ok. if you want to buy this phone and you are not sure if its fake or not, I will tell you how? first no one will sell this phone under $1250, second, genuine carbon arte is made in Korea, not in china, only Korea. and open the battery cover it will say 4 gb and 3.2 mega picksel auto focus camera. ok. Because I know the phone and I bought it already. good luck
Dogmatick, 15 Dec 2008The point is that it is for people who want to make a phone call. Not surf the web, not play m... moreI've been looking around to buy this phone, but I'm unsure which one to buy. It seems that there's replica of this phone from China, Finland and Korea.. I don't know which one is the original one. I heard there's a big difference in the batteries made by each country..
just shows how cheap u really being on orange , they give them away now on contract as they are not wort a balloon so dont preach on here saying it dont heat up when it does ,oh there is a replacement due in the not to distance future so no who has got an out of date balloon lol
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008can someone tell me wat de fuc is the point of those expensive usless fonesThe point is that it is for people who want to make a phone call. Not surf the web, not play music, not take movies etc etc.
I've had two of the Arte units for almost a year and they are easily my favorite phones of all time. The feel of quality in holding the unit in my hand is excellent. Real metal and real glass not plasticated easily scratched rubbish.
For those who say it overheats or has bad battery life I think that you may have fakes. Mine have never heated up and I use them for at least 100 mins a day and have yet to run out of battery even when forgetting an overnight charge. I needed just a phone and that is what this unit gave me, I didn't want a camera so cannot comment on its ability.
As far as Black or sapphire, the leather on the Sapphire has been known to leech oil from the skin and discolour plus the colour of the unit and the gemstone make it look distinctly girlie. No bloke should carry one (unless the afore mentioned is your particular choice of look)
Oh and for those thinking that they're too expensive. Orange UK gave me both for free. I cannot recommend this phone enough for any business user.
=], 11 Dec 2008Have you guys seen the fake ones, well theres a number of them out there for this phone. Appea... morei want to buy this phone how can i be sure of its fake or not please advise
Price ??? As little as 1250 Euro as minimum ;) !!! It's only good for showing around... :)
kind-a interesting with this phone. but my question, is this a mass production phone made in China...? if it true, then i feel lack of prestigious... (compare to Vertu).
Have you guys seen the fake ones, well theres a number of them out there for this phone. Appearing to be the exact replica apart from the functions for e.g camera, memory etc. I found a way you could identify it from the fake. Easily by looking at the patton of the carbon fibre. Just compare it to the real picture of the real thing and you'll see for urself.
I had this phone for 3 days and then the battery exploded and ripped off my hands. Now i have to type with my junk.
Do not buy this phone.
very expensive.. what do you expect from this "crazy-price" product?
CRAZY PHONE, 02 Dec 2008it's too expenssive... :-((((hey someone interested to get this phone at a low price??If so you can reach me at mail above and you should know that I have a big offer for Christmas...
I just bought the phone, My god what a beauty! I love it all the way. it is like driving Aston martin, its all about quality not made of plastic crap like other junks.
okedokee, 08 Dec 2008well... i still prefer Sapphire Arte. Carbon Arte is too plain while Sapphire has elegant touc... moreYep, me too..!!
Sapphire arte is the best..
And maybe we should thank the carbon arte, because the carbon arte released, now sapphire arte are lowing the price a little..
well... i still prefer Sapphire Arte. Carbon Arte is too plain while Sapphire has elegant touches like the sapphire stone and leather finishing, though internal memory lacks in it.
1 thing that i don't understand..
Why is carbon arte more expensive than sapphire arte?
I mean, carbon arte is from carbon and titanium (i think)
And sapphire arte have sapphire jewelery and cover with leather..
So, why carbon arte is more expensive?