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Nokia N9 Review

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The 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 chipset does a respectable job at making sure MeeGo keeps up with everything we throw at it. At times we opened in excess of 17 apps with little in the way of stuttering. At other times however, with 2 or 3 apps open the Nokia N9 hung, froze or took its sweet time to open a new application. Inconsistencies in behaviour remind us that the MeeGo is still in its infancy. This doesn't kill the Nokia N9 experience, but does sully it somewhat, especially when considering the uncertainty behind support for this platform over the coming years.

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Call quality on the Nokia N9 wasn't the crispest we've experienced, though is by no means poor. The active noise cancellation does its job, and the person on the other end sounds audible, if ever so slightly soft. The feedback we received from the other end when talking on the N9 was that a good sound was produced, volume and clarity are all above average. With good reception, the Nokia N9 confidently offers both solid smarts and acommendablephone.

With the non-removable 1450 mAh battery stated to last 11 hours while talking and 16 days standby, the Nokia N9 manages to put other smartphones to shame. While real-world results produced a full day to day with chat logged in, if you need to preserve juice, switching off connections can get the handset through two days - something most smartphones can only dream of.


Conclusion:

Is MeeGo a viable OS? Is the Nokia N9 design up to scratch? Is the new camera good enough? The resounding answer is yes, bittersweet though it may be. MeeGo ordains Nokia's impeccable hardware with a form fitted OS, one that could even challenge the major players on the usability stakes and before we can celebrate, we must commemorate. For any Nokia fans out there considering this, you get our recommendation. However, from a practical stance, for a day to day consumer who wants to buy into an ecosystem rich in apps and development, the grass may well be greener on the other side. If you, like us, have fallen in love with the Nokia hardware, but the N9 won't be available in your market, you may want to consider an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone, which would eventually spor a similar chassis and Microsoft's better-supported OS. 


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Pros

  • Good, unique design
  • Unique, simple UI
  • Solid camera performance

Cons

  • No future for the OS
  • Occasionally buggy UI
  • Extremely limited app support
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posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:36 19

1. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


a sexy mobile phone

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 11:38 2

6. SGS2FTW (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Looks CHEAP to me

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:27 10

14. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


So funny. And what looks good to you ?

Every review I read say the build quality is just premium, just one of the best ever since. Some say it's one of the best designed phones ever.

But you, you're probably right...have you at least seen the device, have it in your hand, an only time ?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:35 8

34. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Cheap? We're not talking about the Galaxy S II.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:16 3

40. windowsRocks (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


symbian is dying. Only windows can save Nokia.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:54 8

41. daqwid2727 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


that's not a Symbian - it's MeeGo ;o (facepalm)

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:44 4

50. andresgalcia (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


the os in the n9 is not symbia, is meego and it is more intelligent than wp7 also the interface is more nice....

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 05:13

63. mikejordan (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 02:08

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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 20:47

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posted on 24 Jan 2012, 00:47

59. paintingfairfax (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


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posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:35

60. bradfeet (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 03:38

61. bradfeet (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


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posted on 01 Feb 2012, 23:16

62. bradfeet (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


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posted on 03 Mar 2012, 15:22

65. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Ah! ICS with this interface would rock.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:50 31

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I think it at least deserves an 8/10. I mean it's a great phone but Nokia's stupid CEO "Stephan Elop" killed it and the OS. R.I.P MeeGo, an OS with great potential but was handled by the wrong people.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 21:27 1

58. andresgalcia (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


finally some one understand what happen here, if that stupid ceo did not that mistake, nokia with meego be now competing with the other OS, but going with windows it is like walking in a lake and by the way out of 100 people only 5 of then buying windows phone, id went to tmobile to buy the lumia 710 and sale rep says to ARE YOU CRAZY TO BUY A WINDOWS PHONE, he say it good a windows phone not a NOKIA ajajajajaj

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 10:11 18

3. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Well that was disappointing rating.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 10:23 11

4. Stevedojob (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


This OS is very Brilliant. Nokia suppose to wait until the OS to be matured so it can compete with IOS or Android. However the Window Trojan Horse has destroying the whole thing, because he know that this OS one day can compete with IOS or Android and destroying his boss WIndow Phone OS etc

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:22 5

12. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)


hey stevedojob!! haha!! i totally agree, WP7 proved to be a torjan horse :(

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 10:58 8

5. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Has nobody heard Stephen Elop saying that while they're abandoning Meego, they will still be supporting the N9 with updates and all. Plus the limited app support negative point is not fair with Alien Dalvik being available. I can't comment about the buggy UI, but I think the N9 rcieves at least and 8.5....

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 11:46 6

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Very nice. Why so late ?

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 11:55 8

8. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


only way ill get another nokia phone is if they release one with Android ICS on it.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 11:57 4

9. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You're crazy, that's like saying iOS will become an open source OS.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:29 4

15. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Yeah ! And Apple should use Android, and Samsung should give up with bada to use only Android, and Blackberry too, and our desktop computers should use Android too...

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 13:09 5

16. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


cyd, that's exactly what I was thinking!

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 13:31 5

17. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


android android android...
dude you know your using a computer that isnt running on android right?

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 05:51 2

26. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Really, Sherlock?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:57 2

42. daqwid2727 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


my PC use Linux, so i use almost Android :P

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:00 6

21. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Next you'll ask for quad core...and then 14MP camera.....then a 5" screen....then say it's too slow and move on to another ANDROID phone - LOL

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Display3.9 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (251 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
1 GB RAM
Size4.58 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches
(116.45 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm )
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery1450 mAh, 11 hours talk time

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