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Nokia N97 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews of Nokia N97 mini. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and camera are overall positive. The design and screen also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the apps, and the performance and reliability get negative comments.

usability, screen, design, camera, battery

reliability, performance

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N97 mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 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 Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good views, but some have doubts about the design and battery. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, screen, size, price

battery, design

60% 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

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviews about the battery and camera are overall positive. The design and price also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, camera, battery

reliability

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia N97 mini

 

The N97 mini is better than the original, but not so when compared with smartphones from other manufacturers. Its S60 OS helps the mini feel like an old phone even before it hits the stores.

Strong physical design, Excellent hardware/connectivity, First-rate battery life

Series 60 OS feels seriously out-dated, Business productivity tools need attention

Mar, 2010
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Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Nokia N97 mini

 

Rated at over 7 hours of talk time and up to 310 hours of standby time (depending on personal usage patterns), the N97 Mini will be ready to go when you need it.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia N97 mini Review

 

Even though the tag 'mini' might suggest that we will be talking about a very small phone, Nokia N97 mini version can't be put in that category at all. I guess Nokia's design team realized that it would be nice to have a smaller version of the highly...

I would highlight here the quality of the build, which makes the phone more compact and sturdy than its N97 predecessor. Also, the display seems to be better, as well as the battery, which has a higher autonomy. The multimedia part of the device is...

I think Nokia should've thought to put in some free document reader, such as Adobe PDF. Also, the lack of some free business tools is another letdown. Perhaps a graphically improved user interface would've made the device more appealing, but I guess...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: Nokia N97 mini mobile phone

 

Mobile phones have changed greatly over time. Even the most basic phones these days come with some form of Internet connectivity which really begins to blur the line between a mobile phone and smartphone. This confusion has even spurred the creation of...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N97 Mini - First Look review

 

Smooth, shiny and slick

What's the point

Overall, the new handset feels like a nice, tight device, although Nokia's decision to offer a "Mini" (which could suggest cheaper/less quality) version of an existing handset, rather than release it as a mark II effort or even under a different model...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Flora Graham (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia N97 mini review: Nokia N97 mini

 

Looks sleeker than the N97; handy Qwerty keyboard; customisable home screen; widgets with live updates; angled screen.

Bland user interface isn't particularly easy to use; unimpressive display; resistive touchscreen; widgets can be buggy; no multi-touch capability.

We like the Nokia N97 mini's slimmed-down shape, and it's not lost much functionality through going on a diet. We're not fans of the resistive, dark touchscreen or the uninspiring user interface, but there's no shortage of fantastic features packed...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

Nokia N97 Mini test

 

N okia en son hit modellerinden olan ve hâlâ da raflarda satışta olan Nokia N97 cep telefonunu izinden gelen Nokia N97 Mini seriyi tamamlayan bir karakteristiğe sahip. Finli cep telefonu üreticisi Nokia çok da uzun olmayan bir süre önce pazara ilk...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia N97 Mini review -

 

Tactile, smaller keyboard; excellent Facebook app; lots of live information on the home screen; great email and GPS

Lacks ?new? features like Facebook contact sync and Twitter app, and Ovi Store is still in its infancy

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: IDG (ninemsn.com.au)

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

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:TI OMAP
Processor Number:OMAP2431

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
Operating System:Symbian
Operating System Version:NOKIA/SYMBIAN
Operator:Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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