Nokia 6303 Classic Review
In a nutshell: Our favourite Nokia just got upgraded! The 6303
Classic is a modern reworking of the classic Nokia 6300. It's a no-nonsense
easy-to-use handset with an attractive stainless steel finish and great
features - a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, MP3 player,
FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia Maps, Bluetooth, USB and good battery
life. Available in Stainless Steel or Matt Black.
Review: June 2009. Last updated September 2009.
The Nokia 6303 Classic is the upgrade for the Nokia
6300, which has been a bestseller for the past couple of years and
one of our favourite Nokias of all-time. The 6303 Classic updates the
technology and the styling of the 6300, fixing the 6300's problem of
poor battery life.
Slightly larger than the 6300, but with rounded edges, the 6303 retains
the smart stainless steel finish of its predecessor, but has a softer,
more rounded style. The 6303 is a few grams heavier than the 6300 and
feels good in the palm, but is by no means a heavy phone. One noticeable
design improvement is the larger screen. At 2.2 inches across, and with
16.7 million colours, this is a comfortable display for this type of
phone, and is bright and with a good number of pixels (320 x 240). The
large screen, well-designed keypad and familiar Nokia menus make the
phone very easy to use.
The camera has been significantly upgraded and has a 3.2 megapixel
detector, with autofocus and a dual LED flash. Whilst not a replacement
for a dedicated digicam, this is a respectable camera that is capable
of taking print quality pictures under most lighting conditions. The
video recording capability is good too, with a high maximum resolution
of 640 x 480 pixels, although only at 15 frames per second. There is
no video calling, as this is not a 3G handset.
The music player can handle all standard formats, and there is also
a stereo FM radio with RDS, so that you can see which channel you are
tuned to, and also the details of the music playing. And we're delighted
to see the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means that you
can plug in any standard-fit headphone of your choice.
An essential for a music player is a decent amount of memory, and whilst
the 6303 comes with just 17MB of internal flash memory, it has the option
of adding a microSD memory card up to 4GB.
A major shortcoming of the 6300 was the poor battery life - a common
problem with slimline phones. Nokia seem to have solved this one, and
the 6303 Classic has a significantly extended battery life, although
the quoted figure of 7 hours talktime seems to be optimistic - was this
test carried out standing next to a mobile mast?
Connectivity is good too. As well as the 3.5mm audio jack previously
mentioned, the 6303 has USB and Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate.
The 6303 is priced at around the £100 mark at launch, so don't
expect lot of high-end features. But it does have some nice touches,
like Nokia Maps (but no GPS received), voice commands, email support
and a web browser. The sales package is generous and includes a stereo
headset, a micro-USB cable and a 1GB memory card. Nokia have done an
excellent job of updating one of our favourite phones, and we highly
recommend this phone for anyone looking for a budget upgrade, or in
search of a solid reliable phone for business or personal use.
The new Nokia 6303i Classic is
a slightly updated version with a more powerful battery and improved
Features of the Nokia 6303 Classic include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, autofocus and dual LED
- Video camera (640 x 480 pixels, 15 frames/second)
- Display: TFT, 16.7 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, H.263, H.264 formats)
- FM stereo radio with RDS
- 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
- Java games, Nokia Maps
- Personal organiser with calendar, to-do list, and notes
- Memory: 17 MB plus microSD card slot (expandable up to 4 GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, USB, 3.5mm audio jack
- Flight mode
- WAP, GPRS Class 32, EDGE
Class 32, XHTML web browser, modem
- Vibration alert
- Size: 109 x 46 x 12 mm
- Weight: 96g
- Talktime: 7 hours
- Battery standby: up to 450 hours
Nokia 6303 Classic User Reviews
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Average rating from 118 reviews:
Reviewed by Marion Walter from UK on 10th Mar
Excellent but I have difficulty hearing incoming voices ... is there
anyway of adjusting this?
Reviewed by Declan from UK on 16th Dec 2012
for a few years, we have been plagued with endless smartphones coming
out. I decided to go back to basics and get one of these. Got a decent
one in the CEX at a great price with a year's warranty. You can still
use a memory card if you want to use it as a music player. Strong reception,
great battery life. I can still check my emails, facebook, etc.
Reviewed by Dermot from ireland on 22nd Sep 2012
The best phone i had in 20 years,battery never went flat in 3 years
it fell on the ground few times still working perfect,have 2 so im sorted
for few years nokia the best.
Reviewed by nikhil from india on 28th Aug 2012
Reviewed by Ciara Howes from Sulby, north beyond the
wall on 6th Aug 2012
Not being funny, but the people giving the low star reviews are insanely
small minded. I struggle with technology at the best of times, hence
the teenager with the nokia 6303 in 2012 instead of a smart phone (
out of choice I might add), but even i know how to use the volume controls
on the side of the phone. Also, how you can not hear the vibrate on
this thing is an absolute mystery , it sounds like a herd of elephants
doing the congo while shooting military assault rifles off the back
of a helicopter. The suggestion from 'Ali G' to 'put it on vibrate and
finish yourself off' would cause screams of pleasure heard from ten
In short, not a quiet phone..
