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Nokia N-Gage QD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Nokia N-Gage QD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and portability also get good opinions. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N-Gage QD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nokia N-Gage QD from 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 People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

design, portability, usability, size, price


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N-Gage QD Gaming Phone (AT&T)Nokia N-Gage QD Gaming Phone (AT&T)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Nokia N-Gage QD (T-Mobile) review: Nokia N-Gage QD (T-Mobile)


Compact, rugged design; easy to change game cards; built-in Bluetooth and speakerphone; synchronizes with Outlook; solid battery life.

No MP3 player or FM radio; small screen; not a world phone; mono sound; could be louder.

Nokia's N-Gage QD second-generation gaming cell phone corrects the most glaring mistakes of its predecessor.

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Peter Sucio (

Nokia N-Gage QD


With new handheld systems on the way from both Nintendo and Sony, the newly streamlined QD faces a huge uphill battle in trying to attract users enough to commit to the platform.

Easy access to hot-swap games (unlike first-generation model). Smaller size and better controls than its predecessor.

Limited audio options (including no radio and no MP3 playback). Limited game library. No longer a tri-band phone.

Jun, 2004

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Review of the N-Gage QD


Pocket Lint has one of the first actual hands-on reviews of the N-Gage QD, Nokia's new version of the star-crossed N-Gage gamephone they introduced last year. The QD seems almost quaint now that the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable...

May, 2004

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Nokia N-Gage QD


Portable gaming is growing rapidly, with more than 20 million people worldwide regularly playing games on dedicated gaming devices, PDAs, smartphones, or a new category of convergence device, gaming-smartphone hybrids. Nokia's N-Gage QD fits into the...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Guest Contributor (

Review: Nokia N-Gage QD


After a number of false starts, we can finally offer you a review of the second coming of Nokia's N-Gage: the QD. Guest contributor James Paterson gives us his take on the QD and how it compares to the original N-Gage. It seems that Nokia got this one...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Jon Gales (

Nokia N-Gage QD review [exclusive]


You can purchase the Nokia N-Gage QD from for $199.99. Amazon is currently (last updated 10/11/04) giving $250 in rebates making the final price -$50.01. That's right, you get money back. By Jon Gales -- Back when the...

Aug, 2004

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Nokia N-Gage QD review


Matt Slagle, an AP technology writer, has written a review of the Nokia N-Gage QD. The original N-Gage was met with poor reviews thanks to a awkward design. Having a $299 pricetag didn't help. This time around some things have...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Allen Tsai (

Nokia N-Gage QD Review


In the first six months since the original N-Gage was released, Nokia realized it had made some mistakes due to lackluster sales. As a result, it has recently announced the release of its improved version of the first-generation N-Gage phone /...

Nokia has listened to its consumers. Many of the major problems with the original N-Gage are fixed in the new N-Gage QD. Mainly the awkward phone design, difficulty in swapping games, and high price. Small improvements have also been added to include...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

Nokia N-Gage QD


The original N-Gage was an interesting, but flawed attempt to make a mobile phone that also functioned well as a gaming platform. Well, Nokia listed to some of the criticisms and have come up with the N-Gage QD, but crucially this is not the rumoured...

Apr, 2004

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Nokia N-Gage QD GSM Phone and Gaming Console Review


When is a mobile phone not just a mobile phone? When it's the Nokia N-Gage QD "Game Deck". Sure, mobile phones can be smart, offering some of the same features found on PDAs. They can all play games, but the ergonomics aren't up to snuff for an hour of...

Great for gaming and there's an excellent selection of titles. It's sturdy and will withstand plenty of gaming action. The device is attractive and portable. Strong compliment of mobile phone features and works well as a phone overall. A very...

No cabled sync port for those who don't want to tackle Bluetooth syncing to the desktop for PIM data. Mono rather than stereo output. GPRS class 6 is not very fast by today's standards and likely hinders more bandwidth intensive multi-player game...

If you're a gamer, this is an excellent device. There's a good selection of high quality titles and the device has great gaming ergonomics. It works well as a phone and is the most affordable current Symbian Series 60 smartphone.

Product Specifications


2G standards:GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
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