Nokia 8800 Arte Classic BlackType: RM-233
Evaluation in my collection: Great – 9/10
Life timer: 21h | Boxed: NO
Release Year: 2008 | Release Price: ~1000 EUR
About: Nokia describes the composition of the latest 8800 as a “unique synthesis of high quality glass and metal”, however, unique seems a misnomer considering how similar the Arte looks to its predecessor the Sirocco. That said, there’s definitely something alluring about the simple elegance of the Arte.
The 8800 feels great to hold and to use. It’s noticeably heavier than other handsets, and while we’d often mark the extra heft as a bad point, the Arte has a pleasing weight; it feels solid and durable. The sliding mechanism is amongst the best we’ve used, and again gives the impression of a high quality build and of a level of craftsmanship absent from cheaper mass-produced models.
Reviews when released: Mobile Review