got this phone almost half a year now and of course the battery sucks. it just sucks more juice especially when i use it for radio, mp3 and video cam. hopefully when 6233/34 arrive later the battery probs will be gone. btw nokia rocks dude!
It obviously depends which provider you are with to determine what state your replacement battery is in. When a phone is showing it is charging and the battery still goes low then it is 100% the battery that has the problem. It's not just a Nokia thing.
I don't think bigger screen consume more power on this case. Why? Coz Nokia 6600 with bigger screen(eventhough not as bright as 6230i) uses same battery(BL-5C), and according to my friend, it last up to 5 days when it's new on normal usage.
My Nokia 6230i now end up in the Nokia service center for checking and if the battery is broken then they will replace it which is good as usually battery is not warrantied. BUT it's a fair thing to do, as consumer has a right to get a fully functioning New set. Not a bad battery equipped.
Apart from the battery thing, it seems battery problem is quite a lot on Nokia6230i. I wonder why.
The USB cable will only work if you install the PC Suite from the CD that comes with the phone. Try installing the CD first, then plug in the USB cable to the phone. I have done that for my Nokia 6230 and it works.
I dont know why ? all this about battery life !!!! Mine Last for 3 days with 30min talktime few mms,sms. and 2 days at least with 1hr talktime, 30min Media Player, 30min game !!!!!!! Its a great phone !!!!!!!
yeah I agree with Sam, the battery problem (i think so) so dissapoint... I bought it for my girlfriend last 2ndFeb and my gilrfriend keep asking me "is it normal that the battery is not last as espected it suppost to, at least a day for normal use. no calls just about 10-15sms a day and very rare used the camera & games... I'm using 6230 (she is 6230i) to be compare mine last for 2 days with the same use...
Another thing is the charger pin is NOT fully inserted into the 'inlet' and its feel abit loose but it still charging...
I told her that mine (6230) is smaller screen pixel thats why her 6230i is burning more power... but after she said that she has to charge for twice a day that sound something wrong... is it the battery / the phone it self? She tried with different charger but still the same problems.
could anybody teach me how to plug the 6230i to my computer? I've got the usb cable that fits in it (not sure if it's the real one, because the phone doesn't appear to be responding at all when i plug it in) I downloaded nokia suite and tried to follow their instructions but it doesn't detect the phone, I've installed the driver that it tells me to when i plugged the phone by USB
Another 6230i Themes site
This is also seems to be a non english site. But U would be able to download themes with much ease..
The phone is simply the best. After i've gotten one for myself, there's nothing better. What's remaining is for me to get a 1 GB MMC for it which i don't know how.
Guys where will i get a 1 GB MMC? I stay in Nigeria and don't seem to get one.
I just got this phone for 3 days,the phone is great, just as I want it. The screen is very nice, high resolution and detailed. Menu is fast and the sound of mp3 is also very nice. Not like other Nokia that I've heard, this one has a good balance of bass(still a little), vocal and treble, but not as much treble as SE which I think not nice. Camera is pretty good, clear and pretty bright. GPRS works. That's so far I can see.
ONE PROBLEM : Battery life doesnt last long. At the 3rd charge, it last only 18 hours without really using it for games or so. 7th level stays until 12 hours and changed to 6th level, and at the 13hours it changed again to 5th level.
Can anyone tell me their experience with the battery life?????? Am I getting a bad battery or that's just the way it is(which is quite impossible)? Please reply me or email me.
maybe your memory card and the phone memory is fuller then it was when you brought the phone. because of this the phone work slower. if its very bother you, try to erase pictuares or music from the inside phone memory, or to transfer it to the memory card.
Got the phone at last! But barely a week, i noticed when scrolling through the menus, the phone seems very slow. Though it wasn't like that when i first bought it. What seems to be the problem?
plz tell me from where i can install softwares in my 6230i plzz.and wat kind of softwares could be downloaded in it.
The sound volume is not so good right?Not very know about this phone yet as i didn't get the phone yet,will get it tomorrow.(Paid already,waiting for shipping now)
And how about the battery?
If this phone is not good,i rather give it to my friend then.
My friend has the same problem. You need to get your phone software upgraded via a Nokia Care Centre. It seems to be a problem with a particular batch.
You need to upload the .jad or .jar files via Nokia PC Suite. you cant just put them on your memory card.