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Nokia 8600 Luna Review

Nokia 8600 Luna 9

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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.


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.


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


  • Weak ring tone of incoming calls
  • Unsuitable positioning of the antenna, impeding the signal reception
PhoneArena rating:
9 Excellent
User rating:
7.5 5 Reviews

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:02

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.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:04

7. wizzjizzer (unregistered)

(stereo) jizz in my pants
yes i jizz in my pants

posted on 19 Aug 2007, 22:55

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2007, 11:27

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.

posted on 04 Nov 2007, 03:32

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!

posted on 14 Dec 2007, 10:33

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.

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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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