Nokia 6230i

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The Nokia 6230i (type RM-72, codenamed Matrix) is a mid-range feature phone that was announced on 28 February 2005 and released in April of the same year. It is the improved version of the Nokia 6230.

It was available in Silver Gray, Black, and White.

Differences between 6230 and 6230i

  • Larger and higher resolution display (208x208 over 128x128, plus 1.7" over 1.5"), but the same chipset, meaning the UI is overall significantly slower. The larger display also necessitated the use of a thinner bezel compared to the original 6230.
  • Raised confirm button on the D-pad, making it easier to press without accidentally pressing the directional navigation keys too. The 6230 and 6230i's keypads are cross compatible, so this change can be brought over to the original 6230.
  • 1.3 megapixel camera over the VGA camera of the 6230
  • Slightly improved user interface with new icons
  • Slightly improved music player with playback buttons
  • Visual Radio added to FM Radio (a first in a Nokia Series 40 phone)
  • USB Mass Storage feature, lets you access the memory card as a USB Flash Drive on a computer (This is the first Nokia phone to have this feature)
  • JSR-184 support for 3D Java games and 3D screensavers. (a first in a Nokia Series 40 phone)
  • Push-to-talk feature

Related phones

  • Nokia 6230: Predecessor, the base model.
  • Nokia 8800: A luxury phone with a similar UI and hardware to the 6230i, has the storage doubled (32 MB vs 64 MB on 8800), and lacks a memory card slot.
  • Nokia 6233: Successor.

Specs

Basics

6230i
HW Platform/ChipsetDCT4.5 platform, TIKU (ARM925)
SW Platform/OSSeries 40 2nd Edition
Display 208 × 208 TFT, 65K colors
Physical display size1.7" / 43 mm
Flash memory32 MB user storage
Memory card slotMMC, up to 1 GB
Phonebook capacity500 contacts
Charging connectorNokia 3.5 mm charging connector
Data connectorPop-Port (USB)
Regulatory infoFCC ID: QTKRM-72 (approved 2005-03-05), NTC: ESD-CPE-0500800 (approved 2005-04-12)
Retail price€350

Connectivity

6230i
Operating modesGSM (900/1800/1900)
DataGPRS, EDGE
Push-to-talkYes
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini SIM
IrDAYes
Bluetooth1.2
PC LinkNokia PC Suite

Input

6230i
Input methodsT9, predictive text
Soft keys2x softkeys, call/end, d-pad
Side keysTop: Power

Media

6230i
Rear camera1.3 megapixel (1280x1024) fixed focus, 2x digital zoom, night mode and self timer
Video recording176 × 144 15 fps, 3GP
Supported image formatsJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Supported sound formatsMID, MXMF, AAC, NRT, MP3, RMF, AMR
Supported video formats3GP, MP4
Speaker configurationEar speaker, loudspeaker (mono)
Line outPop-Port
SynthesizerMobileBAE, Tongbao Bank
FM radioStereo, external antenna
ExtrasVisual Radio

Messaging

6230i
SMSYes
MMSYes
IMYes
EmailYes

Software

6230i
JavaMIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Max JAR size: 300 KB
Heap size: 2 MB
Java APIsJSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API
JSR 120 Wireless Messaging API (WMA)
JSR 135 Mobile Media API (MMAPI)
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G)
JSR 185 Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI)

Pre-loaded content

Games

  • Street Race
  • Backgammon II
  • Golf Tour

Apps

  • Converter II
  • Translator
  • World Clock II

Themes

Name Wallpaper Menu
Basic

Circle

Dotspace (default)

Dots2

Microdots

Waves

Window

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

Data cables

Headsets

Gallery

Phone

Screenshots