Yeah i found it quite irritating as well just take it to a nokia dealer and have the port realigned it comes loose when u drop it etc
My 6230i has that problem with its Pop port the sound keeps cutting,it seems i have that problem with my 6230i to.ouch never new until i read your post down below.:(
good choice 6300 its a good phone! 6233 i think is not that good compared to 6300
To Original Jamaican
Hey there sorry 4 the long delay remeber my 6230i had a prob with the popport connector and the sound kept cutting, well the connector was loose so i had it realligned coz it was loose, thats what they told me at the nokia center so it should work well now. It seems it was not put properly at the factory.
i read u also want to get a new Nokia well unlike our buddy 786 i quite like the 6233 coz of the metalic body and awesome stereo speakers the display is also awesome with small changes here and there to the UI, i dont find it that much advanced over the 6230i but its better all round albeit the small internal memory & the phone book. Nokia hae also changed the charger connector DUMB DUMB move coz now u cant charge ur phone as easily as b4, u know, someone with a nokia 3310 or 1100 can help u out with a charger now its quite a bit difficult,almost every one has a nokia.
6233 also has VGA video recording and its music player sound output as well as all 3rd edition S40 UI phones is quite loud much more than the 6230/6230i. It also has 3g as well.
On the other hand the 6300 is also tempting its slim like the L7 & also has steel body panels, it has no pop port which i think is gr8 and its music player is awesome with playlist support etc jus like Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, it also looks alot of a hell cooler than the 6233. Its diplay is devine as well even better than the 6233 16 mill colours, but its camera is inferior 2 the 6233.
Mmmmmh tough choice btwn the two, oh the 6233 is cheaper but make sure u get one -if u do- with the latest firmware coz pple have complined about bugs with early versions and the bluetooth not identifing motorola phones. It also does fell good in ur hand and has the best keys i have ever pressed (except the side ones).
Oh yeah i also like Sony Ericcsons too, just a suggestion, i know u r a Nokia die hard so am i but the W810 is sooo tempting, awesome 2mp camera and sound quality unmathced.
U can use Apple's i tunes to convert mp3's to M4A's so as to make large files smaller 4 ur 6230/6230i but retain sound quality.
Rock on Nokia.
Thank you for the advice. I will definately try to get my hands on a 6300. Right after you recommended it I saw GSMArena do a review of it. You mentioned it to me BEFORE the review right ?
When GSMArena first announced it in November news I read it but 5 months later it's something easily forgotten after reading some many news reports after. I'm glad you mentioned it though because I completely forgot about it. It's sad though that it doesn't have infrared. However, other areas make up for that. Big up everytime 786.
instead of you getting Nokia 6233 get 6300 becuse its a good upgrade from 6230 but 6233 has identical feautres to 6230 (updated feautures) the choice is up to you>
thanks for the advice but unfortunately i have tried all those before, i got fedup and wanted some advice.anyway thanks.i will have to find a nokia which definitely is time consuming and i really do not have time.
First of all you need a PC connection and Nokia PC Suite. Do you have all of these ? Answer me and we can move on from there.
how can i select wich tracks i want in may playlists?
i have mp3's to listen, and ringtones, and the phone puts all in playlist when i'm using the music player. what should i do?
well to be honest i DONT really like 6233 the reasons are:
3G(i dont need 3G)
the 3rd edition OS is abit harder to use
the phone slows down with 1GB microSD if the firmware is old..
these are the things i like about 6233:
stereo speakers(3D sound)
VGA video (15fps) < same 6230
2mp resolution (1600+1200)
the pop port is very loud with 3.5 jack stard earphones.
i do regret getting 6233 becuase i acchewly SOLD my oringal 6230 for it which i now regret doing..6233 is a good update of 6230 but the features are abit dull and not as good as 6230 soo in conclusion original jamaican YES do get 6233 but TRUST ME on this you will be using 6230 more!! iv owned all of them 6230 6230i and 6233..my opinion 6230 still is best!!!
thanks for telling me about the 1GB working in 6230 ...now all i have to do is BUY a 6230 again!!!
