Simple, try it and buy it if you like and can afford. can't compare to other phone as the feel of holding and metalic phone is diff
those ppl who spend their money on materials better spend some of this money helping the poor!!
i'm a gangster, i cannot be seen by people with a 1100 or a toy phone like n94. this kind of phones are for us.
Hi folks,stop fighting,at the end the day,it's only a phone(like someone said),ask yourself a simlpe question,what you want and expect from a phone?if you only want to make and receive call+the look+build's quality+don't mind paying high price then this Sirocco is for you.If you're looking for a good phone with all nowaday gaggets+pay a lot less then stay a way from it(go for Samsung or SE or Motorola).It's only a personal matter depend on what you want?what to get and how much you can afford to pay for it?The choices complete are our,go to what you're happy with.The people who's owning a Sirocco is not smart people(like someone think they're) and the people who's not owning one is not stupid people after all(they just don't want to pay a lot for something which doesn't give them what they wanted or just for the look or just to show off and to prove that they own something expensive).
After I follow the latest posts I could say following, everything is personal, some people like the 88xx some people don’t. Some people prefer to have the features, some people prefers to have the looks and the materials from which the phone is made. I’m a big fan of 8xxx, I own 8850, 8910, 8800 and 8800 Special edition and to me the best one is the Special edition. Due to the fact that I’m using a “metal” phones for long time already make me feel very strange when I take a “plastic” phone in my hand…Last but not least, I’m standing behind the words of John Doe; no one from previously mentioned phones has let me down…
Regards to all 8xxx users
to Koureas G,
you obviously dont like this phone.
you have been saying the same old argument since the 8800 came out -CHANGE THE RECORD.
my daily phone is an 8800 in silver. i dont think of it as a 'status symbol' - i use it because it is made of metal and is different to the other plastic phones out there -period.it is a quality phone which has a colour screen, stores phone numbers, i can send and recieve texts, i can check my hotmail via mobile internet on it,and it has a camera in case i want to take a quick photo.
i really dont understand your strong oposition to the 8800 phones Koureas G, people have a choice on which phone they want to buy, and if they want a phone with a 3.2 megapixel camera then they are obviously not going to choose the 8800.
we are all capable of making an informed choice when it comes to purchasing phones, and no-one in their right mind is going to drop 600 euros on this phone without doing their research first, so PLEASE, stop trying to force YOUR opinions onto everyone else.
my previous nokia 6230i was awesome, the 8800 works exactly the same way, but with a lesser quality camera... so how can it be as bad as you say?
12 months on, it has NEVER let me down and i love it, it is the best(and most expensive) mobile phone i have ever owned (and i have owned a lot!) and i can see myself still using it in another 12 months time....
there, a review of the 8800 series phone by an actual owner/user, as opposed to all these haters moaning about how poor the camera is.
long live 8800
Why is it that on ebay you can find this phone for as little as 300 Euros (about $400?) brand new?
I dind't buy this phone because of the luxurious looking or the functions. I did because I just liked it, period. I want a phone to talk and this the one I'm happy with. Thanks.
Nokia 88XX phones are definately top class.....only owners will appreciate & understand! Anyway, the price is reasonable for such a lovely product. The reason is because I can keep using this phone for a long time instead of using some other un-satisfy "short lasting" phones which I keep on spending money changing phones frequently.....which in turn cost me even more in the long run.
I agree with sage, the phone is definatley for someone for which money is no object,in terms of features it is fairly basic in todays standards and with the phone coming in at over £700, there are much better value phones available(N80,K800 to name but a few).Style over substance in this case i think..................
i have to agree with Koureas G. big ups
on the long run: if you want style then just by the SAMSUNG B&O phone, Right? it looks more stylish, anyway im happy with my SE K800i :-)
I just saw this phone and I think one should not view it as a mobile device.If you are going to compare features and pricing, the equations dont work.The 8800 is a lifestyle statement.For ppl who cannot probably look sky up for a Vertu,this model seems to fill in the gap.For the value conscious mobile user,suggest you stick to the K790i or the N series.For ppl who think life is about luxury and class...go ahead and buy this handset...The phone probably proves that you have finally arrived in life !
To Kal and Koureas G”
Guys I think we are in a middle of misunderstanding, I never suggest to nobody to buy 8800 Sirocco, just opposite…If you follow my post in 8800 section you will find that I clearly said that I’m not going to change my 8800 and 8800 Special edition for the new 8800 Sirocco. The reasons are exactly the one that you have mentioned. But about 8800 and especially 8800 special addition I’m not agree with you….I’m using them for long time already and I have no problems with them
For your information I also have 8850 and 8910, because like you said, I also believe that those two are...timeless
I just got my 8800 Sirocco, but every time a make a call I can also hear my self!!! Very annoying, any ideas??
Loved to read you posting Koureas G.
Personally I loose my patience when I see these same people defending this model, going to other blogs and crtiticizing other manufactuere's features.
This phone now available at Crazy John's Morley Galleria, Western Australia, for $1299 outright or on installment plans!