NokiaMia, I'm a huge Nokia fan, not because they are the #1 manufacturer or because of the name brand or because they are the most popular, I'm a fan because they make excellent quality phones, especially in terms of strength, features and reception. A big plus is that Nokia focuses a lot on calling and phone features whereas many phones don't (like Sony Ericsson). Best of all, Nokia reception is the best I have ever seen in a cell phone (Sony Ericsson is the worst). In my opinion, the build quality of Nokia is the best or among the best. My 6230 is my 6th cell phone and 4 of those were Nokia. The other two greatly disspointed, Siemens & Sony Ericsson (SE). In terms of build quality I fine SE to be the worst, joystick problems everytime, I personally experienced joystick problems on a level entry (T310) and also a flagship SE phone (T610) so there's no excuse right there. Some buttons failed to work eventually and SE processing speed is too slow. Even the non-joystick flagship SE phones ended up with bad problems (P800). Most of all, SE reception is the worst. Somebody once said SE needs to borrow some of Nokia's antennas. When a Nokia phone drops and hit the ground you need not worry but if it's a SE you better fret, I saw a P800 fell and there was a lot of blackness at the bottom of the screen (like a ink bag burst) and I met someone who had to get a replacement screen for their K700 because it fell and broke. The new SE K750 doesn't impress me. I read a post where in the K750 forum where a user's K750 fell and suddenly a black line was seen in the middle of the screen and wouldn't go away. I have never experienced any form of screen problems with a Nokia. In every Nokia's manual it is said that the Phone is made from superior craftsmanship, believe that statement, they aren't lying. I'm sticking to Nokia and don't ever plan to switch.
NokiaMia, the only question I have left is in regards to the high quality screen of the 6230i. I notice the 6230i uses the same battery as the original 6230. I'm wondering how badly does the high quality (208x208) screen drains the battery. Nokia batteries are usually long lasting but this is the highest quality screen I've ever seen on a Nokia phone so it makes me wonder how well is the battery able to cope with it. Catch you later.
Blade and Paul,
I've emailed the Nokia support here in Hong Kong regarding the track list, and they called me back to inform that the phone cannot create or change track lists. Kinda strange and sucks the phone has this option but its unusable. But if anyone else can really change or create one, I'd love to know too.
The phone behaves better now that I transferred all my mp3 ringtones to the internal memory, no more miss calls. Previously when I had ringtones saved on my memory card, every now and then, the ringtone would muted. However, the phone's screen still switch on out of the blue, a small bug, but acceptable.
I install the java applications thru nokia PC Suite 6.6.16
before installing the application the available memory in phone is 2mb
I install the java application about 128kb, after installed the application the free memory about 1.5mb
Anyone know why?
Any solution for this?
Thanks Nokia mia for your midi file...
Original_Jamaican, for your information, i am a malaysian.
I would like to offer a piece of advice: You will not regret it if are a user of Nokia 6230i..Trust me,you will never go wrong..Just go for it, forget other brands or models that boasting a state-of-the-art of camera quality like sony ericsson....
Hope that this advice will help you in deciding your dream phone..
Thanks, i now realise it's a charging thing,have since got a manual, have to say tho i dont see any answers to my questions in there, Last one being text alerts playing when sending a text as they do when receiving?! can it be disabled?
I also downloaded some .jar games and they also get small in my phone. Don't know why this happens.
As for the playlist thing, you are not the only one who is breaking his head. I don't think this phone supports playlists or else someone may have figured it out other than Vodaben.
i have sonic foundry sound forge. can i increase the db with tat?
also some .jar games i download come in reduced size on the screen but they fit properly on the 6230. anyone experienced this? wanna find games tat fit on the i..
im still breakin my head trying to create a playlist but still not sucessful!..
This feels like a reunion right now with NokiaMia & Christine :-)...and now a 3rd party is added, me :-)
Christine & NokiaMia which part of the world are you both in ? I'm in Jamaica, the beautiful island called Jamaica.
Okay, down to business now:
NokiaMia, a correction. Nokia does state that the phone has zoom but didn't say by how much and funny enough, the official page for the 6230i didn't even mentioned it. I had to go to the technical section of the site.
I have heard complaints about noise shown in the photos EVEN when they were taken in good lighting conditions. I saw a photo sample on the net and it indeed had grains in it, not a whole lot to complain about though. I was surprised to hear these complaints because Nokia says the main purpose of this included megapixel camera is to show off your photos in prints, and they were boasting greatly about their camera. Another website infosync said that the 6230i takes unbelievably stunning photos. In my opinion, the photo samples I saw looked ok, contrast and saturation were decent.
Original Jamaican, Christine - i've sent to u the MIDI file.
Original Jamaican - the 6230i has digital zoom. i can only see a 2-step zoom - but can't tell if it equates to 3X or 2X. almost ALL of my pictures are taken in 640x480 format coz it's FASTER to be reviewed thru the phone. it's alway around 50 to 90Kb. but at 1.3MP, the picture is ~300 to 500Kb and it really slows down the phone (any phone, for this matter). another reason is... i find that photos taken at VGA have better quality than 1.3MP.
having big internal memory is critical when you do huge file tranfer e.g. mp3 of 4Mb. coz, when a files is being tansfered, it will sit in the internal memory first, prior to asking you in which folder should it be saved in... it always fail in 6230 coz and i find it very frustrating.
use a program called "Sonic Foundry Acid Pro".. you can open mp3;s and increase the DB there..
also. does anyone know how to increase the volume of an incoming sms??
The virbating feature does not work when the phone is being charged.
No phone will vibrate when connected to the mains for safety reasons.
NokiaMia, thank you for your replies, as always.
I know the 6230i comes with 32MB internal memory total, and 26MB available to the user, which is still sufficient. In fact you can get many things done using the phone's internal memory without having to touch the memory card.
I realised I left out one question out of the last post. I have seen mixed reviews in regards to the 6230i's camera. One source says it has 2x zoom and another said 3x zoom. Nokia doesn't even state if it has zoom. So you assistance is needed for that question. Does the 6230i has zoom and if so how much zoom ? Also, does it zoom at all chosen resolutions (160x120-1280x1024)the SE K700 has 4x zoom but zoom wasn't available for all 4 resolutions.
Another question, do you notice any quality improvement between 640x480 & 1280x1024...or the quality looks exactly the same whereas the only difference is a stretched picture when it's set to 1280x1024 ?
As you can see, I'm a very indepth person.
When u are charging the phone ,yes the vibration will not work .relax this happens i think in all nokia phones.By the way i had downloaded a 6230i manual.If u want i can email it.
Hi there Original Jamaican :-)
On the camera's nightmode: i guess it's normal for the phone to take quite a while to load. It's abt the same for my 6230 and 6230i.
On the voice commands: Yup, under the menu, there r only 7 voice commands, but if u add the submenu in each of it, it totals up to around the amnt quoted by Nokia. E.g., under PROFILES, you can set voice command for (1) general (2) silent (3) etc etc. So, I guess, yr phone is OK.
On 6230i's sound: I'll send to you the MIDI file that I mentioned earlier? This file sounds BETTER in the 6230 than 6230i. It's really interesting. If only I could nail down the reason...
The 6230i has 2 speakers and 3D sound? Of course not. ANyway, at max volume, both phone are about the same to me.
On 6230i MEMORY: Before we go to the Expandable Memory, pls note that 6230i is generously equipped with 30+Mb!!! that's hugely useful compared to 6230's 6-8Mb. that alone shld be a push to the 6230i's direction.
On expandable mem: i only use 512Mb. some reported out that for both models, 1Gb or 2Gb is supportable. I should think so, too. but, even for a music freak like me, 512 holds >100 mp3 songs - which is good on a travelling day EXCEPT on flights!!! coz i hv to turn off the phone :'( ... my next phone, i'll make sure that is has a "flight" profile, where i can play mp3 without turning the phone on.
hey, dont worry abt asking too much. just ask, i'll be willing to answer - time willing. good day!
Have this phone java on line?For example the aplications not working in GPRS.I can't use operamini with this phone.