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Nokia N97 / N97i
5.0 out of 10

Nokia N97 / N97i

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent

Gene T., Newegg
27 September 2009
  • Summary: This is my 4th Nokia phone (6630, N70, N95, N97), and it's true. it's pretty underwhelming for a "flagship" phone, but it's not bad. To make best use of the phone, upgrade firmware to deal with serious bugs and remove web widgets from home screen to maximize RAM.
  • Pros: Hi-res screen, keyboard, hi res camera sensor, good browser, useful homescreen, fm transmitter, FM radio, huge storage, expandable storage, proximity sensor, GPS, magnetic compass, dual band US 3G support, mature OS
  • Cons: low free RAM, slow CPU, ancient UI, buggy pre-installed firmware (update before using), flash too close to camera sensor
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N97

Rediff
7 September 2009
  • Excerpt: It is not doubt about Nokia N97 is a good phone with having good features and many more but the battery backep of this phone is very poor. This is true that multimedia always having less battery backeup so I am suggesting that the Nokia has to make the quality battery backeup of Multimedia phone if...
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Overall 6
6.0

Just OK(6/10)

Hong J., Newegg
26 August 2009
  • Summary: good price paid for this fancy toy.
  • Pros: I am using all kinds of different model Nokia phone during the past 15 years. In my view, this phone is just another fancy toys from Nokia. Powerful functions same as mini-laptop.
  • Cons: ugly design, thick fat body, low battery life on 3G NET, OS has very limited applications supporting. not a touch screen(not same as iphone screen). keyboard too hard.
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Overall 6
6.0

network 3g worst than iphone

slava s., Newegg
19 August 2009
  • Pros: Phone is good, but network connections is not. Problem to switch between Fifi and 3G. Never switch automatically like in Iphone. Store is terrible. Always asking your password and reconnect all the time to download application. Some futures are good , but in average if you work with stock market ...
  • Cons: no
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Overall 6
6.0

Lackluster OS with above average hardware.

Nicholas P., Newegg
14 July 2009
  • Summary: I don't really see any reason other than price to not buy a Samsung i8910. It uses S60, with a few front end add ons, it has a larger screen and is AMOLED, which means better colors. It has twice the RAM, a dedicated GPU (same as the Iphone 3GS one) and a better processor (similar to palm pre/3gs).
  • Pros: The hardware keyboard is nice since many smartphones are moving to touch only. The screen is a good size, a bit narrower and longer than the iphone. Tons of storage, decent battery life.
  • Cons: There is a huge list of usability problems with this phone, but I won't bore you with several paragraphs and just summarise by saying Nokia really needs to do a significant overhaul of S60. I think they are planning that but I don't know where it places this phone, considering the phone has a slo...
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Overall 6
6.0

Interesting phone

Theodore C., Newegg
10 July 2009
  • Summary: Most of the software on the phone requires you to have a data plan(hopefully unlimited). Wish they added a function where I can use the camera flash as a flashlight.
  • Pros: 32 GB of space Light and compact good phone camera (2 camera on phone)
  • Cons: The cons in my opinion is price and the OS on the phone. The OS seems to be more outdated when I was using this phone. There also seems to be a lack of certain helpful software that should come with the phone like a calculator or timer. The phone also lags a bit when I open and close it
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Overall 6
6.0

Cute phone Nokia, now quit messing around.

G. O., Amazon
2 July 2009
  • Summary: I absolutely hate touch screens, yet I bought this phone. Why? This is a question for Nokia: if other people hate touch screens like I do--and they do--why do you think they'd buy the N97 with its inferior resistive touch screen over the iPhone's superior capacitive screen?
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Overall 6
6.0

If the n97 were a real flagship, it would sink

John Newdick, Amazon
29 June 2009
  • Summary: When I first learned of the n97's release, I was excited. I had been waiting for Nokia to release another ground-breaking phone, like the n95 of years ago. The n96 wasn't it, nor was the n85. Then the n97 came - with a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard to boot!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Unknown, HandCellPhone
20 December 2008
Overall 6
6.0

Nice but..

Moninder, HandCellPhone
17 December 2008
  • Summary: the nokia 5800 music express is the same... this phone is 5 mpixel and 5800 iss 3.2 but the 5800 has keyboard, keypad etc...
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