Nokia 8600 Review
In a nutshell: If you liked the 8800 Sirocco, you'll love the
8600 Luna. It's a similar look and feel to the classy Sirocco, but more
futuristic in style, with a smoked glass sliding cover to protect the
keypad. The features have been upgraded, with a stunning 16 million
colour screen, a 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player, built-in radio and
quadband. The memory is limited to 128 Mbytes (enough for 30 songs)
so don't throw away your iPod, but for looks and exclusivity, the 8600
is hard to beat.
Review: May 2007. Updated January 2008.
Released on 30 May 2007, the Nokia 8600 "Luna" is a stunning
black slide-design phone with looks reminiscent of the equally expensive
8800 Sirocco phone. The body is
made of stainless steel, with a smoked glass sliding cover to protect
the keypad when not in use.
Our first impressions of the 8600 are good. The 8600 manages to look
more sophisticated than the Sirocco - it's a more futuristic appearance
with less bling. The stainless steel body and the solid 140g of weight
make the 8600 a good phone to hold in your palm (if you don't mind carrying
a phone this heavy.) The smoked glass cover looks suitably mysterious,
but you can access many of the phone's functions using the exposed exterior
buttons even with the phone closed. Slide the glass down and you will
see a neat keypad, that in our opinion is a nicer keypad to use than
the Sirocco's - it's less fiddly, especially for man-sized fingers.
The display is far superior to the Sirocco's screen too. It has a high
resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a stunning 16 million colours, and
is very easy on the eye.
Inside, the phone is very well featured too, although not at the cutting
edge of technology. The camera has 2 megapixels and performs rather
averagely when compared with other camera phones in the over-£200
price range. There's a music player and an FM radio too, which is nice.
The 8600 is compatible with an (optional) Bluetooth wireless headset.
The music player is a handy feature but won't ever replace your iPod
as there is insufficient memory. The internal memory of 128 Mbytes is
sufficient to hold around 30 songs only and cannot be expanded with
a memory card. Connectivity is good: as already mentioned the 8600 supports
wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and can also handle USB. Usefully it's
a quadband phone, so you can use it anywhere in the world, and battery
life is reasonable.
In summary, we feel that this is an excellent alternative to the 8800
Sirocco phone - it costs about the same, and it's going to be just
as exclusive. In many ways it's a better phone with an improved LCD
screen, a better keypad and the benefit of quadband. On the negative
side it lacks a memory card slot and is rather heavy (just like the
Sirocco), but the Nokia 8-series phones are about looks and exclusivity
first and the 8600 offers both of these. The new Nokia
8800 Arte is even better and even more expensive!
Features of the Nokia 8600 include:
- 2 megapixel camera
- Video camera
- Display: 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player
- FM radio
- Polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Java games
- WAP, GPRS, EDGE
- Web browser
- Memory: 128 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Vibration alert
- Weight: 140g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: 264 hours
Nokia 8600 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by steven rae from uk on 6th Apr 2008
hi have had the nokia 8600 for 4 month now the phone has been back for
repair it took 5weeks got itback lasted 2 weeks same problem occured
cantspeak or hear anyone got a brand new phone now it wont charge worst
phone i have ever had and on most expensive network ever
Reviewed by Gogo Gadget from London on 3rd Apr
So sorry to hear that Dolly and Louise didn't find the Luna good!!!
Is it me or just women moan about this handset!!!???? See as for the
phone being heavy, yes it does weigh that little bit heavier because
it's unique!!! That is one of the reasons why I brought it! It has style
and grace. Seriously guys, this is the ultimate phone from Nokia in
terms of build and quality! As Dolly says she her battery runs out quickly,
I seem to manage 2.5 days with mine on the standard battery supplied
with at least 1 hour talk time per day with 10 text messages as well!
As for Louise experiencing the phone switching off, you will find this
if your with Orange / T-Mobile as they use their own software and muddles
Nokia's original! As for signal strengh, I have NO problems at all except
when last year I went to Cornwall and was in Lizard Point right down
the South West in the middle of nowhere! Other than that I have always
had signal! I am so disappointed to go back and read peoples poor rev
iews especially the poor battery life! Seriously guys n girls try draining
the battery down the first 3times to get the optimal performance and
when charing every so often try draining at least once a month and you
will find that your battery life will increase! Hope this helps! I'd
give the Luna TOP MARKS! Well done Nokia!
