Nokia 8800 Sirocco Review
Review: October 2006. Updated January 2008.
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
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
Features of the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition 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
- Size: 107 x 45 x 17.5 mm
- Weight: 138g
- Talktime: 2.75 hours
- Battery standby: up to 240 hours
Nokia 8800 Sirocco User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Achu James Alumkal from India on 4th
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.
Reviewed by alan from uk on 10th Jan 2012
best phone for posers only.
Reviewed by adam from wonderland on 6th 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!! the quality million
Reviewed by kayleigh harvey from leicestershire on
5th May 2007
I HAVE THIS PHONE ON AN o2 CONTRACT AND I HAD TO PAY £70 PER MONTH TO
GET THE HANDSET FOR FREE WHICH WAS OK CAUSE IM A HIGH USER BUT THE PHONE
IS RUBBISH ITS A £700 PHONE AND THE FEATURES ARE OLD STYLE THE CAMERA
CANNOT BE USED AT NIGHT BECAUSE OF THE POOR QUALITY, THEIR IS NO MEMORY
CARD SLOT SO I AM CONSTANTLY DELELTING FILES TO RECIEVE NEW FILES. ALSO
I HAVE TO CHARGE IT TWICE A DAY BECAUSE THIER ON ONLY 2 HOURS TALK TIME
BATTERY WHICH 4 ME A HIGH USER I FIND VERY ANNOYING, THE ONLY THING
POSITIVE THE 8800 SIROCCO HAS ABOUT IT IS ITS APPEARANCE. I WOULD NOT
RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO A PERSON WITH A HECTIC LIFESTYLE AND WOULD RECOMMENED
IT IF THE GADGETS ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO A PATICULAR PERSON BECAUSE THIER
Reviewed by jimy jones from gb on 5th May 2007
what a phone pow wow ding and dong five stars outstanding phone end
Reviewed by SP from UK on 4th May 2007
Why did I get the nokia 8800 ? It`s that time of year again ,you know
upgrade time, and who wants to miss out on a free new phone, so for
the last couple of weeks I`ve been perusing the internet and reading
reviews. my criteria for a phone in priority order are. 1. got to make
and recieve calls. 2. has to be small enough to fit in my trouser pocket.
3.got to be reasonably robust. 4. got to be bluetooth enabled. 5.has
to be able to make and recieve calls in the U.S. 6. has to be able to
recieve Text messages as I subscribe to the Spinvox service (which automaticly
translates your voicemail messages to text, thus allowing me to prioritise
calls). the Nokia 8800 sirocco ticked all the boxes. the fact that it
has saphire christal glass for the display, impressed me. I`m not expecting
the phone to be totally scratchproof but the fact that it comes with
a nice leather case should help. a real bonus was the bluetooth headset
and corded ear piece accompying the phone. as far as all the other applications
are concerned eg. camera ,video currency converter, etc. I`ve had a
play around with them they are Ok but I don`t think they will be used
that much,by me. The only slight dissapointment is it doesn`t appear
to have a ring,ring tone only ambient music but I can live with that.
If truth be known I`m a bit of a technophobe , but I managed to work
my way around the phone without too much help from the owners manual.
If like me you want a fairly basic telephone that does what it says
on the box , I would heartily recomend this phone. My understanding
is that the phone is very expensive even with contract. I very fortunately
got the phone as a free upgrade. would I have paid the price if it wasn`t
free? probably not. but that doesn`t detract from it being a wonderfull,
easy phone to use and own.
Reviewed by N11O from UK on 3rd May 2007
I bought the Nokia 8800 because it looked stylish to me an thought it
would suite my image,was not dissapointed.It's beautifully made n has
that slick look about it.Dont't think it will have a equal for sum time.All
u peeps bad mouthing it probably jus can't afford it,most probably wouldn't
suite your image neway.
Reviewed by sara from midlands on 1st May 2007
Well this phone is quite good but the camera is poor this phone would
be better for someone who likes music but doesn't care abaout cameras
Reviewed by varun from india on 1st May 2007
it has lot of hanging problem in it i dont recommend this phone...
Reviewed by M4kaveli01 from scotland on 30th Apr
only good for going out not for da features!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Bal from UK on 25th Apr 2007
Looks wicked and provides me with what I need from a phone so all in
all very happy with it...
Reviewed by james masterson from england on 23rd
this phone is nothing but frustrating, i was a dummy for the advertisements,
now i feel really stupid, in my opinion the phone is useless and completely
injury prone, i've had it since late december and already the clear
and hang up button has broken through no fault of my own, and t-mobile
have been less than helpfull. even though nokia provide a case and shammy
with the phone to protect from fingerprints and scratches etc, trust
me these will quickly be lost and you wil be stuck with a smudgy scratched
up phone with rubbish ringtones, i just want my nokia n70 back, that
was a real phone!!!
Reviewed by markos from UK on 23rd Apr 2007
Alessi, what is the problem with your phone? What software is it running,
3.93 or higher? Type in *#0000# to get the details. Maybe you need a
Reviewed by Alessi Sibi from uk on 19th Apr 2007
I was deceived by a sales man in the Orange Phone shop to buy a Nokia
8800 Sirocco back in December 2006. The phone is made very well but
the performance is absolutely poor. I argued over three months with
the orange to have it repaired but they failed to do this and in the
end I reported the case to the Ofcom. Now I have a nice phone whicg
does not work and been out of pocket by over £400.
Reviewed by Kyle Burns from Wales on 16th Apr
First of all its heavy, so probably only handy if carrying around in
a brief case or bag, as it weighs down your pockets and makes a bulge
in you suit jacket. Buttons take a little time to get use to, as so
closely located near one enough. Good thing though is that you are able
to get a finger print of anybody that picks the phone up, as it has
a tendancy to leave even clean dry hand marks on the device. Good for
a couple of weeks then is not really practal. Good for taking out and
showing off though.
Reviewed by krishna from uk on 16th Apr 2007
the phone is a load of rubbish standard nokia features what a waste
of money!!! i advise you to try before you buy.
Reviewed by abdul rajhid from abdulistan on 13th
that phone is ........ a load of old wasted money the screen isnt sctarch
proof and it broke within a week of me havin it
Reviewed by Nauman from India on 10th Apr 2007
very beautiful looking and outstanding features
Reviewed by Wah do u wnt ma name? from Dat is praavite,
innit! on 3rd Apr 2007
All bow down to the first 'anti-chav' phone on the market! Designed
to only have the basic functions of a mobile phone ? make/receive calls
and texts, camera, email etc ? this fact alone will ensure all chavs
give this phone a miss, assuming the price doesn't alone... Is this
phone for you? One simple question can decide: Do you use 'txt spk'
in anything else other than text messaging? If yes, move on, there's
an ugly, poorly designed plastic Samsung bundled with useless features
overe there for free. If no, this phone is for you if you don't have
fat, McDonalds fingers, don't spend all day gassing and texting, and
appreciate minimalistic, well designed items that feel good to the touch.
They say: Man, dat fone is rubbish man, it aint even got infa red or
anyfink, its only got a 2mb camra! Ra, dat is bad. We say: Nice... Very,
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 2nd Apr 2007
Bought this phone after reading all of the below reviews and am thoroughly
impressed by it. I call and infrequently text: and have no interest
in anything else. Friends tell me this isn't as good as SonyEricson
for music or Nokia 6300 for pictures. However, I have an ipod and a
digi camera, which I'm convinced most able minded people with an interest
in photo/music would invest in anyway. I wanted a phone that looked
good and felt great to hold. The slide feature is nice touch but seems
to make some the keys a bit smaller than normal. Yet my only real complaint
is that the body has such a tendancy to pick up marks, makes it very
unsightly at times!
Reviewed by W Wonker from UK on 30th Mar 2007
This phone is rubbish, sold mine on Ebay the phone would be poor value
if it cost £150 try before you buy or you will be sorry
Reviewed by markos from England on 27th Mar 2007
First and foremost, this phone is all about its looks and qualitative
feel, nothing else! This is NOT for those who spend hours on a mobile,
or who want ALL the latest features; go for a Sony Ericsson if you want
that. So many people complaining about this model seem to have done
ZERO research on it. It's a compromised phone in that it looks and feels
great, yet lacks many features other new phones have. It does mark with
fingerprints as it's metal, but they wipe off easy enough; it's heavier
than most phones, which adds to its quality feel, but you'll notice
it in your pocket more; the Eno ringtones are average at best, same
as the camera (no flash), but the screen is nice and sharp. If you've
got fat fingers, don't bother with this phone as the keypad is small,
but after a while most will get used to it. It's only got Bluetooth,
no IR or even a point to connect a cable to attach to a PC, and it takes
no memory cards at all... As for volume, the manual doesn't explain
that left/right of the navigation key adjusts it. The battery is half
the size of other phones, hence it not lasting as long. With low use,
I get 3 days out of it, but this phone is no smaller than my SE K750i,
so why it has to have a tiny battery is beyond me. It comes well equipped:
Leather carry case, smart little bluetooth headset, wired hands-free
kit, suede cloth to clean the phone, spare battery, really smart charging
cradle that also charges the spare battery at the same time, plus manuals
and CD. It's a seriously impressive bit of kit, not aimed at teenagers
who want all the latest tricks, but at others who want quality, and
who ideally don't need to be on their mobile all day as otherwise the
low capacity battery/ies will become a pain.
Reviewed by Peter from Australia on 27th Mar 2007
The phone looks good but the features a useless i had it for a week
but then i traded it in for a cheper and even better Motorola maxx
Reviewed by Jillbob from England on 24th Mar 2007
Well, i like the look of the phone. the quality isn't too bad but the
features are rubbish! i could get a wiked samsung or summing with betta
features and less money!!!!!!!!! PITY though. i thought i'd luv it -
now im stuck with it!
Reviewed by Noeleen from Ireland on 23rd Mar 2007
Great looking phone. Pity it doesnt have 3g or expandable memory. Looks
class though great cradle.
Reviewed by Into the whole Yale thing from United Kingdom,
London. on 23rd Mar 2007
I have to say, the sirocco is a very good handset. I've had it for about
5/6 months and I have nothing to complain about. The sirocco is quite
aesthetically pleasing, but that is not the reason to have it. My favourite
feature is its compactness, most phones are getting a bit chunkier by
trying to include better features to compete with each other, but this
phone is nice and small. The phone is nice and heavy, and feels fantastic
to hold - my other phone is a SE w850i and comparatively it feels like
a cheap plastic toy. The sirocco is solid, and will not break if you
drop it. The slide mechanism is v slick too. Features-wise, well........
No, the camera is not that good, and the music player is v basic, and
in term of features overall, my w850i leaves my sirocco trailing in
its dust (the remote control for my MacBook is pretty neat). BUT, if
you really want to take high quality images, then invest in a *proper*
camera, phone cameras will never be as good normal digital cameras (due
to their design). When deciding to buy this, it all comes down to what
you need from a phone (and if you can manage to part with about £600).
If you want a phone that has a 3mp camera (somebody mentioned 5mp below
- insane), with a walkman music player, one that will control your laptop,
make you coffee and sing you a bedtime song, then do not get this phone.
Try one of the many sony ericssons. Mine manages to make my bed for
me in the morning, and gets me great reservations at Dorsia. But....
if you would just like a phone, then this is higly recommended. Its
build is amazing. I just open the slide, key in a telephone number,
it dials away, and, get this - the phone *actually* connects me... Amazing.
The charging dock and extra battery are very, very good time-saving
Reviewed by jay from england on 18th Mar 2007
the phone is noce yeah, but everytime i look at it, it has fingerprints/smudges
all over it. IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE!!! Every time i clean it, then
use it, it needs cleaning again. if you are thinking of getting one
get the older black version instead. much more stylish and it does not
need cleaning every singe minute. Think im going to sell mine and get
the older balck version.
Reviewed by Joe Baldwin from England on 14th Mar
Just got the phone today. I came from a K800i that was packed full of
features but lets face facts you buy the 8800 for its looks and feel.
It the same reason I got a 8910i many moons ago, its the way it feels
and looks. Nokia software does need a revamp tho as the features aren't
that different from my old 8910i. To be fair I'm giving it 4 Stars,
it would have 5 if only there were a few more features.
Reviewed by Aslam Patel from United Kingdom,Leicester
on 13th Mar 2007
Hi, i had bought this phone on contract (orange) Looks awesome! however
the battery life is pretty bad, needs more memory and far too expensive,
I think nokia need to sort out the size weight and technical Problems
with the phones. This phone is quite heavy but is very slick.
Reviewed by Angela from UK on 13th Mar 2007
People are very strange - and when I say strange, I actually mean sad.
Looking at some of the comments below, it's obvious that a number of
people are buying this handset and trying to find reasons to like it
when really, the only thing that attracted them is the very high price.
And the only reason the price attracted them, is because they honestly
believe that having an expensive phone (for the sake of having an expensive
phone) will somehow attract other people to them! The truth is, it's
just a phone - and not a very nice (or very useful) one either. If you
really think that joining the Sirocco "club" (as one poster below called
it) will make you a better person, then you are in desperate need of
something more in your life - and you can't buy that from Nokia. For
the record, by joining that club you're just joining the sad ranks of
those who have spent too much money on what is, quite plainly, an entirely
average phone for entirely average (but emotionally impoverished) people.
Reviewed by Liam from UK on 12th Mar 2007
I recently purchased this phone on sim free for a whopping £600 yes
a massive price tag expecially for the normal everyday person. Most
would expect this phone to have a 5 megapixel camera, WIFI and a 10GB
memory but it has nothing like that it has a 2 megapixel camera which
most camera phones have now it doesnt have WIFI and it certanly doesnt
have a 10GB memory it has a 128MB and with out a memory card slot i
think its not a very good amount once you have your mp3s, videos and
pictures on there. as an overall its a great phone and comes with a
stunning hard wearing stain-less steel body but for some one to pay
roughly and extra £400 for this case must be stupid. I have also research
and on an ornage contract at £30 a month you stip haveto pay a further
£280 for this (said to be) marvellous phone.
Reviewed by tom from england on 10th Mar 2007
now i m a city boy who works in london and i earn realy good sallary.
my suits are from hugo boss, ermengildo zegna. and i drive aston martin
db9. if you are all about label and show off. this is the phone for
you. it will make you feel good and special. but if you are after phone
that does all the functions and camera or other geek stuff then go and
buy another phone. so dont put bed words for this phone. it does exectly
what it says on the tin. what it say on the tin? i m a high flyer i
have moore money then sense thats way i use this phone. i hope this
Reviewed by AMK from England on 9th Mar 2007
Upgraded from a RAZR to 8800 Sitocco and am impressed. Back to good
old Nokia software. Looks and feels extremely well made (The RAZR started
faling to bits after about 9 months) Battery life isn't a problem, certainly
leaving Bluetooth on doesn't drain the phone as much as previous Nokias.
Camera is fine but due to the very small aperture, shooting in low light
can give rise to camera shake. Doesn't drag down the lines of a suit
jacket like other heavier phones. The desktop stand is very impressive
the way it glows at the base when the phone is charging. Minus points
would be a)it always needs polishing, b) the charger lead is a micro
connector so previous Nokia phone chargers and car holders/chargers
don't work. I don'r really go for mega features so this phone works
Reviewed by Eric from Southampton on 5th Mar 2007
I got it for 10 days, and i am deciding to swap it to another one. Its
one of the best good looking phone. I don't care about the functions,
but the problem is i can't even hear a word, the volume is far too low.
The keys are too small as well. Shxt phone -_________________-" 2 stars
for the outlook, it doesn't deserve any stars for being a phone.
Reviewed by Jason from London - uk on 2nd Mar
Got the phone for nothing (free upgrade) a few months now and love it.
Looks the best, feels the best, just needed a better camera and it would
of been perfect o and the fact I needed an 18 month contract to get
Reviewed by Ricky from Southampton - UK on 2nd
Managed to get the phone on free upgrade after screaming at Vodafone,
like you do every year.....had the phone for 3 months now, yes the battery
life is v.poor and has caught me short a few times now, but the spare
battery is small and light enough ti carry around in my wallet for emergancies.
