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Nokia 8800 Sirocco review

 Review: October 2006  
 

Last updated January 2008

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In a nutshell: Premium slide phone with 2 megapixel camera, video camera, MP3 player, FM radio & Bluetooth.

 

The Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe. It's also the name that Nokia have given to the upgrade of the 8800 premium slide phone. The original 8800 was made with a stainless steel case and looked a million dollars. It was an expensive and exclusive phone, designed to impress, but it was lacking in features and had shockingly bad battery life.

The 8800 Sirocco Edition shares the same look, but comes in a choice of black or steel, although most people will want the black version to distinguish it from the original 8800. It's worth noting that the case has a glossy finish that is a magnet for fingerprints. The Sirocco is crafted from premium materials, with a stainless steel casing and scratch-resistant sapphire-coated glass to protect the display. The design is ergonomic with a compact keypad and a smooth sliding action from the case. Like the original 8800, the bottom row of keys is not that easy to use because of its proximity to the slide. The Sirocco is slightly thicker and heavier than the original 8800, but is a good size and weight - not too large, but nice and substantial to hold.

Inside, the Sirocco has had its specification upgraded. The camera has been substantially uprated from 0.5 megapixels to 2 megapixels. The display is the same, but is still very good in its class with 262k colours and 208 x 208 pixels. There's a music player and an FM radio, but don't expect the Sirocco to compete against the Nokia NSeries or Sony Ericsson Walkman phone in the music department - that's not what the Sirocco is for, after all. The Sirocco does support Speaker Independent Number Dialling as well as speed dialling, and has an integrated handsfree speaker. The 8800 Sirocco has exclusive ringtones composed by Brian Eno and a custom user interface specially designed for the phone. Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity is supported, fast data transfer via EDGE, and the memory has been usefully upgraded to 128 Mbytes. The specification may not match other phone in this price range, but it suits the target market well.

The sales package is generous and includes a Bluetooth headset, a pouch to protect the phone and a smart desk stand that can be used to charge the phone and spare battery (and to show off the phone to your colleagues!)

Disappointingly the battery life of the Sirocco is not much better than the old 8800. It lasts a day or two at most under normal use. Still, the Sirocco is about style first and practicality second, and as long as you can live with its shortcomings the 8800 Sirocco is a stunningly beautiful phone. Enjoy!

The Sirocco has now been replaced by the Nokia 8800 Arte. You should also consider the Nokia 8600 Luna.

Nokia 8800 Sirocco features include:

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Video recording
  • Display: TFT, 262,144-colours, 108 x 208 pixels
  • Music player (MP3 and eAAC formats)
  • Stereo FM radio
  • MP3 & AAC ringtones (64-voice polyphonic ringtones)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, email (SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 & APOP)
  • Speed dialling
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • Speaker Independent Number Dialing
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Java applications
  • XHTML web browser
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 8, EDGE
  • Memory: 128 Mbytes
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0
  • Vibration alert
  • Triband
  • Size: 107 x 45 x 17.5 mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Talktime: 2.75 hours
  • Battery standby: up to 240 hours

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Reviewed by jess from uk on 22nd Dec 2013
In 5years very good condition .I don't like all new phones ...Sirocco looks posh
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Reviewed by Chairman from UK on 23rd Sep 2013
Great quality after five years. Just phonecalls. Dont have to carry my Iphone with me all the time. In the car able to pick up phonecalls (useing hands free) by just pressing a button. Redialling the same way. The way phones used to be. Not a smart phone, just the best looking normal phone.
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Reviewed by Achu James Alumkal from India on 4th Jul 2012
For the last 4 years I'm using this phone. Its still in a good condition and stil I got a better battery life from a 4 year old battery. I thing its a unique phone that distinguish me from the millions of iphones and backberrys. I'm not using this phone for picture recording or for playing music . For me its a phone that shows my status.
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Reviewed by alan from uk on 10th Jan 2012
best phone for posers only.
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Reviewed by MIRIS from UK on 5th Apr 2011
my nokia8800 battery standby: up to 1 hours no more....................
