Hello everyone, I just wanted to share my story about my N9. Its going to be a lenghty post, dont judge me, there might be some grammar errors and mistakes in word writing, I apologise. I will try to be objective as much as I can. Just expressing my opinion, not offending anyone, again if anyone feels offended, I apologise.
Where do I start,
I received my black N9 (64) Gb version as a gift back in 2012, I wasnt...well... happy because I wanted either a Galaxy S series phone or a Sony Xperia line (NXT) series. First of all, I used a lot of different phones, from different manufacturers (Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Lg, Samsung, Nokia....) before "smartphone era" started.
Lets get back to N9 story. When I received it, I didnt feel quite happy because, well there were better phones out there to buy, but as I got it as a gift.....better something than nothing right.
As I spent more and more time with N9, I was starting to realise what kind of a phone I have in my possesion. Let me put it in this way, I think you all saw at least once those videos from Sony
that have this pattern: something.like.no.other, a perfect way to describe N9: N9.phone.like.no.other. From operating system, to the build quality, polycarbonate which is painted throughout
itself, so even if you scratch it, it reveals same
color, screen incorporated into body looks prefect, when in stand by mode, you are unable to distinguish where the screen starts and where it
ends, icons look like they are right there, floating right on the screen, impressive. I wont go so much into the specs, because I want this to be review for the normal usage on a daily basis. I wont care how much points its cpu or gpu got on latest benchmark test...because lets dont forget, we are talking about phones here, not pc s. User interface....what can I say...feels natural, swipe gestures, you want to close app, sure no problem, just swipe your finger from top to down and thats it, closed, simple. Contacts list, messages, email, organiser, alarm (best alarm setting, just spin the circles for hours, minutes and your good to go). Oh, and I can confirm that it can play 24 bit/96 KHz FLAC files & WAV files, but Im not sure if it downsamples them to 16/44 for the headphone output. Camera Carl Zeiss optics, do I need to say more, picture quality, not so great as in N8, but very good. All in all excellent piece of engineering, hardware and software.
Where to go from here, of course this phone is not without bugs, but I just dont care, because they are not that frequent, and when they do happen, Im not frustated, ok maybe sometimes.
I should really bring this to the end now. As much as Im happy with my N9, at the same time Im sad, because I know it will be hard to find a replacement for it, but even if it stops working in the near future, I will always try to find another N9 to use again as my daily phone. I try to find a replacement for it, but I couldnt, among all the Galaxies, iPhones, Sony Z series, Lg G ones, I couldnt find a phone that could replace N9. It has everything you need, major apps like (skype, twitter, facebook). Many people say, reviewers and others, that "lack of apps" and "dead os" are disadvantages, I agree, MeeGo/Harmattan as an os is dead, there arent many apps in the store, but when you take a look which apps you "actually need and use", there are already on the phone. Only apps I have downloaded are: flashlight (daily use), file manager (when I need to send something which cant be sent in the os), meescan (for reading qr codes), thats it, I want to keep it as clean as possible in terms of installed software.
I see a lot of people fall for the apps and specs these days when buying the phone. Just take three friends of mine, all of them have Galaxy S5. When one of them came to visit me back in June, for summer vacation, I was impressed i thought "wow an S5", he was using it like he know all the functions it can do. Later he confessed to me that he has no idea what his phone can do, and he uses it just for text chat, ocassional phone call and thats it, they dont even know that they can record 4K videos with them. Same for the other two, somehow I feel sorry for them.
Finally a conclusion. N9 as we all know, its not the best phone in the market, it doesnt have largest app store available, yes it has some bugs (which are not that noticable).
For all of you out there, who are asking should I get this phone, the answer is yes.
BUT be warned, this phone can (if you allow it) positively affect your life, yes you will give up on any other phone once you use this one, yes you will be frustrated sometimes, yes you will look strange in other people eyes when you try to explain them all this (I dont care) I tried to cover in this text.
To sum up. This is honestly the only phone in the world that when you put it out of the pocket and place it on the desk, it just screams: "I got soul, and Im superbad". Tell me which other phone can do that, can S5 make you feel happy, honestly no, iPhones: no.
In fact I dare all of you out there who dont have N9, pick up your phone, place it on the desk and ask yourself, what do I need from the phone, does this phone makes me happy, did I bought it just because all of my friends have one?
For the end I salute to the Nokia in general, Nokia team who worked on the MeeGo/Harmattan os, desing studio and every other women and men who worked on N9, in production or in design.
You made a masterpiece.
Nokia N9 -> "I got soul, Im superbad, you know it and you like it"
AnonD-34934, 19 Dec 2014Happy to see N9 with daily interest 14%... let it climb.. three year old device. still rocks..Yes both the N9 and N8 are once again raising in popularity which is a good thing. Both are legendary phones.
This the best mobile phone I've ever used. Nothing else comes close. Once you use N9 you love it. Meego's source code needs to be released to public. If there is any possible way to keep develop this phone I would risk every peny on it. It's been 3 years and still loving it. Thanks to everybody who made this piece of art. Long live N9. Love.
Guys, Those who come across this page.. leave ur comment stating how good ur N9 works sill.. Do u still use it as primary device or back-up device.. just share ur feelings about this great MeeGo device..
Happy to see N9 with daily interest 14%... let it climb.. three year old device. still rocks..
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