BUT...the phone it self is such a gem to use, the weight, the slider
and cool feel of the materials put a smile on your face every time you
undress your phone from its leather wallet, how cool is that. We all
no the 8800 Sirocco is all about looks, not about the lastest functions,
if you want music, buy a music phone, if you want photos, buy a photo
camera..if you want to feel special, buy the 8800 SIROCCO.
Reviewed by Konstantin Redekop from Germany on
1st Mar 2007
Well, I purchased me that phone, because I was looking for Quality and
its looking. I really love this masterpiece, love it so much, that I
even purchased the silver one for my girlfriend. Spent a lot of money,
1000 Euro each, but I'm absolutely satisfied. It's wonderful. I recommend
it to you, I want something special. If you don't think, that it's special
and keep compearing it to stupid Sonyerricson, than purchase a Vertu.
Reviewed by Simon Roberts from South Wales on
26th Feb 2007
I purchased this phone in November last year and I absolutely love it!
I purchased it from the CPW for the Orange Network but is unlocked for
any. I cannot understand why all these other people are saying it is
not fit for purpose etc. This phone just says quality as soon as you
set your eyes on it. It feels good to hold and has a very sturdy construction.
Yes, I can see the others point when they say about the fingerprints
but its looks more than make up for that. Surely if you want to take
photos you buy a camera (the phones photo quality is pretty good anyway),
also if you want to play music get an ipod or an mp3. My praise goes
out to Nokia and its designers for such a masterpiece. If you want a
phone that is a bit more quality than the plastic bricks that Sony and
the like are releasing (even though they do have more features I agree)
and that looks and feels amazing then I HIGHLY recommend this phone.
I can also add that I have experienced NO software issues.
Reviewed by Jack from England on 15th Feb 2007
THIS PHONE IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH :P
Reviewed by Steve from uk on 12th Feb 2007
Had this phone for a month now and love it. The slide mechanisim is
superb and locks into the open and closed position with purpose. But
its not just the phone thats quality the packaging and all the extras
are top notch and if you shop around you can get a decent deal, I paid
£150 for the phone and pay £40 a month for 500 mins and 500 texts a
month (12 month contract - found this on the web). So u dont have to
break the bank to own this phone. Last word on the subject is QUALITY*******
Reviewed by heyy from US on 9th Feb 2007
this phone isn't as bad as people say IN MY EYES. either you hate it
or you love it though, and i happen to love it. i do wish it had a little
bit better speakers, because it can get annoying if you ever have to
use speakerphone. other than that, i'm fine with it. you aren't using
your cell phone all day, and they do have an extra battery. if you can't
keep track of an extra battery, then why did you buy this phone? if
you can't keep track of a battery, chances are, you can't keep track
of the phone, and that's a waste of money. if you can keep track of
it, want a phone that looks good, and don't need amazing battery life,
then i would recommend this phone. but tinker around in the store for
a while before making your own decision.
Reviewed by s.e.x.y baby from lithuania on 5th
rubbish quality keypad nice champagne that i got free wit it tho get
sony E W810i miles better
Reviewed by Malefane from South Africa on 3rd
Very nice, but a bit expensive for someone who lives in a country like
South Africa. One pound is about 11 - 14 Rands. Just imagine me buying
such a phone which costs about 500 pounds, that is about 7000 rands.
Reviewed by Sammy Lasko from England on 3rd Feb
The phone does nothing more or less than any of the rivals out there
at the moment....The camera's good but no flash, and the battery is
fine (I was really worried, but it lasts a day just fine), the speakers
are not very loud either. With all that ion mind, I got the phone with
selling it on ebay for a fortune in mind, as it cost me nothing, but
within a minute I loved it and decided to keep it, it really is a great
phone to own and use.
Reviewed by JJJ from UK on 29th Jan 2007
Yes there are a million phones out there with features that are a million
times better. but a phone is a phone, designed to make calls and text
on a basic level. all extras ontop of that are unnecesary. whether a
phone looks good or not is personal choice no? this phone looks good
and performs basic tasks to a more than satisfactory standard. if you
want to spend the money then there is no reason not too.
Reviewed by Bardia from United Kingdom on 29th
My eyes and my shrewd sense of aesthetics owe a great deal to Nokia's
designers and engenieers for the fantastic and breathtaking phone they've
created. This Sirocco is a superb work of art. I bought a Silver Edition
3 days ago and I just love it. My Silver Sirocco functions, looks and
feels exclusive. I just don't understand the language & mentality of
those who complain about Siroccos' battery life or camera ...etc. What's
happening to us human beigns ? I just don't understand how a person
can compare this exceptional masterpiece with cheap plasticy phones
from Sonyerricson or the like. Eveybody knows that potato or beetroot
are edible and good for the body. But isn't it a tragedy for the precious
and unique sense of human aesthtistics to compare a potato with a breathtaking
exotic flower ??? Sirocco caresses the eyes just as a beautiful flower
does. Thank you Nokia :)
Reviewed by bibek pokharel from Nepal on 25th
i simply say that this is the phone that i was dreamin for years.
Reviewed by Dina from Egypt on 24th Jan 2007
I don't really know what's so fantastic about how this phone looks like.
At first I liked it too, then i found it toooooo boring to look at.
not so stunning. Battery life is AWEFUL. one day??? Nokia must be kidding,
but with a price like this??? On the technical side, this phone is not
even half as its looks. If u want a real phone that will at least function
properly as merely a phone, don't buy this piece of brick.
