Nokia 8800 Arte Review
In a nutshell: It's Nokia's most exclusive phone to date, and
you won't see many of these on the street. The 8800 Arte is crafted
from premium materials, and should be considered as a luxury item, not
a tech gadget or a workhorse phone. Still, it has 3G, a 3 megapixel
camera, and a music player, as well as making you look good while you're
making calls. But if you have to ask the price, then it's not the right
phone for you!
Review: January 2008. Updated October 2008.
The Nokia 8800 Arte is Nokia's latest in its premium range of phones.
Following on from the 8800, 8800
Sirocco and 8600 Luna, it seems that
the marketing guys at Nokia felt that £400 - £500 for a
phone was no way nearly enough, so they have priced the 8800 Arte at
close to double that. This is pushing prices towards Vertu levels (Nokia's
ultra-exclusive brand), so the chances are you won't see many of these
phones on the street.
The standard 8800 Arte comes in a black metal and glass finish, but
there's also a Sapphire Arte version. The Sapphire Arte looks like bling
gone badly wrong. It's a kind of sludge colour with a real leather finish
and incorporates a real jewel into the navigation key. Gentle reader,
we couldn't bring ourselves to include a photo of this hideous creation
on our website, so you'll have to use your imagination.
The 8800 Arte is all about premium materials and subtle design details,
especially in the way that the phone responds. For instance, if you
tap the phone, the time appears on the display. If you want to silence
a ring, you just turn the phone face down. The Arte features "living
wallpaper" - wallpaper that changes depending on the time of day
and the state of the phone, e.g. battery charge level, etc. As with
the other premium range phones, the Arte comes with exclusive graphics,
themes and ringtones. One of the problems with glossy black phones is
that they act as fingerprint magnets, but Nokia have introduced a special
anti-fingerprint coating for the Arte, which helps to keep the phone
looking at its best.
Feature-wise its a 3G mobile with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus
(no flash), a high quality display and a music player. Unlike the 8600
and Sirocco there isn't a radio - Nokia's market research probably revealed
that a radio wasn't a big deal for the target market. There's no memory
card, but it comes with 1 Gbyte of built-in memory, which will probably
be enough for the kind of user Nokia has in mind. In other words it
does enough but isn't all-singing and all-dancing.
It's quite a heavy phone at 150g, due mainly to the use of metal, and
its slim but not ultra-slim. It's narrower than Samsung's slide phones,
making it nice and easy to hold. The only thing that could be improved
physically is the rather small keypad.
You get a lot of extras in the sales package (although when you remember
the price, you can hardly describe this as "generous"), including
a desk stand, a linen-lined pouch and a Bluetooth headset.
How to rate such a phone? We have to consider who the Arte is aimed
at. Obviously someone with plenty of disposable income who is looking
for design and exclusivity ahead of tech gadgets. Someone wanting to
create an impression and willing to sacrifice some degree of usability.
For this person, the Arte is the perfect phone, but there won't be many
such people around. That's the point really. The 8800 Arte has now been
joined by the even more exclusive Carbon
Features of the Nokia 8800 Arte include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus
- Video camera
- Display: 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player
- Polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Java games
- WAP, GPRS, EDGE, 3G
- Web browser
- Memory: 1 Gbyte
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Size: 109 x 46 x 15 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
Nokia 8800 Arte User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 1st Jan 2012
First my dad bought this phone and I didnt take much notice of it but
when I saw it properly and felt it, it was amazing, I tested the sounds
and the phone was louder than a 6233 with the Nokia Arte Tone from the
Ad, Soon as it got sold I wanted a new one so went on ebay and bought
a Carbon when i got it and switched it on i was gutted. The phone was
a fake, the weight was similar and when i looked at it, it was beautiful
but as soon as i heard the start up tone i knew ive been scammed it
was advertised as a real one yet i recieved a fake 2 years on im still
looking for a BLACK ONE not any other because the BLACK ONE is beautiful!!
Reviewed by Paa Sammy from Ghana on 14th Feb 2010
its a nice phone
Reviewed by Dave from Stevenege UK on 12th Feb
I just brought a nokia 8800 arte and over the years I have had many
phones made by nokia and i have found this phone to be the best if you
want to take pictures go buy a digital camera if you want to listen
to music go buy a ipod if you want a phone that will last buy a 8800
Reviewed by Kay from London on 10th Feb 2010
im a gadget lover and i know this phone doesnt have much but it looks
amazing, if you want this phone with gadgets i suggest you get 2 phones,
one for sexyness and style and the other for music, pix, gadgets etc.
personally i have the 8800 and 5800 and ilove it
Reviewed by ajay from london,middlesex on 3rd
this phone is the the greatest phone
Reviewed by tony from uk on 1st Jan 2010
This mobile has bad reviews about it turning itself off, crashing, the
cover brakes, and its slow, yes it looks good, but should the look good
feature cost about £800? But dont lots of orther mobiles look good that
are half the price with better specs, this has only basic specs and
nokia cant even make the phone fast, this is a waste, also RIZ from
australia, i have a sony Ericsson c905, all of my friends say 'wow,
is that the new one' - im like yeh -'that phone is really cool.' it
cost me £180 ulocked mint condition, sold as new, with years guarantee
inluded. Nokia cant even get the rubbish phones right, although that's
not to say all of there phones are rubbish, such as 5530 or 5800.
