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Nokia N97 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1398 reviews of Nokia N97 mini. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity and reception. Comments are divided on the performance.

size, usability, design, portability, camera

battery, screen, reliability, reception, connectivity

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 86/100 = 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 9 user reviews of Nokia N97 mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The battery and performance also get good feedback.

sound, performance, battery, size, durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N97 Mini Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia N97 Mini Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N97 mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Nokia N97 mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and portability. The size and durability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the performance.

price, durability, size, portability, usability

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 8 GB Unlocked Phone - U.S. Version with Full U.S. Warranty (Black)

Sep, 2016

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

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Nokia N97 Mini (unlocked) review: Nokia N97 Mini (unlocked)

 

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: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Nokia N97 Mini

 

As the name suggests, the Nokia Mini N97 ($500, unlocked; price as of 1/13/10) is a more compact version of Nokia's flagship smartphone, the N97. The Mini also gets the bonus of kinetic "flick" scrolling, which greatly improves Web and menu navigation....

Flick scrolling improves navigation ; Excellent audio and video support

S60 OS needs refinement ; Camera quality hit-or-miss

Like its older N97 sibling, Nokia's N97 Mini has reliable multimedia features, but the OS desperately needs a redesign.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nokia N97 mini review

 

We've had two QWERTY Nokia smartphones on the SlashGear test-bench this past week, and the surprising thing is how differently the respective user experience is. Our Nokia E72 review went live earlier today; now we turn to the Nokia N97 mini , viewed...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N97 mini review: Less is more

 

The Nokia army of touchscreen smartphones gets larger by the hour and the Nokia N97 mini is surely one of the most interesting new recruits. The Finnish company has obviously reconsidered its priories and now focuses on optimization, rather than...

Slide-n-tilt 3.2" 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and VGA@30fps video recording ; Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition UI with kinetic scrolling ; Slide-out three-row full...

The S60 touch UI is still inconsistent ; Outdated camera interface and features ; No DivX or XviD video support out-of-the-box ; No smart dialing ; No office document editing (without a paid upgrade) ; No camera lens protection ; No FM transmitter...

The original Nokia N97 was the first sign of that as it hardly offered any ground-breaking features, instead relaying on the good all-round performance. However the first high-end S60 touchscreen handset left enough room for another similar handset in...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Nokia E66 mini-review on Engadget Mobile

 

Yo, heads up -- the E71's only half of the story with Nokia's new line of business sidekicks. For those of us who bust out T9 text with aplomb, the E66 might be the better option, especially when you factor in its narrower form factor, arguably ...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Nokia N97 mini

 

Otherwise, this phone is basically an N97, which means it's a mixed bag. The WebKit browser rendered desktop pages accurately, complete with limited Flash support, but pages scrolled slowly. The N97 mini can sync most e-mail accounts, including Outlook...

Smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the N97. Powerful camera and multimedia performance. Free Ovi Maps GPS navigation

Slow. Buggy. Mediocre keyboard

The Nokia N97 mini is an improvement over the original N97, and the free Ovi Maps GPS app rocks. But there's still not enough here to pull U.S. buyers away from other smart devices.

Expert review by: Kristina Dems (brighthub.com)

Nokia N97 Mini Review

 

The Nokia N97 mini is a great upgrade from its predecessor. It has a great, slim design with a multitude of functions that should interest any mobile phone user.

The Nokia N97 Mini is a good upgrade in terms of form factor from the original N97. The software improvements are applicable to the predecessor through updates, but the N97 mini gets a lot of attention for its great looks. The N97 mini feels a lot...

May, 2011

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: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Nokia N97 Mini: Black vs White Color Comparison Pictures

 

I know we're seriously late to this particular party, but hey, here's a couple simple color comparison pictures of the White Nokia N97 Mini, vs the Cherry Black Nokia N97 Mini. Just because we could. Front View (Slide Closed): As Related posts:

Remember, if you're interested, we have more pictures on our Nokia N97 Mini White Edition Album on Flickr.

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Design

Curved Design: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS / GPRS, HSCSD
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes