i too read the comments and am confused whether to buy it or no. can you tell me if the nokia 3220 camera is good or the SEk300i is better. and howz the display is it passive or what? please reply.
Yes, the k300 has an internal modem
Nokia cables will not work, since you have to connect thru the Sony Ericsson bottom connector which is specific to Sony Ericsson. One should use the DCU 11 cable from Sony Ericsson if one isn't content with the IR port.
Nokia 6200 vs K300:
Nokia was released in April 2003, K300i in April 2004.
Nokia has 4k display, K300 has 65 k display
Nokia 6200 is larger
Nokia 6200 has 0,7 Mb space for user. K300 has 10-12 Mb.
Nokia 6200 has Edge, K300 doesn't.
Nokia 5200 has no camera. K300 has camera and video functionality
Nokias 6200 has FM radio, K300 doesn't.
The phone is quite self-explanatory. User guide can be found here:
k300 driver -
download the k300 driver at
I was just given one of these phone to replace my Nokia 6200. I was tols this is a backward step. Also I did not get a user manual, is there any where where I can download a manual to get started? Thanks for your advice and thought on the Nokia 6200 vs the K300a
In some markets it's not possible to turn off the camera sound due to legal requirements (avoidance of peek photos).
The only thing I couldn't figure out is how to silence the soud it makes when you take a picture. is there any way to do it??? if someone knows, I'd appreciate the help
Mubashir - answers
a) The reception is, I would say 9 out of 10. There are better handsets on the market, but this phone beats plenty of more expensive handsets. The transmission depends not only on the K300 but also on the base stations used by the operators and the receiving handset (and its reception!). Since we're discusing GSM it's digital - either very good or split in many parts - zero or one. The transmission from the K300 to the nearest base station is very good. The other factors actually do not depend on the K300 phone.
b) One selects the file one wants to send, click "more" (right button under screen), first alternative is "send". Click "send". Third alternative is "Via Infrared". Make sure the K300 IR Port points towards the other IR port. The computer will demand permission to get the file sent. It's quite intuitive.
c) To be able to check the internet by waping and using GPRS, one has to configure the phone. This must be done via internet with you having the phone on in your hand. You can either go to the SE site (www.sonyericsson.com/support) or your operator site. My own experience is that it is easier to do it via the SE site. You will be sent a configuration SMS which you just have to click "OK" and the work is done. To be extra sure, restart the phone (just like with a computer when you put in a new program).
I am planning to buy the K300i. Seeing your impressive expertise, please tell me:
a) How good is its reception? And is its transmission good for the party receiving the call
b) How to use the IR Port (assuming its properly configured at both pc and the k300i)?
c) For internet GPRS, does one have to get configuration done by registering with SE and receiving SMS or it can be done by individual himself or done oneself by getting settings from the service provider?
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Thanks for the info. Hope I can get back to you once I encounter problems with my new K300 phone.
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Well I went there & tried that thing to restrict outgoing calls but couldn't succeed. I mean it asks me for a password which I don't have. Although I had bought this mobile brand new.
Can u tell me a way to restrict the outgoing calls , or a way to get that password ?
Reg blurry photos -
You have to keep the phone perfectly still while you take the picture. The picture is actually taken while you hear the click, so don't be too quick and think the picture is taken as soon as you hear the click. You have to continue and hold the phone still a second more after the "click" is heard.
Reg screen -
if you want a nicer display I recommend K500i and others which have a TFT screen. The phone is not aimed at people who are used to TFT technology; more to people who have not had a camera phone before and probably this is also their first phone with a colour display.
Is this phone worth buying ? Had a little look in the Orange shop and it looked ok..
i just bought a k300i few days ago and its pretty good except the screen which is awfull , ugly colours like a 15 yrs old tv .my problem is represented by the camera. when i start the camera the image is really ok and all it seems wonderful untill you make the picture...bleah... blurry , unclear .i dont have a data cable yet to see how pics looks on the pc because on the phone its bad...anyway, is a setting somewhere to make pics looks ok?