Nokia’s most awaited device of the summer, the N97 has been reviewed by Eldar of Mobile-Review. Sadly the extensive review is written in Russian, so those of you who know the language can jump right in. The good news for the rest of us is that with Google Translate it does become quite readable. But if you can wait, a English version should be out in a few days.
The review covers aspects like positioning, design, size, controls, display, keyboard, battery, music ability and software features of Nokia N97, finally concluding with his own impressions. The review has some interesting tidbits like the possibility to of a Linux based Communicator, talk about the Nokia 5900 and so on. Also present are comparison shots with a multitude of other QWERTY and Nokia devices. Here are a few highlights:
BUILD QUALITY: Good, hinges despite being plastic will survive if you take reasonable care.
MUSIC QUALITY: Excellent, probably the best. Better than the Nokia 5800 because of a separate chip. Loudspeakers similar. Music playback time of 30+ hours.
CAMERA: Review has loads of sample images and three videos available for download.
BATTERY: Takes 2.5 hours to charge completely and can last for 4 days on moderate usage. Heavy users can expect 1 day. If the widgets aren’t fetching data continuously, the battery life increases by 20-25%.
- GPS Navigation – 5 hours
- Video Playback – 4 hours 15 minutes
- WEB-surfing (EDGE-connection) – 4.5 hours
- Listening to music via headphones – 32 hours
- WiFi – 166 hours in standby mode, with continuous data transmission – 6 hours
DATA TRANSFER: Speeds of 5MB/s via USB, Bluetooth is the usual 100 KBPS.
Head over for the Google Translated version of the review.