My new 8800 Sapphire Arte(black) is better constructed than my previously owned 8800 Arte.
Construction is better as I can tell from the shut lines.
All icons & fonts are way too small for comfortable & fast reading!....I find Nokia S40 platform crappy. Why not Nokia do something about it???!!!.....to let their comsumer have a choice to adjust the size of the fonts(not just for messaging, contacts & web. but also the standby screen & those tiny icons!!!)
This phone is also quite slow, even the camera took hours before a picture can be taken(same as the 6500C)!
Ring tone & speaker sound top quality though(loud & clear).
Why this phone is so expensive??? and please dont tell me expensive materials
This is phone for the people who want to segregate from typical mobile users who look for tons of functionalities. Please dont compare nokia arte with multifunctions PDA or smart phone. This Nokia Arte has its own character that even with basic functions stands above most other phones. Uniqueness and elegance that what Nokia arte stands for.. Dont compare apple tree with a coconut tree..
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2008Ops, one thing forgot to mention...the worst quality & slowest acting 3MP camera you can find!....So it's not suitable for anybody..right?..cus it's not so good..any problem ..price is not essential...right.. !
I have mine for about a month now. The only rip off for me is the leather case. Without the protective clear skin the leather case will scratch the number case pad
Ops, one thing forgot to mention...the worst quality & slowest acting 3MP camera you can find!
The material Nokia use on this phone is good, but the build quality & finishing are lousy(e.g. loose back cover, squeeky sound from the slider, big gaps(back light come through)between front screen & keypds etc., etc.!!!
This phone does hang sometimes...
I got one and it is excellent! SW is very stable compared to others. No hw problems on this one.
This 8800 Arte, just like any other Nokia phone models on sale today, get pretty hot during phone conversation(10 minutes onwards)!
Why can't Nokia fix this on going problem with their mobile phones???!!!....There is no other make like it!
Maybe because Nokia come from Nothern Europe & people over there prefer their phones to heat up during those cold winters....
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2008Yes, I am afraid so, it was a big dissapoinment finding out, because I had high hopes for this... morethe backplate problem is an inherent one because nokia has attempted to use glue to stick it to the back of the slider. As everyone but Nokia knows, using glue to hold metal together just doesn't make any sense. after a while, it just doesnt hold. Well nokia probably is aware but chooses to ignore it..Marketing this as a phone made of premium materials is one big con job by nokia. you are right that it is a rip off. i have also sold mine and am never buying a nokia again.
Aprilmoon, 01 Aug 2008...........So you mean arte hd so many problem,,, right?? ...Ok i hv not buy it ..Yes, I am afraid so, it was a big dissapoinment finding out, because I had high hopes for this phone to be premium quality.I knew it didn`t have all the newest tecnology, but wanted a phone not like all the others (they are almost all made of plastic). But never again will I by a so expencive phone, I felt like it was a rip-of!!
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2008Bought this phone in March 2008, and I really loved this phone, seemed like a bundle of gold. ... more...........So you mean arte hd so many problem,,, right?? ...Ok i hv not buy it ..
Bought this phone in March 2008, and I really loved this phone, seemed like a bundle of gold. The build quality seemed tremendous.
BUT... after only six weeks, the keypad got problems, and the phone had to be sent in for service, which took three weeks... must say that what a dissapointment regarding this was sold with premium NOKIA sevice.
Then when after getting phone back, onlye a few weeks later, had problems with backplate on slider, seemed loose.
So, now I have sold it, was disapointing !!
Saty away, quality is NOT good !!
Pepsi, 30 Jul 2008An N95 8g with more features than you can poke a stick at, and you are downgrading to an arte?... moreLet the people do what they think more convenient. His decision won't affect you (at least I think it won't)I know the N95 8gb is the best all around phone available, but there are personal tastes too, he prefer a classy phone (and it definitely is) so if he has the money to buy such a beautiful phone good for him. In my case I don't have the money to buy this 8800 Arte but with enought money maybe I'd give it a try.
8800 sirocco and arte ..which one is the best for connection and ...???PLs
xtrad3, 29 Jul 2008Arte is the firs choice,then The Sirocco White edition (not black because the metal is silver ... moreAn N95 8g with more features than you can poke a stick at, and you are downgrading to an arte? Wtf?
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2008what do you reccomend me? 8800 sirocco,8800 arte or 8600 luna?it doesn`t matter that the ARTE ... moreArte is the firs choice,then The Sirocco White edition (not black because the metal is silver and the paint is black and in time it will scratch-sry 4 my engl),Luna is for the lady in my opinion and it`s too fragile..I had 8800,8800 sirocco black/white and the luna and my fav is 1.8800,2.sirocco white!i have an n95 8gb and i`m going to buy this arte :)
Wow what a lovely piece of overpriced junk, It's so worth the money! If you had all that money to throw around on a phone that's so basic because you are technology-impaired then good for you! Wouldn't it be nice if we were all so naive when it comes to these things. When it comes down to it there are two types of people who comment about this phone:
The people who either don't have the money to waste on something as shallow as this
And the people who have so much money buying an over-priced phone with no features for the sake of looking "classy"
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2008what do you reccomend me? 8800 sirocco,8800 arte or 8600 luna?it doesn`t matter that the ARTE ... moresince price is not an issue, i would recommend any of those. they are all equally poor in terms of build quality and software stability