Reviewed by Dolly from Nigeria on 27th Mar 2008
I've had my Nokia 8600 for about 5 - 6 months now. Aesthetically, the
phone is a beauty however, functionally, it falls below expectation.
1. Charging Point: The charger / charging point is unique & thus difficult
to source chargers in the event that you leave homw without it. 2. The
battery runs out quickly. 3. Later on, software issues comes in - you
cannot assign ringtones to contact / edit contact profile etc. You get
operation failed display 3. The games are not really interactive. Wished
it was compartible with other nokia series. 4. I've tried to update
the phone's firmware to no success. Maybe it's my phone that's 'perculiar'
but i've not really enjoyed it!. In fact, i've got myself a Nokia E65
which I find more fantastic.
Reviewed by mutts from nuts on 23rd Mar 2008
Reviewed by Christian E. from United Kingdom on
20th Mar 2008
Had this phone now for almost a month and at first I had second thoughts
of retrning it back but it worked out for me. I had the N95 before this
and I was not able to use all the features of theat phone (just text
& calls). The glass cover of the Luna is just so beautiful, you can
watch the keypads "pulsate", just so sweet, the screen is superb, very
clear. Battery lasts 2 days for me. The only downside is the weight..
140 + grams...but it does not matter...it's just so beautiful. (The
Nokia 8910i still tops my list).
Reviewed by SHAUN from UK on 20th Mar 2008
FANTASTIC LOOKING PHONE BUT VERY POOR RECEPTION DURING CALLS AND A VERY
HEAVY PHONE POOR FETURES BUT VERY STYLISH
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 24th Feb 2008
Waste of money,the phone switches itself off and when i try to turn
it back on it crashes and won't load up and turns itself back off again.
This is the third time in as many weeks that this has happened. On the
last 2 occasions I have been lucky and it has seemed to fix itself within
a few hours. This time I have been trying for nearly 2 days to get it
Reviewed by WIlliam from United Kingdom on 23rd
I've had many Nokia phones. The 8600 Luna is the best they have ever
produced! Ok, it doesn't have the features of the N95 but it does turn
peoples heads. I find that the battery life lasts for 2 1/2 days. People
that experience less time than this, I would suggest you try and drain
this every so often ie once a month! As for signal wise, it's perfect
and does it's job VERY well as what a phone should do! Well done Nokia!
Reviewed by MomofOne from England on 22nd Feb
I have a problem with my Nokia 8600, it seems to suffer from interference
when making calls. It is a nice phone but I will be changing it soon
due the problem.
Reviewed by shagar from england on 15th Feb 2008
i have a nokia 8600 luna and i had it b4 it came out in the uk and it
is a great mobile phone exept wen i had a serious sofware problem ps
do noy upgrade da software verison on dis fne as it totally messes up
Reviewed by Baljein from Uzbek on 14th Feb 2008
I personally feel sorry for nokia because it will definitely be difficult
to top this phone. The arte is decent but cannot match the glass cover.
the phone feels heavy making it feel more expensive than it is. only
problem is the sound could be better. TRUST ME THIS IS THE BEST PHONE
TO DATE,(SORRY BUT I THINK THE 8910i COMES SECOND).
Reviewed by Harry KHAN from UK on 13th Feb 2008
This is the second best phone i have ever purchased (after the nokia
8910i). It is truly a masterpiece and will guarantee to turn heads.
The phone looks a million pounds and the accesories which come with
the phone are also brilliant. The phone definitely better than the iphone
and the N95 ( i actually sold my N95 to buy this) the n95 is for proper
business men. Howver i only had the N95 for a week because i found i
didn;t even any of the features. This is a simple phone which does all
your necessary functions. Thus far i can't say i have found a fault.
Reviewed by Lazy from UK on 10th Feb 2008
Had this phone for a few mths,not very good on weak signals, have fully
charged battery on to find it totaly flat next day with hardly any use?
this has happened on a few occasions. Not as good as the V3 imo.Better
Reviewed by Craig H from England on 8th Feb 2008
I had this supplied to me on insurance as a 'similar replacement' for
my fantastic 8800 Sirocco which was damaged recently. I think it is
a capable phone but has been chavved up to appeal to the fashion market
at the expense of build quality whereas the Sirocco was simply refined
class. The screen has three bright faulty pixels and the camera lens
is offset/wonky in it's square recess. Also it is not too good in weak
signal areas. A disappointing substitute for Nokias real flagship phone
- the 8800.
Reviewed by niaz ali hussaini from pakistan on
5th Feb 2008
i loved this mobile. not, just i have seen the picture and ads, bcz
i have been using it for 3 months, and it really makes my mobile called
special. bcz of its unique qualities....... thanks
Reviewed by chris from england on 2nd Feb 2008
Its a very stylish phone with its nutshell
Reviewed by gj3 from saftey land on 30th Jan 2008
this phone is great
Reviewed by Arby from UK on 29th Jan 2008
I've never hadany problems with this phone. The speaker, the screen
and the battery are all ok. I have 2 of these phones and both been excellent.
Maybe its the software/firmware that the network companies install that
doesnt work 100% with the phone. On O2 its perfect. great phone
Reviewed by olaf paulus from holland on 24th Jan
The only plastic in my pocket is my creditcard!
Reviewed by Luke from England on 23rd Jan 2008
this phone is the worst thing ever, ALWAYS crashes and restarts then
crashes again over and over. absolute waste of time and money. i want
to kill the designer.
Reviewed by Alan from China on 7th Jan 2008
i bought this phone a month ago, and it seems like im going to keep
this puppy a little while longer!! ive been through countless phones,
but this one takes the biscuit. looks great, battery life is good, camera
is average (thats why ppl buy cameras duhhh), does everything a mobile
phone should do tbh. text and calls. the downside to this phone is my
finger keeps gettin caught from the rear part of the slider. other than
that overall an overall stylish sexy phone. thanks nokia
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 6th Jan 2008
I've just had three of these Luna's all three I've had to send back
due a the speaker fault. Crackles loads can't hear ringtones or loud
speaker calls very well. Looks great but Nokia deffo have a problem
with the speaker they have used on this handset. Think I'll wait for
the 8800 Arte now to replace my 8800 Sirocco.
Reviewed by richard from uk on 5th Jan 2008
worse phone ever.... on my second one now and its just developed another
speaker problem where the other person can not hear me and then it cuts
off. ok the phone looks good but i need one that also works too....
Reviewed by rav from england on 31st Dec 2007
excellent phone.. stylish and everything... butt.. speaker phone i rubbish.
ive got a few problems with it when the music playes when a call is
coming.. it just crakles so much. great phone to have though!!
Reviewed by mr kham from england on 20th Dec 2007
The phone looks well stylish and is amazing to use, but i have had the
phone for over 1 month, and i get vibration in the speaker when i speak
into the microphone, hence i have to drop the phone, i seee that this
is a common fault with the phone, ans i do not recommed it until they
look into the fault
Reviewed by Gurl from Singapore on 30th Nov 2007
I just got the Luna 8600 today. And i think this phone is worth for
money and it has its basci functions. Go get a digital camera and PSP
for games. This phone just enables one to text, call and radio. Overall,
no regrets buying this LUNA. <3 :DD GO GET IT MAN!
Reviewed by Ryan Wilson from UK on 14th Nov 2007
Sorry, worst phone I have ever had. Looks nice, but ye... thats it.
No good features, rubbish camera, poor audio quality. And on odd occasions
I have to hang up and redial because the audio quality is very tinni!!!
Would never recommend it... just ordered the LG VIEWTY! :)
Reviewed by Oz from UK on 4th Nov 2007
Lovely phone, feels special to use! Battery performance seems ok so
Reviewed by JamIs from UK on 25th Oct 2007
If you want a camera, get a camera! If u want an MP3 player, get an
MP3 player!! If u want an elegant, stylish, and exclusive Mobile Phone
(u know, to make and receive phone calls, save beautiful girls' numbers
etc..) then u cannot fault the Nokia 8600!! For looks and sheer quality
of design, it doesn't get any better! AND, buy it legitimately you will
get everything u need with it, case, bluetooth etc... Still, I prefer
the sirocco :)
Reviewed by Ronwald from Philippines on 23rd Oct
I own the original 8800 and the sirocco. I recently bought the new 8600
luna and so far, i love it. It looks better, functions better, and is
also as exclusive as the two 8 series phones prior to the 8600. But
this phone is for the type of people who love style and exclusivity,
it isnt for the all in one types. But owning one is definitely a winner.
Reviewed by russ from england on 21st Oct 2007
GREAT PHONE PURCHASED ONE 2DAY...STUNNING LOOKS...BUT FEATURES ARE NOT
ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY..MY ADVICE IS IF U WANT A GOOD LOOKING
PHONE AND HAVE AN IPOD THIS IS THE WAY 2 GO 10/10
Reviewed by cied from uk on 20th Oct 2007
This phone anyone would fall in love with at first sight, but is it
worth the price? costing £450 in shops for pay & go its hardly cheap!
and the features are very average, there is no expandable memory with
128 mb enough for 30 songs and its only 2 megapixel camera ! in my opinion
you should get yourself an 8 megapixel camera(£200) and buy a nokia
3330(10£) and a 128 mb mp3 player (£20) iam giving it 3 because its
got an outstanding design and looks
Reviewed by Paul from England on 2nd Oct 2007
What can i say...Amazing. It does exactly what its supposed to do and
feels such a quality item. I would recomend to anyone... (except for
those who want a phone that does everything!)
Reviewed by William from UK on 28th Sep 2007
The 8600 Luna is the best of all Nokia's and currently the most sexiest
phone on the market. For those individuals who knock this phone are
pretty sad! Haven't you ever heard of quality over quantity!!! Yes,
handsets like the N95 has all the features when they work but again
having no battery life is as good as nothing. People moan about the
poor battery life on the Luna, well I've no problems with mine....try
and discharge it for 3 times and then maybe you'll find it'll work better!
As for those who says it doesn't come with a case, well try NOT to buy
this from the back of a lorry! As for the phone itself, the build quality
is amazing and for those mentioning that the screen freezes and crashes....well
it does use the old operating system which is virtually faultless! The
Luna isn't a phone for every individual hence why they have problems.....if
you have class, maybe you'd appreciate it more!
Reviewed by Tony from England on 21st Sep 2007
The Phone is pretty, but that is where it ends. Clumbsy keyboard bottom
row keys almost blocked by slider. No WiFi Poor messaging with bad keyboard
and addressing system. ok if it was a cheap phone but it isn't. Earpiece
quality mentioned before is poor and battery life is a joke Other features
are matched or beaten by every phone at this price level Glad I got
it on free upgrade (My son has it now and now he is moaning about the
Reviewed by ella from uk on 21st Sep 2007
This phone is rubbish. The worst one ive had. Mine broke within the
1st week of getting it. The earphones are bad aswell.
Reviewed by steve from ireland on 16th Sep 2007
earpiece quality is very bad
Reviewed by Shezad Init Fones Init from Blackburn little
harwood on 12th Sep 2007
excellnt fpone i bought it for 4 tonne wen it came out and till this
day its workin perfect6 battery life isnt as good as my nokia 1100,
n95, sirocco, shirocco or my g600 but its ok , would reccomend it to
a lot of people as its excellnt design it great !!!
Reviewed by George from UK on 12th Sep 2007
I think it's amazing.
Reviewed by Ali from UK on 12th Sep 2007
Fantastic. Wasn't expecting it to be but the phone looks great and is
practical. battery life is quite good. Definetely best phone I owned.
Reviewed by tan vu from vietnam on 10th Sep 2007
The phone is amazing and i really reallly like it.
