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Nokia 6263 review

5.1/10 AVG.
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5.1/10
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The Nokia 6263 currently has an Informr score of 5.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 36 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Curiously, while T-Mobile is the only carrier not running on a 3G network and still not providing a music downloading service, it nonetheless is producing phones capable of both.

Such is the case with the Nokia 6263, a quad-band, 3G capable flip that features a 2.2 inch LCD screen (240x320), mini USB port for easy syncing, Bluetooth 2.0 support, dedicated MP3 controls and an overall decent feature set.

The MP3 player accepts WMA, eAAC+ and MP3, and you can transfer music via Bluetooth, USB cable or memory card. Unfortunately, T-Mobile disabled the phones ability to use MP3s as ring tones. Darn it!

The 6263 also boasts an FM radio and allows for 20 station presets.

The Nokia 6263 trades shiny for matte black, and is rated at 3.3 hours of talk time and 270 hours of standby time. Users can customize the phone with a variety of themes, wallpapers and animations and can assign pictures to contacts. Each contact slot allows for a generous amount of information.

Overall, the Nokia 6263 is a quality phone with reportedly good quality sound (both voice and music), and while the interface is limited, what it does do it does well.


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Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

The Nokia 6263 is a sleek, music focused clamshell, with convenient music playback buttons and stereo Bluetooth support. The 2.5mm audio jack is disappointing, though, as is the flimsy microSD slot cover. I would still classify the 6263 as "Recommended", however, thanks to the build quality and frie...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn


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Nokia released the 6263 on December 5, 2007.


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Nokia backs up the 6263 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Nokia 6263's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS
No

The phone runs on the operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 11.5 days standby time.

Nokia 6263 Specs

Overview
Release date December 5, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 11.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Blue with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 4.3 x 1.8 cm (4.1 x 1.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 91 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 262k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Nokia Xpress audio messaging
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
6x digital
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
CIF
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

A mid-sized clamshell with a musical tendency

from MobileBurn

The Nokia 6263 is a sleek, music focused clamshell, with convenient music playback buttons and stereo Bluetooth support. The 2.5mm audio jack is disappointing, though, as is the flimsy microSD slot cover. I would still classify the 6263 as "Recommended", however, thanks to the build quality and friendly S40 user interface.

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The Nokia 6263 is a sleek, music focused clamshell, with convenient music playback buttons and stereo Bluetooth support. The 2.5mm audio jack is disappointing, though, as is the flimsy microSD slot cover. I would still classify the 6263 as "Recommended", however, thanks to the build quality and friendly S40 user interface.

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User Reviews


Amazon

Great Phone

from Amazon
Great battery life, easy to hear. It is a phone, a great phone. It is not a camera, it is not a word processor, it is not a computer, it is a phone. It does not sing for you, it does not dance for you, it is a phone.
Amazon

T-Mobile blocks 3rd party applications on this phone

from Amazon
When I got this phone, it was one of the few that T-Mobile had that supported their 3G network. Unfortunately, what I did not know was that T-Mobile had had Nokia create a custom firmware for their version of this phone. The custom firmware blocks network access for all third-party apps - useful apps,...More
When I got this phone, it was one of the few that T-Mobile had that supported their 3G network. Unfortunately, what I did not know was that T-Mobile had had Nokia create a custom firmware for their version of this phone. The custom firmware blocks network access for all third-party apps - useful apps, such as GMail for cell phones, the Google Maps app, Opera Mini and so on. Less
Amazon

