Noah, 19 Oct 2009Yes, this scratching of the lens is a design flaw, admitted by nokia. I haven't had this probl... moreCan u really send your N97 for repairs for the lens and they'll do it for free? If so then I'll have to do it this coming weekend coz I was really worried about the camera lens being scratched all the time I have to take a picture.
the phone is not to bad the features are good for me the only down side is the battery life of less than 1 day. i hope there is a larger battery i can purchase.
hello to every one .I want to buy a new phone but i cant choose .
i want you to help ?
tell me how is N97 ?
it is useless im so dissatisfied it all ran very well for a month then stall freeze screen flashing huge cpu problem nokia its time to get with the times great software disgusting support
Milind Ogale, 19 Oct 2009i bought n97 & UNFORYUNATELY on very next day it got locked n after all efforts key pad lock c... morewow, what rotten luck you've had with getting faulty handsets. if i were you, i'd ditch the phone altogether. i've had n97 for a month and i've had only minor niggles, but your problems are unacceptable. what firmware does it have? it sounds like it's still on the original v.10 firmware, which was very buggy. If you get another replacement, make sure you demand to have upgrade to v.12.
i bought n97 & UNFORYUNATELY on very next day it got locked n after all efforts key pad lock could not be removed. So my dealer gave me replacement n same storey reapeated very next day n nlobody was able to find n fix d oroblem! Again i got free replacement! Even though i was getting free replacement it was big hassale to go to vender get it replaced n retrive my data! Before using 3rd handset i changed my sim card as nokia delear told me that my sim is very old which may not be compatible with new handset! 3rd handset worked well for a month n same storey repeated! Now m waiting for 4th replacement! I am totally fed up now with n 97! Co has provided everything in it but not antivirus, which must be provided to avoid virus problem
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John, 19 Oct 2009only the prob is its camera lens getting scratched by its sliding cover. if you dont need c... moreYes, this scratching of the lens is a design flaw, admitted by nokia. I haven't had this problem but many have. As far as i know, you can send it off to repairs for free and they will fix it.
choy, 19 Oct 2009actually im now planning to buy n97 this november,but im not sure if its good,can any one help... moreChoy, i personally would recommend this phone over iphone as it has more features. But the iphone is more user friendly, it's perhaps a bit faster, and the app store is years ahead of nokia's ovi store. But i think that the n97 is equal or superior in every other aspect. The n97 is the more complete mobile computer. For me, the iphone is insufficient to meet my needs as i want a keyboard, bluetooth, multitasking capabilities and expandable memory. The n97 gives me all of this, and i enjoy personalising and changing my homescreen every so often. But as another user said, you should try out both phones first and decide which one suits your needs.
choy, 19 Oct 2009actually im now planning to buy n97 this november,but im not sure if its good,can any one help... moreonly the prob is its camera lens getting scratched by its sliding cover.
if you dont need camera then its superb phone.
Why Nokia N97 lovers never talk about their Camera lens scratches???
I also like Nokia but N97 has big fault. its camera lens getiing scratched by sliding cover.
wahtever BAD or good we must talk here so nokia ppl they can fix it.
Right now they are ignoring this fault.
I just got this phone as my iphone 3gs broke after dropping it. I was apprehensive at first as reviews have been mixed, but i'm relieved to say that i love this phone. After my iphone's screen shattered, i found out that resistive screens (like on n97) fare better in a fall. i wasn't a big fan of resistive screens as i thought they weren't as responsive, but the touchscreen experience on n97 is just about as good as on iphone. I also find it very handy to use a stylus, and that it responds with gloves on! Typing is also 5 times faster with the keyboard. Where i think my iphone was superior is that it was faster and more user friendly, but other than that i find the n97 to be better in just about every other aspect. So it was probably a blessing in disguise that i dropped my iphone coz now i have a phone that does everything i need a phone to do!
choy, 19 Oct 2009hello friend,is it really good to buy n97 rather than iphone 3g?coz im planning to buy n97 thi... moreand i forgot to mention that as far as apps go, the iphone is well ahead of nokia. now imo a majority of apps are useless anyway, but there are people out there who love to play around with them. and i also think that the battery is better on n97 as the capacitive screen on iphone uses more battery.
choy, 19 Oct 2009hello friend,is it really good to buy n97 rather than iphone 3g?coz im planning to buy n97 thi... moreI would suggest that you try out both the n97 and iphone first and see which one you like better. Both have their pros and cons. i would say that the main advantages of n97 are the keyboard, bluetooth, better camera, multitasking, being able to customise homescreen. Where i think the iphone 3gs is better is that it's more user friendly, it's faster (ram is better), internet browsing is probably a smoother experience. So it really depends on what you want from a phone. If you're a power user who has more than 5 things going at once, neither phone will probably suit you (best wait for n900 i think-looks like it was made to multitask).
This is one of the best phones I've had ! I've used them all 1 SE,SAMSUNG,LG,HTC an the iphone 3G aswell,
but the N97 rules the roost. it has all the features which one wants in a phone !
This phone has the BP4L battery from Nokia , the best battery nokia has produced till date.
I was also apprehensive when I bought the phone as I heard a lot of negative opinions, But this baby just ROCKS !
The Latest Firmware update available is V12.0.026.
Update the phone and it rocks like anything !!!!!!
donald, 18 Oct 2009why must people argue like children? No phone is perfect, people have different needs and that... moreWell said, my friend. I am in the same situation. Nokia N-series simply have more features. And the N97 has simply such an awesome design!;)Well worth the money. The biggest problem I had with the iPhone was the battery, lack of bluetooth and the dust that got under the screen. WHY??? 3G S costs about the double of N97!! Apple have still a far way to come near to NOKIA. Just a guy's opinion...
anon, 18 Oct 2009look, i owned the n97 since begining of aug. i have been nokia fan for life, but things change... moreHey I also own N97 since it was launched and I can't find any major problem with it.It works quite good and the music player is great when you use better headphnoes.It's true that it has some minor bugs especialy after version 12 but I hope they will fix them with v.20.