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I have owned this phone for nearly three years and have had few problems with it. It is a very robust phone (has survived countless drops onto the ground, coming away with a only few scratches and dents) but has started to show its age after three years. When I bought this phone the battery would last at least a week, but over the course of the years this has been reduced to having to charge it every other day or so, and this can be reduced by phoning a lot.
The phone has many features, which include a few small games, apps, a 3.2 megapixel camera which can take pictures or short films, and can have small effects added into it. The camera is not of amazing quality, but for a phone of this type it is acceptable. The phone also has limited internet capabilities, though navigating the pages is tricky due to the small size of the phone and the fact that it is not a particularly modern phone.
To sum up, this phone is very good for what you pay. If you are not looking for a smartphone, only a relatively cheap phone for texting and phoning and maybe taking a few small pictures then this phone is great value for money, with long battery life and tough body. However, if you are looking for a more modern phone then this is not the phone for you.
I owned this phone for over a year and I had absolutely no problems with it. It was very easy to use and the thing that I liked most about it was the long battery life. Officially it has 500 hours worth battery standby standby time and 8 hours worth of talk-time which I would probably agree with. None of my previous phones had such a reliable battery.
It also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus as well as the ability to take video clips at 15 frames/second. I used the camera quite a lot and even though the images weren't magnificent, it got the job done for moments when I wanted to take a picture of text etc.. The display is a decent 2.2 inches with 16.7 million colours, making it very comfy to read and type - the size of the phone is 10.9cmx4.6cmx1.2cm. Additionally it has the loudspeaker function, a music player, radio, voice commands, mp3 ringtones, ability to send emails, vibration alert, and a very handy calendar. The phone has an internal memory of 55mb with a maximum capacity of 8GB obtained by using a microSD card inside at the side of the phone - it comes with a 2GB microSD card. I never actually listened to music with this phone since I have an mp3 player, but I wanted to point out that this phone has a handy 3.5mm headphone jack meaning you can plug in all the standard headphones.
The games included are: Bounce Tales, Brain Champion, Sudoku, Tower Bloxx/City Bloxx, Highroller Casino, Block'd, Diamond Rush, and Rally Stars.
The phone is also quite light at 96g. The back of the phone is metal and despite suffering a few drops, the phone has remained very robust. It's comfy to carry in jean pockets and I've never had to use any additional protection such as pouches to carry the phone around. The phone also has very nice rounded edges making it extremely comfortable to hold and carry. This phone is great for all the basics but it isn't a smartphone and it is not comfy at all for connecting to the internet and more complicated tasks, there is also no video calling available since it does not have 3G. The sound quality is fairly good. I really don't have complaints about this phone since the phone is inexpensive. Please bear in mind that I would give this phone 4.5 stars GIVEN the price bracket and that I purchased it with only the basic functions in mind.
The Nokia 6303 is the next generation from the popular Nokia 6300. I bought this phone second hand for £20 when I lost my Blackberry and didn't expect much from it.
To start with the phone looks classic and fits well in my hand with smooth, rounded edges. The buttons are nice to use. However, I find it impossible to text with one hand due to the spacing and shape of the phone; it just slips out of my hand. Fortunately this phone is sturdy; mine's had its fair share of drops and spills. The interface is simple with easy to navigate buttons and user-friendly menu's. Personally, a breath of fresh air compared to fiddling around with touch screens. The display is also impressive, as the screen is clear, surprisingly bright.
Although I don't use the camera much, it seems good. It has 3.2 megapixels with a flash and a video function. Only thing I don't understand here is that there isn't a torch function when it could have been so easy to put in! On the media front there is also space for a micro SD card, a music player and a particularly useful 3.5mm headphone jack which means I didn't have to bother with buying new ones.
If you're looking for a feature heavy phone - this is probably not what you are looking for. It has some useful gadgets such as email support, voice commands and all the normal games (disappointingly, no snake but I'm unsure if that applies to every 6303), flight mode, calendars, to-do list and timers applications. Unfortunately it's let down slightly by the speaker function, which is on the quiet side - the alarm is not ideal for waking up heavy sleepers.
