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Nokia C300 (2023)

Android OS v12.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
Adreno 610
3 GB / 32 GB
6.52 inch (720 x 1600 px)
13 + 2 + 2 MP, 4130 x 3120 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6.52 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v12.0 out of the box, and a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Nokia C300 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Nokia C300 specifications

BrandNokia
NameC300
ModelC300
Release date2023
Price$140

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.7 oz
Dimensions6.56 x 3.02 x 0.34 inch
Colorsblue
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Nokia C300 is about 6.7 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v12.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 662
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2 GHz Kryo 260, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPUAdreno 610
PerformanceAnTuTu v9: 207783

The Nokia C300 comes with Android OS v12.0 out of the box. Android is a mobile operating system. Google built it using a modified version of the Linux kernel. They also used other open-source software. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs. We use AnTuTu app to measure general processing performance. AnTuTu Benchmark is the most popular benchmark app for Android phones.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.52 inch
Resolution720 x 1600 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6.52 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 6.52 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The C300 has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 + 2 + 2 MP, 4130 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

Using multiple cameras has advantages. They provide more versatility and creative possibilities. They let us capture a wider range of subjects. The main camera of C300 smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The C300 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of C300 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Panda Glass

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The C300 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Nokia phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • pocket-friendly price
  • appropriate screen size
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • weak performance
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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