Conclusion: Overall I feel that my conclusion would be very different if at this point I could tell you that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte comes with all the features and functions listed in the review and cost only £250 however I can’t and for that reason you may be understandably disappointed with the 8800, but...
Excerpt: Nokia has introduced two mobile phones of the premium class – Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte. The first one is know as Nokia 8900: its molds were is online sale at eBay auction in September.
Conclusion: Got money... And you know it... Take it out your pocket and show it... Throw it... This a way... That a way... This a way... oops, we got carried away! One more time – Carbon Arte is more of the same.
Pros: Slightly different (modernistic) design compared to the other two models, Carries the exquisite feeling for luxury, High-quality sound
Cons: Display is useless in direct sunlight, Doesn’t offer anything innovative, Controls are not very user-friendly
Excerpt: Nokia's luxurious 8.xxx series has a long history starting way back in 1996, when Nokia 8810 was launched on the market. The first high-end handset that started this series, Nokia 8810, made quite an impression by starring in "Matrix" featuring Keanu Reeves.
Pros: There's no way that we can compare Nokia 8800 Arte with other handsets, unless it�s those that have been included in the 8.8xx series. And, if we do that, we can say that Nokia 8800 Arte is definitely an improvement compared to its predecessors (8800 and 8600 Luna models). Adding 3G technology an...
Cons: Even with the improvements mentioned above, Nokia 8800 Arte proves to be overpriced in terms of functionality. It lacks a secondary camera, microSD slot card and camera module is below average. Furthermore, it has a short battery lifespan and it is almost useless outdoors in bright sunlight.
Excerpt: Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition launched in fall 2006, managed to become the most expensive handset from Nokia's line-up. The exquisite design of the handset recommended it as a publicity tool for great car manufacturers.
Conclusion: Nokia 8800 Arte and Sapphire Arte are two really, modern “masterpieces”, like the manufacturer says. With their extremely classy design, and solid construction, both are attracting the eyes of the crowd. When you have Arte/Sapphire Arte in your hand, it makes you look not only classy, but confident.
Pros: Clear and elegant design, High-quality materials and solid construction, Good sound quality during a talk
Cons: The display is unusable in direct sunlight, Fingerprint magnet
Summary: The volume of 64-chord ring tones is quite high, so you are very unlikely to miss a call, but, since there is only one loudspeaker, mounted on the right-hand flank at that, it was not a rare occasion when we had the Arte in our jeans and didn’t hear it ring.
Excerpt: Can you say functional elegance? That is exactly the personification of Virginia. Virginia is the codename for the stylish brown colored Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte, the latest addition to the 8xxx series from Nokia. So what makes this mobile phone a step above the rest?