Nokia N97 has 360*640 resolution display and all Apple's Iphones 2G, 3G and 3GS has the same 320*480 resolution display. The higher the resolution the better the graphics. So Nokia N97 and 5800 which have Nokia's high definition (nHD) screens have better picture and video quality than all Iphones 2G, 3G and 3GS.
I used to love iphone and tried to buy one when it was first released, but it wasn't available here in my country.
I was so upset of waiting, so I decided to buy an alternative phone.
I took my 500 us$ and kept looking for a phone, my choices at the end was three phones, they were the 5800XM, 5530 XM and the N97.
At the end I went for the N97 and bought it and was happy with it, then I gradually was unpleased with it, I always compare its graphics with the iphone, so that lead me to look for the iphone again.
I found it at last and bought it, seriously, I feel that Apple made fun of me. The phone can do nothing unless you stick it to the stupid iTunes!! what the hell?? What should I supposed to do with it's pretty UI while I have nothing on it unless you connect it to your computer all the time?? Where is the mobility in such a thing for God sake???
Now I own both, the N97 and the iphone and I found N97 is way better, seriously. Although, I still like the iphone graphics.
This is my own opinion.
Even after latest update to 21ver it is damm snail pace, becuz processor and ram are hardware which can never be changed. Boys not feel the grunt of a 700$ set totally failed in market. Next time again run for N98 probably next qtr.
i use my n97 as my basic phone calls and text messaging needs. i use it for e-mail too, specially when my n900 runs out of power. but so far, im having a good time with my n97 and most, the n-gage app inside.
Something is seriously wrong here! Either there are lies or there are 2 types of N97.. It is not fragile & audio is very clear & detailed thru decent headfones..I have no signal issues & it closes nice & snug..Just cause a fone has a GPU does not mean its used for gaming or is any use.
can anyone tell me did the latgest firmware support farsi language plzzz ????
I have been a Nokia phone user for many years now and need a 'smart' phone for work so I thought I would buy myself the N97, big mistake, I should have tried it first. It really does not live up to expectations, the software is rubbish and the phone freezes for no reason, so much so that I have to remove the battery to re-boot the phone, the signal strength is poor and the phone is flimsy and cheap looking (does not close correctly already). I dislike it so much after only a month that I have now given up on it a bought myself an iphone. Mokia really need to get their act together or Apple and HTC are going to take over the market.
PatriJoo, 03 Feb 2010should I buy nokia n97 or htc touch diamond 2?buy htc :)
I am a nokia 97 owner and i'm not happy with it.
The n97 is pretty much the worst phone I've owned, thankfully I've managed to get rid of it.
The processor is too slow and old, and the lack of a dedicated GPU means that games and apps are almost painful to use.
Symbian S60 isn't really a natural touch interface, and it feels like Nokia have made touch functions fit around the buggy OS.
Bikerphux, 03 Feb 2010Just sold my Nokia N86. Can anyone tell me if i should buy N97 or N900. coz i heard that N900 ... moreDon't buy this peace of s....t buy milestone or may be N900 i had this phone since the day they realsed it never worked properly frequent freezing problem and so many other after third time sending to nokiausa finally they replace my phone underwarranty so I would say no to you your call :)
Had the n97 for a while now.Love the phone,display is very good and style and features.
Victor, 03 Feb 2010Lmao for some reason people keeps forgeting that 78% of the phones in the world use Symbian. T... moreI cant stick the i-phone,,when i buy a fone its for me to use how i want not some bloke telling i cant do this and that and everything has to come thru his computer aka mr jobs ..The only company thats gets revenue off a carrier for letting them sell the i-fone and a nice 10% off every product that displays ipod compatible just is awfull..Enuf said..
I have found over my 6=7 years with symbian that i can get what i want plus most of its in the fone anyway.My only gripe is no timer/stopwatch function as standaed but a quick search gets me the app free..Time machine for 5th edtion was graphically brilliant and usefull on my 5800 and will be getting it for my n97 when i get one and its free app..
my sister has N97 and it is overall very good, however his music player is not has good sound qulaity!.
does anyone knows any site from where I can download and install a good and working music player?
Any reply will be appretiated.
Just sold my Nokia N86. Can anyone tell me if i should buy N97 or N900. coz i heard that N900 does not have 3g video calling. I also want to know if there will be an update to get 3g video calling on N900. Thanks
Matt, 03 Feb 2010yeah CEX is uk theres one in Cardiff and I waiting for my N97 guy in Carphone Wearhouse tried ... moreLmao for some reason people keeps forgeting that 78% of the phones in the world use Symbian. They may be all in the same place for Mac, but belllieeeeve me, theres no way in hell there are more apps for Iphone. The hard part is to find them :D
Anonymous, 03 Feb 2010james its not a good phone mate, my phone not switching on its brand new, hanging always.. ver... moreNo its not, it only different, I agree that the software of the Iphone is heaps better than any OS around. The n97 is a phone that has to grow on you, and I wouldnt recommend it to a lot of people, specially because its a phone that demands a lot of time and knowledge to personalize and run smoothly. But at the end of the day if we had a contest of what my phone can do and yours cant.. I will crush you. Hands down in hardware theres no other phone around that even comes close to what this phone can do. Sadly its still rough around the edge and people judge it in 5 min. Ive had this phone for 4 months and the first 2 I wanted to throw it away. After that it just changed my life, I wouldnt have any other phone in the market now that Ive seen what this one can do... and the Iphone cant...
James, 03 Feb 2010Hi guys... I need help.. My N97 is a bit slow. when i play music in the background, and click... morejames its not a good phone mate, my phone not switching on its brand new, hanging always.. very depressed with Nokia, i believe IPhone is better...
Hi guys... I need help.. My N97 is a bit slow. when i play music in the background, and click on an application, it takes a bit to open. Shall update it my version? If so, how do i do it? Thanks