To Original_Jamaican.. thanks for the clarification. I need one more suggetion from you. Can you tell me what are the advantages after upgarading the version from current version on 6230.
Hy, I found a nokia 6230 made in China.
The question is: how good it is, does anybody has a 6230 made in China(the one I saw it was grey)
Hi thanx to all for helping me with some of the problems i have got with this phone. I think i hav accidently upgraded my phone firmware. When i checked it was 5.50 now. What u guys say should i stick with it or should i put the 5.24 version. Which 1 would b nice. N how to make playlist in this phone. I tried n succeeded but when i tried to put multi playlists with different songs n with some same songs it said should i replace the previous song in other playlist. Does that mean that one particular song plays with only 1 playlist or it plays with multi playlists? Another problem i got is that i put 512 mmc card but the phone says that the card is not formatted, please format. When i try to format the phone says operation failed n doesnt work. There is not problem with the card as it works in the pc with card reader. What happened ? Is there various kinds of mmc cards? Please help.
To KENZO: As your phone is now, with v4.43, you can use a 1GB memory card but you wouldn't see the correct storage capacity due to a memory count flaw in that particular firmware. I wouldn't even say it's a flaw of such because originally the phone was said to accomodate up to ONLY 128MB MMC.
Overtime Nokia decided to give the consumers a break and released firmwares which supported higher capacity. When v4.43 was released, I don't think the 1GB memory capacity was in Nokia's mind but surprisingly v4.43 is able to recognise a 1GB MMC. When you check the memory size, you will see something like 80MB but ignore that because you can store stuff on the card going over that 80MB all the way up to 1GB. You just WON'T know how much capacity is really being used.
If you want to bypass that flaw and get the right statistics then you need to upgrade to at least v5.24 (which I find to be the best of all firmwares).
Using my 1GB memory card with my 5.24, the phone tells me that the total capacity is 991.2MB (which is normal due to file system etc.)
So the bottomline is YES a 1GB Memory Card will work with your 6230 BUT it won't register the correct memory size. Take care.
To 6230 FANS: Quote - "There are more enhancements but I included the top 10. To find all the enhancements you just have to dig deep and find them"...those were my words to another opinionist, in regards to the 6230 v5.24 firmware. The enhancements are simply too much to list. Also, I did say the v5.24 makes the phone faster overall.
Now, to assist you with your problem...
1. The Caller Group problem you are having happened to me too after I got mine flashed with v5.24. There's a SIMPLE way to fix it...just do a factory reset and it will be all right. You don't even need to restart the phone right after the factory reset.
2. The DKU-5 cable provides NO additional features. The only difference is that the cable will perform tasks more quickly than bluetooth. In otherwords, the DKU-5 cable will transfer data more quickly to and from the phone compared to bluetooth according to my knowledge.
3. There's ABSOLUTELY NO OPTION in the phone to create a M3U Playlist. To create a playlist you will have to use the Nokia PC Suite and open the Nokia Audio Manager. You may see it as 'Transfer Music' in your Nokia PC Suite depending on the version you have. While you are running the Nokia Audio Manager program, if you still aren't clear on how to create the playlist just let me know and I will give you a step-by-step tutorial. Take care and I hope I was able to be of assistance.
when I got nokia 6230,I thougth it was one those phone.B ut when I got to really understand it,I had no need for any other phone.Its one of it kind.I LOVE IT
Although many phones has come in to the market, still , i like 6230, becozzz its very handy and has all thats really needed. The most good one is its MP3 player, its really really fantastic. Though the sound loudness is a bit low, we can enjoy crystal clear sound.
I have few doubts can anyone plzz, clear, I would like to go for AD-15 nokia audio adapter, can any one plzz suggest, how far its worthful to purchase it. I would also like to take a headset can anyone suggest which among HDS-3,HS-3,HS-6,HS-8 is best.