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Reviewed by Gilbert from UK on 4th Apr 2011
I bought this phone on O2 at a discount price in 2004, since then the phone has given me nothing but grief, switches off and reboot mid-conversation and impossible to hear the caller through the ear piece, very very faint... Having had repaired 3 times, the same problem happened again and again. The last case of problem has now been refused to be fixed by Nokia, I am furious! This phone is really nice, but absolute rubbish to use.
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Reviewed by RAKESH NALWADE from UK on 23rd Oct 2010
I FEEL THAT WITHOUT HAVING 8800 D SIROCCO MY LIFE WUD B INCOMPLET.......
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Reviewed by RaNdOm from UK on 15th Jan 2010
I HATE THIS PHONE it is exacately like a nokia but worse !!!
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Reviewed by ***NOT BIAS*** from UK on 10th Dec 2009
THIS PHONE WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN TO MUSIC ON IT OR WANT TO PLAY GAMES ON IT BUT JUST WANT TO TXT AND CALL PEOPLE.THE BATTERY LIFE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST BUT I CAN LIVE WITH IT BY CHARGING IT JUST BEFORE GOING TO BED.ALSO YOU CAN GET A LONGER LIFE BATTERY AND THIS WILL MAKE ABOUT 35% DIFFERENCE IN TALKTIME:)IT IS A HEAVY ROBUST PHONE AND FEELS VERY NICE IN THE HAND.CALLS ARE CLEAR BUT I WOULD SAY THAT THEY ARE A TINY BIT QUIET.ITS EASY TO USE AND IS A HEAD TURNER.IT IS NOT A PHONE FULL OF THE LATEST FEATURES BUT A PHONE WITH MODERATE FEATURES.THE PRICE IS NOT IN THE FEATURES BUT THE BUILD QUALITY AND MATERIALS.ALSO THEY ARE A TRICKY PHONE TO FIX FOR PHONE SPECIALISTS SO ONCE THEY ARE PROBLEMATIC THEN YOU HAVE A BIT OF A PROBLEM ON YOUR HANDS.I HAVE THE GOLD PLATED EDITION(MADE IN GERMANY)AND THIS LOOKS STUNNING AND WAS £1000 WHEN IT WAS FIRST FOR SALE.BUT PLEASE BE AWARE OF NORMAL SIROCCOS(BLACK/SILVER) THAT HAVE HAD A GOLD HOUSING P UT ON!!!AND ALSO BE AWARE OF VERY GOOD CHINESE COPIES AS TO THE UNTRAINED EYE THEY WILL LOOK IDENTICLE.THE REAL SIROCCO IS MADE IN GERMANY AND NOT IN FINLAND. SCORES:OUT OF 10 MULTIMEDIA:5/10 BATTERY:4/10 ERGONOMICS:9/10 MATERIALS:9/10 STYLE:9.5/10 OVERALL 4 AND A HALF STARS AND AN EXCELLENT PHONE. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO NOKIA IS THAT ANY FUTURE 8800 SIROCCO EDITIONS SHOULD KEEP THIS DESIGN/MATERIALS BUT SHOULD HAVE THE PUSH BUTTON OF THE NOKIA 8910i FOR THE SLIDE UP IMPLEMENTED ON TO IT AND ABIT OF LEATHER ON THE BACK COVER.A MIN 3.2MEGAPIXEL CAMERA,WIFI CAPABILITY,AND A FACELIFT TO THE MULTIMEDIA DEPARTMENT.BATTERY LIFE SHOULD BE A MIN OF 4.5 HOURS TALK TIME.AND THE WEIGHT SHOULD BE KEPT AT 145g AND NO LESS. I THINK IF THIS ADVICE WAS EVER TAKEN ON BOARD THEN NOKIA HAVE A FUTURE CONTENDER FOR MOST LUXURIOUS PHONE OF ALL TIME:) (ALSO THE NOKIA 8810 WAS VERY NICE)
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Reviewed by Aga Go from UK on 7th Jan 2009
I own the black edition...and it's like having a beautiful and sexy girlfriend but is only average in the brain department ;) What the heck do you need a super smart girlfriend for? important thing is that she can satisfy your basic needs right? ;p and for this phone it serves its purpose, which is to call and text. other features are just bonuses that you would seldomly use. [Editor's comment: OMG! Is this the most sexist review ever? We assume you're joking, right?]
