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Nokia N97 mini

Nokia N97 mini
alaScore 80

233 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and GPS navigation. The usability and value for money also get good comments.

responsiveness, value for money, usability, GPS navigation, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N97 mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N97 mini

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Nokia N97 mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

size, camera, value for money, sound, GPS navigation

battery, responsiveness

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia BL-4D Battery for Nokia N97 Mini Nokia N97 Mini Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black Nokia N97 Mini Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N97 mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Nokia N97 mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

responsiveness, value for money, usability, camera, design

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N97 mini 8 GB Unlocked Phone - U.S. Version with Full U.S. Warranty (Black)Nokia N97 Mini 8GB Multimedia Smartphone Cherry Black Unlocked Import

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Nokia N97 Mini (unlocked)

 

We had high hopes for the Nokia N97 when we checked it out in June 2009. Armed with a touch screen and a long list of features, it looked like the flagship model of the Nokia N series would be a hit. Unfortunately, it turned out to be quite the...

The Nokia N97 Mini improves on the design of the N97 with a smaller size and a more solid construction. Performance is also better and you now get free voice-guided navigation via Ovi Maps. The smartphone continues to offer a full range of wireless...

The user interface still has inconsistencies, making the phone frustrating and confusing to use. The phone's Web browser is a bit clunky to navigate and there's limited support for video codecs

The Nokia N97 Mini is a more stable and better designed device than the bigger N97, but its Achilles' heel remains as the confusing user interface keeps it behind today's leading touch-screen smartphones.

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Nokia N97 mini smartphone

 

Nokia's N97 mini is an improvement over the highly disappointing original, but this is merely what the original N97 should have been in the first place. There are no real groundbreaking or innovative features, but the mini remains a solid, if...

Smaller design is an improvement ; Solid keyboard ; Responsive UI ; Live widgets on home screen ; Ovi Maps navigation ; What's Not ; No innovative or groundbreaking improvements ; No FM transmitter ; Poorly designed power button ; Resistive touch screen

No innovative or groundbreaking improvements ; No FM transmitter ; Poorly designed power button ; Resistive touch screen

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"Solid Performer"

 

Relegated my Google Nexus to use as PDA for the applications not available on Symbian. N97mini does everything I want in a phone, no plans to change soon.

Excellent reception, sound, basic apps. I do not think it retains all of user information such as your contacts, location, etc. that other smart phones do. ATT does not recognize this as a smart phone, and allows unlimited 3G data for $10/mo instead of

Sometimes have to reboot if trying to operate 4 or 5 running applications at the same time (GPS, internet radio, web browsing and camera - all at the same time) Lack of other sources providing medical applications for Symbian.

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"Unhappy Performance"

 

All my earlier models of Nokia were perfectly working but with lots of interest,trust & brand image on Nokia,I had now gone for N97mini 6mths back but,am really unhappy with the quality of service the ph is giving.the vendor advised me to update...

Looks...Design

the ph freqntly hangs up,touch screen doesn't work at times &it really embraces whn i get a call bt unable to take it as touch screen or the call answer buttn doesn't wrk.the ph suddenly restarts whn some call is being answered or msg is being sent.

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Unhappy Performance

 

All my earlier models of Nokia were perfectly working but with lots of interest,trust & brand image on Nokia,I had now gone for N97mini 6mths back but,am really unhappy with the quality of service the ph is giving.the vendor advised me to update the...

Looks...Design

the ph freqntly hangs up,touch screen doesn't work at times &it really embraces whn i get a call bt unable to take it as touch screen or the call answer buttn doesn't wrk.the ph suddenly restarts whn some call is being answered or msg is being sent

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A not-so-smart smartphone

 

The Nokia N97 Mini is in one word - overpriced.

Excellent photo quality - 5mp with Carl Zeiss lens (f/ 2.8 is excellent for a phone) ; High screen resolution - 640x360px ; Well-designed QWERTY keyboard ; Music app is very easy to navigate ; FM Radio has good reception for a phone

Very rudimentary interface ; Processor is not built for what the phone demands from it ; Bluetooth and email service have major glitches that make them practically unusable ; Annoying alerts pop up repeatedly and cannot be disabled

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"A not-so-smart smartphone"

 

The Nokia N97 Mini is in one word - overpriced.

Excellent photo quality - 5mp with Carl Zeiss lens (f/ 2.8 is excellent for a phone)

Very rudimentary interface

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this is a great phone"

 

You should get this phone if you are looking ... 

Everything works well, speaker, clarity

The price is too high

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"nokia n97 mini samrt phone?"

 

no call duration for call log, no access to m... 

slider, good keypad, handy

no call duration for call log, no access to mass memory where we save our vedio songs, simple ovi apps r need to purchase, camera doesnt look like 5 mp, cannot see the number details of call log

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"nokia n97 mini samrt phone?"

 

no call duration for call log, no access to mass memory where we save our vedio songs, needs software refine ,simple ovi apps r need to purchase, camera doesnt look like 5 mp, u cannot see the number details of call log,

slider, good keypad, handy,

no call duration for call log, no access to mass memory where we save our vedio songs, simple ovi apps r need to purchase, camera doesnt look like 5 mp, cannot see the number details of call log,