Reviewed by Dave B from England on 8th Dec 2009
I got the Arte around July 08. at 1st i loved it. but after a few months
it started turning it's self off. befor i'd had it a year, the screen
got a crack in it, and that was only in my pocket. Also i found it very
hard to hear people talking on it. I ended up putting them on loudspeaker.
Yes it looks great, but it didn't last the length of my 18month contract.
The free bluetooth broke quickly (twice)& the cover didn't last long
Reviewed by AJ Mohammad from Kuwait on 19th Nov
It's great phone.. I just love it..
Reviewed by Zubair Butt from PAKISTAN on 17th
IT DOES HAVE AN AMAZING ACQUIRING SIGNAL STRENGTH. 5 STARS * * * * *
Reviewed by Izzy from england on 11th Apr 2009
Love this phone is the best if your gonna buy a phone MY ADVICE buy
this iz is slick,and looks buisness like and trust me you will look
good with it !!
Reviewed by Shayne from London, England on 3rd
I have the sapphire and yes it does look the part and it does what it
does well. My only complaint would be the battery life. I suppose i
have had it for a year now but i dont remember it being that good ever.
Would not mind so much if the battery indicator was accurate and told
me how much power I had to work with. Instaed it displays a full battery
or 3/4 when it has nothing. But all in all its the daddy!!
Reviewed by David Kilburn from UK on 22nd Jan
Great phone, very sleek, very light and also looks feels like quailty
Reviewed by Alex from Canada on 8th Jan 2009
I have it for about a year now. I've dropped it few times, first time
on the first day. use it as a work horse, 1500 to 2000 a month at least.
it froze maybe 2 - 3 times, dropped calls about same 2 - 3 times, considering
how much i use it,it does not bother me at all. It is solid, exclusive,
sexiest phone you could get. like one my bodies said: "pure sex" the
only beef I got with Nokia is Dust on a screen & no 850. other then
that it is Perfect.
Reviewed by William from United Kingdom on 20th
I've just brought an Arte because it's the best premium / looking phone
to date. This is my replacement for the Luna and no doubt the build
is superb! I feel sorry for those people who rated this handset with
1 star!!! I think that you should have checked the features out before
buying this! If you want a good music player buy an IPOD! Want a nice
camera buy one. This is a phone and does everything a phone should do!
I love my Arte and it matches my Omega watch! If you want cheap, get
an N95 where it has it all! .....buy a budget phone and go to Argos
where it's cheap in all departments!
Reviewed by jinesh jose from uk on 18th Nov 2008
8800 arte is amazing...i have always been a fan of 8800 phones..the
phone will never let u down..stands out ..unique and stylish phone in
the market till date...its got all features what u need in a phone..plus
the outstanding looks which no other phone has...yes its a true pride
and others envy... email@example.com
Reviewed by S Laher from UK on 28th Oct 2008
Very dissapointed with the phone lots of problems with incoming calls
an the phone keep losing reception/signal very poor
Reviewed by kashif from uk on 20th Oct 2008
hi peoples i like 8800 series i got 8810 to 8800 arte
Reviewed by Riz from Australia on 27th Sep 2008
Hi guys,I worked in one of the Nokia's sales office as a branch manager
back in Pakistan for 5 years and finally when i resigned to move to
Australia I've been given a new Nokia 6230i as a gift it was a expensive
brand new release. So I've used it for almost for 5 years no problems
at all.I also have Nokia's 9500 as a company phone.a week ago i was
passing by Nokia store in Perth Austalia. decidied to go inside and
have a look around.I already new that 88 series is the top most in Nokia,
so I asked one of the girls to show me the new 8800 Arte Sapphire she
said "sorry sir we don't have it in stock" please take a seat I'll check
if any other store have it in the their stock. She tried a lot but could'nt
find one in Perth. So long story short, She said but we do have Nokia
8800 Arte.I had to catch a flight that day so had no other choice but
to buy one up front, paid about AU$1300 and i was hoping that this phone
must be worth it for its price. So she asked me if i wanted to open
the box and set up the phone? I said "No thanks" i'll do it by myself.so
went home i opened the box.First touch to Nokia 8800 Arte It feels like
a heavy phone as its 150g.Then i start taking a closer look on every
single bit installed on Nokia 8800 arte. And i tell you what, it took
only few sec to become in love with this machine.I could'nt sleep properly
that night playing all night with my new Nokia 8800 Arte. Few days ago
i went to the Bank and while i was having a little chat with the manager,
I put my phone on her desk as usual the first thing she said to me was
"gees thats a flash, what is it" ? I said its Nokia 8800 atre. she said
can i have a look ? sure you can my phone rings at the same time and
she just got embrassed "ohh sorry its your call" i said yeah no worries
just turns the phone face down.The words she said to me was "it looks
like Nokia made a Rolls royes in Phones".Man she was impressed I think
phone paid its price then and there. Sure its not under everyone's buget
because its a status symble as Nokia's 88 series always. So if you want
to aswer your calls in penguin dress in front of high rollers coming
out of Maserati bye one now if you can fit in your budget.10/10 from
me. And just for the record I was on phone conference the other day
for 2.5 hours stright the battery didn't even blink a bit. But if you
want P4 in your palm with Vista Business as O/S buy a computer not a
mobile phone. Thanks Nokia....
Reviewed by gilly from uk/preston on 27th Sep
i've owned the original 8800 (still have one), the scirocco and now
the new art.there are two negatives i have with this handset over the
original and scirocco.1,the unit is not sealed very well as mine has
dust and small particles round the edges of the screen. very noticeable
because of the colour.2,It operates a bit slow when navigating around
the menue's especially whilst scrolling images,previous 8800 have not
been this slow.there are many positives about this phone nearly all
apply to the asthetics.all i will say is if you really want one i don't
think you will be disappointed as it truly is a sexy 'n' slick object
of desire but i would recommend you pay as little as possible.....p.s
a compromise would be the nokia 6300 in black, best phone ever in every
Reviewed by l_lmer from UK / Birmingham on 25th
really nice phone would reccomend to people out there, excilent camera
for normal life photos and an excilent battery life if screen brightness
on low, excilent looks will highly reccomend thanks to NOKIA
Reviewed by Joe from England, UK on 22nd Sep 2008
Not very pleased with this phone to be honest - even on a contract we
had to pay around £300 for it, just because of whats it's made out of?
i also dont like how there is no external memory - 1Gb is just not enough.
Reviewed by vivek dhyani from india on 6th Sep
HUMMMM....IT'S A GUD ONE,BUT NOT UP TO THE MARK MEANS ITS BATTREY BACKUP
IS NOT GUD!AGAIN IT'S WEIGHT IS A PROBLEM...
Reviewed by Ayman from UK on 29th Aug 2008
I paid £1000 for an Arte Saphhire from the Nokia store on Regent's Street,
London... I couldn't believe I was actually spending so much on a phone;
I almost choked!!! Now I've had it for a few days, I'm really glad I
did it. It's hardly the most advanced phone on the market... most of
the new range of Nokias are running Symbian s60, whereas the Arte is
on s40. But I didn't buy this phone for its advanced software... This
phone is truly a beauty. I have the brown version with leather detailing
and a sapphire crystal, and it's simply stunning. OK, it's like a magnet
for fingerprints, but after a quick wipe with microfiber cloth, it just
glows! Use this phone in a club, bar, street, anywhere and it turns
heads... but I didn't buy it for anyone else, just for myself, and I
love it! Build quality is top notch (thankfully, I narrowly avoided
buying a Chinese copy from fleabay which would have lasted a week!),
the design is superb, and it's a joy to use. I'll never use the camera,
so I don't care that the camera quality isn't that great (without a
flash, it's pretty much redundant as far as I'm concerned). I wanted
a phone for making phone calls (the bluetooth headset included in the
package is excellent too), texting and syncing my calendar, and this
phone does all these things perfectly... and it's by far the most stylish
phone on the market. I'd have this over a Vertu any day of the week!!!
Reviewed by chamak from uk on 28th Aug 2008
nyc phone its ugly though
Reviewed by hary from india on 20th Aug 2008
Great phone absolutely great
Reviewed by Albert from USA on 17th Aug 2008
I don't understand everyone that's saying this phone has excellent battery
life. Whomever say this must not have very many friends/family, because
within 3 - 4 phone calls, the battery life is dead. Yes, it's an upgrade
from the 8800/8801/Sirocco, but the Sirocco has much better battery
life... Don't get this phone if you receive phone calls constantly.
Reviewed by John from England on 14th Aug 2008
I've just sent my second 8800 arte back, in as many weeks, the amount
of in coming calls not connecting was 70/80%,(in good reception areas)..
case strap broke off after 5 hours, very hard to remove from case,not
good from such an expensive handset,,, im staying with my old 6300 (brilliant
Reviewed by Jonathan Power from England on 9th
There is no other phone worth having in my opinion!