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Reviewed by chris peacock from UK on 17th Dec 2008
a ghood alternative to the arte series of phones .. nice weight to hold .. ok' basic features but this isnt a feature packed phone . its not meant to be .. great phone for calling and txting and looks good ..
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Reviewed by Sheila Mathew from UK on 2nd Dec 2008
I have been using this phone past 3 years. I have the old version the stainless steel case. I like my phone it is very handy and user friendly. This is very elegant for a lady and safe too cause it will not get scratches while in your bag or even if it falls down a couple of times it is safe, unless it falls face down where the glass is placed. I like my phone and i will not tradein my phone for another new version.
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Reviewed by Ali from Uzbekistan , Tashkent from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
YEs this model is very enterprise model. i bought sirocco too :)
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Reviewed by jariz from UK on 30th Jun 2008
yoo dis phone iss sikk blad. da phone itself luks bummm, it feels great in ur hand too. jus an alround classy phone very sxcccc
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 9th Jun 2008
I have the phone for about 2 wheeks now and i am very pleased.. i don't need infraRed or a memory stick , it does everything i want ... its a outstanding phone.... worth the money
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Reviewed by "a$££b" *** ..................... from UK on 4th Jun 2008
yh 8800 i brought one man they are realy good fones u no i luv it very delicate and a good camara and nice music siatem fone good good fones i swere u gona by a 8800 siroco u will luv it 2 bits
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Reviewed by kahan from UK on 26th Apr 2008
hi i m using it its best only 1 problem we cant get the battery and the cover of 8800sirroco the phone is really good when u want to show off
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Reviewed by Me from UK on 1st Apr 2008
My battery sucks but it looks good and stores about a gazzilion txts and files. i've had it 18months and have just upgraded to the LG Viewty as the camera in slow motion looks funny. It's indestructable and has done me well.
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Reviewed by Roman from UK on 17th Mar 2008
This phone is way above average, in look, feel and price! It's not much so in terms of usability! The buttons are very tiny and you end up using the tip of your fingers or nails, but you would get used to that ! The camera is just rubbish! What is the thing with 2 MP, ha? Look at iPhone it uses 2MP but gives you a very sharp picture, at least compared to most mobile phones! You would never use Sirocco's camera again after the first time, they might've as well removes the cam and replaced with something useful! A better Mp3 player for instance! Again, why would you call this an MP3 player, you can only store mayB 20 songs, with no memory slot! MP3 here is also nonexistent! Radio, is OK! Having said all that, Sirocco as a phone is the best! would have loved it more with some extra power, but that mayB too soon for Nokia!!
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Reviewed by Esem.K from UK on 5th Mar 2008
Have had it now for 6 months. its easy to use and so classic for styish people but the problem it doesnt lock applicattions like my former motorolla V3
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Reviewed by R Purmanan from UK on 17th Feb 2008
Amazing phone.
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Reviewed by JULIUS from UK on 15th Feb 2008
This is one of best looking phone I ever have. I had this Nokia 8800 (not Sirocco) model before, for that I got a lot of complement. But the battery was bad. But this on Sirocco holds excellent battery, very very luxury design. WOW Breath taking phone. I know a lot of us will think iPhone is one of the best phone out there, But trully if someone offer me two iphones, I will still not give away Nokia Sirocco. You wanna listen music buy a ipod, you wanna use wifi, pda etc etc Buy HP handheld. You wanna buy phone buy Sirocco. You will not know what it is until you got one.
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Reviewed by 7h30 from UK on 10th Feb 2008
i have had this phone 4 12 months now and i think its the best phone arround its very stylish and classy and well built. people go on about the features i use this phone for simple things calling people and texting.
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Reviewed by gareth from UK on 28th Jan 2008
its alright, but certainly not woth the money, £439.00, the screen is very small, absolutely terrible sound quality, and the battery is nothing special, i dont recomend this phone, good with style and looks, but not for anything alse. Hey nikia, knock £200.00 off, then maybe, but not for £439.00!!!!!!!!!! dont recomend this phone!
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Reviewed by Philip from UK on 26th Jan 2008
I've now had this phone for 18months, and I still love it. Ok, so it doesn't have mega features, but I don't use the camera or music player on it anyway. The slide is still in perfect condition, the screen is still unmarked, and the buttons all still work. Good looks and build quality, a great combination/
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Reviewed by Richard LEEDS from UK on 26th Jan 2008
It's a stunningly beautiful, well made piece of classic styling - this will be timeless, trust me. Average features and a few toys, but the people who buy this should be after a descent product for a descent price. I have a digital SLR & an MP3 player, I don't want some L reg M3 driving, idiot icon. This is a rare thing in todays' world - a well made product that gives you confidence in it's ability to do what is required of it - well. Soon all phones will be made this way, simple.
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Reviewed by ad from UK on 25th Jan 2008
i have 4 of the phones and they are suprisingly quite good but dont bounce as i dropped one on my driveway.
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Reviewed by dazza from UK on 24th Jan 2008
wicked
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Reviewed by busayo from UK on 17th Jan 2008
its a phone you dont ask for the price. you even pay extra.
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Reviewed by joey zaza from UK on 16th Jan 2008
my nokia 8800 sirocco is the bomb , i love it and my girls love licking it ...
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Reviewed by natalie and alecia from UK on 8th Jan 2008
this phone is alroght but somehow the numbers are to small they should make it a bit bigger but its good coz it haz bluetooth
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Reviewed by lanooni from UK on 4th Jan 2008
gr8 phone
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Reviewed by dubs from UK on 30th Dec 2007
nokia need to manufacture the 8800 sirocco with more memory or expandable memory and 3.2 megapixel and will be best phone in the world end of!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by elisabellea from UK on 8th Dec 2007
the phone is ok but nokia 5300 is better
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Reviewed by natz from UK on 6th Dec 2007
diis phone is UUGGLLYY!!! the keypad is awkward to use and evrithing is jus wrong about it.
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Reviewed by anonymous from UK on 3rd Dec 2007
RUBISH! NOT WORTH IT, WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME
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Reviewed by tony from UK on 26th Nov 2007
excellent phone
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Reviewed by KING from UK on 17th Nov 2007
der oryte phones jus big name but they luk slik
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Reviewed by bardia from UK on 16th Nov 2007
Almost a year ago I bought my Sicrocco Silver Edition and sent a post here. That time I said I loved this beautiful work of art. A year has passed and I love it a lot more than before. This phone won't have any equivalent for years. I have to repeat: Thank you Nokia.
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Reviewed by Karl from UK on 13th Nov 2007
I was lucky enough to recieve this phone as a gift and at first I thought it was fantastic - mainly due to its stylish looks and brilliant docking station. Now after having the phone for several months I realise it is all style and no substance. The battery life is terrible (I have to charge it everyday and on many occassions twice a day), the camera is something out of the stoneage and I could store more data on my on my old Atari computer. You are constantley cleaning fingerprints from it and when walking I now lean to the left or right depending on which side pocket it is in due to the shear weight of the thing. If this was a car it would be the bodywork of an aston Martin with engine of a Nissan Bluebird!
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Reviewed by rehan from UK on 8th Nov 2007
i like this phone because its a proper men phone.
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Reviewed by ninge from UK on 4th Nov 2007
this phone is bag of poo, battery life is a complete joke one lil warning that the battery is low and then bang it switches off rite in a middle of a convo. i hate it, ive got the new s/eric k850i and this one smashes the 8800 sirocco to bits talking of which thats exactley what im gonna do with it i wouldnt even give it to my worst enemy, enough said i think!!!!!
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Reviewed by pip from UK on 4th Nov 2007
rubish
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Reviewed by Neelam from UK on 1st Nov 2007
It looks great on the outside, but the inside is what often counts! I fell for this phone instantly after seeing it i knew i had to have it! But for the price i must say it has certainly dissappointed me. The battery life is very poor, but the memory capacity is fantastic! I stored over 800 texts. But then the inevitable happened, and my phone no longer switches on! So i guess the memory is not so great after all. Still if looks is your 'thinng', then it is a great fashion accessory. (Would always go for the titanium one though, the black just doesn't have the same 'ooomph' factor about it. But thats just my opinion.) Over all, on a phone practicality level, DO NOT but this. Texting is almost impossible, yet i have the most slender fingers, and i still find it difficult. Features are very basic, there is nothing on there that you will not find on a standard £100 phone, except the ringtones, which personally i do not think is such a bad thing. There are very few tones a available.
