Review: Nokia N97
The N97 has a generous display. It is bright, colorful, and sharp enough so that web sites look fantastic, pictures spring to life, and menus and icons are highly readable even at an arms length away. Viewing it in direct sunlight wasn't too much of a problem.
Call quality on the N97 was easily the best I've experienced in a long time. Phone calls were absolutely crystal clear. No noise, no static, no garbling, just clear voices coming through. It was loud enough at moderate volumes to be heard in environments such as a coffee shop or noisy mall food court. Pump up the volume all the way, and there should be no problems hearing callers. The speakerphone could have been a little bit louder, in my opinion, as could the ringers.
The N97 almost always showed full signal strength. Whether or not that is an accurate indication of how much signal the N97 was collecting, the thing was always connected to AT&T's network. There were several times when the N97 held onto AT&T's network and other test phones lost the network entirely. I didn't miss a single call or text message due to signal issues. Signal strength is solid.
AD article continues below...
If you're a heavy user, plan to charge the battery every night. I got wildly inconsistent results with the battery, and find that it really depends on what applications you leave running in the background while doing other tasks. One day it barely lasted 14 hours from a full charge, while the next charge got me through two full work days. Obviously, anything that keeps the display on and the radios connected to the network is going to drain the battery. Excessive use of the flash will, too.
Speck's newest case for the Apple iPhone X, the Presidio Ultra, is a three-piece kit that includes a base case, an extra bumper, and a rugged holster. If you need hardcore protection with a little bit of flexibility throughout the day, the Presidio Ultra is an interesting entry.
Mar 20, 2019
The new Apple AirPods have 50% battery life (talk time) and support "Hey Siri" voice commands to let users quickly change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions. Apple also introduced an optional charging case that can be charged on any Qi-compatible wireless charging pad.
Jun 6, 2017
Some older iPhones will not be part of the iOS 11 party scheduled to arrive this fall. According to Apple's web site, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5c, and the fourth-generation iPad cannot handle iOS 11's 64-bit app requirements, so they will not be receiving the updated operating system.
Jan 9, 2018
Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers.
Feb 10, 2017
Sprint today announced a new promotion that will give customers unlimited talk, text, and data on up to five lines for $90 per month total. The promo has a handful of requirements and a big limitation.