n97 is look fine but its slide is very very poor becoz
it;s gone to breakable ark slide and lot of hanging problem whenever you talk to other the is hanged
greame, 06 Dec 2009dont mind the things people say..95% of comments are utter b*lls*i*...5800 is a very good phon... moremaybe the e72? i saw a video on youtube about the sound quality of it and its good. it compares it with the n97 mini, n97, e72 and n900.
Nokia said they made the N97 mini for the fashionable, it's smaller they thought chicks would like it more- something along those lines. There's a youtube video on this when they were announcing it. Though I think it's kinda stupid just marketing really
..., 06 Dec 2009maybe n97mini? the n97mini has better sound quality than the n97 and there's must be a reason ... moredont mind the things people say..95% of comments are utter b*lls*i*...5800 is a very good phone and with the latest firmware therere r no bugs or hanging problems..my friends have it so i know..=) n97 mini is also a gud choice...i dont jlike the qwerty keyboard in it..(its a bit diffent than the 1 we see in n97) and it lacks camera lens cover...i think i should go with the n97...thought about se w995 but n97 sounds better....=) ab pswq s betlack iks acdm.. dlierli dffferpd
greame, 06 Dec 2009but i dont have any other choice..5800xm is out coz mx y frnds have it..and i cant wait till t... moremaybe n97mini? the n97mini has better sound quality than the n97 and there's must be a reason why nokia made the n97mini. im stuck with the my n95 8gb for the longest time and im thinking of a new phone, its either n97 mini or 5800 but i read a lot of comments that 5800 screen easily breaks, i think x6 is the upgrade version of 5800 with hefty price tag, so save your money now...
Again the phones has hanged and had to hard reset it....this phone sucks
love it beatiful excellent fantasic couldnt be better than any other phone! how about that ah! yea truelly youve gotta get your hands on this mobile babe your waana get your fingers ihnto it hard ah!
errr... why is this using the same processor as 5800...? isnt this suppose to be an upgrade...? no wonder its a failure, this is 5800 with a keyboard and a big memory with the price of more than twice... i hope x6 comes with lesser price than this ugly sliding brick...
..., 05 Dec 2009i do think it has poor speakers and the sound quality also. poor speaker has poor sound quality.but i dont have any other choice..5800xm is out coz mx y frnds have it..and i cant wait till the x6 z out and it wil be too expensive for me..any other suggestions except the n97?
Can you guys tell me if you also experienced annoying quality of pics because of the flash???
Being a fan of Nokia , I have used almost all of the symbian series hp , except a few which is not available in my country such as N92 . 1 word I can say for the N97 , disappointing .... Using the old software , I faces a few problem such as alarm clock not going off on time , multi-tasking causing the phone to auto-restart , etc . . . After the update , almost all of my problems r gone , almost but then , new problems arises . I have problem with the Ovi Store , software update , blablabla....After 2 weeks , I sold it off and took on an Omnia HD . Much 2 my suprise , its actually better than a N97 , minus the keypad . Regardless of all the problems ppl posted on the web , I've yet 2 encounter any of it . Its such a disappointment when Nokia no longer produces problem free hp like b4 . Touch screens hp seems 2 b getting popular these days and sadly , Nokia dont seem to be able to keep up . Sorry 4 my bad english .
greame, 05 Dec 2009he says n97 has 'poor speakers' ? =@i do think it has poor speakers and the sound quality also. poor speaker has poor sound quality.
Hi....I write this review to all the probable Nokia N97 or N97 Mini buyers to appraise them of what Nokia has now started manufacturing. I am organising my views in a few sections and hope they are useful and point you in the right direction for your decision. I own a Black Nokia N97 which I purchased in July 2009.
