Firmware is not an issue. Someone long time back in this forum mentioned about firmware 3.40. But I am using 3.30. No bugs as such, no hangs. Some people say they encounter hangups when they see video in their mobile. I think their handsets are defective. I have never encountered such a thing and I have lots of videos and watch them without any problem. One issue about hangs as I mentioned long time back in this forum is when a MMC of more than 512MB is inserted. I personally tested my handset with a 1GB MMC and it really was a pain. Frequent hangups, shutdowns, slow speed etc. So I recommend a 512MB MMC. Any other questions???
Hi Paul.. thanks.
Firmware issues - which is the current firmware in this phone?
After a long time. I see Pinak has a lot of questions to ask.
The battery of a cell phone depends on its usage. If you don't use your phone, just keep it on standby then you have to charge it every fourth day.But if you are a heavy user like calls are made frequently, hear radio often and use the mp3 player all the time then of course you have to charge every two days. My phones battery needs charging every third day as I am a moderate user.
The camera is good keeping in mind that its a camera in a phone and not a phone in a camera. The pictures taken outdoor are really good. Trust me...I take pictures in 640x480 resolution because it reduces the size of files and pictures are taken faster without any loss in quality.
The radio and the mp3 player have STEREO outputs and are very good, especially the mp3 player. The sound is just too good when you hear them through the earphones.
All I have to say is it is really a great handset to use and the prices have also come down now, so its a must buy. Peace.
One Word: Beautiful!
Its practical, its larger than life, its small, its light, its royal, its sleek, its fast, its elegant.
really important job on the shoulders of owners of this phone now.. to paste reviews on all operations and features..
1. Battery life.. please test it.
2. Sound levels.. recorders
3. MP3 quality.. radio etc.
etc. .. go on
nice phone ...i just bought it a day ago...and is the best...everything about this phone is excelent...
Well, it seems the only phone, which can be compared with 6230i is N70 (from those available in the market). The only con for the latter I have noted so far is lower resolution especially for larger screen size. However, I don't think this is tragedy. On the other hand, N70 is packed with really lot of more state-of-the-art features and functionalities that make this phone worth considering absolutely the best on the market. I may consider buying one once it appears here.
I was just coming to that by logical deductions that as MP3 itself is a stereo music file and the phone supports stereo audio output (radio), why should it lack stereo MP3 play.
Hehe.. one really stupid thing about this phone.
YOU CAN'T take backup of your phone onto your MMC card that you have inside it.
what is the big use of it then ?
If a radio can be heard in a stereo format, why not MP3s? Please note that only one loudspeaker is installed in the phone. So, direct loudspeaker stereo output is ruled out. My question is - through the earphones, can we listen to MP3 songs in stereo format?
Pinak, you can listen stereo Radio (there is such an option in Radio settings), but not apparently not Music (with Music Player) though I am not 100% sure, maybe it depends on the music file (MP3). By the way can anybody inform us on this? Thanks.
Nice Armanian.. LOL.. you are finally making me drop my wallet out for this phone now.
OK so..anyone please clarify..
1. Can we listen to stereo sounds (from earphones) from this phone? because I know that the loudspeaker is a mono.
2. What is the latest firmware that this phone is shipped with in Asia?
3. Why NOKIA does not include data cable with such high range phones? no one will buy this phone without a data cable.. because connectivity is the thing for such things. It is really stupid.
Lo, if you want too see the menu like in SE push the middle (menu)key and then the upper left key. You will see that you have this option in 6230i.
Well, as I am really fond of my 6230i, firstly I would like to answer some of the questions and concerns below:
1. Dear Nyee, you can change the menu style - both matrix and single forms are available, however I would suggest that this Nokia type menu is nice as well, you just have to get used to that after SE, I too used to have a SE, but found this style for attractive, by the way I can suggest you another thing, which I did for mine: you may keep the standard style for the whole menu but change Gallery menu to matrix so that you can enjoy your preferred matrix form as well as get easier access to your Gallery content.
2. I totally agree with Pinak that a phone should firstly be a good one then camera, mp3 player, washing machine, etc. This is exactly the case with 6230i, which is very stable and reliable phone let alone Nokia's excellent performance both in terms of connection and other features.
3. Dear Andras, you cannot switch on the radio without connecting the headphone as the latter plays the role of antenna for the radio, after connecting it you can choose to listen with headphones or from the phone's speaker.
4. Dear Jags, 6230i is certainly better than W800i, simply because it is Nokia, by the way please note that SE memory cards cost more than Nokia's ones.
5. Regarding the shortcomings mentioned, I disagree with most of them: talk time is OK (4 days on average), sound is OK, camera is OK, voice recorder volume is OK, so I really love this phone.
6. Now regarding some bads about this phone. Firstly I agree the ascending ringing is stupid, I wonder who at Nokia has thought it is a good idea. Pictures are opened and are closed (returned to the Gallery or its folders) rather slowly, but I think this is more or less normal, this is a mobile phone not a PC after all. What else I don't like is that called numbers appear alone (under the green button), received and missed calls' numbers are accessed through a sophisticated and long sequence of actions, I know this is usual for Nokia phones, but why !!!??? And after SE I find message writing really less friendly - I would go deeper and explain / show specifically what I mean but it will make this opinion too long. Also I think absence of zoom and night mode with video recording is a gap - not because I think that is very vital for a good phone but only taking into considerations that commercially this phone should have been provided with these features not to lose to other phones even of lower grade.
7. Even after all this I cannot find enough reason to go for K750 with its 2mp camera, better sound and higher ringing sound, longer talk time, all the extra features, autofocus, flash, etc. To tell the truth I used to be a tough fan of SE appreciating especially its high technological standing, but after buying 6230i I understood that this is THE MOBILE PHONE.
Good phone,has it all but personally i hate the menu,i got used to SE type,it shows all and you just pick them,in nokia they just show an option at a time that sucks.Oh and the speaker could be a bit louder,k700's owns this one's
i have this phone, from a while, in my point of view, Nokia 6230i is one of the best after Nokia 5110 .. and old and antique model :) ... Good reception, nice display,user friendly, sensitive joystick.
I don`t like the camera only 1.3 MP, it is a little bit blurred.
from 1 to 10 this phone deserves 6.5, considering 10 is impossible at the moment.