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Welcome to the Nokia 6300 review. The 6300 has been around for over 2 years now and we didn’t get one initially because it didn’t have 3G capabilities. We understand that most people still don’t need 3G but since it does had EDGE data capabilities it can still be used for basic internet messaging.
It is our opinion that the 6300 is Nokia’s best GSM handset – it has everything that you need in a GSM only mobile. It can do SWF wallpapers and clocks that we’re giving away, JAVA games, some web browsing, music, video, radio, camera and so forth. It is not a surprise that its one of the most popular models available.
The conservative design is made of stainless steel and feels nice, solid and thin. The keypad has a nice feel, but not as nice as the 6233. Overall we liked the look, better in real life than pictures. Although it has a mere 7 Mb of internal memory it does have a a micro-SD slot for more memory and a 2.5 mm headphone socket.
Applications on the phone is the S40 series so you won’t be missing out anything. It even has a massive 2MB JAVA heap! The interface customisation features are truly the industry best – no manufacturer does it like Nokia. That said the only thing missing is a backlight time out! The system works as fast so you won;t be dissapointed.
The most outstanding feature of the phone is the display. It’s very bright and diamond sharp. This is our new bench mark for screen quality. It’s lovely to look a – especially with some quality SWF wallpapers out there, including our own. Of note also was a notification light – which warns if you have a message, call and so forth.
Call quality, reception is standard Nokia, so no complaints. Battery life was again good lasting 5-7 days on left on standby most of the time. Sound quality from the speaker was average. We haven’t tried the video yet but the camera was standard Nokia 2MP so only acceptable.
So as we said before if you want a GSM only mobile phone then the Nokia 6300 is truly the top of the heap unit. It’s not a multi-media phone but can do the most common formats to some point, it is more focused on calls and txt with a ton of customisation and top spec screen. We like it and recommend it to anyone wanting a very good GSM phone.
Manufacturer : Nokia
Model : 6300
Network : Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz)
Design : Standard Phone
L107 x W44 x D13 mm
Weight 91 grams
Display/s : 24-bit colour TFT – 240 x 320 pixels
Camera : Dual :Single 2MP Camera
Video capable MP4, WMV, 3GP
Connectivity : Bluetooth, USB
Memory : 7 MB internal memory
MicroSD memory Hot Swap
Ring tones : Video, ACC, MP4, MP3, MIDI (64), WAV, Vibration, AMR
Features : SMS, MMS, IM, EMAIL
Animated themes only via Theme
JAVA MIDP 2.0
Modem for PC
Web browser (WAP 2.0 + xHTML)
Speaker Phone/Hands free
Speed : Vs Nokia 6230
Battery Life : 890mAh Li Ion BL-5B
Claimed operating times:
Standby 250 hours
Voice 3 hours
Price outright for 2008 A$350
Price outright for 2010 A$199