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★★★★★
Nokia N97

“This is the best phone i ever had”

Written on: 12/03/2012 by RollingRAJAH (1 review written)

This is the best phone i ever had my first smartphone great upgrade easy using apps nice camara with the right browzer the wifi rocks Sometimes scrolling too fast makes it freeze that don't trouble me The n97 is my first nokia i ever bought it sure won't be my last… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“Feature rich -average to poor performance”

Written on: 17/07/2011

ive owned my nokia n97 for almost two years, and have begun my search for a new phone. This lead me to searching reviews and thought i'd add my opinion to this. Im not highly technical but will use a reasonable number of features on the phone The phone is feature rich which pretty much sold it to me. has all the social network tools preinstalled, has wifi, a decent keyboard and a high megapixel camera. The problem comes when you actually have to use the dam thing. the features are slow to… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“this has got to be the worst smartphone i've ever...”

Written on: 14/02/2011

this has got to be the worst smartphone i've ever evetr bought!! I bought it bcause of it's large internal memory,what a waste of time
le's start with UI ugly boring old nokia look,the touchscreen was useless and scrolling up and down a nightmare(I am no novice to touch screen phones.
music was ok but video quallity apalling
the internet was a joke if it did connect it either timed out when going to sites or it just jammed.battery a couple of hours
i will never evr use Nokia again(especially as… Read Full Review

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Brendantechgenius's Comment

Written on: 15/02/2011

I found this review very helpful because... it's techy but to the point,it's honest without mugging off all Nokia phones showing proof the reviewer has no agenda

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 15/06/2011

I can totally agree with this review. What was sold as an iPhone beater simply is not.
Constant connection issues, and although they can be sorted, each time you have to delve through multiple complicated menus to achieve this.
It broke 4 times in 2 years and i took care of it so it was not damage caused by misuse. Vodafone repaired it free of charge on a contract but it ended up having almost all of its parts replaced.
Apps from the ovi store (supposedly checked by nokia) kill it and it had to be factory reset.
One (and the final straw) occasion i loaded an app that used the calendar function of the phone to retrieve my appointments worked for 3 weeks and then failed. it took the embeded calendar with it and no other calendar app would work either.
Return to Nokia!
I upgraded from a N95 which was great. But i now have a 3Gs and wonder why i put up with the crappy N97 for nearly 2 years. The OS is better the processor and graphics are better the apps work! The app store is much bigger etc etc.
N97 Nice keyboard good camera (when it worked). nothing else going for it!
I defended this phone for ages against the iPhone crowd.... what a prat.

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★★☆☆☆
Nokia N97

“Nokia N97 was launched as Flagship mobile of Nokia....”

Written on: 04/01/2011 by RhythmsOfSilence (5 reviews written)

Nokia N97 was launched as Flagship mobile of Nokia. With extremely high price and hype in media, I decided to have it for upgrade. TBH, I regretted my decision straight away as the Phone literally feels like a copy cheap version from China. Symbian OS sucks. Its unreliable, amature sluggish and everything but good. Especially when you have used the likes of iPhone, or Google Android phones, it is really unpleasant to use Nokia N97. The only thing that is good is Camera. However for the price… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N97

“OK phone. Quick and does everything I need it for....”

Written on: 15/11/2010 by CGroves (3 reviews written)

OK phone. Quick and does everything I need it for. Good if you're looking for an upgrade… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“Not a bad phone. Can do everything all other...”

Written on: 07/11/2010 by gibbon007 (4 reviews written)

Not a bad phone. Can do everything all other smartphones on the market can do. The only down side to the phone is it has a nice habbit of crashing at annoying times. This is normally just after a phone call. I am on the latest firmware but the crashing has been an issue on all versions of the firmware.

Always had Nokia phones and with all the N series phone I have had this always seems to be an issue… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“i've had this Mobile for around 8 months, i've had...”

Written on: 19/09/2010 by themaninthevan2001 (121 reviews written)

i've had this Mobile for around 8 months, i've had afew N-series, thier all fantasic but the newer versions isn't that much Great and same Features, the n900 series is just Bigger and that's it, the Nokia n-97 is Great little mobile packed with features and does great pictures, it shouldn't be expensive it's be around for around 2 years, nice design and takes quality videos and pictures… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“no guarantee for side lock which breaks very...”

Written on: 07/09/2010

no guarantee for side lock which breaks very easily....n if u want 2 replace d lock ull hav 2 pay 5000Rs..:P… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆
Nokia N97

“Crashes all the time. Poor battery life and Imposible...”

Written on: 05/08/2010

Crashes all the time. Poor battery life and Imposible to unlock… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N97

“I have bought a N97 from davismicro.com It only...”

Written on: 02/08/2010 by catherine6569 (3 reviews written)

I have bought a N97 from davismicro.com It only costs me about $100. The quality of my N97 is good and it is so cheap. I specially love the function of this mobile phone… Read Full Review

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Walteratkins66's Response to catherine6569's Review

Written on: 04/08/2010

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<br/>Every carrier has certain conditions inorder to give you the unlock code.
<br/>If they do not help you don't be panic there are lot of providers in the web who can help you with one.
<br/>I would recommend to go for the cheaper one.
<br/>However make sure that you reach the right place.
<br/>You cannot play with the attempts in the Nokia N97 to enter the unlock code which can make the phone hardlock even.
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★☆☆☆☆
Nokia N97

“I have this phone for a year now. First 5 months...”

Written on: 27/07/2010

I have this phone for a year now. First 5 months needed software update every month due to freezing. Finally in month 6 I returned it to the "3" network for repair. They refused to acknowledge previous problems as I had the updates done with an authorised Nokia shop and not them. I could have proved a copy of the record of service but they were not interested.

Returned it eventually 3 times and they finally admitted it could not be repaired. They agreed to send a replacement, but....it still… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“This Abomination from the creaky stables of Nokia...”

Written on: 23/05/2010

This Abomination from the creaky stables of Nokia nearly put me off ever having a mobile again!!
The touch screen is hard work,it's slow,it takes you out of the net(should you be patient enough to wait the 3-4 mins it takes to put you onto it)the video quality is appalling,the texting terrible and trying to answer a call takes a master class in lunacy to do so.
upside,I heve'nt got it anymore i traded it for the fantstic htc Desire… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“I got mine on conract in Jun 2009 due to it having a...”

Written on: 25/04/2010 by CDAW (3 reviews written)

I got mine on conract in Jun 2009 due to it having a qwerty keyboard which was good to use while using public transport to work. The Accuweather function doesn't work, it's not as fast as the iPhone. My screen started playing up and despite several updates/calibrations. Vodafone took a week to repair and 2 days later it went back and had the screen replaced. It's no where near the iPhone or later Nokia touchscreens. Ovi store is far from competing with the Apple Store. Overall, it's a poor… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“I was very hyped up to get the Nokia N97 phone because...”

Written on: 06/04/2010 by Verizo (3 reviews written)

I was very hyped up to get the Nokia N97 phone because of the features it boasted, like touch screen display, applications, email and so on. This could have been a great phone, but unfortunately it was let down by faults and software problems. I used the phone extensively and there are just too many problems and when you complain to the operator or manufacturer their answer is to simply 'repair' it with a firmware upgrade.

The phone very frequently locks up - when you answer by swiping the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N97

“It is a good phone. A bit expensive for its age and...”

Written on: 18/02/2010

It is a good phone. A bit expensive for its age and features, but a good phone never the less.

I found that it crashed sometimes, but not exessively. It also bounces well. Dropped mine many times but it never broke. I like that!… Read Full Review

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Nokia N97

“I am having a love/hate relationship with the Nokia 97. ”

Written on: 05/02/2010 by tobester (5 reviews written)

I am having a love/hate relationship with the Nokia 97.

On the one hand, the screen is a decent size, image quality for photos and video playback is good, the Camera is OK and the 32gb of built in storage is great.

On the other hand, the OS is tempermental and frequent hangs/freezes for no reason, the apps downloaded from the Ovi store seem to have a 50/50 chance of working and the fact that once connected to a WLAN it is impossible to get the damn thing to stop trying ti re-connected once… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Nokia N97

“Wanted to give it 0 stars. ”

Written on: 18/12/2009

Wanted to give it 0 stars.
Phone itself is slow and buggy.
OS is HORRIBLE.
Ovi store is complete rubbish.
Takes about 30s to rotate the display.
The unlock/lock screen button causes the phone to crash.
The camera lens cover actually scratches the lens.
Email won't sync.

Sent off for repair and was returned to me with just a firmware upgrade. Now the bluetooth doesn't work.

Nokia have actually stopped manufacturing this phone due to consumer complaints and failure of testing with orange… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N97

“nokia is better than apple ”

Written on: 29/11/2009

nokia is better than apple
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★★★★☆
Nokia N97

“I progressed to the Nokia N97 via the N95 & the N95...”

Written on: 25/11/2009 by grahamdaly (6 reviews written)

I progressed to the Nokia N97 via the N95 & the N95 8Gb. Initially I had reservations as I found the N97 difficult to use but now I am used to it it's fine. The touchscreen is great & the QWERTY keyboard is useful. 32Gb memory is excellent, I have saved 6 movies, 350 songs, photos, documents & I'm not short of memory at all. (More on memory later though). I do use the stylus although it is quite useablw with your finger. I can't believe there is no storage for the stylus in the phone! This is… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Nokia N97

“good phone awesome”

Written on: 17/10/2009

good phone awesome… Read Full Review

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