Anonymous, 13 Jun 2009Here is what professionals are writing about it not blind Nokia fans : Keyboard: Itís hi... moreGet lost and go back to your dumb iphone with it's same boring design, crummy camera, no flash,no card slot , screen res the same, non removable battery, low volume, 1 mono speaker, can't even transfer a contact onto it's sim card, you tell someone to use a nokia to do that. Oh it gets hairline cracks on the back, never even had video recording for almost 2 years, no voice guidance for the GPS on iphone, only 3.2 meg still. I'm getting carpul tunnel syndrome now.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2009Here is what professionals are writing about it not blind Nokia fans : Keyboard: Itís hi... morei despise bein called a blind nokia fan when in da same review i mentioned i have a samsung i8510 and sony ericsson c905. Which the samsung both are higher spec than my n95 but on performance most nokias do outperform other brands. Being realistic here
salih, 13 Jun 2009n97.. it is really under my expectations..i am nokia user but this phone is really far away fr... moregood.. sell that rubbish to me, man! i pay you 200 bucks. hahaha.. you joker don't act like you own it.
n97.. it is really under my expectations..i am nokia user but this phone is really far away from iphone. it is slow and applications look like commodore 64 according to iphone.. i am gonna sell it..
not so good battery,
not so good quality, so many bug
This is Nokia... Congratulations!
Here is what professionals are writing about it not blind Nokia fans :
Itís hilarious that when Nokia finally listens and tries to make a somewhat normal QWERTY keyboard layout (we moaned that the Z key was always incorrectly right under the A key on previous devices) they mess it up even more. Like honestly, youíre expecting people to use something with the spacebar key stage right? If the layout isnít bad enough, the keys certainly are. While the texture of the keys is actually pretty stirring, thereís absolutely positively the smallest tactile feedback imaginable when pressing in a key. For comparisons sake, the T-Mobile G1, whose keys arenít the best in that department, is worlds better than the N97ís keyboard. Itís really disappointing because Nokia just canít seem to nail this keyboard area. You could argue that thereís a virtual on-screen keyboard, but thatís so useless weíre not going to entertain the idea of you bringing it up.
ManÖ this is a tough area. Some people are going to viciously attack us for saying this, but, is this the best you can do Nokia? If it is, youíre out of touch with the entire cell phone world because this is one of the most disappointing screens weíve seen in a long, long time. Besides being a poor resistive touchscreen with good resolution ó itís poor because they try and allow it to decipher touch actions separately from select actions ó it looks like thereís a weave pattern behind the display. It gets really infuriatingly annoying. Weíre assuming itís the digitizer, but seriously, learn how to make a touch display. This isnít 2003. Every single flagship phone has a display 10x better than yours. If you want us to break them down because youíre too out of touch to realize it, weíre glad to do so:
Is there anything more important than a screen and a keyboard in a" smart phone " ??????????
tester, 13 Jun 2009n97 screen is much reponsive than 5800, this is good news
i have tested it in singapore sho... moreS60v3 + Touch = S60v5
Besides that, and screen resolution, there aren't any other bigger differences between the versions.
cocacola, 13 Jun 2009Great midas touch.. Hey did it (N97) turn to gold? Lol.. nice review man =).hey thanx man. If it did turn 2 gold then i'd be in jail for theft lol
Great midas touch.. Hey did it (N97) turn to gold? Lol.. nice review man =).
M1DAS, 13 Jun 2009there were a few pics and videos but i took a few myself. They were more detailed than the n95... moreThanks man, i really appreciate your input on the n97.
Can't wait to own one myself!
Allan, 13 Jun 2009Was there any pictures already taken and how did they look with it's good screen res?there were a few pics and videos but i took a few myself. They were more detailed than the n95 and you can actually compare it to samsung i8510 or sony ericsson c905 (which i have both). You can take and view pics in the full screen view and you have countless options. Video recording just the same. nHD quality really good and does the job. I tested a black one and it looks sexy. I wanted the white one at first but i might go for black now
Haven't seen one yet but can someone tell me which looks better the black or white.Thanks
M1DAS, 13 Jun 2009oh and after using it, my personal opinion is that its made me want to buy it even more than i... moreWas there any pictures already taken and how did they look with it's good screen res?
oh and after using it, my personal opinion is that its made me want to buy it even more than i did before. Very enjoyable to use
Short review from Midas
I finally got to use the n97 yesterday at the nokia retail store in london and the first thing i thought when i held it was how small and light it felt. I was holding my n95 in my other hand and it didn't feel any heavier as the spec sheet would say. Also another comparison is that its only roughly 10mm longer than n95. First thing i done was went to the applications menu to see what was pre-installed and what it would support. I was happy to see BBC iPlayer and SKYPE (which some doubted). These were so much more i cant list them.
The touch screen was very responsive. You dnt have to apply too much pressure. I found that on some screens your finger acts as a cursor so sometimes u have to double click. I found this the only annoying but soon got use to it in seconds. Using the scroll bar didn't appeal to me BUT it wasn't frustrating. Its easy to grab it despite how small it is. I would've like to see kinetic flick scrolling in the menu (as it does have in the internet browser) BUT you will later see why nokia didn't include this in menus. Its because there's not that many long lists of things that you have to scroll through. (i've noticed other review sites fail to mention this, probably because they're iPhone biased). The screen transitioning from portrait to landscape is smooth and in short delay.
Then i went to messaging. Nokia have removed a few things from the UK and EU release which they've kept in the asian market. The virtual keyboard wasn't there (i'd find it pointless anyway) and the stylus doesn't come with it. For me personally i wouldn't use that either. The hardware keyboard was easy to use, button presses very responsive. I thought i'd have problem with the space bar on the right but you soon get use to this as its placed directly under the bone in the middle under your right thumb when using both hands. Other ways to text was the virtual alpha numeric keypad or handwriting recognition. But i found the hw keyboard will always be the better option.
Finally speed. On the browser, internet pages opened up in seconds with perfect page rendering with flash support. In general you find that the applications don't use so much RAM so the phone doesn't slow down. (i had the browser open as well as ovi whilst using the bbc iplayer application). The processor despite criticism copes very well and is more than equipped for the job.
I didn't get too long to use it. Only 45mins because the store rep started thinkin i was going to run off with it (i would've if she turned her back lol). I tested a few others but my fingers are sweating. Ask if you have any questions.
By the way i wrote this very quickly in less than 15mins using the n97!
Mizuchi, 13 Jun 2009Lol you forgot the voice plan ontop of the data plan which is 45 - 75 bucks times 12 lol plus ... moreI didn't forget voice plan. I said voice plan on top of data charges. Youneed a voice plan anyways unless you're prepaid.
I'll have to check out this 5800 thing with rogers. Just curious what kind of data plan they hit the customers with.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2009this phone cannot support data functions...doesnt even have bluetooth of wifiit does
I've been following this phone for almost 6 months, watching videos and reading previews and reviews and seeing how it evolved.... I'm getting one shortly as soon as it hit the market here... which should be by the end of this month, just can't wait..... Wish I could sleep the period till it come out coz ever since Nokia released N97 world wide, every day I feel depressed b/c I know that people out there have tried it and I didn't :( :( :(