This phone is indestructible. Even a dying battery can not kill this
phone. Or being dropped and stamped on in world war 1 trench conditions.
Camera is great , unfortunately the screen stops the pictures from being
viewed properly, however when the photo's are transferred to laptop/computer
they are great ( 3.2 megapixel, more than a certain samsung galaxy y,
which is a supposed 'smart phone')
My only criticism would be that when in actual phone calls it can be
quite quiet and difficult to hear the other party speak, however loud
speaker solves this problem as when put quietly it sounds like a normal
phone and does not air any business in public, but still allows you
to hear the conversation.
Reviewed by P from Ireland on 1st Aug 2012
I've had a 6303 got a new nokia then got a iphone and now gone back
to a 6303. iphone too big. Always had Nokia before iphone because they
work. Nokia Classic 6303 is a great phone easy to use...
I am waiting for Nokia to get their finger out and produce a decent
smart phone that fits in a pocket and works. I have got my hands on
some decent second hand Nokia Classic 6303 so should be able wait a
few more years.
Reviewed by D Jones. from Jersey. Channel Islands, UK
on 10th Jul 2012
I've had my Nokia Classic 6303 for a few years now,I can truthfully
say that this Phone has an excellent battery life and I would highly
recommend this phone "GREAT".
Reviewed by josh from england on 18th Apr 2012
I had a nokia 6303 classic, it had a wonderfull battery life which is
a lot better than the battery lifespan of my new samsung galaxy ace.
Reviewed by Gaurav sharma from india on 25th Feb
6303 is a great phone this phone is very heavy steel body its sooooooooo
Reviewed by Peter from England on 24th Feb 2012
Great phone keep going back to it. Its tough as nails.
Reviewed by Kishor Munot from India on 11th Feb
Nokia 6303 is very best mobile for me But I face One problem
When I connect my Mobile to PC " Setting file missing from Phone" Message
will come and phone will be not connected by PC suit. so give solution
on My mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by darren from jersey on 21st Jan 2012
i had a nokia 6303 for 18 months,, best phone ive ever had,, ive just
upgraded to a nokia 500, by the way i use the term upgraded loosely!!
as far as im concerned its a step backwards,,the more technoligy involved
the more problems you have,, this is my 2nd handset and soon to be my
third,, the slightest problem and the whole phone freezes, im actually
goin to get it fixed and swap it for a new 6303,, i guess what im trying
to say is never ever get a nokia 500 and oldschool is always best!
Reviewed by viola from new york on 10th Jan 2012
Reviewed by toddy anora from phillipines on 1st
verry good phone
Reviewed by John Martyn from Australia on 30th
The 6303 has been a great phone but a bit dated now as it is definitely
not a smartphone. I do use the internet on it using the built in opera
browser, but it is quite slow and cumbersome to use. Getting a bit old
now and the battery life is definitely not what it was when I bought
the phone. I've got a 4 Gig card in it and lots of MP3's, a bit sad
that the radio only works when you plug in a set of headphones. Camera
is good, one of the main reasons I bought the phone was for a reasonable
camera with a flash. The built in maps have also been more useful than
you would think without the GPS receiver. I have found numerous addresses
with the phone and you have the ability to scroll around the map which
is a plus. I will eventually upgrade to a smartphone, but am unsure
whether to stay with Nokia, go Android or something like Bada. Th longer
I hold off the better and cheaper my new phone will be. But the 6303
is still doing a streling job.
Reviewed by Aakash K from India on 27th Dec 2011
Bought it probably three years back and man,to my surprise this phone
has never troubled me till now.. Its as easy and handy as it was before..
No crash, no viruses yet.. Just love this phone.
Reviewed by Asif from Rourkela from India on 26th
Nokia 6303 classis is the best phone. It is simple in handling. It also
give 3.2 mg with flash camera i like it
Reviewed by Nitesh Prakash from India on 5th Dec
i love dis mobile...
Reviewed by Brian from Eire on 31st Oct 2009
I keep missing calls cause I cant hear the ring tone. Its ridiculously
Reviewed by Alfie from London, UK on 26th Oct
First Nokia I had bought in years. Had been on Sony Ericsson for ages
but got bored. Its so good to return to a no nonense phone again. After
all a phone should be a phone. I've now had it for over 5 months and
have had no problems whatsoever with freezing or other little annoying
software problems. Its feels great, looks great and does what its suppose
to do. Love the flashing when you get a missed call or a text...very
handy indeed....i know i know....simple things!!.
Reviewed by Jack from Newport, Wales on 25th Oct
Had this phone a week and still on it's first charge, amazing battery
life. Phone easy to use and feels great (after my initial impression
that it was ugly compared to the 6300, I now think it looks great).
One thing, not worth taking a star off but the USB cable I had with
mine is the smallest cable I've ever seen! No way you can plug it in
and have enough lead to rest phone anywhere. What was Nokia thinking?
Still best phone about at the moment.
Reviewed by gerard from ireland on 25th Oct 2009
ok ive read some of the reviews the sound can be made louder if you
go into the equaliser and turn up the bass and treble so go into media
on the main menu hope this helps its not a bad phone ive a software
problem with the ear piece but this happens with most phones the phone
is covered with a waranty so take it to a nokia shop they should fix
it for free or take it back were you bought it any its a great wee phone
ive had over 200 phones hope this helps
Reviewed by Jon from England on 24th Oct 2009
Andy, i had the same problem with not showing who's calling. Go to settings/Display
then cursor down to Notification details, set this to 'show' and that
should solve the problem. the only fault i have with this phone is that
ringtones and message alerts could be a bit louder.
Reviewed by Paulose from India on 24th Oct 2009
Long Battery Life , convenient and soft touch keypads, good sound quality,
high resolution TFT screen 3.2 MP camera with flash and moreover affordable
price makethis an excellent one.
Reviewed by Steen from Somerset, England on 22nd
After reading the reviews of the new Nokia 6303, it seemed like an ideal
phone for my wife. What a disappointment the 6303 was though. If you
are expecting the same style and solid feel of its forerunner, the 6300,
you will be greatly disappointed. Yes, the 6303 has a longer battery
life, larger, enhanced screen, and better camera. But it does feels
bigger and isn't as easy to use as the 6300, especially single handed
- the rounded corners and the cramped teardrop keys seem to be the problem.
Also, below the screen, the top three keys slope slightly. They also
lack the positive feel of the oblong 'individual' keys on the 6300.
Nokia seem to have taken a retrograde step with the case and keyboard
design on this upgrade. Of course, it's all a matter of taste and, no
doubt, the 6303 will become one of the best-selling phones in it's sector.
But, quite simply, the 6303 lacks the elegance and class of it's predecessor,
the 6300. Note 1: This post only covers the silver version of the 6303:
two black versions are also available. Note 2: if you need to try the
6303 keys, use an actual 6303 phone rather than the 'dummy' demo models
displayed in many outlets- their key action often doesn't represent
the real thing. Note 3: the 6303 doesn't have the 8500 MHz band (not
sure if this is important anymore for overseas communications). 6300:
GSM/EDGE (900/1800/1900; 850/1800/1900) 6303: EGSM (900/1800/1900)
Reviewed by David from Scotland on 22nd Oct 2009
Andy...There must be some sort of problem with your phone. I don't have
the same issue you have. I got my phone just under a week ago and I
am on the SAME battery charge! Fantastic. I have been using the MAPS
app. Really good. Use it for my delivery job, helps so much. The phone
feels really well made, the stainless steel feels nice. The display
is great, very easy to read. Camera is good with flash. The only issue
I would say (and it's a small issue that doesn't worth -1 star) is that
the vibrate could be better. I was walking the other day and I didn't
feel my phone go off. Other then that, a very VERY good phone. Better
than a stupid touch screen and for less than £100 - it's a bargain.
Reviewed by andy leathers from england on 21st
quite like the phone but when i recieve a call it does not show me who
is calling, it just says call even though most of my incoming calls
are in the address book. it really would help me to get this sorted
as i dont like answering calls unless i know who they are from will
get 5 stars if this problem is solved
Reply by GDW1982 from UK on 31st Jan
This must be something to do with you...my phone displays the name for
everyone that rings me.
Reply by silent bob from UK on 12th
For those like Andy who just get "Call" showing up, even though you've
saved the name & number of person calling: Check your contact list for
double entries. If you save the number +44 1234567 under TWO different
names (ie John AND John Doe) it'll never come up. As for Missed, Dialled,
Recieved Calls (time of call): select the name of friend->options->
time of call. Go down and it will display up to five events. Hope this
Reviewed by charan from india on 21st Oct 2009
Better Classic Model
Reviewed by Jean from England on 21st Oct 2009
If you want to hear your phone ring when you're out and about do not
buy the 6303. The ringtone is really quiet as is the message alert.
I tried installing a nice loud piece of music which sounded fine on
the music player, but when set as ringtone it came out much quieter.
Its a shame as otherwise its quite a nice neat little phone.
Reviewed by Faz from uk on 14th Oct 2009
i brought this fone 1st time round an i loved it as i love simple, easy-to-use
phones but the only things i dislike about it is it doesnt tell you
the different times u missed calls, example if you hav 3 missed calls
from one person it will only tel you the time of the last call, it wil
not tel you all the different times u missed the call..
Reply by Tracey from UK on 30th Oct
This is in response to Faz's query about missed calls. I too find this
extremely frustrating,it is not just with missed calls it is dialled
and received as well. If you dial the same number more than one it only
shows the last time you dialled, same for received, missed calls. Does
anyone know if there is a way round this. I can't stand the phone working
this way. I would like to know how many missed calls I have received
as well as the times of calls.
Reviewed by khalfan from Oman on 12th Oct 2009
I got my phone a few days ago. I am not happy with due to sound problems.
All sounds are faint especially message alert tone. The alarm is totally
useless as it can not be heard.
Reviewed by Sean from Ireland on 10th Oct 2009
The problem with the phone beeping on O2 after making a call or sending
a text can be turned off through calling customer service. i did it.
Reviewed by charlie from uk on 7th Oct 2009
i've had same message askin 2 delete coz memory is full. check ur recieved
files in ur gallery. if theres loads of files in there its tellin the
phone theres no internal memory. move files to ur memory card n try
keep recieved files free. if u hav a 5310 like me n it says move failed,
then create a new folder in memory card n move files in2 this. hope
Reviewed by T.S. from U.K. on 7th Oct 2009
To Mary- 3 October. This weird bug has been happening off and on with
series 40 models for a few years now. It's likely that the next firmware
will not restore it. Some have had it return after reinstalling the
firmware, others have had to get the phone flashed at a nokia care point.
Nokia did release a version of the calculator as a java app for S60
models, but it may also work on your series 40 phone with it being a
java app. It's worth a try, get it here: betalabs.nokia.com/betas/view/enhanced-calculator-s60
Reviewed by Todd from U.K. on 6th Oct 2009
To Forid. I had the same problem. Check the memory card is located properly.
Then open camera and go to settings. Where it says image/video storage,
set this to memory card.
Reviewed by Joe from Netherlands on 6th Oct 2009
I have the Nokia 6303 Classic Steel for about 2 months now. I have chosen
it because of the good screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and the
large screen size of 2.2". This, in combination with a long battery
life, makes it a great phone. The 3.5 mm audio jack is a nice bonus.
I have updated the phone software with Nokia PC suite, since I found
the installed version (6.40) a bit outdated (8.90 is the current version).
@Forid: I have had 'memory full' issues as well when saving locations
with Nokia Maps. I solved by resetting the phone to the factory settings
(make a backup of the phone's contents first!).
Reviewed by Lee from UK Leeds on 6th Oct 2009
Just to add to the time problem, if on orange set your clock to auto
update, then switch on in connectivity packet data always online, you
will see the time update. then switch packet data back to when needed
(saves battery) I have always used this on all my phones when on orange.
Although i must add i do not know if other operators update the time
for you like orange do. It solves the problem of having to manually
set the GMT twice a year.
Reviewed by Forid from England on 6th Oct 2009
Further to my first review on 17th September, I see that I have problems
with saving stuff on the memory. Whenever I save something, it says
'memory full' though it has plenty of memomry and when recording or
taking snaps, it quickly prevents further recording or taking pictures
and says 'memory full' appears. It then asks that I need delete some
stuff to free up the memory! Does anyone know how to solve this?
Reviewed by Ged from U.K. on 5th Oct 2009
To the people who are experiencing problems with the time of received
texts. If you go into settings and set the actual time to 1 hour earlier
than it actually is. Then go to daylight saving and add 1 hour. This
will correct your phones clock to the correct time, and the time on
received texts should now be accuate. You will have to take this hour
off in October when the clocks go back 1 hour. This worked for me. Hope
it helps. And this is a very good phone.
Reviewed by tracey from UK on 5th Oct 2009
Tony from Swansea. Thanks for your response. Although not perfect I
have managed to get a work around I set time to show the correct time,
I then set the time zone at GMT+1 and the Daylight saving to show +0
hours. This allows me to send and receive texts at the same real time,
so that's solved. However, when the clocks go back at end of October,
I have tried this out already and what you have to do is set the time
and set the time zone as just GMT. The Daylight saving stays the same
+0 hours. The text you send and the textyou receive back are exactly
the same. Tony or anyone else who wants to give it a go, do and let
me know if my workaround/theory is correct. Tracey
Reviewed by Srikanth Namineni from india on 5th
Nice mobile with reasonable price.
Reviewed by Angie from England on 4th Oct 2009
Ive got the 6303 the nokia prism 7500 and a 6230i and all three show
the 1 hour difference when i get texts so it cant be the phones also
two of phones are on voda and one on virgin an they all do it. I believe
its networks. Other than that 6303 works a treat.
Reviewed by Tony Lane from Swansea on 3rd Oct
Tracey, I too have the same problem when receiving texts. The time on
the return text says 1 hour behind real time. I have contacted Virgin
( my service provider) and they say that they have had many complaints
about this, but cannot solve this problem. Of course, you cannot set
your phone permanently to GMT+1 as your phone clock will always be inaccurate.
It is a nuisance, but no one seems to be able to resolve this problem.
Reviewed by mary from UK on 3rd Oct 2009
I've had this phone a day. It looks and feels good. But my calculator,
too, has disappeared, if it was ever there. Disappointed to spend 90
quid on a phone and theres a simple bit missing.
Reply by GDW1982 from UK on 31st Jan
The calculator is located in Menu > Organiser > Calculator
Reviewed by Piyush from Pune,India on 1st Oct
after reading many reviews i bought this phone, what a dissapointment!
The camera is really grainy. Overall really unhappy with this phone.
From time to time I fone display that "memory full" inspite of lot of
empty memory and that memory card has been selected.
Reviewed by Tracey from United Kingdom on 30th
Have just bought this phone for a friend. Phone is relatively easy to
use, however, one thing I am hoping someone can help with is why do
you have to change the time to GMT+1 in order that when you send texts
when someone replies they are relying at the same time. I have found
that if you do not change the time to GMT+1 then when you send a text,
when someone replies the time shows that it is an hour earlier. For
example if i have set the phone as 13.00 hours and send a text, it gets
received at the other end at this time. However when that person replies
to the text, it shows up as being sent at 12.00. However, when I have
changed the time to GMT+1 and send a text and someone replies it gets
replied to at the right time. Has anyone else experienced this. Grateful
if someone can respond/help.
Reviewed by Sana from Pakistan on 30th Sep 2009
its good , I mean in this price its a good handset , but never better
than any of Samsung handsets ..
Reviewed by karthik from india on 30th Sep 2009
a nokia to goood choice
Reviewed by rohan from india on 28th Sep 2009
i m enjoing
Reviewed by swati from india on 27th Sep 2009
its n great feeling when i purchesd this ,ya its truly lovely phone
,its pric is just 6999 Rs n one mobile cover got free ,its worth 2 buy
Reviewed by Liz from UK on 27th Sep 2009
I LOVE this phone! I have had an LG Viewty, a Samsung G600 and a Sony
Ericsson K770i recently and this phone is such a pleasure to use in
comparison. It is easy to navigate, texting is a doddle and it does
everything I need it to. I have the silver version and I think it is
a classic phone, the key pad it great and the screen is a perfect size.
Can't find fault with it - brilliant!
Reviewed by Nick from Britain on 25th Sep 2009
I have this phone its superb, good memory even better if you buy larger
memory card. easy to use, good games good camera and features. rapid
bluetooth and sturdy. ringtones if you put them on yourself are a bit
quiet. fine if you're at home or shopping etc. but club life and bars
you will only notice it ringing if you're lucky or the superb vibrate.
A VERY GOOD CHOICE OF PHONE
Reviewed by Alan from uk on 25th Sep 2009
This is my first nokia phone and i have to say what a simple phone to
operate ,after many samsung,motorola phones my first impressions are
pretty good, sound quality is very good as is reception in all areas
,only had phone a few days but first impressions very good.,
Reviewed by Ange from Uk on 23rd Sep 2009
Fantastic phone it isnt ugly at all if you dont like look dont buy it
in 1st place. Batterys great so is display its great
Reviewed by alina from England on 23rd Sep 2009
I SOOO Love this Phone. For me is the best, i bought my first 6303c
for £109 PAYG, but after 34 days i crushed it between my car door (unfortunately)
i cried so much cos i think is the best phone ever, anyway i bought
another 6303c (another £109 :(( ) and all my friends asked me y buy
the same one , y not buy another model but i love this phone so much
i can't live without, i even bought insurance for it.. btw.. i think
is loud enough....
Reviewed by Julie from UK on 20th Sep 2009
Ugly phone, hated it the minute I got it. Low ring tones, could not
recieve pictures and text font size was tiny and there was no option
to change it. I sent it back the first day.
Reply by GDW1982 from UK on 31st Jan
: if its such an "ugly phone" why on earth did you get it? Re the text
font...that can be changed from Small, Normal and Large under Menu >
Settings > Display > Font Size I am sure a lot of people don't actually
bother "playing" with their phone or even looking in the manual. I bought
this phone on o2 pay as you go, with trade in allowance and money that
was on my account saved from the 5% I get each time I top up. Was either
this or a Sony Ericcson C902 and the Nokia seemed to win it for me.
The camera is great, the sound quality is great, it must be loud since
the simple text message tone woke me up...not something thats happened
before with any other phone, plus you need a lot to wake me. The design
is lovely, ergonomically shaped and is light weight, small but packed
with lots of features.
Reviewed by Ashley from Frome, England on 19th
Had most of the Nokia phones and most other that you can mention.My
current work phone is a Nokia 6300 and is very good but has to be reurned
as I am retiring.Anxious to keep with what I know I have not been let
down with this purchase.All features are easy to use, text is great
and battery an improvement.One point I have noted from other reviews
is the 'not so loud' ringtones.I called Nokia, they advised to down
load the latest update which is v08.90. This was done and made no difference
but then they advised me to retore factory settings only (not all as
you can lose data) and it works, nice loud ring tones now , Very good
Reviewed by email@example.com from Pakistan on
19th Sep 2009
Hi Nokia With reference to a review added previously by me for Nokia
6303classic, I am adding few other problems faced in last two days.
1. Whole day found "the message memory is not ready" by the fone and
no message was opening, the problem fixed with change of sim. 2. Since
two days the Calculator has disappeared from the organiser manu and
my fone is running without calculator. 3. From time to time I fone display
that "memory full" inspite of lot of empty memory. Can somebody/ Nokia
people help to solve/fix the problem.
Reviewed by Forid from England on 17th Sep 2009
Just purchased this phone few days ago, after researching for couple
of months. Wanted to buy a touch screen phone but I’m going to
wait for the next iphone! The current iphone looks the same as the first
one and with 3 mg camera! What persuaded me to purchase this were the
simplicity and excellent battery life and above all, good looks. I bought
the silver version, which I think looks better than the all black one.
Feels a bit heavey, but solid. The screen is excellent and although
the ring tone is not very loud but I don’t need more loud than
this. I’m waiting for the touch screen handsets to develop further
and importantly have a better battery life than at the moment with WIFI
and A-GPS. So next year, when I see a good looking advanced phone with
excellent battery life, then yeas, I’ll buy one.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
17th Sep 2009
Don't hold your breath! Battery technology is slow to develop.
