I LOVE MY NEW NOKIA N97! I don't think any previous generation Nokia user will be unhappy with the N97, this phone rocks!
I love the familiarity of the operating system and the UI, For NOKIA USERS it is extremely intuitive to use, AND IT JUST PLAIN WORKS!
The keyboard is excellent and needs very little pressure to press(nice:) the keys are separated so making mistakes is really unlikely. The build quality is some of the best I have seen from Nokia, The phone is quick & responsive, the touchscreen is a breeze to use and has hand writing recognition, which is awesome, and only possible because of the resistive touchscreen, good for business users, just like on the HTC's Touchpro2 a resistive screen aswell, but N97's display is 16million colors & looks really very beautiful!
The reception quality is "A1"! and so is the speakerphone it is loud and crisp, just make sure hands aren't on the speakers located at left side bottom and top, it will be a little quieter if you do, but still audible.
Front screen widgets etc... are awesome, the camera is really good for a 5MP and works very well.
Overall the phone looks really really stylish and expensive!!! which it is! It has that great Nokia feel that has been their trademark, you just feel like using it and playing with it,
IT HAS GOOD FENG SHUI!
sa, 27 Jun 2009it is high time for Nokia to come up with capacitive screen phone after two s60v5 touch phones... morewell my friend i saw before an interview with a rep from nokia he said that nokia have made alot of research about the screen type capacitive or resistance touchscreen he said after the research they found that the resistance touchscreen u can use ur nails with it a pen a coin even if u u have water over ur fingers . so it seems nokia will never come with capacitive touchscreen phones.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2009You can a lot of the comments here merely echoes what people have read online. Very few people... moreHi anonymous, In august ill be deciding between the n97 and new iphone, the more i read about the n97 more im turned off it, then i read you posting, maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel,, cnet bagged it for its operating system, keyboard (and the position of the space bar) the resitance touch screen, i think the only way is going to be to try it hands on, (ps i hope you are not a rep for nokia,, lol)
it is high time for Nokia to come up with capacitive screen phone after two s60v5 touch phones 5800XM/N97
how can the world leading phone maker not make capacitive phone for their customers?
As a chinese, i dont need to use the stylus to write chonese character, capacitive screen is much easier to use than resistive one, more durable,... capacitve n98 please
i notice the flick scroll in iphone is the most smoothest than n97 and G1, well done APPLE in this technology
iphone- you can swipe
n97 - you cant swipe, drag only
should i mention the multitouch?
nokia n97 use zoom bar, ugly right!
Nokia loose market to APPLE because of this,
i admit n97 has decent hardware spec, camera radio and loud speaker, i like it on my phone
overall, n97 is the best so far
does it support ????
2 autoconnect to wifi
e71--->e72 5MP, 3.5mm headphonejack, s60v3,2, optical d-pad
N97--->N98 8MP, Xenon, s60v5,1, optical dpad, 256ram, intel inside, improved design from N97
I just love nokia and its new models.So i tried this one.i loved it.
For those who cant decide: Iphone 3gs or N97
Quick run down:
Iphone 3gs Top Features that N97 dont have out of the box:
- Fast CPU
- Eye candy OS interface
- Advanced Touch features
- Thousands of applications
Nokia N97 Top Features that Iphone 3gs dont have out of the box:
- 5 Megapixels
- TV Out
- 2nd Camera for Video Conferencing
- FM Transmitter
- FM RDS
- Personalize Home Screen
- Flash Support
- Qwerty keyboard
- Removable Battery
- Extra MicroSD slot for added expansion
So, pick who has more features. :)
At first, before I ordered my N97, there were so many negatives by reviewers. But i still decided to order the unit.
When my N97 came...My thoughts were still full of negatives. However, the more i started usinging the phone, the more I started to like it.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2009HI dear can u plz tell me which color did u bought.?. n ya is ny 1 there u bought d white o... moreBuddy we r still not getting White colour in india .... and the white colour generally does not hav a good buy back price in india .... I bought the black one its good .... also i think the white plastic wont look tht gr8 ....
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2009You can a lot of the comments here merely echoes what people have read online. Very few people... moreWell Said ... I truly agree wit u ... hav been using the phone past 3-4 days .... m experiencing the same things .... ppl still thinking to buy .... stop thinking and actually buy it .... or u can even get a preview of the phone in any Nokia gallery or care center or Priority distributers.
got the phone today ( launch day) totaly amazein phone!!! not seen a phone like, ipod phone is a baby compared to this!
very excellent build quality
look better in the flesh, especially the black one
plastic screen much better than 5800, act like the glass
unlike iphone, it is very light weight, and slim and small to hold it in your hand
some one claimas that the battery can last for two days of heavy use, i charge ipod touch everyday
the bad sides is about the immature symbian touch OS
no flick scroll in menu and list
built-in web browser is not much improved
and other unnnessary hardware spec found in N96 and N95
skype- coming q3 2009 promised
coreplayer - confirmed by author this summer
did i ask to much from developer and nokia?
You can a lot of the comments here merely echoes what people have read online. Very few people have actually handled the phone or even seen it in real life. Here is some extracts of a review by someone who actually owns one:
"Battery : Awesome. I abused it for 2 full days and it eventually died. When I eventually die out of my 'new phone' phase I expect it to last a bit longer.
Camera: Superb. Very nice photographs, and amazing video quality. no complaints in this section
Qwerty: Some of the reviewers ragged the keyboard. Im honestly confused as to why, but im sure thats them just looking for faults. It is a very easy keyboard to get used to.
Touchscreen: From the reviews I was expecting something terrible, but to be honest I actually prefer this screen to the I phone screen (resistive vs capacitive). My last phone was the HTC diamond which was terrible compared to the n97. They did a very good job with this IMO.
OS: Fast, fun and and stable. Reviewers made this out to be terrible. Its not as 'fun' as the Iphone, but I think its brilliant. It kicks any windows mobile operating system, and is very easy to use.
Body: Beautiful looking phone in the flesh. Pictures dont justify it at all. IMO it actually makes the Iphone shape look outdated. The sliding screen works very well. There is a nice spring-loaded slider that locks and unlocks the screen, which is an awesome touch. Camera shutter works well as it opens and closes the camera which is pretty standard. it has stereo speakers which are quite powerful."
Hope this helps those still deciding.
its a good experience and usability needs to get used to functions. But d ovi store not available in oman?
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2009HI dear can u plz tell me which color did u bought.?. n ya is ny 1 there u bought d white o... moreBi personally like the white one...black looks ok, but white looks awesome...so i say go for white one...and guys plz stop complaining abt stupid bugs, this all will be solved shortly with new firware upgrade...rem 5800 had many hardware faults and N 97 has only few software bugs...still 5800 is selling like hot cakes, and N 97 is way bettr than 5800....
very dissapointing. the touch screen symbain system is slow and inefficent, too big a phone, come out key pad is uncomfortable and badly spaced to use.
content icons on main screen are permanantly using data transfer with high charges and battery drain.
if touch screen symbian is terrible only apple system and windows system is good.
gulam , 26 Jun 2009i finally spent 35000 on it , i just got before 10 min so cant say anything , will back with l... moreHI dear can u plz tell me which color did u bought.?.
n ya is ny 1 there u bought d white one..?..
i need to buy it bt m nt able to decide d color..saw d black 1 bt dint likd it dat much so was wndrn dat is white better.?.actully last tym i bought E71 black n wen i saw d white i regretted..so dun wanna have same thing this tym..so plz help me guys...m from INDIA...
looks good but not as good as i thot. i got it 3 days back n cud not find much new features than other nokia phones launched much earlier. even if u compare it with 580 xm, u`ll find the interface almost same.... its just like havin 5800 with a keyboard,5mpx cam n 32gb memory.
i think one should go back for omnia HD. i`ll get it changed very soon.