Nokia 6300 Review
In a nutshell: Our favourite Nokia for years and the only
Nokia phone ever to be rated 5 stars by our users. A classic
design with a beautiful stainless steel finish. Slim, elegant, easy
to use and with a good quality 2 megapixel camera, a built-in MP3 player,
memory expandable to 2 Gbytes, and wireless Bluetooth connectivity.
Only the below-average battery life stops this from getting 5 stars.
Available in silver, black, white and chocolate.
Review: March 2007. Updated June 2009.
Nokia's slogan for the 6300 is "Simply beautiful - beautifully
simple." The beauty comes from the sleek, classic design with stainless-steel
surfaces, and the simplicity reflects the fact that this is an all-round
kind of phone: not a smartphone, not 3G, but including all of the functionality
that most people want. Sounds like a winner! Could Nokia finally be
getting back to what it used to do best - a phone that does just what
you want and does it well?
Certainly the phone looks good when you pick it up. It's like the early
6-series Nokia's: exclusive- and expensive-looking, practically designed
with a good sized screen and functional keypad, yet updated for 2007
with a 5-way navigation button and high quality colour display. The
size is perfect: it's very slim (just 11.7mm) and not too wide, and
the weight is enough to make it feel solid and substantial, but not
so much that it feels heavy. The keypad is a decent size and is easy
to use. The display is exceptional: a high resolution 240 x 320 pixel
display with an amazing 16 million colours. On the outside the 6300
ticks all the right boxes.
On the inside, the phone is equipped with all the features that a typical
user would expect. The camera is 2 megapixels with an 8x digital zoom
and with a video recording function. Enough for casual photography,
but not brilliant. There's a music player and an FM radio. A standard
Nokia headset is included in the sales package and support for a Bluetooth
stereo headset is included. Memory for storing music is limited,
with just 7.8 Mbytes of user memory, however you can expand the memory
to a maximum of 2 Gbytes by buying a microSD
card, which will give you as much memory as an iPod Nano. Both Bluetooth
and USB connectivity are supported, and the phone has GPRS and EDGE
for fast data downloads. Battery life is below average, which is often
the case with superslim phones. The user interface is a standard Series
40 interface, that Nokia users will be used to, but with the latest
enhancements. It's basically a very easy phone to use, with everything
well thought out and some real attention to detail.
This is our favourite Nokia phone for a long time. It really is beautiful
- quality just oozes out of the phone when you pick it up. The metallic
finish completes the look, although this may show scratches if not treated
carefully. Ergonomics and user-friendliness are good. The strange thing
is that Nokia built their reputation with phones like this, but what
have they been doing these past few years with their funky but unusable
fashion-phones and their buggy brick-like smartphones? Welcome back
Nokia! It was worth the wait!
The new Nokia 6303 Classic updates
this phone with new features including more memory and improves the
battery life too.
Features of the Nokia 6300 include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
- Video camera (176 x 144 pixels)
- Display: TFT, 16.7 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, H.263, H.264 formats)
- FM stereo radio with Visual Radio
- Integrated loudspeaker
- Voice commands and voice recording
- MP3 ringtones, 64-voice polyphonic ringtones, video ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, Instant messaging,
Nokia Xpress audio messaging
- Push to talk
- Java games
- Personal organiser with calendar, To-do list, and notes
- Contacts (up to 1000)
- Alarm clock and countdown timer (normal and interval timer)
- Memory: 7.8 Mbytes plus microSD card slot (expandable up to 2 Gbytes)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB
- Flight mode
- WAP, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- XHTML web browser
- Vibration alert
- Size: 106 x 43 x 12 mm
- Weight: 91g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 14.5 days (350 hours)
Nokia 6300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 115 reviews:
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 12th Apr 2013
Still have this phone - use it between new smartphones. Still makes
me smile when I use it. Does what it says on the tin... Battery lasts
forever - texts and calls - refreshing change from being bombarded with
emails, FB, Twitter, news Feeds etc etc - Whenever I feel a retro moment
coming on - out comes the Nokia 6300 :-)
Reviewed by rachel.stark. from tel.aviv on 27th
Reviewed by David from UK on 6th Nov 2012
I have had my 6300 for about 5 years and have never had a problem. I
have stored 40 cd's on the 2GB menu....(is that a record?)and use it
as a music player cum radio. Obviously I have upgraded so now use the
Nokia as a spare phone. It has NEVER let me down. Originally all all
black handset, I have recently bought a brand new stainless stel case
which was £15 with free fitting and have transformed the phone making
it look very slick. Whilst my Sony touch screen has faltered after 3
months I have relied on the 6300 to deliver essentially what I have
always wanted....reliability and basic features. A kid at the school
I teach in said to me today...."Wow....cool retro phone"......says it
Reply by David from United Kingdom on
26th Feb 2013
I have just brought one of these phones and it needs a new case but
the cheapest i have forund a case for is £25 can i ask were did you
get yours from?
Reviewed by WILLIAM DEACON from ENGLAND on 30th
I bought my Wife one of these phones and was so taken by it I went and
bought myself one.
They ave both been trouble free for years now and are excellent to use
and great value for money.