I was very nicely surprised by the internet. One thing I became accustomed to with my old phone was the ease of hopping on the web to Google this or that. Of course, I didn't expect the same level of convenience, but the Nokia's WAP and GPRS works well and I can get on the internet quickly. There are also downloadable applications from the Novi Ovi store where I downloaded a Facebook application easily for free to fill my social networking needs.
Throughout all of this I was most impressed by the battery life. There is nothing worse than having a phone which constantly has to be charged. I'm constantly on my phone and on average charge it around every 3 days. In such a technology heavy environment where there are constantly new techno-inventions being introduced, sometimes it's refreshing to go back to good old reliable basics.
I have first gotten the Nokia 6303i Classic around two years ago, and I've been quite happy with it. Its battery lify is quite long, it support 16 gigabytes MicroSD cards, its extremly easy to use. But ofcourse I've had some problems with it, after a year of proper usage (there were no damages, falls of any sort) my camera started acting funny and I couldn't get it to work, my phone also had extreme lags for some reason, it would take 5 seconds to do a operation that I've requested it to do, although I've taken it to the repair shop and they've replaced the phone completly. Its a shame though that this phone has been more of downgraded from the regular 6303 rather than upgraded, alot of features were lost. Now, I'd also like to give a thumb up to the music player & sound quality! It is absolutely magnicificent and clear through, wwhich is awesome.
This has been one of our office phones that we use when travelling - ours has seen heavy use over the past few years.
I like the design of this phone, the black lozenge shape housing the display makes the silver metal keypad below look all dinky and compact. There's also some pleasing curves in the molding that make the phone nice to hold, as well as adding extra aesthetic impact. It's taken a few knocks during travels and sadly the black bit shows up scratches rather boldly. The battery cover is made of metal, which is very robust and hasn't scratched at all
There's a headset/handsfree jack in the bottom along with the charger jack and micro USB port for data transfer. Volume is handily located on the side, but that's it for input options.
The sound quality is quite crisp and the ear speaker hasn't deteriorated like it did on my other Nokia.
The interface is through the standard Nokia grid interface, which has been a feature of their phones since the 702, perhaps before. This is advantageous in the phone's current role, everyone I work with is familiar with the Nokia system so anybody can pick up this phone and use it without being bamboozled. The usual features are available - messaging, settings, organiser. I haven't used the camera on this much - only when taking pictures of maps etc but the resolution is good and all the standard settings appear to be usable.
There is a widget/gadget bar down one side of the display which is a newer addition, you can use the scroll buttons to navigate through the various phone settings. The features are limited so if you're looking for lots of time-wasting apps you will be disappointed.
The battery life is very good, fully charged it can last nearly a full working week, although that's only taking/making about three or four calls a day. This is very helpful if you need to use the phone as an alarm clock. Another advantage of this phone is it uses the standard Nokia charger, if you do run out of battery these are very easy to find as they appear to be homogenised for all Nokia phones.
The nokia 6303i Classic is a rework of the old Nokia 6303. The phone is a candybar shape available in solid silver colour, black/blue and silver/black. The phone is available on a good range of networks such as Orange, Vodafone, O2, T-mobile and depending on your location offers great reception and signal on all. The phone is made almost entirely of stainless steel, making it a robust and brilliant basic level phone. The phone is not touch screen, it has buttons, which are smooth, don't stick out much and easy to press even for people with large hands. The menu and layout is brilliant and simple, classic nokia style, and is very easy to use.
The phone as mentioned is available in a number of colour schemes from completely silver, to black/blue and to silver with black regions around the screen and the camera on the back. The latter I own myself and I must say in my opinion it is the best looking phone I've ever seen. The screen from corner to corner diagonally measures 5.5cm which is huge and easy to see even for people with poor eyesight and is bright and clear with 16 million colour capability. The screen region along with the select, back select and navigation keys are slightly raised up from the number which create sophistication and excellent craftsmanship. The camera is positioned at the top on the back of the phone along with a small light for the flash. As mentioned the casing apart from the screen and select buttons are made from stainless steel, creating an easy to clean, hard wearing, modern, protective cover for the product. The phone is very thin also, measuring just over 1cm in width and weighing only about 95 grams.
Although a basic level entry phone, this phone is packed with basic functions to the brim. It has a 3.15 Megapixel digital camera which is great and high quality, even better than my current digital camera!. The camera has options for flash, night mode, macro etc and some functions where you can edit your picture so it appears black and white and hazey. It has MP3 ringtones and a composer, MP3 music player so you can play your music from it. Mine came with headphones so it saved me a few pennies buying new ones!. Obviously the phone has a calculator, stopwatch, notes section, alarm clock, bluetooth, T9 prediction for text messaging, speed dialling for your contacts, massive text message storage capability (I've had over 550 text messages saved on it and it's not even asked me to delete them - compare this to a Sony Ericcsson W810i whch was extremely limited and poor!) My phone came with an 8gb SD memory card andyou have bluetooth, the WAP internet, Triband, instant messaging and so on. The games on the phone were brilliant, you get diamond rush (an adventure game), bounce (great fun adventure game with a red talking bouncing ball) and a brain trainer game with Sudokus and tasks for your increasing your brain power. The graphics and playability on the different games (you get about 8 games and demo's) are fantastic. The menu is simple nokia style and easy to navigate making this phone very easy to use!. You don't have the advanced complicated features of a blackberry, but you have a great entry level basic phone with everything you could ever need!
Here is where the product really stands out from the current market. Years ago, you had phones that would last a lifetime, Nokia 3310's, 3510's, 5140's, Sony Ericcsson W810i's to name but a few. But now it's lucky to see phones that last 6 months before having something wrong with them! The nokia 6303i classic does not fit this mould at all. It is an old school solid reliable phone. It is made from a near impenetrable stainless steel outer casing, which I've dropped a few times and it hasn't so much as dented the product. The screen is fairly resillient and chip resistant too, with no cracks or chips visible or apparent at all. There are not buggy software issues either, no glitches and the phone doesn't reset itself spontaneously on it's own accord. The phone is old school and will not let you down, I'd vouch to say it's the most resilient, hard wearing and durable phone on the market today!
I think this is an important prerequisite for a mobile phone in my opinion, that's the ability for it to get signal. I've noticed different phones even on the same network in the same location can have different signal strengths. The W810i mobile phone only ever had 1 or 2 signal bars in my current location, however the nokia 6303i is much much better. Sometimes I can get a complete signal but overall, the signal is much stronger compared to the W810i which makes phone calls clearer and considerably easier!
Again, this is where the phone really stands out. Most current phones such as the LG touch screen models have a battery of about 1 or 2 days. The W810i about a few days. Nokia 3310's about a week. The nokia 6303i phone is again old school in it's battery life. Where modern phones will last a day or two, the 6303i classic is an exception, it has 515 hours standby time and I only ever need to charge it once a week, as it lasts a good 5 days or more with fair usage. The phone is quick to charge as well, you can recharge the battery fully in about an hour to hour and half. This was an important selling point for me if I was travelling, I wanted a reliable phone with good battery and signal should I need it in any important or dangerous situations.
This product retails on pay as you go from £80 to £127 if you buy it online. My phone was free as a good will gesture for recently moving to a new network. I was given the choice between this phone and about 6 other phones by different manufacturers. This phone is a steal and bargain for the price you can get it for, it has everything you could need on a basic level, with a solid build quality, great camera, massive storage potential and awesome appearance. It definetly won't break the bank if you can get it for under £100!
In my opinion there is no cons to owning this phone myself, I love it and it has everything I could ever need. I would go so far as saying it's the best phone I've ever owned. However, if you are not into basic entry level phones and want something more advanced like a blackberry for example, then this is not the phone for you. Whilst it does have WAP and a GPS map finder program, it is limited some ways in the advanced functions it offers. It can do everything basically and well, but if your wanting to use facebook, MSN, Apps and the internet a lot then look into buying a blackberry or some other phone will more advanced (yet complicated!) functions and features.
A brilliant phone, it gets 5/5 stars in my opinion. Great set of basic functions, great battery life, solid build quality, great signal and reception, good value for money if you can buy it for under £90-100 online!, brilliant camera, sleek and smooth design, easy to press buttons, big clear screen, good games and a great MP3 player. The phone does not have all the advanced features and apps that the Blackberry may have, and if you want all this, it's not for you. But if your after a cheap, solid, reliable phone that does all of it's basic features brilliantly, then look no further and buy a Nokia 6303i classic!
