Nokia 9300 Review
Review: October 2005. Updated October 2006.
The Nokia 9300 smartphone is like a little brother of the Nokia
9500 Communicator. It shares many of the features of the 9500, but
misses out on others.
Physically, the two devices are similar, with both having the benefit
of a full QWERTY keyboard and a very large internal display (640 x 200
pixels, 65,000 colours). The 9300 is considerably smaller and lighter,
but still a bit of a brick when compared to normal phones.
The 9300 shares the Symbian 7 operating system of the 9500, making
it a powerful smartphone. Messaging is a strong point, with SMS, MMS
and full email support for a wide range of protocols. There is built-in
software to allow email attachments to be viewed and edited - support
is provided for documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and the software
is MS Office compatible. There's a file manager, and a web browser that
supports HTML and XHTML.
The 9300 also has a range of advanced voice features, such as an integrated
handsfree speakerphone, conference calling and a voice recorder. It's
a triband phone that will work in the USA.
Connectivity is excellent, with Bluetooth and Infrared available for
wireless connectivity, and USB 2.0 also available. A fax port is included,
and high speed data transfer over EDGE enables data to be downloaded
at speeds of up to 236.8 kbit/s. The 9300 comes with 80 Mbytes of internal
memory, plus an expandable MMC memory card. Battery life is acceptable.
The features missing from the 9300 that are included in the 9500 are:
Wi-Fi support, an integrated camera & video recorder and some of
the advanced contact management features. If you won't miss these features,
then the 9300 could be your phone: it's smaller, lighter and cheaper
and you get a lot for your money! Realiability seems to be pretty good,
despite a slightly temperamental Bluetooth connection. Just bear in
mind that it's not a PDA, so don't expect it to be everything that a
PDA is. Oh, and there's no vibration alert - beware of this if it's
a feature that you need to have.
Features of the Nokia 9300 include:
- Full QWERTY keyboard with 8 application shortcut keys plus 5-way
- Symbian 7.0S OS (series 80 platform)
- Two 65,536 colour displays (640 x 200 pixels on internal screen;
128 x 128 on external screen)
- Voice features: handsfree speakerphone, conference calling
- Speed dialing
- Voice recorder (voice clips can be used as ringing tones)
- Music player (MP3 / AAC / Real Audio)
- Video player (MPEG4 / RealVideo / H.263)
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (IMAP4, POP3, APOP,
SMTP, MIME, IMAP4-SSL/TLS, POP3-SSL/TLS, SMTP-SSL/TLS, OMA Data Syncronization)
- Attachment editor: documents, spreadsheets, presentations (compatible
with MS Office 97 onwards)
- Downloadable Java games & applications
- Wallpaper, screensaver and themes
- Alarm clock, calculator, file manager
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, InfraRed, USB 2.0, Fax port
- HTML / XHTML web browser
- WAP, GPRS class 10, HSCSD,
EGPRS (EDGE) - data transfer up to 236.8 kbit/s
in EDGE networks
- Memory: 80 Mbytes built-in memory plus MMC MultiMediaCard (can be
- Size: 132 x 51 x 21 mm
- Weight: 167g
- Talktime: up to 4 hours
- Battery standby: 150 - 200 hours
Nokia 9300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by taufeeq from india on 2nd Mar 2012
nokia 9300 is good mobile i love it i am using scince 5 years
Reviewed by Sola from Nigeria on 12th May 2009
I have problems choosing other phone outside this Nokia! I'm sort of
freaked! I got Nokia 9300 June 2006 and no regrets.Till date, same battery,
same ports. I however have problem with sound (ringing tone, voice recording,
media playing) which is likely due to a virus from software installation.
In all, I give it 98%!
Reviewed by mohammad Usman from france on 9th
it's very cool mobile..........a mini pocket computer.....one of the
best ancien mobile!!!
Reviewed by John Hogan from UK on 1st May 2009
Having been a longtime user of the 9110 and 9210 "techbrick", I strayed
and went to play with a Motorola V5 for a while. As with most Nokia
communicator users who become accustomed to QWERTY keyboards, I soon
returned to the fold with the 9300 "tech half-brick" which I dropped
and unfortunately killed. Luckily, the same week, a fellow communicator
fan upgraded to an E90 so I inherited his 9300 which is serving me very
well indeed. Although it lacks a camera (so what?) and vibrating ring
(would be handy, it still raises eyebrows from people when I pull out
what looks like a frumpy candybar and open it up. My wife was grumbling
about the QWERTY being hard to use so I had a race with her. Me on the
9300, her on the 6300. A to Z in the fastest time. She received my text
as she reached J. Not perfect but less fiddly than a Blackberry, less
bulky than the full brick and just a damn good capable all rounder
Reviewed by Rplivhuwa from South Africa on 17th
It is indeed a cool and smart phone. although some features are missing,
the ones that it have covers for those missing. I have been using this
9300 phone for the past 4 years,the only problem I've had is with the
speaker, which means it does not playing music..however it is understandable
considering the life span of 4 years...
Reviewed by Rick Gillam from USA on 27th Jan 2009
I've had two Nokia 9300 phones. The one I use everyday has had the problem
of (after being fully charged)it then has a low battery within minutes
of using it. If I place it back on the charger for a few minutes it
then seems fine for an extended period of time...say 1 hour
Reviewed by Renaire Watson from Jamaica on 5th
it is a very cool phone it is like a personal assistant and DJ in one
i like it al ot only thing missing is a camera and thats no big deal
as it can upload pictures
Reviewed by pray from indonesia on 9th Nov 2008
i think is up to you..!! have been 2 years i use this phone.. is interested,
enjoy, and easy to use.. my 9300 is have no problem at all.. browse
the internet, playing music and make a document is make my day more
easier.. ok!! i love this phone,... thank you Nokia
Reviewed by Yogendra Kumar from India on 3rd Sep
4 Year before I Purchage this littel 9300 dude..Its a outstanding smartphone
from Nokia. Continue 4 year rough use, i had not face even a singleone
problem with. And also a single repair not need to require. More interesting
thing that after 4 year regular use its Battery is still live & healthy.
I m great fan of its feature & third party software support. I install
more then 35 softwares & games This dude handle them very fine. As i
m Network Eng. i use it to trubleshoot network prob.. wirelessly (Asping,
Telnet, VPN) I can troubleshoot my company Router from anytime anywhere
just suppose laying on my bed with this DUDE. Yaa non of one is complete
in this world.. it has no Camera n Vibra but who cares. I have my Laptop
in my Palm.. Note- all 9300 fans just update its firmware to RAE 6 (6.27)
to enhanced its feature. Well its my 4 year practical experiance with
9300. Not having single one problem, I give it 5 star.....
Reviewed by Patrick Carbonell from Philippines on
21st Jul 2008
The phone was basically not designed for multimedia entertainment fanatics.
The goal and very reason for this phone is to equip the business type
person who is always on the go. I find the phone very good when it sets
its standard to those who likes saving a lot of important files into
it. My Nokia 9300 stopped slowing down when I upgraded the extended
memory to 2 gigabytes and stopped storing files and programs in the
phone's built-in memory. At times, it does slow down but that is understandable
for a phone with file storing features with a processor not that high.
I was able to add several important software as well, but like any other
mobile phones, it does have its own limitations. If you want a practical
handphone that can store some of your important documents, I can recommend
it. But if you are for other features aside from that, better look for
Reviewed by Llucyy from Australia on 25th Apr
Love the phone, lack of "Vibrate" no prob. I have made an mp3 ringtone
that growls like a vibrate, and have added it to the Meeting profile.
Not obtrusive, but I can hear it and pick it up.
Reviewed by Nishikawa from Mexico on 6th Feb 2008
Great phone for the time it was released but now... it's internet capabilities
and it's overall performance is way behind. others. And there is still
a very limited amount of application available for the s80 :(
Reviewed by Muhammed Akif Mughal from Pakistani but now
in (Dubai) on 30th Jan 2008
I love this phone .it's my second wife .I gave four star to this phone
just for two important reasons, 1- Battery life......u dont need to
charge it every night. 2- Antenna..... i can use this phone somewhere
no any other handset works properly. uummmmmmmmah!
Reviewed by soid ahmad from pakistan on 24th Jan
Nokia 9300 is simply a very good phone.i ve found it good as comared
to others.i m using it,it is very much satisfactory as far as i am concerned
Reviewed by anjj from pakistan on 22nd Sep 2007
its a goog ceel fone for business min aswell for students.
Reviewed by Akshay from INDIA on 17th Sep 2007
Very Awesum Fone...(1)'bout the camera part...most offices(IT,HR,R&D)
dont allow u 2 carry a camera fone...(2)No Vibrating Alert - wen u r
sittin in a meeting & cant b disturbed,Switching on "Vibrating Alert"
is a real temptation,but wen the fone vibrates,it doesnt let u concentrate...nethng
else?? mail me ur questions - email@example.com
Reviewed by rajesh from india on 6th Sep 2007
this phone hv hanging prbo its very very irated to user
Reviewed by Shishir Desai from UAE on 23rd Jul
I wish that 9300 could have been the best phone in the world apart from
its hanging problems, No vibration & No back light
Reviewed by sunil from india on 23rd Jun 2007
i raly love my mob. due to its ultimate features
Reviewed by Yanal from USA on 20th Jun 2007
This phone is the worst phone I have ever had. DONT BUY IT. it's slow,
it hangs all the time, it is missing many basic functionality, it's
bulkey, you have to wait a few seconds when you press any button sometimes,
and it takes forever to boot up. And it's not just a bad phone that
I have, we bought 3 of them and they all the the same problems. Nokia
should not have released such a bad phone.
Reviewed by yomi olg from nigeria on 24th May
splendid phone!!! top of the chart in business phones. but vibration
feature is essential and which it lacks.
Reviewed by Hartono from Indonesia on 17th May
I love this phone but I hate there is no VIBRA if any call or sms get
in..:-( if there is VIBRA in Nokia 9300 maybe is many useful if bring
the communicator a long trip in modus silent.
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 29th Mar 2007
I love this phone and I've had it for over 2 years. I bought a bluetooth
keyboard and have used it instead of a laptop frequently, including
starting PowerPoint presentations. It impresses my students when we
do time management sessions and I have a few books loaded for when I'm
sitting on the train/bus and don't have anything else to look at. Rubbish
battery and occasionally stops working but the battery in and out cures
it (so far). I'd have another one any day.
Reviewed by shaji from uae on 17th Mar 2007
Reviewed by Xolani from SOUTH AFRICA on 28th Feb
I enjoyed this phone a lot when I received. However after about six
to eight months, the screen started to freeze. I called my service provider.
They told me it is common with Nokia 9300. However, a year later bothe
screens just went blank (white screen). I was told that I need to pay
for the repair. I only dial numbers without seeing them on the screen.
Despite the great software and phone, I will not recommend it to any
person, reliability is 100% dreadful. What can I do? My Nokia 6110 never
gave me trouble in seven years.
Reviewed by Daniel from Jamaica on 23rd Feb 2007
vry great features,clear screen and lots of memory.Its the complete
feature dispite no camera and WIFI
Reviewed by Neil McRae from UK on 5th Feb 2007
A decent business phone: crisp & bright landscape screen is ideal for
spreadsheets. Keyboard better than messing about with smeary touchscreen/
fiddly stylus/ writing recognition. Ever tried looking at a screen in
sunlight after you've touched it or using touchscreens in a jiggling
urban vehicle? QWERTY also faster than other means of texting (tho ergonomics
not quite as rapid as old batwing 6820 which was incredibly fast). Easy
to take notes from someone while using earpiece. Two crashes, fully
recovered straight away, run it a year so far, trouble free otherwise.
Runs 2-3 days mild use/ standby but as back-up I take carcharger if
making quite a few calls in a day. Very crisp speakerphone mode allows
several of you to discuss/ absorb what the caller is on about. I never
wanted vibrate alert: if in an uninterruptible meeting, I just switch
phone section off entirely, else leave it on. I have a proper digital
camera, and have no use for a reduced function camera in a phone: whoever
I'm with can always take a basic instant shot on their phone and bluetooth
it to me. Lack of backlight? fold screen forward more to about 100 degree
angle and plenty light washes over keys. Running several of the adequately
featured applications at once does not phase the phone - you can check
calendar during a call without closing spreadsheet, say. And 're-maximise'
anything else still open via [Menu] key. If I wanted the functionality
of higher end wi-fi or blackberry models, the extra total cost of ownership
would provide a business case for buying and running a laptop. So for
simple business planning, record-keeping, and keeping in touch on the
move, the phone has performed ideally. Finally, easy music load via
PC, plus fine sound via Nokia stereo headphones is good on holiday or
to de-stress longer work trips if sharing the driving.
Reviewed by Tony from UK on 31st Jan 2007
Pile of junk, I've had this model since June 06 and I'm now on my 4th
phone. It locks up and I get the white screen of death. When it locks
up it lost all my appointments and notes! O2 have been less than helpful
giving me conflicting solutions and empty promises. I'm going on the
weekend to demand an upgrade to 2 cans and a piece of string, it cannot
be any worse.
Reviewed by Umar from UK on 3rd Jan 2007
I think this is a promising smartphone - let's be clear on this, hopefully
this is ONLY the beginning of a better series! And hopefully TECHNOLOGY
in GENERAL will improve too, making the series better too. lol =D Anyway,
I had my phone passed down from my dad who used it in university to
take notes, for one year. I am currently in college and use this phone
to my advantage: ebooks, notes, word-processing, calculating, dictionary,
etc. I have a few games, but this is not really what this phone is about.
I have a bowling game, chess, puzzle games, a racing game, golf, and
a few tycoon and monopoly games. As far as I know, this isn't very good
for music, although it's alright - you might consider another phone
IF you want ENTERTAINMENT. But it's a good smartphone for business/education...many
have asked me if that's my laptop! What don't I like? The speed of Bluetooth
(which is NOT Nokia's fault!) and the data-transfer - this is due to
the tiny processor which makes the phone SMALL. But otherwise it is
alright, and quite good. It serves all purposes and needs really. Some
people want a camera in the phone...why? It does seem "trendy", but
who cares when you have a tiny laptop in your hands? huh? It's good
as it is, though in some TINY ways it could be better, end of story.
It is probably the best Nokia could do right there and then.....and
hopefully they WILL improve. Don't knock it, support it!
Reviewed by Jaimé from Spain on 25th Nov 2006
Got this phone as a gift and replaced my Nokia 9210i. Great phone for
business. Applications have been working well so far. However, had to
get it repaired recently as the phone stopped sending text messages
and they just went straight into the outbox. Apart from that, its been
working fine and is probably the best communicator smartphone i've had.
anyone had the same problems about the texts??
Reviewed by Adam Palmer from UK on 5th Nov 2006
Well what can i say, read most reviews and a few thngs stand out about
this phone. The screen is very good, and the full sized qwerty keyboard
is very practical and user friendly. I could never go back to predictive
texting or the multiple key strokes require don other phones. It isn't
a blackberry, but then i prefer web based email that settign up my corperate
account to my phone, but then it doesn't look like a blackberry (with
a very difficult keyboard to use) and still has the functionality and
ease of use of a typical phone. The hot keys inside are great and the
decent screen compliments web browsing well. I do love the functionality
and the user friendliness once it is set up and the nokia software for
transfering sycronising and generally backing up the phone. However
this last function has seen too much use in the last 6 months and i
am currently on my 4th phone (I'm on Vodaphone). Each has displyed the
same problems, the phone freezing or a white death screen, dropped calls,
hanging text messages, and random rebooting. I have checked and seem
to have the lastest software on the phone, but have been told that it
would take 5 working days to have phones sent away to have software
or firm ware upgraded, with no gareentees this would fix the problem.
Overall when it works it is a great phone, and i couldn't fault it,
however 4 phones in 6 months and still the same problems persit, i shall
be lookign for somethign much more reliable, as this is phone is clearly
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 30th Oct 2006
I am now on my second handset beth have had huge log problems, even
to the point that it runs out of memory and crashes, at least once a
week. E-mail etc is excelent but it is supposed to be a phone and does
not perform that task well
Reviewed by Mike from United States on 21st Oct
While this phone has great features, and I really like it, unfortunately,
it doesn't work. I am now on my fourth phone, with Cingular replacing
my phone three times, due to a software conflict with the Blackberry
software. The Cingular technicians don't really know anything about
this phone, so they have been no help. Given that I have had three phones
with the identical problem, I have to conclude that the software engineering
on the phone is faulty. My fourth phone will be my last Nokia 9300;
if this one doesn't work, I'm moving on to a new phone.
Reviewed by Norbert from Netherlands on 14th Oct
Battery empty in 2 to 3 days, tried a new battery and then even a new
phone but te same problem again. Couldn't load it with my car charger,
although te phone said it was loading. When batterypack has been new
instalated the phone has to recover, this can take quite a while. Really
good is the possibility to add your appointments and synchronize it
with outlook. Sometimes it is not possible to give in the PIN code requested
on startup, (and you need to when the battery was empty!)have to reset
the phone, but that is not a serious problem, you wil not lose any data.
Friends sometime are jalouse for me having this phone, but believe me,
you don't have to....
Reviewed by Ramin from Cheshire on 4th Oct 2006
I gave four star to this phone just for two important reasons, 1- Battery
life......u dont need to charge it every night. 2- Antenna..... i can
use this phone somewhere no any other handset works properly.
Reviewed by Hartawan from Indonesia on 19th Sep
better looking for another smartphone....
Reviewed by mimmy from uk on 2nd Aug 2006
well, i thought i wus buying a fone, but this is a hunk, lunk.....piece
of junk!!!!!!!!!!!! its hidious! it looks stupid and it is stupid!!!!!
DONT BUY THIS HEAP OF JUNK!!!
Reviewed by james from UK on 30th Jul 2006
Useful features but reliability is dreadful. Hung totally after three
months so went back to T-mobile (then Nokia?). Then interior screen
stays on when phone is off and battery indicator lies, so it dies without
warning. Then finally it just gave up giving anything except a white
screen of death just as I went off on a business trip. So I've had no
hand phone for over two weeks This is the second Nokia phone I've had
that has totally broken down. I will not buy any Nokia product again.
Reviewed by Shan from UK on 30th Jul 2006
An excellent phone with its limitations (not a full PDA). Two advantages:
1) Its a keyboard centric phone - means u can use short cuts - getting
used to this may take a while but it is really worth knowing them. 2)
Landscape mode screen. Excellent for reading.
Reviewed by Clavigo from Austria on 29th Jul 2006
Don't buy this phone! I (try to) use it now for 6 month and it's getting
worse and worser. There is such a bunch of problems that I'm really
done at the end of the day: phone rings only one time, various error
messages when the call log begins to fill up, slow as a snail, jog dial
drives me nuts, crashes at least once a week, no key lock, no vibra
and most ridiculous: it cannot be used as a fax modem for PCs or notebooks
despite its ability to send and receive faxes. How could I think that
this is a daily business workhorse?
Reviewed by Just another user from UK on 25th
I firmly believe that every people have different needs. Why on earth
there are so many mobiles? why not only ONE! Nokia 9300 serious is for
typical business people who wants data with them. That's the reason
there is no camera..I think its pretty decent phone with its own class.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 25th Jul 2006
What a disappointment.Told it was this ,that and all the rest too.Then
I find it does not have predictive text,etc and will not work with my
.Mac email account!Access Comms blame it on my server and then I notice
that others are having similar problems !Very expensive mistake,very
slow and glitchy ,despite being back to Nokia for upgrade.Now it has
stopped displaying caller id for my contacts when they call!I hate it
and it has cost a fortune in downtime as well as set up fees!
Reviewed by Anon from UK on 23rd Jun 2006
The most shocking phone I have ever used, it's so backward in doing
the simple job of making or receiving calls that I'd go so far as to
say it's worse than the first ever phone I owned 9 years ago. Due to
severe software failings in joining the 2 interfaces, it becomes confused.
At least 5 times a day it won't allow me to answer calls, a lot of the
time it simply jams. There's no predictive text, the cost of my bill
have doubled due to the connection issues and it weighs as much as Ireland!
This useless bit of kit looks dreadful and due to it's size and weight
doesn't even fit comfortably into the suit pocket of the poor, unsuspecting
businessman that Nokia have tried to appeal to. This means you look
even more of a nob either carrying it everywhere or heaven-forbid, you're
forced to carry a bag/briefcase permanently. Dissapointingly it's a
company phone so I need to keep it as it connects to the cradle in my
company car (also ridiculously inconspicuous), but were it not for that
I'd take great pleasure in the sacrificial ceremony and transition to
a new model. I've always only ever own Nokia, rest-assured this will
be the last I plan to own for a while, well done Nokia, you shot yourselves
in the foot on this one, or did you just drop the 'brick' on it. p.s
The guys who praised this phone in other reviews are either Nokia employees
or clinically insane!
Reviewed by Malc from UAE on 21st Jun 2006
A big fone wid vry big problemzz..software problem..vry low sound bad
speaker fone totally rubbish Big Too big...
Reviewed by mOnKeYmAgIx from England on 31st May
If your the kind of person that likes to text,send emails,use diarys
and generally write things, then its ideal.with a large memory & expandable
mmc card slot, video & mp-3 playback its superb.Its not to big,comfortable
to use and good battery life.The only real downside,is its extremely
slow opening applications & even slower when you access your memory
card.In these technological days, the slow performance is rather frustrating
hence why 4 out of 5.But you get used to it & you will stand out from
the crowd,which is afterall why your going to buy it,isnt it? Enjoy.Cheeoooo
Reviewed by Iain from Bahrain on 17th May 2006
Bizarre that people would rate this as junk without clarifying the reason.
Good points: Size - for the features, it is not a clunky phone; a little
larger than a 6210 of 5 years ago Screen - awesome - I have never come
across a screen that is so clear in the daylight - all portable devices
should have screens like this! Browser - for a small device, the browser
is easy to use, reasonably fast to load, and supports sites like gmail
and yahoo mail very well. Just make sure you are set up to view them
on a PC, not a PDA, otherwise, you will receive webclips, not full websites
Office Apps interface - although they are really better for viewing
than creating complex docs, the word/xl readers are really useful No
camera. Personally, the camera in the phone concept will remain flawed
until you get cameras that have a decent resolution (say 3 megapix),
a flash and some picture control functions - in other words, until they
are real cameras. Try getting that into a phone, and you will have a
unit the size of a loaf of bread.I don't miss a camera in a business
phone Large memory - with 80 MB on tap, and up to 2GB in an SD card,
you can get most of what you need. Great keyboard (internal and external)
while you can't touch type inside, because the keys are simply too small,
you can, nonetheless, type pretty fast with either two thumbs, or, if
you are feeling very enthusiastic, with 2-3 fingers if you put the phone
down on the desk (though you look like Gulliver would have loked if
the Lilliputians had had computers!) Design - a combination of the appearance,
which is simple, traditional and discreet, along with the cross-functionality
of it which, once you have struggled with the manual (goodness knows
who writes Nokia manuals, but they are in the wrong job), leads to a
piece of kit that, every time I look at it, I think "I like this phone"
Bad points: No T9 on the outer phone - texting really has to be done
on the inner keyboard; still, at least that removes the temptation to
text while in the car! No vibration. I'm sure there's a good reason
for this, but it is a nuisance. Browser on GPRS sometimes doesn't connect
- but I suspect the service provider may have a hand in this. Battery
life - I suspect my battery may be somewhat to blame, and have just
bought a new one, but I only seem to get about a day out of it; and
if I am using the PDA functions a lot, then even less. The worst I have
had is 11 hours charge to discharge - that can't be right! No touchscreen
- I used to have a Palm, and was a big fan of text recognition, even
though half the letters I wrote were always misinterpreted (!) Honestly
now, although I would like it for navigating around the screen instead
of the (overly sensitive) mouse, I would not trade in that lovely keyboard
for anything. I have been looking at these for a long time; I used to
have a 6820, which I loved for the ease of messaging, but it had few
other features, and was 'just' a phone. I wanted to be able to replace
my old Palm Zire and my phone at the same time, and this has really
done the trick. In an ideal world, I would have a little something for
the weekend - a tiny phone which would slip into a pocket, because there
are few things dorkier than jeans and a belt holster for your Communicator,
but it is a relatively small price to pay for the ability to have a
unit that covers so many of the bases so well. If you want a phone that
is cool and everyone will think is really sexy, this is probably not
it. If you want a phone for having fun with ... nope, this is probably
still not the phone for you. If you are a committed stylus and touchscreen
user, the absence of a touchscreen will probably put you off. But if
you want a phone that works as an addition to your mobile office, then
you should certainly look at this phone. I did, and I am really happy
that I did so.
Reviewed by karl from united kingdom on 13th Apr
Initially I was a little disappointed with this phone. But once you
get used it and put a push email solution it is really an excellent
business phone. Two things get the latest firmware and re-load a partial
backup (otherwise you do not get the new features). Also when writing
a text simply type in a few letters of the name like 'luke', write your
text, press send and it will find the name very quickly even with hundreds
of contacts. Before this it was taking too long. Fantastic phone and
will probably last me for a few years
Reviewed by Mohamed from South Africa on 15th
This phone is brilliant. I typed this review from this phone and it's
a breeze. Remember that this is a business phone and the Word, Excel,
Powerpoint and Adobe apps are great. I change my phone every few months,
but I think I'll keep this one a little longer. Highly reccomended.
Reviewed by LEON from SA on 12th Mar 2006
NOT EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED IT TO BE. TO MUCH SOFTWARE GLICHES.TO SLOW.NO
VIBRATING,SOFTWARE PROBLEMS.WHY DID THE 9300i COME OUT WITH SO LITTLE
Reviewed by Saqib from Saudi Arabia on 12th Mar
I thought I was upgrading when I changed my 9210i for the 9300, I was
mistaken, the 9300 is extreamly slow looking up numbers, which is a
basic feature and is a pain the sound quality on the speaker phone is
Reviewed by jord from rugekey on 10th Mar 2006
looks good but very pricey a good buy though exellent memory an unbelievable
Reviewed by Malc from U.A.E. on 8th Feb 2006
I have had my Nokia 9300 for about six months. Initially no problem
(for the limited use which I make of its various capabilities). But
its going to have to go! Reason: data entered into Contacts starts disappearing.
In the case of some entries, the loss of data is intermittent in other
cases permanent. There is a separate section for Telephone Numbers and
the lost Contact data sometimes appears there but not always. My brother
in law binned his last year: I should have listened to his advice.
Reviewed by Reegan.I.J from India on 12th Jan
This is really a good phone which is more usefull for buisness people.And
this was the one i really love it . It acts as multi-purpose functioning
in all the ways to buisness people. ~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~ Really fantastic
Reviewed by Glen (Big G) from UK on 28th Nov 2005
Well this phone is good but I must say not great, however its far easier
to operate than the first communicator I got my hands on back 1999.
I have used a mobile phone for the ten years now and this Nokia 9300
is the best from a business point of view and once you actually read
the instructions (which I had to do this for the first time ever) it
pretty easy to use. However there are some things that really annoy
me!!! things like it dose not always recognize the callers number even
though the number is stored in both phone memory and sim memory, the
ring tone is not loud enough so I keep missing calls when its in my
pocket and so that brings me to my biggest gripe the lack of a “Vibrate”
alert system (I know I can go buy a blue tooth vibrating hands free
but I rather not look like a big bummy wearing one of thoughts things
on ear walking down the high street). I really do like this phone, I
can live with the caller ID thing not always working, but a simple little
Vibrate mode just spoils it rating for me.
Reviewed by KKT from Ireland on 11th Nov 2005
After 6 months this is "close.. but no cigar". It's a clunky phone..
(No vibrate alert, no predictive text, often fails to recognise incoming
callers from Contacts db). Nice form factor and brilliant sceen but
a weak PDA. Poor web browsing and no categories in the to-do-list. Poor
3rd party software availability. Why no touch screen? Good Music player
. Overall: depends on what you want but don't get your hopes up!
Reviewed by Greg G from USA on 25th Oct 2005
I purchased this phone November 2004. It works great in the EU but has
really poor reception here in the USA. Placed next to my old 3650 it
is always 2 bars less. I also had problems with the internal backlight
not working. It appears that a firmware upgrade worked fine. Annoying
things: -You have to remove the back cover to get at the MMC card. -The
SIM is impossible to remove without a sharp object to push the SIM out
far enough to grasp it with your fingers. -It includes an Utility Application
called FileBrowse that doesn't work. Nobody at Nokia knows what it is
for. -The Windows desktop software conflicts with many windows apps
so it makes syncronizing useless. -No provider in the US is offering
it yet. It is probably because of poor reception @ 1900Mhz. I spent
soo much money on it I can't justify replacing it just yet. The bottom
line is not to buy it for use in the USA.
Reviewed by Al-Qud from Bangladesh on 12th Oct
Well what to say this is the worst of the nokia package ohoh no only
second best to nokia7710 which was alos a piece of crack, i mean what
to say after just using the mobile for two days i got so frustrated
that i threw it away for my PA
Reviewed by Dave from Luxemburg on 4th Oct 2005
I own a 9300 since a few days and it's absolutely amazing. Lots of you
are right, there is no need for a camera on a business tool. How many
phones have a camera and are never used? I'm really happy that I replaced
mw P900 with the tiny Communicator.
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 3rd Oct 2005
This phone has many great features, however, it does have problems with
reliability as on more than one occassion, it shut down on me in mid
call. Its only saving grace (and the reason for its 3 star rating from
me) is that it is so useful to be able to look up .doc or.xls files
at work without having to load up a bulky laptop Go for a PDA rather
Reviewed by Paul from South Africa on 30th Sep
This phone was bought to replace a Palm Tungsten E and a Nokia 6310i;
I was tired of carrying two devices. Sadly, the 9300 just doesn't do
it for me. Compared to my Tungsten, the Nokia is slow. Navigating the
desktop is fiddly with the joystick - no stylus. The ToDo list and calendar
are tedious to use, in contrast to the Palm which is so intuitive. On
the plus side, the screen is great and it seems well made. The messaging
(e-mail and text) works nicely. But, I think it will have to go - it
makes me realise just how good the Palm really is.
Reviewed by Ben from England on 25th Sep 2005
I brought this phone recently and it's amazing.....the picture quality
is just that QUALITY and the use of mp3 is superb too.......my overall
conclusion BUY IT
Reviewed by osa from Nigeria on 21st Sep 2005
I had a P900 and replced it with this 9300. I hated the phone the first
day and say with all authority that after using it for 2months it is
the worst phone I have ever owned
Reviewed by Pieter from South Africa on 10th Sep
Exellent phone but no camera, what on earth did Nokia think of. In these
day and age a camera in a phone is like wearing socks with shoes. The
gps adapter aswell as the cordless pen are features we are still waiting
for in other phones. Thus Nokia leave the size joust slap in a 2mg pixel
camera and you have a winner
Reviewed by Dieter from South Africa on 26th Aug
Some of you guys must be nuts. This is a great phone. When you get a
new phone you read all the reviews on it and ask other users. With this
being a business phone, I would've thought that with the internet you'll
know exactly what you are getting yourself into. Camera's are for kids
that need a toy. If you need a business tool you use this, and remember
that your phone should not replace your laptop. This ia a great phone
with great features that you can use when you are out of the office.
Reviewed by Osama Sartawi from Abu Dhabi on 15th
This phone is perfect, excellent resolution, user friendly keyboard/applications.
Performance & memory management is perfect because of Symbian OS. In
brief: the best phone to have. Note that the size is also perfect...
Reviewed by LOUIS GLANCE from AUSTRALIA on 12th
BASICALLY A SOLID VERY WELL MADE BUSINESS PHONE. I HAVE EVEN DROPPED
THE PHONE INTO WET SALTY SAND DOWN HERE AT BONDI BEACH SYDNEY & IT WORKED
AGAIN AFTER CLEANING.SO THERE!! DONT NEED A CAMERA. MY FEELING IS, IF
YOU WANT A QUALITY DIGITAL CAMERA THEN GO BUY A DEDICATED DIGITAL CAMERA.
NO GIMMICKS ATTACHED TO THIS PHONE, IT APPEARS. FOR A TIME THERE I FELT
NOKIA WERE ONLY MAKING PHONES FOR THE KIDS. THIS PRODUCT HAS RESTORED
MY FAITH. THE ONLY REGRET, IT IS STILL ONLY A 62K COLOR PHONE (BOTH
SCREENS). HOWEVER, IF YOUR NOT VIEWING PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS THEN THIS
IS NOT A DRAMA. REMEMBERING THIS A BUSINESS PHONE. A BEAUT EFFORT FROM
Reviewed by Tim from Sweden on 8th Aug 2005
As said: What's the fuzz about camera?? I wouldn't buy a microwaveoven
with a built in flashlight, they're better of apart. This phone does
not intend to be a toy. As a professional tool though, it makes my day.
Reviewed by ozav sheidun from uk on 7th Aug 2005
for a phone this expensive,nokia should have thought of missing important
calls caused by the inavailability of vibrating mode!and what was on
there mind not concidering that this is an age of video and camera handsets(business
plan).i bet soon enough they`d come up with a model(say9300i)that has
this features and explore there costumers with it.i must say its a good
phone otherwise,very easy to use keypad,the use of its files,email,mmc,acrobat
reader!,office and the media player is of high standard.secrecy could
be setup,which comes handy as a u could do and store a lot of vital
info on this phone.for durability,we`ll have to wait and see.
Reviewed by Omar Al Najjer from Qatar on 27th
I just bought the phone three days ago. I liked the look, as it seems
quite business like, yet not bulky and heavy. Withe regard to the applications.
I actually bought the mobile with the intention of using for picking
up emails, while on the move. However the downloadable time takes forever,
this could be caused to the fact of our server here in Qatar being slow.
I also have an issue with the front screen, the display is very basic.
Overall i guess the phone is just somthing for people to play with..
Reviewed by Jonathan from South Africa on 23rd
Excellent cellphone, Symbian OS little slow but not a problem.Excellent
screen res,good QWERTY for typing,remember the MENU key wherever u are
(especially when in Messaging),very good sound when conversing, elegant
and sleek look (same size as 6310i)(luffly-not a BRICK).Good Special
Key Combo on keyboard to activate IR+BlueToofle+Synch and ZoomIn-ZoomOut+brightness
adjustment.This is good: you have to input an unlock code to even read
an sms, or access internal keyboard etc-stops those who don't care for
your privacy. Well done Nokia.
Reviewed by Walid from Saudi Arabia on 17th Jul
I've had the phone for more than 5 months. I love it so much and can't
imagine living without it. I have my appointments, contact, to do lists,
passwords manager, the Pocket Oxford dictionary and a few important
documents and images stored on it, and I can surf the web from anywhere.
Very stable (I had to reboot twice in 5 months). I used to be a Palm
user, and I miss the large collection of palm software, but so far I've
all what I want in shareware for my 9300. I love the keyboard, the screen,
the stability and overall feel. I wish the battery had a longer life,
better desktop software (something like what Palm is offering) and a
camera would be nice (but not a must). Highly recommended.
Reviewed by jon from uk on 13th Jul 2005
Reviewed by raj from india on 12th Jul 2005
well i have seen all the reviews, the only outcome after reading all,
it really feels like nokia should look in to the matter and make the
model which is good for today's needs.nokia has given people what other
phones could not do in so many years (a userfriendly menu) communicator
has a image of style and status and nokia should maintain that. 1.good
camera + vib 2.wifi 3clarity + speed
Reviewed by MIKE from South Africa on 11th Jul
Disapointing that there is no 802.11a/b/g/i (WiFi), No Vibration, sometime
its quite slow to upload appliations. Bluetooth looses connectivity
now and then. Mouse is to sensitive. Picture quality is good.
Reviewed by Margaret Ashwell from UK on 3rd Jul
I have wasted days and days on my new Nokia 9300 which I bought to replace
the 9210- and before that the 9000- since I need to collect emails on
the move. Technical staff at O2 eventually concluded there was an incompatibility
problem between the new Nokia 9300 software and the NDO server. Can
you believe that the new 9300 cannot do what even the 'really old brick'
could do in 1997? Has anyone else had this problem? Is there any other
phone which collects emails from NDO and has all the other features
of 9300? How can I persuade Nokia to get me phone which is as good as
the one i got rid of 8 years ago? Who is the best person in Nokia to
write to? Do yo know the name of the Chief Exec?
Reviewed by Deano from Australia on 30th May 2005
For all you sooks out there who keep whinging about the 9300 not having
vibrating alert why don't you think outside the square and buy a vibrating
bluetooth headset like the Jabra BT250 or BT800 (which I have)and as
for the camera, really, if you want a decent shot USE A CAMERA, not
a phone posing to be a camera...The images are junk, most phone camera's
don't have a flash and anyway the MMC Card slot is hot swappable so
what more could you want...By the way the 9300 is a kick ass phone as
well...Well done Nokia
Reviewed by Jake from Finland on 28th May 2005
Reviewed by Bill L from USA on 26th May 2005
No vibrate! Too many missed calls inside bars, restaurants, in your
car when the radio is on, etc. I wanted this phone badly, until I found
out it had no vibrate. Big mistake by Nokia. The two most important
necessary features in a phone are vibrate and speakerphone. No vibrate
is a deal-breaker.
Reviewed by Rik from Belgium on 24th May 2005
I use the 9300 for almost 2 months. The first week I missed my previous
Palm Tungsten T3 so much. But now, I don't want to go back anymore.
This device when used for what it is made...... only one word "outstanding".
Reviewed by alok from UK on 16th May 2005
its a beauty...i luved it..having just one problem so far while using..m
not able to connect to my laptop via infrared as whenever i try to do
so device re-boots...Can nebody help plz??
Reviewed by cowk from Hungary on 15th May 2005
Guys, this phone is the worst Nokia phone I ever seen.. It's lose the
inner buttons (ctrl) while it's in my pocket, can't show the caller's
photo while receiving calls (with default software), vibrancy engine
is NOT included.... It's hardly NOT recommenned phone!
