Nokia N97 Review: The Phone Delivers, but to What Extent?
18 September 2011
Summary: The Nokia N97 is one of the more recent phones in the N-Series line of devices. It offers touch screen capabilities, a very cool, widget based interface and some other added features that bring this N-Series device to life. Is it perfect? Far from it, but it's still a great option for power users.
Conclusion: With the introduction of the N97, Nokia has turned its ultra-elite N series line from a pricy status symbol into a genuine workhorse of a phone on par with many of the best competitors on the market today.
Excerpt: The long-awaited Nokia touchscreen smart phone has arrived, providing a new take on the Communicator series with a Qwerty keyboard hidden under the screen for easier messaging. Add a highly configurable home screen, decent music playback, GPS and – above all – Nokia's intuitive ease of use and the...
Conclusion: When the Nokia N97 was announced in January 2009, it looked awesome. Six months is an eternity in the world of technology, and now it looks like a fine phone and an easy choice for well-heeled Nokia S60 fans but it's no slam dunk for those who are open to other platforms and brands.
Pros: Fantastic camera, superior slider., Excellent camera, very good customizable home screen widgets, unlocked for use with any GSM carrier. Excellent voice quality and good volume in calls. Superb slider mechanism and overall good build quality, though not as ritzy looking as Nokia's metal-clad E75 ...
Cons: Touch experience inconsistent., Touch experience isn't quite there yet with some inconsistencies, expensive, sometimes runs out of memory if you don't keep track of and manage running programs. Streaming YouTube video still takes a long time to launch and seems to tax the phone's processor (our c...
Excerpt: The Nokia N97 and I didn’t get on well at the start. Firstly, I couldn’t get the phone to boot beyond the holding page and it wasn’t until I threatened to send it to a colleague known for his love of taking gadgets apart that it perked up.
Excerpt: This review maybe a little late but I had to wait for Nokia to officially launch the N97. I like doing things by the book. But for this particular review, I decided to be a wee bit unconventional, so I'm writing it from the handset itself. These notes will be emailed to my editor from the phone.
Conclusion: Overall, the N97 is a fantastic piece of hardware. Top end specs, a great screen, near-infinite storage and more features than you can shake a stick at mean that this handset is among the most capable in the marketplace. Where it's let down is in the software.
Pros: Full of features, more storage than you can shake a stick at, excellent media playback functionality