My flex cable just went broke and I tried to fix it. I was very disappointed with what the Nokia care centre had to say, first one said if it was the flex cable it would be about 143€ to buy a new one, totally unacceptable. More than the phone is worth. So I went to a different one, and the answer was even wrost.
They told me they couldn't say me the price without leaving the phone for them to do a check up and paying 16€ tax so I did a normal question and asked if it was worst case scenario, the flex/ribbon cable how much would it cost? The answer left me stunned! «I can not say. You have to leave it here.»
How come Nokia doesn't know the price of a spare part? when I take my car to a repair shop, of course they only will know for sure what it has and how much it will cost after checking it but the mechanical always has something to say about it since the start, like «if it is this part we think it is, it costs about this much...» and so.
First time I ever used Nokia care centre and I have to say one thing, no support what so ever and they don't care about costumer.
jony, 11 Apr 2011sound quality is so goodnote really mate!
Sound quality isn't actually that great. It is ok, it is even good but I also have a Sony Ericsson W980 which is cheaper and sounds even better. So to be fair, sound quality is ok but nothing to write home about...
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2011i*ve got my n97 from mars 2010 and so far i*m satisfied ...i saw that somebody said that charg... moreLOL
You must be joking... you really must be joking!
Seriously, I was finding your review interesting and was about to agree with you but when you said the N97 had a 2 week stand-by time... DUDE! You just blew it! It is obvious you don't have or ever had an N97 our you would know it is absolutely impossible to it to go for 2 weeks in stand-by even if you let him sit and don't do a thing with it! C'mon!
Even with moderate use and putting it into off-line mode at night the best I get is 3 days, and all my friends with it get the same.
Photos could be good but compression is so High they end up looking worst then my K810i at 3.2mpx and that is a waste of camera. GPS signal is a disgrace! It never can get position!
And charging time... oh my God! It takes forever! Species evolve in less time! If I would count how many times I am ready to live my house and I have to wait because my n97 is charging for hours and still not fully charged...
Keypad is ok but the symbol key is placed too close to the Caps key and I keep pressing it by accident all the time.
2 other thinks which let this phone down: signal strength is not that good compared with my other sony phone or even with Nokia 5800 XPRESS MUSIC and Symbian is always doing mistakes like not playing the right ring tone or showing the contact photo.
Talk time, wi-fi and screen are ok. Surfing the web with wi-fi doesn't affect the battery too much which is nice.
This phone could have been great, but it is a mess.
i have a nokia n97 and am damn sure when you get your, you wud be stunned and fir the past 4 months av been using it there is no complain whatsoever....... Its just toooo gooood... I luv it
Please, can anyone help me on N97, I need a site where i can get free symbian S60 5th edition games.
This is more of a request than an opinion...How does one upload photo's from the Nokia N97 to the computer? There's a cord that one is given but there's no software in a form of a disk that one can upload and start uploading photo's as is the norm with other cellphone manufacturers.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2011i*ve got my n97 from mars 2010 and so far i*m satisfied ...i saw that somebody said that charg... moreThanks alot Ananymous.That is what I need to hear.Its all about the taste,like you say m8.
i*ve got my n97 from mars 2010 and so far i*m satisfied ...i saw that somebody said that charging is slow and photos are not so good and the software sucks but what can i say ? are u a professional user ? u need it too do some serious shit whit it ? no ? than as a phone is ok ...more than ok ! the battery life is about 2 weeks in stand by , 3h in gps mode , 5h with internet so ... u think u can find better ? tell me also cause where i work almost everybody is got a smartphone like i-phone 4 and xperia but all of them are complaining of the same problems ...so if someone is lookin for a phone that need no chargin and with camera of 2giga pixels and no problems ...ahhhh....there nothing like that people ! in the end is just a question of taste ! my friend is telling me that his i-phone is not so good when the internet is running ... about 2h ! mine goes for 4h ! and so what ? anyway is a good phone but for the kids lookin for a star-trek phone ... stop dreaming boys ! u dont like it so dont buy it !
I see that there are lots of negative comments on N97..
I've been using Nokia since I got my very first Nokia 3210.. Now I'm choosing between N97, X6, or the late N95(8Gb). Because N95 has a lot of positive comments.. Please help me choose guys.. I'm a gamer, and I want a phone with (somehow) a console-like form factor like the N97, more memory and more processing power.
(By the way, don't suggest to me an iPhone; because ON MY OPINION, IT SUCKS)
i waz browsin d internet with my nokia n97,and i wantd to download a video,my phone displayed "mass memory not available"someone please help with an advice to solve this.
dan, 07 Apr 2011hehehe this is funny.I am from namibia and I saved for n new phone but now i want to buy N97 t... moreIf you want a business type phone, & preferably a Nokia, go for E series. Stay away from the N series, major problems...
The crappiest phone ever!!! I was so excited for it, but when I got it, I had to take it back for a new model 3 times in 3 weeks. Major software issues, freezes, reboots @ will, touch screen pathetic. STAY AWAY!!!
Apar, 07 Apr 2011 I droped my n97 on the floor accidently.when i picked it up it seemed alright but when i conn... moreFirst put your mobile in hot water 10 to 20 minutes, then take the mobile, then put your washing machine 20 minutes, then take the mobile and put the charger
hehehe this is funny.I am from namibia and I saved for n new phone but now i want to buy N97 the end of this month but all this comments make it very difficult.I am big fan of nokia and never use other brand.So i still gone use nokia.What should i do?
Dan, 07 Apr 2011Wow this phone looks very good and i saved money for that phone.I want to buy that phone end o... moreseriously dude, don't do it.
Go for anything else. Got mine about 4 months ago and I am really disappointed.
To heavy, to unstable OS, poor battery life, takes forever to charge, bad reception, almost no gps signal, complicated to use, etc, etc, etc.
It even messes up caller photos and personalised ring tones. Just like a russian roulette...
And the camera... fine lenses but so harsh compression it ruins the photos.
Much better options on the market these days.
1. Voice dialling? How does it work?
2. Writing on screen...only for some contacts
3. Personalize? Bacgground, Ringtones? etc
4. No user guide available (only downloads...not reliable)
5. GPS, Computor? How does one go about.
Seems stupid, but no guide!!!