Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Functional and traditional Nokia phone
Nokia 6303i classic
Member Name: wonkybox
Nokia 6303i classic
Advantages: Solid metal build. Good battery. Reliable interface
Disadvantages: Limited apps
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.
Summary: Has served me well over the years.
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