Review: Mobileburn's Monster Review of the Nokia N97

| July 7, 2009 | Reply

This is one of the Nokia N97 reviews I have been waiting for, and it was a nice surprise to see Ricky Cadden, the Guru, take the helm of such a major handset review.


Transition black looking stunning with this charcoal grey and gun metal rim combination.

Spanning 8 pages, the review is extremely in depth, covering the following topics, as typical of MobileBurn:

  • Physical Aspects
  • Core Functions
  • Multimedia/Applications
  • User Interface
  • Conclusion
  • 3 gallery pages.


To sum it up – excellent build quality, great multimedia, let down by lack of RAM and unstable firmware. I’d discuss it more in depth but I don’t want to get into another full blown Nokia rant tonight. Check out the review, Ricky pretty much covers all that needs to be said.

Via MobileBurn


Oh…can’t hold it in:

Grrr at:

  • the slow loading of content to the 32GB via cable. Much prefered the memory card+reader route. Files load in seconds. There’s a memory card slot, but it’s hidden from you under the battery cover. What a pain!
  • Slow starting camera that performs really bad in low light
  • No N-gage support yet

…Ok…ok…I’ll stop there. I realise I am getting too overly critical without showing too much love for Nokia. >_< It’s just that I really want to see them improve and stay ahead of the game – reinforcing awareness of faults that users have experienced will hopefully somehow trickle down to someone who can sort these issues out.


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Category: 5th Edition, Nokia, Nseries, S60, Symbian, Video

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