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Nokia 6300 Review

Nokia 6300

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Nokia 6300 Review
Nokia 6300 Review
Nokia 6300 Review
Nokia 6300 Review
Motorola PEBL U6, Nokia 6300 - Nokia 6300 Review
Top-PEBL U6, Bottom-6300 - Nokia 6300 Review

Motorola PEBL U6, Nokia 6300

Top-PEBL U6, Bottom-6300

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.

Nokia 6300 Review
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.

Keyboard - Nokia 6300 Review
Keyboard - Nokia 6300 Review


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.

Volume Keys - Nokia 6300 Review
Power button - Nokia 6300 Review
Nokia 6300 Review

Volume Keys

Power button

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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

So when is this going to arrive in the U.S.? It's not even on the Nokia site (U.S. version).

posted on 23 Jan 2010, 08:50

12. jerryx2000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

HTC is not Nokia!

posted on 07 Mar 2007, 13:38

2. Joar (unregistered)

Apparently the 6300 will come with Opera Mini preinstalled at least in some regions. For those that wont get in bundled it is free to download and use, so no worries.

posted on 04 Oct 2008, 22:21

11. noblefuwad (unregistered)

please i will like to get the opera mini but i dont no were to get it,nd you said some one can get it free,from nigeria

posted on 07 Mar 2007, 14:28

3. (unregistered)

May not come to US at all. Nokia rep says IF not WHEN if you call Nokia USA. Definitely not Q1

posted on 24 Apr 2007, 05:08

4. Adnan (unregistered)

One of the sleekest sets Nokia has produced till to date. Classy and stylish with brilliant 16.7 million colours screen. Decent screen size. Excellent functionality for people who are looking for a simple phone with not so extravagant E and N-Series like features. Beware of finger smudges and scratches on both the plastic and metal covers. I suggest keeping it in a protective casing. Original leather case is bundled but not for all regions and preloaded softwares also differ by region. It has an N-Series type thin charging pin connector so old Nokia chargers wont work unless you have a converter. Solidly built …. No creaks. Boasts a radio with a nice music player although the quality of the bundled stereo ear buds is average. Mini SD slot available up to 2 GB. Phone’s internal user available memory is a meagre 7.8 MB which is considered quite lame these days (now we know how companies save money) although it does come packed with a 128 MB card. Nevertheless, you will end up buying a bigger card sooner than you think. Poor camera results especially in low light as compared to other 2MP cameras in the same price rang. No flash and lens protection cover. Video recording also pitiable. Camera is by far the weakest feature on the phone as far as I am concerned. Loud but mono speaker at the back. Below average battery life as compared to other 6 series models (mega talkers beware!). Volume buttons on the side hard to press especially when held closer to the ear during a conversation. No 3G. Earphone above the screen could have been louder; a definite problem in a crowded place (I tried pressing the phone as close to my ear as possible in a restaurant to hear the person on the other side of the line but it was hard). Average navigation key functionality especially the upper key is hard to press as it is quite close to the screen and you invariably end up either smudging the screen with your thumb or to save the screen, accidentally pressing the center button (I recommend using the nail of your thumb to press the upper navi key correctly). Not recommended for people with above average size fingers. The blue lights on sides of the phone only blink twice for an incoming message alert but not indefinitely. Weird! This seems useless since one already gets to find out about the incoming message through the sound and/or vibration alert. The cool blue lights should do more like continue to blink and remind me about my unread messages till I read them. In my opinion this can be fixed with a software upgrade by Nokia. There seems to be some software issues on some sets. For example I cannot delete a Gmail account I made earlier on my 6300. The option to delete does not exist on my set whereas it does on some other sets. I can edit the account or make another one but can’t delete it. The painted red power sign on the plastic power button on top will not last long; mine lasted a week with only decent moderate use.... it just vanished with the touch. So painting quality on the plastic is an issue (it may be an individual problem). Nevertheless, I wasn’t expecting it from a device like this especially after paying more the $330 for it. Shame! All in all, the 6300 can be called ''A fit phone down with a mild case of flu''. For looks I give it 8.5 out of 10. Camera gets a poor 5.5. Battery gets a mediocre 6. Functionality gets a decent 7.8. Screen colour gets a whooping 9. Overall a well above average 7.5 to an 8 for its class. Despite some of its shortcomings, you are quite likely to end up calling it “My Precious!” Recommended!

posted on 24 Apr 2007, 06:04

5. Ellen (unregistered)

So far happy with the phone, but still would prefer Sony Ericsson. Nokia 6300 is a good allrounder, but has a rubbish battery life. Need to charge approx ever third day and that is with hardly any use (About 15 min talk time per day, no radio etc used) Have complained and got a new battery, but same problem.

posted on 24 Jul 2007, 03:17

6. Melvin Rice (unregistered)

i felt good with it and i bought few utilities from explorepda.com which helps great working with this device

posted on 08 Jan 2008, 01:24

7. (unregistered)

the nokia 6300 is available from the us nokia website.

posted on 28 Apr 2008, 08:29

8. sooraj (unregistered)

i bought this phone in the last month. o like this phone very much. but it is a very chance of scarch in its body,some times it hangs and the sound is very low

posted on 09 Jun 2008, 20:14

9. (unregistered)

this is available in canada for long time with a new wi-fi version from Fido, which is owned by Rogers Wireless (it used to be a division of T- Mobile International).

posted on 05 Aug 2008, 13:27

10. (unregistered)

Thank You For Educating Me On This Phone,Because I'm Going To Buy this Phone.

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.18 x 1.71 x 0.46 inches
(106.5 x 43.5 x 12 mm)
3.20 oz  (91 g)
Battery860 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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