Reviewed by gye from sri lanka on 4th Aug 2008
poor phone bad batery life
Reviewed by Catpat123 from UK on 23rd Jul 2008
I have had this phone for a month now, it took time and a lot of phones
along the way but finally I have found THE ONE!Superb quality and so
easy to use.For those worried about fingerprints carry a spectacle cleaner
around with you.
Reviewed by Alex from England on 22nd Jul 2008
Great phone! I used to have the old 8910i and that lasted me 5 years!
Seriously the build quality is amazing and lasts. It's recently come
down in price too, £180 with a certain network contract (hint: fruit!)
and they gave me £100 credit for an old phone so all i paid is £80 (in
economic terms). I had to go to 4 different branches as it's hard to
get hold off. I dont think it's a phone for the elite only, thats nonsense
as there is the vertu range which are astromically expensive. The battery
lasts 3 days which is awesome. I also installed opera mini 4.1 and that
gives me the whole internet. Wish the camera was a bit better but who
cares, it takes decent pub pics! Overall, a great handset and one of
Reviewed by jaye james from ireland on 11th Jul
fantastic phone i have a relative living in finland thankfully he got
me one a lot cheaper than uk best phone i have ever had for £400 , not
sure i would like it as much if i paid the uk price
Reviewed by Peter C from England on 7th Jul 2008
Had the Arte for a couple of weeks now. Very impressed. It's a great
workhorse and also rates high in feel good factor. The quality of sound,
build and display is excellent. I have fairly big fingers but have no
trouble in using the keys, it's just a matter of getting used to them.
The talk quality is amazing with no lag and no interference. I've been
away from Nokia for a while now with Sony Ericson and Samsung...it's
good to be back. The only slight negative is the weight. It is heavy
but that's a small price to pay and after using it I find every other
lighter plastic phone now feels cheap and inferior. I hesitated before
buying this phone but needn't have done. It is quality.
Reviewed by Mo Ash Adam from UK on 4th Jul 2008
The 8800 Arte, is a average but sleek phone, it is an upgrade in the
way the phone looks compared to the sirocco. It is elegant, bit on the
heavy side and simple to use, the added features such as tap and see
the time or turn the phone around if its on loud to silence the ringer
is a big turn off, because to be honest, thats a useless feature. The
buttins are adequate and much better than its predocessor but they are
sticky and VERY noisy keys. The sensor on the screen i think never works,
it never sense's the sun, so u have to cover the phone at times to see
what you are doing and there is no such invention on the arte that suggests
its finger print free, thats a load of nonsense aswell im forever cleaning
my phone after use or just before, i have given you the downers to this
phone, but over all it is a class phone, it is lovely to use when the
suns not out, and does turn alot of heads. i do think its over priced
for what it is, and nokia could have incoperated a flash with a carl
zeiss lenz to make the pictures come out cristal clear and also had
another speaker when the fone rings. The music player is absolute class.
This phone is lacking in some areas and has been improved in other instances.
i personally love using it even tho it has alot of lacking ability to
do things. the battery life is adequate but i cant seem to find any
car chargers for the phone. It is a gem of a phone tho.
Reviewed by Bill from USA on 3rd Jul 2008
This is just a normal phone, nothing about it warrants it being exclusive.
Do not buy it as you will be left wondering why after a very short time.
Those people who defend it have to as they would look silly if they
didn't after they spent an excessive amount of money on it. Nokia must
be having a laugh at those people's expense
Reviewed by Name from UK on 28th Jun 2008
I have luna and this one is even better...dont hesitate
Reviewed by Acer from India on 27th Jun 2008
Got mine a month ago....Upgrade from the Sirocco.. The way i though
the sirrocco was way better then the 8800.... The arte is not that better
then the Sirrocco though definetely an upgrade only problem i have faced
is with the speaker which seems to lower the sound automatically once
i have used it for very long
Reviewed by yousef from kuwait on 22nd Jun 2008
not bad but it very expensive
Reviewed by Shawn from Scotland on 19th Jun 2008
Its a fantastic phone that oozes style. Well worth the money !!!!!!
Reviewed by Omar from Lativia on 17th Jun 2008
This phone is at best ok. For a premium phone the build quality is well
below standard. It attracts fingerprints and the buttons stick. Features
are ok. This is way overpriced. Im left feeling gutted after spending
so much i have a distinctly average phone.
