Excellent phone, the battery is awesome. Just make sure you discharge the battery fully three times, and every now and then. A pleasure to use.
Can anyone with v04.52 tell me the following:
Can you add "inbox" to the up arrow shortcut
When you reply to a text, do you still go to the sender line and have to arrow down, or do you go into the message editing field?
If you're on 3G, are you experiencing random video dialling to contacts instead of voice dialling?
Any issues of "sim card restriction" coming up when you start up the phone?
Azzrock, thank you very much! I loved the 6230, and hated how slow the 6230i was. Glad to hear that this phone has picked up the pace ;) Thanks!
Can any body inform me that there is any compatible OS(like Symbian) for Nokia 6233.
Attention to users on 3G networks.
Battery life is quite bad, lasting about 15-18 hours with light use.
Watching about 10 min of streaming video and 20 sms, 30 min of mp3 play.
A few people have asked about fast forwarding videos. I haven't found a way to do it either, yet in the Media Player there is a setting for "FF/Rew interval". So it seems you can specify how much you want to fast forward or rewind, but can't actually do it. Who can solve this mystery?
(Just to clarify, you can fast forward and rewind in the Music Player by holding down the > buttons, as Roger has pointed out, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it in the Media Player, which is what's used for video clips, among other things.)
Tedde, thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's good to see some "user opinions and reviews" rather than the same old questions being repeated. I know what you mean about trying to correct mistakes while predictive text is on. Just have to remember to press # twice to turn off T9, make your change, and press # twice again (you can also hold down "Options" to toggle T9, but that's actually slower).
James, you can't change the phone face or cover. So be careful not to damage the phone :-)
Just to clarify, you can record phone calls. During the call, just press the right button (me thinks) and select "Record" from the menu. Unfortunally I don't think you can start recording directly when someone calls. If it's possible, then please tell. The recordings are saved in .amr format (roughly one minute of speech is 100k) and is playable with Quicktime. I have a fun recording of a drunk friend on mine =)
Now, I've had mine for a few weeks and thought I'd post my thoughts on it.
I'm really happy I bought this one. The size and weight is just perfect and I always get "whoo, nice sound" comments from my friends. It has rebooted a few times, but only when playing with bluetooth. I think it has rebooted a total of 2-3 times. Transferring files to / from my computer via bluetooth works like a charm otherwise.
I love how the phone is almost totally customizable, it's very important to me. However, I would like an option so I could choose the default message type when answering. I always answer as SMS, and if I'd want another, I'd rather go into a menu for that.
I'm having trouble getting the java programs to connect to the internet. I can browse webpages via wap over gprs and send / recieve MMS via gprs, but I can't get the java programs to use gprs, which is bad since I have opera mini on it and a msn client. If someone can help, please tell!
The sms typing system is good, but could be better. I really don't like how (when using T9) a whole word changes when you have typed one letter wrong and moves back so the word is selected and changed, when all you wanted to change was that single letter.
Also, I seem to lack more ways of inputting connection info. On my last Sony Ericsson, I could type in lots of info, ip number, dns, username, password and so on. Now I can only select a profile. It works good, but I would like the option of editing the connection info.
Overall, the phone has its negative sides, but the positive ones clearly wins the race! A shame, though, that Nokia won't let us use the Ptt button for other functions (we don't have Ptt in Sweden)
8/10 from me!
This phone is good all over but can anyone tell me if you can change the phone face if it is damaged including the black bits that goes around the phone where the volume, camera and record button are?
Hey Roger, im still kicking about.. 6233 is preforming well. Not a glitch in the system. I have dropped it twice.. Both times on tiled floors.. Not a scratch or dent to been had!!
But yeahh all is good man. Just got back from New Zealand. Went snowboarding for a few days.. Was great!!! Anyhow keep in touch.
I think this phone is good. This phone is 3G but I cannot see a second camera. Does that mean I can't make conference calls? and just take advantage of other 3G benefits?
Update - I was "second hand" shop today, buying a sim card, when I saw a nokia 6233 in silver colour. This phone was definitely second hand, visibly clear by the massive dink on the chrome top area. some people here were saying the chrome might be reinforced plastic - but i guess they're wrong...So there you are.
No, you cannot fast forward videos. Not in my nokia anyway...
No, it cannot record calls - but you can fast forward music whilst playing - just keep the fast forward button depressed. One click will jump to next song.
And no, It did not come with a data cable.
You can receive large files, provided you got enought space on your mem card to accept such large file.
The video/audio recording capacity is dependant on your mem card, too.
It may sound silly, but have you got all your contacts saved on your phone's memory, as opposed to the sim memory?
Also, it is always an idea to do a full reset of you unit, maybe this will help.
If all fails, then the best option is to take it to a shop and get it flashed (re run the firmware)
Noisy pictures is normally related to extended zoom. Are you using the full zoom option? That, combined with hand shake, can cause noise/pixel defect.
Have you looked at your pics on your computer?
That sounds weird, and i guess you sensed right, a firmware reflash, or upgrade, will do it a favour.
the phone is quite quick, i compare it to the old 6230. The 6230i was sluggish, much too slow. The 6233 is a powerful little toy.
Thanks for the info. It certainly help.
Got tired of this game, did ya?
Type on and touch base yeah? Chilled dude.
Any tall waves over your way? How's your 6233 performing?
After your entry here, I checked out with my phone. I get what you're saying - but mine is not soooo bad. It is not brilliant either. It appears to me that rock songs have a higher pitch capacity/output than our little toy can put up with.
Definitely no flash. Very narrow minded of Nokia.
Hey Raj, (again)
oh yes, you can record voice, specially that conversation in the office that you wanted your boss to hear.....It helps, know what i mean?
the internal mem is a drawback but if you are planning to have a mem card, then the external mem card and the internal mem will work in conjunction with each other. Neat!
Have you tried resetting your phone?
Did you have the calculator option from new, then it just vanished? In this case, it could mean a problem with firmware. Give it a try, reset the baby and see what you get. If not, then reflashing the firmware is your best option.
Looks like a very good phone. I would have bought it for sure but :
- No flash (how can you take a picture in the dark ?)
- Bulky size, as big as N73
- The design is so boring, looks like a cheap phone
With a little luck Nokia will release an improved version of it, like they did with the 6230/6230i
yes, the 6233 has a calculator ( scientific ), 4 games, 2 in the unit and 2 in the micro sd card that came with it. i find the SE 750 easier to use, but thats because the 6233 has more features which you have to learn, and because 6233 fonts are too small. its like come on guys ( nokia ) this is designed to be a business phone - which means this could be used by guys older than 40, so the fonts and the color combination will be an eye strain for them. I hope they can fix this
can it record calls??? if not can anybody any software for that??? and can we fast forward a track while listening to it???
does it come with a data cable??
Hello guys, this is to all 6233 users:
Please can anyone of you guys tell me if the 6233 can recieve an MP4 file worth of 20MB through bluetooth or infrared and how long does the vidoe and audio recording last.
Thanks in advance.
To Mobilguru, Yes my N6233 has problems with showing caller ID. Mine does not show on messages and even on calls most of the times. And I am sure its not a problem with the provider since my other N1100 shows all the time. How to fix this problem? I hate when I have to guess all the calls coming in or saved msg.