hi. im not a high tech person so i have a question. What are you talking about when you say software 5.24 and 5.50? i dont no what this means so please explain. thanks heaps lewy
To Original Jamaican,
Hey there dude am a 6230i user version 3.88, and boy do I wish we had u over on our opinion side. Wen I was buying my phone I had the choice to choose btwn my phone and the Sony Ericsson K750 & while sometimes I regret not buying the SE, with its 2 mp camera & all, wen I read ur inputs and praises 4 this phone I don’t regret anymore. Anyway I wanted to know what software u could recommend for audio conversion e.g. mp3 to aac etc and weather its free to download over the net. Am asking coz my friend gave me a software to try out called easy cd-da extractor a 30 day trial version and while it converted very easily wen I load the converted files to my phone (aac and mp4) my phone would sometimes play the file without any sound then restart its self then on a second attempt it would play the file without problems then wen I try it later on the same story all over again. This only happens only with the files that I converted with that software, the rest work like a charm even CD’s that I rip using nokia’s audio manager in 2 aac format are brilliant. Pliz ur input will be appreciated. I also wanted to know the headsets that u use with ur 6230, do u use nokia headsets or do u use a nokia audio adapter. Thanks in advance.
786, thank you for helping out SHA but never dare leave out the 'version 2' part of the 6230's Operating System platform. This Series 40 platform is much more of a pleasure to use compared to version 1. It also provides more flexibilty, more features and very convient use of older features eg. being able to create a folder no matter where you are in the gallery, even if you start a 'file move' process and realised that you didn't create a folder prior to you beginning the 'file move' process. I find this very handy if you are transferring a file from internal memory to MMC and you reach deep into the MMC just to realise that you want the file in a folder of it's own, you can create a folder without restarting the file move transfer again from square one. Series 40 version 2 aka S40v2 makes a world of a difference compared to Series 40 version 1.
this symbian version is Series 40 "non symbian" its a simple easy to use platform..i think its the best platform
the phone is damn cool. is there a way to play music files of memory card in music player. n wat symbian version is this phone
what does CSTN (it's a spec of mobile screens) stands for?????? can someone expand it for me.
thanks..i can play mpeg4"s on my 6233 since its got a big screeen and stuff...il download the converter so it can play the codec ones....thanks for the advice original_jamaican..
The 6230 *DOESN'T* play direct MPEG-4 files. However, it WILL play 3GP files encoded with the MPEG-4 codec. To break it down for you: some software tools used to create 3GP files will allow you to either use a codec called H.263, another codec called MPEG-4 and in some cases, a codec called X-VID. The 6230 ONLY supports H.263 and MPEG-4. If you should encode a video file using the X-VID codec it WON'T work when you try to open the file on the phone.
The H.263 codec is the best overall codec based on my findings because when you encode video files at a high bitrate, especially large video files, in using MPEG-4 the video sometimes stagger a bit and show little square boxes when the camera change from a scene. With the H.263 codec the video normally runs smoothly even if it was encoded at a high bitrate.
Some programs allow you to manually enter a bitrate while others only allow you to use pre-selected bitrates. Bitrates can start from 1kbps to about 512kbps. If you are serious about video quality DON'T select anything below 128kbps and try not to go as far as 512kbps. 512kbps is a very high bitrate and the video, regardless of which codec you use, will drag every now and again during playback...in addition to that, too high a bitrate drains your battery more quickly and stresses the phone processor. For the record, I use 128kps for good quality and adequate battery life and 216kbps for high quality while compromising the battery life a bit. The choice is yours BUT follow my guidelines.
This whole video thing can be confusing though because 3GP files should have a .3gp file extension BUT there are some cases where you will find files labelled as MPEG-4 which works with the phone. These files have a .mp4 file extension. The ONLY reason why these files work is because they have a trace of 3GP encoding in them, that's the only conclusion I can think of. I have received .mp4 files from other phones which worked easily on my phone. However, these .mp4 files that work with the Nokia 6230, if you should check the details of the file using your phone options, you will see the text in the details saying that the format of the file is 3GP.
My advice, if you come across a MPEG-4 file and really want it, send it to your phone and cross your fingers because it will either work or don't work. It all depends on how the file was encoded and we CAN'T tell just by looking at the file. It's simply a trial and error procedure. There's nothing more I can say in regards to this topic. I have said all I could possibly say. Keep me posted. Take care 786.
I have used version 5.35 a few times on a friend's 6230. I saw no problems. In fact, you may mistake it for 5.24 based on the speed and trouble free operations. In comparison to 5.50, 5.35 still beats it in terms of overall phone speed, that may be the only thing it beats 5.50 at. Regardless, I still think 5.24 has an advantage over the other firmwares so I personally stick to 5.24. Hope my answer was helpful PREM. Take care.
what'bout Version 5.35 for this mobile. is it better or worse than 5.24 & 5.50??????
Thanx in advance.
Based on my personal experience reverting back to 5.24 from 5.50 WON'T damage your phone. I'm not saying it's impossible but it's hard for software to damage hardware. Sudin, if you currently have 5.50 and want to try 5.24 go ahead and don't worry about a thing.
In regards to the earphone question, I checked Nokia's site to see the latest earphones which are compatible with Nokia 6230 and I picked this one: "Nokia Boom Headset HDB-4" and this is what Nokia have to say about it: This modern headset comes with basic handsfree functionality and a convenient over-the-ear concept providing excellent audio quality. I would give it a try because it not only provides stereo but apparently good bass as well. Take care until we speak again.
nokia 6230 is a very reliable phone with a good battery and great performance
To Original Jamaican: Thanx for ur help. I tried 512 mb MMC memory card of kingston and it works cool. Now i dnt need my mp3 player. Only 1 thing i want next is that a good headphone or earphone which gives good sound n stereo sound. I am using HDS-3 earphone. Its sound is very good. I want to ask u is that is there any other type which is better than this one. OR a bluetooth device which i can hear in both ear not only in 1 ear. Plz tell.
i would like if someone will be able to give more info about itunes..
i never had this handset but is about to purchase it cuz i think it is a very good phone. in fact all nokias..
well i would say without doubt the nokia 6230 is the worlds best phone ,it has everthin u want camera, video, mp3, extendable memory ,bluetooth, infrared ,radio etc .
i will recommend anyone 2 buy the 6230 without hesitation .thanks a lot for NOKIA 4 producin a phone like this