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Nokia N97

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3009 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. People really like the design and camera. The portability and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the apps and reception. There are mixed reviews on the GPS navigation and price.

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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The camera and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and reception. Reviews about the battery and price are mixed.

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and screen. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and battery. There are some mixed views 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N97 - Pocket-lint

 

Fantastic piece of hardware, but a missed opportunity to make a great touchscreen variant of Symbian

Full of features, more storage than you can shake a stick at, excellent media playback functionality

Clunky and outdated Symbian operating system, slightly odd QWERTY keyboard

Overall, the N97 is a fantastic piece of hardware. Top end specs, a great screen, near-infinite storage and more features than you can shake a stick at mean that this handset is among the most capable in the marketplace.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Nokia N97 review

 

Nokia returns to form with a high end smartphone/ mini UMPC

Great touchscreen ; Solid build quality ; Impressive internal memory ; Dual flash LED 5MP camera

Unpredictable OS ; Lack of video codec support ; Chunky design ; Underpowered processor

The N97 is a great effort from Nokia with a solid chassis and a nice range of features. However, we can't help but feel that the phone has far too much unfulfilled potential for the concept.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N97 mobile phone - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

First impressions are good, but a lot can happen in 6 months, as Nokia no doubt already realises

QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera

Still 6 months to wait for UK launch, bulky

So is the Nokia N97 a game changer? Unfortunately not. But, it looks to be a solid handset that vastly improves on the touch capabilities and offering of the 5800. If you thought that was Nokia's response to Apple and RIM then think again - this is.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N97

 

Has the N97 hit a sweet spot by bringing together Nokia's Communicator heritage and latest N-series technology?

May, 2011

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

Nokia N97 review

 

The keyboard is disappointing, and the Symbian OS feels outdated compared with those of more intuitive Android and Apple phones.

Nov, 2009

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

Nokia N97 review

 

But the Nokia falls short of its potential, largely because the operating system (OS) it uses - the Symbian S60 5th Edition - lacks the refinement of other OSes. Still, the N97 impresses in certain areas, particularly audio and video.

In common with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the Nokia N97 is a really cool phone that can do a lot, but the features just don't come together as seamlessly as in other smartphones on the market. The Symbian OS doesn't simply need an update; it needs an...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Nokia's heavyweight smartphone has finally landed. But is it strong enough to survive the smartphone fist fight?

Not the iPhone killer we were waiting for, but a muscular rival with distinct advantages for Apple refuseniks

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Nokia N97 Review

 

The long-awaited Nokia touchscreen smart phone has arrived, providing a new take on the Communicator series with a Qwerty keyboard hidden under the screen for easier messaging. Add a highly configurable…

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Nokia N97 Review

 

The N97 is very much a phone designed for the internet. It comes with a large 3.5 inch touch-screen display and a full QWERTY keyboard, and when combined with the always open window, provides excellent internet browsing functionality.

The Nokia N97 is expected to be available in the early half of 2009 at around £500 sim free. Bookmark this page to check the latest availability as we’ll be looking for the best deals for you.

Jul, 2012

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

Nokia N97 review -

 

Responsive touch-screen, spacious QWERTY keyboard, ergonomic tilting display and good all-round multimedia performance

Large and heavy, temperamental web browser, and sometimes needs double taps to activate selection

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200 / 1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:28 / 40
Continuous video playback time:1.5 / 5.5
Standby time (2G):228 / 320 / 430
Standby time (3G):310 / 400
Talk time (2G):6 / 6.5 / 7 / 9 / 9.5
Talk time (3G):4 / 6
Video recording time:1

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: 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
Front Camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 640 x 360
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display diagonal:8.13 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 640 / 640 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

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

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS / GPRS, GSM / GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:1.2 / 2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, CSD / 3G, csd, wcdma / 3G, wcdma / csd, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes

Other features

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

Packaging Content

Bundled software:FOTA

Performance

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, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
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 A

Processor

Processor frequency:0.434

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4

Storage

Internal Memory:16384 / 32000 / 32768 / 8192 / 8196
Maximum memory card size:16

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42 / 1.59 / 11.7 / 5.53
Height :1.59 / 11.3 / 11.7 / 5.25 / 5.53
Volume:88
Weight:138 / 150
Width:11.3 / 11.7 / 5.25 / 5.53