Nokia 6300

Nokia 6300

One look at the Nokia 6300 and right away it exudes both fun and stylishness. The candy bar type 6300 comes loaded with features that most people look for in mobile phones. All that power is wrapped by a gorgeous and sophisticated stainless steel casing, which gives it its robust look and sturdy feel.

It is also slimmer than most mobile phones in its class, so you can easily lug all that power with you - whether you're the athletic or the business type. Casual phone users will also delight in its ease of use. If you are an experienced Nokia user, you will find it easy to navigate through the menus. In fact it would feel like home for you. But even first time users will be amused by the user-friendliness of the 6300 - that's what it boils down to for a lot of people looking to purchase a new handset. Add to that a 2 mega pixel camera and mp3, mp4, wma, AAC/AAC+ playback capabilities and you'll surely enjoy this little unit for a long time to come. Just as long as you bring your charger with you though, because considering the size of the battery, it wouldn't last much when used at length.

Of course with picture, video and mp3 capabilities, one would need a lot more than the supplied 7.8 Mb of memory space. That's where the expandable memory comes in. Just slip in a 2 gigabyte SD card in its expansion slot and you're good to go. Be prepared to shell out some more money since SD cards do not come cheap. Still, it is so much more sensible to expand your phone's memory than acquiring a separate unit for playing back your music.

Nokia 6300 Camera and Display

The 6300 boasts of an outstanding 240 x 320 pixel resolution display. With the ability to display 16 million colors, the images on the screen are delivered to you crisp and clear. This is just fitting as the 6300 is equipped with a 2 mega pixel camera with up to 8x digital zoom. Nokia 6300 Side Let's face it - what good would a powerful camera with video capturing function do if the screen can not give justice to your shots? But don't expect too much from the 6300 when it comes to this area though. Because even if the pictures come out decent, this is still a camera phone and not a digital camera built for professional photographers.

The lackluster performance of the 6300's camera extends to video capturing as well, with video resolution of just 176 x 144 pixels. Just right for those impromptu shoot-worthy moments. Perhaps it would be unfair to expect the brilliance of a standalone camera in a mobile phone. All in all, the 6300's camera is good for casual picture and video capturing, but not necessarily for professional photography. This is easily forgivable for most users.

Nokia 6300 Design and Accessories

The Nokia 6300's design is one of the best looking ones that most people have seen from the Nokia camp. It's easily one of the finest compared to other brands even. It is a very slim piece of technology that is stout in functionalities. With its perfect-for-texting large screen and design accents in all the right places, it's truly a sight for bulky-design weary eyes. Be careful when caressing your 6300 because as beautiful as the stainless steel casing is, it does have a tendency for finger smudges, especially the glossy black accents and the seamless screen. A quick wipe with the supplied cloth should do the trick nonetheless.

The beauty of the 6300 does not end there. The keypad is a joy to use, and non-Nokia users can easily become Nokia fanatics once they get their hands on one of these. Unlike other mobile phones of its class, the navigation does not demand much from the user - thanks to the four way rocker switch with an enter key which is situated perfectly in between the keypad and the screen. Speaking of the keypad, the size and ergonomics are just right, most especially for those who heavily utilize the texting functionalities of their handsets.

The Nokia 6300 supports mp3 playback and has a stereo FM tuner. The unit ships with its own set of earphones. Although the sound form the supplied ear buds is sufficient, there is not much to be said about them either. But fear not because there are 2.5 mm headset adaptors available as an after-purchase so you can use better sounding headphones in case you feel the need for them.

Summary of Nokia 6300 Features

  • Weight: 91 g
  • Width: 43.6 mm
  • Height: 106.4 mm
  • Thickness: 11.7 mm
  • Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900, (GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 - US version)
  • Screen Resolution: TFT, 16M colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 31 x 41 mm
  • Data: GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps, HSCSD, EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0, miniUSB
  • Web Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Music: FM stereo radio, MP3/MP4/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ player
  • Camera: 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video(QCIF)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Expansion Slot: microSD (TransFlash)
  • Tones: Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3, Vibration
  • Software Features: Java MIDP 2.0, Voice memo, Voice command, Calendar, Calculator
  • Other Features: Built-in handsfree
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 860 mAh (BL-4C), 3.5 hours talk time, 348 hours stand-by time

PROS: Elegant design. User friendly navigation. Large screen. Ample camera. Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

CONS: Lack of infrared. Short battery life. Insufficient supplied memory.

Overall: The greatest thing about the Nokia 6300 is that the people at Nokia designed it to be a mobile phone first and foremost, with the other functions serving as just extra. Not the other way around as is the case with most handsets these days. It is easy to use and navigate your way around. Call reception is clear, even in not so ideal environments. Overall, the 6300 has a good package to enjoy for a long while.

1 comment:

  1. LG Phone Lover, 12. November 2010, 11:31

    I owned this phone for 4 years and only changed phones due to advances in cell phone technology. It is now kept a back up phone. I still like to carrass the steel back and occasionaly use it as an MP3 player.


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