Nokia 6303 classic

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Nokia 6303 classic
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SeriesSeries 6, Classic
Compatible networksGSM, GPRS
Availability by regionMay 2009
PredecessorNokia 6300
SuccessorNokia C3 Touch and Type
RelatedNokia 3120 classic
Nokia 6303i
Nokia 6301
Form factorCandybar
Dimensions106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm
Mass96 grams
Operating systemSeries 40 6th Edition
Memory18MB, 2MB RAM
Removable storageMicroSD, max 8GB
Battery1.050 amp-hours Lithium-ion battery
Data inputsKeypad
Display2.20 inch, 240 x 320 (16.7 million colours)
Rear camera3.2 megapixels
ConnectivityBluetooth, USB
Development statusDiscontinued

The Nokia 6303 classic is a mobile telephone handset produced by Finnish manufacturer Nokia. The Nokia 6303 classic was announced in December 2008, it has been in production since May 2009. It is the successor to the Nokia 6300 (even though PhoneArena claims the Nokia 6700 classic was the successor[1]).

The Nokia 6303 classic was being produced in Hungary as well as in Jucu, Romania.


The phone supports MicroSD cards up to 32 GB, meaning that the phone can be used practically as an MP3 player. Using the supplied and freely available Nokia PC Suite, one has the option of converting MP3s to e-AAC for more compression. The 3.5 mm headphone jack means that many standard commercial headsets will fit the phone. Like most other recent Nokia phones, the 6303 classic replaced their old Pop-Port connector for a standard micro-USB connector.

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 6303 classic 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.

Nokia announced the "i" version of the 6303 classic phone in February 2010 which was released in March that year. The 3.2-megapixel camera lacked autofocus and video recording was now done at 240×320 at 8 frames per second. It has been refreshed with a new UI and new graphics. The 6303i classic supports up to 8 GB (16 GB according to some sources) MicroSD cards, supplied with 2 GB instead of 1 GB. The internal memory has also been raised to 55 MB. The battery life has been enhanced to 515 hours of standby and 8 hours talk time. It now comes with 7 inbuilt games instead of four (the 6303 had Bounce Tales, Brain Champ, City Bloxx and Sudoku where the 6303i has those 4 games, plus the additional games which are Block'd, High Roller casino and Rally Stars). The 6303i classic has faced negative reviews due to the camera downgrade. These models are not available in 2019 on the Nokia website but can be bought from online shops.


Although the 6303 classic has smartphone features, it is more user-friendly and straightforward. It is aimed for users who want a reliable and stylish phone, used mostly for calling and texting.[2][3][4]

Specification sheet[edit]

Type Specification
Modes GSM 850 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Americas version (Euro/Asian version has 900 in place of 850 band)
Weight 96 g (3.37 oz)
Dimensions 106.4 x 43.6 x 11.7 mm (4.2 x 1.72 x 0.46 in)
Form Factor Candybar
Battery Life Talk time: 7 hours, Standby: 450 hours (17 days)
Talk time: 8 hours, Standby: 515 hours in 6303i classic
Battery Type Li-Ion 1050 mAh (Nokia BL-5CT)
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD), Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit), Size: 2.2", Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Platform / OS BB5 / Nokia Series 40, 6th Edition
Memory 18 MB
55 MB in 6303i classic (built-in, flash shared memory)
Phone Book Capacity 3000
FCC ID PPIRM-222, PPIRM-217 for Asia/Europe version
SAR 0.57 W/kg
Digital TTY/TDD Yes
Multiple Languages Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 64
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, SAP version 2.1 + EDR
USB Built-in Micro-USB connector (does not charge phone)
Charges phone in 6303i classic
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Data-Capable Yes
Flight Mode Yes
Packet Data Technology: GPRS Class 32 (100 kbit/s), EDGE (EGPRS) Class 32 (296 kbit/s)
WAP / Web Browser WAP 3.0 / supports HTML, XHTML, TCP/IP
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume keys on right; power/profile selection key on top
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD / TransFlash up to 4 GB. 1 GB card included
Up to 8 GB (16 GB according to some sources), 2 GB included in 6303i classic (depending on service provider)
Email Client Protocols Supported: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP supports attachments
MMS MMS 2.0 / up to 600 KB per message / SMIL
Text Messaging 2-Way: Yes
FM Radio with RDS function Stereo: Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Camera Resolution: 3.2-megapixel autofocus with 8x digital zoom
no autofocus for 6303i classic
Streaming Video Protocol: 3GPP, H.263, H.264
Video Capture VGA resolution, 15 frame/s, H.263 format
QVGA, 8 frame/s for 6303i classic
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
SyncML Yes
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo Yes
Games Yes
Java ME Version: MIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1 supported JSRs: 75, 82, 120, 135, 172, 177, 184, 185, 205, 226
Headset Jack (3.5 mm) Yes
Push-To-Talk Yes
Speaker Phone Yes
Official Latest Firmware Version 10.80


  1. ^ "Nokia 6700 classic Review" 2009.
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  3. ^ "Nokia 6303 Classic review". Know Your Mobile. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Nokia 6303 Review". Retrieved 8 December 2018.