Bought this one from OPTUS (Australia) last week. It is OK phone but be aware - although purchased through OPTUS in OPTUS store, no live TV via 3G. Supposingly OPTUS is working on it but so far no luck - "Your phone does not support live TV" message when you try. Sucks. Also, I went to check the 6234 in Vodafone store and it is about 3mm thinner, I thought they were supposed to be the same.
There is a website that contain pictures from a review signed by gsmarena but on a different website...!How come?
being a big Nokia fan, I must say that I am blown away with the features, battery time and call quality also the loudspeaker is excellent, having just upgraded from a nokia N70 its all good news and views.
just got my 6233, ..having a problem, ..it vibrates slightly each time i switch it on or switch it off. ..is there a problem with my phone, ..is it possible to deactivate this feature??
Before considering any remarks make sure it's first verify. Nokia's new series 40 OS unlike the older ones found in phone like 6230, 6230i or even symbian ones like 6600, 7610 or N70 is able to utilise external memory (memory card) completely!
Meaning it actually blends in with the internal mamory in such a way that incoming files if it's larger than what internal memory can accept will be saved at memory card instead.
That's what i do when transfering my converted mpeg4 anime video inside phone via bluetooth. Mind you, file size is about 40mb.
Reason, too lazy to take out memory card..
Who cares even if other brands have larger internal memory!
Take for instant motorola, it has bigger internal memory, expandable too.. but if you want to use any mp3 as ringtones, you have to save it into internal memory lamb!
Sony ericsson w800i, try accessing folders with loads of pictures or had too many contacts and your phone will lag like nobody business..
Samsung's latest P750 3.2 megapixel phone.. Big deal, my friend's phone can't even access external momory most of the time even when the icon (that shows external memory is inserted) is there.
No phone is perfect, but when it comes to having a daily practical phone that visually had everything with:
Stable software - The usual speedy, user friendly software! (notice so far no one complain much on 6233 compared to previous or even other latest nokia phones..)
Music and video (try total video converter, videos converted to mpeg4 is sharper than even symbian's smart movie with loud and clear sound)
Fantastic external speaker (so far the phone with such good external speaker is none other than w550i ONLY)
Unrivaled built - Made of high quality stainless steel. Unless you're talking about 8800.. if not this phone's built is so far the best in nokia's history.
Quality screen - Right size with ability to change font size in message, contacts and web browsing.
Good battery life - Hey, it's using 9300i's battery, what do you expect!!
Comfortable button.. responsive and good feel.
3G's Video calls available - Finally i got something that i can see the caller but he can't see me.. quite fun. Though you can occasionally face to back camera to allow caller to see you. Cute :-)
Last but not least, the right dimension - Not too big or small.. perfect for young executives..
No phone is perfect but being a tech geek, personally, this is the best among so many phones changed these 2 years.
My 2cents worth
just got the 6233 and have to say its a very good phone,the phone feels well put together and has a nice display over all impression is a very fine handset return to form from nokia after the poor build quaility of the 6280 for which i had.
6233 internaL MEMORY is 6mb,how would it auto transfer file to memory card without first receiving n internal mem than transfer it to card,then delete from phone memory.This is the worse cumbersome procedure to undertake.How come n this phone its has changed,when till N80 ad 6280 hav the old RUN.Nokia would u please consider these foolish mistakes ad carry its on ad onn.SE SAM have option at time of received file to ask for saving option.By the way i am most disappointed abt 6131 which has 16million colors 2.2inch screen but zero battery life plus the screen outline black with silver lining looks akward.then 1.3 cam iwithout focus it average whats the fun n copying feature of E60 E70 on this flip cell.Nonsense to expect from Nokia.
One thing is for sure, Nokia is beyond all doubts the Lion King in connecting the people ensuring all the communication possibilities to their best in each of its cellular phones but we should admit it completely loses to Sony Ericsson in Multimedia. Even the interface and phone designs are not comparable with those by Sony Ericsson. Its camera and media players are inferior to SE with every aspect. Same is true for Nokia 6233. Like its predecessors 6270,/6280 and 6230i, it got the same loopholes which are still complained everywhere. It seems Nokia has no concern with what its users cry for, rather it keeps on throwing whatever it foresees better for its profitability, it's truly enjoying its leading position in the market and probably it's aware of the fact that none among its competitors has got the capabilities to manufacture the best communication device like it does. In my opinion its marketing cell/department should keep in close in touch with its fans and should not disappoint them at any cost. What a pity if its lovers switch on the other brand merely due to its poor design and pathetic multimedia capabilities. Look the interface of Media Player in its phones especially in N91, N80 and E60. It's nothing except a pity.
May be a potato head for asking this question... But how do you video call on it?
There isn't a camera facing the user. All I can figure is that the camera rotates but I can't for the life of me figure it out...
Got this phone on Monday and going back to O2 today to exchange. Its a very nice looking phone but has crashed on me four times in four days. Twice when scrolling through menu and twice I couldnt receive or make calls. Turning phone off and on again sorted it out but I need a more relaible phone.
ascending ringtone on level 5 again come on nokia stop the communist choice issue once and for all
T-Mobile today again confirmed that a lot of customers have had problems with the phone and are recalling them all. The problem i had was that despite the phone showing i had a signal when you dialled out the phone would not call out. It eventually said on screen connection error. The phone had started playing up when i used the MP3 and during a song it switched itself off and then back on. From the time it worked it seemed a good phone. Im sure when software bugs are ironed it then it will sell well.
I am now on my second phone, o2 can't get the settings to work on o2 active, phone iteslf not bad, battery runs out quick though.
fantastic phne wud recomend it 2 any1. check dis phne out. i got it as a gift. this is the lik. lol
I have had the 6233 for two days now and I can't find any problems with it that I can't sort out, the comment about the memory being too small may refer to the physical size of the memory card it is very small to the point of being no bigger than the average fingernail and not its memory capacity.
The only problem really i have if anyone can help I have had the connectivity details zapped to me from Vodafone however one set is for email and one set is for MMS and web browsing so you can imagine when i want to browse and send a picture message i have to set the connections to that and to retrieve email i have to set the settings to that either way each setting cancels the other one out but other than that no probs.
Is the keypad hard to use? It seems the up,down,left and right arrowns will be very hard to reach.
There is no problem with the memory.The phone is gorgeous, i have one for 3 weeks now and i only can tell you it has no problem. Battery life is about 4 days, sound is exceptional and the screen is the best from Nokia until now. Quality of the case is exceptional too. Forget about SE and Samsung :P