I'm sorry that I'm just getting around to reply to you. You know how it is during the Christmas season, busy until the new year.
To answer your question:
The 6233 is supposed to be an upgrade but in some ways I see it as a downgrade. The most important aspect of a phone is the telephony features. If you have a lot of friends and associates then a huge contact memory is a must! The 6230 can store up to 1,000 contacts with all fields filled...when I say all field I mean - Home, Cell, Work, Fax, E-mail, Street address etc. The 6233 on the other hand only has a capacity for 500 contacts. So if you are a girls man and you don't want to worry about deleting older contacts to make space for newer contacts, then the 6230 is for you.
The 6230 has more internal memory than the 6233. My 6230 has 7MB whereas the 6233 is said to have 6MB flat.
Another advantage that the 6230 have over the 6233 is that it's smaller and lighter. The 6230 weighs 97 grams whereas the 6233 weighs 110 grams...that weight is comparable to some smartphones. I like the smaller and lighter idea because I don't want to be reminded that a phone is in my pocket all the time. Sometimes the 6230 is in my pocket and I tend to forget it's there until it rings. I love that part.
It is said that the 6230 battery life is better. Maybe because the screen resolution isn't as high as the 6233 but either way, having a longer battery life is better anyway you look at it.
That's 5 basic areas where the 6230 wins over the 6233.
Other than that there's nothing more the 6230 has over the 6233. I just love my 6230 and can't think of any replacement.
If you want me to tell you directly whether or not you should take the 6230 it might be unfair of me to say because it all depends on your likes and needs. The 6230 may be a better all around phone BUT the 6233 still excels in some areas like the screen which is bigger and accommodates more colour than the 6230. The 6233 has VGA quality video opposed to the 6230's sub-QCIF. The 6233 has a 2MP camera opposed to the 6230's VGA...regardless, the 6230's VGA camera is said to be the best out of all VGA cameras. That's about it.
My advice to you is if you don't need to store more than 500 contacts and battery life isn't an issue then keep your 6233. If you want to store thousands of contacts and want the best all-around cell phone ever made then try the 6230.
I hope I was able to be of assistance. Don't hesitate to ask me anything.
take it to a Nokia care centre theyl upgade the firmware for free --- it cant be upgraded with cable only Nokia care centre can do it
Hey can you all help me to upgrade my firmware to 5.24 or higher,i have 4.44. i would like to get it for 5.24 as everybody remnd it. is there is a way without taking to any one to do it. i have a CA-53 Cable
dude i have a 6233 and iv been offered a 6230 for it i know its a downgrade but this phone is a upgrade becuse its the best nokia shall i swap it or not u tell me becuse iv given up deciding
to VASILEN and TANIA: I have had my phone for a year and a half and my battery NEVER gets hot, it only gets warm which is natural. My batter is still going strong as I was able to spend a little over 4 hours on a call...and Nokia says you can get between 3-5 hours of talk time. I use the ACP-12U to charge my battery. Both battery and charger works flawlessly together.
I have also had my Nokia 6230 for just over 2 years now.It is a good phone.My battery also gets extremely hot when chargeing, most times.Funnily enough not always.I use the same charger each and everytime.Can anyone recommend an upgrade to this phone?I would like to get a new phone that has the same features and more.
I am very pleased with my over two years old Nokia 6230. My question about this phone is whether someone has faulty battery like mine? My battery gets too hot to touch while being charged with ACP-12E. I tried to charge it with ACP-7E and it didn't get so hot. I have already a new battery and now everething seems OK. It's a pity that the original battery lasts for so short time, but I must consider the fact that a friend of mine had his battery replaced in only 1 year on his SE K700i.
To SUDIN: The phone's firmware is the operating system for the phone. Just like how Windows is the operating system for a computer. Whenever you change an operating system you get different features and in some cases faster responses.
You can check your firmware by typing *#0000# in standby mode.
I will use my firmware data as an example as to what you will see:
v 05.24 -> This is the firmware of your phone
25-11-04 -> Date the firmware was released
There's more information below all that which you will see if you press the key but you need not worry about that, that information is for the smaller brother Nokia 6230b deigned to work in the U.S.
Nokia 6230 firmware started at 3.15 as far as I know (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) and it's now up to 5.50. I have tried quite a few including 5.50 but I'm most satisfied with 5.24. 5.24 was the first major upgrade and to me it's still the best. Even though 5.50 is the latest 5.24 has two things over it, in my opinion, speed and better clarity from the camera.
The changes you will find in 5.24 onwards is:
1. The Music Player can read simultaneously from the internal memory and memory card whether or not the MP3s are in the root folder or the MMC or subfolders.
2. Different options when you highlight a file and select options. One of the best options is being able to create a folder anywhere in the gallery (even on the MMC) after you begin the moving process for a file.
3. When the phone is locked you can press several keys to turn on the light for 2 seconds which comes in handy for me. Sometimes at night you might want to check the time but you don't want the phone light to stay on too long (as that drains the battery). With the phone being locked, if you press the 'End' or 'Unlock' key, the screen will light up and then fades out after 2 seconds. Very handy for checking the time quickly in the dark...for me at least. When I was using firmware 4.40 I had to press the power button to get the light on as NO other key seemed to turn it one ONCE the phone was locked. Using the power button makes the light stay on for 15 secs (and you can't get the light turned off in less a time) with 4.40...and it still does with 5.24 or later BUT at least more keys are able to light up the phone.
4. BETTER quality from the camera and it loads up the camera more quickly.
5. Faster responses throughout the whole phone.
6. The screen is more enhanced, more clarity when viewing photos & graphics...example when you turn the phone on the 'shaking hands' are more detailed and clearer compared to the dull look of the hands in firmwares lower than 5.24.
7. The audio icons look different. The colour is changed from yellow to white now and they are a bit smaller and has a neater look.
8. The text in the notepad is larger which I prefer (acessible by going to Organizer - Notes).
9. When you go to Clock settings the seconds are shown alongside with the time. I love that because you are able to set the time more accurately.
10. File size reported for files are more accurate. For example I had a 1.9mb AAC file which was reported as 2.0 in firmwares lower than 5.24.
There are more enhancements but I included the top 10. To find all the enhancements you just have to dig deep and find them on your own.
The ONLY downgrade is that after taking or viewing an image the middle key now says 'Send' opposed to 'Zoom'. In order to zoom you have to select options and then select Zoom which is first on the options list. Regardless I don't consider it a major disadvantage so I can live with that. The improvements greatly outnumber whatever disadvantage you or anybody else may come across.
Finally, once you UPGRADE (flash) you will lose EVERYTHING you had previously so BACKUP your phone before FLASHING it.
Take your phone to a NOKIA CENTRE or anywhere that flashes phone. If your phone is under warranty you will get a free upgrade from a Nokia Centre otherwise you will have to pay a small fee. Other places may charge more than a Nokia Centre so consult a Nokia Centre first if there's one in your area. I hope my post helps.
Hi, I have the 6230 and i am very happy with it. I have only one problem. I would like to use the automatic sync function from Nokia PC Suite but after the first sync the phone is waiting for pressing OK. So the phone is not in idle state until I pressed the button to confirm the synchronisation. This means that the next auto sync fails because the phone is not in idle state. Does someone have a fix or workaround or is there a setting in the phone that i missed?
Yes, it supports AAC format. This phone is one of the first phones to support such audo format. Best phone in 2004!
This phone is the greatest phone i have ever had. Original jamaican can u help me with this phone. How do i upgrade my phone's firmware and how to know my current one. And what does happen if we upgrade it?
can anyone telme how 2 reset phone memory??
my sms is got stucked all 150 sms is on phone memory n my phone is nt showing it n i dint find any option to convert the sim memory 2 phone memory what can i do please reply me???
ERPAS, you NEED to BACKUP your FILES before flashing !!!!!!
There was a particular time I flashed my phone and a few photos remained in the phone memory but ALL the contacts were erased.
Normally when a phone is flashed everything is automatically deleted before the new OS is installed. Just in a few cases certain things may get left behind after a flash (in my case a few photographs)...BUT in ALL cases the CONTACTS, Text Messages, Java games/apps, user settings, Calender Notes (reminders, appointments, memo etc.), Notepad notes (from the Organiser) among MANY other things are deleted...so ERPAS you may want to think twice about NOT backing up (smile). ERPAS the beauty about our phone is that it only takes a minute or two to backup IF there's NOT too much stuff in the phone memory. Please keep in touch and let me know how things go along the way. If you want me to tell you all the things I have discovered with 5.24 I will tel you. Go ahead and get 5.24 I'm sure you will be pleased once you start using it. Take care.
and also one problem ive encountered with this version is about some video files. i hav this 3gp file transfered to my cp thru bluetooth. its only a small file ang it played fine, but recently, it suddenly fails to play. when i try to play it, the phone turns off and then on again.
another video transfer (different time/different video), and it plays fine when i opened it before saving. but when i saved it and tried to play it again, it ses file format not supported.
my phone's version is only 4.28 :(
hey, do i need to back up my files before upgrading or its ok to just get it flashed with all my files in it....flashing wont affect them, right?