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Nokia 8800 Arte Review

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Camera interface - Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Camera interface - Nokia 8800 Arte Review

Camera interface

Camera:

Despite that Arte has not been created as a multimedia phone, it offers such functions. The phone is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, but no flash. Its interface is in a portrait mode (landscape also available) and it has a 2-second startup time. It is very simple: on the view-finder is visualized information on the remaining pictures, the resolution, the compression, a digital zoom indicator and the mode (picture/video).

From the camera options, you are able to choose a resolution from 160x120 to 2048x1536 pixels, to add a color effect, to set the white balance, a countdown timer and to activate the night-mode.

The quality of the pictures justifies the camera – they are good enough to record a moment. The images are better than average, but cannot be compared with the top cameraphones from the last generation, which had the same resolution. It is pointless to try snapping pictures in a dark environment since there is no flash.

Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Nokia 8800 Arte Review
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Outdoor images

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Medium light

Low light

Night mode ON

Indoor images


Those of you, who like shooting videos, will be very pleased, because Arte can record such with resolution up to 480 x 640 pixels and 15 fps. The quality is average and very noisy at times, but overall quite acceptable.

Nokia 8800 Arte sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution


Multimedia:

Audio playback - Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Audio playback - Nokia 8800 Arte Review

Audio playback

The last entry to in the Nokia’s 8800 series is equipped with a media player, supporting the following formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, 3GPP, H.263 and H.264. We are very happy with the sound level of the loudspeaker. As in the most phones, only the highs were audible. The videos, converted in the corresponding formats with a resolution 320 x 240, also run quite good.

Video playback - Nokia 8800 Arte Review
Video playback - Nokia 8800 Arte Review

Video playback


Software:

As most Series 40 phones, Nokia Arte comes with preloaded applications: Download!, Converter, Size Converter, Translator, My Nokia, Search, Opera Mini, WidSets and World Clock. There also are a few games to waste your time with, but if you don’t like them more are available for download.

The phone supports Java MIDP 2.1 and this allows you to download additional applications you like.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Zuzu (unregistered)


I thnk this phone is going to be awesome. What carrier is it on? How much will it be?

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) OLED
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 1.79 x 0.57 inches
(109 x 45.6 x 14.6 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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