Written on: 13/07/2009
I can only rate this phone as a 5, as it's the only phone I have had.
Works a treat. Getting real beaten up look about it the alloy casing is worn & added personality. I've got no need to upgrade at all at the nokia 8850 continues to do the job very simply. I need another battery now (3rd one since new) as the charge does not last very long. Looks are classy & timeless. The buttons are very small but work well with firm large fingers as I have. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008 by Lawrenma2 (31 reviews written)
I bought this phone a few weeks ago refurbished from eBay for £20, as a result of being fed up carrying around huge PDA phones for the past few years. Given the fact that it's 9 years old, you have to allow for lack of camera, colour screen, etc but this is the best phone around for someone who wants a light phone which is purely for calls and texting. Also looked exceptionally good for a phone of this age and would recommend this to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by Longpath (1 review written)
The Nokia 8850 gorgeous phone, I love mine to the point i've taken her apart and she just is so easy to maintain and repair - good original quality housings are expensive and lack quiet a few components like the battery in the key pad (Hood the time/date) and the chassis is made out of little less metallic plasticky material without the originals shine the sticker and the battery compartment right hand plastic strip in the frame of the battery compartment.
Poor OEM or fake easy cheap but lack... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008 by matthew345
I have had the Nokia 8850 phone bout 2 weeks now from this date, i like the older phones better than the up to date ones now, any one who wants a classic older nokia phone this is the target you wanna hit!! (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007
It is an ideal phone for any one who is looking for a simple, economical and good looking phone. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2003 by ycjs (6 reviews written)
The Nokia 8850 is the classiest mobile phone i've ever used. I simply love the slide which protects the keypad and ends the call.This phone comes with very basic features just like the 8210 though the price is way up there!The phone produces acceptable call quality though i experienced quite a number of dropped calls.Other than the display contrast problem which fades away sometimes,the display is clear and easy to read.The phone truly is in a class of its own and i find it a pleasure to... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2003 by Byron.
I used this Nokia 8850 mobile phone for about 2 years. I initially bought it for the stylish design, appealing to all. But as some say, the functions on this phone are standard. Nothing special. This phone is for appearance.
However i have no complaints about it. It looks good and does what u need it to. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2003 by Will.
Before I started to use the 8850, I thought it looked pretty smooth with its modern aluminium cover, but as usage started, I relised that looks aren't everything. The Nokia website promises 'calls when you speak' but even if you shout when you are setting the voicetags, it comes out almost silent. The games can be addictive and fun as you play whilst sitting at the busstop, but they cannot compare to the likes of the 3410 and Space Impact. When you are speaking, there is an echo, which gets... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2003 by Jrhyle.
Very handy phone but it does have some flaws as well, screen gets garbled and a common problem with most 8850's is that the person at the other end is unable to hear you, mic problem??? (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2003 by NickXX.
I've had this phone one and a half years now. I bought a new 6610 last week, but will continue to use the 8850 as a 2nd phone. Basically it looks amazing, I can't state this enough. Look after it and it'll look amazing for years to come - the brushed aluminium design will never grow old. Mine has 2 or 3 small scratches on it, but generally looks new.
As far as underneath the shell goes, it's an 8210 with white LEDs. Software is pretty old now, but has T9 text input, an irda port,... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2003 by Tansfer.
Overall, I feel this phone is one of the classiest ones you can score. In regards to costs, it's expensive if you want to KEEP THE PHONE FOR A LONG TIME cause you got to pay for those cases etc. But if it's a short term thing, I still (as well as everyone else I know) that it's a much cooler phone than all those new bright ones. Little things make it a good phone, but to be fair, it lacks features of many of the new ones. (it is a much older phone though). If I could, i'd take the board... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2003 by Lady ZJ.
Personally Nokia 8850 allows me save 5 text messages between the inbox and outbox after that it states there is no more space for text messages. The actual reception isn't as high as it advertised to be. Okay where the phones features isn't all that you tend to over look all that by the look of the phone and generally because not much people have this model in UK, so its rare with people. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2002 by Mark.
This Nokia 8850 is the best phone I have ever used (got it for 3 years so far!). Reliable SW & HW, easy to use, handy and it even looks good! It's not the most featured mobile but it does what it does perfect.
Display failures are common, but may be solved by opening the mobile and cleaning the display contacts. Attention, you will loose your warranty by opening the device. Use a Nokia service centre to do so. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2002 by Mickie.