Reviewed by Vid from uk on 13th Jun 2008
Got my one today on upgrade for free on 40£ contract, outstanding phone,
quality, look, not really bothered about camera or mp3, enough space
for couple photos and songs for wallpapers and ring tones, read lot's
about arte, don't impress reviews from the ones that not have it, and
compare to samsung? it's a shame theres no opposite rating for some
of samsung models, as for 8800 arte next level would be Vertu (that's
Nokia's too)... If you can get one, and if you care about features,
get proper mp3 and camera, it's a phone... happy days
Reviewed by Paul from England/Australia on 9th
it is simply a must for any one who wants quality. For myself i had
to have one after only 2 seconds, the weight and smoothness of this
phone will be legendary for a long time. As for the keypad being to
small i don't agree
Reviewed by Josh george Elli Mohammed Omar Ali Muefar squio
from U.K on 7th Jun 2008
I love it
Reviewed by Bugz from England on 4th Jun 2008
Ok its obvious that most of you people dont have one even if you say
you do.. which i find quite funny. anyone can afford this phone if they
SAVE u dont have to be a millionaire. its alot of money but it will
last along time. so start saving. if you want it save up simple as.
if ud rather spend your money elsewhere then its up2u. i personally
purchased this phone and its one of my favourite things i have, i had
to make sacrifices but it was worth it. but people remember.. things
are things.. they all @@@@ up in the end right!
Reviewed by choudhry from u.k on 1st Jun 2008
this phone is targeted at a niche market as it is a UNIQUE SELLING PRODUCT
for nokia. the target market for this product is consumers who have
high disposable income. so the general public who do not fit into this
category should not bother with this phone as i personally seem it to
be as a offence. good phone overall
Reviewed by Denzil from France on 27th May 2008
Do not buy this phone. It feels cheap and having compared it to other
phones, especially samsung's it really has been poorly built. Anti fingerprint
?? what a load of rubbish. Its worse for dirt and fingerprints than
any other phone ive seen. Eveyone ive met who has this phone deep down
feels like a total plum for forking out so much for a phone as you can
get one better for £15 quid. Ohh and the class screen scratches easily.
Why is this phone expensive ???
Reviewed by Lee from Uk on 25th May 2008
This is my second review. The battery is still going strong and lasts
approx 4 days with quite heavy use. I still have not seen anyone else
with this handset and it still turns heads when im using it. one niggle
tho im afraid. If the sensor is on ie double tap to see the clock while
im playing music the vibration feature actually keeps making the clock
appear... lol... nothing major just annoying when your trying to tur
the music off. Apart from that if you want this as a fone and not as
a pda/multimedia gadget then if you can afford the price tag then you
will not be disappointed !
Reviewed by The Don from UK on 21st May 2008
Love this phone, looks good, feels good, and it fits well in the palm
of my hand, and when receiving a call, boy does it turn heads! This
phone is the creme de la creme, it kills other fashion statement phones
such as the armani and the prada... the features aint too bad either..
i love the way the lite flashes and goes on the left and rite hand side
of the joystick. excellent for texting, and making calls, just that
it doesnt tell u how long uve been on the phone for until after the
call has finished.. battery life is excellent. last 2 days even tho
i call and text a lot. im on a 600 min/unlimited txts price plan.. u
can tell nokia have put gr8 thought into this phone and the way it is
made is just fantastic.. it is a PHONE, not a gadget.. so to speak,
so please nobody complain about the lack of wifi or a 5mp camera. I
love it! Keys do not crack easily, people need 2 look after this phone,
it is a precious item and when looked after properly then there is no
space for moaning! Great phone.. my mates keep asking me to sell this
phone to them for 200, they are crazy! I love being the envy of all...
apart from my fellow 8800 arte or saphire arte users! BRILLIANT!
Reviewed by Dave from Smith on 21st May 2008
This is the worst phone ever! The biggest waste of money. Why oh why
would anyone buy this. You can pick up any other phone for next to nothing
on contract which are more stylish, have better features and are more
compact. Why Nokia why??? I can't give 0 stars. Why??
Reviewed by K from UK on 19th May 2008
I love this phone. The only annoying thing about it is that after making
a phone call the keypad lights stay off, unless you close and re-open
the slide. This is my 2nd one and its happened on both phones. But I
can tolerate this as its not affecting me! Yeah the squeek in the navigation
will go away after constant use. 11 phones Stojia? Real ones or dummys?
Reviewed by george1979 from UK on 18th May 2008
Awful phone. Look elsewhere unless you are impressed with owning the
most expensive products.
Reviewed by Ricardo from UK on 18th May 2008
The first of the 8800 arte i purchaased had a nasty 'squeak' whenever
you pressed the navigation buttons, but only when the slide was shut..
Promptly replaced and so far the replacement has not squeaked. Has anyone
else experienced a squeaky Nokia 8800 Arte?
Reviewed by stojio from scotland on 13th May 2008
i have eleven of these, yes eleven!!! and they are all quality. i usually
lose one a month lol, already lost one last weekend!
