I used to be a HUGE Nokia fan...when I first saw N97, I thought it would be one hell of a phone. But after I went through the specs...well, lets see...
First I saw it has a 5MP camera...well I thought that would be the best 5MP camera in the market...but hell no!! I found its quality worse than my good old N95 8GB's. The video recording is no different as well. I was even surprised to see N97's other specs a little to no different from my N95's. Well, what d'u expect from a phone that has a touch screen. Those unappealing craps in the menues? No 3D accilerator...a damn processor for a phone of this calibre & pricing. I turned on the music player in my friend's new N97 & went to the gallery leaving it open. I was incredulous to see that it took almost 10 seconds to open & my friend hardly loaded 4GB of its huge memory. The menus are so boring looking for a touchscreen phone,the widgets are so ordinary & availability is limited yet. No Divx or Xvid support. Divx is the most populer format through net & people won't want to download things & wait hours converting for a phone that they've bought for such a hefty price tag. & getting 3rd party application for a cost is worse after spending so many already. Then there comes the not too different appeal than the super f**kin and cheap 5800. Where goes the novelty of the N-series...the all-in-one ultimate multimedia computer? It's nowhere nearby N97 considering the current techs and not even that 'box' carrying a crap 8MP camera named N86...I had got a consolation thinking that Nokia will still remain top of the line with a remarkable 8Mp camera. But what I saw in return? A mediocre camera with a 'marketing hype' of 'variable aperture' I'm not telling that the camera is too bad. It takes decent pictures & good enough for some. But there are some unforgivable flaws in that camera. It can't even come close to the image processing algorithm of the very first 8MP camera phone of the market the Innv8. If u dont believe me than go to the N86 review of Gsmarena & zoom the sample photos of N86 & Innov8 to maximum res. & see for yourself. The N86 mixes up colors & the Nokia's typical greenish touch is still there as well which can't be forgiven anymore & being the camera flagship it should have most of the modern features other camera phones offer...but hell no!! Even they are stuck with that ancient VGA video(The quality of N86's is better than N97 though) while we're talkin in D1,HD...there's whole bunch of other flaws I dnt feel the need to mention about these two phones.
I'm fed up now Nokia. So goodbye.
I gonna go with Samsung to buy Omnia HD...The best all-in-one phone available in market. Omnia HD is better than that N97 in every aspect they are not even comparable. Adiau to Nokia.
Ff, 29 Jun 2009Can you imagine what does te next iPhone looks like after 3gs ?
Apple will never make remov... moreiTunes is a lot better than PC suite.
You can add any music you want to it from any source.
Some people are so St*pid they actually think you have to buy music.
can any one please tel me if it is better to buy nokia n97 whith the price 3100 s.r. or wait the coming e72 because i hear e72 is better and perfomant than n97 it thru or not
Can you imagine what does te next iPhone looks like after 3gs ?
Apple will never make removable battery! Fm radio! Physical keyboard ! Call and end key on front face! Camera button! Next model may not add video call!
No file blutooth tranfer and file manager! Xvid rmplayer
apple forces you to use iTunes
MARIUS, 29 Jun 2009Maybe you should think again about what you said because nokia 6233 had the steel strip and it... moreThe 6233 was plastic...
...however just like the iPhone it was a 3G phone without a secondary camera for videocalls.
The 6234 was the Vodafone variation.
mahyar, 29 Jun 2009can you explain your sentense "it's also replacable "!!??it means u can take it out if low and swap it for a fully charged 1. If u bought a 2nd battery. Dont think u would need to.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009I like the way Nokia pays tribute to the iPhone by copying the look of the steel bezel, of cou... moreMaybe you should think again about what you said because nokia 6233 had the steel strip and it was released before iphone
does anoyone have problem with "space bar" position??is it in right place or no?
I purchased N97 from HOTSPOT Alkapuri, Vadodara. Wonderfull experience with Handset & staff.
This Phone has wonderfull features GO for it frends.
It is really a fantastic device purchased from Hotspot, Alkapuri. wonderful experience with phone and staff also.
Go for this.
best design award go to N97, iphone, plam pre
best rich hardware spec phone omnia hd, n97, touch pro2
best support, n97 iphone
most popular, iphone n97
ultimate phone, safest choice and cheapest phone is NNNNN999999977777777777!!!!!
mahyar, 29 Jun 2009i decide to buy n97.do u have it?are you agree with this phone to buy?are you ACQUIESCENT?how ... moreEm usin n96 which has a battery life of bout 3.40hrs talk time... But dis n97 has a battery life bouts 9.30hrs talk time which is more dan dat of a normal mobile... N i belive it can stay longer bcoz of havin a long battery power... : ) .
mahyar, 29 Jun 2009i decide to buy n97.do u have it?are you agree with this phone to buy?are you ACQUIESCENT?how ... moreDon't have it yet but soon. The battery is a strong one and has been reported as sufficent for heavy use. Using is believing,it's also replacable although i don't believe that will be necessary.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2009does anybody knows what time its going to be available in ireland thank you about 2.45pm give or take a few mins....
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009You lot are so petty. iPhone is a better phone FACT. But the N97 has a far better camera and i... moreyou work in a phone shop and are trying to say the E71 is better than the N97, maybe your jealous you can't afford to but one. The E75 is obviously better than the E71 and even the E55 if they ever release it, but I'm more than happy I bought the black N97.
BEST SMARTPHONE I HAVE EVEER HAD!!!
The Iphone really has nothing on the Nikia N97 ... the hiptop is awsome and who ever sed anything about touch screen not working well .. i think you have a fault by the manufactura because theres nothing wrong with mine!
Cassandra, 29 Jun 2009iphone users get out and stop provoking people in here. So you are the kind of people that use... moreWe're no all like that. Some of us don't like the iPhone anymore. I can't wait to dump the over-rated Over-Priced lump of plastic, sorry iPhone, and get my hands on the N97.
Does the N97 take incoming calls whilst on 3G, if yes then it's a country mile ahead of my iPhone.