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Nokia N97

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3356 reviews of Nokia N97. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The camera and size also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the apps and reception. There are mixed views on the GPS navigation and sound.

usability, size, camera, design, portability

battery, reliability, price, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N97 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Nokia N97 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the size and durability. The camera and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the GPS navigation and reception. Comments about the battery and price are different.

usability, portability, camera, durability, size

reliability, screen, design, reception, GPS navigation

46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Nokia N97 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the GPS navigation and screen. The design and sound also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the performance. The size and battery get negative opinions.

portability, sound, design, screen, GPS navigation

usability, reliability, battery, size

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nokia N97


Has the N97 hit a sweet spot by bringing together Nokia's Communicator heritage and latest N-series technology?

May, 2011

Expert review by : Duncan Geere (

Nokia N97


Nokia's N97 is the long-awaited successor to the wildly popular N95, and its chunky older brother the N96. It's Nokia's new flagship handset, meaning that it is the company's answer to Summer 2009's grand slam of smartphones. But how does it stack up...

Full of features, more storage than you can shake a stick at, excellent media playback functionality

Clunky and outdated Symbian operating system, slightly odd QWERTY keyboard

Overall, the N97 is a fantastic piece of hardware. Top end specs, a great screen, near-infinite storage and more features than you can shake a stick at mean that this handset is among the most capable in the marketplace. Where it's let down is in the...

Jun, 2009

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Stuff magazine


Nokia's heavyweight smartphone has finally landed. But is it strong enough to survive the smartphone fist fight?

Not the iPhone killer we were waiting for, but a muscular rival with distinct advantages for Apple refuseniks

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Nokia N97 mobile phone - First Look


The newly launched Nokia N96 is no longer the company's flagship model. But can its replacement, the just-announced N97, fill its shoes and take on rival smartphones? We grabbed some time with the handset, and the designer of the phone, at its launch...

QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera

Still 6 months to wait for UK launch, bulky

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

Nokia N97 review


Nokia returns to form with a high end smartphone/ mini UMPC

Great touchscreen ; Solid build quality ; Impressive internal memory ; Dual flash LED 5MP camera

Unpredictable OS ; Lack of video codec support ; Chunky design ; Underpowered processor

The N97 is a great effort from Nokia with a solid chassis and a nice range of features. However, we can't help but feel that the phone has far too much unfulfilled potential for the concept.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Nokia N97 review


The keyboard is disappointing, and the Symbian OS feels outdated compared with those of more intuitive Android and Apple phones.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Editorial Team (

Nokia N97 Review


The long-awaited Nokia touchscreen smart phone has arrived, providing a new take on the Communicator series with a Qwerty keyboard hidden under the screen for easier messaging. Add a highly configurable…

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Nokia N97 review


But the Nokia falls short of its potential, largely because the operating system (OS) it uses - the Symbian S60 5th Edition - lacks the refinement of other OSes. Still, the N97 impresses in certain areas, particularly audio and video.

In common with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the Nokia N97 is a really cool phone that can do a lot, but the features just don't come together as seamlessly as in other smartphones on the market. The Symbian OS doesn't simply need an update; it needs an...

Jun, 2009

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Nokia N97 Review


The N97 is very much a phone designed for the internet. It comes with a large 3.5 inch touch-screen display and a full QWERTY keyboard, and when combined with the always open window, provides excellent internet browsing functionality.

The Nokia N97 is expected to be available in the early half of 2009 at around £500 sim free. Bookmark this page to check the latest availability as we’ll be looking for the best deals for you.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Nokia N97 review -


Responsive touch-screen, spacious QWERTY keyboard, ergonomic tilting display and good all-round multimedia performance

Large and heavy, temperamental web browser, and sometimes needs double taps to activate selection

Dec, 2011

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