips she9800 finally deserves a retirement. It has served me well for almost a year. In addition I also own a SHH9700 but I use it mostly during commutes. I prefer the quality of my 9800 for listening to music when I'm home especially before bedtime. In my city Kollam, it costs almost the same as the mrp i.e. 2500rs. Can you tell me the pricing in rupees and from where I can get it cheap.
For the time being I ain't gonna risk my savings on other alternatives like Sound magic PL30 or the CX300 as I don't think it will improve on SQ and soundstage apart from better noise isolation. Do you think there is a better alternative to the 9800? My budget is 2500 so CX300II and she9850 is out of my league. The important thing is I don't want to downgrade. I'm hoping for something better than 9800 at this price range or else I'm perfectly alright buying another 9800.
shane, 29 Oct 2010utk,sbdevilmind,sidewinder need sum help out here..well i installed ovi maps of 5230 frm d sit... moreMate.. I did come across a similar situation with Nokia Maps as well. This phone lacks the GPS hardware and depends on Network based positioning. So the accuracy of your position is subject to the proximity of the cell towers within the phone's range. So the closer the cell tower, the tighter the range of your location.
But do note that only some network towers and providers share the cell id position data with the device. A typical eg is that Airtel in my city supports location based positioning while my Reliance GSm sim does not. That means even if I have GPRS activated on my Reliance SIM it won't be able to display my current location. But everything else works just fine like map browsing and other maps services.
I've also noticed that Google maps has a better accuracy of pin pointing location than Nokia maps. Also Nokia maps takes a bit more time to update location than Gmaps. It might be because much of the computation is done on the phone itself instead of the cloud.
utk,sbdevilmind,sidewinder need sum help out here..well i installed ovi maps of 5230 frm d site..well it works fine..but it is unable to show my curent position...its shows my neighbouring city!!well i had tried gmaps bfore it worked fine..but nw even i doesnt show my position..says unavailable to show current position..i tried installing both seperartly so two maps apps r not a issue..can u suggest a solution?
sakshi , 28 Oct 2010hey guy hw is the mob ....in use and hw is it in touch and reponding time......is every thing... morehello... Nokia 5233 this gud in responding to finger tips. 16 million colours gives u better clarity... battery backup is fine...it gives u more once u decrease the brightness. If u r Crazy abt MUSIC...its good to buy...if 3G is compulsory go for 5230.
justbought5233, 29 Oct 2010hello mate. i am also requesting you to suggest me the best headphone/headset with price.Creative EP-630, cost < 20 USD
Philips SHE9700, cost < 25 USD
Phillips SHH9800, cost < 36 USD
The price quoted is from a shop in my city, so it may be a lot different in your country or city.
justbought5233, 29 Oct 2010hey wait wait buddy.i never said that opera mini symbian was useless.definitely it is a lot be... moredude,do not take it to that much.nobody here is a complete expert.we all are learners.please share whatever you know.that comment was simply from a misunderstanding.have a good day.
ya, buy it
itz a vry gud phone at an applaudable price..
and it has map too
best feature that makes it most conpicious is its camera quality
i advic u to go 4 it
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2010do not try to advice in matters in which you are not sure.Any body can easily understand that ... morehey wait wait buddy.i never said that opera mini symbian was useless.definitely it is a lot better than the jar one.all i said that it is not better than opera mobile 10.in opera mini,the pages are far more compressed than opera mobile.these two versions are totally different.i didn't pass a comment in air.if you want more clarification,just read opera's own comparison & details in opera's home page or read gsmarena's review.i am not an expert like sb & side but also not an dumb idiot.nothing personal.regards.
cedric, 29 Oct 2010how?what are the things or steps to dowith your phone browser go to m.google.com.Then click on 'more' in that page.You will get a list of google mobile services.From that select maps.You now get a link to download google maps mobile app. Download it to your phone and enjoy. It can work with or without gps. As 5233 lacks gps chip ,you will get your approximate location based on your mobile tower.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2010try google mapshow?what are the things or steps to do
cedric, 29 Oct 2010hey ! can anybody anybody answer my query , how to have a map in the home screen in nokia 5233 ?try google maps
hey ! can anybody anybody answer my query , how to have a map in the home screen in nokia 5233 ?
justbought5233, 29 Oct 2010sb,don't use this version.it is slightly better from jar,nothing else.i think you would also p... moredo not try to advice in matters in which you are not sure.Any body can easily understand that operamini symbian version is faster and well fits to a symbian phone than its java counterpart.Suggesting the ram eater operamobile 10 is another joke for the day.
hi, guys,in my 5233 phone there is a delay in opening the Install .apps folder(about 5 seconds).what is the probable reason ? In contrast the phone is oversensitive to touches when the application SPB shell is used.How to reduce it? How can i lock a new folder as a whole wih a password so that the files in it should not appear in mediaplayer ? My phone memory decreases slowly without any reason.As per the information got from this forum,i am daily deleting cache memory(xplore app).But not getting a complete solution . Waiting for the masters...........