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As a typical Nokia of the mid-level, the 6300 works under the manufacturer’s Series 40 operating system. It is standard software used by a lot more phones, for example 6131. As a whole, the customers perceive it as a logically ordered, good-looking and functional work medum. It can be personalized with themes, but the phone is supplied with one only. The home screen presents the normal system information with an additional option to visualize Active Standby, offering links and information on certain applications.

The main menu can be visualized as a list, tabs, a 3 x 3 grid with texts, or a 3 x 4 grid without ones. The icons are animated and their location – changeable.


The contacts in the telephone book are visualized as a name list with a default large-size font (it can be altered in the Settings menu). The search is done thru direct text input, only by first name. The phone’s memory can accommodate up to 1000 contacts and each features numerous additional lines providing optional information – i.e. additional phone numbers and other information. Picture, melody, or even short video can be attached to a contact which is shown when that particular person is calling.

In the Organizer menu you will find the standard applications for this type of phone. Several kinds of notes for a certain day (hour) can be added trouble-free to the calendar. Apart from that there is a single alarm, which is set to go off on a particular days of the week. You have the capability to put down ordinary or to-do notes with 3 priorities. There are Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, and Advanced Capabilities Calculator at your disposal.

You can also use speaker-independent voice commands for pre-set applications and voice dialing of contacts. Though the system works, it does not boast high precision. In case the contact has been entered by first and second name, one has to make sure they pronounce BOTH names for the recognition to work.

6300 features 9 Mb of memory, which, however, can be increased by micro SD cards. The respective slot is located on the right under the battery lid. Still, they are hot-swappable – one can replace them without switching the phone off.

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