Reviewed by naiem from England on 9th Sep 2007
nokia 8600, finally nokia have made a beautiful phone that is practical.
i previously had the 8800 and it was a posers dream but very shallow
in the sence that it wasent practical, however the luna is the complete
opposite. the luna has the mp3 funtion which when used doeent kill the
battery in 2 mins but you can listen to mp3 or the radio for hours and
used the phone without it going flat. being a current user of a xda
exec, i found the email fuction quite useful. for a small phone which
does loads its definatly a 5 star phone.
Reviewed by amkdirect from UK on 9th Sep 2007
People with class and and distinction will apreciate this phone. How
can you relate with this phone when you have never experienced the meaning
of substance either by way of use or by way of belonging. Something
to think about! Nokia did not design this phone for everyone. It was
made for people with class! Upgrade your life and then maybe, just maybe.....
Reviewed by Saba from UK on 6th Sep 2007
What a phone, looks unreal. i love everything about it! great battery
can even charge it using pc, Good smart phone...go for it.
Reviewed by Bhuvan sharma from India,Punjab,Ludhiana
on 1st Sep 2007
IT IS COOL AND SMART MOBILE.NOKIA DO NICE WORK ON IT. KEEP GOING NOKIA
I AM WITH YOU I AM YOUR BIG FAN
Reviewed by husselr from uk on 30th Aug 2007
loadz of people saying weird stuff like they should have included a
case... well mine did, and someone else said that its too heavy if you
talk alot on the phone... again this is funny as my 8600 had a bluetooth
included in the box so weight should be the last problem, im wondering
if these people bought their phones ligitally????
Reviewed by xxmariahsxx from england on 26th Aug
stylish n very sexiiiii!!! no problems with it yetxxmariahsxx
Reviewed by andrew bowater from england on 24th
I purchased this today and amazed of the things it can do amazing all
around cool phone
Reviewed by Luke Williams from Leicester Uk on
19th Aug 2007
What a phone, looks unreal. i love everything about it! great battery
can even charge it using pc, very smart.
Reviewed by Lee from Uk on 19th Aug 2007
Phil, Check the box as a case is provided with the handset ! People
talk about battery talktime/standby life and rightly so , as with no
juice in the battery what use is the fone. What needs to be apparant
tho is how you personally use the handset in your daily lifes. I use
it for talking and texts mainly so I get 4-5 days out of mine. Although
someone using it for mp3/games as well as calls and texts will experiance
a more limited charge. Leaving bluetooth on or using the alarms will
shorten it too. Also limited network coverage and weather conditions
will make the fone work harder to maintain signal. Watching the keypad
lights glow may look nice but is an obvious drain as well as the screensavers
etc. After the 4-5 charge your battery will be at its optimum. I made
a review earlier and gave 4 stars as I had to take time to see how the
battery works in my lifestyle, hence this 2nd post and 5 stars.
Reviewed by RN from UK on 18th Aug 2007
Would not recommend this handset. Had it a week and am changing for
a Samsung. When you try and send a text you have to select who you are
texting first, then your text (this bugs me). The slide at the bottom
gets in the way, especially if you are trying to text quickly. And I
find the predictive text a bit rubbish. Best quality about it is that
it looks good.
Reviewed by Dave P from UK on 18th Aug 2007
Fab phone - stunning!!!
Reviewed by Adel El Husseiny from Egypt on 16th
Nokia 8600 is number one. Excellent work Nokia
Reviewed by Marcus from Uk on 14th Aug 2007
Great looking phone but a big let down, crashes all the time, screen
freezes, sound is really poor quality, sorry not practical enough for
Reviewed by Tris from UK on 11th Aug 2007
Fantastic phone. Looks the part, has everything you need. Best phone
money can buy at the moment.
Reviewed by Beth baby from halifax on 9th Aug
this phone is highly unreccomended!
Reviewed by 303 Squadron from UK/PL on 8th Aug
i`ve got this phone since couple weeks, all what i can say; really battery
life is rubbish, max 2/3 days, i changed light indicator to always off
and looks like keeping battery one more day
Reviewed by Phil from uk on 7th Aug 2007
Just got my phone, features are pretty good but i tried to put music
on it and when it got to the third track it said i hadn' enough memory.
