Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Just as 8800 Sirocco, Nokia 8600 Luna uses Series 40 3rd Edition user interface.When the phone is at standby, in the upper part of the display, information appears about the signal strength, battery status, the clock and the mobile operator. In the lower part, the functions, related to the left and right selection keys, appear, which are „Go to” and “Names” by default, and you can adjust them, as well as the functions of the menu key to your liking.
The icons in the main menu are animated and are located in a 3x3 grid, as you can displace as you wish to ensure your own convenience. You can also set them to appear as List, Grid, Grid with labels or with Tabs. Working with the phone and menus is very easy, the order is intuitive and logically connected and will hardly be difficult for you. The phone reacts quickly, does not think, which, in addition, facilitates working with it.
Apart from being able to change the display of the main menu, you can also personalize the whole information display by changing the themes. You have four themes to chose from (AuroraHue, Feathered, Grey and Marble), each of them coming with an animated screensaver. You have at your disposal 7 profiles that you can adjust at your own discretion; the flight profile excludes the tones and the connection with the operator, so that you can use the other functions of the device.
The Phonebook is visualized as a list of names, but there are two other options: name and number and name and picture. When you introduce a new contact, you can enter two names and a number, but in order to add more information (ringtone, picture ID, etc.), press ‘add detail’ from the options menu.
An important drawback of the phonebook is the fact that you can look for the contacts only by the first name, you entered, which can cause major inconvenience when working with the phone.
The organizer includes the following: calendar, to-do list, notes, аlarm clock, stopwatch, countdown timer and calculator. The alarm clock offers the following settings: alarm time, alarm tone and snooze time out, and except for a single alarm, you can set the phone on an alarm, which goes off on certain days of the week. The calendar can be viewed by months and weeks, as you can add new notes with options for meeting, call, Birthday, memo and reminder. You have at your disposal also a scientific calculator, as the options, used most often, are grouped in a way suitable for use. The rest of the organizer’s options are the standard ones and are not going to be discussed.
Nokia 8600 Luna has an in-built memory of only 128 MB, out of which approximately 116MB are free. It is a peculiar decision of Nokia not to envisage a memory card slot in this model, so that you have to settle with the capacity of the built in memory.
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.
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.
7. wizzjizzer (unregistered)
(stereo) jizz in my pants
yes i jizz in my pants
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.