Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Clearly a classic ! its on the tin !
Nokia 6303i classic
Member Name: Bullydc1
Nokia 6303i classic
Advantages: Slim, robust, light and very easy to use
Disadvantages: Backlight screen can dissapear too quickly menaing you cant see things sometimes
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.
Summary: A nice little all rounder, but I wouldnt have it personally, just for work !
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