I saw this Nokia 8850 mobile phone in the shop about 13 months ago. I had been looking for a phone to replace my old 6110 and there were other phones which had more features etc but i don't care about that - i want my phone to say something about me. So, rather than go for a drab 3310 or 3330 or 8210 which is what most went 4, i thought i'd b different and go 4 the sexiest phone on the market - my little annabelle (my pet name 4 my mobile!) I just can't fault it although she is in need of a... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by Tidy Nokias.
The Nokia 8850, along with the 8890 is, for me, without doubt, the best mobile phone on the market.
The only negative points i could think of when asked above, were the reception sometimes isn't as good as it should be and it can get scratched easily if you mis-treat it.
More stylish than any other phone out there and being a Nokia, testing and making / receiving calls is a breeze as ever.
Forget all this DigiCamPhone phone junk, a phone should be made with 'calls & texting' in mind, which... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2002 by Rob Fabian.
For the price the Nokia 8850 mobile phone is, you expect more than the fact that not many people have them .. It is now pretty dated and has no great features.
A solid performer but if you want real style go for the Motorola V70 and if you want a solid performer stick to the Nokia 8210. (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2002 by PriceyUK.
Overall, the Nokia 8850 mobile phone has an excellent look, despite its expensive price tag. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2002 by PeteB.
I have a nokia 8850 phone and the screen was going dodgy and you had to press the nokia logo on the front cover to get the screen on. I replaced it with a new screen from GSM Square, now it hardly works at all. Any ideas? (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2002 by starfish.
The nokia 8850 phone is stylish but i agree it has no features as other reviewers have stated. I also have concerns on screen with a shadow. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2002 by frans.
The Nokia 8850 is a very handy model with good features but a very bad quality display and speaker which stop working on a regular basis (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2002 by Chris Ellis.
The nokia 8850 is a brilliant phone but as with others my screen has died. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2002 by SJW.
I have owned my nokia 8850 for approximately 12 months. There is no doubt that the phone is a good phone. It's a Nokia; what more can I say? No doubt nearly every other review has commented on the features of the phone, so I won't bother going into that - You know them all by now.
The 8850 is gorgeous. The backlight's colour is eye-catching and makes the phone stand out from the crowd. However, after 12 months of heavy use, the phone is showing signs of wear. The Nokia badge below the speaker... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2002 by The truth teller.
the nokia 8850 fone straight up sucks major ass. it had no wap, it can only store 15 txt messages which is quite frankly very poor for a fone of this price. The backlight screen around the sides are too harsh on your eyes. The buttons are shaped to slim, to make a correct press i had to use the tip of my nails. When you want to dial a number because it had a slider over the keypad the fone becomes the same size as a 3210 plus the slider has a sharp bottom edges that digs into your palms. I... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2002 by Charmer.
This nokia 8850 phone really is the dog's b******* of mobiles. Believe me when i say you will fall in luv with it, people will chat on about it not having enough features, i say garbage to that. It is a phone people. it is there to phone people, and text people, and it does these 2 things better than any phone i have ever seen, and to think that i bought this phone brand new, untouched for £75 6 months ago with NO contract, makes it all sooooo much sweeter. GEt this phone now, but don't get... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2002 by Major Sharpe.
Just bought my new Nokia 8850 and all I can say is that this phone is daaaarrrrkkkkkkkk! If this phone were a woman it would be Sophie Blake, Kate Groombridge and Dido all rolled into one - Grrr!
More substantively the features are mainly in the Nokia 6110/50, 3210 etc vein. Nothing wrong with that, but nothing particularly revolutionary either. Only gripe, as mentioned, is that my old Nokia 7110 had a far greater sms capacity and speedier typeface, but so what? This phone's a babe! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2002 by Chris.
The Nokia 8850 is a very nice phone and it impresses people everywhere you go, but its too expensive for what it is. Fair enough it looks expensive but it has never been updated. It still does not have WAP or even snake II!! I only payed £65 for mine brand new from a vodafone dealer just before new year. I would never pay full price for a Nokia 8850. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2001 by Daz81.
my screen has died but the nokia 8850 mobile phone is top notch! (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2001 by Chenzo.
The Nokia 8850 is an excellent mobile phone, stunning looks, Infrared and built in modem makes it ideal for business travellers. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2001 by andy.
great phone, really gets the birds going when you pull this out down the pub. oozes class and appeal. handles great picking up a clear audible transmition. great to know that pay as you go people simply can't walk into a dealers and buy one on one 2 one urrrgh! (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2001 by Ceejay.
I have had a Nokia 6210e for 14 months, and as a Business Phone this is the nuts, so I've kept it to use as a Carphone. But the Nokia 8850......you have a choice, buy a Ford Mondeo or a TVR. Good looking things COST MONEY, so if you want to blend in with the rest of the Nokia Nerds, go spend fifty quid on an 8210!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2001 by Charo Duff.
