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Nokia N97

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4104 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the GPS navigation and camera are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. The reception and price get negative views.

usability, design, screen, camera, GPS navigation

features, reliability, price, 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N97

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 160 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, camera, portability, battery

reliability, responsiveness, features, GPS navigation, price

42% 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 - BlackNOKIA N97 MINI MOBILE PHONE HYBRID ARMOUR SOFT TOUCH CASE BLACK AND SCREEN PROTECTOR PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N97

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of Nokia N97 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, price, camera, screen, GPS navigation

features, reliability, responsiveness

66% 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 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

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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...

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Test Nokia N97

 

Nokia essaie de revenir dans la course des smartphones ces dernièree années, mais c'est dur. Dans cette catégorie et avec le prix relativement élevé du Nokia N97, l'expérience utilisateur doit être sans faille. Le N97 n'est pas un mauvais téléphone et...

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Nokia N97 Review

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nokia N97 Mini: kleines Smartphone mit Navi, WLAN & Co.

 

Das Smartphone N97 Mini entpuppt sich als eine kleinere Ausgabe des N97. Die Ausstattung ist trotz kompakter Bauweise nahezu gleich geblieben – lediglich in puncto Speicher- und Akkukapazität müssen potentielle Käufer Abstriche machen. Wir haben uns...

sehr guter Musikplayer, gute Ohrhörer im Lieferumfang, 3,5-Millimeter-Klinkenbuchse

resistiver Bildschirm reagiert behäbig, kein Multitouch, Benutzeroberfläche kompliziert und wenig intuitiv

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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 by...

Bizarrely, if they’ve beaten anything, Nokia have killed off enthusiasm for the N97; the two handsets will go on sale alongside each other, and the UK store even has the N97 mini at £429 and the original at £449. Having lived with the N97 mini we’re...

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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...

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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.

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

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1500mAh
Standby Time (PB):430hours
Talk Time (PB):400minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

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
Type:Smartphone
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

Depth:0.6in
Height:0.5in/0.5in / 4.6in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.2in

Display

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

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:N97
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Transition black/White

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes