its a great phone, fulfills all my neads. i can connect my 6230 with my computer through data cable & bluetooth dongle. But could anyone tell me weather i can connect my 6230 to PC Suite via bluetooth ?? Through data cable its connectivity is fine but is it possible to connect pc suite through bluetooth ????
This is the best model in nokia cause it has every function that u can have in Nokia 6600. Smaller and smarter than Nokia 6600. Very suitable model for guys cause can kept easily in pocket not like Nokia6600.
Can you send mp3 sound to this phone through Bluetooth (from a computer) and use them as ringtones and message alerts.
Hi anyone can help about java games and applications? Where can i find free games? Thanks in advance
The quality of the mp3 music im sure is really as good as ipods (like what NOKIAMIA said), i cant see any major difference between my pals ipod and my gr8 6230. The only thing worth mentioning is that the 6230's mp3 players volume is satisfactory but it really needs to be boosted in volume, solved with a Boostaroo amp, it doubles the sound output. also you really need a 512mb mmc card or bigger to have lots of songs! but for a phone the mp3 is out standing
Just 2 boxes down, you could see a my wish-list for my beloved 6230 replacement. Then suddenly, news broke out about Nokia N91. Out of my 4 wishes - N91 covers ALL of it!!! To me, for now, only N91 is worth it enough to replace my 6230. Until N91 comes out, I'd recommend anyone the 6230!
dc, yes, it has a speakerphone. but for listening mp3, use a headphone. music quality of 6230 could even suprise ipodders.
I got this phone a few weeks ago, it is exellent, compact, looks good, full of features and very practical. The Mp3 player is Fantastic, only problem the max volume is a little quite but i solved it by buying a Boostaroo Headphone volume booster which doubles the sound out-put now the mp3 is much louder. The MMC card slot is fantasic i have a 512mb one in it, it works great. The video recorder is pretty good a little pixelated but u can easily see whats happening. The screen is exellent quality compared to older 4k color nokia screems. I reccomend this phone to anyone. 9/10!!
Agree with you Sola.
For those who have been in this forum for the past year, should know that I've been with the 6230 for so long now (even my wife has a 6230 too)... and I'm still loving it. BUT I will still not go for 6230i just yet... until a replacement that has below improvements, then i'll get that new phone...
1) the phone has an "airplane" profile... meaning that it could be used in airplane where the phone-radio (NOT FM radio) is turned off, but i can use the phone e.g. to listen to music, read SMS etc.
2) i can create a playlist for the Digital Music Player. Meaning i could select the my playlist instead of the phone playing ALL of the mp3 files in it.
3) able to hook up a 3.5mm headphone jack - this is a MUST! Serious businessman wants quality in everything, even when listening to music.
4) file management includes multiple-select, copy & paste functions. With memory card of 512MB - this is critical.
All of the above AND -- using the simple Series 40 interface - not Smartphone e,g, Symbian or any other. And of course, looks as elegant as a 6230.
Until this imaginary phone comes out (please Nokia), i'll just stick to me 6230 - which is blossoming with firmware 5.35 and 512Mb card.
To Luke: The functionality of 6230 is only matched by its simplicity and practicality. The easiest way to boost memory is to install a higher capacity memory card. A 128MB card would do fine but if you desire bags of space, I'd suggest you upgrade to 512MB like I've done. Although I've heard that 6230 can take up to 1Gb, I'm yet to try it out however. Ever heard of Nokia PC suite? You can download and install it from the nokia website. It's a cinch to back up data from your phone memory into a PC/notebook via cable or bluetooth coonection with the pc suite. I recommend the bluetooth option. It is blazingly fast with 6230. Attach a bluetooth-to-usb device to make the PC compatible first.
hi this phone is great but one problem can anyone tell me how you can get more memory on the phone and how can u back it up after it has all gone
this is easily the best phone ive had. i had a nokia 3100 and samsung X600 (the samsung broke so i went back to the 3100) before this. and the similaraties between the 2 phones are obvious from the start. all modern nokias are very similar. in the menus the way the phone looks the way it sounds etc. obviously on the more expencive models better features are added. this phone to me is like any other nokia phone. very reliable, nice clear sound in calls. easy to use menus. From experience nokia is probably the best phone brand along with motorola. there phones are solid and reliable.
i had a samsung X600 as mentioned aoe the phone kept freezing for no reason when writing msgs. sure it was nice lookin had a good screen good ring tones but it could be quite, it would only vibrate and ring on certain ringtones. the nokias dont have any of these problems.
over all i think the phone is very good. sure the display isnt as fancy as some of the competition. but over all its a very solid bright high qaulity screen. and with a large capcity memory card this phone can be used as an mp3 player. the camara is pretty good qaulity. altho the lack of digital zoom can be annoying. the phone can handle true tone ringtones quite respectivly. I got mien on a contract and id definitley recomend anyone else to considerthis phone. although nokia are bringing out the 6230i out very soon. which improves quite a few aspects on the phone. including a new 1.3 megapixel camara
But over all its a great phone!
hi, im finkin of gettin dis phone n cud sum1 plz tell me bout da camera coz i av a frend wid a nokia nob n her camera is the worst camera iv eva seen on a mob coz its a blotchy n terible, is the cam on this any betta??
Definitely the fastest and most useful phone I've ever had! Menus are as fast as you, if not talking about personal media menus. They may contain much files and they're naturally slower. Keys are very nice to use. Also all features mentioned in the review, work. Camera's contrast is too strong and lightness too weak, but will there ever be a perfect phone? If I had the same phone with QWERTY-keyboard, I would be a bit happier. :)
I recently bought mine off of a friend who has had it for a year now. Everything is working fine, but when I take a standard photo the picture comes up slightly blocky along the sides of what I took a picture of. e.g. I took a pic of a hat and thte curves where not completely smooth like on my other friends 6230, but slightly blocky. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how to fix it? Please help as I really do like this phone and this is the only fault with it. Thanks.
Here's my take on my lovely 6230...
Now, it's important to really know the phone before buying it. The first attraction to the phone was mainly on it's look. But over the course of courting the phone, I learnt that, what came with the high price, is a list of goodies that until now, I never thought I could live without. I'm listing down some of it down here, and if you find that these are the stuff you'd want, then this phone is for you.
You're stylish. And you like wireless headset.
The phone is stylish for a candybar design. It's professional looking and definitely for grown-ups. Not for kids. With Bluetooth, you could adorn your favorite wireless headset with your phone neatly tucked in your pocket or handbag. The phone's BT is stable especially with the latest firmware version 5.35. It's compatible with any BT headset. Not just Nokia.
You put your life in Microsoft Outlook.
If you're a heavy Outlook user like me, you'd love this phone. It could synchronize your Calendar, Phonebook, Task and Notes. I used to have a PDA to synchronize these information, but thanks to 6230, the PDA is kept in the drawer and my pocket couldn't be any comfortable as the 6230 is the only thing that I carry around now. Don't worry about forgeting your next appointment or that extra information in the Phonebook such as e-mail address or mailing list, the phone synchs all of those information. I can't say much more about the importance of this feature.
You love music.
The Digital Music Player in the phone is superb. The interface may not be that colorful or hi-tech looking, but it plays music well. Very well. The latest firmware will detect all Mp3 files in your phone regardless of the folder. That means, your playlist will be all of the mp3 in both your phone and MMC card. Click 'play' and what you will get is crystal clear music that even audiophiles could not complaint much. I modified by HDS3 headset so that it could be connected to a normal 3.5mm headphone jack. So, I'm always listening the mp3s in my high quality headset.
You use your phone to listen to music and watch videos. You need huge memory.
So the phone plays mp3. But if the phone is also your music player, then you'd appreciate the expandable memory. I'm using a 512Mb MMC card now. It's loaded with lots of mp3 files. Slot the card in a USB card reader, drag those huge mp3 files in, slot the card back into the phone - and you're ready to go. I love MMC card. It's cheap, fast and stable.
You like exhanging files and also sending MMS. And uses the phone to store some confidential files too.
The beauty of the phone's Bluetooth is that it supports file transfer profile - unlike many other other phones out there where they only support headset profile. I could effortlessly send files around either through BT, IR or cable. Good thing, the phone accepts whatever file format eventhough it doesnt't support it. That means, the phone acts like a thumb-drive too. But I rarely use this advantage. Now tell me, what other mobilephone bar smartphone can do this? The phone has a VGA camera. Snap the picture, (with latest firmware), press the Send button, and your picture will be on the MMS airwave. Cool.
You're practical. You like simplicity. You don't like waiting.
Series 40 interface is as simple as it gets. To view a picture, for example, just click on Galley and select the picture. To send it via BT, IR or MMS, just go to option and click Send. Simplicity. The phone's processing time is superb. It's blazing fast. From booting up and all the way to jumping menu to menu, the phone has minimal lag. It just follows through as fast as you can think of your next move. In this, it even put some Smartphone to shame. Core simplicity is the part where you use the phone to, well, have a conversation. It's a perfect 10 in terms of clarity and signal strength.
There you go. The big six reasons of why 6230 was meant for me. There are other features that are available too, like recording voice and phone conversation or small video shooting. Getting mp3 or the FM radio to wake you up through the alarm, or use mp3 as ringtone. When I'm bored of its look, I just simply change the cover. But the big six was the deal breaker. If it's applicable to you, then why not?
The latest 6230i ups the ante. I've read the review and it's really impressive. But for me, the 6230 with 512Mb card... will still be great even for years to come. Not sure I'd want to spill my cash to Nokia for 6230i just yet.