the one thing that a lot of people would agree with the nokia6300 is the elegant yet simple look..it's slim cheek design is admirable about it...the only problem is the battery life..if you keep texting, calling, taking pictures, videos and playing music, it would probably last for a good 12-14hrs...but then again it has a great quality for taking pictures which i definitely love.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
This is what came with mine when I purchased the phone from T-Mobile. Buying the phone from another provider or sim free may have more/different accessories.
Nokia 6300 mobile phone (the phone itself, front and back cover, keypad and battery)
Hands free kit
Nokia software cd
No data cable was included so I purchased it separately. I thoroughly recommend getting one. I know in the Asian market an official Nokia case/pouch comes with the phone. It does help protect it alot. I had to buy one separately as one didn't come with the phone. Well worth it and it looks good.
Very sleek and attractive. Nice screen size. There are two lights on the side of the phone that flash when a text message has been received or if you have missed a call.
Very light and easy to hold.
If you've used a Nokia before then you won't even need to look at the manual as it's so simple. Even a complete beginner will get used to the phone in a matter of hours. This is what makes Nokia the best manufacture in the world.
Here are just some of the best features of the phone:
2 mega pixel camera (which can take around 250 pictures based on a 128 MB memory card. I'm sure it can hold more pictures if a higher capacity memory card is inserted into the phone),
video camera (which can record up to 1 hour and 50 minutes of video based on a 128 mb memory card. I'm sure it can record more if a higher capacity memory card is inserted into the phone),
audio player (which can play multiple formats including the ever popular mp3 format),
bluetooth 2.0 (brilliant for sending and receiving files and for the wireless headsets),
fm stereo radio (great when you're on the move),
html internet (useful if you want to check up something when you're not near a computer),
themes (excellent way of personalising the phone),
flight mode (useful if you want to use the phone on an aeroplane or if you’re near any other radio controlled equipment. all network features will be disabled but you can do things like listen to music or play a game if you want to,
usb port (great for connecting the phone to a pc and using nokia pc suite to transfer and upload files between the phone and the pc).
It also has the other basic Nokia features e.g. games, alarm clock, calculator etc. This time they are much better on a 3rd generation phone. The phone is also tri-band which means it will work anywhere in the world.
1) The battery life. Depending on how much you will use this phone, battery life will either be good, average or terrible. I usually have to charge every 3 days and I always wait till the battery is completely dead as it prolongs its life. I have read that some people have to charge it every day which is obviously an inconvenience. Another way to look upon it is that as phones are so much more advanced now and with all the high tech features they poses i'm sure that it consumes more battery life than the 2g phones from 6, 7 years ago and before. I'm sure that this isn't the only phone which requires a charge more frequently than older phones.
2) The camera. 2 mega pixels certainly isn't that great and with some phones having at least 5 or more this gets blown out of the water. I have noticed that if you use the camera in the dark or in dim light then the pictures will look grainy and of low quality. There is a night mode which does help a bit. If you take a picture in a well lit room or even outside in daylight then you won't be able to tell it was taken on a 2 mega pixel camera as the quality is excellent.
3) The front cover. The screen and the buttons above the main keypad have a delicate area as it easily picks up smudge marks and finger prints. This does get annoying but wiping it with a gentle cloth will remove them.
Sim Free or Network:
If you plan on using the phone with only one network then buy the phone on pay as you go/contract with the network of your choice. In the UK the phone retails the cheapest at £79.99 on pay as you go and is usually free on a contract/subscription when beginning a new one or getting an upgrade. I don't recommended getting mobile phones unlocked as it validates the warranty and can make the phone operate incorrectly.
If you want the phone unbranded/sim free (e.g. phone will work on any network in the world then you should get it straight from Nokia which costs £134 in the UK). I recommend getting it this way as the phone will work on any network and you don't have any annoying network logos or any of the features missing.
If you want a phone which has brilliant features, looks great and is at an affordable price then this is the phone for you. If you are bothered by the battery life problem or you can afford to spend more on a phone then perhaps you should look elsewhere.
Thanks for reading.
Fantastic!! also if anyone is buying on o2 in the UK curently half price (59.99) direct from them online or instore if u want a bargain for christmas
yah! the battery life really sucks! but i like the style and features of this phone, but the only problem is the battery life.
the camera is not good it really needs flash!
I m using nokia 6300 but dont know 1- if there is lock or password protection for sms 2- how sms will be saved on sim card
3- how would outgoing calls will be password protected
I am using 6300 Phone. But recently the memory card started not functioning. Please advise why?
nice design but the battery is so bad, i need to charge it at home and office in the same day
is the battery life really that bad ??
i like the design and wanna buy this phone..
but if the battery is suck, then i need to reconsider my choice..
i really like this Nokia 6300,very stylish, sleek, 2mgpxel camera & specially the mp3 player..the battery life last long.doesn't matter wat other pipol said negative about this phone.they never satisfied.
it is very good in styles,the thickness,sounds,2megapiel caera and 8digital zoom 6300 is the great in thickness and small..
Nokia E61i has very long battery life. And if you're a business man, it will suit you're needs well. Buy that phone, and soon you will eat your own words!
best phone if your not sms alot or call alot because the battery will die about an hour of moderate using
just a poor battery phone
This phone is good, battery last me for 2-3day at least. even i play song for continuously 4hr, it still able to last for another 8hr standby time. for the sound, it was good, but u have to loading wif real good quality MP3 file. I like it music player most cos it able to pair wif my bluetooth headset... what is da wonderfull ting on this phone is...u try to capture any pic of 0.3mp cam from other phone, and view it wif 6300. it damm clear to view with the high clear resolution screen....tat da best ever phone tat i ever have.
who said it is better than all high tech phones, thats a joke, n73 is the only last nokia phone have good battery life, the the next batch of phone like n95, 6300 and 6120 etc
is a worthless battery life, it easily runs out of power, and will not satisfy a busy man
Dont understand why people complain of the battery life. It is probably better than all those high tech phones. This phone is for people who want something easy to use, durable, and looks stylish. Possibly Nokia's best ever phone. Infact it is one of the best selling handsets in the world.
i am planning to buy this phone bcoz i really like this phone.. is it true poor battery life? battary problem solved or not. please reply me.....thanks
forgot to add EXCELLENT value for money at only £59 today on o2(pay as you go)
GORGEOUS looking stylish phone!
no probs with battery whatsoever..of course its gonna run out if you talk a lot on it or listen to music a lot!