I own this phone, ans I've kept it for more thatn 6 months...
All I can say is the phone is great. Its looks are terrific, and when I first saw it, I thought it was for me.
I can say as pros:
-Screen= Undoubtedly one of the best screen's I've ever seen on a device of such range...adequate size, well balanced in color contrast, shiny and readable under direct sun light...
-Form factor: I love this design, as I am a boy! Pleasantly elegant 4 my taste...People 'round me think da phone is just HOT...And I love candybars anyways!!!!
-S40= Good Platform...Telephony is more than acceptable...I LOVE Nokia PC Suite
-Metallic case: ...cellphones will always drop from ur hand, so Nokia's always been solid and 6300 isn't an exeption.
-Keypad: manageable, althouh it is made of plastic...lovely for texters, no matter fingers size...
-Generally: 6300 is great for me...well balanced functions, decent built in speaker so the ring is loud enough in almost all conditions...mini USB, 2.5 jack...good signal generally speaking (altough this may be subjective 4 U...if U have SE....LOL!!!!) great with Opera Mini 4.0, many downloadable apps on Java are available such as Ebuddy, games, translators...and so..If U dont rely upon WiFI conections, nor VoIP, nor GPS, nor HUGE but moderate mobile storage capacities, nor stoundish pics... then go 4 6300!!!
I could cite some BIG cons:
-Battery life!!!!: Man, BL 4C sucks in this device =(
-NO FLASH....Terrible...U maybe know wot I'm talkin' 'bout... I mean: C'mon NOKIA...you can´t use flash AT ALL, nor even use it as a light..it's just not there...
-NO cover 4 camera lens...BAD
-Camera: not the greatest 2mp camera, as I said no flash, and NO Autofocus, no dedicated button...it could have been better...BUT pics on sunlight aren't that bad...so do not expect the best taken pics from it...
-NO USB charge: thumbs down...=(
-2GB micro sd expansion supported ONLY: thumbs down too! even 5310 gets more than that...BUT, hot swap is possible...just to say...=)
-No IRda:....but...U know...wot for anyways??? jaja...
so...I ve been told that using a BL4C baterry may improve this horrible battery life BIG con...if you manage to instal it inside its space....
aside from this, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL...I consider myself a Nokia fan...
I am genuine an my advice is if you play santana your phone will break im afraid!
HEY @ O_J Yes genuine original, My Santana tone is mp3 that i put in p/c via CD.
But if you have lost yr original ringtones i may be able to send u, if i retain them as u say.
Regarding 2GB MEMORY i have it installed in my 6300 and there is no problems with speed and it does not cause any hanging as it works very well.
I have this fone and it's consider the best fone. Everything is good...I think Nokia has been doing well in the industry but now...I am into Samsung more than Nokia. Samsung has its touch screen but Nokia don't have! And I feel this fone Nokia 6300 is the best fone ever!
Everything is perfect!! SMS, ringtones and volume are loud~ Good phone and I should recommend u to purchase this fone as it's still new...=)
The 5th edition is miles better than 3rd it shows you whos text or rung on the banner i prefer it myself the slides amazing phone
The 6300, 6500 classic and 6500 slide are all similar. The only main difference with the new 6500 series is the enhanced s40 OS which is now at it's 5th stage. The differences between the OS is minor. One of the good things about S40v5 is that you get a 2,000 contact phone book, opposed to 1,000 contacts with s40v3.
The 6500 classic DOESN'T come with a memory card which is a big turn off for me. Even though it comes with 1GB internal memory I still rather phones with card slots...for various reasons, with the main reason being that you can increase memory capacity when you have a card slot.
If I should get a 2GB SD card for my 6300 then right there I have twice more memory than the 6500 classic.
In my opinion the 6500 slide is a better buy than the classic as you get a tad bit larger screen, adequate internal memory + memory card slot. A higher megapixel camera at 3.2MP with VGA video and autofocus, 3G (even though many operators still doesn't support 3G) and TV out and a battery which is supposed to give you up to 6 hours worth of talk time. That is 2hrs. 30mins. more than 6300.
The only disadvantage with 6500 slide is that it weighs quite a bit more than 6300 and 6500 classic.
If you can tolerate a weight of 125 grams then get the 6500 slide.
6500 slide is much better than 6300 3.2 mega pixel camera 5th edition software 3g just to heavy
6500 Classic - Nice Fashion Phone Only.
6500 Slide - Great Multimedia Phone.
6300 is Equally Great.
whats your opinion on 6500? appreciate your advice on pros and cons as i am planning to go for it as i can never stick with one mobile.
The highest SAR value of 6300 under the ICNIRP guidelines for use of the device at the ear is 0.57 W/kg and Nokia 7500 prism 0.41 W/kg.
NOKIA 4 LIFE....I have just received my 6300 from TMobile and have an issue with the battery life. Will post later with more in detail requests
To DR. SQUASH:
Since you aren't familiar with sending tones tell me which site you got the Santana tone from...if you got it from a site.
To DR. SQUASH:
Don't worry my friend. When you send a tone a copy remains on your phone.
So the only 3rd party tone you are currently using is 'smooth' by Santana right ?
The others you use come with the phone, correct ?
@....Original_Jamaican I am using "Roadster.aac" in my profile called ( Disco )"With Rock.aac" as my message alert tone on this profile with vib on.
The other loud ringtone is called "Pick it up.aac" I am using Rock.aac as my message tone on most profiles because it starts out soft and builds up to a nice loud finale.
I am using "Smooth" by Santana mp3 as a ringtone on my general profile.
To be honest i have not learned to send any tones as yet and i have never been sent any.
If i send them will they be deleated from my phone ? Sorry as i am not p/c or phone literate, as i am new to civilised life as i have been living in the bush.
when i buy my 6300 that memory card that was given to me is 512, much higher to the normal 128 mem available in the package, however i still want a bigger memory...since it says it can support a 2 gig memory, will it be a good idea? since the sales person told me to buy only 1 gig because it may hang if i use a 2 gig memory....is that so? but why it says it can support a 2gig?