Nokia N9 - 64GB - cyan (unlocked)
CNET Editors' Rating: 0.0 / 5
Design, Features & Performance (out of 10)
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Most beautiful OS I've ever seen in a polished package.
Rating: 3 / 5
on February 22, 2012
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Pros: - Amazing design
- Simple interface
- NFC is fresh and makes pairing Bluetooth speakers (with NFC) a breeze.
- You will stand out from the crowd
- Real Nokia Maps with GPS link
Cons: - You will have to enter all your passwords (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) multiple times a day
- Few apps (you think you don't care but you will).
- No support from Nokia in North America.
- Zune music won't work on the N9 (rented music).
Summary: The phone is glorious, but the lack of apps will drive you crazy, even if you didn't think you were addicted to them. Having to re-enter passwords every few hours is unacceptable and even after two resets, the issue persists.
Nokia-N9 : An amazing super-smartphone !
Rating: 5 / 5
on December 23, 2011
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Pros: 1. Looks: Colorful, attractive - like no other
2. World-Phone: Pentaband - works everywhere, on all networks
3. Robust design: - Unibody with Gorilla glass [no worries]
4. Responsive UI: Works like silk
5. Unavailability: Head turner in N/America
Cons: MeeGo OS
-But heck, it performs way better [smoother, faster, intuitive] than the others in market.
This is a wonderful smartphone, the reviews of EnGadget, GsmArena, TechRadar etc. stand testimony. Simply put, what do we look for in our smartphones today?
1) An attractive design
2) Comfortable Size & weight
3) A good camera
4) Nice display
5) Good processing speed
6) A day-lasting battery
7) Friendly UI
8) Value for money
The Nokia-N9 does it all - and beyond...
Definitely the most stylish handset to date from Nokia - the N9 looks/feels like no other. With a minimalistic yet modern "all-screen" design, this handset redefines the user experience all over again.
1. Style: It's marvellous to hold this phone. The solid polycarbonate matt-finished unibody, coupled with a vivid display, makes N9 the most photogenic phone as of now. Not as slim as the iPhone4 or SGSII, it sure is very similarly thin.
2. All Swipe: Nokia has put an exciting new swiping feature into N9, which no other phone has yet. This specialty allows users to move between the screens just by swiping from the edge, sans any buttons.
3. Perfect Screen: The N9 advocates single-hand use. And surprisingly does that with a screen that is larger than the iPhone4. An edge-to-edge 3.9" black [one of a kind] AMOLED under Gorilla glass. It displays 16-million colors, so the rendering is flawless on photos & videos. It's crystal clear and bright even while outdoors.
4. Smart Camera: If one thing that Nokia does well, it is in its optics. The N9 has a competent 8-MP, wide angle, Carl Zeiss setup with dual LED flash. And it records 720p HD video. It produces super-quality photos & videos and is easy to use. Has face detection, other manual settings and an on-board photo editor.
5. Savvy Web browser: As an internet device, the N9 is great. Some reviewers have run tests alongside iPhone4S & SGS2 and surprisingly the N9 came out better - though running a single-core processor. With both HSDPA & Wi-Fi on board, the N9 provides 14.4 Mbps data download speeds, making it better/faster than many other smartphones.
6. Amazing Operating System: N9 runs the MeeGo-Harmattan v1.2, which actually is a much faster, fluid & responsive operating system. Whatever be the future of this OS, the N9 & its MeeGo seems to be married successfully for a blazing net experience. And talking of apps - the Ovi Store has enough of them already, for our most requirements. Which makes me wonder - "what's the fuss all about"?
7. Smart Processor: There's a powerful 1-GHz single-core processor to provide all the computing power the phone needs to handle demanding tasks. And it works well in the N9, running multiple apps simultaneously. Seriously, I haven't found any lag. Thus, I also wonder - do we really need the power hungry 'dual-cores'? The N9 proves otherwise.
8. Enough Memory: Whilst many smartphones have a small amount of onboard storage and a micro SD slot, the N9 keeps things simple bypassing the SD slot and offering 16 or 64Gb variants. Which is massive. This allows an entire music collection to be stored in the phone, alongwith videos, apps, games and other files. I own the 16Gb & find it sufficient.
9. Strong Power Pack: The N9 has a powerful enough 1450 mAh Li-ion battery. Thus, under moderate usage it easily gives us a "full-day" on a single charge. Lately I'm getting almost 2-days with infrequent use of the web, music player, social network feeds and photo-shots. It is actually impressive with that screen-size & multi-tasking.
10. World Phone: Thanks to its penta-band HSPA cellular radio, it is one of the few phones in the globe that can be used on 3G networks in nearly every country [today 3G is everywhere]. Thus, it can use both AT&T and T-Mobile's 3G networks in the U.S., ditto for Canada's GSM [Rogers, Bell, Telus etc.] networks and the AWS carriers [Wind Mobile/Mobilicity]. And off course all over Europe and Asia. One phone - the entire World !
Operating Frequencies of Nokia-N9:
2G Network - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network - 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Quad-band - GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
Penta-band - WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA support
*Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
The N9 is priced @ the same band-point as the iPhone4S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr. All of them being of similar stature. It's a tad pricier than the earlier twin-success-stories of the Samsung Galaxy S-II & HTC Sensation-XE. All the 5 being comparable.
It has not been launched in the N. America, however is available thru e-Retailers, usually shipped from Europe, Asia & the Middle East - where Nokia marketed it.
BEWARE OF FAKES
As with all smartphones [anything unique that is] the Nokia-N9 has its fair share of Fakes as well. So be careful. The 'actual' N9 DOESN'T COME with 'SD card slots', it is not 'dual-SIM' and there is no 32Gb model. There r 'only' 2 models the 16Gb & the 64Gb. The 16Gb ones r found in Black, Cyan & Magenta colors, while the 64Gb comes in Black only [there's the 64Gb-White released too - but currently just in Finland].
The 'original' Nokia-N9 has just 2 'slim' trap doors on the top, one for the SIM card & the other for the USB port. While the Fakes have 2 swivelling 'stout' trap doors AND has 3 more ports/slots. Besides, the Fakes come in 'Green' too. Pls see an article on N9 Fakes here:
Overall, the Nokia-N9 looks nice, performs well. MeeGo looks promising and has so much potential. I personally love my N9 b'coz it is the hottest looking phone one can get today. It is also potent to note that the Nokia-N9 has won three Swedish Gold Mobile Awards recently, the 'Best Design', 'Best Camera' and 'Best Mobile of the Year, which speaks volumes of its capability.
Geeks' dislikes aside - the developer & the designer of the N9 have done a wonderful job and thus, we can enjoy the awesomeness of this phone even while just holding it in our hands. Everywhere I go - everyone seems to be eying it - with occasional queries on what it is. To me the Nokia-N9 is the Cameron Diaz of cellphones. This is what all mobile phones should look like. That just makes every single phone before, or after, look old and irrelevant.
This is a "Super-Smartphone"!
Ps.: C-Net posted here the 64Gb in "Cyan", which is incorrect. The 64Gb version comes 'only' in 'Black' & 'White' colors.