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Iphone or N97 - I cannot decide help!!!

xxnic0laxx Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
So the pros and cons I have are

Iphone
PROS
Faster
lots of Apps
Very touch sensitive
Doesn't crash

CONS
No slidey out keyboard - I have an iPod Touch and sometimes using the touchscreen keyboard actually makes me feel sick because I hit the wrong keys a lot

N97
PROS
It's Nokia - old favourites, I always love Nokias
It has a keyboard
It is different from iPod Touch (which I have, I like to get something that's going to feel new)

CONS
The touchscreen isn't very sensitive
OS is slower than iPhone
May crash (I have an N95 8GB and that crashes constantly and is very slow)

Ok so I'm stuck - the main things making me not sure is the iPhone's keyboard being only touchscreen but with the N97 it's the touchscreen not being very sensitive and the OS slow.

Anyone advise me please?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
iphone..........
#2
Iphone all the way!!!
banned#3
Out of those two - iPhone easily.
#4
personally if it was me and i had to chose one i would go for the n97...the iphone 3gs isn't much different to the iphone 3g...i'd get the n97 and wait tilnext year when probably a very good iphone comes out with eveything e.g. (5 - 8 mega pix camera etc)
#5
iphone if only between the two (but the iphone is very overpriced IMO)

if youre still open to other models, have a look into HTC Touch pro2 (similar price & form factor as Nokia n97 but better performance):
official site http://www.htc.com/www/product/touchpro2/overview.html,
score 9.5@ aggregated reviews: http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/mobile-phones/htc-touch-pro-2/
#6
Not another Iphone and N97 thread.......
#7
taurus_the_bull
Not another Iphone and N97 thread.......


Fraid so...
#8
I'd go with the N97. Apple have a few problems with the iPhone 3G from overheating. I think that the next one may be the one to go for.

Personally, I just like Nokia software for synchronising with Outlook and their phone tools to text via PC as well.

AMO
#9
nuabdi
iphone if only between the two (but the iphone is very overpriced IMO)

if youre still open to other models, have a look into HTC Touch pro2 (similar price & form factor as Nokia n97 but better performance):
official site http://www.htc.com/www/product/touchpro2/overview.html,
score 9.5@ aggregated reviews: http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/mobile-phones/htc-touch-pro-2/


I'm not going to get the 3Gs one anyway just looking to buy a second hand iPhone 3G 8GB on ebay.

Checking out the HTC now, the fact it's a windows os puts me off, am a mac user and hate windows!!
#10
xxnic0laxx
I'm not going to get the 3Gs one anyway just looking to buy a second hand iPhone 3G 8GB on ebay.

Checking out the HTC now, the fact it's a windows os puts me off, am a mac user and hate windows!!


youre hard to please ... lol

your other option would be android phones. Android G1 had fair reviews http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/mobile-phones/htc-dream-t-mobile-g1/
unfortunately, Android G2 is a full touchscreen
#11
garbage456
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9905/stonevsiphone.jpg


:lol: hahahaha, considering G1 now, but some reviews say it's design is a bit "clunky"
banned#12
ignore garbage456, he can't afford the iphone, and loves to tell people how bad it is.

Fact:

iPhone is a popular cultural icon. BBC (and others) report on good and bad far more than other phones.
They do this because it is massively popular.
Its popular because its the best mobile device in the world.

It's a shame its so expensive, because it means poor people can't afford it. So you get the jealousy

As for the N97... its ok, but why pay top dollar for 'ok' - pay for the iPhone and get your moneys worth.
#13
lol@ the iphone haterz.