Reviewed by Lucy from England on 23rd Jan 2007
Got the phone about a month ago, thought it looked great and was really
proud of it..the camera is rubbish and the phone is soooo slow. then
i was told it was smash and scratch proof, i dropped it on the CARPET
and the glass screen smashed to pieces. A pile of junk!!
Reviewed by Mike from Enlgand on 19th Jan 2007
I work in a phone shop and this is one of the most pointless phones
we sell. £75 per month over 18 months to get it free, insurance is another
£10 per month. Stupid. We sell the Sony Ericssom k750i, which is EXACTLY
the same spec for 80 quid! And the sony won't break down in 2 weeks.
Reviewed by matt from england, london on 13th
this phone is sooooo good, my friend got it for me as a gift. the only
bad thing about this phone is that it cost's so much. But still a great
Reviewed by Shirlee from N Ireland on 12th Jan
I just loved the look of this phone to be honest. Unsure though after
reading some of the reviews as what to do.... In the end, problem sorted,
hubby bought it for me and I LOVE IT! A couple of valid points however,this
is more a girls phone due to the the size of the buttons, they are small.The
battery life is a tad shorter than other Nokia's I have had, saying
that I am not a huge mobile user and so not a big problem for me. Clarity
on the phone is great,the camera's not bad and it's handy for some of
your fav music. In the end looks fantastic and draws comments, works
well as a phone and not bad on everything else.I'm keeping it!!
Reviewed by STEVE FITZGERALD from AUSTRALIA on
10th Jan 2007
I BOUGHT THE FIRST 8800 AND SMASHED IT IN A TANTRUM CAUSE NOTHIN WORKED
.I THOUGHT IT WAS MY FAULT BEING USED IN THE TROPICS [SCREEN FOGGED
UP] SO I BOUGHT THE SIROCCO ,EVEN WORSE ![BATTERY SPRING CONTACTS FELL
OUT] I SPENT 3K AUS IN LESS THAN 12 MONTHS NEVER BUY NOKIA.
Reviewed by Andy from England on 5th Jan 2007
Having read all the reviews after getting this phone I have decided
to add my comments. I got this because I liked the look of it, thats
being honest, but then how many things do we get because we like the
look of them! I have an ipod for listening to music, a digital camera
to take pictures and a laptop that is in front of me all day long to
write and receive emails. So I wanted a phone to make and receive calls,
hence the Sirocco. At this it is great, you can hear the other person
on the other end clearly and they can hear you!! However it does have
its shortcomings the main one being the batery life. I dont care that
it has two bateries a company should be able to develop a battery that
lasts more than a day! I love this phone it feels great, looks great
and as a phone is great. If you want something that will play great
music, choose something else, if you want a great camera chooose something
else and if you want to be able to use phone as PDA choose something
else. However there will be some of you that want a phone to make the
odd call, turn phone off when you go home and switch it on again to
make the odd call. For all you people this is great and this will make
the battery last! For me, well I am sending this back to where it came
and changing it for a Sony K800i, not because I dont like it or because
I need to listen to music or take great pics, but because I can't handle
having to carry a spare battery around with me because I may use my
phone more times in the day than the installed battery will let me!!
Reviewed by Nadeem Batt from UK on 2nd Jan 2007
Got this phone with a contract renewal (with money on top) and sold
it after one week. Cameras, mp3 players and other extras are all fine
in a phone, as long as the voice and text functions are reliable and
user friendly. Keys are too small for quick texting and battery life
is bad. Its too heavy and too expensive. If you have loads of money
and want to show it off and waste it, but don't care much for a reliable
and easy to use communication device then go buy one and encourage Nokia
(and others) to keep releasing rubbish like this at crazy prices !!
Reviewed by chris from England on 2nd Jan 2007
lol. i had it 23 mins and when i flipped it open to answer a call the
top half became un-hinged... wooooow great build quality.. but it the
23 mins i did have it seemed good.. but not worth the money i payed..
Reviewed by Johnno from UK on 24th Dec 2006
The Upside: A truly stunning looking phone that looks and feels great.
You feel like your holding a quality, well engineered piece of kit.
Clear bright screen. It is a phone, designed to send and receive calls/SMS/MMS,
all of which it does extremely well. The downside: The battery life
is not fantastic but Nokia acknowledge this by supplying 2 batteries
and a desktop charger which will charge the phone and the spare battery
simultaneously The highly polished gloss finish may not be to everyones
liking. Fingerprints! Again, Nokia have recognised this and supply a
suede cloth with the phone as standard which removes the marks effortlessly.
Conclusion: A high quality phone that is a joy to handle and use, and
does everything well. You don't need to be a shallow fashion victim
or vain to appreciate a great product. Other reviewers bemoan the lack
of features compared to other phones that cost less. But you can pitch
the same argument with any product, you can spend £25K and get a fully
loaded Ford Mondeo or a not so feature laden BMW, but lets face it,
it just wouldn't be a Ford if the door trim didn't come off in your
hands. You pay your money and you take your choice - You won't be disappointed
Reviewed by Gordon from England on 18th Dec 2006
Because i am well over the age of 15 all i want from a mobile phone
is for it to be able to make calls and send texts. If it can do these
2 things in a fashionable interesting outer case, then hey thats the
phone for me. The 8800 Scirroco does exactly that. It has the WOW factor
that shallow people look for, AND it makes me feel way superior to everyone
else despite the fact thay i know their W810i is without question a
better phone on a technical level. I shall continue to live my shallow,
materialistic, hedonisitic and self absorbed lifestyle safe in the knowledge
that i cannot be arrogant because i'm far better than i think i am.