In the above information it says up to 30 songs. Another let down is
the alarm, u can only set it once where as my previous phone u cud set
as many as u wanted. O and i thought a case wud have been included in
the box as wel.
Reviewed by AZAD from PAKISTAN on 7th Aug 2007
i luv da phone.very gud & sexi.i sleep wit my baby.
Reviewed by barry from mcguigan on 6th Aug 2007
feel this phone is lacking quality for the price range.i splashed out
over £250 to get this and it does nothing more than my k800 ,that i
had previously.it occasionally switches itself off too.i would not say
its a bad phone but for the price range,i would go for something cheaper
that does everything you want.
Reviewed by azim from england on 3rd Aug 2007
one of the best phones in the world. the voice cleariality is great
the phone looks the part. before i bougt this phone i had the n95 but
that phone is dust compared to this phone
Reviewed by rumahn from england on 3rd Aug 2007
trust me ive had some experience with fones 1st the motorola pebl then
w300i then came the n95 then this and trust me this is dodgey the microphone
is rubbish and it freezez all the time. but looks great (like me) and
the 16 million colour screen makes up for all of them. but now ive got
the sony ericsson k810i which is fantastic (also like me) so........................
get yhe k810i its shown above
Reviewed by Lee , Be Happy from U.k on 2nd Aug
I agree with Lee who posted on 25/7/07. I too have just purchased the
Luna and on 1st impressions im pleased with it. The build is solid,
and nothing like some other handsets in the market place that feel like
they could crumble in your hand. Nothing too new on the specs that is
supplied with other Nokia's. Stable interface and the old tried and
tested menu system. The case is a nice addition too. I owned the Nokia
8800 before this and felt it time to move on. No regrets. Only thing
to really test is the batteries call and standby time. Hence my rating
of 4 stars at the moment.
Reviewed by rzvwien from Austria on 1st Aug 2007
The 8600 Luna is a mobile what make exactly what a phone must do: making
and receiving calls, send and receive sms. But Luna makes all that with
STYLE. So, if you want style and build quality, you must pay, is simple.For
people who need 5mpx camera, 2gb memory,wlan, etc, there are many others
phones at half or less then half price, but without style and feeling,
just common phones. PS: please excuse my english, i"m german.
Reviewed by jon from england on 1st Aug 2007
much better than the 8800, a great phone that does what a phone should
do - and does it well
Reviewed by Humayon from UK on 30th Jul 2007
5 STARS is an understatement, the best phone I have had in years, this
is what you need if you need a phone, we have our sat navs, mp3 players
and digital cameras why need all the features in a phone, you dont buy
a camera and look for a phone in it do you...this is pure CLASS!!. A
neat phone, features do justice to the phone. If you need a phone which
looks good feels good this is the one!!!
Reviewed by mayanka from india on 27th Jul 2007
Reviewed by lee from UK on 25th Jul 2007
I was after a phone that did one thing.. make calls. I'm not interested
in cameras and MP3's until they get to the stage where they are better
than my ipod or digital camera. So on this basis alone i have to say
what a phone! it looks and feels very smooth and solid, with a touch
of class that you simply dont get with other phones. The OS is very
easy and quick, and the button spacing is pretty good. Unlike the 8800
(which i did not keep) the battery is far better, and the volume on
the earpiece is again much better than previous efforts. All in all
great for two things: 1. making calls 2. looking really cool... ultra
cool in fact :o)
Reviewed by AMBERINE from UK on 20th Jul 2007
This phone is real sexy stunner but not very practical. I was so excited
when I bought it. The battery life is rubbish, the memory is also no
good and you will need a second phone as it doesn't have an expandable
memory. I went to see the Dreamboys and half way through filming their
show, I had an on screen message to say the memory was full and I only
stored 3 songs on it! I wasn't very happy about that. I'm sadly returning
it today but I won't be missing it. It's just a trophy phone with no
other practical use. I don't know what Nokia were thinking. It's also
a bit on the heavy side and gives you arm ache if you spend a lot of
time on the phone. So not worth wasting your money on really.
