NOKIA 6303i classic REVIEW
Nokia today announced the Nokia 6303i classic, a sophisticated and compact device that follows in the footprints of the Nokia 6303 classic and builds on the proven formula that made Nokia the world leader in mobile phones. The device is great value for money with its amazing feature list and an estimated retail price of EUR 105, before taxes and subsidies.
The 6303i classic now comes stomaching enhanced battery talents, enabling you to make up to 8 hours of calls. It’s also capable of letting you listen to around 30 hours of music via its built-in music player and FM radio, and will sit tight for over three weeks on standby.
Extending its rack of communication tools, the 6303i supports instant messaging for enhanced social savviness. It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, geared up for easily sharing your sharp snaps online.
We touched on the topic of refinement a few weeks ago and it’s place in mobile innovation and development cycle, and the 6303i classic is certainly another example of this to sit alongside the likes of the similarly honed E72. What do you think?
The 6303i classic begins shipping in selected territories this quarter.
The 6303i uses the S40 6th edition user interface. The interface is simple and intuitive. There is not much change in the UI over its predecessor 6303. The home screen has got slight make over, which features usual status reading like signal & battery status, caller ID. When the keypad is locked, if you press end key, it shows time and date. The menu system also got some renovation. The new mode displays a single icon at a time. The interface is boring as the icons lack the animations. Since it lacks multitasking, you can’t minimize java apps like Opera browser and do other tasks.
The Nokia 6303i Classic offers connectivity in the form of GPRS and EDGE, both of which are class 32. Micro-USB and blue tooth are also included as standard and offer additional connectivity options. The handset comes with an internal memory capacity of 55 MB, with a 2 GB card included in most packages, whilst for further memory capacity the existing microSD card slot and relevant cards can be used to increase capacity up to 16 GB.
The handset offers an impressive 2.2 inch TFT display screen which offers impressive levels of colour variance by virtue of its 16 million colour options. The handset offers the alternative of either ring or vibration alerts as well as the ability to utilise existing MP3 files as ringtones. The phone also comes with a speakerphone which provides effective hands free communication in addition to a 3.5 mm audio jack which offers the option of personal listening, should this be desired or required.
The Classic Nokia 6303i is an impressive handset, styled in a popular style with a range of functionality that makes it a viable option for many.
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2010, February
Status Available. Released 2010, March
Dimensions 108.8 x 46.2 x 11.7 mm, 57 cc
Weight 96 g
Type TFT, 16M colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches
Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Phonebook 2000 entries, Photocall
Call records 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal 55 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 8GB, 2GB included, buy memory
GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, dual LED flash
Video Yes, QVGA@8fps; QCIF@15fps
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games 8 + Downloadable
Colors Steel, Matt Black, Chestnut, Illuvial pink, White on Silver, Khaki on Gold
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
- Nokia Maps 2.0
- H.263/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- Flash Lite 3.0
- Voice memo/dial