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Nokia 6303i Classic is an updated version of the Nokia 6303 Classic. Not much has changed from the Nokia 6303i Classic, the only difference from the internal memory capacity alone. Nokia 6303i Classic has an internal memory capacity greater of 55 MB (while the 6303 classic is only 17 MB). And the expansion memory of the Nokia 6303i Classic is capable of supporting up to 8GB.
By offering software fixes, features, and battery life, maybe the latest Classic Nokia 6303i phone can be perfect for enthusiasts of traditional phones.
So far Nokia has updated the software from the Nokia 6303i Classic by promoting access to existing social networks. In addition, the use of batteries has also been enhanced by offering up to 8 hours of talk time and 3 weeks of standby time.
Nokia 6303i mobile phone Classic is a candy bar-style phone. No QWERTY keyboard, there are no hidden buttons, easy to use
Comes with a color choice of silver and gold, make the phone this one is very interesting.
Having had Nokia phones for over 10 years I thought I was in safe hands but I have to say that (just over a year in) I am not as impressed with this model. The centre button tends to be a bit 'sticky' and is getting increasingly unreliable. I use my handset heavily to text and the buttons do get quite a pounding but no more than with other Nokia phones I've had over the years which have lasted the test of time much better than this model.
Another point to note is it gets very hot after a while if you don't have hands free - this is due to the large screen apparently. I'd say 5-10 mins is ok but after that things heat up!
On the plus side it's simple and does have features I most wanted - ability to take and send decent photos and videos. Also it has a great memory storage and long battery life - both key concerns to me. I like that when it's fully charged the screen reminds me to turn off the power to save energy :-)
I think I will cave in to the new 'norm' and get a touch screen style phone next time - I do feel I'm rather behind the times hanging on to a phone like this! Nokia has by and large been good for me... but I feel the calling of the iPhone era 'ringing' in my ears! And I look forward to no more 'sticky' buttons :-)
I had had a Nokia for some time in a presviously life as a frivilous teenager and I got on well with the phone. It was light, simple to use and robust especially if dropped on he floor, some of you may have seen my previous review about it. So when work delivered this phone to me I was very pleased. This phone was an upgrade from my previous Nokia, not surprising really as it really was quite ancient, and I was curious to see how this one would fair. Ive had it for a year now as a work phone and so far I really like its performance and I still trust Nokia as a brand.
Firstly, this phone is very compact, its not the lightest of phones, but its certainly not as heavy as say something like a smart phone. It is also very basic. Something I like very much. I dont want to waste time finding out how to email my mate in China or fax over last years quarterleys ! I just want to send sms text, and call. In this was it is fair to say that this phone is user friendly. It has a metal case, probably a tough aluminium or nickel, I cant tell. But it is robust, it doesnt scratch or dent easily and the phone is slim and long, meaning you can put it in your pocket and it doesnt look like youve tried to shove a small hoover down there.
It also has a a 2.2 inches display that has relatively good contrast and color, graphics are fairly well rendered.
The screen is big and right enough so that should you want to read a text in the sun, you can do that, you just have to remember to take off of lock, so that the screen contrast goes from dim to bright.
It has a wide range of connectivity options, EDGE, GPRS for internet (but remember this phone is still 2G) and obviously Bluetooth 2.0 for data transfer. There is also a 3.3 MP camera, that has OK resolution, but still not great for mobiles these days. But you can have portrait or a wide landscape autofocus. The camera is equipped with auto-focus and 2 flash, pretty bright when you need it to be,it also has an upgradable internal ram using a 2 GB extension pack, so if you want to keep lots of pictures you can, this is a great feature which arrives typical built-in inside the pack. There are the usual Nokia wall papers to choose from too.
The keys are well spaced apart and the OPERA operating systems has a great feature of letting assign GO TO buttons for quick movement around the different menus...also it has a favourites tab too, so if you email, text allot like me, you can just go straight into NEW TEXT without navigating 3 menus !
You can store WMA music files on theis phone, not many though, maybe around 80 as the memory isnt that large and generally he sound quality is pretty good, you use the D-pad on the phones numerical buttons to control menu`s. If need be you can listen to FM radio and has RDS, and a small amount of memory for a video player by the quality isnt great so I would by pass this one as a feature. Like most non-smart phones you can still purchase and play numerous games over the internet connection....I myself have purchased monopoly on this phone and its great fun....it also comes with a number of games built in. If you want to play games quietly or listen to your music without annoying anyone there is a 3.5 mm socket for standard headphones or even regular head phones
Battery life is really good, I charge it about every 3 days on average with a standard 3 hr charge id say.
