CNET and many other official reviewers said the same thing. The 6230 can easily be underestimated because of it's simply looks. CNET went on to say that Nokia spared no expensive on the 6230. They loaded it with all the possible high end features in it's time.
Believe me, I was very skeptical to sold my 6230 but I have bought the 5700 two weeks before and I can´t hold two phones. It would be unfair for the 6230 to have it in the box. But I´m not so happy with the 5700 because the paint on the C and menu keys started to peel off. But for the rest it´s ok and I´m starting to like it more.
PD: IT´S GOING TO BE VERY HARD (IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE) TO FIND A PHONE THAT CAN BEAT SOME DAY MY 6230, my 5700 isn´t even near (first it needs to survive at least a year). These are my words about 6230: A phone that seems "inoffensive´´ but inside its elegant body there is an unbeatable beast
trust me, you will regret selling the 6230 i still regret selling my 6230 after 2 years, i sold it 2 years ago to my uncle! and im still regretting selling it 2 years on!
the 6230 was really that good!
i miss it
now i got a W850i as you know
which is reminds me of 6230
It's very hard to say goodbye to my bes mobile ever:6230 (Isold it on January 28th)but finally I bought a 5700 and it's great but isn't so durablev(the paint on menu and c keys started to peel off) but is't a big letdown for me. As my last comment: nokia forever and I will remember this phone for the rest o my life as a revolutionary one, looking very business like but very user friendly and entertaining.
hiya does anyone know how to delete settings from connection settings?????? please let me no asap.... thanx in advance
It will work abroad depending on the network you want to use it with. The 6230 is Triband. The European version have a 900/1800 frequency band while the American version (known as 6230b) have a 850/1900 frequency band. You need to find a provider supporting the frequency based on the version 6230 that you have.
The 6230 was released in April 2004...4 years ago. Back in it's time it was the very best and it still poses a challenge for many new phones up to now.
This is the best phone by Nokia...ever
It has everything...only wish it had a good res snapper and a flash.
The phone has some good design parameters.
The panels are resistant to wear and tear too.
After this one,i really do not want to buy anything else
Probably the best phone of all the time. I had years of fun and 'connecting' with it. It still lives on, whether in our pockets or minds.
thanks so much for the info.
even with that, i'll still stick to the fone.
i dont think i want to use another fone! (at least for now).the fone is 4 yrs and still tite.
iv now voted 6230 as the best Phone iv have owned
recently my W850i is giving me some serious Problems! the problems are:
stopped reading memory card
slider loose and gives creaking noises
battery life has gone down to 1 day
Nokia is the BEST and Nokia is the BEST !!!!!!
Nokia are the BEST !
i could say that 10000 times over again and again !!
i agree with every word you say OJ and Luis
Nokia is the BEST !!!!!
TO: DANI & ORIGNAL_JAMAICAN
thanx for your ideas i realy appriciate but you know my phone gallery is gone not the memory card that time i was not using my memory card but now i m using ma memory card and the memory card is working properly but the phone gallery is not there and i cant even download anything if you have an idea pls tell thanx
I avoid SE too!! WIth that experience 4 years ago with a t226 I turned back to Nokia and since that time I´m still with Nokia and want another of its products (5700 or 6120c). Yeah I know that SE build quality is much worse than nokia (since I had the t226 and even with a friend with a less than a year old w810 that is very scratched and it lacks the battery cover).
Well I´m still a young person (I´m 17) and I never get bored of my 6230. Personally I don´t go for SE anymore because their W series phones are minded for young people but few months latter after the release of a W series phone they are seen in almost every corner and I prefer a more-original handset (that not everyone has). The worst is that every handset manufactured by SE has the same UI since 4 years ago and they are expensive for what they offer (in my country w880 is 60 U$ more expensive than 5700 and I prefer the last one a thousand more times for what it offers over w880)
Unfortunately receiving files directly to the memory card is NOT possible with 6230. That feature came out with the release of series 40 version 3 (s40v3) whereas 6230 is series 40 version 2. 6230 was the first Nokia to implement the s40v2 operating system and the best phone with that operating system.
you cant just avoid SE altoghether? thats abit biast i mean when i had 6230 i never knew for 1 second i would buy the W850i but since im 16 yrs old i slowly got bored of 6230 so then i just got the W850i and Dream Phone had come True! i still Use NOKIA and always WILL use Nokia !
its about taste i soppose!
I've had this fone for a while now.Great fone!Very durable.
Does anyone know how to recieve files via infra red or bluetooth directly to the memory card?
To DANI & LUIS:
The SE phones I'm talking about are T310, T610 and P800. Both the T310 and T610 both had joystick problems and some of the buttons didn't respond unless you pressed them hard. The P800 had some blackness at the bottom of the screen after it fell causing certain elements at the screen bottom not to be seen.
I visited the K750 forum a few times and one opinionist complained that his K750 fell and a permanent black line appeared in the middle of the screen. That reminded me so much of the P800 and I wasn't surprised. From my personal experiences and others I have read I know that SE phones lack durability and reliabilty. I just see the build quality as being poor.
I admit, those phones are from yesteryear but in recent times a friend of mine had a W810 and it fell in water or water caught it some other way and it stopped working so even the newer models still have their problems.
Based on these experiences I avoid SE at all costs. Furthermore, Nokia focuses more on the telephony department which IS the PRIMARY reason for buying a phone. SE focuses more on Multimedia which causes the telephony areas to lack.
The 6230 and the K700 were the BIGGEST RIVALS EVER in the mobile phone industry...reminds of of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. You will find MILLIONS of post about these two phones being compared to each other. The K700 was a turn off in the phonebook area and camera. The 6230 could store 1,000 contacts with all fields filled whereas the K700 could only store 510 items...which means if you filled all the fields you would only get 102 contacts. Compare 1,000 contacts to 102!!! The only advantage the K700 had was the video playback where it played AAC while the 6230 only supported AMR. That alone would NOT let me choose K700 over 6230.
The K700 died a long time ago BUT the 6230 still lives on today and will NEVER be forgotten.