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Nokia N97 mini review: Less is more

12 November 2009 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia N97 mini review: Less is more - read the full textThe Nokia army of touchscreen smartphones gets larger by the hour and the Nokia N97 mini is surely one of the most interesting new recruits. The Finnish company has obviously reconsidered its priories and now focuses on optimization, rather than expansion with its flagships...


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Nokia n97 the best of product nokia

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  • 2014-01-19 13:57
  • Qxpq

It's my first smartphone, so I cant compare it with others. I like it, but battery life is very very poor, about 5 hours if you use Internet and GPS. So, if you use the N97 for a trip in a foreign city, you need another battery already charged in your pocket. Touch screen is slow, accelerometer too, and digital compass need too often be calibrated. At 199 euros, with navigation kit, (plus 49 for second battery) is not bad. Thank you, Nokia, for your brilliant phones of the past, my next phone will be an Android, I think (no w7 mobile, neither Iphone)

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  • 2011-06-11 18:00
  • nhQ{

nokia users plz do not bring nokia n97 mini beacuse it not have any great thing if u want to know abount latest mobile techololigy plz bring nokia n900 there price defference are not so mach but its is so much heavi than nokia n97 plz do not bring nokia n97 nini i have these both mobile but i referce to nokia n900

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  • 2011-05-10 12:33
  • Kgf6

> In reply to Atul @ 2010-10-08 19:14 from 2SL3 - click to readits really a pathetic phone...
battery life is the worst of all times....
doesnot last a day

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  • 2011-04-22 08:22
  • t1%x

> In reply to mohd suleman @ 2011-01-19 17:08 from Hkrk - click to readfully agree with u my frnd

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  • 2011-04-14 18:29
  • v{M8

5800 or n97 mini?

i read that after you update the SW in 5800 is a reaaly good phone for its price. but most of the coments i read of n97 mini are bad.
i'm from argentina,here there isn't much difference in the price between 5800 and n97 mini unlocked, thTOUCHe mini is a little bit more expensive so i don't know what to do. I love the design of the mini, and its 5mpx, but i'm afraid if it turns out to be not worth the money.
Also is vivaz, but i think is slow, and i don't know if they will update the software.
There's samsung wave too (cost the same as mini here), that has beautiful HD recording, but i like resistive T.S more.

(I hate that everyone says "how can they make resistive touch screens these days?! It's 2010/2011. I LIKE RESISTIVE, i love handwriting recog. and that i can use it with my nails)

sorry for bad english

What Would You Recommend?

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  • 2011-01-21 22:39
  • PunF

The Nokia97mini is a beautiful handsets but there is major problem that n97mini is having to problem of restart and touch no work in incoming calls.So i am not happey for this costly handsets.

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  • 2011-01-19 17:08
  • Hkrk

Tell me about these things of this handset

Battery life?
wifi web browsing?

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  • 2011-01-18 14:52
  • KIf@

see en, the n97 is a good fone but u need a power plant to power it just for u to enjoy it. the solution is easy, nokia should just release a new battery or better still an update to reduce the drinking of the battery.

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  • 2010-12-30 07:46
  • fXJS

> In reply to Atul @ 2010-10-08 19:14 from 2SL3 - click to readtry to use battery extender software from ovi will work...........

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  • 2010-12-05 07:43
  • vGyA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-09-12 06:30 from w0{M - click to readbuy it,
no argument, u will just love it. There is no reason for love

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  • 2010-11-16 04:27
  • t1}3

hi, everyone,
this is one of best phone frm Nokia. Everythng is ok, my rating 10 out of 10. It's smartphone indeed. Go ahead Nokia N97mini-laptop.

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  • 2010-11-16 04:22
  • t1}3

> In reply to Atul @ 2010-10-08 19:14 from 2SL3 - click to readNo agree with this..N97 mini is having only problem of automatic is very versatile phone..u can do so much with this...lovely phone..

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  • 2010-10-12 19:49
  • t}eE

N97 mini battery too bad just not worth. A biz phone needs to have good battery power as there are demanding applications. worst battery power looses too fast from 3 cells to almost nil in less than 5 min on web through a WLan connection.
bought this phone last week September 2010 and making this post within 7 days of buying an expensive gadget. However hopeful if some can help save battery power.
No background functions working.
I donot use music player
Not much video or photo
Screen light off set at within 30 sec
Brightness display minimum.

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  • 2010-10-08 19:14
  • 2SL3

Hi, I'm planning to get this phone in 3 days so i really need a quick reply!! So my question is, Is this phone GOOD or BAD? if its good tell me the reasons why and if its bad tell me why you may dislike it
Thanks in advance!!

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  • 2010-09-12 06:30
  • w0{M

i have 3 months old nokia 97 mini ...
i noticed recently right side of speaker is not working ...

i searched on nokia discussion forum abt this topic ,,,
i found 15-20 users having same problem ....
their nokia 97 mini's RIGHT SIDE SPEAKER is also not working .......

right side speaker is not working is common .

now please help me
how can i get rid out of this problem ....
please email me ....

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  • 2010-09-10 18:38
  • KFPd

> In reply to a new nokia hater @ 2010-04-21 08:23 from mT$S - click to readits still up to the readers and/or end users to get this phone even how hard you pursue not buying the device.

i just got mine for a replacement of my 5800xm that got its battery leaked.

i admit it lacks many features for a multi-media and smartphone device, but have not experience any problems on connection, SW and/or HW.

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  • 2010-08-26 23:54
  • Qt5H

Currently in my 6th month of using the N97 mini. Bought it brand new in March, and it's been quite topsy turvy. The first few months it was pretty alright, loved the keyboard, but my phone twice turned itself off over the night [when it was at full charge], and only worked after I charged the phone and restarted it.

But over the past month, my touch screen has started to get so much worse. Sometimes I had to unlock and lock and unlock again just to get the touch screen working. Very frustrating. Even the little things like making phone calls or replying text messages is a b*tch, especially in the late afternoons and evenings.

Just updated the software to version 1.2 last Monday, and although the internal memory has improved somewhat, the touch screen faults is still there. Seriously toying with the idea of getting at HTC next. Quite frustrating when I've been a Nokia fan all this while, and my first experience with a touch screen Nokia phone is proving to be a disaster in the making.

Buck up please. I'm honestly turned off Nokia touch screen phones.

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  • 2010-08-23 07:51
  • RND2

nokia n97 mini do not like battery probalm

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  • 2010-08-17 03:08
  • YQDZ

Nokia nseris only one mobile is a best mobile N73
n97 mini probalam no 5 mega p 1,3 mega pi

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  • 2010-08-17 03:00
  • YQDZ

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