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Nokia 8600 Luna Review

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Nokia 8600 Luna Review
The Box - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
The Box - Nokia 8600 Luna Review

The Box

Being the biggest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia offers in its product line a great variety of devices, to appeal to every taste and satisfy every whim.

It was long ago when the phones were used only for conversation. In their evolution, they were transformed from ordinary receivers to complex devices suitable for any type of communication. In line with the technical progress, changes are evident in the form, colors, materials and even comfort in everyday use, while at a certain point some of the phones started to impress with their design rather than with their functions.

Years ago Nokia launched a series of such phones, which were distinguished by their luxury and style, and positioned themselves in the so called premium series line. The first models of this series were the 8810 and the 8850, launched at the end of the previous century, followed by the 8910 and the 8910i, which were launched on the market in the years 2002-2003. Their success led to the launching of the 8800 in 2005 and its successor the 8800 Sirocco in 2006.

It was logical to expect that Nokia will develop another model of this series in 2007, intended to continue the success of its predecessors, showing even newer and more interesting features.

Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Nokia 8600 Luna Review
The Case - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
The Case - Nokia 8600 Luna Review

The Case

This effort resulted in the launch of Nokia 8600 Luna – a four-band slider (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with QVGA display with 16 million colors and 2 mega pixel camera, for the production of which materials such as stainless steel and glass were used.

The phone comes in a large luxury black box, made of hard cardboard, which emphasizes that the phone inside is not an ordinary one, but rather a device of the premium series.

When opening the box you will find the following things:
  • Nokia 8600 Luna
  • Nokia Battery BP-5M
  • Nokia Charger AC-6 (microUSB)
  • Nokia Headset HS-47
  • Nokia AD-55 Adapter
  • Nokia Connectivity microUSB Data Cable CA-101
  • CD ROM with Nokia PC Suite software
  • User guide
  • Nokia 8600 Luna story booklet
  • Leather polishing cloth
  • Leather pouch
  • Lanyard neck strap

As you can see, even the box itself bears a striking resemblance with the one of the 8800 series, and again nothing is saved, even for the packages of the device.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. tartakovsky (unregistered)


Apart from design and display that scored 10 and 8 respectively, other categories got 7 and below, SO WHY IS IT THAT THE OVERALL RATING OF THIS PHONE IS 9????????. Phonearena should do some explaining on what category that most matters to them. I did some recomputation and IF phonearena intended that each category is equally important, then the overall rating should've have been 6.7. In order to reach an overall rating of 9, given the individual category ratings, Phonearena would have regarded DESIGN as 18 times more important than the other catogeries, which is bullshit. Make a computation yourselves.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:02

6. wizzjizzer (unregistered)


relax ur math is correct, however, the nokia 8xxx are design phones so what is wrong with grading it more stringently on design. we all know aura and 8xxx have nothing to do with groundbreaking tech, only breathtaking, mind-blowing design.
Last week i saw a film, as i recall it was a horror film. I walked outside into the rain, checked my 8600 and i jizzed in my pants.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:04

7. wizzjizzer (unregistered)


(stereo) jizz in my pants
yes i jizz in my pants

posted on 19 Aug 2007, 22:55

2. tartakovsky (unregistered)


I checked the SE P1i review and the phone got the ff scores: Design: 10 Display: 9 Camera: 8 Sound quality: 7 Battery: 7 Connectivity: 8 Multimedia: 7 Organizer: 8 If you can see, P1i got higher scores in each category (except design, which is equal) compared to Nokia 8600.....BUT P1i got an overall rating of 8.5?????????????????????? And not to mention PRICE/FEATURES ratio. What the heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2007, 11:27

3. Andre (unregistered)


It's amazing, how this phone get 9 of rating!!! Signal is a shit - " it is recommended during conversation to hold the phone so that you do not cover it, otherwise you can impede the reception". The single point for a nokia's phones is in your software.

posted on 04 Nov 2007, 03:32

4. Stanislav (unregistered)


Guys, i think you have no conception of the rating. It's SUBJECTIVE. So read the (?) in the rating box and you will probably understand. Greetings!

posted on 14 Dec 2007, 10:33

5. anubhav2412 (unregistered)


All those of you who are confused by the supposedly strange rating have not taken the time to point their cursor at the small question mark next to the "excellent" rating given to the phone, it clearly states " PhoneArena overall rating is the subjective mark for the device as a whole. For example, if one is targeted to the fashion-cautious user it may score low on its multimedia and organizer, but still get very high overall rating." So next time all of you look before you leap.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.21 x 1.77 x 0.62 inches
(107 x 45 x 15.9 mm)
4.93 oz  (140 g)
Battery950 mAh, 3.7 hours talk time

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