Reviewed by Rehan from car phne ware house(ERM) on
18th Jul 2007
Same features as the old 8800 sirocco,but looks far better. Yes its
very expensive but worth it when u take this fone in front of ur grlfrnd.Drawback
it's like a brick 2 hard 2 handle in Pocket.Any ways i like dis device.
Reviewed by syed from uk on 15th Jul 2007
this phone is just expensive. it looks nice but the features are nothing
special. save your money and buy something else that is actually a PHONE
and does what a phone is supposed to do. features come first before
Reviewed by herman from england on 12th Jul 2007
RUBBISH phone. switches itself off, crashes, when people call you they
cant hear you and you have to turn the phone on and off. Before you
buy this phone, call up a couple of stores and ask them how many they've
had back! You'll think twice about getting it. cant understand some
peoples high rating. nearly everyone I know has had problems with it.
Reviewed by Andrew from Glasgow on 11th Jul 2007
I change my phone every year (sometimes after 8mth) this is without
doubt the best phone i have owned it just ooses class BUY IT TODAY
Reviewed by chris from england on 1st Jul 2007
this phone is boss
Reviewed by jonathan porter from uk on 30th Jun
what a fone , buy it .Phone of the year
Reviewed by mansangar from spain on 27th Jun 2007
equal to 8800 only with better display... very expensive, very poor,
Reviewed by jordan freeman from england on 26th
this fone is dump i have had it 4 u 3 hours and it has used up all my
Reviewed by Nadeem from England on 23rd Jun 2007
its a great phone
Reviewed by Matt from England, where else? on
22nd Jun 2007
This fone RULES!!!!!! I love it! the screen is awesome, and the actual
fone fells so weighty and nice. I like the smoked glass, that looks
cool. It is also properly loud. Shame about the perthetic memeroy though...
Other than tht, this fone is the bomb and i love it, the camera isnt
bad like everyone says, and although an n95 might have more features,
its a brick. This might be too, but a sweet brick at that. Did i mention
Reviewed by Albert from jamiaca on 22nd Jun 2007
never had one yet but it seems damn good to me so just based on what
I have seen from my friends
Reviewed by Jack from loughborough on 21st Jun
what a phone. i like it so much i bought 2 of them. one for me and one
for my girl.
Reviewed by Manoj from India on 20th Jun 2007
oh man this mobile is real a sexy bomb.
Reviewed by Borat from kazakhastan on 17th Jun
Oh man! This phone is too good. Number 1. 10 I give it!
Reviewed by Albert from UK on 16th Jun 2007
As an owner of both the 8800 and 8800 Sirocco, I was keen on getting
this new premium 8-series. On first impressions, the screen is fantastic.
The smoked glass looks cool. However, all the plus points ends here.
The build quality and consistency falls short in the 8600, the most
obvious giveaway is the cheap-feel back panel. The 8910i was surrounded
by titanium, both the 8800 and 8800 Sirocco was surrounded by stainless
steal (except the antenna area). Most of the premium 8-series (8810,
8850 and 8890 inclusive) followed this consistent build quality but
the 8600 falls short of this. Slide the keypad out and compare it with
the 8800 and 8800 Sirocco, it seems Nokia phones as of let is getting
uglier. The original 8800 looked great. The 8800 Sirocco raised an eyebrow
but the 8600 just seems to lack something. It is slightly heavier than
the Sirocco and no doubt better performing but it falls short on the
looks and build quality department. The 8600 most definitely hasn't
won me over and it looks like my Sirocco will have to bear with me a
Reviewed by Dean from England on 15th Jun 2007
ok this phone does exactly what its suppose to and thats look good,it
isnt made to have good features or the best camera or be light its made
to look sexy and thats what it does.NOKIA LACK BUILD QUALITY THESE DAYS
BUT THIS PHONE IS MADE HOW IT SHOULD BE,DEFINATE BUY IF YOU WANT PEOPLE
TO DROOL AT YOUR PHONE
Reviewed by Laila from Au on 13th Jun 2007
Amazingly sexy phone (suits me well!). Very easy to use but the phone
screen freezes sometimes. I will be getting in contact with Nokia to
work something out like a replacement but it's not too bad. Could be
better. The camera hasn't got a flash so yeah... It's great if you like
light-weight, easy to use phones that look awesome. ♥xX♥Laila♥Xx♥
Reviewed by Eloize from UK on 11th Jun 2007
Does anyone else's sound disappoint? Mine sounds really tinny and cheap...