Reviewed by paul london from uk on 13th Dec 2006
this phone is a good phone it may cost a lot because its stainless steel
but unlike the normal 8800(with its poor camera and memory)this new
one has 2MP camera and 128MB so its worth getting it and to show off
if you want
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 6th Dec 2006
I have got the Sirocco. I think that people who are complaining about
the price of the phone are missing the point. If you buy a shirt from
Asda it costs £4.99 If you buy a shirt from Ralph Lauren it costs £89.99
They both cost roughly the same to produce, but you are paying £89.99
because you care about the brand, the name, and being able to afford
something that not everyone would be able to afford. It is the same
with the 8800, your buying into an exclusive club of phone owners who
can afford to pay a little more for their phone, its a nice club and
i look forward to meeting you all ;)
Reviewed by Drifter from UK on 2nd Dec 2006
I've had this phone since it came out and I have yet experinced anything
wrong with it. I hardly take any pictures so not having a 3.2M pixel
camera is not a loss. It does everything I want and the battery life
is much better than the original 8800. I don't find the phone expensive
at all, you're paying for something that not everyone can afford, which
gives it the extra exclusivity.
Reviewed by NUTWARLAL from LHR on 25th Nov 2006
Looks are great, however this phones price is too much, and frankly
the same features you can get on a much cheaper phone. This phone will
have eyes turning to see it. Not much but the camera 1 megapixel to
two megapixel from the 8800. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. GET A BETTER LOOKING
FOR A MUCH CHEAPER PRICE.
Reviewed by Da God from UK on 22nd Nov 2006
People, this is a review for people who has the phone and not for someone
having a play with it in the shop and then write their comments. I have
had this phone for 3 months now and have loved it for its look and features.
I don't need an mp3 player and I dont need a camera, what I want is
a good quality finsh on the phone and it provides me exactly what I
need. Please dont write your comments if you don't have one, it defeats
the idea of 'review'!!!!
Reviewed by Amit from India on 21st Nov 2006
Absolutely the best phone ever!! I think Nokia removed all the problems
they faced with the 8800....and converted it into the sexiest phone
ever.I agree its a little bit expensive but definetely worth it.
Reviewed by Larry from UK on 13th Nov 2006
Ugly and heavy, with half the features and user friendliness of any
phone half the price - yep, it's definitely a Nokia. This really is
money for extremely old rope - a quick way to extract the most money
from the dopiest fashion victims available. Let's get something straight
- this is not a "desirable" phone. It's a beast. It's like some retarded
throwback from the 1980's. No matter how much they want for it, no matter
how many ridiculous people buy it, it's still a pug ugly phone with
literally no redeeming features. There's a reason why most electronic
devices don't come in metal cases, and it's nothing to do with price.
Just ask my friend who owned one of these for a few weeks before it
gave her a nasty electric shock. Says Nokia Support "oh yes, that can
happen..." It's one thing to act like fashion lambs to the slaughter,
but quite another to electrocute *yourselves*...
Reviewed by Sam from on 12th Nov 2006
I love this phone, it looks amazing, is very easy to use and its completly
unique. Alot of people are saying the k800i is better but ive had three
different k800's and each one of them was faulty, awful to text on and
the menu system was bad. Give me a 8800 any day over any other phone.
Reviewed by tony from uk on 11th Nov 2006
considered the purchase of this phone, ive had a 8910 and 2 8910i's,
problem is that this dosent seem to have moved on from that very much
(except a cheap camera) - i basically thought it is seriously lacking
in functions, and id have a 8910i over this anyday (as it is titanium,
and has a nice matt finish), consequently went for sony ericsson w950i
(ideal if you are into music) - summary - this is truely flash but gash
Reviewed by Oli from UK on 4th Nov 2006
Great looks- sleek and stylish, but this does not compromise for the
astonishing lack of features on such a heavuly priced phone. I do think
the looks are good, but a megapixel camera and improvements in mp3 playing
would have made it a phone i would want to buy. So overall, not bad,
but could have offered a bit more. I suppose Nokia weren't feeling generous
at the time...
Reviewed by breakersrevenge from UK on 31st Oct
Had this phone for a few weeks now, My 1st phone was a Nokia, I moved
onto Motorola for the last 2 years and now I'm back with Nokia. And
I am glad!! Super phone, its not light, feels good to hold. I use it
for calls only!! no need for this and that!!! Just like it because it
Reviewed by jerone from england on 30th Oct 2006
my real rating is 0 star. nothing special about this handset at all.
the good things about this phone is its 2mp camara. but then the rest
of the phones have that. so wot has nokia done to make this phone better
than the 8800. em. nothing. it got 128mb memory but no card slot. can
someone tell me what makes this phone good. i have a nokia n80 which
is ok, a sony ericsson k800i which is good and a imate jam. i remember
motorola did what nokia is doing now earlier this year with the v3/v3i/v3i
d&G. the price tag is too high for something that does nothing. i work
in a phone shop and believe me there are much better phones out there
at more reasonable prices. i wouldn't use this phone even if they gave
me one. please dont become a shallow fashion victim. and for those who
already own a 8800 dont think about upgrading to this. its not worth
Reviewed by Susan from Serbia on 28th Oct 2006
It is good, realy good mobile phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I like it:))))))))))))))))))))))
Reviewed by Joel O'Brien from England on 22nd
Its like the ferarri of the mobile phone world and just looks as cool
as you can get a truly brilliant phone
Reviewed by Jonny from England on 22nd Oct 2006
shame we cant choose less than 1 star. this phone is appaulin. had it
for 2 weeks nd battery life is dyin there is no point in this phone.
There are tons of scratches/fingerprints even though i have been carefull
and never dropped it etc. this phone is a complete joke. the speakers
buzz a bit 2. if u want to look like a snob and get this pos phone,
then do so, but u have my warning. bi
Reviewed by Curler from UK on 20th Oct 2006
For hose of you out there that keep going on about vanity, aint that
what life is?? If not why do we keep wearing designer clothes & such?
You're probably slagging it off because you don't have one! I think
it's by fat the sexiest phone on the market, heavy is good, because
I then know it's still in my pocket, and the buttons are actually not
that small! Camera & other features are a bonus, I mean do you really
use your phone as a camera?? Overall it's very worthy of 5 stars, and
in a years time I could still sell it for a decent amount of money.
Reviewed by tom from uk on 20th Oct 2006
fantastic. loving it, its a beautifully made phone, and i got it for
Reviewed by Vain? from UK on 20th Oct 2006
Best phone ever, it looks stunning, vain?? I dont' give a monkey!! You
guys know nothing about build quality, stick with your squeeky Sony
Plastic then. Heavy compare to what, plastic, yes it is made of metal
not cheapy plastics, so bound to be heavier, sign... Go and get a tracker
and you have the most powerful engine on the road.
Reviewed by michael from UK on 18th Oct 2006
This is simply a great phone. The camera is ok but hey its not a digital
camera its a phone, I use it for texting and the making and receiving
of phone calls. The battery life is vastly improved. A battery will
last two three days and remember you get two in the box! It was probably
the same as my last samsung and I only got the one battery! The menu
is easy as you and I have come to expect from a nokia, although I have
wondered what makes this menu so different from an ordinary nokia as
its supposed to be special?! The keys are much more user friendly and
although a bit small it only took me a day to get used to them. To be
honest I woulnt change it for any other phone. There are others like
the W850i or K800i or D900 but why do i need something that is an mp3
player when I hav an ipod or that is a camera when I could easily buy
a decent digital camera, no what I wanted is a phone which looks nice
and is easy to use. If thats what you want and have some spare cash
then I would recommend this phone.
Reviewed by mj from Sri Lanka on 18th Oct 2006
This is the most beautiful piece of device I've seen since nokia 8800.
No more words ... this is a materpiece. just one prob. price!
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 17th Oct 2006
All these people going on about class, sophistication etc... You are
obviously very, very vain. A phone is used for making calls, not for
looking at. The Sirocco has to be one of the least user friendly handsets
I have come across. Tiny buttons, appalling battery life, heavy. Just
what no right minded person wants in a phone!! Nokia are on to a winner
though, preying on peoples vanity to make money, put a cheap shiny metal
case on a handset with average features, and charge £600 for it. Its
like Porsche selling a 911 body with a 1.2 corsa engine, and charging
£300K for it! Well done Nokia, your marketing team do their job extremely
well!! Me, I'm now getting a Sony, less than half the price, but twice
as good, give me the W810i any day of the week!!
Reviewed by Do you know me? from England on 17th
Gorgeous phone, it is a phone not a camara, not an MP3 player, unlike
the SE800i ugly brick like device, it is a real phone and does what
it says on the tin. Other manufacturers make plasticky phones and still
people love it, I suppose some ppl like McDonald and some like a decent
meal, just because you cant afford a decent meal doesn't mean it tastes
bad. You can stick to your plastics and that is excatly the point of
this phone, its not for the ordinaries!!
Reviewed by andy from uk on 16th Oct 2006
over rated, ugly, poor features, over £400? ha good 1 nokia sony ericson
k800i - now that is a phone, over half the price and about 10 x better
features than this rubbish! chow
Reviewed by Quarantine from England on 16th Oct
Man, I have been waiting for this phone for a long long time now, was
thinking of getting the normal 8800 last year but I told myself there
would definietly a revise version of that poor battery and camara and
you know what, good things come to those who wait. I cannot be happier
with this phone, just look at it and hold it on your hand will keep
you smile. Features are more than enough for my everyday use (basically
make and answer calls :P). On the downside the naviagtion would be a
bit of a pain for those who has chunky fingers as my fingers are quite
slim and still mis-pressed the buttons. All in all this phone is for
the very sophisticated group of users and people with bad taste would
not appriciate it as people like us. So top marks to Nokia for bringing
this fab phone out. Battery life could be better so 9/10!!!
Reviewed by jason from england on 16th Oct 2006
a phone for ppl that have class and like looking good .its a amazing
Reviewed by Louis from England on 14th Oct 2006
What a truly amzing phone, from the looks to the cristal clear display
and the crisp sound quality it has to be the most desirable phone currently
on the market. Yes there are many phones with higher specifications
but Nokia didnt market this phone to compete with the likes of the Sony
Ericsson K750i or the Samsung D900, they have put it into a market all
of its own. No other phone can compete with the build quality, the presentaion
and the sheer class this thing has! If you want a phone, and i mean
a real top glass phone this is the right one for you, forget about MP3
players and megapixel digital cameras this is a proper phone. Nokia
really knew what they were doing when designing this phone
Reviewed by JM from United Arab Emirates on 14th
I just can't find the words to describe the beauty of this phone. It
does not possess the greatest features unlike it's Nokia brothers but
it does bulls-eyed its objective - CLASS. T think no phone can ever
match that for some time. One thing I don't understand about some negative
reviews about the keypad being tad; the phone is small you know, imagine
if it has a large keypad?!? You'll get used to it after a while. True
that the case is a fingerprint magnet; but it does add up to it's masculine
touch (I have a Black Sirocco) which makes a chromotic appearance. The
price is a little bit high yet you can't complain nor argue on the whole
sales package that has almost everything on it. I just wish this phone
does have an infrared for more info transfer capabilities. But what
the hell, I'm a proud owner!!!!
