I brought the N97 for 2 months now: screen flips from slightest movement, hangs alot when browsing the phone or reciving calls, when i press messages the screen dosent appear unless i touch the screen again and double click. NOKIA very disappointing to use the consumers money as a testing ground.
Had this phone for a few weeks now, however, it hasn't been all smooth sailing. It seems to freeze a lot, opens random things when you click on something completely different, flash can affect photo on automatic settings, screen is shocking - ghosting or 'burn-in' effects and a 'scan line' like appearance (may be a fairly isolated problem, but I have heard other users complain). Battery life is decent, but still below what was expected.
Apart from all these negative points, the phone excels at, taking great photos, has sturdy build, great sound quality, and sadly thats all I can think of at the moment.
Overall a decent phone for the end-user who wants great features and doesnt really care about specs, or all the tiddly bits, etc. Easy to use keyboard. Basically the same old aging symbian hardware and software with a touch UI chucked on top - almost like touch support was an after thought. Nokia really need to overhaul the existing symbian platform and got to Symbian 10 or SymbianX or something.
Just my opinion. Love Nokia, don't mind the N97, still worth the upgrade, but the competitors can offer more.
Pls can any1 tell why my N97 favourite pictures r not showin on if i use it on screen shortcut? and some nos. in my fon contacts text me, their nos. will affair instead of d names......thx!
This phone is fantastic...the few problems, before updating software to version 12,are over.
It seems that most of the posts are from people that don't know the true capabilities of this "mobile computer"...I'm a heavy user of smartphones (I use them instead of a computer) from E90, E71 to SE Xperia X1, most of HTC models and N97 is reliable in all aspects. Right now I have the Diamomd 2 and the N97 for almost 2 months. Myself, I don't mind at all to tap twice the screens to open an application...it's a good way to avoid probs. Personnaly I don't like the iphone, never used it, but it has it's place in the market and people are free to use and buy whatever mobile they like...all mobiles, on this level, are similar and at same time different... But no doubt that N97 is a very good mobile and I recommend it! Just my 2 cents...
I have Been using this phone for a month and a half now, its areally irritating ... The Phone hangs...by the time you take the call ...the call gets cut and because of this my phone bill has become double ...not worth it to BUY N97...its NOT WORTH THE MONEY you pay to bye this phone...in last 12 years its my worst experience...
faazers, 07 Sep 2009hey sameer, just like u said even i m was interested in buying N97 but after reading ur commen... morehi friend thanks for ur reply
actually i will be getting my hd by tomorrow and then i will let u know my handson exp. plz wait till then
and to say that if u go for 97 then plz check the flash problem seriously because what i have mentioned is very true
finally hd is costind 605usd in india for 16gb thats nice
siew wei, 08 Sep 2009who can tell me, this cell phone can play facebook game, what cell can play the gameI been playing Mafia Wars on Facebook all morning...
...on my iPhone.
It takes a while because the pages are pretty big, it's a good thing the 3GS has 7.2Mbps HSDPA or it would take forever.
with the advance of technology, Nokia managed to make the high end phone more and more buggy. Simply answering a call will hang up the N97. won't be reset till you reset the battery - So disappointing! I need to reset the phone a few times everyday, while you are listening to music, if someone calls, it is almost sure the phone will hang up after the call - Terrible experience.
mick, 07 Sep 2009hi everyone,i been useing this phone for about 2months now and i am luving it...the looks neve... moreopen up the internet then select the option go to setting then you select the page and change the font size
atul shah, 07 Sep 2009i dont know yet how send a business card & transfer contact no. via bluetooth. if anybody know... moreopen up the contact after that on top tap on the contact icon then select option follow by send as business card
who can tell me, this cell phone can play facebook game, what cell can play the game
nicholas lee, 08 Sep 2009not as worthy as it cost.. wel.. mine already broke into half after a week.. hope the mini wil... morestop talking rubbish...n 97 has awesome built quality..its been 2 months since iam using this fone..and i ahve 4 n97s in my family....all work fine...may be u brought a chinese one...lol...n 97 best fone so far...after vesion 20..a great fone..
its wifi connection is even lousier den n85.. very disappointing when i gt it for 1288 sing dollars..
not as worthy as it cost.. wel.. mine already broke into half after a week.. hope the mini will improve on the slider..
hi everybody, got n97 for almost a week here in the philippines. just want someone to tell me how to let n97 read / write chinese. please help... thanks
N97 mini is not too bad
The screen size is good to some people and can be fitted into pocket very well!
Just hope the camera Len is not scratch resistant!!!
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009Nokia has answerEd the n97 camera slider! Can be fixed for no additional cost!! Firmware 2.... morei was talking about the main slide mechanism,the one that reveals the qwerty...even so, i don't think that nokia will also repair the lens that everyone complaines to be scratched by the slide that protects the camera lens...i will wait a few more months before il buy this gadget...now it is around 450 euro...in 2 months it will drop down to 350...the same happened with the n96...