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Nokia 8800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1217 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and portability. The screen and camera also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and features, while there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

design, camera, screen, portability, build quality

value for money, features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 8800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold


The Sirocco Gold is more like a concept phone for the Upper class consumer.

The music player was ok. Though the sound quality was good, the volume was a bit too low. You can adjust the output using the EQ presets available or us the customizable EQ setting. It doesn't make a world of difference but it helps. The acceptable...

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Nokia 8800 Gold Arte review: Born with a silver spoon


How many phones can you name that would have made sense centuries back? Here's one: the Nokia 8800 Gold Arte. No, we're not talking medieval calling and texting, we're talking gold and leather. Okay, it may not be solid gold...

18 carat gold-plated body ; Genuine white leather padding ; 2" 16M-color OLED display of QVGA resolution ; 3G support ; 3 megapixel autofocus camera ; Full-house retail package with a Bluetooth headset and desk stand ; Decent battery life ;...

Smallish display with poor sunlight legibility ; Tri-band only ; No memory expansion ; Costs an arm and a leg ; Below-par camera performance ; No video calls ; No Smart dialing ; No office document viewer ; No Java multi-tasking

Okay, it may not be solid gold, but it's the next best thing - the Arte is gold plated alright, but it sure looks - better yet, glitters - the part. Gold does not react with air and moisture so even after thousands of years gold artifacts do not loose...

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Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte review: Carbon copy


Ask not what your phone can do for you. It's Nokia Arte, folks, so the question is who you need to kill to have it. Exquisite materials, sophisticated slider design and state-of-the-art finish are doing their best to camouflage...

Yells expensive (and it does cost an arm and a leg) ; Body made of the highest quality materials ; 2-inch 16M-color OLED display of QVGA resolution ; 3G support ; 3 megapixel camera with autofocus ; Full-house retail package ; Decent battery life ;...

Smallish display with poor sunlight legibility ; Tri-band only ; No memory expansion ; Costs an arm and a leg ; Below-par camera performance ; No video calls

But hey, we never held that against the Arte series. That Arte tag is just a sin tax and there's obviously people out there that can live with it. Cast in the same mold as its forerunners, Nokia Carbon Arte is topping the familiar OLED screen, 3G and 3...

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Nokia 8800 Arte review: Art of seduction


Stainless steel and OLED screen: there's no way a handset with that kind of features will ever blend in with the crowd of handsets. Add the hefty price tag and you got the high-end biting the dust too, just like that. But then, there's always someone...

Looks ; Body made of the highest-quality materials ; 2" 16M color OLED display with QVGA resolution ; 3G ; 3 megapixel camera with autofocus ; Full-house retail package ; Decent battery life ; Fingerprint resistant surface on the back ; Turn-to-mute ;...

Poor legibility under direct sunlight ; Tri-band only ; No memory expansion ; Smallish display ; Expensive, believe it or not

Nokia has long stuck a pole into the ground of premium lifestyle. Ever since the original Nokia 8800 saw the light of day, the Finnish-based company has been the first choice for phones made of exclusive, highest quality materials. Exquisite and...

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Nokia 8800 Sirocco review: Luxury redefined


Sirocco is currently the most expensive Nokia model on the market. It has a sapphire protecting glass and glossy steel panels; among its standard accessories are a leather case, two batteries, a earphone, a Bluetooth handsfree, and a cleaning cloth....

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Nokia 8800


Unfortunately, this stealth slider phone loses a lot of its allure and appeal once you open the phone. To reveal the keypad, you use the middle notch to push the screen upward; the sliding mechanism is smooth and snaps into place with a satisfying...

Sexy, eye-catching form factor; Bluetooth; sharp 262,000-color screen; world phone; speakerphone; integrated camera plus video recorder; streams music via Bluetooth; solid call quality; FM tuner

Cramped keypad; inconsistent battery life; case and screen show smudges easily; battery case hard to remove; expensive; heavy

The Nokia 8800's flawed design and short battery life mar an otherwise beautiful and feature-packed phone.

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Nokia 8800 review: Exclusivity costs


Here is the new flagship of Nokia. Excellent performance, quality dislpay, camera and matt steel body. It is luxurious and beautiful... and you will have to clean it every five minutes. Who will posses it, will be exceptional. Do you want it? Street...

I am hesitating whether to appreciate the extra weight of 8800 as a negative or a positive feature. There are people at least, who need to know that they have something in their hands. On the other side, we talk about a phone, which most of the time...

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Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte Review


Did you see the word 'Arte' in the title? You did? Does it ring a bell? That is the name of the most expensive product in the Nokia catalogue – the only major company on the market that offers such exquisite models. The 8800 series of the Finnish phone...

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Nokia 8800 Arte Review


The Finnish manufacturer Nokia is the only one from the big boys, to offer a luxury line aside from the regular devices for the mass market. The phones from the 8800 series are very stylish quality products, aiming to distinguish their owner from the...

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Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition Preview


As an upgrade to the original 8800, the Sirocco Edition features a slight facelift that, we particularly think, makes the phone look sleeker and more stylish. The improved tactile response and design of the keypad are a good idea by Nokia, but it's...

Product Specifications

The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition draws its name from the powerful desert-born wind that originates in the Sahara when a warm, dry air mass collides with the cooler, maritime air of the Mediterranean. The striking organic shape of the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition references the inherent strength of the human form, a concept further implied by stainless steel polished surfaces and a scratch-resistant glass display window. And as it blows, the powerful sirocco makes its own unique sound - a composition from nature caused by two air masses colliding. With nature as his inspiration, Brian Eno, the world-renowned music composer and ambient music innovator, has created a unique 'sonic texture' that is organic, calm and highly evolved. It has an otherworldly feel - comprised of notes created by instruments that Eno has selected and 'synthesized' himself. The stainless steel case of the Sirocco Edition is treated in such a way as to give the device a unique sensual feel, which humanizes this natural masterpiece. Impeccable functionality is created through superlative craftsmanship, using techniques drawn from master watchmakers and jewelers. From the sapphire coating of the 262,000 color display to the distinctive slide mechanism which reveals its 2 mega-pixel camera, or even its extended battery life, every seemingly minor detail of the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is honed to perfection. The ergonomic keypad undulates like the glimmering dunes of the night desert, whilst the jewel-like navigation key shines like the brightest star in the darkest night. The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition truly is unique, created out of the inherent beauty and chaos of nature and distilled into a modern form that is graceful, sympathetic and spare.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):192hours/240hours
Talk Time (PB):165minutes/180minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display


Model:8800/8800 Sirocco Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Dark/Gold/Stainless steel

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:0.5Megapixel/2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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