Nice flip phone

from Amazon
I'm surprised to see so many bad reviews for this phone. I've been using mine for about a year now and really like it. I've always used flip-phones only (this probably my 6th or 7th) and I like this one the most overall. The good - * Excellent main screen and bright enough to be useful even in sunli...More
I'm surprised to see so many bad reviews for this phone. I've been using mine for about a year now and really like it. I've always used flip-phones only (this probably my 6th or 7th) and I like this one the most overall. The good - * Excellent main screen and bright enough to be useful even in sunlight. * Nice large and esay to use buttons. * Has full outlook sync capability over bluetooth (a really big plus for me). * Easy to use interface. * Decent voice quality and signal retention (though I'm using it with ATT). * Even the external screen is pretty good. * Battery life (contrary to what other reviews have noted) has been decent on my phone. The bad - * I would definitely prefer if it was shorter and slightly thinner (width is perfect IMO). * The music player, even though just about works, is not something I would buy this phone for. * Camera is below average by today's standards. Even though this phone does not hold a candle in terms of features to the new phones out there, it is the best fit I can find for my needs. My average use of the phone is about 2+ hrs of talk time daily (most of it using bluetooth headset) and periodic syncing with outlook over bluetooth. So it also serves as my calendar and alarm-clock. With this usage, the battery lasts easily 2 days, sometimes 3. The voice quality is decent (loud and clear) and even the speaker phone is quite usable (though not in noisy places), no complaints about either, though I have only used it with ATT. The external screen accidentally got cracked recently (my mistake) and I have decided to get this phone again. I was hoping by now there would be something available which has all the things I like about this phone but a bit smaller, but unfortunately couldn't find any. Less
Amazon

Dont get it

from Amazon
I only give this phone 1 star because it powers on when I want it to. Calls echo, batteries die way too quickly and overall it fells way too cheap. Very discouraging considering previous Nokia products I have owned.
Amazon

Some nice features, but....

from Amazon
Most of the positive comments are true. Some of the 'battery life' comments are, say, 'misguided'. Sure, my wife and I both only get 4-5 days with very light usage. But if one only gets one day, one probably didn't follow the initial charging directions. So, even with the positive features, our mai...More
Most of the positive comments are true. Some of the 'battery life' comments are, say, 'misguided'. Sure, my wife and I both only get 4-5 days with very light usage. But if one only gets one day, one probably didn't follow the initial charging directions. So, even with the positive features, our main gripe is that the screen is useless in outdoor lighting for the phone book/contacts. The Tmobile store rep changed the font to 'largest', which helped some. If you use your cell outside, don't get this phone. My old Samsung T209 was better as a basic phone. Less
Amazon

Please do not buy this phone

from Amazon
It really is a disgrace this phone was released to consumers-it honestly freaks me out that I depend on this thing as a means of communication and that I might have to rely on it in any kind of emergency situation. The phone has several issues-each one glaringly annoying, but all of them combined make...More
It really is a disgrace this phone was released to consumers-it honestly freaks me out that I depend on this thing as a means of communication and that I might have to rely on it in any kind of emergency situation. The phone has several issues-each one glaringly annoying, but all of them combined makes me wonder if it is some kind of elaborate stunt to test the patience of the buying public. I just want to emphasize for the record I am not some really finicky tech person-I just want a semi-competent phone, nothing more, and this one is just really unacceptable. -The volume of the earpiece cuts out completely at random-I am on my 2nd handset and it has the exact same problem. In the middle of conversation-boom-you can't hear anything-unless you put it on speakerphone, which may not be optimal if you're somewhere in public, at work, etc. Sometimes the issue will go away for a week, then the phone will not work for a day, sometimes it flicks on and off 10X in one phone conversation. At any rate, you just never know when you will be speaking to someone and they will vanish and you're yelling "What?! I'm sorry-it's my phone!"-at a prospective employer-or you're having to put your phone on Speaker in a quiet office while getting test results back from your doctor. Not good times. You should be able to hold a conversation over a phone-that is its primary function. -The battery life is truly remarkably short for a phone released in what-2008? It's ridiculous-the thing has to be recharged every single night, if you forget a charger on an overnight trip, forget it, you're going to have a dead phone, even if you don't talk or do anything on it. I've never had a phone that had such a short battery life, and I have had some LOUSY phones. Again, if you get this phone, you are always going to be in a race against it going dead, constantly. -Hey, know what's a neat thing to do?! Customize your phone! That's right-take a couple pictures-maybe put your own wallpaper on there-add some ringtones so when such-and-such friend calls it plays the theme to "who's the boss", etc...well, guess what-the Nokia 6263 lets you do all that-and then late at night, while you sleep-it just resets itself! So now you have a pure white background, all the stuff you customized is gone, etc. Totally sweet. Who would want to save all that stuff? The WORK of customizing a cell phone is its own reward, I say. -Also, the camera takes horrid, horrid pictures, but this is a cell phone, and judging it for its failings as a camera when it fails so spectacularly as a cell phone seems like piling on. Anyways, I am a reasonable human being, I am not easily angered. I have nearly thrown this phone into traffic. I have secretly hoped it would fall into the toilet so that I would have to purchase a new phone from t-mobile. It embarrasses me that I get upset by an inanimate object, but perhaps THAT is the glory that Nokia was hoping to achieve when they built this phone-perhaps it is actually an elaborate social experiment. When I went to T-mobile with the phone's significant problems, the only thing they were willing to do was send me the exact same phone, which soon had the exact same problems. Other than that, hey, great phone. Less
Amazon