HTC Hero?
banned#14
garbage456
the windows mobile OS is awful if anything i would rather an iphone than a windows based device.

dont forget the google g1 its just like an iphone


That is so uninformed it's almost funny. The G1 is not a very good phone. There are better alternatives out there like the HTC Hero which is probably the best alternative to the iPhone.
#15
i wouldnt say its the best mobile, i think iphone's success is also due to its marketing efforts. that includes capitalising its brand image and making the phone exclusive to O2. I think the price will be lower if other operator can offer subsidised iphones
banned#16
garbage456
that is so funny, the google g1 walks over the htc hero, the only thing the goggle g1 doesnt do is multitouch but it does do multitask. unlike the iphone

Sorry thats gotta be a joke?

I've just realised you think the Hero is a WM device dont you?

Well we're clear now you haven't got a clue what you are talking about, so I guess that clears that up.
banned#17
garbage456
that is so funny, the google g1 walks over the htc hero, the only thing the goggle g1 doesnt do is multitouch but it does do multitask. unlike the iphone


I'm not entirely sure why you think the G1 is better than the Hero - in almost every review the HTC Hero is called the best Android phone and having used both, I agree.

The only thing it has over it is the physical keyboard, but if you really need that then I'd go for a Blackberry.
banned 1 Like #18
FilthAndFurry
I'm not entirely sure why you think the G1 is better than the Hero - in almost every review the HTC Hero is called the best Android phone and having used both, I agree.

The only thing it has over it is the physical keyboard, but if you really need that then I'd go for a Blackberry.

I'm pretty sure he hasn't even realised the HTC Hero is not a WM device.
banned#19
garbage456
also the touch screen keyboard on the iphone is a nightmare, a slide out keyboard like the google g1 is brilliant


Unless you have chunky fingers or you're quite old, I'm not sure how the iPhone keyboard (or the Hero's) are a 'nightmare'.
banned#20
vibeone
I'm pretty sure he hasn't even realised the HTC Hero is not a WM device.


:roll:
banned#21
garbage456
oops sorry htc hero, my mistake trying to watch cricket and type here is quite hard you know doing 2 things at once (aka iphone)

Backgrounder does what you need it to :)

I'm not gonna continue to reply any more, as you clearly don't know what you are talking about. By the way, cricket is at lunch, so you can't use that excuse either.

Just so you know, the HTC hero is an android phone. Go tell your friends :)
#22
garbage456
News - Technology - Apple admits iPhone supply issues . Last updated: 22 Jul 2009

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8162798.stm
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News - Technology - Apple launches iPhone bug fix . Last updated: 19 Aug 2008
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News - Technology - Apple iPhone issue highlights security debate . Last updated: 23 Jul 2007
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The iPhone - Great at Home, Lousy Abroad
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Security concerns block 4oD on iPhone
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News - Business - Quarter of US iPhones 'unlocked' accidentally
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Iphone vulnerability and having it unlocked
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Iphone - no service
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YouTube on iPhone 3GS: some videos unavailable?
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Iphone 3gs not charging?
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25/07/09 09:11 iphone 2G wifi help post
01/07/09 22:06 OSX 3.0 with Iphone 3G Lagging Problems
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06/03/09 18:44 iPhone talktalk connect problems post
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04/02/09 09:07 Can't get signal on o2 iPhone post
01/02/09 09:31 Iphone data cable/driver problem


garbage456
the windows mobile OS is awful if anything i would rather an iphone than a windows based device.

dont forget the google g1 its just like an iphone


garbage456
that is so funny, the google g1 walks over the htc hero, the only thing the goggle g1 doesnt do is multitouch but it does do multitask. unlike the iphone


garbage456
some iphones are cheaper on ebay than the g1 as they are holding there price as they are so popular, so how do you come to that conclusion.


garbage456
also the touch screen keyboard on the iphone is a nightmare, a slide out keyboard like the google g1 is brilliant


garbage456
oops sorry htc hero, my mistake trying to watch cricket and type here is quite hard you know doing 2 things at once (aka iphone)



http://jerryong.com/blog/boring.jpg
banned#23
garbage456
i never mentioned the hero keyboard


But I did because I actually know what I'm talking about.
banned#24
garbage456
one thing i really remember about the iphone was the speaker phone sucked, oh and there is no video recording software


http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Maybe you should actually try and learn what it is you're talking about.
#25
garbage456
one thing i really remember about the iphone was the speaker phone sucked, oh and there is no video recording software


what are you on about,you are making yourself look a right plank
banned#26
garbage456
Unless you have chunky fingers or you're quite old, I'm not sure how the iPhone keyboard (or the Hero's) are a 'nightmare'.

i say again i never mentioned the hero's keyboard is a nightmare i said the iphones is


And I mentioned the Hero's because I am not just a fanboy who can't appreciate the good points of all phones.

Anyway, you didn't answer - old or chunky?
#27
LOL @ the war between iPhone lovers and haters...

iphone is an OK device. as any other phones, it has its goods and bads...
I just dont think it deserve my £700+ hard earned money. i think half of the price goes to style and image, something Im not willing to do... but thats just me
#28
I secretly think garbage (who by the way talks a lot of it) is just a poor sod who want's an iPhone but they are a bit out of his budget, so what else to do? flame them.
#29
garbage456
Unless you have chunky fingers or you're quite old, I'm not sure how the iPhone keyboard (or the Hero's) are a 'nightmare'.

i say again i never mentioned the hero's keyboard is a nightmare i said the iphones is


I myself find the touchscreen keyboard a nightmare sometimes on the iPod Touch, maybe I just haven't got the hang of it but I always end up pressing the wrong keys and I'm not fat!
#30
Iphone over the n97, but tbh if i were to swap my iphone for anything itd be a berry.
#31
go for the iphone...i have an n97 and its very poor!
banned#32
garbage456
this thread says what is the best nokia out there and you type the iphone so you are in no position to say i know what i talkign about

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/452548/whats-the-best-nokia-phone-out-just


That was said in jest. I would've thought it was fairly obvious.
banned#33
FilthAndFurry
That was said in jest. I would've thought it was fairly obvious.


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/lgraddy/so-not-funny.jpg
banned#34
bykergrove
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/lgraddy/so-not-funny.jpg

seems you think anyone who disagrees with you is a troll. Funny that :)
banned#35
vibeone
seems you think anyone who disagrees with you is a troll. Funny that :)


not at all, there are about 5 people on this site that i think are trolls.

garbage doesn't agree with my views (i think the touch hd is the best) and i don't think he is a troll.

how was your 7th meal of the day son?
banned#36
bykergrove
not at all, there are about 5 people on this site that i think are trolls.

garbage doesn't agree with my views (i think the touch hd is the best) and i don't think he is a troll.

how was your 7th meal of the day son?

Nope not a clue what you are bennying on about. Having a fun sunday?
banned#37
garbage456
Iphone
PROS
Faster
lots of Apps
Very touch sensitive
Doesn't crash

never thought i would see these 2 in the same sentence

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1035817&highlight=iphone+resetting

Copy all the links in the world - there are faulty iphones in the world, thats a fact, but personally, both my old 3G and 3GS have crashed... twice maybe in the 10 months I've had them - thats on a jailbroken iphone as well, which obviously may well affect stability.

I charge it overnight, and its never turned off... it just runs and runs, obviously the lack of multitasking does help in that respect, as there are no memory problems etc.
#38
Personally, I just couldn't live with an iPhone. It's got a beautiful interface and I do love the appstore, but having played with my mate's 16GB 3GS, I just couldn't get by without a QWERTY keyboard and without the ability to multitask.
#39
Ok, I went for the iPhone!!! Got a second hand one from ebay 3G 8GB for £250, so am selling my N95 and IPod Touch to pay for it!
#40
dxx;5912982
Personally, I just couldn't live with an iPhone. It's got a beautiful interface and I do love the appstore, but having played with my mate's 16GB 3GS, I just couldn't get by without a QWERTY keyboard and without the ability to multitask.

It has a QWERTY, onscreen or not, its still QWERTY

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