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Nokia N900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1024 reviews of Nokia N900. 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 design and screen. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Nokia N900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery.

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battery

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N900 Sim Free Mobile Computer with Maemo 5 SoftwareNokia N900 Sim Free Mobile Computer with Maemo 5 Software

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 user reviews of Nokia N900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and screen are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the camera. Many are less positive about the battery and price.

usability, portability, performance, screen, design

price, battery

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N900 Unlocked Phone/Mobile Computer with 3.5-Inch Touchscreen, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Maemo Browser, 32 GB - U.S. Version with Full WarrantyNokia N900 Unlocked Phone/Mobile Computer with 3.5-Inch Touchscreen, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Maemo Browser, 32 GB - U.S. Version with Full Warranty

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Nokia N900 review

 

Bulky and blocky – yet could this be one of the phones of the year?

A great internet experience ; Slick UI ; Intuitive Maemo OS ; Vast array of integrated social network services ; Great multi-tasking

Poor battery life ; Prone to freezing ; Resistive screen ; Juddering maps application

A good phone that shows Nokia has more strings to its smartphone bow than just Symbian

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N900 - Pocket-lint

 

The N900 is an extremely capable handset but it needs aspect switching for the home pages, it needs the Flash support enhancing and it needs to develop

Good hardware, bags of potential, multitasking options

Battery life, lack of apps, lacks aspect switching

The Nokia N900 has been a highly anticipated device and with the divide between the internet tablet and mobile phone having closed, many have expected it breathe life into the struggling phone giant.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Amy-Mae Elliott (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N900 - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

First impressions are favourable for the N900, with the claims of PC-like performance holding up under a brief hands-on

PC-like multi-taking, excellent browser, great screen

Bulky handset, first-gen device

Seeing a device at a press event, under carefully controlled conditions, is always different from said finished product hitting the shelves, so we would suggest hanging on for a more thorough N900 review from Pocket-lint, however, first impressions of...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N900

 

Nokia's N900 is the first phone to use the company's Maemo operating system. Niall gives his verdict.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia N900 review

 

Perfect for Linux developers with deep pockets, but despite great performance and an intuitive OS, it's not suitable for consumers who want a wide selection of apps and easy updates.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia N900 review

 

The Nokia N900 smartphone lacks a little style compared to many of its competitors. The conservative black glossy styling on the front and matte rear do not scream excitement. However, many users will remain undeterred by the plastic finish, which...

The Nokia N900 is best classified as an interesting but ultimately incomplete device. The Linux-based Maemo 5 OS does some things superbly and others poorly. This smartphone offers one of the best mobile web experiences available but there is plenty of...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia N900 review

 

Nokia's latest mini computer runs a new version of the Maemo OS, takes 5MP snaps and even makes Skype phone calls. Is it the most geek-tastic phone yet?

Big, clever and a joy for tweakers, but the touchscreen and interface make it a pain to use

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Nokia N900 Review

 

The Nokia N900 has been heralded as a mobile computer in smart phone's clothing and it's brimming with features. Featuring Nokia's Linux-based Maemo operating system, the N900 certainly packs a punch.What…

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

Nokia N900 incelemesi

 

I şletim sistemleri tüketicilerin yeni cep telefonu satın alma kararlarında gittikçe daha önemli bir role sahip olmaya başladı. Tasarım ve hızın yanında diğer pek çok özellik ağırlıklı olarak cep telefonunun sahip olduğu işletim sistemine bağlı...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia N900 review -

 

An exceptional multitasker, the N900 houses enough power to maintain the running of multiple apps to deliver a true PC-like experience

This is no Slim Jim and will leave a considerable bulge in your pocket

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1320 / 1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:8
Continuous audio playback time:24.5
Continuous video playback time:5.6
Standby time (2G):278 / 300 / 312 / 95 / 96
Standby time (3G):250
Talk time (2G):5 / 6.3 / 6.5
Talk time (3G):4.3 / 4.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2584 x 1938 / 800 x 480
Digital Zoom:3
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 800 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):800 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.80
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.80

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, H.264, WMV, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1700,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, wcdma / csd, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Maemo Browser, RSS, PDF reader, Adobe Flash Player 9.4

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating System Version:5
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Operating System Version:5

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hot-swap: Yes
Internal Memory:1024 / 32768
Internal RAM:256
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:16

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 1.96 / 11.1
Height :1.8 / 11.1 / 5.98
Volume:113
Weight:181
Width:11.1 / 5.98