Reviewed by Stonesy from U.K on 25th Apr 2012
I have had one of these phones for 4yrs now and is still going strong.I
love it and have been meaning to get another to put aside for a spare.
Well i was passing a charity shop today and guess what i saw?...A brand
new boxed Black Nokia 6300 with everything in with it,all for £5-99!!
What a bargin i couldn't believe my eyes,and yes everything as expected
for a nokia 6300 works fine.
These phones are the dogs I now know that i will have a trouble free
phone for years to come.
Reviewed by JOHN from U.K on 15th Apr 2012
First and foremost this phone is just the biz, super smart, easy to
use, looks sheek to. I have had smart phones in the past but decided
to resort back to a nokia 6300, why you may ask, well you dont have
to worry about apps crashing thats one thing and second of all you get
plenty of characters in the sms text messaging (1000 to be exact) with
a smart phone you only get (160) thats rubbish, especially if like me,
you have friends that txt you alot, so well done to nokia, just wish
smartphone makers would sort this problem out with their phones, take
note all phones makers, do something about this quick.
Reply by LIZ from UK on 16th Apr 2012
I agree with u John, most of us use txt messaging and calls to contact
people we care about, after all a phone is supposed to be connecting
device not show case piece.
Reviewed by ANNE 1-73 from U.K on 14th Apr 2012
I have been a NOKIA 6300 user for about 4 year`s now, and i have to
say this little phone is F A N T A S T I C!!! My workmates all have
fancy SMARTPHONES and have all said at some point or another that something
wasnt working with their phones and get angry and iritated by them,
i can honestly say my phone has NEVER given me any such problem`s, it
does exactly what i want it to do with NO cliches, i HIGHLY recommend
this phone to anyone looking for a phone that looks good, works well,
and is easy to use, in truth i wouldnt trade it in for a BLACKBERRY
or an IPHONE, now thats really saying something isn`t it!!!!!!! x :)
Reviewed by Akshay Parab from india on 8th Apr
I use nokia 6300 from last 5 year and it's working fine .only battery
create problem it need to be charge frequently after 8 to 10 hour.
Reviewed by slivka81 from UK on 26th Mar 2012
I've had this phone for nearly 4 years now, the best phone I have ever
had. I love the steel case, it fell hundreds times and it never broke.
Reliable, with enough features ( I don't like all dancing, singing,touch
phones).Unfortunately ended up in the washing machine and I am truly
gutted. May buy another one, simply because I love it so much.
Reviewed by dillian from philippines on 20th Feb
what a very nice phone!!.. i use it for 3 yrs. and it's very impressive.
Reviewed by Rick from UK on 16th Feb 2012
Bought two of these new and boxed via Ebay in 2009. Both phones have
been totally reliable and battery life is exceptional still (three years
The only thing I've noticed is that the power socket on one of them
sometimes sticks out a bit which doesn't stop it working or charging
etc. so I came here to see if anyone else has the same.
Reviewed by Pat Cusson from England on 13th Dec
1st nokia to go wrong. Not quite 1 year old & the phone didn't work.
I.e I couldn't hear caller & I couldn't hear phone ringing out. Unfortunately
only dealing with 'orange' as on a contract. I only need a phone to
text & phone occassionally.very disappointing.
Reviewed by selvaraj.s from india on 12th Dec
Nokia 6300 is one of the best and beautiful handset i have used it is
simply the best
Reviewed by Tamasin from UK on 7th Dec 2011
Still love my Nokia 6300 - upgraded to something else and found it over-engineered
and frustrating for what I mostly use the phone for, calls and texts.
This is simple, does the business and it looks good too. Outstanding
design and it does what it says it does.
Reviewed by Ahbab hossain (Munna) from Bangladesh on
4th Dec 2011
It is a good phone
Reply by Rick from UK on 16th Feb
Hi Interested to know why only 2 stars if its a good phone? Did you
have a problem with the 6300?
Reply by Ray from England on 18th
Yes i also wondered about that....seems a bit strange.
Reply by Phil from uk on 4th Oct 2012
I'd be worried on a review of a 'poor phone' if you rate 2*'s as good
!!....?? I think they're great, & wish I knew where to get a Gen.- Gen.
Nokia battery from ,not a copy cat 1 that lasts 5-6 hours
Reviewed by neovia from UK on 3rd May 2007
This is a super phone that does all the important things really well.
Looks and feels right. Clarity is great. Screen superb for texts and
emails. Simple to use. Email and web fine once set up. Even comes with
Opera browser. Voice dialing is a joke (try AA) but voice commands not
too bad. If you don't want 3G, this is the phone to get and at a bargain
Reviewed by craig from manchester on 3rd May 2007
AWESOME phone!!! brilliant screen an functions! *********
Reviewed by Peter from Dublin, Ireland. on 3rd
Being a sucker for a pretty face i went and bought the 8800 about 2
months after it came out. I really just use me phone for calling and
texting so camera, mp3 and all that stuff has no affect on how i use
my phone. I thought the 8800 was great EXCEPT for the awful battery
life. This is my first proper upgrade since then and i think its the
bizz. Had it 2 days and its great. If the battery lasts 3 days thats
ok with me as im use to charging the 8800 once a day and having to carry
a spare battery. Has all the features you need if you need a phone for
talking to people on. Great size and feel. Ill stick with this one for
Reviewed by Antony from London on 3rd May 2007
I highly recommend this phone. Had it for nearly 2 months. No nonsense
design with an appealing feel. I gasped with pleasure when I first took
this out of the box in the O2 store. One serious flaw is poor battery
life mainly due to the fat power-hungry TFT screen (good visibility
in direct sunlight). I am lucky if I get 3 days use before having to
charge. The camera is grainy but good enough for snaps. If you want
to browse the internet try one of those business phones. If you are
a budding photographer - buy a camera. This is an excellent well-designed
no frills personal communicator.
Reviewed by Ateeb from Pakistan on 2nd May 2007
its awesome mobile but one thing missing in it is is infrared otherwise
mobile is wonderful i love it
Reviewed by Annie from UK on 2nd May 2007
I love this mobile. It's easy to use, looks and feels fantastic and
the quality of the photos is great. The battery last about 3 days, but
then I don't use the internet function.
Reviewed by MAC from INDIA on 2nd May 2007
Reviewed by Aravind from India on 2nd May 2007
excellent and Stylish
Reviewed by Jim Strickland from London on 2nd
Have come back to NOKIA and love this phone. Great looker and feels
great when using it
Reviewed by Zee from Lebanon on 2nd May 2007
Great phone, a real successor for the famous 6230i I've had... Dont
expect too much from the camera though. But still it's an outstanding
Reviewed by Alexander Ivanchev from Bulgaria on
1st May 2007
Never been a big fan of cells, as it's sort of a status mark around
here, but my old Siemens M65 was pretty much dead, so I needed a replacement.
Siemens/Benq have gone down the drain so I turned my eye to good ole'
Nokia. 6300 had to be it. It's one of these phone you keep holding in
your palms for hours, because it feels just so... right. The menu /
feature are really intuitive (even though I never used a Nokia before).
I never cared about cell cameras (maybe because I own a Canon dSLR :),
and 3G isn't all that popular as of yet, so I don't care about these.
My sole disappointment is the battery life -- heavy usage -- 24 hours,
moderate usage 36 hours, light usage about 48 hours. Talk time really
drains the battery down, and that's what people use a phone for, right?
It doesn't have IR, but come one IR is dead given BlueTooth. I really
recommend this phone to people who would give it moderate usage, don't
need the latest BS technology (such as camera flash etc.) but enjoy
style and grace. It's a gem.
Reviewed by Hero from glasgow from Scotland on
30th Apr 2007
A don phone buy it!
Reviewed by Heng from Singapore on 30th Apr 2007
I've had this phone for a while,very nice and handy,basically above
many phones to date.Practicality is excelence for those who actually
use it as a phone,infact it'more than sufficient considering what a
phone should provide and the real plus is all functions work very well
and fast.Personally I don't consider camera and video performance to
be in first place of the technical spec,what matter most is size,built
quality.speedy and clear reception.This phone has good keyboard,the
side +/- buttons deserve a credit for being hard,which is always accidentaly
hit while pulling out from pockets.The display under sunlight is also
worth a praise as it is visible and clear.The battery is normal but
not poor,because while phone still new many people play with it whole
day just to explore but when they actually use it normally then it's
different,and that's what I experience.In my opinion this is a very
good phone to had and when you owned one you'll realize the nokia 6300
is going to be your companion for a long time (I had the n70 for two
years),I'm very much happier with this and at it's price it's very reasonable.Oh,
I almost forget to mention that the mini USB that link you to your computor
is not in the package but if you have a digital camera,the USB cable
from it is usable,mine works from my Samsung digital camera USB cable,don't
forget to install the software from the CD onto your pc.I want to share
this with all who owned the 6300, I'm vey happy with mine.
Reviewed by Zain K from PAKISTAN on 29th Apr 2007
well its an excellent set only thing which i don't like about it is
its old platform, its the latest mobile nokia has introduced and its
not symbian based, means u cannot install the million of softwares available
on net for symbian platform, apart from that its the best set available
in the market..
Reviewed by freesoul from pakistan on 29th Apr
the pros: -slim design with metal casing -great mp3 player -ergonomic
buttons -huge bright screen the cons: -"grainy" camera pics -poor video
quality -only plays 3gp video files -extremely low battery life -only
7.8mb of internal phone memory -difficult to get to it's mini usb port
Reviewed by John from England on 28th Apr 2007
Great feel to the phone,poor camera,outside pics ok only,but very poor
battery life,1 day,wish i had never had the phone
Reviewed by Farzana from England on 28th Apr 2007
Excellent Phone - the only thing is the battery life - not good at all.
Needs charging daily - not sure if this is faulty or all Nokia 6300
have the same problem? But from other reveiws, i think all are the same.
not sure how Nokia managed to botch that up!!! Camera is good - even
though it has no flash - if you activate 'night mode' the picture comes
out as if its day time and i would say even better than having flash.
nice, slim, elegant and stylish - definitely. Would recommend it, but
if charging the battery daily or every two days is a problem - then
dont get it. IT does all the things you want it to do. No fancy things
that may annoy you.
Reviewed by Ibrahim from Pakistan on 28th Apr
one of the BEST phone
Reviewed by lee corbett from england on 28th Apr
much better than my n80 very pleased...
Reviewed by Shahjee from Pakistan on 27th Apr
I am mobile master i use every company since last 12 years , i used
moto, se, samsung, lg, bird, imate and nokia.mobile is my hobby and
i know how to play with it, i puchased this nokia 6300 2 days ago and
i am playing with it, the camera is nice, you can take nice photos and
videos. I dont care about flash light because i dont need, the MP3 player
is average but it is nice. The ringtones sound is so high and so loud
n beautifull, bluetooth work fast and perfectly, voice recording is
nice and you also can record upcoming calls, can down themes wallpapers,
and slot card is extra advantage. everything is nice. i used 3310 in
my time and that was a mobile in which everyone knows, then 6600 still
famous and now 6300 will beat all walkmans, and samsung mobiles . it
is the first mobile which i like more than my N70 . I will sure after
3 months this mobile will be in every hand. because i am mobile cheetah..
hope this review will help others those are confusing to buy this. go
get this one.i will give this 10 stars. :)
Reviewed by Arvind Shukla from UK on 26th Apr
Worst phone I have ever had. Simply of no use. Dont waste your money,
this is a piece of junk, .. fails even to do basic stuffs. I do lot
of web browsing on mobile, and it restart very frequently when I am
browsing internet. In fact couple of time it restarted while I was on
the call. I bought it believing name of Nokia, otherwise I was almost
going for samsung or LG, .. retired it within one month of buying it,
who has time to go back to retailer for exchange.
Reviewed by kanish from india on 26th Apr 2007
its really a beautiful phone. the most beautiful phone available.
Reviewed by Siddharth Jindal from INDIA on 26th
Nokia 6300 delivers and stands tall. I have been using this for 3 weeks
and it is simply awesome. What a cool phone. I love it because it has
all the features which you want, yet it is so slim, elegant and handy.
The best thing is that it doesn't has symbian OS. I had Ngage previously,
and it was too slow. This is super fast. Some disadvantages are that
the battery life is not that great, i have to charge it daily. And it
is very scratch prone, u need to be careful while handling it. Over
all, a very cool phone.
Reviewed by C.H.Lim from Penang/Malaysia on 26th
Great phone, nice and neat.Fast and useful functions.That's all I need.
The credit is it's built quality and size that provide a nice felt in
hands and slips perfectly in pockets.Very happy with the purchase,should
last a long while before hunting for another replacement.I would recommend
this good phone to all.
Reviewed by Naveed Memon from Pakistan on 26th
Really this Model Nokia 6300 is beautiful and having good fatures
Reviewed by Ong See Beng from SINGAPORE on 26th
Nokia got it right this time. Many other phones boast of functions and
superior technology in a fancy looking but cheap quality plastic casing.
Most of the phones are attractive while on display but when you got
them home you'll soon regret their constuction, slow or excessive functions
more than neccesary. While it's still new you might overlook all these
but after the honeymoon you start to hate charging it. Nokia 6300 is
the phone you can withstand these with three good points- first the
excelent construction and it's material used,second it's perfect size
and third,speedy interface. I confirm this is so far best.
Reviewed by Sams from UK on 25th Apr 2007
I have had microphone problems with both Nokia 6300 and had to send
them back and get another model, the problem was whenever I made a call
I could only hear a really loud high pitched sueek for a few seconds,
like when a microphone is being setup. Otherwise the phone was very
nice and slim.
Reviewed by Al from Scotland on 25th Apr 2007
Always had nokia's from day one. This one is great with one massive
flaw. The voice dialling software has been changed to allow only Stephen
Hawkins to make calls hands free. Come on Nokia - play the game and
give us back control of the voice for use in-car.
Reviewed by rock from India on 25th Apr 2007
Reviewed by LL m from Australia on 25th Apr 2007
No dramas here. It's a secure escape from all those other phones on
the frills-yes market. Rings from A to B, and feels solid in your hand.
Style PLUS! Just get one.
Reviewed by Mahmoud from Libya on 23rd Apr 2007
This is the best phone i've ever had , i've used K800 ,w810, E50 , K550
, N72 and other types. this is my phone . I wish if it comes with answering
mecgane and black list facilities. The camera is not good enough, no
Reviewed by john from uk on 21st Apr 2007
This, in my opinion is the best nokia ever. Perfect size, looks, and
features. I have just been using a n70 for the last year and couldn't
wait to upgrade, I was beginning to hate turning the thing on, what
a rubbish phone. The 6300 has put my faith back into nokia again, what
a great phone 10 out of 10.
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 21st Apr 2007
Absolutely loving it at the mo! Just a shame that the in-phone memory
is sooo small, which only becomes a problem when using the buetooth
to exchange files. As the default folder is to use the in-phone memory,
there is no way I can get anything over 5mb!!! But other than that I
cannot fault it, quick and easy to use, and looks stunning.
Reviewed by Malayboy from Malaysia on 20th Apr
It happen by chance to come across this site and I already had this
excelent 6300 for almost 3 weeks now.This is perhaps the best phone
I had ever owned. My first nokia n232 made in finland ten years ago
back to the memory when I first touch the phone is exactly as exciting
with this 6300. I could not believe Nokia would go back to this excelence
of quality they once were.Numerous models produce over the years are
far from perfect or just not right.I'm very happy with the quality of
the casing the nice design and the right size.The phone performs very
well and all necessary fuctions are available.It's beutiful to look
at and nice to touch and hold,stays comfortably in pocket. This is what
I want for my money.I double rate it five stars and a big thanks to
Reviewed by Gurpreet from India on 20th Apr 2007
Its a slim phone, and weighs nothing. Its one of the best 'all in one
features' phones nokia has come out with. I am a proud owner of a 6300
and am buying one for my gal as well.Rock on Nokia
Reviewed by me from America on 20th Apr 2007
The bomb but scratches easily
Reviewed by John smith from London on 20th Apr
Phone looks great but the battery life is awful. Does anyone else have
this problem? battery is dead within 2 days so continuously needs charging
up. And I was meticulous when charging it at the start.
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 19th Apr 2007
Excellent phone in every way you will have to go a long way to beaat
Reviewed by Manit from Thailand on 19th Apr 2007
Very good quality phone, material wise great good basic funtions nice
neat design that will last thru phone's life. Own one and you'll love
it more each day.
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 18th Apr 2007
Got this fone after owning a 6280. Had chosen a D900 which i hastily
returned for its cheap plasticy feel. The 6300 is a truely beautiful
fone, it looks and feels solid in your hands and well contructed albeit
the rattling power switch. The numberic buttons are great and notably
comfortable to use. And the blue alert lights on the side are a great
touch! Internally its a typical nokia interface, with the ability to
customise everything. The standard Noir theme is also great. Feature
wise its good, with everything you could want, with a very good 2MP
camera. In fact i found this camera to be sharper than the 2MP one on
my previous 6280, and that had a flash! Battery life isnt great, im
not a heavy user but will usually make at least 40mins of calls per
day, and it last 2days, so not great, but managable. Overall a superb
phone, Love it!
Reviewed by Vareun from India on 18th Apr 2007
got tis phone a week back. good features.camera is good n pictures r
of printable quality.music player is good.The display is excellent.
Only problem is games.i tried installing several s40 games n it does
just wont work!
Reviewed by Nitin from India on 18th Apr 2007
Very good phone sleek, all the latest features of todays phones, a very
sharp screen with 16 Million colors (best in its class), very good speaker
(sharp sound), bluetooth is seamless,PC connectivity is very fast (mini
USB),sound and signal reception is excellent, text typing is also at
lightning speed, music player supporting wide range of file formats
and a good reasonable price and above all reliable Nokia Brand. I am
giving this phone Excellent but not Outstanding coz -- Though as such
it has no problems at all I am using it for the last two weeks but Nokia
could have improved on two things in this phone -- Camera is not upto
the mark of 2MP (as compared to SE phones)and music player is missing
"BASS". But I can understand with this size (sleek and slim) -- already
much has been clubbed in it. Anyways best of its class till now. ALWAYS
A FAR BETTER DEAL THAN UNRELIABLE SE PHONES (Get free themes at www.ownskin.com)
Go for it...
Reviewed by Ali Abdulla from Oman on 17th Apr
Its a great phone in every respect. I love this phone. It suits my needs.
Its very clear in clours, sound and easy shifting from one language
to another, etc... The only problem with this model is that the battery
is very very weak which lasts for one to one and half days only. Its
doesnt make sense why this contradiction. I wish they can improve the
battery so I can buy one extra piece.
Reviewed by Saj from UK on 17th Apr 2007
Just got the phone!!! its klass. My best nokia was a 6230 very reliable.
Iv had many fones e900, N80, 8800 d500 etc but this fone beats them
all. Best thing about it it luks so slikk. Better get a case dnt wanna
scratch this beaty!!!
Reviewed by Adnan from Pakistan on 17th Apr 2007
One of the sleekest sets Nokia has produced till to date. Classy and
stylish with brilliant 16.7 million colours screen. Decent screen size.
Excellent functionality for people who are looking for a simple phone
with not so extravagant E and N-Series like features. Beware of finger
smudges and scratches on both the plastic and metal covers. I suggest
keeping it in a protective casing although original leather case is
not available for all regions and preloaded softwares also differ by
region. It has an N-Series type thin charging pin connector so old Nokia
chargers wont work unless you have a converter. Solidly built ….
No creaks. Boasts a radio with a nice music player although the quality
of the bundled stereo ear buds is average, Mini SD up to 2 GB available.
Phone’s internal user available memory of 7.8 MB is considered
quite lame these days although it does come packed with a 128 MB card.
Nevertheless, you will end up buying a bigger card sooner than you think
. Poor camera results especially in low light as compared to other 2MP
cameras in the same price rang. No flash and lens protection cover.
Video recording also pitiable. Camera is by far the weakest feature
on the phone as far as I am concerned. Loud but mono speaker at the
back. Below average battery life as compared to other 6 series models.
Volume buttons on the side hard to press especially when held closer
to the ear during a conversation. No 3G. Earphone above the screen could
have been louder; a definite problem in a crowded place (I tried sticking
the phone as close to my ear as possible in a restaurant to hear the
person on the other side of the line but it was hard). Average navigation
key functionality especially the upper key is hard to press as it is
quite close to the screen and you invariably end up either smudging
the screen or to save the screen, pressing the center button (I recommend
using the nail of your thumb to press the upper navi key). Not recommende
d for people with above average size fingers. The blue lights on sides
of the phone only blink twice for an incoming message alert but not
indefinitely. This seems useless since you already get to know about
the incoming message through the sound and vibration alert. The cool
blue lights should do more like continue to blink and remind me about
my unread messages till they are read. In my opinion it can be fixed
with a software upgrade by Nokia. The painted red power sign on the
plastic power button on top will not last long; mine lasted a week with
only decent moderate use.... it just vanished with the touch. So painting
quality on the plastic is an issue. I was not expecting it from a device
like this and after paying more the $330 for it. All in all, the 6300
can be called 'A physically fit phone with a mild case of flu'. For
looks I give it 8.5 out of 10. Camera gets a poor 5.5. Battery gets
a mediocre 6. Functionality gets a decent 7.8. Screen colour gets a
whooping 9. Overall a well above average 7.5 to an 8 for its class.
As for its overall features & looks, you are quite likely to end up
calling it “My Precious!” Recommended!
Reviewed by Khunthai from Thailand on 17th Apr
I bought this beutiful phone in Suratthani. Excelent exterior quality
and nice design that I'm sure will last. Very simple and pleasing layout
nice to the eyesight and most interesting is very comfortable to touch
with good keypad. All the functions responsive, especially voice command.
Very nice screen display for pictures. This is the best so far, maybe
there's a better one to come but at the moment I'm very satisfied it
considering size, design and quality.
Reviewed by azumi from london on 16th Apr 2007
This is the simply best phone Nokia have produced in 2 years. Great
price, great looks and most importantly great features. You will not
regret buying it.
Reviewed by Helen from Scotland on 15th Apr 2007
Brilliant phone! Recently got LG Shine - was rubbish so took it back
and swapped for 6300. Couldn't get signal anywhere with shine but 6300
is fab. Looks great, feels great and most important for me - it actually
works as a flippin good phone. Couldn't be happier.
Reviewed by Omer kamal from Pakistan on 15th Apr
Excellent Design.....Executive Luks.....Speaker is Awesome....Screen
Colors out of the world...Battery Average...Camera Decent.....Overall
a very good Phone!
Reviewed by CARLY TOWNS !!!!!!!!!! from UK !!!!!!!!!!
on 15th Apr 2007
I brought this phone today and it is an exceptionally decent phone.
Not a bad price at all considering the stainless steel casing. Very
easy to use and the display is so clear compared to the 6230i I had.
Camera is very good and clear along with all the other features. Shame
it didn't have my old original nokia ringtone "diazinon" on it but hey
ho never mind. All in all a very good phone for the price, good value
for money with all the up to date features but still keeping it quite
simple without it being like a mini pc like most phones seem to be these
days, oh but they should of put more themes on it, that is a downer
Reviewed by The 11th doctor from Planet zaviraxx on
15th Apr 2007
best phone ever used
Reviewed by Joshua Prentice from England on 15th
This phone is.... THE BEST PHONE I`VE EVER USED!!!!!! o if you feel
like it,.......... GO AND BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by C J FOOL from Leeds, England on 14th
Got this phone 2day and i've gotta say its the best phone i've ever
had! My old phone a samsung e900 was a piece of rubbish compared to
this phone. Easy to use, very nice look, takes good pics. Just go out
and buy this phone, NOW! or 2moro if you avnt got time
Reviewed by Sue from UK on 13th Apr 2007
Singlehandedly best phone I've ever owned. Build quality is excellent,
second to none. And however ludricrous it seems, I agree with Saad:
I like to hold the phone in my hand, as it is very... comforting. This,
of course creates a problem. The silver finish is GORGEOUS and insanely
hard to maintain and keep clean. I've had it for four days and I've
already managed to scratch it. Attracts fingerprints like no other,
since it is so pretty and nice to hold, everyone seems to WANT to hold
it. Not a flashy phone, but gorgeous and a GOOD phone. Does things phones
are meant to do insanely well. Call quality is excellent. Keypad is
a pleasure to use to text, unlike the MOTO phones. Beautiful display.
Can't seem to stop gushing about this phone. I have no regrets. BUY
Reviewed by Mohitosh from India on 13th Apr 2007
The phone is pretty decent looks wise, reminds me of the classic phones
made by nokia, interface is very responsive, .gif wallpapers really
look very good, applications do not take a long time to launch, speaker
sound is one of the best i have seen in nokia, included games are decent
enough, would have liked to get a data cable in the package but it wasn't
there, back cover is hard to take off and attach properly, build quality
of the top power button is disappointing, in all a rock solid effort
by nokia, it may have a life longer than the 6600.
Reviewed by Sarah from uk on 12th Apr 2007
i've just had this phone today and i love the look of it even though
the screen is quite big and the keys are very small. But one manjor
problem.. i can't get the back cover to come of can anybody help me..?