Reviewed by JAMO from ENGLAND on 13th Oct 2006
Beautiful Phone - The best looking phone ever!! Much improved battery
and keypad design compared to the 8800. If you want a phone that oozes
class and sophistication look no further. Ive got a IPOD and a digital
camera dont need these features on a phone, now ive got a proper phone.
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 7th Oct 2006
Some people on this board need to go back to school before thinking
about posting on here. Why can't people just learn a bit of basic English
Grammar?? This phone is ok. It does what it says on the tin. It's a
telephone - not a camera, or an mps 3 player. You use it to make phone
calls and send text messages. Oh, and it looks good, that’s why
you buy it.
Reviewed by Dan from switzerland on 5th Oct 2006
i have been using nokia sinse 1997 and have used just about every model
from them to this date, i too have tried motorola, ericson and samsung.
This phone does what it is designed for, it looks the dogs Bs and its
extra applications work to well. This is not a digital camera or ipod
its a phone, a brilliant looking phone. Call sound is good and as usaual
the menu and applications are easy to use, nokia are the best for sure
in that division. Yes as usual in this series the buttons are a bit
small, but to be honest after one day or a couple of TXTs you get used
to that, to be honest if you are sending enough txts for it to be a
problem you should call the reciever, i mean if you can afford this
phone i am sure you can afford to make the call, its got to be quicker
in any case then sending a million txts to say you are running late
or you love you partner! Few concerns though, ring tones suck, very
limited and the ones preloaded are all virtualy the same. AS for the
battery for now its working fine, lasted over 30hrs first charge with
plenty of use but can imagine in the future its going to die very quickly.
All in all though if you want to be a person with pure style and class,
this phone is for you, it works as a phone so dont expect a camcorder-ipod
and coffee machine. Remember what you are buying, a phone not mp3 player,
i cant make that point enough
Reviewed by ma from england on 5th Oct 2006
i dont understand the negative reviews. this phone is for ppl who dont
really use many of the features on modern phones, but only use their
phone for calling and txting. This is why i bought this phone because
it looks amazing and it gets the job done for me.
Reviewed by paul from england on 3rd Oct 2006
i bought this phone two days ago because my friends were saying this
has got 3 megapixel camera but this phone has got rubish camera the
fone is all right but it hasn't got good features dont buy this you
rather off buy d900 much more better than this
Reviewed by Ari from australia on 3rd Oct 2006
flaw.... static hissing sound on speaker phone... Slow response... Nokia,
update the software please and no 3D interface... picked up LOTS of
Reviewed by Oliver from England on 30th Sep 2006
this phone still is very unusual and can be sometimes hard to use altohugh
it is very good to show off around your friends, a tad too expensive
i feel though, bu good enough phone.
Reviewed by dom baily from england on 30th Sep
i think this fone is gd cause it can take decent pictures and the quality
of the pics r da bomb!!!
Reviewed by JC from UK on 29th Sep 2006
I don't understand the negative reviews about this phone or nokia generally
- everyone knows that nokia are the most user-friendly make of phones
that you can get! This model, though expensive is beautiful - i agree
that the buttons are a tad small (hence 4 stars not 5), but you get
used to that after a few days. I find everything else about it is great
- no gripes at all, and ceratinly the most stylish model on the market.
Reviewed by adam smith from england on 28th Sep
Worst Nokia fone ever!! Nokia is a bad make afterall... I personally
think Samsung fones are the best...Anyway I bought this Nokia fone 2
weeks ago cuz my frends said it was great but the buttons are too small
4 texting, foning, gaming or other uses... The design is really rubbish
too... It looks so shiny on the packet... DONT BUY DIS FONE!!
Reviewed by Bob from England on 27th Sep 2006
What I found about this phone, (trust me) is that it looks really cool
but it depends what you're looking 4. the video is not very good and
the camera gets dirty easily. 0.374 of the time the picture is suberb,
apart from that it is just 'ok'. however, the sound quality is fabulous
and if you just want a phone with good sound this it what you're looking
for. In my opinion it is not really worth the money, I would by SamsungD600
Reviewed by jason from england on 22nd Sep 2006
possibly the worst phone ever! reasons being buttons are very small,
rubbish text and well bad features.SHAME ON YOU NOKIA!!!!
Reviewed by Dicky from NYC-USA on 19th Sep 2006
Bought it recently a great fone!!! it will be a while before anything
half as good looking as this is released expensive but money work the
phone stunning to look at battery life is longer than 8800 standard.
There seem to be no flaws and i would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 19th Sep 2006
if u want a phone for looks its outstanding but not the best to use.
Reviewed by Clarkkent from UK on 18th Sep 2006
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Bought the phone, had it a few days, got rid...gorgeous looking BUT
pain to use, for texting too!! lets face it....if your txting, you want
to be able to send quick txts, took forever to write the simplist of
msgs....that was the main thing that put me off...i'm sure that more
people love the phone, but just not for me!!