My 6300 is ok but I haven't abandoned my beloved 6230. In fact I use it every night because by night my 6300 battery is normally finished due to me being on a service where I talk to a particular person all day long...a VIP service here in Jamaica where you pay a flat rate and talk all you want for the month. Normally by the time I get home I have to plug in the 6300 to charge and then I'm back to my trusty 6230.
LUIS, funny enough I decided to do a speed test between 6230 and 6300 last night and I tell you, my assumption about the 6300 handling the memory card faster was wrong. I put both of them side by side and pressed both keys simultaneously to see which one would open the memory card faster and the speed on both phones were the same. I have a feeling that the 6230 might open larger folders more quickly though, I am going to put that thought to the test later tonight. I have a 245MB folder on my 6230, I'm going to transfer it to my 6300 and see which phone opens that folder first. I have a feeling the 6230 will win.
Even though both phones handle the memory card at similar speeds the 6230 definitely handles the internal memory faster than 6300. For example, when the 6230 is in standby mode and you press the 'Menu' key, the menu appears instantly while the 6300 takes about 1.5 second so while there's no delay on the 6230 there's a slight delay on the 6300. I cannot crucify the 6300 for the slower speed though because we have to remember that there's 16.7 million colours to generate with each press of a key whereas the 6230 have 65,536 colours. In other words if we were to use the 6230's processor in the 6300, the 6300 would move really slow... look at the 6230i which turned out to have a lag in speed because the resolution was increased to 208x208 while the same processor from the original 6230 was used. When there's a change in resolution or colours the processor speed needs to be increased. So all in all the 6300 has a faster processor seeing that it has a 240x320 resolution and 16.7 million colours and yet the speed is right up there with 6230. So the bottomline is that the 6300 has a faster processor than 6230 but when put to the test the 6230 churns out a bit more speed. The difference in speed is nothing to complain about. You have to put both phones side by side and give them a thorough test to see the speed difference. All in all the 6300 is 'basically' as fast as the 6230.
I still have this phone. I was going to sold it to my cousin but he preferred to buy a cheap and crappy Motorola so I´ll keep it for a little more. A year and eight months after I bought it, still a good phone, it´s still on sale in my country (México) even if 6230i and 6300 are available too. The price of this phone has dropped down and now it cost 110 usd (it cost me 250 in December'05), only 20 usd. more than a 6080. So here is a great value for a phone like this and so durable. I´m still looking for a replacement but simply I can´t find it. Waiting for 6120c or a mid level S60, because I want to have office document viewer. But still love this phone and I´ll hardly have a better phone than my loyal 6230. Any other recommendation for a replacement??? OJ: How are you with your 6300?
Whenever I visit GSMArena the first place I check is the 6230 forum and then the 6300 forum. So Ben, as you can see, I WON'T turn my back on the 6230 users who need help (smile).
I got my new 6300 on August 27 but still used the 6230 for calls for a week and a half...until I decided to start using my SIM card in the 6300 last Wednesday (September 6th). BEN I tell you, it's a lovely phone. It handles the memory card faster than the 6230. Where was your friend's 6300 made ? Do you have any idea ? Mine was made in Hungary which is the best way to go. European phones are the best...clearer display, clearer sound . If you get one, you won't imagine having a better phone.
You know I love my 6230 and I STILL have it, haven't sold it...yet. I have had the 6230 for more than 2 years...the LONGEST I have ever had a cell phone for. I normally changed my phone in a few months or within a year maximum. When I had the 6230 using I told myself that it would have probably been my last phone...so BEN, for me to switch to 6300 you know it had to impress me enough.
OH WOW u sold ur beloved 6230? wow thats quit a blow. Its been a while since i was last on this forum, but am glad for u. U made a good decsion to buy a 6300 a friend of mine had it and it makes my 6230i look fat and ugly + its totally sleek he had a 2gb card on it how cool is that but unfortunatley he lost it in a club last weekend and it was only 8 weeks old. Do take care of urs and do not desert us here sice u have upgraded... I might just sell my 6230i too to get a 6300 or Sony Ericsson W810i. Cheers
Did you already bought 6300??
Or you chose it, but you haven´t bought it yet??
I think it´s a good choise, enjoy your new phone, and I hope to see your comments in this 6230 forum, even if you already have 6300 to help people with problems on their 6230s. I´m going to sell my 6230 tomorrow or tuesday to one of my cousins so I know it´ll be in good hands and it´s for much the best phone I ever had. I was thinking on a replacement and maybe I´ll pick 6300 too. 6233 isn´t available in my country but maybe i´m going to wait a little more to see more models to come to my country. If not come any of my interest I´ll keep on my mind the idea to buy 6300. Please when you have your first weeks with your 6300 please comment us your experience with it. Maybe that will help me to my decission. thanks in advance
The biggest debate for the year is whether the 6230 successor's is Nokia 6300 or 6233. It's something that will make your head hurt. I will tell you why I chose the 6300 as my true replacement.
