great phone ....have it for 2months ....frekin deadley ...go for it .....iPhone killer.
I have been a huge Nokia fan ever since the 3210.
I work for a telco, and have been awaitign this phone ever since it was announced. When I got it, I was a little disappointed. But it was still great. Praticularly the FM transmitter function, that is very handy in the car. But it suffers from continual crashing (especially whilst using a bluetooth headset), and freezing. I thought the firmware update would fix this. Alas, I was wrong. It has worse. I now have the phone in for repair, after owning it for two months.
I now plan on getting an iPhone 3G S 32Gb.
Nokia needed to back it up with better hardware. The Ovi store is very average. And Opera as a browser? Are you kidding? it's impossible to use as easily as the Nokia browser.
N97 Is an exellent phone...better thsn the I-phone...but I have to admit the phone reation is slower than I tought!
Second deception...the Camera...bad at night time...flash glare into the picture.
third deception...fragile phone!
But thruly a phone fun to use.
Expert Of N97, 03 Nov 2009Hello Nokia N97 Users, Truth And Facts About Nokia N97, The Best Phone In The Market Ever, ... moreBull Crap!!!!! I am using Nokia N97 now. I find it not that fantastic, slow, stuck, hang....nothing special at all. I am not a big fan of any brand. I change phone every 5 to 6 months. So i pretty much what is the phone market are like and how the phone operate it. I am also using Iphone 3GS, I find it is a lot faster...Nokia need to do some more work on software.....and also dont be so stingy with the memory....Nokia should come up with at least 256MB of RAM....that is the minimum now in the market....
Does the N97 come with the PDF installed or do I have to pay for it as in the 5800 XpressMusic?
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Isuues, 03 Nov 2009Can someone give me some tips when buying n97
how can I test if the gps works well?
How ... moreWell the best possible way, that I can think of, to see if the GPS works well is to run the GPS application and see if it gets a good and quick lock on your position. The accuracy of the GPS, depending on the signal strength, should be around 10-50 meters (32-164 feet)*
*Those are the figures I used to get from my Samsung before owning a Nokia N97.
Before I sent my phone to Nokia for repairs to the Camera lens cover and software issues, it couldn't get an accurate position. Even if I stood at 1 place for 10 seconds it still couldn't be accurate! When my N97 comes back I'll test it out with the new Firware as well and see if all has been fixed.
I hope this helps.
This review is based on the N97's performance after installation of v20 firmware.
I have used this phone for 4 months now after having used most of Nokia's E-series phones, almost all HTC smartphones and Samsung's Omnia range.
Let me start out by saying this phone will leave you wanting for more and you will constantly look for the features to validate your $550 purchase but not find them - not even after you've installed v20 firmware.
Maybe the aspect that lets down most is the build quality, and firmware can't do anything for that.
The back cover croaks when you're pressing on the touch screen and you know this phone will not survive a fall.
The screen is fingerprint prone and the camera lens housing and cover are dust traps.
The stylus which comes attached as a lanyard is a dreadful idea and dangles from the phone like cheap jewelry.
The lock button on the side is once again not a good idea and it will catch on almost every pouch you slide it into.
It is difficult to use the phone when connected to a charge cable as the cable attaches on the left top side of the phone, this is especially bothersome when connected to a car charger.
Nokia had the good sense to allow USB charging but thought it good to make the USB port the only charge connection.
The exclusive mini USB type B charge option is rediculous - this is purely aimed at increasing accessory sales as you now have to do away with your previous Nokia mini pin chargers in the office and at home and either get adapters at $7 a piece or get new USB chargers.
v20 Firmware provides some relief in terms of processing speed and stability. Still, it is hard to believe how far removed the experience is from what Omnia or HTC deliver in terms of the UI.
The camera takes good pictures albeit that the camera software is very basic. Focus and shutter lag is so pronounced that you will not get sharp pictures of anything less than a 100 year old oak tree on a wind still day - forget about catching your baby's perfect smile on a crisp and sharp image.
If you're using the phone for business application and are relying on Outlook interface, the calendar entries are limited to 3 lines of info on the homescreen and it gives preference to tasks, so don't hope to see your upcoming appointments at a glance - with no option to customise. At least it allows you to sync your Outlook mail using PC Suite if you're not using push mail.
Widgets do not update on your homescreen seamlessly when you've set the content to online mode and the 3 or 4 widget bars you may have set to news, weather and other updates eventually just show 'updating' and you will have to manually enter the application and choose 'refresh' or 'connect'to get updated content on your homescreen.
Also, if you've put 'favourite contacts' on your homescreen, the contact pictures will often not load in the bar when you put the phone on and you'll have to restart to get them up.
I invite anyone to tell me that they have not experienced other parties in a call saying that they can't hear when you're using the speakerphone - whilst the speaker sound is not too bad, the microphone has little digital sound boosting capacity and you will not be able to host a mini conference from your N97.
No smart dialing in this day and age is beyond belief and one can only wonder what Nokia was thinking when they left it out of the v20 firmware.
The Ovi Store is a joke and apart from the fact that 90% of app's that are advertised as free are in fact trial, the general usefulness and quality are shocking.
The extended and large memory capacity is useful. Unfortunately the SDCard slot is under the very flimsy back cover and although it is hot swoppable, you will not be swopping cards because the cover has to be snapper off which will probably result in your stylus falling off.
The GPS performance, especially with Ovi Maps 3.0, is acceptable.
The music player UI is good.
The battery life is good.
The slide mechanism and keyboard usability are acceptable, albeit that the lock button will disable with v20 firmware from time to time.
The web browser performance is acceptable.
Kinetic scrolling is helpful but is not available in all list menu's.
The phone performs well as a modem when using PC Suite or Ovi Suite.
Call quality when using the phone as a handset for standard calls is acceptable.
Final words: you will be dissapointed in this phone because it does not deliver value. Not value for your money and not user satisfaction. The reason why the v20 firmware release was so eagerly anticipated is because everyone was hoping the phone will then become what they have signed up for - hi tec and hi spec.
Unfortunately, firmware can't do anything for the poor build quality and it can't do much for Nokia's lack of imagination and innovation when it comes to touch phone design and development...
Can someone give me some tips when buying n97
how can I test if the gps works well?
How nokia customer center service our n97 if there is selfharmjng camera Len and gps poor reception? P
Saurabh, 03 Nov 2009I think in 31k its a bad deal coj it has no 3D graphics accelerator, left handed D-PAD,no daul... moreYou are going in the wrong direction friend.
You are forgetting, full QWERTY keypad, large (touch) screen, Symbian Series 60 smart OS, inbuilt OVI maps.
FM Transmitter all in one. Plus I dont think you get Samsung i8910 Omnia HD in 26k. More reliable price range is between 28.5 to 30k.
Well where to start with this phone; does anyone else feel like it was rushed in its release? I only ask as i have had this phone for a couple of months and there are some features that i do not like and some that i found infuriating.
I use one of these at work on THREE network and i have no complaints about its speed however my personal one is on VOdafone and its slow, clunky and the wap has a mind of its own; either it connects or it doesnt.
What makes me angry is that Nokia is bringing out an improved model. Where does this leave us poor saps who are tied into an 18 month contract?
To summarise avoid this phone as it is all hype and not much substance.
Opera mobile 10 bęte rocks
A great news for n97!
V20 makes b97 much better
V20 is out. update your firmware on the N97
outstanding. it was worth the wait for this new version.
Excellent job NOKIA two thumbs up
SAM, 03 Nov 2009Rubbish Phone, I've Sold mine on Ebay, Got an iphone 3GS, which is a lot Better that the N97, ... more20.0. Firmware makes n97 much better.
n97 is better then iphone3gs. screen resolution,better camera, better camera,hardware qwerty, real eye catching design.
Rubbish Phone, I've Sold mine on Ebay, Got an iphone 3GS, which is a lot Better that the N97, Nokia Has Failed in the Touch Screen Area Again. Nice Try, But nokia Has to Come up with Something Better to beat the iphone.
tips for n97
ditch nokia web, use opera mobile
dont wait for skype, install nokia native sip void
update to v12
N97 Rubbish, 03 Nov 2009N97 is a rubbish phone. I have been a Nokia user for 15 years and this is the worst phone ever... morecheck out the nokia users forum, there you can find tips to optimise ur N97. V20 is not yet available for my product code but it will be soon as it will for yours.
I think in 31k its a bad deal coj it has no 3D graphics accelerator, left handed D-PAD,no daul RAM processor,only 128MB RAM and only 5pix camera
MEANWHILE SAMSUNG OMNIA HAS 8pix CORTEX FOR PC AND GRAPHICS SUPPORT IN ONLY 26K
So i think its a good phone if nokia reduce its cost around 25-27k
Otherwishe N82 and N95 has same or more except touchscreen