Look and Feel
Initially, till around 2months the phone appears to be ok in terms of cosmetics, however slowly but withing 3rd month, the chrome plating of the INR32000 phone by Nokia just starts coming off. To my surprise, this just keeps happening and the plastic below the chrome shows now all over and the chrome is all gone. In the 4-5 month, the sliding panel also starts becoming loose from the bottom end and makes a squeeking noise when I hold the phone. On both the above the response from Nokia Care Center is that these are cosmetic issues and we cannot do anything for them, please bear with us. Hence the INR32000 phone is actually made of sub standard part from outside to inside (read on).
OS and Stability
This is the one that has killed the phone. The phone was box delivered with S60V5 Release 10.X in July 2009. This was the most unstable OS I have seen on the Telecommunication device. The phone would crash, hang and at times would not even unlock/answer when an incoming call was coming in, hence making it unusable at a lot of time. Nokia's response....we are awaiting a firmware upgrade shortly that shall fix this, please bear with us, you are a premium Customer however we cannot provide you with a working phone that can answer calls(which I think is a basic function of a phone). Post that a Firmware release 11.X was launched that was ok and fixed some of the issues. Hence made the phone workable. Post this came release 12.X, again bring the issues of OS hanging, restarting automatically, widgets not working/updating and also this release onwards the GPS stopped working at all (which was earlier working in release 10.X and 11.X). I was slowly getting agitated within and was feeling greatly cheated. Patiently I waited as I read that in October Release 20.X was being released which was a major release.Finally in November 2009 the 20.X was released and I went to a Nokia Care Center to get the same installed. Ironically post 20.X only fancy things happened, like Kinetic Scrolling etc. however basic things like, phone restart, OS crashing, GPS not working persisted and have yet to be fixed. So overall OS is bad and patchy work by Nokia.
1. The touted and much advertised Widgets : Most of them do not work/update automatically, hence the same typicllay need constant intervention to see the out put...so they are more like home screen shortcuts rather than real time update Widgets. I refer to all, Facebook, AccuWeather, NDTV and other Widgets.
2. Qwerty keyboard : Works well only after V20.X release, other wise was a bit of an ask to type something that would also have numbers in the message.
3. TouchScreen : OK and fine to use, ok on responsiveness. Recommend use a screen guard.
4. Motion Sensor : OK works fine
5. Messaging : Very unstable. Have lost all my inbox messages due to some internal error on the phone. Incidentally most of the times the phone restarts while in the messaging application.
6. GPS : Well this is something that has no accuracy and reliability. Works very poorly and also very difficult to get a GPS lock which is stable. This is mostly attributed to Hardware issues of the GPS Antenna in the phone and various attempts that Nokia has made to stabalise Nokia Maps.
7. Music : This is the only application that I would say I am happy with in the N97.
8. Camera : Works fine, however the lens cover is a disaster. Nokia needs to think through how to provide a high ens Camera and prevent it too, they have not been able to do 1 of the 2 (protect the camera) in the N97.
9. Battery Backup : OK, with my usage (which is very high) lasts for 1.5 days which is good too.
10. Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth and GPRS work fine. Thankfully
Nokia India is not equipped to handle this Product and the people who buy it. Standard responses like goto "Nokia Care Center for GPS issues", "leave your phone for 15 days and we shall see what we can do " type of responses are standard. Shunting between Nokia Care Helpline and Nokia Care Center is also very common. Totally unprepared for this is what Nokia is, and I do not think they can recover from such a under and below standard product.
I would request all of you who are reading my review to actually not experience what I have gone through and hence would NOT RECOMMEND the N97 in any form whether Orignal or MINI to be worth spending your money on.
What is the price of N-97 in America in normal season & in December month. I heard that price of mobile will come down in Krixmas month. Is it true, if S then what will be the price . Pls help me, its urgent.
karen, 05 Dec 2009how do i update myn97 to the latest software?guys help me pls.....Hi,
- First make a back up via Nokia PC Suite
- There are a few options to update the SW:
-- in PC suite, there is a SW update option. Just look for the icon > follow instructions
-- after the back up, press the following *#0000# This will give you the device update screen. > press options > check for updates > follow instructions
Hope this helps!