Reviewed by Prakash from Inida on 17th Sep 2009
I bought this phone couple of weeks back. It's Battery backup is very
good. I found same as 1100 battery backup.. If u want to have good battery
and camera quality then buy this phone. I am happy with the performance
of this phone..
Reviewed by Lee from Leeds, UK on 16th Sep 2009
Had the phone a few days having retired my N82, i must say i am so far
extremely happy with it, battery is still full after 2days, my N82 would
of been charged up and died in that space of time! I wanted this phone
for the battery,and bulid quality, along with all the essential features.
Texting is flawless, keypad is great, steel casing is great screen is
great i could go on all day...... It fits my bill perfectly. I used
to have the 6300 but was dissapointed with the battery on that like
most were, this updated version blows it away! cant praise the phone
enough highly recommended! A feature i like they have added is when
the keypad is locked pressing the red end key brings up a clock with
date, very useful. One thing i would like to add is it does not have
64MB memory as stated in the review it has 17MB!!
Reviewed by rtghfghnf from cfbfxghsdf on 15th
orginally had a Nokia 5800 Express, but just couldn't get on with touchscreen
moreso when texting, plus it's a big bulky mobile & battery life was
pretty poor to, so after 4 months with it decided to sell it on. I wanted
a much simpler mobile that was small, light, good screen, decent camera
for snaps & good battery life hence i came across the Nokia 6303 classic.
For the price of around £100 the Nokia 6303 Classic cannot be beaten,
forget about the LG Cookie and Samsung Tocco Lite these cheap touchscreen
mobiles are no good full stop.
Reviewed by Ste from Wigan. England on 15th Sep
I orginally had a Nokia 5800 Express, but just couldn't get on with
touchscreen moreso when texting, plus it's a big bulky mobile & battery
life was pretty poor to, so after 4 months with it decided to sell it
on. I wanted a much simpler mobile that was small, light, good screen,
decent camera for snaps & good battery life hence i came across the
Nokia 6303 classic. For the price of around £100 the Nokia 6303 Classic
cannot be beaten, forget about the LG Cookie and Samsung Tocco Lite
these cheap touchscreen mobiles are no good full stop. The 6303 Classic
has a much better screen ie high rez 16.7 million colours than the rest
of the comp at around £100 which are between 65k to 256k & a proper
headphone jack. You also get Nokia maps installed that do come in handy
even better if you have a bluetooth GPS unit which can be picked up
for nothing these days of ebay. Being only 2G it doesn't eat battery
life & TBH i've never used 3G and usually switch it off. It's also small
& light & doesn't gain attention when using it around Town ie Mug Me
written all over it. All in all the Nokia 6303 Classic is the perfect
mobile for somebody looking for a cheap well featured phone & can see
it being as popular as the Nokia 6300 it replaces.
Reviewed by vaibhav from India on 14th Sep 2009
I am enjoying
Reviewed by Chris Leavy from Wokingham. England. on
14th Sep 2009
What a fantastic little phone. For a 2G phone it has everything you
would want, great easy to use menus, the camera is fine, after all it
is a mobile phone,the battery life is exceptional along with great signal
strength and the phone looks great as well, for such a light phone it
also feels very solid. I have been using Samsung's for the past few
years, looking back at that now I don,t know what I must have been doing.
Going back to Nokia is a diffent world, it makes life so much easier.
If I had to pick one small fault I would say the keypad is a little
on the small side. But what's that for such a great little phone. Chris
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org from Pakistan on
14th Sep 2009
Nokia 3603c is not beyond an average fone. One feature nokia is missing
in this type of fones is the camera flash lite using as torch. in this
model this feature is also missing. I request nokia to upgrade the software
for this so that the camera flash can be used as torch also.
Reviewed by Rakesh from UAE on 13th Sep 2009
Recently I bought nokia 6303.I felt it is worthfull to its price..camera
is really good.I used 6300 also which was my favourite then changed
to n79 . I bought 6303 because I can have little rough handling.I felt
head phone is of low quality also the radio is not that good. Other
wise it is a simple nice phone.
Reviewed by Ged from U.K. on 12th Sep 2009
I`ve had this phone for 3 days now. Battery is very good. Phone is very
easy to use. Typing is very easy, buttons are very responsive. Signal
strength is excellent. Phone feels solid but light. Only downside is
small internal memory. I keep getting prompted to delete items from
phone even though it has a 1 GB card. I assumed once phone memory is
full that the memory card would take the "overflow". It doesn`t. Also
the SAR rating is high, 1.15w/kg. Other phones can operate at half this.
Firm ware update was farely easy.
Reviewed by sanjeev from england on 12th Sep 2009
not all that average phone
Reviewed by Robyn from South Africa on 9th Sep
I've replaced the 1 GB memory card with a 4 GB one which is great. The
only problem I have is choosing a ringtone between my favourite music,
which I transferred from my laptop via the mini cable.
