The whole uniqueness of the phone is pretty much its design - true stainless steel shell, scratch-resistant glass, ball bearing slide mechanism. Aside from the super-premium (and price) Vertu series, currently there is no other device on the market to offer such display of status as the 8800. The phone is definitely a head-turner, but so it the RAZR. The difference between both is the RAZR is designed to be a high-end mass model, while the 8800 emphasized uniqueness and prestige. Unfortunately, besides the design, the 8800 does not offer anything more then a regular mid-range phone.