Nokia 6303 Classic review

Is the Nokia 6303 Classic the true successor to the popular 6300?

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Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 32 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 3.2 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 7 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 240 x 320

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  • Solid bodywork
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • Impressive battery life
  • Good media player
  • 3.5mm headphone socket
  • 1GB MicroSD card supplied


  • No 3G or Wi-Fi
  • Camera autofocus is basic
  • No GPS or cellsite triangulation for Nokia Maps
  • Poor earphones supplied
  • Numberpad could be bigger

The Nokia 6303 Classic isn't a high-spec, high-end dazzler, but updates one of Nokia's most popular handsets of recent years – the 6300 – in its mid-tier portfolio.

It reprises that model's functional but classy metal-bodied build, again taking aim at users who want a reliable, no-nonsense but quality feeling handset.

While Nokia's recent 6700 Classic represents an alternative and more obvious upgrade path from the workhorse 6300 by introducing such delights as HSDPA 3G connectivity and a 5-megapixel camera, the 6303 is a more functional revision to the 6300 template.

Like the 6300, the Nokia 6303 Classic doesn't do 3G, sticking with tri-band GPRS/EDGE data connectivity, and has a solid if unsurprising selection of mid-range gadgetry.

nokia 6303 review

There's no GPS, Wi-Fi or smartphone cleverness, but it does cover the usual music and video player bases, with a 3.5mm standard headphone socket a welcome addition. The Nokia 3603 also sports a 3.2-megapixel autofocus-equipped camera, plus a range of applications such as Nokia Maps. The latter includes a 1GB MicroSD card with maps of the UK and Ireland supplied.

nokia 6303 review

Nokia is an old hand at producing mid-range phones that may not excite tech-geeks but which hit the sweet spot for a certain type of user, and consequently rack up huge sales over several years.

The 6300 was one of those hit handsets, and the 6700 Classic we reviewed recently looks like it's spot on the mark too. So, does the 6303 also have what it takes?


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandTri Band
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported4 GB
Built-in Memory32 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourMatte Black, Steel
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time7 Hour
Product Model6303 classic
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)96 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, China RoHS, ENERGY STAR
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108.8 mm
Width46.2 mm
Depth11.7 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time450 Hour
Product Name6303 classic Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberNOKIA6303
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Discover the Nokia 6303 classic a reliable, intuitive phone that keeps you close to the people that matter. Classic design meets proven technology. Nokia 6303 classic is a phone that beautifully balances reliability, durability, and design with up-to-date features and performance.

Package Contents
  • Nokia 6303 classic Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Battery (BL-5CT)
  • Nokia Charger (AC-8)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102)
  • User Guide
  • 1GB MicroSD card including Nokia Maps
  • USB Data Cable (CA-101D)
Limited Warranty2 Year