Reviewed by Shafiq khan kundi from Pakistan on
8th Sep 2009
Great phone fantastic battery standard audio jack wide screen fully
coloured .. Great phone i have ever come across ..
Reviewed by Robyn from South Africa on 6th Sep
I love my phone! No problems with the keypad at all. Quality of music
and photos excellent. The best phone I've ever had.
Reviewed by John from UK on 6th Sep 2009
Great phone. Pretty much a standard phone that does the job excellently.
Lovely design - even nicer than in pics. Battery life is fantastic.
Reviewed by vi from england on 6th Sep 2009
to daniel. if you are o2 network then thats why your phone makes a noise
after every text or call. it did my head in when i was on o2. hope this
answers your question. and no you cant turn it off. x
Reviewed by Manish from Kharel on 5th Sep 2009
This Phone is an outstanding fone for me. I was wondering to buy a mobile
n i found this mobile to be the best of all. This phone has more as
compared to its price. 3.15 mega pixels camera, 4 gb memory, excess
talktime, gaming,and a lot. I wil probably give it nine out of ten.
Reviewed by garry lee simpson from United Kingdom on
5th Sep 2009
this is a replacement hand set, my sony ericsson w890i failed me miserably.
bad signal all the time and dropped calls even with 3g off.this phone
has the ability to have an excellent signal strength everywere even
on 1 bar the conversation can be carried on. good solid phone, back
to what i know best, the good old nokias, should never have let my self
get talked in to anything else in the first place. the battery life
on this phone is something else, charged it for first time three days
ago and there is still three quarters battery strength left, and it
has had some stick as well. good camera and over all an excellent hand
Reviewed by high8 from englandshire on 4th Sep
A very nice phone. Great battery life, good sound, fantastic music player.
But one drawback, the keypad is awful for texting. The keypad is cramped
and the buttons are unresponsive, especially the lower row of number
Reviewed by michael jugar from Philippines on
29th Aug 2009
I bought this phone and i like the solid feel and its being "durable"
because of its stainless look. However, as I am doing some tinkering
with the phone, I discovered that the LCD can have "visual noise" when
you are browsing internet. ALso, the voice recognition thing doesn't
work at all and will cause your phone to restart. WHat a shame. Sound
quality is good even in external speakers but it was a little underpowered.
Battery life is good but since I am a very heavy user, it usually just
takes 2-4 days before charging. Picture quality is not good most of
the time but there are cases that the focus is very very good (doing
personal shots with flash at perfect focus) however, this only happens
1/20 of the time. However, since I bought the phone for its durability,then
I dont regret buying this. BTW, the firmware of this phone might need
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 26th Aug 2009
Got this phone today really impressed with it so far the only problem
I have encountered with it is that it keeps playing the message tone
after every text i send and every call i make or recive and cant seem
to turn it off...getting pretty annoying and its only the first day
lol any ideas how to turn it off?
Reply by Steve Entwistle from UK on
21st Sep 2009
DANIEL - If you contact O2 they will disable the feature straight away
over the phone :)
Reviewed by Joyce Cowern from UK on 25th Aug 2009
New 'phone for a birthday present. Looking forward to taking pictures
and receiving them. Two visit to Carphone Warehouse hasn't sorted out
the problem. Website on my PC has also blocked my chance to view photos.
Possibly still learning that this 'phone won't receive pictures or even
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 25th Aug 2009
Regarding dark screen and flickering keyboard light. It happens because
phone is equipped with light sensor so for example if you are in dark
room keyboard light will be on and screen will bi dimmed, and opposite
if you are in well lit room. If condition change during use phone will
react ( if you cover light sensor or go outside.........). It can be
switched off in settings
Reviewed by Ichsan from Indonesia on 20th Aug
Reviewed by SANDRA from SCOTLAND on 17th Aug 2009
GREAT PHONE VERY EASY TO USE GOOD SIZE SCREEN PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
Reviewed by ADH from UK on 13th Aug 2009
Basically a very good phone bought to replace an old Nokia (which had
a long battery life) that was starting to die. The long battery life
of the 6303 was the primary driver for purchase and this seems to be
correct. A couple of initial niggles 1. Case of phone was not properly
assembled and needed to be snapped into place. 2. the contact between
the charger plug and the charging point in the phone could be better.
this means I have to be careful where I put the phone when charging
it. I should also point out the photos and videos are snapshot quality
- if you want to take a sharp photo use a camera
Reviewed by CARLOS from UK(SOUTHAMPTON) on 10th
lOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PHONE BUT WHEN I GO INTO THE GALLERY IT KEEPS
STICKING SO YOU HAVE TO TURN THE PHONE OFF..APART FROM THAT VERY GOOD.
Reviewed by Mikey from UK on 8th Aug 2009
...follow-up to my review 5/8/09: Just updated the firmware from v6.4
(as supplied) to v8.9 using PC Suite. Don't know what else this does,
but it HAS fixed the Bluetooth problem - my Audi A6 now connects ok.
