Nokia 6303 Classic review

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

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The Nokia 6303 does manage to do the basics well, however. Keeping it simple, it's easy to select contacts from the phonebook for calling, or to bring up your recent conversation history by pressing the call button.

Voice calling quality is excellent; sound quality and reception were consistently of a high standard, and we had no problems, having made numerous calls in a variety of locations.


Similarly, we had no trouble with the Nokia 6303 Classic's messaging software.


You can also add media (photos, video, sounds, calendar notes, streaming links and suchlike) by simply selecting one of the icons on the bottom of the screen and choosing an item stored in the phone or on your memory card – the phone automatically converts a text to MMS when appropriate, with a note alerting you to this.


The numberpad is pretty responsive for tapping in quick texts; the click distance for keys is quite shallow, so those with nails should find it ideal. The decent key separation means its accuracy is fine for the large stub-fingered among us, although, as mentioned above, finger action can feel a touch cramped considering the phone's size.

Email is, of course, supported to on the 6303 Classic, so you can use your regular web-based email or internet service provider accounts on the phone (POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP are supported).


The handset has an email wizard that takes you through the dead simple email set-up procedure; you will only need your account email address and password, as the software will automatically search for and install the appropriate email server settings for your account and mobile network provider.

You can set up and be ready to download and send emails in a matter of seconds, with no hassle.

The phone supports email attachments up to 600KB, although there isn't document viewer software pre-installed. You can, of course, attach your own files from the phone or memory card to send in emails.


The email experience is typical for this type of Series 40 device; options are list based, so it's not as intuitive or easy to navigate as desktop-style email or more advanced smartphones.

Instant messaging is supported too, with the Windows Live Messenger application easy to use and operate. Once activated, you get audible notifications when someone sends you a message.


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