I think that everyone has his/her own experiences with the brands. Dani has a good experience with SE w850i and I think it´s totally valid his opinion.
In my case I always had good experiences with nokia. Since my father when bought his first phone (5125) until these days having a 6682, a 6230 (my best phone), my sister having a 6131 and my mom a 6670 and 6230i. To put an example my preferred phone so far is 6230 because it never give me problems, I dropped like 100 times and still works like a charm, it doesn´t hang and the interface is very fast. The extras are good quality mp3 player ad vga camera (the best in my opinion between vga cameras).
But this 6230 is 4 years old and is logical that are better equipped phones these days like dani´s w850 or k800, 6500 slide to say some. But I still like this above others because its durability (I think that any of the newest phones can´t survive all the hits, crashes and even some splashes that my 6230 suffered). But maybe one day I´ll find another phone that deserves to outplace my current first place (6230) like dani or maybe not. I´m thinking on buy 6120c or 5700 cause I´m satisfied with s60 (6682)
my previous is me with the name *Dani*
anyway SE's are tough! as in their build quality is tough! my W850i has coped with being in water. fallen out of my bike while riding a bike! been in sand, been in water,been crushed, been squashed, been in ice,been in heat ..and it works like new!
and it has Walkman 2.0 and the 2MP camera beats Nokia kind off. battery life is 5-days.even with Walkman Multimedia!!!
dont worry OJ im still a Nokia Boy and will always own Nokia phones! and 1 Day Nokia might just number 1 for me.
thats why im embarassed the thing is iv owned a SE W850i since 2006 and till now it has given me NO Problems!! since i use my Phone for Multimedia Camera/Music etc SE win in those categorys! to tell the Truth SE make slightly better Phones in Multimedia then Nokia but Nokia are goood i use them to but not totally im still a Nokia User always will be Nokia always satisfy me, but most of that changed after i bought a SE W850i !
Please OJ Respect SE there such a good company honestly Nokia N-Series could never get to the level of SE Walkman and Cyber-shot iv tested a N95 and its nowere close to Cyber-shot/Walkman Phones!
i Know Nokia are the world leader and best selling phones in the world but come on? i soppose its about to taste i never knew SE would be that good
Nokia is still good in their own way!
heres your answer im embarrased !
third best phone i owned. 6230 exceeded my expectations in every way !!!
Yeah what OJ said is right. A couple times that happened to my 6230 and I was going to format the MMC when I first think to restart the phone. In that way my MMC content restored again and the second time I needed to remove and put again the MMC. Anyway this is an excellent phone.
P.D: My mom bought last saturday a 6230i for a bargain price (55 U$D) new! so now I have 6230 and its succesor available. Both are great
To ZEESHAN & DANI:
At times the memory card may seem corrupt but it isn't. What you can do first is take out the memory card, switch the phone back and then check the gallery to see if everything is back to normal. If everything is back to normal then you need to keep reinserting the memory card until it works properly again. More than likely the Gallery will return to normal after you take out the CARD and switch the phone back on. However, if memory card doesn't work properly again after reinserting it then refer to my suggestions below.
Whenever this memory card mystery happened to me I would turn the phone off, take out the memory card and re-insert it. Sometimes I would have to repeat the process a few times but it eventually came back to normal. Sometimes you have the reinsert it quite a few times before it registers correctly again. You can also take out the battery while the phone is on to give it a quick a perk then reinsert the memory card.
If reinserting it a few times doesn't work. Take out the battery, SIM and memory card and leave them out for about an hour or more. Doing this resets the phone's software.
DO NOT FORMAT THE MEMORY CARD unless none of the above suggestion works. ONLY FORMAT THE MEMORY CARD AS A LAST RESORT.
your memory card has got Currupt, go to options in Gallery and then click *Format Memory Card* and then the memory card should work again..if not the Memory card is 100% not usable
the same thing happend to mine in my 6230i
my problem is that i downloaded a ringtone from internet and suddenly when i finished downloading i played the tune it was playing nicely after half tone played the switched off and then i on the phone the gallery was complettly empty no photos,no music files,nothing at all so can u pls help me out of this thanx if u can mail me at my email add thanx
I want to know if i can download themes to this phone, cos i tried to download many themes, but it was said that this file format was not supported............ can anyone tell me if i can download themes to this phone, if yes can u please tell me which file format it should be.............
sd memory cards or micro sd with sd adaptors are working on this phone?
MMC = Multimedia Memory Card
If you are having trouble getting your 512MB card to work then the problem is with the brand.
There are some known issues with some manufacturer's memory cards not working at all as well as some capacity from a manufacturer working fine and other capcity from the same manufacturer working fine. For example, it was said that Kingston 128MB worked fine yet Kingston's 256MB didn't work fine. In the case with Kingston, that may have been to the limitation on the first firmware release for 6230 which was 3.15. I'm sure all of this was resolved with the later firmwares and now every capacity up to 2GB should work fine PROVIDING you have a later firmware.
In my experience with MMCs brands like A-Data (512MB), Kingston (1GB) and Super Talent (256MB)worked fine. More than likely higher capacity cards from these said brands will work perfectly too. These capacity cards worked fine on firmware 5.24 which is what my phone has.
ANIE, if you are going to buy a MMC for your 6230 these days make sure it's a MMC Plus! and not the regular MMCs as the standard MMCs are much slower. MMC Plus! have a much faster read/write data transfer rate so navigating and opening stuff on your memory card will be much quicker.
You can check Howardforums, as well as others, for a list of compatibily memory cards.
Most of these lists are from 2004 but you can use it as a cross reference and also read what users had to say about their 1GB cards etc.
Hope you found my post very informative. Take care and good luck with your mobile endeavours.
To ALEX DJG:
You are WRONG. The MMC limit is 2GB. I had a 1GB MMC Plus! which worked perfectly with my 6230 until the day I sold it. If you are going to be using high capacity memory cards such as 1GB or 2GB it's best to upgrade to the later firmwares as the older firmwares will register the total capacity as less Firmwares lower than 5.24 normally sees a 1GB as 80MB but you can still store more than 80MB worth of stuff on it.
The bottomline is that a 1GB will still work with those older firmwares. Old in my book is 4.40, 4.28 and anything lower. Overall 5.24 was the very best firmware. It made the phone move faster, the VGA photos looked really clear (more like Megapixel photos) and everything in the phone ran smootly.
Best of all, when you put a 1GB MMC in a 6230 with 5.24, it was registered as 1GB (990.2MB due to formatting) and there were no problems getting the memory card to work.
What do you mean for you continuous mp3 playing?? if you talk about playing lots of music hits phone is capable to do it. You would never have problems with that. About the e-books reader I don´t think there is some available for this phone. Mainly because those programs are some heavy and this phone accept only java programs up to 128kb each. But is a great phone. 2 years with it and still working
can someone tell me how to play mp3s continually in the 6230? can someone tell me how can i read ebooks in this phone?