Written on: 12/03/2012 by RollingRAJAH
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 more)
Written on: 16/07/2011
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 19/09/2010 by themaninthevan2001 (119 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 more)
Written on: 05/08/2010
Crashes all the time. Poor battery life and Imposible to unlock... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009
Nokia N97 takes a while to get used to but very good great for video camera and the touch screen is very good too (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
Too slow, too bugged, the O.S is outdated, complicated. this Nokia N97 phone is a shame from nokia.
Even if you have good specifications, you will not use it because the interface/UI is too slow and buggued. The N97 is clearly a deception. Like said before my review, the N97 is the worst phone that Nokia has ever sold. Today there are competitors who are better or offer the same specifications: Samsung Player HD, iPhone, HTC Hero. I recommend to buy another device. There are a lot a forums... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2009
Very good effort by nokia to try and rival the Iphone, but despite having a better picture quality and decent apps service... the Nokia N97 still lags a few years behind the IPhone. The phone's slow processing makes it feel very temperamental in turn making me fear for the outcome should I drop it on a surface as soft as my sleepeasy matress. Nonetheless it gives you a wide range of options yet never loses its identity as a phone. Very good to get if you want to stand out amongst your Iphone... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009 by jazzy4488
Ok, so the Mokia N97 starts life at a disadvantage in terms of firmware, so what. The N97 has potential, which is what N95 started with. I have installed the 1st firmware update & the phone is noticeably better. There IS more to do, but the phone has a fast internet connection & lots of memory. The keyboard is good and Python is already available to the Symbian OS. I love this phone and the developers of app's and games for this mobile are already hard at work. I think that the N97 will gain... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009 by SymbianRules (1 review written)
Nokia N97 is the BEST. The touch screen is not too sensitive. However my phone came in white :-( luckily i found this site that had the black covers so i changed them over and it came with the correct tools too :-) (www.telcomponents.com). Even though the camera is the similar to the N95 the quality is much enhanced and looks excellent even on the most zoomed in version. The only thing it includes which isnt really needed is the stylus.
With the semi-push email function, overall i must say... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009
Nokia N97 is an overall good start for competing against the iphone as the design and layout is good. I find it handy having the Qwerty keyboard which does take a bit of getting used to but easier at times than the touchscreen if you have big fingers. The touch screen is good and responds well & accurately. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2009
Its very fast + design is great = a very funcional eye candy. The only bad detail is that you can't attach stylus to the Nokia N97 phone... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2009 by glenc (288 reviews written)
I was very excited about receiving my N97. When it arrived I feverishly opened the box and started playing with it.
The actual design was a little dissapointing, but more or less what I was expecting (Nokia arne't going to win any design awards vs their competitors.)
I thought the keyboard was OK, but not amazing. I thought the screen and touchscreen element were very good and some of the apps pretty impressive.
However, there were a lot of little bugs - eg it decided to delete my text... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009 by kayaraya (2 reviews written)
N series first with 3.5-inch touchscreen that are complete multimedia phone
one thing that is very feasible to make N97 be used as entertainment center is a touch screen 3.5-inch wide screen 16:9 format. Create a type-like type, there is a sliding QWERTY keyboard (similar to Windows Mobile-based phone). Of course, the virtual touch input can still be used. For button, use only the three lines of the space, but there is no button number retired. This can not be making or problem at all. Screen... (read more)