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Nokia N97 mini

Nokia N97 mini
alaScore 80

159 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the camera and GPS navigation. The usability and value for money also get good comments.

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

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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(Based on 159 reviews)

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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.

Consumer review by:

"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.

Consumer review by:

"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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Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

"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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

this is a great phone"

 

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

Everything works well, speaker, clarity

The price is too high

Consumer review by:

"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,

Consumer review by:

"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

Consumer review by:

"Great phone"

 

Nokia has great smartphones, the touch line is a top selling world wide. With the ovi suite of apps and services it is a great phone

I loved the phone, great memory 16gb with expandable options. Free Ovi Maps turn by turn, and thousands of apps, flash works in the internet browser as well as Java apps.

The gallery sometimes lags, and the audio player is slow to open the list (over 4000 songs)

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