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Nokia N97 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and price. The design and camera also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the apps. Many are critical about the features and reliability.

usability, camera, design, price, battery

reliability, features

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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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.

usability, camera, portability, size, price

reliability, battery

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.

usability, price, design, camera, battery

reliability, features

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

 

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

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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

 

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nokia N97 Mini test

 

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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

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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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Nokia N97 Mini Review

 

The N97 mini as the name suggests is a cut down version of the N97 released last year (which we have used but not posted a review of) and in some ways its smaller profile does make it feel like a more desirable handset as a result.

Product Specifications

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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