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Nokia 6230

More than a phone - it's a multimedia experience. The Nokia 6230 phone is a powerful device that packs all of the must have multimedia capacities into...

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Review of "Nokia 6230"

published 22/01/2005 | missnixon
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Excellent
Pro Overall look and style of the phone, its many features such as bluetooth and video/still camera.
Cons Still camera pictures tend to come out blurred and unclear.
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"The excellent Nokia 6230."

This is my personal experience of the Nokia 6230, in a nutshell.

The good bits

I have to say, since I bought this phone around 2 weeks ago I haven’t yet stopped playing with its many features. On a scale of 1 to 10 this phone definitely rates 11 for the extra stuff it has. Including:

• Video & Still Camera – perfect for catching your mates at their more embarrassing moments!
• Bluetooth – like infrared but easier to connect & send due to reliability of connection and the fact you don’t have to be phone to phone for it to work!
• Multimedia messaging – for spreading those embarrassing moments.
• Media Player – for both sound & picture.
• MP3 player– real music can be played from your phone and set as your ringtone.

Other features the 6230 has include GPRS, colour screen, 3 addictive games (beach rally, chess and golf), radio and a whole array of display, phone and call settings. It also has most other extras which now-a-days phones have, calculator, translator, voice activator, organiser etc.

The look of this phone is fantastic. The covers available for it are in nicely coloured and the layout of the phone compliments its capability perfectly. I have had comments from various people stating that they love how the 6230 has been styled, and I have to say, I feel quite good wondering around with it to my ear. Especially when my real music or polyphonic ringtone goes off!! The menu even looks excellent with its animated icons.

The ease of use on this phone is amazing. But then again, isn’t it on all Nokia phones? Everything is where you would expect to find it and the preset shortcuts are the common features that most people use. The size is just right so you can still push the keys and fit it in your pocket. Not bad going, eh?

The Nokia 6230 has no problems what-so-ever with usual features like text messaging, calling in/out, loudspeaker etc.

The Bad Bits

To be honest, there isn’t much about this phone to write about here. Only a couple of points you should know about before buying this excellent piece of technology.

The still camera doesn’t always take the clearest pictures. The fact the phone has a memory card means you can develop your pictures at a Kodak kiosk, but what use is this if all your pictures are blurred?

Also, the 'select' button is also a left, right, up, down button. You can imagine how annoying it is when you wish to select something and the cursor goes to the left. However, this seems to be something that comes with practise. Eventually, you will hit the button right.
Overall
There isn’t much you can say about mobile phones these days. Especially when it comes to Nokia with their perfectly styled perfectly tuned products. However, this phone definitely stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended!

For further information & stats visit [url]http://www.nokia.co.uk/nokia/0,8764,48614,00.html[/url]


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  • RazzaLazza published 09/06/2005
    I've had this phone a while now and I love it! Definitely the best phone i've ever had.
  • Scotslad20 published 15/04/2005
    good review have now got this phone
  • JULIEANNE27UK published 08/02/2005
    Good reveiw! I've always had Nokia phones and I'm about to get one of these! Can't wait for my new toy! Julie :-)
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Product Information : Nokia 6230

Manufacturer's product description

More than a phone - it's a multimedia experience. The Nokia 6230 phone is a powerful device that packs all of the must have multimedia capacities into one small package. It also includes FM radio requiring an optional headset.

Product Details

Product Description: Nokia 6230 - GSM - mobile phone, Nokia 6230 - graphite - GSM - mobile phone, Nokia 6230 - pearl white - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone, Cellular phone with digital camera / digital player / FM radio

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 44 mm x 20 mm x 103 mm, 4.4 cm x 2 cm x 10.3 cm

Weight: 97 g

Technology: GSM, GSM / EGSM

Band: EGSM 900 / GSM 1800/1900 (Tri-Band)

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA)

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT, LCD display - colour

Playback Digital Standards: AAC, MP3 , 3GP, H.263

Supported Memory Card: MultiMediaCard

Talk Time: Up to 300 minutes, Up to 300 min

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours, Up to 300 h

Colour: Graphite, Pearl white

Manufacturer: Nokia

Battery: Rechargeable - Lithium Ion - 850 mAh

Flash Memory: 32 MB x Flash - MultiMediaCard

Digital Player (Recorder): Digital player - AAC, MP3

Line Qty: 5

Aerial: Integrated

Phone Book Capacity: 1000 names & numbers

Internet Browser: Yes

Automatic Redial: Yes

Voice Dialing: Yes

Voice Control: Yes

Voice Recorder: Yes ( 180sec )

