The box is pretty much simple and the handset comes with a basic headset and a wall charger with the Nokia 2mm pin.
The handset has a basic look with a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen which responds well. It is mostly plastic however it doesn’t feel all that cheap. The Call, End and Messaging key are all chromed up and sit right above the alpha-numeric keypad. The keypad is comfortable and the keys don’t take much time getting used to.
The microSD card is not hot-swappable so you have to open the back cover to gain access to it. The battery has a capacity of 1110mAh, which sufficient for a feature phone.
Nokia’s Series 40 has come a long way with a lot of changes and improvements. The UI on the 300 is pretty much like a smartphone UI, with a customizable homescreen and a number of apps that you can download. There is also social media integration which just sweetens the deal.
Backed up by 1 GHz processer, the UI is smooth and packs in a lot of features. The whole UI can be interacted by the touch screen, and the keypad is only used when you need to type in something or use some shortcuts. The homescreen is pretty nice and lets you access the sound profiles, the clock, the calendar, your social media, and any app with which you customize it.
The handset is loaded with a Music player, Nokia Maps, Whatsapp, Angry Birds Lite, a native mail app, Nokia Life Tools, and a lot more.
The camera is pretty decent and the 5MP snapper just does the job well. It allows you to set the white balance, exposure, self timer mode, and even has some effects. The video recording is done at 3GP format and is not bad if you just want a few memories.