I decided to experiment and found out that resetting the factory settings will fix the voice dialling and voice commands problem. Upgrading to 6.01 is not so dangerous afterall.
Original_Jamaican, 28 Jun 2008PREM, that flashing screen normally appears when you have the phone in silent mode.
It's a... more@OJ
Thanks for the reply. Yes it happens even when it's not in silent mode. I tried going to the general profile mode and personalise but option to stop light effect can't be found.
S, 28 Jun 2008you should check out nokia n95 , now that is phone or should I say: computerI dont like N95 its a Brick with a useless Battery..
Wiebe, 28 Jun 2008Pros: - Nice solid design - Easily fits in your pocket and you don't have to worry about bra... moreYou make a good point about the headset not being recognized most of the time. With my 6300 it was recognized the first few days but ever since it HASN'T been recognized at all. That's a major bug which nobody seems to talk about. It's not really a problem for me though because I'm not a headset fan.
Prem, 27 Jun 2008@OJ
Appreciate if could tell me how to stop the rapid flashing screen with light when a call ... morePREM, that flashing screen normally appears when you have the phone in silent mode.
It's actually a good feature because if you are in the same room with the phone, you get to know there's an incoming call even though there's no sound coming from the speaker.
Does it happen to your phone when it's NOT in silent mode ?
PEOPLE if you are a BIG FAN of voice dialling and voice commands then DON'T upgrade to 6.01 because there's a bug in it which makes the phone reboot when you try to intiate these voice features.
It doesn't matter to me much because I don't use them.
Stick to 5.00 or 5.50 until a fix is out for this bug if you love these voice features.
Dani, 27 Jun 2008I was Joking about me selling my 6300, i still have it !!!!!!!! muahahahaaa, its to GOOD to sellyou should check out nokia n95 , now that is phone or should I say: computer
- Nice solid design
- Easily fits in your pocket and you don't have to worry about braking it or scratching it.
- Short battery life
- Cheap headset with low sound quality
- Headset often not recognised by phone
- Messy folder structure (difficult to find the files you need)
- Music player shows minimal info, can't easily browse music
- Music player stays on in background, no button to really switch it off only pause.
- Camera totally useless very low image quality even in broad daylight
- Camera very slow in taking pictures
This phone does not stand beer. Mine drowned in it and in contrast to previous Nokia phones dis one does not recover. Actually I don't really care because I was very disappointed with this phone. Also it's the kind of phone half the world will have because it's so cheap at the moment. I'd go for another model with more features or just stick with the older Nokias because they perform better than this 6500.
the original batt last only for a few hrs but i i am thinking of changing to the bl5 maybe thats gona help.
I have always been a fan of Nokia - especially the 6 series. My first one was 6230 then 6230i and now 6300. I find this type of phones as the perfect combination of business capabilities, style and a no-nonsense approach. I have another HTC PDA phone with "I am a computer" attitude. But the fact is I love using this simple yet feature packed 6300 rather than the other one. HTC is quite good. But no PDA or smart phone can ever replace the beauty of a laptop. Not even the most expensive camera phone can ever replace an entry level Canon or Olympus photo quality. So I prefer to own two separate good things rather than one bulky thing with a stylus, fooling myself into believing that this is a computer-camera-phone. For those small "no laptop, no camera" situations, the 6300 does these well within its limits.
6300 has all the good things that I loved in 6230i. Life is already complicated and I dont want my gadgets to be part of my problems. Nokia's genius is its simplicity. 6300 is no exception - But simple doesnt mean empty. It's got everything that u want. (well... what I want). A good display, enuf battery for a day or two, 1000 phone memmory, an okay kind of camera, mem card, etc.
More stylish, a very good display (even better than higher priced models like N70 and Samsungs- which usually has the best displays), nice sound, the usual Nokia ease of use, ability to select and delete contacts, etc make it a simple safe buy.
