This update to the popular 6101 adds one great feature that many folks today can't live without: Bluetooth. With the 6103, now you can have the freedom of a wireless headset with this powerful, feature-packed phone--features such as a VGA camera, a stereo FM radio, a speakerphone, EDGE high-speed data and a whole lot more.
A stylish mobile companion. View an interactive demonstration of the 6103.
The 6103's inner LCD display sports 128 x 160 resolution and support for 65,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover of the handset features a supplementary, 96 x 65, 4,000-color display that can display picture IDs, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The phone's VGA (640 x 480) camera unit is placed just above this display. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side, while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. There's also an input to accept universal hands-free headsets, as well as USB and infrared ports for transferring data to and from the handset.
The 6103 supports polyphonic ringtones, as well as MP3-, MIDI-, AMR- and True Tones-based music ringers so you can program your favorite songs to alert you of incoming calls. Plus, with the phone's picture ID function, you can assign pictures to your most common callers. If you want to be discreet, there's also a vibrate ringer mode. Meanwhile, voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The 6103's phone book will keep track of all your contacts, and address book capacity is only limited by the phone's 3.5 MB of built-in memory. There's also an integrated speakerphone for talking hands-free and, as mentioned, the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The 6103 is built for powerful mobile messaging and Internet capabilities. With support for the MMS (multimedia messaging service), the phone can send picture, video and text messages. When coupled with the 6103's camera, MMS opens up great opportunities for robust messaging. Instant messaging is also supported, and the phone ships with a built-in email client that supports POP3 and IMAP protocols.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the 6103, as well. It supports the GPRS data protocol, and a built-in Web browser makes it easy to surf the wireless Web, receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
The 6103 also supports PC synchronization standards via USB or Bluetooth, which means you can manage and synchronize contacts, calendars and other data with your PC. Nokia's PC Suite application makes this process a breeze. Other tools include an alarm, a voice memo recorder, a calendar, and a to-do list.
Imaging and Entertainment
The 6103 is designed for flexible mobile fun. The built-in VGA camera, which features a night mode for better low-light shots, captures stills and video clips (video clips are captured at 128 x 96 resolution). Meanwhile, an integrated FM radio makes it easy to tune in your favorite stations. Picture effects and custom screensavers, as well as backgrounds and themes, can be set up to fit your personality. And don't forget that the 6103 is a powerful gaming companion with support for Java-based games.
The Nokia 6103 weighs 3.42 ounces and measures 3.35 x 1.77 x 0.94 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 336 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
Customer Review: Disappointed customer
The phone does not work well. No paper work or address came with it to return if you are not satisfied. I emailed and they sent me an address but I felt insecure about sending it away and not even having a receipt that I could copy. When you open the phone it has a blank screen about 50% of the time. Can't be used until the screen finally reappears. (Can be a long time.)
Customer Review: Easy Mac Sync, Great Battery
Unlocked? Yes. Unbranded? No. I bought this from an Amazon partner and was surprised to see it was branded with the logo of a huge Canadian Telecom. The box was open but I presume that was so that someone could enter the unlock code before sending it to me. The wrist strap was missing from the box. That said, the phone works well and does exactly what I want it to do - be a phone. Perfect syncing with my Mac via Bluetooth. I like the Nokia operating system; when you want to do something with the phone, the way you do it makes sense. (I had a rival brand that took 14! clicks just to lock it). Buy it with confidence.