I was thinking of buying this phone, but from what the experts have to say in gsmarena, this phone is so rubbish... I'll just buy one from the walkman series with the trusted leader sony walkman technology, at least I won't be taking any risks
David Polesny's point of view:
It has been a whole year since I first saw Nokia N91. At that moment, I was struck speechless. The futuristic N91 was so rich in features and looked so unusual that it literally took my breath away. I remember that the initial version of the phone was full of imperfections, but Nokia representatives made an official promise that the final Nokia N91 would be precisely elaborated.
Well, it appears that the year taken for improvements has hardly improved anything. The sliding part of the keypad does not close well, the tiny numeric keys have not changed a bit; what's worse, they do play a lot. The work of the functional keys and the joystick is not convincing, either. Why should I expect that such an expensive mobile is to be solid, firm, and precise? Because it's exactly what it should be like…
I just find Nokia N91 much too big and heavy, no matter how great its software potential is. I do not like the design solution of the top part of the phone. I find it ugly. Whatsoever, there is no doubt that Nokia N91 looks like a luxury mobile device. Glossy elements suit it well, but they require frequent polishing.
I did not have much time to "play" with the Nokia N91. In any case, I do not mind the unusual location of the Menu button. It just requires some practice. I appreciate the hardware keylock located on the top edge of the phone as well as the universal earphone jack. The greatest disappointment in Nokia N91 for me is its display, and more precisely, it's low resolution.
The music player is user-friendly, yet somewhat slow. Sound is good, with the potential of becoming superb, if a high-class set of earphones is used. The cracking tones that accompany each volume modification are the only acoustic drawback of the phone.
To sum up, I am disappointed with Nokia N91. Such expensive phone, one of such a high class should in no case feature so many failures.
Mark Lutonsky's point of view:
I have the worst words prepared for Nokia N91. It is a true monster, huge and heavy. Apparently, Nokia designers have not devoted much time to the phone's outlook. N91 looks as a paddle. When opened, the sliding keypad cover is dangerously sharp. Access to the numeric keypad is not satisfying. The cover itself is difficult to be manipulated.
N91 display is more than disappointing. It looks rough, especially if compared to displays with QVGA resolution (to be found in most current high-class mobile phones). Display interface has been slightly modified, font size has been reduced. The greatest inconvenience, however, lies in the incompatibility of the new Symbian 9.1 with software applications and programs used in the current line of mobile phones.
I decided not to take my first impressions seriously. When Nokia first released its N91 model a year ago, I tried not to pay attention to my inner voice and to make myself believe the promises that everything would be different, better. Design, construction, control... Well, as you could see, nothing has changed. Nokia N91 is the same freak of nature as it was on the day of its promotion.
Without a question, Wi-Fi support, the music player and a large jack for the earphones are all the conveniences we all like to see in other phones. To my opinion, however, the mechanical hard disk with a 4 GB capacity encumbers the device more than it helps. The situation would have been completely different if you could fit a few dozens of GB into the phone. In such case the hard disk technology would have doubtlessly come in handy.
Guys,som1 please tell me the version of firmware to use as my N91 keeps hanging from time 2 time,especially when am browsing.thanks Iykes
well i dont bother about these videos; the one's that come already with phone but i care about the vid's that i could acquire having the same format
and what about ripping some dvd's and viewing them on the mobile??????
i got the n91 ..its in the service centre for the following problem: restarts on strarting visual radio..n no usb connection n its been now 30 days first they told me they"ll repair my set now they r saying they "ll replace n give me a new one. donno when i"ll get any help me...
m from delhi,india
Yes i have seen the nokia N91 mobile phone and it is vrey very nice and beautiful.the very moment i saw the phone i told myself that this phone is beautiful and i will buy some,so am pleading to you if you can help me to get one.thanks.
If they gave you a new Devices it came with the keys. If however they then updated the SW for you and they did not back it up then they are lost. In the Bader I deleted all that preloaded "stuff" long time ago. I wouldnt bother if I were you. Just start loading up you own content and enjoy
wi fi allows you to access the internet via a wireless link. EG - if you have intel cintrio (spelling) wireless internet at home you connect to thst via your n91 to use the net as you please on your phone.
The real beauty in my humble opinion is being able to connect whilst out and about, more business are using wireless routers etc these days so your never far from a connection.
You then get onto wether the link is security passworded, many are and your n91 will ask for this or the wep key upon connection. Mcdonalds seem to have pass word free wireless letting you connect to the net for free and for as long as you like as long as your in range.
Look in your settings and manual for WLAN, you will also need to update your WAP settings to ask you what connection you want, this will allow you to pick up WIFI.
I am not a genius on this by any means so if anyone would like to change this or add to feel free.
I bought this just a month ago & I prey to God PLZ nokia will make more phones like N91 with more space of HDD!
i have recieved my new n91 its like a great feeling having a brand new sw and a fresh HDD so they have installed the ne sw and they where not able to restore the activation keys so how would you help me
yes she is heavy mate, she is more of a grace jones than a britney spears but if you are a true n series junkie that loves her features and music you can see past these issues.
Have you read the handy hints further down the page, also have you had you SW updated, I am running V1.10.30 I have 3gb of music lots of photos and have had no problems.
Plus all the WIFI you could throw a cat at.
I appriciate its not for everyone but its so much better once you utilise all the features.
keep it real
I hate mine. I'm taking it back a.s.a.p because it is so sluggish, dreadfully ugly and weighs more than my 15 year old daughter!!! Awful, Awful phone!
Matt thanks :). Siswe - try googling FM transmitter MP3. You are looking for a device that supprts a simple 3.5mm Jack
N 91 only works with T-mobile. It does not work with any other service like cingular. it is nice phone with 4GB hard drive.sound quality is too good. little bit havy. beautiful design. and lots of good features.
ill try and give pappy a rest as he is a busy lad, yes you can pick up by sliding the slider, same goes for hanging up as well.
hope this helps
Just a quick one: can you pick up by slidding the pannel?
Asking because of my love to Nokia 7110. I had this phone 7 years ago and that comfort was excellant.
I've just purchased the N91 and happy about the sound quality of the music. I'm just wondering if one can connect a transmitter and have the music played on my car, in the same way one does with the iPod.
Awaiting your reply.
hi guys....can someone tell me what are the advantages and disadvantages of N 91 WCDMA phone please help as nokia is offering me this model in exchange.....thanks
Good review by Mobileburn on N91