I read a lot of these posts before I bought my 6300. After I received it in hand and fooled around with it, I realised that what many of the opinionists said here was crap...at least the ones who say the battery life is short with v5.00.
If I were to follow these people I would have missed out on a wonderful phone. DON'T let rumours lead you astray. Nokia beats SE any day!
i was considering buying this phone, coz at the time it seemed a decent phone but after reading somd post some of the comments r quite off putting regarding battery problems and so on, so ive made my choice and i will be buying the se k850 when it becomes avaliable, which will undoubtably b the PHONE OF THE YEAR FOR 2007 10/10 !!!!
Here's a tip for you:
Did you know you can stop the USB data transfer mode by pressing the 'End' key on the phone instead of using the PC to stop it.
When you exit the mode using the phone's keypad, the little green indicator in the system tray (section of the taskbar where the time is) disappears. Also, as soon as you press the 'Exit' button on the phone's keypad the 'Removable Disk' drive disappears from 'My Computer'
To all you people who compares the 6300 to 6233.
Just like every other phone, they both have their advantages and disadvantages but I opted for the 6300 because it can store 1,000 contacts whereas the 6233 only stores up to 500. I'm coming from a Nokia 6230 which had storage capacity for 1,000 contacts so why should I downgrade to a lesser phone book ?...which would have been the case if I went with the 6233.
Wazomba my friend, that's true, phones of the year are determined by class. However, where Nokia is concerned budget phones are normally the 1xxx and 2xxx series as most of these are under $100 in any currency. Many official reviewers states that it's a mid-range phone except GSMArena's official reviewer who states it as being a high end phone (for those who haven't, please read the GSMArena review)
Wazomba, if you read the article:
you will see that Nokia regard the 6300 as a high end phone and to be honest I'm NOT at all surprised. It is stated that the Nokia 6300 is made from high quality expensive materials, as anyone who owns one can easily see and the screen is a whopping 16.7 million colours along with a high 240x320 resolution. Throw in a fantastic 2 megapixel camera (which certainly beats my co-worker 3.2MP Concorde standalone camera), a decent video recorder and an array of powerful features and it would be hard to consider this phone as a mid-range yet budget class phone. Many other brans DON'T have a 16 million colour screen even though they may cost more. Take SUGAR's beloved K850 for example, as new as it may be it has a 262,000 colour screen. In fact, based on the specifications sheet, the ONLY thing it has over the 6300 is a higher megapixel camera and it's also 27 grams heavier than Nokia 6300. SE phones have aren't durable and built quality is weak, not to mention RF reception is the worst...I DON'T need to comment on Nokia phones in the quality, reception and strength department. Wazomba this message is for everyone, wasn't directed at you entirely.
People like Nokia more than SE so don't consider SE over Nokia,they can be better in camera but overall Nokia is much better than SE,considering cameras it's much better to buy a digital camera rather than mobile phone....
to ORIGINAL JAMAICAN: ill see what i can do regarding to the cdrom, ìve had my 6300 since the end of july n ive seemed to of mislayed the it at the mo, but when i find it ill sure let u have it seeing as ive installed everything off the disk onto my laptop.
to SUGAR: I cant see how the se k850 will b phone of the year considering that its not avalìable to buy yet, but phone of the year is put into different catergorys NOKIA 6300 will b going for buget phone of the year catergory, where as the S.E K850 will b going for cameraphone of the year alög with the N95 and the SAMSUNG G600
Read this before you judge the powerful Nokia 6300. I say things based on facts NOT assumption!
Nokia 6300 cant be the Best selling Phone of 2007 ??
there's loads of other Phone's out there better then this thing .....its NOT even Phone of the Year 2007 .
thatl be a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K850i..............!
LUDICROUS POSTS: ive just been reading through some of these comments and i must say some are rather COMICAL :-), I.E reffering to the bossman, theres no chance in hell his battery wud dìe after 30mins, even when i had old firmware it lasted all day, n he's wrong about the headphones coz ive been using them with the 3.5mm adapter.
I see you have been listening to lots of music with your 6300. All I can say is mind you blast your ears off :-)
Wazomba, due to mispackaging I didn't get the bundled CD with my brand new 6300. Some may not think of it as a big deal whether they get the CD or not but I was hoping you could send me a copy of yours or even send me the original if you have no use for it. Thanks.
to ORIGINAL JAMAICAN, hello matey :-) hope ur keepìng well, no more findings yet but when i do i will post them for the true 6300 LOVERS, i must say im very impressed with the battery performance now after upgrading to v05.00 fimware, also ive found when using the nokia 3.5mm headphone adapter n using SONY DYNAMIC heaphones the musìc quality is excellent, they give u lots of bass especìally wìth STEREO WIDENING set to on!!
6300 & 6233 both are good handsets,you can't say which one is better,All I really want to say just enjoy your handset whether it is 6300 or 6233....
Ive had 3 nokia 6300 1st was acidently dropped in water but till then workd fine!2nd kep switchin itself off wen listenin 2 music or setting a theme the 4.75 firmware. This 3rd 1 5.00 firmware its fantastic it hasnt switchd itself off once gr8 litl fone my baterys fine 2 i had 6233 4 8 months an wen mp3 was playd it kept switchin off an tok 4eva 2 open memory card the baklightin drove me mad 2 8 secs only the 6300 4 me is miles better the 6233 camera 2 me is miles beter i dont ned 3g etc i love my 6300
WAZOMBA my friend, anymore findings ? (smile)
I tried the headset over the weekend as I said I would and the music playback is quite nice and DEAFENING through the earphones. I can't imagine anything sounding better.
For those of you people who want a louder ring, put on some 3rd party music and you will be pleased. I put on Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and it is damn loud! I'm sure I can find even louder than that.
Well bossman I have no problems and I'm VERY SURE the majority of people in the world who purchased this phone have no problems either. My phone was purchased straight from the Nokia factory, so I got a fresh, clean, unbranded, unlocked phone in my hands. No carrier touched it with their evil software to mess it up (smile).
Read my previous post to POPOCATEPETL as to why cell phones may have problems at times.
Also, to JUSTIFY my statement that 3/4 of the world has no problem with this phone, please read this article which states that NOKIA 6300 is 2007's MAIN bestseller.
to Origìnal Jamicon: you need to get ur facts straight, i do have a 6300 and it does have alot of problems, the worst problem is the battery , where when its on charge it overheats and the phone shuts down VERY POOR, next problem is when i make calls the phone cuts off and the phone shutsdown thats constant!!! VERY POOR. so see u r very wrong and this ìs shoddy phone and comes under the SHODDY PHONE CATEGORY!!!