The Nokia 9300 is the most compact and
lightest Communicator series phone to date,
at 167 grams and 132x51x21mm.. making it
only 75% of the weight of the bigger
series, and just 68% of the weight of the
long running 9210i. Consider that the first
Communicator phone weighed almost 400 grams,
and you'll see how far Nokia have come.
In size terms the Nokia 9300 is only
a little larger than the popular 6310i
handset, but despite the 9300's small size
this is still an incredibly powerful and
Like the 9500, the 9300 runs the Symbian
Series 80 operating system, has a full QWERTY
keyboard, a wide 640x200 pixel display in
65,000 colours, Bluetooth, GPRS and EDGE
data (where supported), and tri-band GSM.
Memory can be easily expanded using MMC/SD
The 640 pixel wide display is great for
surfing the web, working on documents with
the 9300's Microsoft Office compatible applications,
sending emails with the built-in email client
or even playing Java downloadable games.
The large QWERTY keyboard is much easier
to use than the keypads on some rival smartphones.
Unlike the larger 9500, the Nokia 9300
doesn't have a digital camera or wireless
Ethernet (although we understand that a
Pop-Port camera may be available later as
an option). However, taking these features
out makes the the 9300 a much smaller and
less expensive phone than the 9500, and
an ideal straight replacement for any Nokia
9210i users, or an ideal phone for anyone
who find laptops too bulky.