Reviewed by Raj from UK on 8th May 2008
Katrina Kaif? using 02 in India? and 3 of the Nokia Arte phones? Keep
dreaming.... I have the phone and it is sick!
Reviewed by James from Scotland on 5th May 2008
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE - the cover that goes over the keys cracks really
easily and it wasn't covered on the warranty so now I have paid £700
for a phone with a cracked keypad cover. Rubbish!
Reviewed by Sarunas from UK on 4th May 2008
upgraded from Sirocco, still trying to find the difference. One bad
point that silent key on keypad does not do it's work ...probably software
issue , the silent index is marked on the key.
Reviewed by Elliot from UK on 3rd May 2008
I decided to go for the 8800 Arte Saphire, I think beauty is in the
eye of the beholder yes it is a sludge brown colour but the leather
makes it tactile and the key backlight are a nice cream kind of colour
instead of the blue colour on the black arte and besides which I think
black is a boring colour. The thing that I like is that it works with
my Motorola S9 music headset and the music player has an equalizer which
also adds the applied equalization to the streamed music to the headset,
rarther than just to the hanset speaker or a directly connected cable
headset as most phones don't apply the equalizer to bluetooth headsets,
on that note I get two days battery life, streaming music for approx
4 Hours and a few calls too and 30 txt's and the 1GB is ample music
for AAC+ format music I have over 28 CD's on it, so a possible music
phone contender. It charges via USB which is great if you use it as
a GSM modem for your laptop as the E90 I had before this used to need
USB cable for the modem connectivity and the charger as the battery
died after 2 hours of surfing, now I can use just one cable to surf
and charge so no need for a mass of wires, in addition the supplied
BH-808 headset charges via USB so if you just have your laptop and the
USB lead but you've forgotten your charger, you can re charge. Excellent
Reviewed by Katrina Kaif from India on 2nd May
i think it was a very good phone i have 3 of them but i noticed that
they all are different they have different pixels weird i thought they
should all be the same they are the same phone!! luv u all thank you
o2 and pay&go they are very good =]=]=]=]=]=]=]
Reviewed by curly from uk on 24th Apr 2008
got mine today verry inpresed so far the phone is puer clas
Reviewed by MystiKaL from UK on 21st Apr 2008
I really like my 8800 Arte! If you want a feature packed phone, go for
the Nokia 95 or iPhone. If you want a solid phone that looks gorgeous
and feels superb, and your not bothered about top of the range features,
this is the phone to go for. Luckily I got mine at reduced price with
a great line rental deal, I coul easily have picked a free upgrade but
I didnt and I believe I have made the right choice! And if for some
reason I get annoyed with my phone (which I doubt at the moment) I have
the luxury of being able to flog it for at least £500!!! I love it!!!
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 16th Apr 2008
This is the best phone I've ever had. I know there are better spec phones
out there but you don't buy this for all the bells and whistles. In
a word, it's all about style and exclusiveness. This is the Roll Royce
of phones period!
Reviewed by Bradm from UK on 16th Apr 2008
Very sad, thought this was a top phone, but the in call quality is so
so poor, even in excellent reception, lots of backround netork noise,i
have found this with a few Nokia's, and thought they may have dealt
with the issue.Seems not,shame really. Bradm
Reviewed by Jay from England on 15th Apr 2008
I have been a collector of all the 8800 series & this fone is the most
amazing eva... I've had no problems with it & was all the pennies i
payed for it.. The 8800 series jus seem to get better and better & i
can't wait for the next 8800 to come out..
Reviewed by Kourosh from Iran on 15th Apr 2008
Reviewed by Neil from England on 12th Apr 2008
I liked the look of this phone from the second I saw it in the shop
did a little research and was almost put off - a lot of people seem
to think it's rubbish. I took the chance and got it - yes it's expensive
but I'll tell you something for free - it rocks!! Looks great and performs
really well - the battery is weak though. Remember its a just cool phone
not an mp3 player or camera etc if you want that go get an ipod or a
camera. The actual phone is even nicer than the fake ones in the shop
- so here's my opinion if you have the cash and like the phone - get
it, it totally rules.
Reviewed by Brad from UK on 11th Apr 2008
Exclusiveness at its best… je ne sais quoi.
Reviewed by tim from uk on 10th Apr 2008
love my one very good and looks outstading
Reviewed by Sarah from Uk on 8th Apr 2008
i personally dont have this phone but a friend of mine does. Personally
is a great looking phone but such a waste of money. It basically the
same as the typical nokia with no "amazing" new features. Yeah it looks
good and is quite an exclusive phoen but seriously.. what is it £700
pay as you go?? how ridiculous! my mates on £60 a month contract and
that is really basic, hardly any minutes. Consider it but you wont be
bowled over by its features. Sar
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 27th Mar 2008
This is my second review. The phone has been fantastic in every way
since I purchased it two months ago sim-free from Nokia online. However,
I have noticed recently that there is dust collecting behind the top
portion of the screen. Not too impressive on a £600 phone! I will contacting
Nokia to what they have to say about it.