Don't buy it

from Amazon
I've had this phone almost a year and I hate it. The battery life sucks and the sound quality is pathetic. to hear anything I have to use the blue tooth. The only reason I upgraded is because this is supposed to have better signal strength, which it doesn't. I liked my 6101 so much better, it even...More
I've had this phone almost a year and I hate it. The battery life sucks and the sound quality is pathetic. to hear anything I have to use the blue tooth. The only reason I upgraded is because this is supposed to have better signal strength, which it doesn't. I liked my 6101 so much better, it even took better photos. Unfortunately, it wasnt' bluetooth compatable. I'd think twice before I bought this phone. You can't see what time it is since the lettering is in white and you can't change that. Nokia must have had their heads up their butts when they made this phone. Less
Amazon

pathetic battery life, other problems

from Amazon
First, the battery life is pathetic. A day and a half at best. If I skip a night charging, it dies mid-day. The spec says 11 days. I've replaced battery and tried different charger. My wife also has one, same problem. Other issues--the speaker is very hard to get lined up on my ear and the speake...More
First, the battery life is pathetic. A day and a half at best. If I skip a night charging, it dies mid-day. The spec says 11 days. I've replaced battery and tried different charger. My wife also has one, same problem. Other issues--the speaker is very hard to get lined up on my ear and the speaker is very small, so half the time I can't hear clearly. It opens too flat and is hard to hold properly. The earphone and power cord go in at the hinge end, so it is hard to hold if it is plugged in. The camera button is way too easy to press by mistake. I have lots of pictures of the inside of my pocket. If I open it in the normal fashion with my thumb I often press the red hangup button by mistake. Cords on charger and earphone are stiff and cheap-feeling. I've always had Nokia phones, most recently 6133, have generally been pleased, but this one is just a poor design. I went back to my old backup Nokia 6010 bar-phone. No camera, no Mp3, but it holds a charge and is easier to hear. Much better. Less
Amazon

The worst phone I ever used

from Amazon
This phone is a huge disappointment. The battery life is only two days from fully charged to completely dead. I couldn't go hiking for the weekend without it going dead by Sunday morning, this is unacceptable. I got mine through T-Mobile; they replaced the battery and battery life was the same, we r...More
This phone is a huge disappointment. The battery life is only two days from fully charged to completely dead. I couldn't go hiking for the weekend without it going dead by Sunday morning, this is unacceptable. I got mine through T-Mobile; they replaced the battery and battery life was the same, we replaced the phone with no increase in standby time. This phone is a dud, and the sound quality is too tinny or high pitched. Every time I use it it feels like I am damaging my hearing when I hang up, my ear seems to be ringing. T-mobile should drop this product immediately. Bottom Line: Do not buy this phone! Less
Amazon

DO NOT BUY OR USE THIS PHONE

from Amazon
I got this phone for free when I signed up for a Tmobile account. There is probably a reason they give out phones for free with contracts. 2/2 phones I have done this with have turned out to be a piece of @#$%.. This phone is definitely in that category. 1) The navigation is not intuitive like othe...More
I got this phone for free when I signed up for a Tmobile account. There is probably a reason they give out phones for free with contracts. 2/2 phones I have done this with have turned out to be a piece of @#$%.. This phone is definitely in that category. 1) The navigation is not intuitive like other nokia phones. For example, to send a message you have to touch through 3-4 menus to get to the thing you want to use. 2) The worst- Battery life. This thing LITERALLY takes longer to charge than it takes to run out of battery life. When you close the unit, the outer display light stays on for like 2 minutes, completely demolishing battery life. Less

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