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Nokia 6301 review

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The Nokia 6301 currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

How many different phones has Nokia made? Wait. I know this. 5 Million? 6 Million?

Okay, not so much, but no one will deny that Nokia is a prolific phone manufacturer. More importantly, they make good stuff.

The Nokia 6301 is in the “good stuff” category. While no fancy touch screen here, you will get a quality 8x zoom, 2MP camera, Bluetooth, expandable memory via microSD, a decent music player, FM radio, all weighing in at 3.3 ounces. Heck it even comes with a headset!

The Nokia 6301 is everything familiar. Familiar silver finish, standard 9-key keypad and candy bar form factor feel comfortable in your hand. Add in a quality 2 inch 320 x 240 pixel resolution and you’ve got another dependable Nokia device. Talk time is rated at 210 minutes.

If you are one of those reasonable, intelligent people who wants a good phone to ACTUALLY MAKE PHONE CALLS, you should check out this offering from Nokia.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

T-Mobile's HotSpot Home is a unique and convenient service that allows T-Mobile customers to ditch their landline service completely. The premise is so simple that we're surprised more carriers haven't adopted it. With just a Wi-Fi-enabled phone you can use most hot spots to make VOIP calls that don...

- Kent German, CNET


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Nokia released the 6301 on September 20, 2007.


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Nokia backs up the 6301 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2"

The Nokia 6301's screen size is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
860mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 860 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Nokia 6301 Specs

Overview
Release date September 20, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.71 W/kg
Body: 0.55 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 860 mAh
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: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm (4.2 x 1.7 x 0.5 in)
Weight 93 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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Unknown
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers 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 Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 6300i

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Critic Reviews


CNET

The 6301 is a great choice for a T-Mobile HotSpot Home cell phone. Just don't count on its camera

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T-Mobile's HotSpot Home is a unique and convenient service that allows T-Mobile customers to ditch their landline service completely. The premise is so simple that we're surprised more carriers haven't adopted it. With just a Wi-Fi-enabled phone you can use most hot spots to make VOIP calls that...More

T-Mobile's HotSpot Home is a unique and convenient service that allows T-Mobile customers to ditch their landline service completely. The premise is so simple that we're surprised more carriers haven't adopted it. With just a Wi-Fi-enabled phone you can use most hot spots to make VOIP calls that don't cut into calling minutes. You don't need to buy a wireless router-though T-Mobile will gladly sell you one-but you will need a compatible Wi-Fi phone that's branded for HotSpot Home. Up until a week ago, customers were limited to the Nokia 6086, the Samsung Katalyst, and the Samsung SGH-T409, but now they can choose from the Nokia 6031 and the Samsung SGH-T339 as well. The 6301 has the more traditional design of the newbie handsets. This silver candy bar screams "Nokia," and the charging stand is something we haven't seen for a long time. Features are solidly midrange-there's a music player, a 2-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth-and its call quality is solidly reliable. It is $179 if you pay full price, but you can get it for $79.99 with service.

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User Reviews


very good mobile phone

I have bought this phone in 2008 (I think) and it's still working even though I dropped it around minimum 30 times - and sometimes from quite a height. Still working perfectly fine! Easy to use and perfect if you don't want all in one camera-mobile-computer thingy.

Awesome Phone

Great phone and this phone the Nokia 6301 does have wifi it is a wonderful phone that i had for 5 months (it is broken since i dropped it) but none the less it was good (normal cellphones don't last me even 3 months let alone 5).

Best Phone Ever

i declare this is the best phone in the world

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