Nokia 6233

The Nokia 6233 is a sleek new Triband GSM (900/1800/1900Mhz) handset with 2100Mhz WCDMA support. It is a business-orientated 3G phone with a 240×320 pixel and 262,000 colours display, expandable memory and a 2 megapixel digital camera.

The Nokia’s 6233 is essentially your typical candy-bar style handset, but with better parts. The 6233 has a sleek, sophisticated and refined feel to it, which is exemplified by its high-quality stainless steel finish and a soft-matte backing.

It’s a more powerful handset than the 6230i in terms of specifications, and it is only slightly heavier at 110 grams compared to 99 grams for the 6230i.

The 240×320 pixel TFT panel is capable of displaying 262,000 colours, which is much more better than the 208×208 pixel panel in the 6230i.

The 2 megapixel digital camera with 8X digital zoom is positioned on the back of handset, but there is no flash. The camera is built-in, as is Bluetooth and infrared connectivity, which provides compatibility with Bluetooth car-kits, wireless headsets, and other phones.

There is a absolutely great feature in Nokia 6233, Flight mode that gives you access to Java applications, games, and other non-call related features while on a plane, but only practical and useful if you’ve extra large memory capacity for storing videos, pictures, and messages. Fortunately, the 6233 supports microSD cards up to 2GB and a 64MB card comes in the box.

The 6233 can play back MP3 and AAC audio plus MPEG4 and H.263 video plus some other formats. The 6233 comes with a built-in FM radio. As a 3G handset, the 6233 can also play back streaming multimedia, and it supports Nokia’s “Visual Radio” application too.

Sound quality via the 6233’s built-in stereo loudspeakers is about 7/10 on balance, and while significantly better than previous Nokia models. It works perfectly though for use of the loudspeaker function on calls.

The email client on the 6233 comes with a spam filter to avoid junk mail. Besides, there’s a WAP 2.0 browser and the usual array of PIM functions and utilities.

The good: Relatively small size for a 3G phone,microSD card support up to 2GB, Stainless steel finish, In-built stereo speakers, 2-megapixel camera.

The bad:No video calls, Some Web pages don’t resize correctly in browser, Battery life no better than comparable models, Won’t fit old Nokia car-kit cradles

The bottom line:The 6233 is a reasonably priced 3G handset that despite the absence of video calls performs excellently in the vast array of features it does possess. Ultimately, the 6233 is a smallish classically-designed handset that is easy-to-use, and which builds upon the success of previous models like the 6230i, but packs a little more punch.

The Nokia 6233 Specifications:

LAUNCH Announced 2005, Q4
Status Discontinued
BODY Dimensions 108 x 46 x 18 mm, 81 cc (4.25 x 1.81 x 0.71 in)
Weight 110 g (3.88 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 2.0 inches, 30 x 40 mm, 12.4 cm2 (~24.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~200 ppi density)
5-way navigation key
Downloadable wallpapers, screensavers
MEMORY Card slot microSD (dedicated slot), 64 MB included
Phonebook 500 x 16 fields, Photocall
Call records 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal 6MB
Video 480p
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, AAC ringtones
3.5mm jack No
Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP
Infrared port Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio
USB Pop-Port
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games Nokia World Cup, 3D Street Racer, 3D Snake + Downloadable
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Push to talk
MP3/AAC/M4A stereo player
3GPP/MP4 player
Predictive text input
Voice memo
Voice command
BATTERY Type Removable Li-Po 1100 mAh battery (BP-6M)
Stand-by Up to 340 h
Talk time Up to 4 h (2G) / 3 h 6 min (3G)
MISC Colors Black
SAR 0.61 W/kg (head)     0.34 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.80 W/kg (head)
Price About 150 EUR

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