Reviewed by Kevin from United Kingdom on 19th
This phone is amazing excellent camera this phone deserves to be part
of nokias elite range the only downside is that it does not have expandable
memory which is abit of a shame because I store alot more than 1gb of
data on my phone such as MP3's photo's etc apart from that this phone
is really good it takes crystal clear photos with the 3.2 mega pixel
camera and it does everything the battery performance is good it also
feels and looks so dam sexy go buy this phone.
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 16th Mar 2008
In a nutshell, brilliant!
Reviewed by Lee from England on 15th Mar 2008
Review by V on 14/3/08. Dude , Yes its heavier than the scricco. The
case loosens up afrer a while or buy one more suited to you. The tap
feature works ok on mine as long as you double tap it. The camera is
better but it does state on the features list it has no flash option.
Sounds like a simple software flash was needed if yours was "freezing"
Battery life is way better than either of the 8800's, hence only one
battery.My battery lasts approx 4.5 days and I make way more call and
texts than you state you use. Remember the battery reaches optimum charge
after several charge and discharges. I can only assume that either your
battery was shot or the power management in the handset was out, or
where you live and commute requires the fone to work harder to maintain
Reviewed by V from England on 14th Mar 2008
Had this as an upgrade from my Scricco...I am now back to my Scricco..
The Arte was rubbish compared to my scricco! It was heavier than it,
had it two weeks and it was already scratched on the side from going
in and out of my shirt pocket. The case they supply is stupid! the amount
of calls i missed by the time i had faffed around pulling the phone
out of the case is unbelievable.. The tap feature for the clock never
worked unless you hit it hard! No flash on the camera! It froze on me
near enough twice a day where i would be left with a whie screen! Finally
battery life is appaling... It lasted me a day from a full charge in
the morning.. That was with 37 mins talking and 12 text messages..Bluetooth
and gprs wa switched off too.. Overall a poor upgrade to be honest!
Reviewed by Les from I.O.W. on 12th Mar 2008
A superb piece of kit with excellent build quality. This is so much
better than previous 8800s and with a scratch resistant screen it's
got to be the best phone out there.
Reviewed by Pete from UK on 12th Mar 2008
I'm not going to go on and on about how good this phone is because you
already know it's the best one on the market at present. I rate it 100%
without any doubt.
Reviewed by Lee from England. on 11th Mar 2008
You either love the 8800 series or you dont ! This arte edition is up
their with the rest of the 8 series. All the features are listed so
their's little point going thru them ! The arte's about style and quality.
Reviewed by Darren from Essex, UK on 10th Mar
Just got this phone today and I'm very pleased with it thus far. The
build and finish is excellent and leaves all other phones in the dark.
Yes, it's expensive but you get what you pay for, it's as simple as
Reviewed by Steve from London on 9th Mar 2008
Bought this phone 2 weeks ago (well free upgrade with O2) - worth asking
to be put through to their retentions team, thats how i get it free.
As for the phone, WOW! as everyone else has said its a true succsessor
to the siroco, the weight is just right, the keys are angled perfectly.
And one BIG bonus which i never expected is True 3G Modem wich alows
465kbps connection. Just link it to your laptop and off you go. As a
whole the best 8800 to date!
Reviewed by Shane from Worthing, England on 8th
I got one of these beauties today and haven’t been able to put
it down since. What a class phone. It’s definitely the best mobile
I’ve ever had and my mates are all very jealous.
Reviewed by Hasan O Brien from England on 7th
This fone is one hundred percent ****, I you have just one the lottery
then fine go out nd buy one if u havent stop acting lyk a show off nd
stick to something like a w810i or u600
Reviewed by Conrad from Brighton, UK on 4th Mar
This phone just oozes quality and exclusiveness. One thing is for sure,
you do not see many of them down your local pub. In fact, since purchasing
mine four weeks ago I have yet to see anybody else with one –
how cool is that? If you want to stand out from the crowd then this
is the phone to go for.
Reviewed by Lorraine from UK on 4th Mar 2008
In a word, brilliant. 100% total satisfaction.
Reviewed by KaCe from UK on 3rd Mar 2008
Just bought one, Amazing!!
Reviewed by Rick O’Shea from Ireland on
3rd Mar 2008
This is the best fone ever. It has everything I need in a fone and the
quality and finish is first rate. The is clearly the Rolls Royce of
fones. If you have the dosh then go out and buy one, if you haven't
then carry on dreaming!