Thanks in advance.. Please anyone help me in choosing best one.
its a great phone as nokias are cos its got mmc it can be easly givin more memory and stores alot of pictures and music also the vidoe is good on it but over time it declies like the camera
To Original_jamaican... hi, can you tell me can i use 1GB memory card for 6230. Iam using it for last 2years and till now no complaint i have about this model even it is made in China. Also need your advise could recommend to upgrade my version to higher from 04.43 i have? Waiting for your advice. tks
after i listen so many ppl opinion..i finally flash my 6230 to V.5.24 instead of previous version 4.44. beside the improvement posted by "original jamaican", there are also some other changes..like the text message templates icon have change to white colour instead of yellow colour, have "send" features now in the music player which quite convenient, better start up time..previous version takes longer to start up the devices, but there are 1 drawback for V5.24, i not sure whether izit my phone only facing this problem, when i press the caller group in the contact menu, my phone will jump to idle screen, in others words i cant access to caller group which i need to assign different tone for different ppl..anybody can help me this?
another question, i wish to know what are the features that i can use when i connect my nokia 6230 to a pc by using nokia dku-5 cable? because i already have bluetooth adapter for pc, this bluetooth already can transfer files and etc, so wat special feature that nokia dku-5 can provide? by the way, how to create the "M3U" playlist? i have scroll so many time in the option menu..but still can find..hope someone can help ne this..thanks!!
its a good phone , very simple to use , althought the mp3 player has a rather low qouality...it has an equliser , and so on...32 card memory...the good part is that MMC cards are cheap :D
i like this phone cuz i got a mmc with 128mb and it is the bomb! sometimes i think i have a phobea for nokia phones, so the next in line will be the 6230i.. yay!!
was anyone encountered that the head set is active even without the headset attached? I tried the factory reset but still i got the same problem. It keeps setting it self to silent mode and the headset icon is always there. :( any suggestion will be highly appreciated. ty
Thanks OJ. Your generosity with your time and experience with this phone is greatly appreciated and, along with the ohters who participate so freely and in such a civilized manner, really make this forum a gem. Much appreciated.
performance of this set is Zero.it dosn t work properly.this is a flaap model
To Mr.GARY: First of all do a FACTORY RESET which you will find in the 'SETTINGS' menu. If that doesn't work, turn the phone off, take out the battery, sim card and memory card and leave them out of the phone for 24 hours. It is said that holding down the power button for 30 seconds resets the phone's software so after taking out the battery, sim card and memory card hold down the power button. Try pressing the power button for 1 min. and then leave out the battery, sim card and memory card out of the phone for 24 hours and see if that helps. If none of these tips doesn't help then you will HAVE to get your phone FLASHED at a Nokia dealer or anywhere that FLASHES phones.
I hope you will be able to resolve your problem without having to flash your phone. Good luck.
To 786: I have given my input. The final decision is up to you. As a final statement from me though I will just say that I have no regrets in getting a Nokia 6230 and I enjoy it everyday in more ways than one.
To EMCEESQUARE: If voice memo is your ONLY priority then the 6230i is the best choice as it records up to one hour. If speed is your main priority then the original 6230 is the best choice.
You need a combination of both voice memo, best and fastest functions so go with the original 6230.
To answer your question directly...the Nokia 6230 can record multiple 3 minute voice memo files. So if you have a big memory card then you can store thousands of 3 minute voice clips. Even though the duration is 3 mins. it takes no time to immediately start a next one, in fact another 3 min. voice memo can get started in 1 sec. because as soon as a voice clip finishes, it goes back to the voice recorder and 'Record' remains highlighted. So as soon as a voice clip is finished just press start right away to immediately start a next one.
A 3 min. voice memo is 281KB which I find to be small. That simple means it takes less than 100KB to record a 1 min. voice clip. Based on my calculation, you can record 1,822 3 min. voice clips on a 512MB card and 24 in the phone's internal memory providing that the gallery is empty.
I hope I was able to make a difference in you deciding between both phones.
