Nokia 6233 Review
The Nokia 6233 (and its twin, the 6234, exclusive to Vodafone) is a 3G phone with looks very similar to the old 6230i. It's a good-looking phone with an attractive stainless steel finish and a practical design with a good keypad. It's a nice size, and not too heavy for a 3G phone, albeit heavier than most 2G phones. The phone is user-friendly with a new Series 40 interface with an animated 3D menu and graphics. Some things have been updated, but the 6233 still encapsulates the user-friendliness for which Nokia is famous.
The 6233 is a jack-of-all-trades with no outstanding features, but ticking enough boxes to make it appealing to a broad market, much like the old 6230i. It has a decent 2 megapixel camera (no flash unfortunately), a music player that can handle a range of formats and a stereo FM radio. A nice feature is the use of twin speakers to give a 3D surround effect. The sound quality is good, but not as good as when using stereo headphones. The 6233 comes with a 64 Mbyte memory card which is enough to get started, and this can be upgraded to 2 Gbytes if you're serious about storing music on your phone. Bluetooth connectivity is supported, as well as USB and infrared. There's also a good choice of 3D games, including a multiplayer option. Web browsing is fast, thanks to EDGE, and battery life is very good.