I love the nokia 8850 mobile phone and am very pleased that I chose this model! (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2001 by Andy MIDDLETON.
Good looking phone, one to be seen with, but poor quality on basic functions, especially for the price. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2001 by Nick.
I LOVE this mobile phone :D This is a lovely phone, this is probably the nicest mobile on the market at the moment. The only (seriously, the only 'fault') would be the SMS feature. On the Nokia 7110, you could archive messages and hold like 150 texts. On the Nokia 8850, you can only hold 10 messages or something, which just takes getting used to.
Other than that minor complaint, this phone is the best! (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2001 by John.
the nokia 8850 is the best mobile phone i reckon, the titanium case makes it look great. This phone is obviously one of those classic phones that would never fade away, and to prove it, have a look at the price... it has not dropped by much even though it has come out for a long time. And look at all the other phones, they have dropped rapidly in price.
The nokia 8850 remains the best and im sure it will for a long time... have you seen the GOLD EDITION of the nokia 8850? fab!!! but the... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2001 by R.
Have found the phone to be fine after having it for 8 months. Very happy, can't see another yet that come close to its magic looks and style. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2001 by Marin.
Good design of Nokia 8850 - I used it and it seems much lighter and smaller, I used it for text messages and it types more quickly. It's good - buy it. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2001 by Spoonman.
I had a Nokia 3210 and was genuinely happy with the value for money that it boasted. I just bought a nokia 8850 mobile second hand, for $650AUD, which would amount to about 300 pounds. After a few hours with the phone it has only really made me think that the Nokia 3210 is even better value for money. The 3210 boasts almost identical features, for a fraction of the price. However this is all relative, and at the time of release (Jun '99), the Nokia 8850 would have represented state of the... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2001 by 8850 Crazy.
I think i bought this Nokia 8850 for a better looking mobile phone; not for listening to mp3 or playing with stupid functions. I think Nokia 8850 is a great looking Mobile Phone. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2001 by pegasus.
The Nokia 8850 is the phone to be seen with! people seem to be complaining that the phone is too expensive??? this is a good thing!!! How often do you see 8850's???? (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2001 by teemeister.
First things first. The Nokia 8850 looks amazing. The blue looks very smart. However, that is the only good thing I can find to say about this phone. The only difference between this and a 3210 is the look and the infrared.
Not that the menu isn't comprehensive because it is, but so is the 3210's!
The keys are fiddly and way too small, the slide cover is annoying and feels tacky, it is too heavy, the recepetion is poor (as in most Nokias).
If you want a 3210 with a fancy cover then buy... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2001 by Ajax.
The 8850 is a very classy handset. It is probably the best handset manufactured by Nokia ever. The price has not gone down unlike the 8210 which has rocketed down. The 8850 handset is an amazing phone and defines the word " STYLE ". (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2001 by Aurora.
This is probably the most stylish nokia phone ever yet simply let down by its high price. As for features this is lacking in all departments. Recommend the Ericcson T20 for features and this for looks. Whichever you're looking for, you decide. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2001 by meatball.
Personally, I believe this to be the most attractive phone on the market, with cross atlantic capabilities, the stylish "blue screen" and the general size of the phone all being plus points, as well as the added extra of the scarcity of the phone (unlike the 8210). The flip does tend to loosen after a while but can be easily fixed. The battery, well it's the same with all small phones, a pain! (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2001 by ThadTheLad.
Very Good phone, but with a life span of 4 months. Fortunately, the phone is likely to come with a warranty.
I have owned an 8850 about 10 months, I have had it replaced 4 times - free, but inconvienient. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2001 by Mojoman.
When I purchased the phone I thought that it was excellent and loved it. But after 6 months the phone started playing up. The LCD screen started jumping and also the fact that the phone is very expensive but does not even support WAP makes it a bummer. To me it was a total disappointment. I would rather use the 8210/8250. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2001 by KuRiMaO.
this phone is a good investment. price doesn't drop that fast (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2001 by jsp.
When i got the phone, i was shocked by its size and features until it started to go funny. I spent £350 on the phone and it turns out to be quite rubbish. The Nokia 8210 is much better and who would want to pay an extra £200 for a rubbish grey thing which has the same features but just a slide down cover???
I would not recommend the 8850 to anyone because i am selling it for £80. The 8210 is the best nokia made!!! (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2001 by IaMaK.
the phone is on the whole a very good one. it's much better than the 8210 in terms of button firmness and feel (8210 feels too plastic). backlight a major pluspoint. (read more)