On the minus, well some people complain that the aluminium back is prone to scratches. It is- just be a little careful. Well call records is only 20 for missed, called and recd. Should be atleast 30 each. As with other Nokias, voice recording during a phone call produces a beep sound that can be heard by the other party. This is good and bad. Good that you wont be taken for a ride, by someone whom you shout at. Bad that we cant record that loussy credit card or some other offer or something else without the other party knowing about it. Another bad point is that the phone is quite low priced now. What happens to any good thing that is priced low? Every tom dick and shaly will be owning it!
Yet, its a very good buy - like an iphone at one fifth its price.
All in all a wonderful phone.
Appreciate if could tell me how to stop the rapid flashing screen with light when a call comes as it's very annoying to read the caller's number.
Just wanted to tell you I REAL love my 6300 except for just one shortcoming - BATTERY LIFE. I Wish I could get a long lasting battery for dis 4ne. Otherwise I am forced to always move with a spare battery. ANY SOLUTION GUYS?
I was Joking about me selling my 6300, i still have it !!!!!!!!
muahahahaaa, its to GOOD to sell
Ian, 26 Jun 2008Hi Original_Jamaican,
I have a quick query for you. The version I have is 4.2. I have tried... moreTo IAN:
It's unfortunate that you aren't able to easily upgrade.
I tried your product code on Nokia's Software update webpage and I got this error: Sorry, there is no software currently available for that product code via the Nokia Software Update tool.
You can reach that part of the site by going to: http://europe.nokia.com/link?cid=EDITORIAL_528996#. I gave you this address so you can quickly check for updates in the future without connecting your phone to a PC.
There's a solution to your problem but it may void your warranty if you aren't careful.
There's a software called Nemesis Service Suite. It's a easy download via Yahoo or Google search. You can use this software to change your product code and get 6.01. I used this exact product code to get 6.01 because my original code showed 5.50 as the latest.
After updating your phone with the new product code REMEMBER to change it back to your original product code. You will find the original product code on the label below the battery.
If you don't assign back the original code to your phone, in the future, if you should ever need to take your phone to a Nokia Care Centre, even though your phone may be under warranty they will give it back to you right away and tell you that you altered internal settings. That's why I told you that this modification can void your warranty.
The product code to get 6.01 is: 0537626
Hope everything works out smoothly for you. Please report back here and let me know how things turned out.
to those who changed their battery to bl5c: how long can your phone last compared to with the orig battery?
what's the latest firmware? 6.1 or 6.01?
6300's rear casing (metal) looks good but very slippery. does anyone changed their casing or made something that solved this problem?
sorry for my numerous questions. hope to hear from anyone who can answer these. thanks and have a steady day.
yeah, update your software version to 6.1
it would reduce the consumption of your battery and your battery would last for 2 days ( if yew use it roughly )
Original_Jamaican, 11 Jun 2008You can play MP4 files but a few factors have to be in place. First of all your MP4 clips have... moreHi Original_Jamaican,
I have a quick query for you. The version I have is 4.2. I have tried to update via nokia updater & pc suite and it tells me that there are no updates available!! My product code is 0537679. Is that the problem and is there another way around this?
Any help would be appreciated
Original_Jamaican, 24 Jun 2008If mine DOESN'T SOUND HOLLOW and DOESN'T GET HOT do you expect me to tell people that it sound... morei thought very well before what i said to you and i mean it. 6300 isn't all that good phone except for it's cosmetic looks.
Original_Jamaican, 25 Jun 2008To BRYAN: Sorry to hear that all your experiences with 6300 were bad ones. No overheatin... moreyour phone seems to be a god sent gift to you. doesn't become hot and battery lasts long. WOW! how lucky.
Original_Jamaican, 20 Jun 2008To SWEETIE: Not everybody have battery issues. I don't. Buy the phone with confidence. If p... moreis the ceramaic whte model not availaible in market anymore???and ya..i don think black model gives such a steel finish...? does it? so i am goin for silver black....