This is a good basic phone, I have been using it quite a while now and it has not let me down. It is very basic compared to other models on the market, but comes with that is that it is very easy to use. I have always used Nokia because they are always simple to operate, and this phone is no exception.
Its also very sturdy, I have dropped it a few times, the back has come off but apart from that it has survived!
It is not too good to use on the internet, as the screen is pretty small. The camera also is not up to spec compared to other models and I rarely use it for the camera. However, it would be ok for basic photos.
It's also very light and slim and that's a big feature for me, being able to put it in my pocket.
Keys are easy to use, can text very quickly and navigate around the menus easily enough.
Battery life is good, even though my phone is quite old it still holds its charge.
Overall a really good solid basic phone. Reliable as with all nokias. It does what it says on the tin and is a real classic.
I've been using this mobile phone 1 year now. As I mentioned before, it is compact.
It has all you need from a mobile phone (basic needs of course)
Like other Nokia feature phone, it is very user friendly.
Here is my complete review :
: A sweet candybar with good metal body.
: 2.2 inches display give you great experience of both contrast and color rendering.
: Sunlight legibility is an absolute treat.
: But there is no option to set the brightness manually, avoid using in the dark!
: As it is basic phone, telephony is great.
: It has EDGE, GPRS for internet (this phone is still 2G)
: Bluetooth 2.0 for data transfer
: 3.2 MP with fixed focus without autofocus
: Music player is ok, you can control the music player with the D-pad.
Although the music player has decent looks but Audio quality does great.
: This phone also equipped with FM radio has RDS, and ... Video player that is hardly worth it.
: It also has Plenty of games on board
My conclusion :
I am happy having this phone in my pocket. It is very handy and very easy to use, even sometimes I lend it to my 5 years old child.
The latest model has a 2 inches screen plus in addition features support for social media. User interface is very consumer friendly, making it easy to discover all features the mobile telephone provides. Regarding the outside the device has received a modernize and has also already been developed obtainable in a number of diverse new hue designs.
Its main capabilities include a 3.2 mega-pixel digital camera, that is equipped with auto-focus and 2 flash, upgradable internal ram using a 2 GB extension pack, which arrives typical built-in inside the pack, Nokia 3120 Wall papers and Universal serial bus for on-line connectivity, FM stereo system radio, completely fledged Media player plus 3.5 mm socket for standard headphones or even regular head phones. Additionally the mobile phone is completely capable of sending and receiving email. Besides the new and superior features, yet a different advantage of Nokia 6303i Classic, when compared to to the previous model of the mobile phone, is its lower price.
I bought this phone after a succession of Sony Ericssons which I liked but were prone to faults. Nokia have a reputation for phones which don't go wrong, so I thought I'd give this one a try. So far so good.
Superficially, I really like how it looks and how it feels in my hand. It doesn't get scratched or dirty easily and has a good size screen. The push-button navigation key is much better than the joystick I was used to on the Sony Ericsson, and the keys are well-spaced. Battery life is really good, I charge it about every 3 days on average.
The camera is great, it takes really good sharp pictures, and the phone takes a memory card, so you can store lots on there. It has a video function as well, and media player, though I haven't used that much.
The phone is slim and light weight and fits easily in your pocket, with no pointy corners to dig into your thigh.
The 'Go To' shortcut key is really useful for quickly accessing features such as the alarm, bluetooth or Opera Mini internet browser, and you can programme the navigation key for the functions you use most. The Opera browser is great, with nine quick-access bookmarks, and I really like the Maps application too.
One thing that irritated me slightly to begin with is that when the screen goes dark, the first key you push to get the screen back actually activates that key's function rather than just waking the phone up, so you can accidentally end up sending a message before you're ready, losing a message, or selecting something you didn't mean to. It's not too bad once you're aware and used to it, but it caught me out quite a few times.
I'm not sure that the sound quality in-call is very good. My boyfriend complains that he can't hear me as well on this phone as on my previous phone. I don't have any problem hearing incoming calls though.
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