First of all the phone is the same as 6230's whereas the 6233 can only accomodate 500 contacts, big downgrade there for me. The 6300 is lighter in weight, 91 grams whereas the 6233 is 110 grams. The 6300 software is MORE enhanced with Feature Pack 2 compared to 6233's Feature Pack 1. The 6300 comes with Macromedia Flash Lite 2.0 whereas 6233 comes with Flash Lite 1.1. MOST OF ALL the 6300's screen BLOWS away the 6233 with 16.7 Million 24 bit true colour compared to 6233's 262,000 colours. Finally it's slimmer and more attractive. I'm NOT saying the 6300 is better than the 6233 in every area, all I'm saying is that I weighed the pros and cons between both devices between both phones and decided to go with the 6300. We all know that with Nokia you give and take when it comes to similarly configured phones but in the end one particular model stands tall. My primary reason and the most important reason for purchasing a phone is the telephony department and the 6300 beats the 6233 with it's 1,000 capacity phone book.
Hey Jamaican....nice to hear that at last you have changed your phone. personally i don't think 6300 is a better phone. the battery life is for a day only and camera is not good and the phone becomes hot while talking. i used this model in March 2007 and got rid of it within a month. now i own the slimmest phone in the world i.e. Samsung u100 (5.9 mm) which blows other models. the features that i like on u100 are below:
1. Built in answering machine (which saves money on accessing your voice mail)
2. Reject list (this helps when you don't want receive call/message from someone particular, you can add his no. in the reject list and he/she cannot access you)
3. Whisper mode (this helps when you are in a noisy environment, the person on the other side can hear you voice loud and clear, which i have tried and really works well)
4. Camera is 3.2 mega pixel and video records in Mp4 format.
5. Very wide screen and one will enjoy reading messages.
6. Multiple alarms.
The best modern phone replacement for the 6230 is the nokia 6233. It's better than the 6300 because it has stereo speakers and an infra red port. The software on the 6300 is the same as that of the 6233 and they are both s40 3rd edition. They also have similar a screen size and they both have the same features. The best replacement for 6230 is 6233 and not 6300. I'm having trouble with this phone(6230) because I can't delete any of the saved configuration settings. Please if any of us know how to delete this please tell us on this forum. Thanks in advance
To the unknown:
well, 6120c isn´t the newer 6230, but it has a shape and something that remember me the 6230. but for my point of view it´s the best sucessor for my 6230. And that because I´m looking for a phone with S60, and I heard so many good points of this phone. I have read the review, and I love it. great for me, but only waiting for its introduction to Mexican market, but I´m almost sure that it´ll be here because I think it´ll be a best seller
What LUIS said is worthy of your contemplation but the ONLY phone I saw a real need to get at this moment in time was the 6300. For 2 years I kept my old 6230 because I didn't see anything better to upgrade to...until now. I still have my old 6230 but the 6300 has blown it away...I never thought a phone would astound me after using the legendary 6230. The 6300 has changed that course and has gotten me excited again!!!
You need to think in some things.
First: what type of phone do you want?? If you want a real eye catcher, beauty and top materials phone, there is the 7373.
But if you want a phone more serious, classic designed but elegant and with top quality materials too there is the 6300.
And well you were talking about the 7373 but if I can suggest one phone to pick up I can suggest you the 6120c. I have heard so many good opinions of this phone and has a good price equivalent to the other two phones (7373 and 6300) and it has Symbian OS and 3.5G but less quality materials.
SECOND: The equipment of both phones are very good. All of them have 2mpx camera, 2" 16m color displays, lightweight (specailly 6120c even if it´s a smartphone), FM radio and mp3, bluetooth 2.0 with A2dp (stereo bluetoth). The three have excellent equipment and the only cmoplain I have of them is the battery life (maybe you will need to charge anybody of them daily or 2 days especially 7373 because its smaller capacity battery)compared to my 6230 which sometimes live 3 days without charge. But if you don´t care to have to charge it every day or second day anyone is a good choice. I am really thinking on wait to 6120c or pick the 6300 (and I don´t care if I need to charge one of them daily). So it´s your choice, which phone you prefer. You won´t regret anyone of them. Good luck
Sorry to hear about your phone but I need to correct you on one thing. The Nokia 6230 wasn't released 4 years ago. It was officially released in April 2004 so it's 3 years since it's release.
Instead of going for the 7373 I would suggest you go with the 6300. The Nokia 6300 is said to be the real successor for the 6230. I have my Nokia 6230 as of this writing and I still LOVE my 6230. However, so far, the Nokia 6300 is the BEST selling phone of 2007 and believe me it doesn't take a genius to see why, it has beauty and brains and it's selling like hotbread. Pick up one before everywhere is out of stock.
Read this article. It tells about the major sales Nokia have had this year and the Nokia 6300 is one of the MAIN reasons.
Hope you found my advice helpful.