Nokia 6300 Review
The phone’s camera is a 2 megapixel one without a flash or automatic focus. It takes the very satisfactory 3 seconds to start, but taking pictures is itself quite slow: 8 seconds to record one at maximum resolution and after that you need almost as much (15 seconds in all) to be able to start over photographing. The interface is fairly simple, displaying only the resolution and the number of pictures left to take. In the Options menu one can pick color effects, white balance and night mode; there are 6 available levels of resolution and 3 for picture compression. Small videos, suitable for MMC only, can be recorded.
The photo quality is well below average compared to that of other phones’ 2 megapixel cameras. The camera is only usable at bright daylight in the open, but still the pictures do not have enough color saturation, contrast is low, and details – unclear. The lack of auto-focus is quite obvious.
Indoors, even at bright illumination, the photographs are extremely ‘noisy’, thus wiping out the little existing detail. The color-reproduction here is even weaker and more unreal. At a very low light taking pictures is outright impossible because of the lack of flash.
You can listen to MP3 and AAC format music by means of the built-in player. It can be filtered there by artist, album or style, as well as chosen from track-lists of the most popular and the newest songs on your phone. Seven equalizers are available for sound quality control. You can leave the player on the background level and do other things on the phone. If the active standby screen is on, you will see the song that is playing on it.
The loudspeaker sound is quite strong so that ring-tones are audible even in a noisy environment. In order to listen to music one can resort to headphones – the ones from the set will do. If you have higher requirements they can be replaced by better ones, which, however, will normally need a 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adapter. At least these are readily available.
You have an FM radio at hand as well. Up to 20 radio stations with names can be memorized.It also supports multitasking and displays the station you are listening to at the active home screen.
The phone supports JAVA MIDP 2.0 but the manufacturer has installed only one application (on our version) – a Nokia animation and tones catalogue. There are no pre-loaded games, but these can be added subsequently.