Reviewed by Nikoz from Bulgaria on 3rd Mar 2008
I have all the 8800 phones, but for sure ARTE is the best one. Designers
paid attention even to the smallest details, software is bug free and
last but not least, battery life is very good. This phone is really
great…I would recommend it to all
Reviewed by MR SHEZAD INIT from BLACKBURNNNNN on
29th Feb 2008
SIK FONE I PAID 700 QUID FOR IT AND IT IS WELL WORTH IT, IT IS A LOT
BETTER THEN MY PREVIOUS FONES WHICH WERE THE 8600 LUNA AND 8800 SIROCCO
24CT GOLD EDITION, I GAVE THOSE TWO PHONES AWAY TO MY FRIENDS NOTHING
SPECIAL THOSE 2 PHONES BUT THIS NEW PHONE IS THE BESTT 700 QUID I PAID
WQHICH IS THE AVERAGE PRICE AND IM HAPPY SO THE PRICE DOESNT MATTER
!!!!! BIGG UP 2 SHANIIIIII
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
29th Feb 2008
Bigg up Mr Shezad! Are you real?
Reviewed by Karen from UK on 28th Feb 2008
I got this phone today and haven't stopped playing with it since. It's
absolutely brilliant. The feel and quality is second to none. Buy one
if you can and be the envy of your pals.
Reviewed by Rick from England on 27th Feb 2008
In one word - Excellent!
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 25th Feb 2008
Nice phone, nice features and a real head turner. After 14 days of extreeme
use, I have no problems to report and would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 24th Feb 2008
What a phone... it’s absolutely gorgeous. Okay, it may not be
the best technically but how often do you really use things like Wi-Fi
on a mobile phone, and if you want top-notch photos then most of us
will purchase a good quality camera. At the end of the day, most people
purchase a mobile phone based on how they look and feel – it’s
all about street cred. Well, this phone is top of the tree when it comes
Reviewed by Sally from UK on 19th Feb 2008
In short, this phone is stunning to look at and brilliant to use. I
rate it 100%.
Reviewed by Dan Gleebitz from UK on 17th Feb 2008
I recently purchased this phone sim-free and unbranded. The build quality
is the best you can get and the features aren’t far behind. I
know it doesn’t have WI-FI or a 5 mega-pixel camera but that’s
not why you would buy this phone. It is all about quality and exclusiveness.
It’s a bit like purchasing a car… you can buy a £20k Ford
with sat-nav and all the toys as standard but you don’t get the
same equipment with a £120k Ferrari! Which car would you rather own?
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 15th Feb 2008
Great phone but where is the radio? and no flash just about got it right
just a few silly mistakes
Reviewed by Chezzaboy from England on 11th Feb
The true sucessor to the Sirocco, feeling well built, sturdy, and looking
every inch as classy as the Lunar doesn't! Features are beginning to
improve, though still not up there with N series or Sony E phones. Got
mine as an upgrade on contract, but think Nokia should stop sending
prices sky high for the sake of a Premium Handset- even to silly people
who spend too much on moblie phones, like myself, how long before it
starts to get too much??!! Is it really worth it?
Reviewed by james from england on 9th Feb 2008
Very good build quality and looks the business. Two things missing for
me. No radio. Why did they leave out the radio? Also no camera flash.
Shame because Nokia came so close to building the best phone ever!
Reviewed by Rhondel Lewis from Trinidad and Tobago on
5th Feb 2008
yo big up to mi boys in trini!!!!!. no problems at all with dis fone
although i had to pay a GOOD BIT for it. BUT I'M TOTALLY SATISFIED!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by sheena from scotland on 2nd Feb 2008
A beautifully designed phone with great features! So far little to complain
about (it's only been a week!) - just a tad worried about battery life
like the previous 8800's - so far def the best 8800 and a lot slicker
than the tackier design of the Sapphire!! Just loving it!!
Reviewed by ali from uk on 26th Jan 2008
superb phone, elegant, sexy and exclusive phone. Had it for 2 days now,
paid good money for it but well worth it. reception is also good, the
construction of the handset feels quality all the way... GREAT PHONE<>
Reviewed by Daniel Colaco from India on 25th Jan
I just bought this Phone from eBay & I loved it. It has a really cool
screen One of the best Ive ever seen In my life. The camera isnt the
best (aint as good as K790) but serves the purpose I will give this
phone a really high rating bcoz 2 days past I Have this phone and havent
seen any bad points exept the price & no flash
Reviewed by ali from england on 20th Jan 2008
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jus got this phone yday as an upgrade firstly build quality is superb
sound quality is unbelievable, da best so far oled diplay is crisp..
best phone ever.. will do full review aftera week or so