Looks it's pretty simple really, if you want to buy a real Carbon Arte then you will only get from reputable sellers, like Carphone warehouse or your Service providers, The real Carbon Arte has 4Gb memory, living wallpapers and tones designed by Kruder and Dorfmeister ( German composers ) It's made from carbon fibre, Titanium and steel. You only have to feel it to know what i am talking about.
As for the fools who are wasting their money on fakes, the phones you are buying are worthless no matter what you paid for them.
A real Carbon Arte costs at least £600 UK Pounds so if an offer on ebay looks too good to be true...then it usually is.....! think about it...
Here're clues for real Carbon Arte:
-Made in Korea
-Real 4Gb internal memory
-Real 3.2Mp camera
-Live wall papers
-Made with real Carbonfibre and premium material
-Doesn't support 2 sims
-Doesn't have memo card slot
-Price is around Eur 1,000.oo
Any said Carbon Arte which missed any of these things then it's FAKED(99.99% of Nokia Carbon Arte selling on Ebay are Faked especially from China/Hongkong/Etc.and price are less than Eur 500.oo.Most of these sale are not listed the phones origins and stated that phone's faked and copy).Beware and be smart./.
Here're the clues for someone who really want to spend big money for the genuine NOKIA CARBON ARTE:-always buy it from respectable Shops-the original Carbon is MADE IN KOREA and HAS 4Gb memo+3.2Mp camera.
All Carbon which states made in Finland is 99.99% is FAKE(even with EMEI regist...Wonder what the Chinese can do now a day!!!).Another small thing but very important is before buying Carbon is inspect the quality of the HOUSING and the Screen resolution(these're the only 2 things that the copy hasn't got coz they're expensive and costing).Forget the cheap Carbon on Ebay coz I can say for sure that they're all fakes/Genuine Carbon is now still cost around usd 1000.oo).Cheers
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2010Hi there,i've just bought same phone,it says made in finlade,are you sure it's fake,can you pr... moreHi, here is a picture of he authentic carbon arte's box... http://www.gsmarena.com/showpic.php3?sImg=reviewsimg/nokia-8800-carbon-arte/gsmarena_009.jpg
This photo is from gsmarena, it writes on the bottom of the box made in korea. Also look at the phones sold in ebay.com, they sell it for 100,200,300,400 dollars and it says its made in finland. There is no way to sell the original carbon arte for that price. The cheapest you can get is about 900-1000 euros. I bought my phone from nokia shop about 1250 euros. Also the the fake carbon arte's camera isn't 3.2 mp, its generally 2 mp and they usually dont have a real 4 gb internal memory and has a memory card, the original one doesnt have a memory card. Also when you plug the phone to pc, in the phone menu of the fake one says:
1) Mass storage
3) COM Port
The original never says this.
mussa, 22 Feb 2010I own the original 8800 carbon arte, i bought it for 1250 Euro's. If you have questions for th... moreHi there,i've just bought same phone,it says made in finlade,are you sure it's fake,can you prove it?.thanks.
I own the original 8800 carbon arte, i bought it for 1250 Euro's. If you have questions for this phone i can help you.
By the way the original one is made in korea. If it says made in finland its definately fake.
baxx inc, 10 Feb 2010the original ones are made in finland! You are wrong, the original 8800 series are made in Korea.
To be honest it's really hard to tell the differents between the Original Carbon and the Chinese's copy cats.Chinese copies are now gone to the next level of their product(getting better and better).Copies of Carbon are now vary(depend on how much you want to pay),they are now put the 4Gb stamp/Made in Finland or Korea and even has the IMEI registration(can be checked).The only things you can spot the differents are:1/The quality of the housing(materials/finished...).2/The Lcd resolution and clearness.
For our experiences,to be safe you'd buy the Nokia Carbon Arte from respectable Shops(or from your Network carriers/contracts).Becarefull if you buy it from Ebay coz 99.99% of Carbon Arte is faked(some sellers say it's copy but some don't).The only real Carbon is nomally listed not less than $600.oo used.That's our opinions/Good luck and be aware....For Mr NOKIA,we think it's time to step up and stop all Copies to protect your reputation and make people like us feel protected anytime we think of buying Nokia phones especially the expensive ones like the beloved NOKIA CARBON ARTE.
so who its real???
made in Finland
made in Korea
made from Nokia
made in Germany
hi my network provider are asking me to pay £350 for the arte do you guys think its worth it?
phone is 222 gud and great dear......phone is quite slim and easy to handle.....
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2010you probably bought a fake and now he's laughing, check under the battery to see if its made i... moreAre you tink i am stupid , for sure it made in finland otherwise if it was a fake one 50€ is olso a very good price for the 8800!