Reviewed by Wanki from Cameroon on 8th Aug 2009
Am the type of guy who says it's Nokia and the rest.I use to have a
Nokia N70 and thought it is the best phone ever until thieves helped
to understand that 6303 classic is just what any phone or Nokia user
should go it for.It's really portable, compact, fascinating internet
software intergrated.Can u imagine that Nokia PC suite is intergrated
in 6303, when i connected to my laptop, i was wondering where i'll take
a PC suite to install then the phone demanded me to install from it
.......wow i was so overwhelmed. 6303 is just outstanding
Reviewed by Chris from Wales on 7th Aug 2009
I've owned a lot of phones in my time, but by far the best phone I've
had in the last two years was the original Nokia 6300. Unfortunately
it recently bit the the dust and as it has been replaced by the 6303,
which promised to fix all the little niggles that people had with the
6300, I decided to give it a go. I've had it a week now on the Vodafone
network and am even more impressed with this than the 6300. Still has
the excellent steel build quality and ease of use, but the 6303 is curvier,
the keys are easier to use, the camera has been updated to 3.2 megapixels
with an LED flash, micro-SD cards are now supported to expand the phone's
memory. battery life is fantastic (like the basic Nokia models of years
ago!). It's smart and stylish, with a clear, stunning colour screen.
At around the £120-ish mark on PAYG, it's a top quality phone.
Reviewed by DoDo from Romania on 6th Aug 2009
I was looking for a PHONE and I get it ! This is 6303 ! Very-very good
PHONE ! Very good battery life, very good screen, very good functions
and keypad, very good dimensions and weight and ... very good price
for all of this. Also camera and music facilities are good, but, REMEMBER
my friends, we are talking about ... PHONES.
Reviewed by Mikey from UK on 5th Aug 2009
Just got the 6303c on the Virgin £8.50/mth contract before the phone
offer expired! Mostly I like the phone, although the camera shutter
delay is, like so many at this price level, painfully slow. Also I'm
amazed the phone will not charge through the USB cable - this should
be standard these days. Fortunately I have a cheap universal charger
kit from Tesco which does the job. Can't get the bluetooth to work with
my 2006 Audi A6 though, unlike the 6230i I am replacing - Audi say it
is too new. So... PROs: Display, build, battery life, jack socket...CONs:
Shutter delay, bluetooth backward compatibility probs, no USB charging,
Reviewed by Tony Lane from Swansea on 5th Aug
I have had a number of phones over many years, but this one has to be
the best yet. Very user friendly, good value for money, a great all
rounder. Ringtones and alerts could be louder, why put speaker on flat
back of phone? Only gripe, mines locked to Virgin. An excellent phone
for this price range.
Reviewed by Deep Jyoti Singh Rana from India on
5th Aug 2009
This mobile is good..... for simple way of living.
Reviewed by Ncik from UK on 5th Aug 2009
Err The PAYG version DOES include GPS....Just hard to find lol
Reviewed by Nick from UK, West Yorkshire on 4th
Well I love this phone. I've always gone for the best camera phone possible
when choosing a phone. Previous choices include N96, C905, Tocco, 6500S,
and Omnia are the ones I can think of immeadiately. The 6303 is no where
near the standard of these phones but its ok. Its refreshing to have
a phone that does exactly what it says on the tin withou breaking down
or being difficult to use. It looks good, has a great screen, easy to
use, slim and has all the features you need from day to day. Battery
time is also impressive. All this for just under £100 on PAYG. The only
niggle is that the PAYG version doesn;t have Nokia Maps where as the
Contract one does :(
Reviewed by Antoine from SA on 4th Aug 2009
I really liked that phone. Especially long lasting battery and the 3.5
mm jack. There is only one thing that bothers me; the SAR rate. I mean
it's really high compared to the 6300. Why oh why don't they consider
that SAR. After a 15 minutes call I can really feel that somethings
going on inside my head. I know that if I buy that phone I can use a
headset before long talks but one can't always keep a headphone in the
Reviewed by Jack from England on 1st Aug 2009
Anyone who had a 6300 should be delighted with the 6303.Easy keypad,
large scren, camera ok and battery better.Light flash to remind missed
message and ability to change font size. Two things to stop it being
a brilliant phone. Firstly ring tones and alerts not loud enough, but
this can be overcome by putting in your own. which are for some reason
louder. Secondly, possibly because this phone is really good in sunlight.
the trade of seems to be a general loss of brightness.
Reviewed by paul from UK on 30th Jul 2009
chaged mind on this phone, taking back today. The keybad lights keep
going black when in use and flickering display light. not happy.
Reviewed by nathaniel from UK on 30th Jul 2009
just got this phone and the backlight (brightness) is not very bright.
Does anyone know how to make it brighter because the phone doesnt seem
to have settings to make it brighter? other than that phone seems to
be fantastic, great sound through the headphones, good battery life
Reviewed by richie from engkand on 30th Jul 2009
tis phone is great battery isvery good camera is good big screen......you
cant please everbody somebody will find a fault with ran water. these
phones have come alog long way i use to own a motorola 8800x ........and
that was a phone.
Reviewed by Crypto from uk on 29th Jul 2009
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Awful, unresponsive keypad and quiet speaker. By the time I've heard
it ringing, I've missed the call. Vibrate? Can barely feel it as it
is so weak. And this phone gets boring, very quickly.