|Slogan||"Simply beautiful - beautifully simple."|
|Series||Nokia 6000 series|
|Compatible networks||GSM, GPRS|
|Availability by region||Q1 2007|
|Successor||Nokia 6303 classic|
Nokia 6700 classic
Nokia 6500 classic
Nokia 6500 slide
|Dimensions||106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm|
|Operating system||Series 40|
|Removable storage||MicroSD, max 2GB|
|Battery||0.86 amp-hours Lithium-ion battery|
|Display||2.0 inch, 240 x 320 (16.7 million colours)|
|Rear camera||2 megapixels|
|Development status||Discontinued (2009); replaced by the Nokia 6303 classic|
|Hearing aid compatibility||M2|
The Nokia 6300 is a mobile telephone handset produced by Nokia. It was announced on 28 November 2006 and released in January 2007. This model was assembled in several factories, including Jucu plant, near Cluj, in Romania[clarification needed].
The Nokia 6300 is a mid-ranger combining a classic candybar design with a durable stainless steel and slim (11.7 mm thick) body. It runs on Series 40. The 6300 was a hit and became one of the top-selling Nokia models on the market during its time. Slightly improved models Nokia 6301 and Nokia 6300i were launched later in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The phone supports MicroSD cards up to 2 GB (4 GB with the 6300i variant), meaning that the phone can be used practically as an MP3 player. Using the supplied and freely available Nokia PC Suite, one can convert all the MP3 files in a music library to e-AAC in order to fit more on the card. The 2.5 mm headphone jack means that few commercial headsets will fit the phone, however there are adapters available enabling the use of headphones with a standard jack.
Like most other new Nokia phones, the 6300 eschews their old Pop-Port connector for a standard mini-USB connector. At the launch many questioned why to include the USB port for data, but not for charging. Nokia's support for USB was desired, but slipped to a later release.
The phone also has two slow flashing lights on the side, to show missed calls or messages. This feature is an update of the reminder light in the 6060 fold phone that did not have an external display
With firmware version 06.01 and later, Nokia 6300 is capable of playing MPEG-4 (*.mp4) files with a QCIF resolution of 176*144 at 25 frames per second. The phone allows the user to view the video clips in full-screen landscape mode and set the fast-forward/rewind interval from a few seconds to minutes. Improved audio quality for music playback was also noted for this firmware version, thus making the Nokia 6300 a music phone similar to its counterparts, the Nokia XpressMusic. In addition, video clips can replace ringtones so that an actual motion picture is shown while there is an incoming call.
Popularity and reception
Nokia 6300 was a highly popular mobile phone handset throughout the world, officially the best-selling Nokia handset in 2007. A report from The Economist said that Nokia 6300 was the most popular handset in Africa as of the beginning of 2011, four years after the original release.
Reviewers of the handset generally praised the build quality and feature set. Reviewer S21 called it "our favourite Nokia phone for a long time", praising the user friendliness and metallic design.
The Nokia 6300i is an upgraded version of the Nokia 6300 with the same design but adding Wireless LAN and VoIP capability and support for 4GB microSD cards (the 6300 could only support up to 2GB microSD cards). It was announced on 26 March 2008. The device is designed for typical use in Europe and only distributed there.
|Modes||GSM 850 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Americas version (Euro/Asian version has 900 in place of 850 band)|
|Weight||91 g (3.21 oz)|
|Dimensions||106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm (4.2 x 1.72 x 0.46 in)|
|Battery Life||Talk: 4.5 hours Standby: 348 hrs (14.5 days)|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion 860 mAh (Nokia BL-4C)|
|Display||Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD) Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit) Size: 2" Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)|
|Platform / OS||BB5 / Nokia Series 40, 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2|
|Memory||7.8 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)|
|Phone Book Capacity||1000|
|FCC ID||PPIRM-222, PPIRM-217 for Asia/Europe version|
|Polyphonic Ringtones||Chords: 64|
|Bluetooth||Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, SAP version 2.0 + EDR|
|USB||Built-in Mini-USB connector (does not charge phone)|
|Multiple Numbers per Name||Yes|
|Packet Data||Technology: EDGE (EGPRS) class 10|
|WAP / Web Browser||WAP 2.0 / supports HTML, XHTML, TCP/IP|
|Predictive Text Entry||Technology: T9|
|Side Keys||volume keys on right|
|Memory Card Slot||Card Type: microSD / TransFlash up to 2 GB. 1 GB card included (depending on service provider)|
|Email Client||Protocols Supported: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP supports attachments|
|MMS||MMS 1.2 / up to 300 KB per message / SMIL|
|Text Messaging||2-Way: Yes|
|FM Radio||Stereo: Yes|
|Music Player||Supported Formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV|
|Camera||Resolution: 2+ megapixel with 8x digital zoom|
|Streaming Video||Protocol: 3GPP|
|Video Capture||QCIF resolution, 15 frame/s, H.263 format|
|Java ME||Version: MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 supported JSRs: 75, 82, 120, 135, 172, 177, 184, 185, 205, 226|
|Headset Jack||Yes (2.5 mm)|
|Push-To-Talk||Some versions only Type: PoC momo4u|
|Official Latest Firmware Version||07.21/07.30 (depending on product code) |
- See . Although PhoneArena claims the Nokia 6700 classic was also the successor.
- "Nokia 6300 Version History".
Media related to Nokia 6300 at Wikimedia Commons