Ring Tones: 30

Vibrating Alert: Yes

General

MPN: 6230, 0050373, 0050372, Nokia 6230

Product Type: Mobile phone, Cellular phone with digital camera / digital player / FM radio

Form Factor: Bar

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 44 mm, 4.4 cm

Depth: 20 mm, 2 cm

Height: 103 mm, 10.3 cm

Weight: 97 g

Available Body Colours: Graphite, tin grey

Body Colour: Graphite, Pearl white

Cellular

Technology: GSM, GSM / EGSM

Band: EGSM 900 / GSM 1800/1900 (Tri-Band)

Service Provider: Not specified

Software Platforms Supported: Java MIDP 2.0, Java

Application Software: Converter II, Notepad, Translator

Installed Games: Chess Puzzle, Beach Ralley II, Golf

Installed Game Qty: 3

Additional Features: Closed user groups, photo album, world clock, MPEG4 video playback, video clip recording

Computer Link: Yes (cable)

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA)

Speakerphone: Yes

Ringer Control: Yes

Volume Control: Yes

Caller ID: Yes

Voice Mail Capability: Yes

Voice Recorder: Yes ( 180sec )

Conference Call Capability: 6-way

Call Waiting: Yes

Call Timer: Yes

Call Hold: Yes

Call Barring: Yes

Call Transfer: Yes

Call Divert: Yes

Voice Tag Qty: 16 quick access tags

Voice Dialing: Yes

Automatic Redial: Yes

Ring Tones: 30

Polyphonic Ringer: Built-in

Vibrating Alert: Yes

Aerial: Integrated

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, Nokia Smart Messaging, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat, e-mail via SMS

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser

Downloadable Content: Games, ring tones

Communications

Max Data Transfer Rate: 236.8 Kbps

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA)

Communication Features: Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Voice Tag Qty: 16 quick access tags

Ring Tones: 30

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Additional Features: Closed user groups, photo album, world clock, MPEG4 video playback, video clip recording

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, currency conversion, alarm clock

Voice Dialing Memory: 25 entries

Phone Book Entries Qty: 1000

Additional Timer Functions: Countdown timer, stopwatch

Calculator: Basic

Installed Game Qty: 3

Installed Games: Chess Puzzle, Beach Ralley II, Golf

Reminder: Yes

Calendar / Event Reminder: Yes

Alarm Clock: Yes

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: AAC, MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: 3GP, H.263

Memory

User Memory: 6 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard

Flash Memory: 32 MB x Flash - MultiMediaCard

Security Features

Phone Lock: Yes

Keypad Lock: Yes

SIM Card Lock: Yes

Restrict Access to Phone Book: Yes

Digital Camera

Still Image Resolutions: 640 x 480

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Digital Video Formats: 3gp, H.263 video and AMR audio

Form Factor: Integrated

Total Pixels: 307,200 pixels (640 x 480)

Display

Type: LCD display - colour, LCD display

Technology: TFT

Line Qty: 5

Display Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Display Illumination Colour: White

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver, backlit

Colour Support: Colour

Connections

Connector Type: Data port - Pop-Port, 1 x data port - Pop-Port

Slot Provided: 1 x MultiMediaCard

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion, Rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Capacity: 850 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 300 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs

Audible Battery Alert: Yes

Standby Time: Up to 300 h

Talk Time: Up to 300 min

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Also Included: MultiMediaCard - 32 MB

Power

Type: Power adapter

Communicator Features

User Memory: 6 MB

Synchronisation With: SyncML

Synchronisation With PC: Yes

Phone Memory

Voice Dialing Memory: 25 entries

Phone Book Capacity: 1000 names & numbers

Messaging & Data Services

Messaging / Data Features: XHTML Browser

JAVA applications: Yes

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Internet Browser: Yes

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service): Yes

Max Data Transfer Rate: 236.8 Kbps

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat

Messaging Services: MMS, Nokia Smart Messaging

Short Messaging Service (SMS): Yes

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards: AAC, MP3

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