GSM Arena’s Nokia N9 Review

| October 15, 2011 | 92 Replies

Here’s GSM Arena’s Nokia N9 review. It’s pretty epic in proportion, but very worth it for this much awaited handset. Quite rightly, it’s titled

Once in a lifetime. First and last ever MeeGo phone, just a once in a lifetime concoction of beautifully simple.


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(In a bit of a rush at the moment, will update this post)


  • N9 a pleasure to look at.
  • Equally impressive – hardware-software fluidity.
  • Indoor/outdoor viewing experience great
  • One of the brightest AMOLEDS, just shy from X7
  • Extremely impressed with snappy and smooth MeeGo
  • Intuitive and original, “It’s rare for a new platform to get so many things right from the first go, but MeeGo does really well.”
  • No issues making/receiving calls.
  • Among the more comfortable keyboards to type on.
  • Simple but cool image gallery
  • Rich codec support
  • Good looking music player, makes up in looks what’s missing in features.
  • Audio output, loud and clear
  • Functional camera UI
  • Camera stills really good
  • Video could be better.
  • Excellent all around connectivity
  • Web fine, just missing flash.
  • Extraordinary approach with handling multitasked windows.

Beautiful. Simple. Brilliant. Out of place and hardly on time. Timeless. The Nokia N9 is a story with no happy ending but you want to enjoy every word. Sad story. Post-coital kind of sad.

And that’s not because the Nokia N9 let us down. On the contrary, we found it to be a revelation: gorgeous design and the divine simplicity of the all-screen experience….

There will be no regrets getting this one. If price is of no concern, you’ll have a phone like no other. More importantly, it’s nothing like the iPhone – and that somehow seems a mandatory requirement these days. Funny actually, if any device comes even close to the Nokia N9 and its touchscreen experience, it’s the iPhone. 


Category: Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia

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