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Nokia 6300 is a classic monoblock featuring the neutral gray and black colors. Its appearance can be described by a single word – stylish. Details are made in such a way so that not to remind of the manufacturer’s mass production models, but of the rare 8800 instead. 6300 has the air of reliability and high quality about it. The black surface is a plastic, shiny and pleasant to touch; and the silver is stainless-steel metal. Quality is high and only the display, when pressed, creaks a little. Weight does not exceed the agreeable 91 grams and size, too, ranks it among the small phones. In spite of its SLVR-like thinness, it is very convenient and nice to operate with.

At the top of the front panel a two-inch display is located, featuring the eye-gratifying resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and reproducing up to 16 million colors. The display is bright enough to be distinctly readable at even strong sunshine; pictures are also easily viewed in detail due to the high resolution, not typical for its size.

Below it is the keyboard, consisting of software and navigation keys, and a 12-key numeric keypad. The software and the ‘answer/reject call’ ones are transparent and glass-like, equal in size. They require normal pressing strength and offer good tactile response. In between them is the navigation D-pad, which, no matter how small, has a precise response – soft and pleasant in the middle position. Though the 12 numeric keys are comparatively small and cramped to each other, they are very soft at pressing and have again very good tactile response. Despite the necessity to look while writing, because it is difficult to tell them apart at touch, writing on this keyboard is a pleasure. These and the software keys are blue-colored, while the two ‘receiver’ ones are respectively green and red.

The only regrettable impression about the phone is left by the sound volume control rocker, located on the right. It is very hard to feel, and displeasing and difficult to press. It is almost impossible to use it during conversation, when the phone is next to your head.

The on/off button is on the upper side and on the lower is the charging socket as well as the mini-USB slot for computer synchronization. The 2 megapixel camera lens is on the back panel.

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