Ok since im bored at work i will post a little review about this wonderful phone.
First off i will say this is probably the best handset i have ever had. The feel look of the phone is tops. Menu's are lightening fast, great camera,but no flash. Night made can justify for it though. 2mp photo's are of the highest quality. Navipad and buttons have excellent feel. Uploads from PC to phone or vise versa are quick and easy to use (i use bluetooth). The sound output is a big feature that grabbed my attention strait away! OMG! The sounds is sooooooo clear. Storage wise the phone's internal memory isn't that crash hot, but memory card makes up for it with a whopping 64mb.
All in all i think that this is one of the best handsets on the market and from nokia. I would recommend this phone to anyone who wants a fast sturdy phone for everyday to day use and wants a phone full of features. So go but it!!!
Cheers Aaron aka surferguy..hehe :)
ok for some ppl that might be wondering "why doesn't my cell info display work"? i had this problem, in order to correct it you need to set the phones network settings to GSM and not DUAL mode. You can do this by going MENU>SETTINGS>PHONE>NETWORK MODE>GSM......
Hey Unnamed person down there - You asked about the speed of menu facility - You can compare it to 6230 - However, I find that 6233 is faster, smoother and better than the 6230. The 6230i was never very good in that sense, was it? Take care, rog
Hey Kat - It would be an idea to reset your phone - obviously save your address book on your sim card first. The move on to settings > reset to factory mode. I think the pass code is 12345. Give it a try. This will bring your phone back to factory status, as it was when boxed up. Maybe it is just a little glich and needs a little reset. If not successful, then call your customer services and get it sent to Nokia for a hard reset (they will reinstall the firmaware from scratch)..Hope this helps, roger
Hy Unnamed enquirer = I've looked in my phone and it seems that Nokia has left that feature out - Mine hasn't got Wallet....Although i've never used it, so I don't miss it much.. cheerio, rog
I just used the phone's all features and I loved it. ITS one of its kind for such a cheap price. my frend is the MKTG manager fro NOKIA n IMATE at UNITED MOBILE PAK, he showed me the phone. the cam was optional and menu very fast and the sound was must really cool gadget with low price.
GR8 JOB NOKIA!!!
Using the phone for a week, today i have to send it to Nokia Care. Out of 10 calls made, I get "call fail" for 3 calls. They told me they can just reload the software since there is no new release.
Hey Roger, Harrison & co,
thanks for all your help, you've answered a lot of questions that people in the phone shops didn't even know! Now my phone has all the familiarities that I was accustomed to with my old phone (and a lot lot more). Cheers!
I just got the phone yesterday and I was playing with it today. I tried to take a picture using the phone, but the camera of the phone is always on standby mode. I've checked the net and apparently a lot of people are having the same problem. No one has any solutions! Could someone please help me? I'm getting stressed!
what about menu speed? is it quick as in nokia 6230? o does it lags like in 6230i?
Hey SLR - If you are into clamshells -then the 6131 is a nice option....However, the 6233 has a lot more to offer. I personally dislike clamshells or flipphones, whatever it is people call it, so my opinion would be a bit one sided here....But the 6233 is a better phone all round, starting with the camera, 6233 offering a 2mp, and 6131 offers a 1.3 - and so on. Cheerio. Rog
Hey Alex61, I think the only thing you can enlarge here is the Text messaging area. Go to Menu > Messaging > Message Settings > General settings > font size.
I've looked for a similar feature to apply to the rest of the phone menus, couldn't find it - Hope this helps!
PS - Hey Surferguy - I should have known...surferGuy! gotta be from the Roo land! I'm typing from good ol' London.... Tata, roger
Does anybody Know if it is possible to change (make them bigger) the font size of the menu and how?
HSDPA and Wi-Fi are the only things it lacks. Also a 3.2M camera. But I've been using it for 2 weeks now and it's close to perfect. Pls dont add a second camera to it. A video call is not welcomed by too many guys.
hey roger yeah i did read the bit about the batt life.. i have had my phone for about or week or so now, my batt life usually lasts around 2-3 days with some mp3 playing, texting, calls ect. So lets pray we get some more push out of the battery. As for your curiousity, im writing from a land down under :) hehe Cheers!
the review proves that the phone is the best i have it from 1 month now and no complains best phone ever made.......
Hey missr - I've checked out, and there's no option to increase the volume of the alarm ringtone. However, if you let it ring, it gets louder and louder, in an increasing frenzy - mine's quite loud - but that's after 3-4 rings...Try it out - maybe that could help you? My old nokia used to ring the alarm straigh off, from the very first ring it'd as loud as it gets...That used to scare the living doodoo out of me in the mornings...this one, on the other hand, is a bit slow, but gets there, and can be quite loud in a quiet room at 5am....Anyway, enough of that - sorry, gone day dreaming again....Give it a try, set it off during a time that suits you and watch it blow - see if that helps - otherwise you could use another ringing tone - like an mp3 perhaps? Cheerio - roger
Hey Surferguy....Yeah, I thought the review gives it straight too, and the phone definitely deservs it - however, did you see the bit about the battery, where it states it should hold out for 4 days without charge? Well, mine lasts 2 to 2 1/2 days, that's having a fair use of it. If I don't get too many calls, and just the odd mp3 playing, and texting, then I get around 3 and a half days - Still, not too bad. I am fully working this battery, using it till it turns the phone off, then fully recharging it - Done it 3/4 times now - let's hope the battery gains a bit more "oooomph" for a longer life... Anyway, cheerio bruv. Where are you typing from anyway? Curiosity killed the cat, hehe!