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Nokia 8600 Luna Review

Nokia 8600 Luna

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Home Screen - Interface - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Main Menu - Interface - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Interface - Nokia 8600 Luna Review

Home Screen

Main Menu


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.

Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Adding Details - Nokia 8600 Luna Review

Adding Details


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.
Search drawback - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Search drawback - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
During an incoming call, the picture associated with the contact, appears and takes almost the whole screen, but when you dial, the picture is very small. Except for a picture, you can add to the contact a video clip, as its sound serves as a ring tone, while the video plays on the display.

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.

Calendar - Nokia 8600 Luna Review
Voice Commands - Nokia 8600 Luna Review


Voice Commands

You can use voice commands for some of the functions, as well as a voice setting for the contacts in the phonebook. For this purpose it is not necessary to record them with your own voice because the text can be recognized as speech and it is necessary only to press and hold the lower part of the volume key in order to make the voice settings/commands active.

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.

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PhoneArena rating:
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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