To MAN: The 6230's MP3 player and sound quality is fantastic !!!
First of the all the 6230 supports MP3s and AAC audio files.
Some people find the MP3 player to be on the simply side because of the looks BUT the usability and versatility of the MP3 greatly overshadows the looks.
Even though many phones integrated MP3 players in their units, I still find the 6230's MP3 player to surpass the lot of phones.
In fact, many people compare it to the iPod and I know of someone who sold their IPOD after they got the Nokia 6230 because after hearing the sound quality they realised they didn't need their iPod anymore.
The main thing I like about the MP3 player is that it's built in...meaning that it CANNOT be deleted. A friend of mine had a Motorola L7 and he accidentally deleted his MP3 player because it was a java player. The only way he was able to play music was by going to the file directly and opening them, which can be tedious especially if you have a lot of audio files. So right there the Nokia 6230 outshines the Motorola L7.
Another thing I like about the 6230's MP3 player is that it has the ability to rewind and fast forward...MANY phones STILL can't do that.
It also has a 5 band Equalizer...NOT many phones have that kind of feature!
Another advantage is that it supports M3U playlist...meaning files which you can customise with your favourite songs. For instance, let's say you have MP3 or AAC rings, you know small audio files created just for ringing...let's say you ONLY want to play the FULL songs in your Music Player and you don't want the small ringing MP3 or AAC ringtones to be in the MP3 player when you are playing music, by using the M3U playlist feature you can insert ONLY the full songs into the player and leave the rings just for when people calls.
You can jump to a track by pressing the track number while the Music Player is shown on the screen. This feature can be very useful if you have lots of songs in your phone...like me who basically have 100 songs. Another way of jumping to a track is by scrolling through each track while the Music Player is running and then activating that track as soon as it is highlight...you can jump to a particular song either way EVEN if a SONG is being played...in other words if a song is being played you DON'T need to stop the song before jumping to another!
Another thing I like about the Music Player is that it supports background playing so when you are listening to music you can do many other things while the song is being played...write a text message, look up a contact number, check the calender, write a note in notepad...you get the idea. Quite a few phones doesn't support this feature. Multitasking is always a plus!
The Music Player starts up extremely fast too just as everything else in the phone.
As you can see, the Music Player easily outshines many others.
AUDIO: In regards to the audio quality, I find it to be great. In fact I didn't expect it to sound so good seeing that it's a phone and NOT a iPod. Another opinionist from this forum was shocked at the sound quality. They said they expected it to be good BUT not this good. It plays sound crisp and clear and even though it's not a boom box you can still hear bass in most songs. So far the phone hasn't rejected any bitrate thrown at it.
I have played MP3 tracks ranging from 128kbps-384kbps. I have also played lower bitrates than 128kbps MP3s but tracks under 128kbps is not recommended unless it's in the AAC format.
A 384kbps MP3 is a very high quality song and has a very large file size. That doesn't matter to me though because I have a 1GB memory card. Some phones CANNOT handle a 384kbps MP3 file. I tried it in a friend's Motorola e398 which is supposed to be a music phone. The file got transferred to the phone ok but when I tried to play the file the Motorola reported an error. That same file played PERFECTLY and SMOOTHLY in the 6230. The file size was 12MB. Where audio is concerned there's NOTHING to dislike in the 6230, it sounds clear, handles high bitrates and handle very large audio files. This phone was way ahead of it's time. Other phones are playing catch up now.
I hope my advice helps.
I have a question for the resident "Wise One" or whoever might know. I am debating the 6230 vs. the 6230i. Since I'm not really interested in the camera and basically want the best and fastest "phone" functions, my only concern is the ability to record voice messages. the 6230 specs show 3 minutes. Is that a grand total of 3 minutes? even with a 512 card? or does that mean it will only record individual messages up to 3 minutes, but that you can record as many messages as your card will hold? Thanks so much in advance for your time and generous sharing of your experience/knowledge. This is a really great forum.