Product Review: Nokia 6303 Classic

Noble metal times cheap

Product Review: Nokia 6303 Classic
Even if the current devices are mainly high-end smartphones and Nokia with the other manufacturers in this area a fierce battle for the market shares, one should not forget Nokia is the world market leader in mobile phones is and so Also in the low-budget range really many mobile phones sold. Today the test is the Nokia 6303 steel , a relatively cheap and smart feature phone. How does the metal bar strike? Design & processing: The Nokia 6303 consists almost completely (except for the antenna cover) of a stable and solid metal housing. The antenna cover, on the other hand, is held in high-quality plastic, which feels comfortable to touch. The 2.4-inch display takes up most of the top surface and lies flat with the surface, which can possibly create scratches. In the hand, the Nokia 6303 is very pleasant, haptically, the metal case is a pleasure.

For my large hands, the mobile phone is unfortunately a bit too small, my thumb after a few SMS s.Sch something already hurts. Fingerprints are not an issue thanks to the matte Steel version, only the display attracts fat also during telephone calls, but this grief is accustomed by big smartphones.

The Nokia does not have any big surprises in terms of operation, the series-40 software drives the mobile phone neatly. Anyone expecting smartphone capabilities is wrong, but everything essential is on board: contact management, calendar, calculator, email client. The S-40 software processes user issues sufficiently quickly, but one or other wait times occur when opening apps. Data exchange is via SyncML or traditionally via the Micro-USB cable no problem. The mobile phone itself is easy to operate, the buttons are well-processed and have a well-defined pressure point, even with the five-way control one gets along well.

Multimedia & Internet
The S-40 software integrates an MP3 player, which together with the expandable memory could be quite passable if Nokia had not installed such a cumbersome operation. In combination with the slowness when reading the music data, you almost feel reminded of the Nokia N97. Internet is only available via the slow EDGE or GPRS, so I do not actually surf with this phone. Nevertheless, it must be noted positively that Opera Mini is preinstalled. Only for the e-mail retrieval I use the data connection, which is enough to provide an overview.

Audio quality&battery
The conversation quality is excellent, seldom have I found a Nokia of this price class in the pure GSM network so well. The volume is sufficient, even in the hands-free speaker does not exceed, there is no reason to complain. The 1050 mAh battery is also found in current smartphones, which consume significantly more power, it makes itself outstanding. Due to the absence of UMTS and the use of a small display, little power is consumed, I come in full operation for a good four days of use, except the automatic e-mail retrieval.

Rarely has a cheap Nokia made so much fun, the design is right, the look and feel. With a feature phone one must not complain about the S-40 software so much, its job makes the software sufficiently well. It is a real surprise that Nokia can make such beautiful mobile phones, such a thing would be in the 600 euro high-end class also times wish.

Technical specifications

Manufacturer: Nokia

Model: 6303 classic

Network standards: TriBand (900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Display: TFT-QVGA display, 16.7 million colors, 240 x 320 pixels

Size: 2.2 inches (5.6 cm)

Bluetooth: 2.0


Memory: internal memory approx. 17 MB

Expansion slots: microSD, expandable up to 8 GB

Keyboard: number block

Camera: 3.2 megapixel camera, auto focus

Audio: music player, FM stereo radio with RDS

Video: Video camera function

Messaging: SMS messages, MMS messages

Power supply: 1050 mAh Li-Ion battery

Stand-by time: up to 475 hours

Talk time: up to 6 hours

Dimensions (WxHxD): 108.8 x 46.2 x 11.7 mm

Weight: 96 g including battery


Nokia 6303 classic

Nokia battery

Nokia energy saving charger

Nokia Stereo Headset

operation manual

Nokia Micro USB data cable