Reviewed by Saad from UK on 12th Apr 2007
The Nokia 6300 has perhaps the best build quality among mobile phones
currently available in the market. It benefits from ample features (such
as the 2 megapixel camers and the mp3/video player), unbeatable design
and finish, and an easy-to-use user interface. The ergonomics are truly
fantastic and the phone feels solid (in fact, I find it mildly comforting!).
It excels over all its rivals. Sony Ericsson have produced some good
camera phones and walkman phones but their phones are essentially pieces
of plastic. The same can be said for Samsungs, most LGs and some Nokias.
However, the 6300 is an exceptional phone that exudes elegance and simplicity.
The only drawbacks are the lack of flash and 3G support. But all things
considered, I feel that the Nokia 6300 is the best phone of 2007 and
one that does not everything but most things, and does them well. If
you want a phone with advanced features like flash and autofocus and
3G either just for the sake of having them or because you regularly
use them, then this is not the phone for you. But, if you want to stand
apart from others and want a phone that will never let you down and
survive the winds of time, then the Nokia 6300 is a phone for YOU.
Reviewed by UCL from United Kingdom on 12th Apr
I needed a replacement for my 6230i... and I was told the E50 was it
but I changed my mind... as the E50 is a bit bulky and ugly though it
has features that most business users need I think Nokia got it the
wrong way around... this has most features that you need and not to
mention an outstanding stand-by time.. all it needs is infra-red and
it is complete. That is the only let down for me but otherwise I love
it.. even if I have to be careful so it doesnt get scratched.
Reviewed by DeDee from Singapore on 11th Apr 2007
metallic black plastic & stainless steel surface easy to get scratches
- makes me sick when it happen - so do protection for your Nokia 6300
before using for 1st time using (Screen Scratch Protector & Crystal
Case Casing) - Hope this helps.
Reviewed by James from UK! on 10th Apr 2007
oh my god this phone is amazing! ive had the 6300 for almost a week
now and so far its been better than all of my previous phones in all
aspects! My last phone was a 6630 and i was quite pleased with it, but
it always froze up on me. This never happens with my 6300. All in all
this phone is a definate must-have item, if you can get it, get it!
simply beautiful and beautifully simple, well done nokia!
Reviewed by nathan from uk on 10th Apr 2007
When I first got this phone I wasn't too happy. The down nav button
is very stiff. It seems to have loosened up. I'm very disappointed about
the lack of wallet feature but otherwise it seems as good as my previous
6310i (the best mobile ever made in my opinion
Reviewed by RID1 from ENGLAND on 10th Apr 2007
I THINK THIS PHONE IS THE MOST EASYIEST PHONE TO USE EVER AND LOOKS
SLEEK AND CLASSY
Reviewed by dmiller from england on 9th Apr 2007
a great phone have just got rid of 2 n70 in 2months
Reviewed by lewis from uk on 9th Apr 2007
This is truly an excellent phone, probably one of the best on the market
at the moment, but it could so easily have been the best. the sillyest
little things prevent it from being outstanding: the awkward volume
switch on the side, no dedicated camera button or flash, the headphone
quality is dull and should have a volume control on it, fonts could
be larger still especially in text, small clock, hey Nokia pay attention!
everyone needs the time so a nice big analogue or digital clock taking
up the whole screen even on 'stand-by' is what we need ok? personal
photo's and themes need to fill out the whole screen not just a portion
of it. and fourtnightly repeats have been removed for some reason....
:( having said all that, this phone is tougher than it looks, and is
for the demanding user who also likes style. well done for the standard
usb and headphone sockets. very good camera, easy to use, long battery
life, easily the best phone nokia have produced so far.
Reviewed by webtshirt.co.uk from UK on 8th Apr
Outstanding. I am very impressed with this phone. My first Nokia. I
have previously used SE's, Samsung's and Motorola's and this is the
best phone I've used. It has a very fast and capable processor (often
over looked in phones) but this allows you to play really good quality
games, while listening to the radio or playing mp3's. Its very impressive.
Call quality is clear. Texting is simple. It feels good in your hands
and button pushes give a nice crisp click. I've now had this phone for
four weeks and use it daily as an mp3 player and radio. I was worried
after reading some reports about it stalling/crashing, but I haven't
experienced a single one. It's best feature has to be its amazing screen.
Its a VGA screen, the first I've used on a phone. Works well outside
on sunny days and looks beautiful indoors! 240x320 resolution. Its a
cmos camera, so don't expect it to compair to SE's latest line of shooter/phones,
but its a phone that screams quality, has enough features to keep you
busy and just works! Just found a new feature recently, it has a bluetooth
exchange program, so when you're in a club you can message people, swap
photos and movies all free, it really is damn cool!
Reviewed by Ad from UK on 6th Apr 2007
This phone is pretty much all that a phone should be. Extremely simple
and elegant. Nokia is BACK...finally - my last phone was an N70 and
it was utter junk. Only disadvantages are no flash on the camera. I
cant think of anything else.
Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 6th Apr 2007
I'm not too bothered about phones, to be honest, but Nokia have gone
back to basics here and have produced a lovely little phone. If you're
not interested in 3G etc then this is probably the nicest phone on the
consumer market. Not for business people as the talk time is not great,
but I expect this is because the media functions use up quite a bit
of memory. You will not be disappointed if you buy this phone.
Reviewed by Lee from England on 5th Apr 2007
Had the phone for about a week as an upgrade from SE K750i. Phone feels
and looks great, and now I have got used to using a Nokia again is very
easy to use. I tried the SE W850 & LG Shine before choosing the 6300,
but the Nokia is much better than my previous 2 choices.
Reviewed by joey from Philippines on 4th Apr 2007
Easy to use, compete and what a phone. Nokia has done it again!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by craig from england on 4th Apr 2007
The best phone you can get. I had a d900 and sent it straight back.
This is quality!!!
Reviewed by Stuart from England on 4th Apr 2007
What a great phone, I have had it a few weeks and it has it all, well
done again nokia.
Reviewed by claudia from UK on 3rd Apr 2007
I have been using this phone since February and I am pretty pleased
with it. I upgraded to it from Samsung D600, which I really liked. I
have now gotten used to using a Nokia again. It feels great to hold,
it's easy to use, the display is super sharp, battery life is v good,
and it's a fab looking phone. One downside for me (& the reason I give
it 4 stars) is that it isn't a very loud phone and the standard ring
and message tones are not great. I have the volume set to 5, but still
miss calls (the D600 was way louder!) I also don't think the sound quality
on calls is too hot - it could be much clearer. Again, the D600 was
better. However, I like the phone, and would recommend it.
Reviewed by curly from uk on 2nd Apr 2007
outstanding phone everything you need
Reviewed by lily from uk on 2nd Apr 2007
this phone is tremendous, slimline, i thought thr N70 was unbeatable
till it met this beauty. everything about it is impressive except one
thing - the battery life. it says it should be 350 hours, well mine
needs charging every 36 hours. No good if i go away on the spur of the
moment!!! and i dont talk on it much either. but the good points far
outweigh the negative ones. excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Debbi from UK on 2nd Apr 2007
This is a fantastic phone. I've had mine for about 3 weeks. It was so
simple to set up and I've personalised it already. I've never had anything
other than a NOkia, as they're so user friendly.The phone itself is
a fantastic design, very sleek and simple. The features, not so simple.
Everything but a teas-made on this phone. The camera takes fantastic
pics, despite being only a 2 megapixel. The only drawback to this phone
is that the battery doesn't last too long. I think this may be due to
the fact that there is a blue light, indicating when you receive a new
text message or have a reminder from your calendar. All in all, I'd
strongly recommend this phone.
Reviewed by David from UK on 2nd Apr 2007
Very pleased with this phone. Very easy to use as earlier Nokias. Good
screen and keyboard although I'm concerned the screen will easily scratch.
Battery life is not great and with average use needs charging every
couple of days. Nokia have also replaced the charger socket with a smaller
plug / charger which means my old Nokia car charger has to be replaced.
Reviewed by kuldip rai from uk on 2nd Apr 2007
had the phone for 3 days and seems to look very stylist and slick.buttons
are easy to use and can't fault the phone.
Reviewed by Marco from UK on 1st Apr 2007
Excelent phone. Slim, good size, microSD card for your multimedia stuff,
display nice and clear... Regards Marco
Reviewed by Joe Blunt from UK on 1st Apr 2007
If you are a builder or similar trades - froget this handser its so
tini and delicate - but if you are looking for a reasonably simple to
use very slim phone with tiny buttons then fantastic. Rubish Camera
- ( ALL phones have rubish cameras ) - Nice clear and good screen -
looks very pretty - excellent built in radio - I give it 9/10
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 30th Mar 2007
EXCELLENT! Looks great, clean/crisp display, quality feel. Highly recommended
- go buy one!
Reviewed by Photo Mug from England on 30th Mar
So good its almost perfect - very easy to use - fantastic screen looks
and feels superb. Not quite perfect - as its supplied with mono headphones
( why ? ) Not keen on the high gloss black plastic - which is going
to scratch. would it have been too much to ask for a slip in protective
pouch Nokia ? Apart form that excellent.
Reviewed by zipu from vietnam on 30th Mar 2007
The Nokia 6300 is a truly amazing phone - I would highly recommend it
- it's the best phone nokia have produced for a long time.
Reviewed by ANUSHYAN.V from INDIA on 30th Mar
I LOVE THIS PHONE ..... IT WORKS VERY SPEED
Reviewed by rauf from pakistan on 28th Mar 2007
very very good set
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 28th Mar 2007
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Fantastic phone, looks good, feels good and is a pleasure to use. Being
stainless steel it feels robust. The screen is superb and clear. Usual
Nokia navigation system and easy to use straight out of the box within
minutes. A couple of niggles ..... the back cover was tricky to get
off then back on again (but its not as if you do this all the time!)
and the charger is not the usual Nokia but a smaller version and is
awkward to keep plugged in all the time as it seems to want to keep
coming loose, checked a friends 6300 and he suffers the same problem.
But overall a fantastic phone - VERY PLEASED !!
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