You have two choices, 6300 and 6233. Avoid any other brand for peace of mind. They just aren't as strong or pleasing as Nokias.
Based on what I have read all over the internet, the 6233 seems to be a damn good phone, I have NEVER used a 6233 before, but I would go with the 6300. It's newer, fresh and has revised features.
The 6300 uses S40 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 which means it have a few more additions over the 6233.
The 6300 is lighter in weight, certainly easier to carry around at 91 grams opposed to the 6233's weight of 110 grams.
The 6300 has a better screen with 16.7 million colours...in fact of all the phones you asked about the 6300 is the ONLY phone with so many colours. If you saw the display in person you would BUY the phone immediately. It's CRYSTAL CLEAR!!!!!! and you won't find a better screen anywhere else, whether it be HD TV or LCD flat panel monitors...you will find that exact statement being said on ALL phone sites be it the official reviews or user reviews.
Other than the PERFECT screen it has a MiniUSB port which means you can use your digital camera cable, memory card reader cable etc. and use it with the phone...no need for special cables which costs a lot of money...any regular USB cable will work.
The 6300 phonebook can hold up to 1,000 contacts while the 6233 can only store 500 contacts.
The 6300 supports H.264 which is the High Definition video codec used for Blueray Discs which is supposed to produce higher quality than DVD.
These are just a few reasons why I would choose the 6300 over the 6233. However, I will make it clear that whichever of these Nokia phones you choose, you won't be disappointed. One more thing, the 6300 is the number one selling phone for 2007. Go and get 2007's bestseller!
You can read all about it right here: http://iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/02/business/EU-FIN-EARNS-Finland-Nokia.php
It SUPPORTS A2DP. When you play music through the Music Player and go to options you see an option to stream the music using bluetooth.
Furthermore I just copied something from GSMArena's review, check it out below and read the VERY LAST LINE of the KEY features.
attractive yet conservative design
16M colors TFT display with QVGA resolution
Series 40 3rd Edition user interface
2 megapixel camera
microSD memory card slot
standard miniUSB connector
2.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth with A2DP profile support
So CHRIS you obviously DIDN'T check out the review.
does anyone knowe if it supportsd A2DP because some people say it deos and this website says it doent... reply back ASAP
I've upgrade my Nokia 6300 from V4.71 to V5.00 and found my favourite function to be gone (press # key and change profile between General and Silent mode)?
to the guy who replied to abdullah-
it says so at the on batteries bed.
When it comes on to S60 phones don't blame Nokia for the firmware problems because the Symbian OS wasn't created by Nokia, the company who creates the Symbian software, licenses their software to Nokia and Nokia put their GUI on top of it which gives it that Nokia interface look. Other phone manufacturers have license to use the Symbian OS as well, like Sony Ericsson just to name a few...the P800 and P900 from Sony Ericsson uses Symbian as well. You will find that all these Symbian phones tend to be buggy / glitchy and they are all unstable. Use a phone like Nokia 6300 to judge Nokia because the 6300 uses Nokia's very own Operating System...Don't use Symbian to judge any manufacturer because the OS itself is buggy.
Continue posting your findings my friend.
yes we do, that biggish hole at the bottom of the phone is the 2.5mm audio jack where the supplied audio headset connects to
we dont get a 2.5 mm audio jack with the phone as given in the review
to ORIGINAL JAMAICAN (cont), many firmware problems it died in the end, i was debating to ditch nokia n try another brand, but when i saw this beauty from nokia on the market, its style impressed me straight away n i didnt need a second choice n im glad i bought it i recomend it to ANYBODY i say very well done to NOKIA
to ORIGINAL JAMAICAN my phone was manufacted in HUNGARY but when i first had the phone it had firmware v.4.75 so i had to download firmware v.5.00 after doing that i found it improved my battery n also improve the performance, i am a music man :-) but i must say i have taken a few photos with the camera n the quality is v good, im very impressed with this phone its OUTSTANDING my last phone was the nokia N80 m this beats that by miles it had so
I can see you are a music man while I'm more of a camera man (smile). I love my music though even though I don't really like using headsets. The last time I used headsets constantly was when walkmans, the ones that used cassettes, was around. For the most part, there was no other choice but to use them. With these new generation of phones, I rather listening to music through the loudspeaker BUT when I get home I will pull the little bag that the headsets are in and see how good they sound. I know the stereo widening feature is effective when the headsets are connected because I read it in the manual.
It's good to that the music features is on the same par as the SE W800. This truly tells me that the 6300 is a good all around phone because the camera takes excellent pictures too.
WAZOMBO out of curiosity what which country was your 6300 manufactured and what version firmware does it have ?
Keep sending your tips, whether it be music or otherwise. Take care.
to MAT to update ur phone to v.5.00 do not use the nokia updater software download it directly from ur phone instead, u will find phone updates option in ur phone settings , this will conndect u to nokia n should give u firmware v.5.00 it will b as an application n u need to install it just follow the instructions n u should b ok.
no problemo Original Jamaican, also when listening to music with the supplied audio headset if u select STEREO WIDENING to ON in the media section this enhances the audio output of the phone n gives a sound boost, n i must say after doing that the sound through the standard headset is near enough as good as my se w800 n thats with using 3.5mm headset, i must try bluetooth stereo headphones n c what they r like, this is an UNBELIEVABLE phone.
Thanks for the tip. I fooled around the equalizer but didn't go indepth to realise it greatly increased the volume. Most times I just leave everything at the middle because if you follow equalizers you will constantly play with it telling yourself that you can get better fine tuning so I just leave everything in the middle. I will try what you said to see how much louder it gets.
This phone is a good replacement for any phone you had previously. It's new, fresh and filled with modern features. Go for it, you WON'T regret it.
hi!iv been changing fons like every two weeks,from high end fons to an average one but this nokia 6300 definitely suits me pretty well.if u want a lightweight and a very good fon,better buy this one..
Got the Nokia updater software and it says my phone is already up to date, I have version 4.70. How can I get version 5?
in the pre set graphic equalizer where u can adjust the frequency bars if u set all 5 to full u will b amazed how louder the sound goes, its quite impressive n hardly any distortion.
Also, whichever version you decide to go with ensure that you have firmware v5.00 it corrects a few things and is said to improve the battery life.
I purchased my unit in late August and it came with v5.00. There's nothing to complain about with my Hungarian set.
The ONLY one you need to avoid is the 'Made by Nokia' version. 'Made by Nokia' means it was Asian/Chinese made which doesn't use high-end components like the European versions.
With the 'Made by Nokia' version you will see that the picture quality is not as high as the Euro versions also the sound quality is not as clear or loud as the Euro version. The Made by Nokia version however bundles a leather pouch to keep the phone in and that's the ONLY bonus. It's your decision if you want to choose quantity over quality, the choice is yours.
Mine was made by Hungary and it's excellent in every area!