Nokia 6230i: test and review

The Nokia 6230i is the successor model of 6230. The review of both models revealed a difference in the resolution of the screen, going from 128×128 to 208×208 pixels. This increases the sharpness of text and visuals and improves especially the use of the screen as a viewfinder. Overall, the phone keeps very comfortable dimensions (10.3 x 4.4 x 2 cm) and weighs just under 100g.

Keyboard keys are square, flat and of equal size, which facilitates the writing of text messages. Below the screen are two shortcut keys, as well as to answer and end calls. These frame a Four-way navigation button decorated in the center of a selection button.

The naviagtion is easy thanks to menu systems and the layout of the keys.

The navigation was generally simple, largely thanks to Nokia intuitive menu system. However, the proximity of the navigation button and shortcut keys sometimes led to errors of selection. Animated icons liven up the Nokia 6230i’s interface, which offers display as a grid with nine boxes or list.

Function “walkie-talkie

Built-in functionality to 6230i (via a dedicated button on the side of the mobile) is making its way slowly but surely into the landscape of mobile phones: the push-to-talk. In short, it turns your phone into walkie-talkie. No need to dial or answer, no ringing … Just press a button and speak your message so that it sounds almost instantly in the recipient’s phone. As the voice is transmitted in data packets via the mobile operator’s network, the range of push-to-talk is not limited as on conventional walkie-talkies or two-way radios. The push-to-talk (also known as PTT) also allows you to send voice messages to multiple mobile simultaneously. The price of this feature varies depending on the mobile operator (Orange and Bouygues Telecom propose this).

Regarding the connection to other devices, such as PCs, PDAs and other phones, the Nokia 6230i supports Bluetooth and infrared technologies. You can easily access both by pressing the left soft key, which brings up a list of shortcuts. Nokia also offers a range of wireless accessories, such as Bluetooth hands-free kit car or a wireless headset. The phone is in turn provided with a wired headset, which made for hands-free calls and listen to FM radio 6230i.

Nokia merely a megapixel sensor.

The 32 MB internal memory and MMC card included 64 MB offer enough space to store the outset twenty MP3. Unfortunately, the removal of the card is fairly painful, because it is located under the battery of 6230i. The music player is pretty rudimentary, the only playback options being repeat or shuffle. If the 6230i lists all the tracks, it is impossible to sort by album or artist, you can sort by file name. You will also find an equalizer settings with pop, rock, jazz and classical.

good battery life

Messages, whether SMS, MMS or emails are easy to cope with the fashion of the T9 dictionary 6230i. Although it allows access to e-mail through the POP3 and IMAP protocols, business users looking for a more advanced e-mail functionality may be interested in the PalmOne Treo 650 or BlackBerry model like the 7100.

At the time of the first phones with 2 megapixel camera are appearing at Nokia, Sharp (V902SH) and Sony Ericsson (K750i), the 6230 boasts a 1.3 megapixel resolution. Photos are generally sharp, with sharp and deep colors. Image size ranges from 160×120 pixels to 1280×1024 pixels. The night mode the camera has allowed to take photos in dark environments, but they included the grain compared to images taken with a flash. The videos are for their recorded in 3GP format and look slightly pixelated and chopped.

The Nokia 6xxx series usually brings together powerful mobile professional class designed to provide both long battery life and high-end features. The 6230i is no exception to the rule by offering travelers a tri-band compatibility and up to 5 hours of talk time and 300 hours standby. In our tests, we got 3 to 4 days of autonomy on average use of telephone and SMS and leaving Bluetooth on.