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Nokia 8600 Luna Review

Nokia 8600 Luna

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Nokia 8600 Luna is a device, which impresses with its appearance and is definitely unique in this respect. The manufacturers have ensured that both the design and working with the phone is at a high level. This is a quick phone and working with it is fun. There are no irritating delays taking several seconds.

The melodies of the incoming calls are set at a relatively low level, and if you are at a noisier place you may not be able to hear the ringing. The vibrations are very weak and you can hardly feel them, unless you placed the phone next to your body.

During conversation the level of the sound you listen to is above the average and on the other end the person can hear you even slightly stronger. The speech is transmitted realistically, without any voice distortion, and we cannot have any complaints in this respect since we are generally pleased by the quality of the sound during conversation.

Since the antenna of the phone is located in the lower part, it is recommended during conversation to hold the phone so that you do not cover it, otherwise you can impede the reception. While testing the phone, in order to simulate a real life situation, we did not pay attention how the phone is held and whether the antenna is covered or not. As a whole, we were quite disappointed with this feature. You can have problems also at places, where the coverage is weak. The performance of the phone was below the average level and we would give a mark of 3 out of 10.

According to data from the company the device can support up to 3.7 hours talk time and 240 hours at standby, if the battery is a 950 mAh BP-5M. The talk time is relatively short, but the time at a standby regime is above the average.


Conclusion:

Nokia 8600 is a device, inspired by the Roman goddess of moonlight Luna, which is presented by her fascinating beauty and mysterious charm. In the elaboration of the phone attention has been paid to the smallest detail, and the emphasis is put on the unique refinement of the materials used, as the strongest impression is made by the semi-transparent opaque glass.

We would say that the device will attract the attention of many people, but the fans of the series will be the most interested purchasers. In functional respect the phone is not much better than Nokia 8800 Sirocco. Nevertheless, it is not possible to disregard the great display, the four bands and the universal micro USB connector.

Nokia have proved that the devices of this series are not designated for people, who need everything in one device. Such customers would choose, for example, N95. This is a device for people who want to show off, to make a difference and to be unique, but not at the expense of the functional characteristics of a modern phone.

Pros

  • Unique design and materials
  • Good display
  • Quad-band

Cons

  • Weak ring tone of incoming calls
  • Unsuitable positioning of the antenna, impeding the signal reception
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
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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