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Nokia N97

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4155 reviews of Nokia N97. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the price, while there are some critical comments about the reception and reliability.

size, usability, portability, design, screen

reliability, reception

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia N97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Nokia N97 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The size and portability are also appreciated, but the GPS navigation and reception get negative reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the sound and battery.

usability, portability, size, durability, design

reliability, screen, price, reception, GPS navigation

43% of the reviews on 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 - BlackNOKIA N97 MINI MOBILE PHONE HYBRID ARMOUR SOFT TOUCH CASE BLACK AND SCREEN PROTECTOR PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia N97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of Nokia N97 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. Views about the sound and battery are mixed. The reception and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, design, screen

reliability, reception

66% of the reviews on 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 mini 8 GB Unlocked Phone, Free GPS with Voice Navigation and Navigation/Car Kit--U.S. Version with Full U.S. Warranty (Black)Nokia N97 Unlocked Phone with Touchscreen, 3G, 5 MP Camera, A-GPS, 32 GB, MicroSD Slot, and Integrated Ovi Applications--U.S. Version with Warranty (W

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Nokia N97 Mini Mobile Phone


For those of you who read my review on the Nokia N97, you'll know that I was not too pleased with the handset. I was a bit skeptical after the introduction of the N97 Mini as to whether or not it would exceed the expectations I initially had for its...

The price tag on the N97 Mini is Rs. 30, 939 which is about the same price as the 32GB but larger in size N97. So if you’re having buyers remorse about the N97 and wish to upgrade, it’s going to cost you a very pretty penny. It’s a good phone and I...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

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: Shayne Rana (

Nokia N97 - Mobile Phone


This review maybe a little late but I had to wait for Nokia to officially launch the N97. I like doing things by the book. But for this particular review, I decided to be a wee bit unconventional, so I'm writing it from the handset itself. These notes...

The browser was pretty easy to navigate and use with no issues. It's also very well designed with full flash support included. The best part is you won't need the stylus at all.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

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: Ginny Mies (

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 (

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 (

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: ZDNet (

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: Bonnie Cha (

Nokia N97 (black, unlocked)


The summer of 2009 has definitely been a sizzler for the world of smartphones. It's only June and we've already seen the launch of some of the hottest devices, including the Palm Pre, the iPhone 3GS, the Google Ion/HTC Magic, and now we can add the...

The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera

The N97's touch user interface isn't well integrated and can be inconsistent and confusing, especially compared with the competition. We would have preferred a capacitive touch screen instead of resistive

While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone, its clunky touch interface, sky-high price tag, and outdated operating system make it hard to recommend when there are better touch-screen smartphones on the market.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Product Specifications

The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their 'status' and share their 'social location' as well as related pictures or videos. The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensures efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):430hours
Talk Time (PB):400minutes
Technology:Lithium ion



CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player/With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS

Dimensions & Weight

Height:0.5in/0.5in / 4.6in


Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Transition black/White

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes