Nokia 6303 classic review: Euro hatch territory
Organizer is great as usual
The organizer of the Nokia 6303 classic is very elaborate, offering a large number of time management applications with nice features and a user-friendly interface. The calendar offers month, week, and day modes and five types of events can be set up.
The week can start on Monday, Sunday, or Saturday. The event types are: reminder, meeting, call, birthday and memo. Furthermore, each type of event has its own specific fields and some of them even allow an alarm to be set up as a reminder.
Next-in-line is the handy To-Do manager that enables you to categorize tasks in three priority levels. Tasks can be assigned alerts, as well as marked off once accomplished. Those can also be easily synchronized with the calendar application.
Text notes are available as well - their length is limited to 3000 characters.
The alarm clock is repeatable: it can be set to go off on any selected days of the week, even when the phone is switched off. You can also customize the snooze time if you wish.
The other organizing functions available include a voice recorder with a 60-minute limit, a stopwatch and a countdown timer.
Finally, the Nokia 6303 classic calculator offers two versions - basic and advanced. In addition a loan calculator is also available.
Plenty of applications
The consistently useful unit converter is first in the list of additional applications. It offers all kinds of converting options and, if provided with enough information about the rates, offers currency conversion too. There's an additional converter that gives you clothing and shoe size equivalents worldwide.
The Download! application follows. This directly connects to the Nokia download center, where you can find a lot of downloadable content for you phone, most of it free of charge. Don't worry, it still works despite the service getting integrated into Ovi. Integration is not yet complete on this phone, however as only Ovi Maps and Ovi Share are supported.
We'll have a look at Ovi Maps in the next section, after a look at sharing images, video and audio files the Ovi Share way. After a quick sign-up process, selecting files for uploading is easy enough.
This app is limited, you can only browse your and your friends' uploads. For general browsing you'd need a web browser (the built-in one works quite well). Bear in mind that even 3 megapixel photos can cost you quite much at the end of the month if you're not on an unlimited data plan.
The Search application offers Google Search initially, though other search engines might be available depending on your country and region. Searching launches the web browser, which makes this app somewhat useless. Or rather, it would have been if the browser had this functionality built-in.
Windows Messenger is included for your IM needs. If you don't like it you can always download something else with the Download! app.
The final featured application is World clock for checking the time in any time zone at the cost of only a few clicks.