First of all, you CANNOT get a firmware update using the internet...unless you are going to use a computer to download the firmware and then take it to a repair shop or someone to install the file on the phone for you.
I don't know if what I'm about to say will work on your phone but I somehow miraculously fixed a 3310 with a speaker problem just like yours. First I did a reset, turned off the phone, took out the battery, squeeze the tip of the speaker and then knocked the phone, the speaker part, in the palm of my hand. When I turned it on the speaker was working just like new again, as loud as it was before and it hasn't stopped since...that was about 3 months ago.
The ONLY thing is that because the Nokia 3310 is made of rubber I was able to squeeze it...but your speaker is made from hard plastic material so I guess you can try everything I did EXCEPT the squeezing part. Good luck and I really hope you get your sound back.
I purchased a 1GB late last year, November 23rd to be exact and it has been working fine up to now...NO corruption, NO glitches, NO slow downs, NO freezes, NO crashes...so YES I would say it works fine with the original 6230.
786, tell me what you honestly think about the 6233, I have been giving thought to acquiring one as a second phone...is it worth the upgrade ? Other than the 500 contacts limit, are you satisfied with the features and performance ?
i am in a big problem. can anyone be kind enough to help me out? my nokia 6230 speaker stopped working suddenly. and please let me know where to get an firmware update on the internet?
hello again i need to know if 6230 can read a 1GB MMC with no problems because i have a 1GB MMC for my 6230i and people are saying that 6230i only holds up to 512MB and i have used the 1GB MMC in 6230i for 2 months and its got currupt becuase 6230i can only hold up to 512MB and 6230 can run with 1GB with no problems is it true?????
regards 786 thanks in advance
Firmware 5.24 fixed many bluetooth problems that the earlier firmwares had. Upgrade to 5.24 or later. Your options are 5.24, 5.26, 5.35 and 5.50. Personally I prefer 5.24 for a number of reasons.
Jamaican,cn i ask u dis?D0es 6230i,wth i,cn handle a 1 or 2gb mmc?S0ri but i just wnt to ask.Have u use already 6230i?Cn it handle a 1or2gb mmc?Reply pls.Nid ur help.Do themes cn be use if they are in the mmc?Wats the latest frmware?Tnx.
This phone has so many features that you stumble across new things every now and again.
A few tips that you probably won't find in the manual.
If a folder name is too long you can see the entire folder name by highlighting the folder and pressing the pound key also known as number sign key (#).
While playing a video clip that same number sign key mutes and unmutes the audio. This may prove useful if you quickly need a moment of silence without stopping the movie.
Once you connect the Nokia 6230 to a PC, double clicking a Java file (.jar) will easily install that file to the phone, whether it's a game or application. It will first prompt you asking if you would like to install the application to the phone, just say YES. This is by far the easiest and quickest way to install java apps to the Nokia 6230 and I don't see this method possible with other brands of phones. This is exclusive for the Nokia 6230.
While playing an audio file in the Music Player, pressing and holding the 'up' navigation key will REWIND the track and holding the 'down' key will FAST FORWARD the track. Many phones with Music Players CAN'T rewind and fast forward.
There's so much to love about the 6230, it's definately one of the GREATEST multimedia phones of all time !!!
You CANNOT increase the Nokia 6230's internal memory and you CANNOT install games on the memory card. Games are automatically installed in the phone's memory.
Sorry to hear about your bluetooth problems. I had some problems with my bluetooth at one point in time, which seemed to be hardware related more than software. I eventually got another unit and no problems with the new unit.
In your case though your bluetooth problems may be software related more than hardware. Do a factory reset if you haven't already done so. You can also take out the battery, MMC and SIM card and leave them out of the phone for a day. You could also take out the battery and hold the power button down for 30 secs. or more...this is said to reset the software, I don't know how true that is. If none of the above works then upgrade your firmware. What version firmware do you have at the moment ?