Don't know if that's the case with all of them, I'm going back to Carphone
Warehouse tommorow though to ask because if that's how it's supposed
to sound it's shocking!
Reviewed by Oly from UK on 11th Jun 2007
I got this phone today, I went for looks. The weight is a bit more than
the usual nokia but then it is made from stainless steel inside. Camera
is good quality, dont know about battery life yet!! Realy nice phone.
Reviewed by cpfc from england on 9th Jun 2007
Wow This is a must have phone just look how Sexy It looks!....screen
is grate weight is a bit much but what you going to do.If you go for
looks ;) get this!
Reviewed by sdtfhgjk from england on 9th Jun 2007
this camera is amazing everyone should buy this it has looks good camera
life it is amazing
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 8th Jun 2007
Hi, I'm Paul. I'm a 35 year old single male. I own a Nokia 8600 and
have a big willy. But that's enough about me, what about the phone?
Sure, it's cool. I have none of the troubles these other guys have.
Maybe they're just losers. Know what I'm saying girls? Seriously, this
phone is better than my old 8800. Buy it now.
Reviewed by Ali G from Wales on 8th Jun 2007
Boom Shaka Laka Yo world now lisen up , me got this fone 2 days back
, me usin this handset 4 making calls and receiving calls like mad ,
but fone's got nice bettery life and fone looks sexy on my hands too,nice
and easy to use, no junk no fun,just simple and elegent fone this is
my brother,.if u have look + attitude and u believe in style so go for
it my man ..8600 rocks guyz me tellin u,. now i got a go,. love nokia
,. live and let live and long live 8600,. dont do drugs., peace, ..
yo , West Side ..
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 6th Jun 2007
this phone is not good it freezes and i'm going to give it back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by zoher from london (UK) on 5th Jun
Pretty good phone with good quality slide and great screen. Cameras
not great but then again this isn't a phone for those who want the most
up to date technology. But sadly only worth the money if on upgrade
or bought on ebay cheaply.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 4th Jun 2007
What a dissapointment. This phone is just a copy of the 6300, only without
an expandable memory card slot and dull graphics. After upgrading from
my Sirocco, I was expecting a premium handset. Unfortunately, it is
far more basic than that. Yes it looks nice (Though for the same price
as a sirocco, it actually looks very cheap, IMHO). Nokia really have
lost their way with this handset. I have sent mine back and will stick
to my others!
Reviewed by Bradm from UK on 3rd Jun 2007
Some advise, I currently have the model, does anybody’s model,
do the following. 1) Lots of network noise whilst on a phone call 2)
Suddenly the signal drops without reason then cuts the call, and then
the signal returns. Thanks BC
Reviewed by ryan from england on 3rd Jun 2007
This phone is good, but if you want style and looks go for the sirocco
there both basically the same. It aint nothing special.
Reviewed by Jay from England on 2nd Jun 2007
Got it this morning,the screen is amazing, overall tho the fone hasnt
impressed me, may very change it in the next few days, the cameras a
joke, my 3 year old k750i is better, as is the memory. Fone is heavy
too, had my door keys in one pocket, fone in the other and my jeans
almost fell down, should sell this fone with a free belt in the box
:P There are better fones on the market than this, if you want a fone
just for the looks get the LG Prada.
Reviewed by Hayat from Scotland on 2nd Jun 2007
What a phone! Stunning looks, keypad is nice to use and battery life
is not bad. Camera is ok but no memory card slot is only downside. Supeb
package and exclusive! This is THE phone for dons!
Reviewed by Oliver from England on 31st May 2007
best phone ever, could of had a better camera though, but the 16 million
colour screen makes up for that! (first one to review)!!!!