Reviewed by Gary Hawkins from England on 9th May
For what it is, this is a great device. People should stop comparing
a communicator/smartphone to a standard mobile, of course it's going
to be larger, a mobile phone doesn't give you full attachment email
service with spreadsheets, presentations and a full qwerty keypad. As
for a comparison against PDA devices, anyone who has ever tried to write
an email on a touch screen on a train will be hugely appreciative of
a decent keypad. The software range is great, just about everything
you could want to do with it is available. I've set up a HTML editor
and FTP service and now I can amend my client's websites from the pub
without carrying anything bigger than a 6310i! The build quality is
great, it feels sturdy and reliable, not tacky or fragile like so many
other devices. The screen clarity is great even in well lit areas. Perhaps
my only gripe is that operations can sometimes be a little slow, not
so much though that it's a problem, I'm just impatient. As for not including
a camera, others have made valid points here, including a camera would
exclude this device from a lot of jobs and locations and how many of
you honestly need a camera everywhere you go? and if you do, even a
2megapixel standard probably isn't going to be good enough for what
you need. If you want a camera phone, you probably don't want a business
phone. If you need a quality camera for your business, a good bluetooth
camera or hot-swap memory card will provide a much better result than
any camera that could realistically have been incorporated without reverting
back to something the size of a brick. As for Wi-Fi, again there's the
size issue to consider and would it actually be that much of a benefit?
the GPRS connection is pretty damn good and the coverage of GPRS is
so much wider thta Wi-Fi that it's hardly worth considering at the moment.
All in all, this is a great device which fits so many business purposes.
If you're not after a business tool, what are you doing looking at this
Reviewed by Amit Bansal from India on 6th May
It is a very refined phone amongst the communicator series of Nokia
and definitely stands out. I am wndering about one thing only as in
how to activate E mail accounts on my handset and unfortunately Nokia
support centre are not being able to provide any guidelines on activating
my hotmail or G mail account. Can anyone help?????
Reviewed by muhd isa umar from nigeria on 2nd
very good and productive, I love it. pleace try to make a smaller one
of its exert type.
Reviewed by umair from england on 21st Apr 2005
too big, ugly, and too overall rubish!!!
Reviewed by Hassan from Egypt on 18th Apr 2005
Having used the Nokia 9300 for over 2 months now, it is a very average
phone. I found a few bugs, nothing fatal though. Size is suitable (ok
for pocket carry) and the menus are easy to get used to. Issues I have
with this phone are - Bluetooth connectivity is bad, it keeps disconnecting,
and only supports headset mode, not handsfree - Sound quality is very
average - Flip opened mode needs both hands - Some bugs here and there
- Battery lasts me a day (I am a heavy user) On the upside - Superb
speakerphone sound quality with open flip (person on other side does
not realise you're on a speaker) - Good contacts search - Internet GPRS
is OK Hope this is useful
Reviewed by Jaz from UK on 16th Apr 2005
Okay, moved from my I-Mate Jam to the Nokia 9300 a few days ago after
seeing one for the first time (couldnt help myself! ). Thought I would
post my intial thoughts about it compared to my Windows Mobile experience.
Interesting fact: Nokia dont class the 9300 as one of their Communicator
range, prefering instead to call it a "smartphone", despite the internal
specifications (memory, processor and even firmware) being identical
to the 9500. Apparently it has something to do with it being aimed at
the lifestyle user, rather than the business customer. Whatever! Its
a Communicator Nokia, nothing you can say will change that! Getting
one of these babies in your hands is like the first time you got a Jam
in your hand; its like the first time you saw the physical difference
in size between an XDAII and a Jam, you cant help but say "Wow!". A
friend of mine has a 9500, and its bloody huge, I wouldnt even think
about owning one, as it really IS a brick. The 9300, however, is more
akin in terms of size to a Nokia 6310i, something many business people
out there will already be used to carrying around. Not only is it reduced
in length and width compared to a 9500, it weighs a whole hell of a
lot less too! Despite this size reduction, Nokia has managed to include
a 65000 colour TFT screen with the same resolution as the 9500 (if physically
slightly smaller) and excellent contrast. I sometimes noted that it
was difficult to see the screen of my Jam in direct sunlight, as it
is difficult with most mobiles. Not so with the 9300, however, the screen
is bright a clear in all lighting conditions. The keyboard is full qwerty,
and I found the size of the device perfect for "two thumb" typing whilst
holding the device in your hands. I do have one or two gripes about
the keyboard; the comma and full stop keys are on the left side of the
keyboard, not the right, just to confuse everyone, but I have gotten
used to this very quickly. Also, the tactile feedback could be better,
but to counter this, the device gives you an audible "click" when a
keypress is made, so these are only minor problems. The device has an
80MB internal memory, which is massive for a Symbian device as the OS
has far less resource requirements in comparison to Windows Mobile.
Since I started using the 9300, I have yet to see a low memory error,
and that is with ALL main applications open and running in the background
as well as a few documents!! Beat that MS!! Despite the ample internal
memory, Nokia includes a 128MB MMC card inside the box free, so memory
is not an immediate concern for all but the most serious gadget freak!
I was rather suprised that Nokia included a normal MMC card with the
9300 rather than the RS-MMC rubbish they have been forcing on customers
who use the rest of their new smartphone range, but upon reflection,
I would think it would have caused too many complaints from upgrading
Communicator customers if they would have been required to shell out
for all new memory, rather than use what was in their previous 9x00.
If I have one gripe about the 9300's performance, it would have to be
the processor Nokia chose to build in to the device. They chose to ship
the 9300 and its fatter brother, the 9500, with 150Mhz processors which
can sometimes chug a bit under heavy stress. I found that leaving programs
constantly in use (like messaging) open in the background and multi-tasking
alleviates this somewhat, as it is always quicker to switch to an open
application than to start from scratch every time. Thankfully, in this,
the 9300's 80MB internal memory helps a LOT!! As for the obvious ommisions
from the 9300 in comparison to the 9500, this being the camera and WiFi,
for myself their non-inclusion doesnt bother me much. WiFi would have
been useful, but as I come from an I-Mate Jam (which didnt have it either)
I cant say its something I am missing. I thought I would miss the camera
a lot more than I do until I remembered the last time I used my Jam's
camera: I remember trying to use it in a pub to take a comedic picture
of my best friend Aidan, and then realised that the camera was so poor,
you couldnt make out ANYTHING in the shot anyway. I never really used
the camera on my Jam since I realised that it was bad, so I am not missing
it not being on the 9300 either. Besides, I realised a work around yesterday
whilst also in the pub! I just took a picture with my mate's P900, and
then bluetoothed it to my 9300 in seconds. The bluetooth implementation
on the 9300, by the way, is flawless. Its a lot more stable than my
Jam and seems to transfer quicker as well. Overall, my impression of
the 9300 is highly favourable. I wanted to update from my Jam to a device
with a keyboard, as the on-screen T9 thing was getting old real fast,
and I dont think I could have chosen a better replacement. Okay, its
Symbian, so there are a lot of MS fan-boys on here who arent going to
hear a word I have said above, and will be instantly dissmissive of
this mini-review, but I have to say that in summation, the Nokia 9300
is a far better phone than my I-Mate Jam, and has more than enough PDA
features to satisfy me. I am glad I switched, the only thing I will
miss about my Jam is the community on here with you guys, but I will
still be about, just for the craic! Conclusion then: The Nokia 9300
has a thumbs up from me, and I recommend it highly.
Reviewed by Sony from India on 8th Apr 2005
I got this as a gift, I've been reviewing all smartphones available
for sometime. And I've come to the conclusion (after using it) that
Nokia 9300 beats all - if you're looking for a pure business phone.
At the end of the day, pulling out a stylus just to type is kinda cumbersome.
A real smart phone shud let you type with your God given fingers! Wifi
would have been something I'd like on this... but so far no probs. This
is much smaller than other 9XXX - and they havent compromised on keyboard
or screen size.
Reviewed by Howard Long from UK on 6th Apr 2005
I've had the Nokia 9000, 9110, Sony Ericsson P800 and P910 as phone/pda
over the years. So far, the 9300 is as good as it gets. On the plus
side, compared to earlier Nokia Communicators size is really much smaller
- it's about the same size as normal phones from five years ago. The
keyboard is really easy to use, although it's a two-thumb workout. Having
a fax facility back again (as in the original Communicators) is great.
Battery lasts ages. Screen is really clear. I've always been a champion
of the clamshell design. Now for the best bits... both the supplied
USB cable and the Bluetooth work great with my laptop PC, and it was
really easy to set up. On the downside... The mouse movement which is
a bit hit and miss. No vibrate. Browser takes some getting used to.
Features on other smart phones I don't miss: a camera, touch screen.
Nice to have - WiFi. Acid test... unlike so many others, this phone
has not crashed yet! In conclusion, being smaller has surprisingly not
been a compromise - the keyboard and screen are really excellent.
Reviewed by Tim from North Wales on 1st Apr 2005
I bought this phone 2 weeks ago, and despite being initially disappointed
this phone has grown on me immensely. One word of warning to potential
purchasers, though; I naievely assumed that a standard Nokia camera
attachment would work with this phone - no such luck. I've now resigned
myself to using my digital camera and transferring photos to the phone
using the memory card. That said, the build quality, features, overall
useability and general feel of this phone is truly excellent. The only
thing this phone truly needs is a headphone socket to make proper use
of the MP3 player - what a tragic waste. Overall: An excellent phone
tragically let down by some very glaring (and cheap) omissions.
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 27th Mar 2005
Not all jobs these days allow you to carry a camera-equipped phone into
"sensitive" areas (R and D, HR, IT, etc). Remember that this is primarily
a business phone and as such it does the business niceley (I really
miss my old Psion!).
Reviewed by Faheem from Pakistan on 18th Mar 2005
I have tried all models of Nokia 9 series. I have found this Nokia 9300
very handy and state of the art that I have ever used. No doubt camera
and Wi-Fi is missing but it is really worth to try. Impressive and elegant
phone. Thanks to Nokia.
Reviewed by Ramz from Pakistan on 17th Mar 2005
a cool communicator i have ever seen ! wao nokia you done and fullfill
the dreams of pda and cell users keep it up !
Reviewed by Vivek Sahdev from India on 25th Feb
I purchased this phone 3 days back. The performance and resloution is
outstanding. The memory pack is excellent , got fax feature. EGPRS and
EDGE is giving additional benefits to it. This is the reason i sold
my SONY ERICSSON P910I and bought Nokia 9300. Its hot swapable memory
card is really impressive. Wi-Fi wise i did not find any big loss and
so for camera too. Excellent state of art and got changeable covers.
Reviewed by Richard from Germany on 22nd Feb 2005
it's handy, fun to work with offers all functions I need, and even looks
better now. the best things are the organiser, which is clearly arranged,
the big and crystallclear screen and the loudspeaker. i use many other
funtions and it really helps me organising my days more efficient. carrying
it around can be disturbing sometimes as it is bigger than other phones.
still it s my favourite phone. well done.
Reviewed by biff from usa on 20th Feb 2005
Bought phone from Simoncells and have TMobile service. Must say I am
impressed. The reviews on average stated the phone was too big. Have
not had that problem at all. If anything the keyboard is too big for
thumb typing. I no longer need to carry a laptop given that I can store
large files on email and download as needed. It does excel, documents,
and presentations. The web surfing is slow, about like dial-up. Email
is much better than blackberry. I added a 1gig MMS card so memory is
not an issue. Overall I'm glad I made the purchase. Would have been
a bargain at double the cost. Only negatives are short battery life
and somewhat difficult "mouse/joystick".
Reviewed by Polanzki from Indonesia on 9th Feb
Too bad it doesn't any camera....the menus are Nokia standard..not much
of a progress....I'd rather using my old 6600 whi;le traveling and leave
my 9300 at the office... If u have a few bucks more, get the Nokia 9500...
Reviewed by pi from Malaysia on 29th Jan 2005
It's been 2 days. The 9300 has some hits and misses. The best being
the size is just right for a Smartphone, one that doesn't overly burden
its user. I decided against the 9500 because of its size. But I miss
the Wifi in it thats not on the 9300. I actually expected more from
Nokia from a User Interface standpoint. I held an acid test of how much
I can get out of the phone without peeking in the manual, and found
much of what I needed not too intuitive enough. Nokia needs to wrest
away control from them 'I-can-do-cool-designs' engineers there.
Reviewed by Tha Doggfather from Tha real NY Ghetto on
25th Jan 2005
???????????? all i can say ??????????????- why make it, such a bad fone.
Get tha Sanyo GX-40
Reviewed by Akshay from India on 18th Jan 2005
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Phenomenal.. I've had a chance to check out a test piece of this and
surprisingly for a test piece it didn't throw up any bugs.. But I dont
really see te need to "economise" on such n expensive phone by excluding
a camera.. Rather pointless, dont you think ?