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Nokia N97 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1400 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. Views about the camera and portability are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the performance. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reception.

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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 opinions.

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The size and durability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on 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)

Dec, 2016

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

Nokia N97 Mini - Pocket-lint

 

We like the N97 Mini more than it's bigger brother, but for what you pay, there are some serious contenders out there

Build quality, all the tech specs you could want

Poor touchscreen, keyboard not the best layout, OS feels a little clunky and outdated, little wow factor

The N97 Mini offers a lot, there is no doubt about that, with a spec sheet that contains pretty much everything you'd expect. The form of the phone - side slider - isn't one we are opposed to and the build quality and design is pretty good.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (techradar.com)

Nokia N97 Mini review

 

Slick version of Nokia flagship phone arrives to upstage its big brother

Decent QWERTY keyboard ; Large 3.2-inch display ; Wi-Fi and HSDPA ; A-GPS built in ; Good music player ; 8GB storage ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; Excellent build quality ; Homescreen widgets set-up

Resistive display ; S60 5th Edition Relatively bulky ; Wi-Fi could be easier to set up ; Camera flash has limited effect

Dec, 2009

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

Nokia N97 Mini - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

A nice device that might struggle with an identity crisis

Smooth, shiny and slick

What's the point?

Overall, the new handset feels like a nice, tight device, although Nokia's decision to offer a "Mini" (which could suggest cheaper/less quality) version of an existing handset, rather than release it as a mark II effort or even under a different model...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N97 Mini

 

Can the N97 Mini improve upon its bulkier predecessor? Niall finds out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia N97 mini review

 

Nokia has lasered the N97 (and its internal storage) with its shrinking gun. But does the N97 mini have more charm than its battleship-sized brother?

Preferable to its bigger brother, the mini is a great all-rounder for those who like their smartphones to strike a balance between features and size

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia N97 Mini review

 

As the name suggests, the Nokia N97 Mini 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 wb and menu navigation.

The Nokia N97 Mini has a strong set of specs, a variety of multimedia features that work well, and a solid design. And the addition of flick scrolling is definitely a big improvement to navigation. Unfortunately, the Mini is hindered by the Symbian S60...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Nokia N97 Mini Review

 

There's a bit of a trend of manufacturers bringing out diet-smart phones at the moment and Nokia has hopped lithely aboard the bandwagon with the Nokia N97 Mini.What We LikeLadies and man-bag users,…

Nov, 2009

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

Nokia N97 Mini test

 

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Jun, 2012

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

Nokia N97 Mini review -

 

Tactile, smaller keyboard; excellent Facebook app; lots of live information on the home screen; great email and GPS

Lacks ?new? features like Facebook contact sync and Twitter app, and Ovi Store is still in its infancy

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Crowdedbrain (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Nokia N97 Mini Review

 

The N97 mini as the name suggests is a cut down version of the N97 released last year (which we have used but not posted a review of) and in some ways its smaller profile does make it feel like a more desirable handset as a result.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:28 / 32
Continuous video playback time:1.5 / 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 35
Standby time (2G):320
Standby time (3G):310
Talk time (2G):7 / 7.1 / 7.14 / 7.2
Talk time (3G):310 / 4
Video call time:2
Video recording time:2.8 / 3

Call management

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

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2584 x 1938
Digital Zoom:14 / 4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 360 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.67
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.67

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Cherry / Bronze / Brown / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:0.125

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
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 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC
FM band range:76 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3gp, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS / GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, CSD / 3G, csd, wcdma / CSD / csd, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Auto: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Bundled software:FOTA / FOTA, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes, Flash Lite 3.0 / FOTA. / Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes, Flash LIte 3.0 / Y
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / 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, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B / Mini-USB A
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor frequency:0.434

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hot-swap: Yes
Internal Memory:8000 / 8192 / 8196
Internal RAM:128
Maximum memory card size:16

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42 / 1.49
Height :11.3 / 5.25 / 9.15
Volume:75
Weight:138
Width:11.3 / 4.8 / 5.25