"worst speed"on by abdulrazeedmech
Pros good clarity
Cons processor speed
Summary worst speed, low responsibility,non detection of mass memory automatic shutdown,hanged songs
Pros The phone has great multimedia features, call quality is good, speaker phone is good, full qwerty keyboard was nice to have.
Cons The user experience is just awful. The phone crashes, freezes, and forget about web browsing; the browser will crash constantly! The interface is not intuitive, and its response to tapping is not very good.
Summary When Nokia released the news that they were finally coming out with a touchscreen phone, I was immediately sold. Having been a fan of the Nokia N series after using the N73, N81, N82, and N95 devices, I could not wait to get my hands on this baby. Needless to say, I was a Nokia fanboy. This phone left me shaking my head and ripping off my Nokia fanboy badge.
Let's start with what all phone reviews ought to start with -- CALL QUALITY! This is a phone you know.
Call quality is good on this phone. I was always able to hear callers on the other end, and they heard me clearly as well. Speakerphone was good, and even having the phone approximately two and a half feet away from me, people still heard me well enough in speakerphone mode. So, no gripes here!
Composing texts and emails were easy enough. The full qwerty keyboard was nice to have. The buttons were responsive, and it was nice to have them raised off the keypad to help differentiate the keys from one another. Yet, the space bar was in an odd place...on the bottom right hand side... This just felt very unnatural and often slowed me down when composing a message, email, or what have you. The slider felt smooth and sturdy and brought the screen into a tilt position making video viewing, browsing, and so forth a more comfortable experience. The D pad helps when going through files, pictures, and so forth. Why do I say this? Well...
Onto the screen. First of all, it's a resistive screen...now this may be old technology...but I decided to give it a chance. I was a Nokia fanboy after all. But like I also said, that has changed. The screen was not very responsive to the touch of my finger at times. It often skipped or missed commands of my tapping. When scrolling through the contacts menu, I would accidentally open a contact's info because the phone would take my initial placement of my finger as a command to open the contact's info even when I would swipe my finger to scroll. This happened way too often for my tastes. Now as for viewing web pages, pictures, files and so forth, I mentioned that the D pad was a wonderful aid. This is because of the choppy scrolling and terrible responsiveness of the phone. On numerous occasions, I would try to scroll down a web page, or my photos, or just downloaded files, and the scroll would be terribly choppy and would sometimes become stuck for seconds in a still position before being able to scroll again. Freezing during navigation never happened with the D pad. It was definitely an eye soar watching the choppy navigation, but it was much more efficient than scrolling. Pressing down on the track of the D pad allowed you to select a link, folder, file, photo, etc. The D pad also made it easier to edit texts, since tapping on a specific word automatically highlights it. If you try to do this in order to edit a word, it is difficult. Say that you type out pone and want to insert an H between the P and O, it is easier with the D pad, since clicking between P and O can lead to you just selecting PONE altogether. Now the brightness of the screen was mediocre. I say mediocre because compared to most phones, it's on par. But, you're not buying just any phone, right? The N97's screen compared to other high end phones, like the Iphone, HTC Hero and Pro Touch 2 is poor. It's dull and the blues seem a bit off here and there.
If I were Charles Barkley, I would call the web browsing on the N97 TRBL. But, I am not Sir Charles, so I'll settle on calling it TERRIBLE! The browser crashes constantly. I tried this on Edge, 3G, and WIFI. This is why I wish Nokia would have at least given the phone a more powerful processor. 433 MHZ just doesn't cut it. There is flash support, but whoopty doo if you can't keep the browser running.
The widgets were actually pretty cool, but the live widgets are glitchy. I do not know how many times I had to log back into Facebook from the widget. The weather app was nice, but it kept asking me to re-add my location here and there. It happened to much to not be annoyed. The news app eventually stopped loading it's front page whenever I would open the app, but it would load just fine on the widget on my homecreen. Otherwise, system widgets work fine. The friendster widget never worked out for me. Overall, it was actually a very disappointing experience.
The phone is not exactly user friendly. The interface can be a bit annoying. Some items require two taps, some one. Apps are hidden in an application folder. You can bring them out to your home menu screen, but then that screen gets clogged up. Also, everything is choppy on the phone and loads slowly. What holds the phone back seems to be the Symbian OS. This was great a few years ago, but it is not 2010. Android 2.1 and Iphone OS 3.1.3 are out. Using the N97 made me feel like I was living in 2003.
Camera, Video Recording, Voice Recording, Video Playback, and Musicplayer were all strong.
This phone crashes and restarts on its own a lot. N97=overpriced
"Beta-grade device"on by caygill
Pros - lot of tempting features
Cons - buggy software
- memory issues
- design flaws
- faulty GPS-design (can be fixed as warranty replacement)
- faulty camera design, severe flash halos.
- sluggish performance
Summary A phone that promise a lot and has all the feature on could ask for. Unfortunately very few of them functions as expected or as promoted by Nokia. The device out of the box is rather a proof of concept, than a finished product to be offered customers.
Pros Good user interface, good processing speed, user friendly, excellent functionality.
Cons The music player needs a bit speeding up. Syncing with a computer is a constant problem especially if you want to add media using Windows Media Player. No Mac OS connectivity is a serious bummer.
Summary I love this phone despite some of the issues. The keyboard is great after you get used to the key layout. The camera is fantastic for both video and stills.
Pros keyboard!!! laggy features!!
Cons really laggy!!! bad os!!! internet really sucks!!! it stop turning on after 2 weeks of use!!!
Summary bottom line is that ispent my money on this!!!! thank god i got a full refund!!!dont buy best advice 2 give