If you like the idea of a phone which has a high enough spec that youre not laughed out of the conference room, but that isnt needlessly flashy or hopelessly fashionable, then the Nokia 6300 is for you. Smart stainless steel panels hide Nokias user-friendly S40 interface, a 2 megapixel camera and a very capable music player, making the 6300 the choice of the sophisticated mobile connoisseur.
Why You Should Buy The 6300
Simple but stylish stainless steel body, with a great screen and tactile, sensibly sized keys.
A fine music player with the option to use your own headphones or the rather unfittingly loud external speaker!
The 2 megapixel camera is great for taking fun snaps and video.
Expandable memory with a MicroSD card up to 2GB in size.
Few will fail to be entranced by the look of the Nokia 6300; it really is a fabulous looking handset. The screen is 2.2 and displays a resolution of 240x320 and 16.7 million colours making it glorious to look at and the keypad is standard 12-key in a 3x4 layout, with each key given just the right amount of real estate to cater for any finger size.
For once, Nokia have made a slim and light phone, realising not everyone wants a 130 gram weight in their pocket all day. The 6300 weighs just 91 grams, not bad considering its stainless steel panels, and measures an almost perfect 106x43x11.7mm. It fits in your palm comfortably and feels the right side of high quality, and looks the part too. All these points sound so basic dont they? However its amazing how many times manufacturers get them wrong!
Under the Skin
Just because it doesnt make the tea, it doesnt mean Nokia have skimped on the features. The camera may be a basic affair, but the pictures taken in daylight outside are of good quality and the video looks great too. The 6300 may not have dedicated music buttons, but dont think the player is an after thought as it sounds excellent and the inclusion of a 2.5mm jack plug makes adding your own headphones simple.
The 6300s business aspirations are confirmed with the absence of any other fluff, theres just a calculator (with full scientific mode for a change), voice memo and the normal organiser and calendar features. Of course Bluetooth is present, as is a slot for adding a MicroSD card to increase the phones memory.
Summary of the Nokia 6300
The Nokia 6300 is a bit like the Ford Mondeo or mobile phones, its straightforward, reliable and youll see them everywhere, but at the same time its stylish and its full of exciting features. The good thing is the 6300 doesnt need anything to improve it, it makes and receives calls with the highest quality sound, has every feature you really need, plus it looks, feels and performs like a far higher priced model. Is there a better recommendation?
2 Megapixel Camera
7.8MB internal memory
microSD Card Slot (TransFlash) (up to 2GB)
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Stereo FM Radio
Dimensions: 106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm
Weight: 91 grams
Standby Time: Up to 348hrs
Talk Time: Up to 3hrs 30mins
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Effectively making this phone £26 plus the top up!