Nokia 6300 with a battery solution ?

Nokia has been pioneer in providing the most user-friendly handsets so far that even looks great. Hira my sister had this phone last year – Today I decided to write her personal opinion about this cell phone.

nokia-63001She is an M.B.B.S student , and always saw her taking snaps of the environment around her – Before asking her the reason , I thought may be its her hobby but when she told me that she is collecting these pictures for the research for her Community Medicine subject. I was surprised to know how the advancements in today’s technology can really help a MBBS student as well.

Besides collecting pictures, other advantages include a slim candy bar build and solid design. At just 91g it is as close to a featherweight as you’ll get for a phone with so much metal in its casing. A good proportion of the front fascia and the back battery cover are made of cold silver metal. The front buttons are silver plastic, while the upper third of the back of the casing, screen surround and shortcut buttons are black plastic, the latter punctuated by a silver navigation key. The color scheme and use of metal lend an air of sophistication to what is essentially a low cost, mid range handset.

It is 106.4 mm tall, 43.6 mm wide and 11.7 mm thick. That doesn’t quite match the W800i’s ‘Size Zero’ 103 x 47 x 9.4mm but it gets close enough for me, and very importantly, this phone beats the W880i hands down on the all important factor of usability.

The 6300’s main keys are sizeable and clearly marked, making fast texting unproblematic. The Nokia selection keys and Call and End keys are well spaced, and the navigation pad and its central select button are large.

The major disadvantage of the phone includes no UTMS support, and low battery. It is prone to fingerprints and it always takes the portrait orientation of images taken with the camera. Videos can only be taken at QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only. Side keys are difficult to press although the keypad of the phone itself is very convenient. Last, there is no infra red port.

Nokia 6300 has a memory card slot located under the rear plate, on the left – a happy solution allowing memory card changing without switching off the device. The slot is for microSD cards; one such of 128 MB capacity is directly available with the purchase of the phone, whose internal memory is otherwise rather limited (approximately 7.5 MB).


8 Responses to “Nokia 6300 with a battery solution ?”

  1. 1 Sarfraz Malik January 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Being a developer, i found this handset very handy and good with respect to developers point of view as well. overall processing speed is very cool. very less bugs with respect to development. As a user’s point of very its very cool, sleek and nice device to have

  2. 2 sidu January 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

    true – but the only issue is with the battery – i personally met a number of people who experienced the same experience – many of them stated the reason of silver plates used in the coating – may be thats the issue – but i am not sure – do you have any idea if this really matters?

  3. 3 Samira Sheikh January 27, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Yep i have the same phone n also experience the low bat prob……but its other features can not be negated such picture results, PPT etc.

  4. 4 Ali February 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Nice phone. I like it!

  5. 5 Dilawer February 22, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Overall it is quite a nice phone with a simple yet elegant and beautiful design. The specifications are good in its price range. The phone is performing very well, but the battery is not upto the mark. There are two reasons for less battery backup:

    1)16.7 million colour display. Such a brilliant display consumes a lot of battery hence it is drained quickly.

    2)Slim design. The phone is quite thin (11.7 mm) hence Nokia had to place a thin battery in it. High ampere battery needs more space.

  6. 6 Passerby March 25, 2009 at 7:19 am

    i have been using this phone for year or so. I never found any other mobile as classy or comfartable as this one. Its handy and keys are very easy to use.
    Battery is main concern.
    To save battery you can follow this simple method.
    Use the red button evertime you lock the keypad, This will set the mobile into power saving mode. It will not give you big save on battery but it is surely a good habit to follow.


  7. 7 sidu March 25, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Thank you for sharing this information. I hope many of the readers followed the solution from your comment 🙂

  8. 8 Shakeel Akbar March 31, 2009 at 5:40 am

    This is complete business phone, i like it espasically it has excellent WAP browser…

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