The 8800 is one of the best-looking and solidly constructed mobiles we’ve seen in eons. While some phones seek to fool you with expensive-looking facades, its laser-cut, stainless-steel plating feels as weighty as an ingot, and emits a satisfying clunk every time you flick open the keypad.

Solid specs

It's light and tidily proportioned – and any phone with ringtones composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto is all right by us.

Beauty and brains

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Nokia 8800 review

Forget your Vertus and V3s – the 8800 is the new It Phone for exhibitionists. We’re expecting swords at dawn with Motorola’s Slvr