FIRMWARE UPDATE on Vodafone branded 6300,Purchased new in Australia March/08. Yes mine came with the 4.71 Firmware and there was no upgrade available for it until today 10th/April/08 so i did upgrade it to the 6.01 that was available.
This upgrade seems good so far as all features are working as before, I have noticed that the voice recorder playback certainly has heaps more volume than previously.
As yet i am not aware of any other improvements yet.
Can anyone comment on any advantages that i may notice thanks....
I have a 6234, which is older than the 6300, but beats this phone in video record/playback cause mine records at 240*320 and 480*640 resolution and it has 3G as well. It's got nice looks so it fits for ladies. I just want to know from all Nokia people where can I download nice free themes for all the Nokias with 240*320 screen(S40v3) especially the iPhone, Windows and Linux themes. I got my old ones from twilightwap.com and some games & applications from GetJar.com. I can't sign up to the Nokia website and forum, I would be happy if anyone can respond to this. De Just One from South Africa.
Hey guys i'm from Queensland in Australia.
I just bought a Matte Black Nokia 6300 and i'll let you guys know yes it does have streaming bluetooth audio. It connects to my JVC KD-BT1 car cd-tuner and plays songs through my head deck but you have to control the music via the mobile. Before buying this phone from k-mart i contacted nokia and asked if this phone has A2DP and this was their reply:
In response to your email, below is the list of phone models that are compatible to Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth profile:
5300 Xpress Music
5310 Xpress Music
5610 Xpress Music
Hence, the Nokia 6300 is compatible with the A2DP Bluetooth profile. The Nokia 6233 on the other hand, is not compatible with this Bluetooth profile.
Hope this helps you guys with your purchase!!
oh and p.s the matte black looks heaps better then the silver-black version and also this is a really good phone and comes with opera-mini and a bluetooth presentation tool and all the stuff you'd need to get you going and its well priced at AUS $199 but its locked to the vodafone network. Email me if you have any other queries with gsmarena in the subject title.
Battery isnt good try a sony or 5310 youll see difference.
Its a free world an theres no copyright on original. People get narky over petty things. 6300 is ok but theres better phones on market now the battery life is atrocious.
mad phone i got the platinum series with 3.2 megapixels with flash 3d surround sound stereo wlan and gps
Glad to hear that everything worked out for you.
To 6300 USER:
It's said that firmware v5.00 will increase battery performance.
I never had any battery problems with my phone from day one. I don't need to charge my phone on a daily basis.
On Sunday I charged my phone, made a few short calls and it didn't show a reduction in battery life until late yesterday (Monday) evening and that was because I was playing a lot of music.
Once I made a 2 hour call, hung up and received another call shortly after, which I spent another 2 hours on. As you can see, I have no battery issues.
More than likely you will get firmware 5.50 when you check for updates but that should do the job just the same.
Can you please tell me how to save battery charges ??
Its not keep 4 hours back up .. iam very sad
I'd like to give a comparison of my 8months old 6300 and few days old MotorokrE6.No critisism only opinion.1)design-6300's display looks bigger than it is in reality.smaller area of keypad gives less tactile feedback.camera looks somewhat empty.lack of side buttons decreases user friendlyness.E6 feels solidly built and very user friendly.display needs protecter.2)display-6300 is unbeatable.E6 seems washed out.3)phonebook-6300 looses to E6 but only for not being a nonOS/nonPDA.4)messaging-takes me only few minutes to type with 6300.E6 is not so in this sector though passable.5)camera-6300 gives quite a fight with E6 even without macromode but looses seriously in the video sector.6300:QCIF(176*144,15fps,3gp).E6:CIF(352*288,15fps,MPEG4).6)corresponding method-both are equal though E6 doesn't have HSCSD.7)games and appications-both are appropriate but 6300's game availabity is more than E6.8)media-E6 supports rm,screen is larger and playback is smoother.6300 supports H.264.but the yellow and red color seemed overprocessed and blurry to me.9)browsing-browsing on E6 is a pleasure indeed as its linuxOS doesn't have any viruses.6300 has OperaMini preinstalled and not bad for a java phone.10)battery-6300 is good for calling,sending SMS,music.browsing and movies drains the battery very fast even without multitasking capabilities.E6 has more longer battery life.the 6300 is a phone for 'like it,than get it'people.E6 makes u think before u buy.within 2011,38% of worlds cellphones will be smartphones and among them the majrity would be touch oriented ones.also Windows and Linux will replace Symbian.if u r in a non 3G area than E6 can be your ideal partner.6300 has become very common in thd hands of people.its features are very common now-a-days.but the purchase is up to you.THNX
To: Original_Jamaica & Dee
Thanks for the response. I just figure it out that the store where I bought my 6300 replaced the free 128mb to 1gb..That's why I couldn't find the games but anyway I came back to the store, they download many games on my nokia6300...now i'm so happy.
Is there is a firmware that the battery will last longer?
thx. reply asap.
hey does anyone know what is a cell info display on the nokia 6300 thanks
my officemate just bought a 5310 yesterday and boy was i amazed! at first glance u would easily notice it's sleek and stylish design. anyone could fall in love with it at first sight. anyway, i was lucky enough that my officemate let me borrow it for a couple of hours and was able to compare it side by side with my 6300. here are my observations:
ON LOOKS AND GENERAL FEEL:
-the 5310 is more stylish, trendy, sexy. the 6300 is rather classy, discrete, and professional looking.
-when compared side-by-side the 5310 definitely appears smaller.
-the 5310 feels quite fragile since most parts are made of plastic. the 6300 gives a more sturdy, solid feel because of its stainless steel finish.
-the 6300's loudspeaker is louder. however, the 5310 produces richer, "true" stereo sound. the 6300 sounds like mono.
-the 5310's side volume keys sometimes wouldn't work. restarting the phone would fix it.
-the 6300's camera is definitely better. pictures appear sharper and colors are more balanced. this is a wonder considering they are both 2MP.
-5310 has no "night mode".
-panning and scanning with the 6300's camera is smoother.
-snapshots take twice as long for the 5310 to be processed compared to the 6300. this probably means the 6300 has a faster CPU(?).
considering all these i would say the 5310 is for the hip and trendy who are after looks and loves music a lot. for everything else, i think the 6300 is the better choice (although i might be biased).