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Reviewed by Simon from UK on 28th Oct 2007
Had the phone since january, it looks really nice, but just keeps on breaking and having to be re - flashed!! also the battry life is very poor, it needs charginf at least every day!
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Reviewed by kadz from UK on 20th Oct 2007
this phone is the best
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Reviewed by sularr from UK on 20th Oct 2007
oh wow its quite nice innit
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Reviewed by 3.22E+16 from UK on 16th Oct 2007
painfully AMAZING
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Reviewed by jaycob from UK on 4th Oct 2007
This phone just shows how much everybody is under the influence of the media. 600 quid? For a average phone? You can get the sony ericson k800i for about 100? With a 3.2mp camera with real flash, memory card etc etc. If your willing to pay 600 pound for this you must have a really sad life. Absulutely a load of RUBBISH!
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Reviewed by Bobby Bobson from UK on 1st Oct 2007
It's a simple choice if you need a lot of gadgets on your phone then buy one with lots of gadgets, do not buy this one. I just want a nice phone to use as a phone (I know... Crazy!) and this suits me better than any other phone on the market. If you're requirements are simple this is simply the best phone. If you've already bought one thinking it'll be a wonder gadget then you're not very bright.
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Reviewed by herath from UK on 1st Oct 2007
nice looking,bad batary life
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Reviewed by udit mehra from UK on 28th Sep 2007
the best looks in the world
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Reviewed by Kiev from UK on 26th Sep 2007
Super! the best phone!!!
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Reviewed by vm from UK on 23rd Sep 2007
Fab phone I love it just wish battery life was longer
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Reviewed by 1 from UK on 17th Sep 2007
You are all a bunch of losers. The phone is the best looking phone ever, fact. Practically wise not the greatest. Lets be honest though. If all you want to do is call and text it hits the mark. If you want anything more than that, get a blackberry. Stop moaning about the camera, did you want a phone or a camera!
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Reviewed by buncey from UK on 13th Sep 2007
Great phone. Looks much nicer than the 8600 luna. This handset is definatly style over function, if you want to play music etc, then dont bother with this phone. also if your a heavy user, dont bother. i have this and an n95. waiting for the sgh g600which ill have next month. being a heavy user i have several handsets so im not caught short, but the 8800 is if you realy dont talk much on a phone which defeats the point of the plans you can get it free on that have bucket loads of minutes for silly prices.
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Reviewed by 8800 sirocco from UK on 8th Sep 2007
the best phone out
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Reviewed by desiress from UK on 4th Sep 2007
im into all my phones ive bought 3 of em that cost me up to a grand and a bit ive gt the 8800 sirocco black ang gold and the 8600 luna i think there rubbish its just like the nokia 6230i same features just were paying for the covers and there to heavy if something eva was meant to come out like this again in the future id certainly not be buying it again coz there rubbish anyway who eva wud wnt to buy 1 ill tell u no point cz there nothing good about em ur just paying for the covers and desighn especially the bentley and lamberghini one they bringing out .
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Reviewed by Buba A. Basu from UK on 28th Aug 2007
I love it, it deserves its accessories and name Sirocco, but the company talk of battery durability
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Reviewed by GAZ from UK on 22nd Aug 2007
poorly disappointed battery appalling, no 3G video calling, not enough memory - non-upgradeable, the only thing this phone has going for it is the style it looks the DB.. if you want any functionality or performance go elsewhere ... Sorry Nokia - love your phones but please, and the price tag!?!?!
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Reviewed by Nene from UK on 20th Aug 2007
I've had my sirocco for 8 months now and I love it. At first I was hesitant to buy it,cos of all the complaints about battery life, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm a talker and I love my phone, but I've never had a problem with the battery life. No more than your average phone. 8 months in, and I've never touched the spare battery that came with the phone. I'm always texting, and currently have 700 messages in my inbox, 630 in my sent items, without the need to delete for space. You get loads of accessories and the packaging is fab. Did I mention that you get 2 years warranty as well. If like me, you want a stylish phone that is unique and not carried by every tom, dick and harry, get the sirocco. Now I want the gold version.
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Reviewed by Jabz from UK on 19th Aug 2007
Fantastic phone, very sleek, stylish. had my one for almost 6 months. still love it to bits. a head turner!!!! well done Nokia!!
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Reviewed by Theo from UK on 15th Aug 2007
I had the original 8800 got tired of it coz of its basic functions, then got a phone with "the works", Hated it, had so many functions it always froze, Got a Sirocco now, LOVE IT! If you want a Camera, PDA, mp3 player, Sat nav etc BUY THEM SEPARATE then you can have the best, unless you can't afford to then you'll want something that multi tasks but since its used for so many things the batt probably wont last anyway. IF YOU ALWAYS HAVE NO CREDIT AND HAVE NO IMPORTANT CALLS TO MAKE, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU NEED A PHONE TO MAKE CALLS NOT TO TAKE PHOTOS IN A NIGHT CLUB OR LISTERN TO MUSIC ALL TIMES OF THE DAY. ITS DEFINATELY FOR YOU. ITS FUNCTIONS ARE MORE THAN IDEAL. Definately for the sophisticated, not for chavs
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Reviewed by mansoor bashir from UK on 11th Aug 2007
my father is a very busy man and he prefers to use his 8800 sirocco over his pocket pc, sonyericsson p1 and lg prada. i tried it and i had no problem with it. sure it is expensive but we have no problem.
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Reviewed by adam from UK on 8th Aug 2007
i got the sirocco 2. i think its so made. and yeah i really dont cre wat other phoines have in them. this phone will stand out from the croud for the next 4 yrs man. its so hot and heavy it proves its worth the price. peace out................
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Reviewed by 18ct from UK on 7th Aug 2007
If you want a phone that thinks its an mp3 or a replacement for your laptop or camera then how sad are you!!! I have the 18ct gold version of the sirocco, its great. works well as a phone, looks great, works well with text / mms. if you think its too expensive then dont buy one, but dont be jealous or angry of those who do!!
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Reviewed by Waqar from UK on 7th Aug 2007
This phone when i brought, it looked Nice and the features on it their like other phones For example 6230i but this phones value is worth it cause its the phone that looks nice and i have to say its more of a business type phone i like this phone cause the value wouldnt drop on it and its just A LOVELY phone
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Reviewed by Waqar from UK on 7th Aug 2007
This phone when i brought, it looked Nice and the features on it their like other phones For example 6230i but this phones value is worth it cause its the phone that looks nice and i have to say its more of a business type phone i like this phone cause the value wouldnt drop on it and its just A LOVELY phone
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Reviewed by Alberto Vico from UK on 3rd Aug 2007
I'm an Italian. This phone was actually specifically made for Italy, the country of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci and many more. The designer at Nokia was an italian, as Italy may be bad at all things but definitely not at design and art. This phone targets a very specific market niche, that Nokia, with the 8800 series always thought about. If I buy a mobile phone I look at two things: 1) the design and 2)the price. If an outstanding design comes for Euro 989 here, I will go for it. It will mean top minimal design and exclusivity, as the price is an entry barrier, so just a few people will have it. I just bought new furniture for my apartment and went for a design producer. I payd 5 times as much as similar Ikea products... but you will see the difference immediately. It's very hard to produce a minimalistic peace of art, than to add 100 buttons and filling all the space. The more it is simple, the more complex it is. Minimalism is art. I don't care if features are not that up to date, I care about design, I want to possess a phone which looks very beautiful and that I love and I also want to distinguish from the crowd of Apple I-Phones all 15 years old will have. So, Americans, who only look at features and performance and not at style and design will not like this phone... it's not their culture. I love to have a peace of modern art in my hand. <<<<< pay you what is design as taste, have if buy only>
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Reviewed by laura x from UK on 2nd Aug 2007
i looked at this phone nd i loved it nd i still do its my bbe
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Reviewed by Neil from UK on 31st Jul 2007
A 5* phone for people who want a phone. I get in my car and turn on the radio/cd. I take a very good picture with my Fuji when on holiday. At home my music system blasts out the latest tunes. My 8800D sits on my desk begging to be picked up and used, who can I call, will someone call me. Thats the whole point, is a phone above all else. I bought it because I wanted one of the best phone avaiable to make an receive calls. The very same reason I spent a fortune on my camera, to tak good pictures or on my car CD to get a good sound qualtity on the move. But then if I couldnt afford some of the things I have then a phone with a 5mb camera and mp3 player with sub standard sound would have to do. Is this a problem created by children who have no idea of style unless it involves the choice of white shell suit! I have never found the battery life poor as it slips back in the charger when I'm home so never runs low. But I must be only one of a few who charge their phone ever y day.
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Reviewed by ??????????????????? from UK on 30th Jul 2007
2 expensive and overrated
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Reviewed by vacp from UK on 24th Jul 2007
very good
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 19th Jul 2007
8800 sirocco in NOT a media phone so ignore all the reviews that say it has a bad camera and all the rest because it has not been build for that purpose!!! its a fashion phone for people that want to look good and have to money to look good. and the £700 is the price you pay to look good.you will never look as good in public as you would with the sirocco.
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Reviewed by Mitz from UK on 18th Jul 2007
If you want a 5MP camera buy a Sony Cybershot If you want an organizer, buy digital personal organizer or better still buy a diary, If you want games... buy a PSP.. If you want Music.. buy an IPOD If you want a phone that looks Sick.. is used by a lot celebrities.. comes in plenty of music videos/films, is made from the highest quality materials by nokias top designers, has a personal dedicated support line with guaranteed same day repair and sets you apart from the Crowd.. buy a Sirocco!.. I have had mine for 10 months.. brought it offline from nokia and I love it!
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Reviewed by Swba from UK on 16th Jul 2007
Class slick mobile. Most stylish phone on the market by a long shot. Features are more than adequate unless you an aspiring geek who wants more.
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Reviewed by pappu from UK on 14th Jul 2007
load of rubbish.the ugliest piece of metal i ever used.
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Reviewed by Jack Beeby from UK on 11th Jul 2007
Hi i dont own this phone but my brother does and im starting 2 get jealous of it because i think its the best phone out. I got a Samsung D600 and i would buy his phone if i had the money. Trust me i would recommended this phone 2 anyone who is willing 2 pay big for a phone and are into their gadgets. Jack Beeby.
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Reviewed by ZyaBLIK from UK on 7th Jul 2007
Best phone ever. Stylish, easy to use, no exta features which u never use like video calling. Recomend+++
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 26th Jun 2007
I bought the Gold 8800 Aston Martin, and the reason I bought it was simply because it is gorgeous. If you buy this phone for any other reason, you may be disappointed. I have never been one to look for a phone thatís high tech. But if itís an accessory youíre looking for than youíve got it in the 8800 sirocco.
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Reviewed by PARIS HILTON from UK on 21st Jun 2007
THATS HOT
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Reviewed by andrew horrocks from UK on 21st Jun 2007
Just not worth the money. Try it before you buy it I can guarantee you won't like it!
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Reviewed by jonthan from UK on 19th Jun 2007
what can say , this a excellent phone . the battery life lets it down slightly, but other that i love it!
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Reviewed by Owen from UK on 17th Jun 2007
This is the classiest phone available, without a doubt. I've had mine about six months and it's great. Get the black one as I think the silver model is just a bit too shiny. OK, I could have got a phone with better battery life, a better camera, a memory slot, a teas-maid etc but who cares! I've got a spare battery and they're not that bad anyway. 3-4 days if I'm not using it too heavily. 1-2 days if I am. Hardly the end of the world, is it? I own a regular digital camera and an ipod that are better than any phone's camera and MP3 player. I use my phone for....wait for it....making phone calls! And I send the odd text. The alarm clock wakes me in the morning and the bluetooth pairs with my car beautifully. What more could you want? Oh, I know.....a phone that hardly anyone else has! There are plenty of good phones out there that the networks would love to give you for free which is why everyone has those models.....the Sirocco is an exclusive and impressive phone......get one!
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Reviewed by toona from UK on 16th Jun 2007
really so beautiful telefon :(
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Reviewed by Nez from UK on 15th Jun 2007
i have just recently gone out and purchased the 8800 sirocco and i am just so happy with it. the build and the way it feels in your hand is just amazing. it may not be up there with the features of my black N73 but it makes up for it with looks. its way more stylish than the N73 and looks SO much better. im more than happy with my sirocco and i think im gonna stay with the 8 series nokia for a while to come...
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Reviewed by Bob (Telecom Contractor) from UK on 12th Jun 2007
Hey Tom... Switch on 'City Boy'! You haven't been paying attention to what's out there. You need to get yourself a Vertu. No camera, no chav toys, just a quality hand-made Nokia from their Special Projects Division. Two and half thousand for the base model. Sky's the limit, I've seen diamond-studded ones in Dubai for silly money but the Constellation is the best one if you're into understated watch-grade stainless steel, leather and sapphire glass. At the very least you should have the Aston Martin Special Edition Nokia for a grand!!
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Reviewed by Ade from UK on 11th Jun 2007
Great PHONE. I need the mobile to make/take calls, and send txts. The 8800 feels great in the hand, special to look at, and importantly - feels liks a proper phone when in use. The slide action is superb and makes all other phones feel like they were made by Airfix. Well worth it - simplicity is a virtue.
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Reviewed by shandar from UK on 11th Jun 2007
when i came from a sony ericsson p990i to nokia 8800SE, it was as though coming from a mercedeze to a good looking honda. Though it looks far much greater than it shines in any web based picture, its poor in features. p990i was less expensive, very feature rich. it is just the opposite. its not a bad phone. if you are a horny features user, you will hate it. but if you just wanna go for the style and looks, it works great. Though very expensive, still i couldn't stop my self from buying it. works great if only usage is making calls and sending sms. otherwise sony ericsson is what every body needs these days.
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Reviewed by waqas anwar from UK on 11th Jun 2007
good
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Reviewed by Malcolm from UK on 8th Jun 2007
Probably the worst phone i have ever brought!!! Keypad is too fiddly, battery life is appalling and the phone has a tendency to cut off during conversation. Only had it 5 months and geeting rid off it alraedy..............rubbish avoid it!!!
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Reviewed by Mr Sim from UK on 6th Jun 2007
It style is good but functions are less.
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Reviewed by tariq from UK on 6th Jun 2007
poor
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Reviewed by Ben (ben@sweeneyinsurance.co.uk) from UK on 5th Jun 2007
Why does everyone want a high end digital camera strapped to their mobile? like people keep saying if you want high end digital photographs then actually get a digital camera - cameras on phones are there to take quick photos of things you see to be sent to your friends for a giggle. Not to be printed out on A3 canvas and hung on the wall!! This is a great looking phone - which is exactly what it was designed to be. They upgraded nearly every feature from the old 8800 and gave it a new ergonomic feel and a sleek black colour. This is not a feature packed phone, i use this as my work phone just because it great looking when you pull it out of your suit jacket and everyone hears that gun-slide-like noise when you slide it open. This is a posers phone but does it so well - yes some really good feautures are missing and the memory is not that good. So do what i did buy a Sony Ericsson W950i as well if you really want features. 8800 Sirocco = Cool Looking Work Phone W950i = Feature Packed Cool Looking Personal Phone
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Reviewed by dont buy the fone from UK on 3rd Jun 2007
phone is bad breaks easy
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Reviewed by jj from london the (the one with 2 phones) from UK on 1st Jun 2007
this is a nice phone iv only had it for 24 hours but the only poblem is that the battey is low alredy and iv only played on it 1-2 times so i think i might have to use my o2 ice agin until i try and get a new battey
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Reviewed by YASIR from UK on 29th May 2007
great phone cannot be beaten,the 88 edition phones are excellant.
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Reviewed by amba from UK on 25th May 2007
i love my baby sirocco. best fone eva..
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Reviewed by jono from UK on 25th May 2007
i have just got a 8800 and i love it
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Reviewed by advertising! from UK on 23rd May 2007
for those who say this is too expensive and not worth of it due to its poor feature...... SO WHAT??? some ppl hv the money. dont be jealous. i personally dont give a damn if other phones have this 5M camera or 7MP or infinite MP. the fact is they will NEVER beat a normal camera!! do you really take pictures using phone? how bright that flash could be and how many flashes can it withstand before running out of batteries? and i dont giv a damn if other phones have this mp3 features. if you so concern about the features and sound quality, get a BOSE or harman kardon or whatever audio system on the market!!
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