I recently picked up a 6230 and as I already have a 6600 and a lot of people wanted to know which to choose here's a few thoughts.
The 6230 is a very good phone with feature set that's hard to beat. It's also quite flawed. The screen is not only small, it's also pretty average in quality. It's perfectly fine for navigating the menus and doing the things a good phone should to, it's cr@p at displaying any kind of detailed images, be they wallpapers or photos. Nokia have made it seem worse by supplying pale, pastel and indistinct wallpapers which makes it seem even more washed out than it is. As screens go, if quality really matters to you the 6230 will leave you feeling short changed.
The keypad, despite the many complaints, is great in my opinion, with one exception. The D-Pad works fine to select a direction but to use it to select by pressing it in the middle is very hit-and-miss. This is made worse by the fact that NOKIA seem to have disabled the left hand soft button as a "select" option, a very strange move.
Build quality is good and the panels fit so well that they're a bitch to remove. Pull on the raised area that the lens sits in to remove the back.
As for the 6600, so far I have found only two real gripes, the time it takes to fire up, hardly a biggie, and it's slightly large size. In just about every respect the 6600 is a vastly superior phone with better screen, better build quality, more flexible operation, some wonderful themes available and some really great games and apps.
I didn't like the pictures of the 6600, I liked it better in the flesh and with every passing day I grow to like it more. I'm no Nokia fanboy, in fact I'm more likely to be considered anti-Nokia, but I think the 6600 will one day be seen as one of Mokia's all-time great phones.
So in short, if you like a good, solid, hard working phone that does it all well, the 6630 is a good choice if you can accept the shortcomings. It probably appeals to the same user that would still rate the 6310i as an all-time great (http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,133,00.html)
However, if the slightly flabby sides don't turn you cold, and the lack of a built-in radio isn't essential, I have to suggest the 6600 as the better phone every time.
The MMC card does not work at all. I have bought a new card - does not work. Existing card does not work in card reader - pile of poo - not happy.
i just bought this mobile and its the best mobile ever. i totally recommend this phone to anyone. Plus the screen isnt that bad.
This model nokia 6230 is so nice and easy to function... Only if the prices go down, I can buy it... this phone model is just too good...
there is an application that allows you to view HTML pages it's called WebViewer, it runs on a java enabled phone
can any one help me out whether 6230 have web browser? can we see html sites on this phone? then how ?
Hi, im currently shopping around for a phone, im definately getting a nokia but i am trying to decide whether to get a 6230 now, or wait and get the amazing 6630. i cant decide which would be better, i dont like the screen size of the 6230, its really too small i think. Is there anything in the 6230 that is better, or that the 6630 doesnt have?
Ps: would anybody have any idea as to what price the 6630 would be? i presume its gonna be pretty pricey!!!!
Any replies would be appreciated. thanks
im not sure whether to get th n6230 or the sek700 can you help me? SAFE
it's very good
i need to know if the nokia 6230 can record video until the memory lasts??. I heard from a phone dealer that it only takes 10sec videos.
Each has its good and bad, k700i look like a toy calculatorwhereas 6230 like a remote controller.
My choice is clear, nokia has good resales values (like toyota car) whereas k700i has no good resales values.
can any one tell me whether 6230 have web browser? can we see html sites on this phone? then how?
hi! can anyone help me what phone to buy? im choosing between nokia 6230, nokia 7610 and sony ericsson K700i. thanks!
god site. good phone
To Passion of Phone and fsstwy:
please can you tell me whether 6230 can have web browser? can we see html sites on this phone?
what is 40MB??? well, k700 can only have 500+ items in the address book, that's items! not slots or names.. so the firstname, family name is already 2 items, so basically if you put 1 tel no. per name u can only have 166+ on the phone book, yikes!
so put a full CD tracts, thats 10 to 12 songs, and how many pics now??? what about ur movie???
why bother with a 256MB MP3, if u can use that money to buy a phone that can have as much 1GB MMC card, that does MP3, can be used to load any files, like a flash disks, play games, has FM stereo, and so forth??.... cmon people get real...
To Passion of Phone and Lisa:
I personally feel that SE K700i is better than Nokia 6230, (no offence).
The reasons are as below
1) The SE K700 design is much nicer and pleasing than the N6230 which at first glance does indeed look like a calculator. N6230 has no special design.
2) One thing i woulld clarify is that Sony Ericsson phones only charge up to its full battery perfomance only after aroung 5-8 times of charging. It means that a New K700 will only function at its full battery performance after the user use it for more than 2 weeks. It is true, u can view the opinions for K700i for further clarification. :>
3) Even though SE K700 does not have a extended memory slot, it is still capable of storing up to 6-7 MP3 songs.
The sound quality is also very good.
If u want to listen to lots of MP3 songs in one go, it would be more advisable to buy a 256MB MP3 player instead. The SE700 FM radio is also a good source of music. :)
4) The SE K700i mailny focuses its abilty in its 4x digital zoom camera rather than its Stoarge problem. SE700 with its 41MB space is already enough to takes more than 50 pic.(Maybe more than that!)
5) Nokia6230, though has a 128MB MMC, its camera features is not as good as SE K700 as SE700 has a more advanced camera functions. Furthermore, how does one take picture using N6230 when its screen are so small to focus.
6) Hence for those of u who are still not sure of which one to buy, N6230 or E398 or K700i, I would reccomend K700i!
Its definitely worth th e money~
i just bought this N6230 a few days ago...but i has some strange problem..when someone misscalled to my phone (the phone ring as normal)..but after when the person send a message to my phone...thats no message tone coming out from the speaker!!...i bought this phone back to the shop and the salesman help me to upgrade the phone's software to a newer version....but the problem still appear...can anyone tell me how to solve this problem????
Lisa, I think Nokia 6230 is better. Personally I used 6230 for 3 mths and sold it, bought the K700i and only used for 2 weeks. Sold the K700i and bought the 7610 and also used for 2 weeks. Eventually bought back the 6230 and I think I will stick to this 6230 for long unless the phone is better than 6230.
K700i looks nicer but it does not have MMC memory slot for expansion, the joy stick a bit of sensitive and the phone response is a bit slow. Worst is the battery performance, very quickly the battery drains out. For the Nokia 7610, it's appealing but the keypad rather odd. It's suppose to be a highend phone but lack of infrared port and no radio. Though it is smaller than 6600 but it's still quite big andf heavy.
6230 may not be perfect but it is a small phone with everything built-in. Normally, I took pictures and transfer to my pc and it's still look sharp. Another plus point, I can simply take the MMC card to the studio and develop photographs and change express covers whenever I like (K700i cannot). Hope this can help you in the decision making to buy either K700i or Nokia 6230.
Which phone do you think is better, the Nokia 6230 or the Sony Ericsson K700i?