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Nokia N97

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3008 reviews of Nokia N97. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and camera are generally positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the apps and reception. Opinions about the GPS navigation and price are different.

usability, size, portability, camera, design

battery, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N97 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Nokia N97 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and durability. The camera and portability are also appreciated. The battery and price get mixed views, and there are some critical opinions about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, portability, camera, durability, size

reliability, screen, design, reception, GPS navigation

46% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N97

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 user reviews of Nokia N97 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the GPS navigation and screen are generally positive. The design and sound also get good opinions, whereas the size and battery get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

portability, sound, design, screen, GPS navigation

usability, reliability, battery, size

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N97 Unlocked Phone, Touchscreen, 3G, 5 MP Camera, A-GPS, 32 GB, MicroSD Slot, and Integrated Ovi Applications--U.S. Version with Warranty (BlackNokia N97 Unlocked Phone, Touchscreen, 3G, 5 MP Camera, A-GPS, 32 GB, MicroSD Slot, and Integrated Ovi Applications--U.S. Version with Warranty (Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia N97 Review

 

The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia's smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and [...]

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Nokia N97

 

Excellent QWERTY keyboard. Preloaded apps work well. 5-megapixel camera. 3.5mm headphone jack

Processer is too slow. Symbian S60 doesn't translate to a touch screen well enough. Software can be buggy at times

The N97 is a fine device for Nokia fans, but it needs more work to become a true competitor to the Apple iPhone or Palm Pre.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia N97

 

The N97 features class-leading specs matched with outstanding design and build, but it loses marks for the Symbian platform that desperately needs an overhaul to stay competitive.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Nokia N97 Review

 

The N97 has some things going for it, but it's not what we'd expect at its high price. The phone looks good, but its plastic battery cover feels cheap. The keyboard is soft and easy to type on, but the keys are awkwardly laid out. The widget home...

Strong call quality, 3.5mm headphone jack, Solid battery life, 32GB of storage

Super expensive, Buggy widget system, Crash-prone, Awkward keyboard layout

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Engadget staff (engadget.com)

Nokia N97 review: a tale of two bloggers

 

Recently, Engadget editors Thomas Ricker and Chris Ziegler received Nokia N97s just days apart from one another. Already established pen pals, the two immediately began to correspond across the Atlantic via carrier pigeon, discussing their very...

Impressive hardware ; Loaded with high-end specs ; Did we mention the hardware

Unsubsidized price in the US ; ARM 11 CPU pathetic for flagship ; Packs all the charm of an STD without the perks

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

N97

 

On paper, the Nokia N97 ($700; unlocked as of 6/16/09) looks as if it could rival the other big phones of this summer, the Palm Pre, the Apple iPhone 3G S, and T-Mobile's follow-up to the Android-based G1. It has more memory than the other three,...

Useful widgets update in real-time 32 gigabytes of on-board memory

Keyboard and navigation pad can be difficult to us Symbian S60 feels out of date

The 5-megapixel camera has a Carl Zeiss lens (and a cover), a dual LED flash, and a handful of advanced features. It also comes preloaded with photo/video editing software. Picture quality disappointed me, though; indoor shots came out grainy and dark...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Nokia N97 Phone Review

 

Useful widgets update in real-time ; 32 gigabytes of on-board memory

Keyboard can be difficult to use ; Symbian S60 feels out of date

The N97 has great multimedia capabilities, but its operating system lacks the refinement of other OSs.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N97 review: Lock, stock and touch

 

They don't get any bigger than that. A launch of this caliber can aptly be called inauguration day. The release of Nokia N97 is the N-series counter-move that geeks have been waiting for since November. Easily one of the most...

Slide-n-tilt 3.5" 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and lens cover (VGA@30fps video recording) ; Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition UI ; Slide-out three-row full QWERTY...

The S60 5th edition UI still has poor ergonomics and is not as thumbable as expected ; Camera features are so two-thousand-and-late ; No DivX or XviD support out-of-the-box ; No smart dialing ; Somewhat limited 3rd party software availability ; No...

We're about to see if this feature-loaded son of a gun is the stuff dreams are made of and if it has the gut to stand up to the best on the market. The 5800 XpressMusic was cheap enough to easily be forgiven a couple of shortcomings but the N97 is not...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Nokia N97: erste Eindrücke und gemischte Gefühle (mit Video)

 

Nokia s Flaggschiff, das N97 -Smartphone mit 3,5-Zoll-Touchscreen und herausfahrbahrer QWERTY-Tastatur, ist bei Boygeniusreport und Nokiaexpert angekommen. Die beiden haben ihr schwarzes beziehungsweise weisses Nokia N97 ausgepackt und uns auch gleich...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia N97 Review

 

The Nokia N97 is the flagship device of the manufacturer at the moment and Nokia vaunts it as being not only a top of the range device, but a “mobile computer” as well. This certainly gets things rather too far, since computers should be able to cope...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS / GPRS, HSCSD
3G standards:WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM