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Nokia N97

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Reviewed on 2016-02-03
Share The Nokia N97 will be out on 19th June exclusively on Vodafone for a whole week before all but O2 get a look in. The RRP for the SIM free version is £499 or you can spread it over an 18-month contract for £40 per month making it one of the priciest...
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Reviewed on 2011-07-04
Plain and simply put the Nokia N97 felt great when I got it in my hands. The device offers a length of 117.2mm, width of 55.3mm and 15.9 mm in thickness. The size makes it perfect for throwing in your pocket, while still large enough to navigate aroun...
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Reviewed on 2010-08-12
If you are just looking for a mobile phone then you are unlikely to be interested in the Nokia N97. Let me explain....
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Reviewed on 2010-04-28
A few weeks ago, David Gilson wrote up his thoughts on the N97 classic. While there was an awful lot to like about it, he found it to be undermined by an unstable OS, due to insufficient RAM & C: drive space. He was also curious to see if the N97 mini was really everything the N97 classic could have been...
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Reviewed on 2010-04-21
Nokia’s flagship phone is finally here. The is considered to be the best phone yet that the Finnish company can come up with. The phone is packed with so many features that it is not just considered as a mobile phone, but as a personal mobile compute...
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Reviewed on 2010-03-29
Introduction Steve has already covered the N97 and N97 mini in great detail, so I wouldn't presume to replicate his Herculean review. The model I received seemed to be brand new, and checking the software version showed it to be running the version 21 ...
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Reviewed on 2010-03-21
Awesome Touch!The Nokia N97 mobile phone is a compact phone with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard and a huge 3.5" touch screen with tilt. I would mostly use this as a personal phone to get all my emails, surf the web, take pictures and videos and of ...
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Reviewed on 2009-12-17
A proper keyboard that feels comfortable and sturdy.The touchscreen is less responsive than we’d like, and worse than rivals.
On paper, Nokia’s new flagship N97 ticks every box on our smartphone wishlist. There’s a whopping great touchscreen, a proper keyboard, top notch camera and whizzy smartphone software just itching to be fed 3rd party apps and games. So why so few stars...
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Reviewed on 2009-11-16
Nokia's N97 is a beast of a phone, with every feature imaginable in its 150g, 18mm-thick case. As well as the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, it has a backlit QWERTY keyboard that slides out from under the screen, a 5-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss ...
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Reviewed on 2009-11-10
The N97 has plenty of features and its touch based operating system is still something of a novelty for Nokia. We aren't convinced it is as responsive or intuitive as other touch based smartphone operating systems, though. Nokia - N97 price Buy Nokia ...
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Reviewed on 2009-10-13
Large touchscreen interface with resistive technology, Two speakers, Userfacing camera, Hardware QWERTY keyboard, Excellent browser, with Java and Flash support, Video recording with 30 fps and in 16:9 aspect ratioNo onscreen keyboard, Specifications not largely improved from previous models
The N97 is said to be Nokia's flagship device. It is a smartphone, with a touch screen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard; ingredients that were not present all at once in previous phones. Does it live up to the expectations that come with the territory of...
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Reviewed on 2009-09-30
Nokia is a giant in the mobile phone world, but it has never embraced touchscreen technology with any gusto. In fact, the Nokia N97 is only its second such phone - following on from the 5800 XpressMusic - in recent times.You can see why, for where the ...
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Reviewed on 2009-09-29
Many of you won’t be able to progress beyond the staggering price, but on paper, the Nokia N97 looks as if it could rival the other big phones of recent months, the Apple iPhone 3GS and HTC’s Android-based Magic. It has more memory than the other two...
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Reviewed on 2009-09-23
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 home screen, decent music playback, GPS and – abo...
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Reviewed on 2009-09-08
Let’s get one thing straight: the Nokia N97 is the most ambitious and boldest smartphone ever created by the Finnish mobile phone company. Not only does the N97 have more storage space than an Argos outlet (they go on for miles don’t they?), but Nokia’...
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Reviewed on 2009-09-01
Superb build quality, Great hardware design, Excellent Multimedia FeaturesQuirky Interface Design, Limited apps availability
The flagship and top-notch model in the N-series, the Nokia N97, reached our lab amidst much anticipation and we just we just couldn’t wait to get our hands dirty.Features & Design We were quite impressed with the overall design and the superb build qu...
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Reviewed on 2009-08-26
The N97 was announced near the end of last year, and with the speed that the industry is advancing, it is already starting off on a poor footing some seven months on. The question is, was it even that impressive when it was announced? Well, that’s a di...
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Reviewed on 2009-08-24
A few weeks, perhaps even almost a few months ago, Nokia introduced their flagship handset, the Nokia N97. I’m not a die hard Nokia fan, but what little I did see about the N97 before the official announcement had me relatively excited, and some what h...
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Reviewed on 2009-08-19
As noted earlier, the operating system doesn’t help. In our recent look at the E75, which also uses Symbian S60, we said that Symbian worked great and that it was more like a Windows experience than the competing Windows Mobile device, Samsung’s Propel Pro..
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Reviewed on 2009-08-19
The Nokia N97 and I didn’t get on well at the start. Firstly, I couldn’t get the phone to boot beyond the holding page and it wasn’t until I threatened to send it to a colleague known for his love of taking gadgets apart that it perked up. After that, ...
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Display diagonal

8.89 cm (3.5")

Display resolution

640 x 360 pixels

Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Weight & dimensions


150 g


117.2 mm


15.9 mm


55.3 mm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


Data network

3G, csd, wcdma

Bluetooth version




Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Digital zoom


Video capture resolution (max)

640 x 360 pixels

Camera resolution

2584 x 1938 pixels

Auto exposure
Built-in camera


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1500 mAh

Talk time (2G)

9 h

Standby time (2G)

430 h

Talk time (3G)

6 h

Standby time (3G)

400 h

Continuous audio playback time

40 h

Continuous video playback time

1.5 h


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list

Push-to-Talk (PTT)
Support for contact groups