All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

  #1  
Old 03-11-2009, 08:19 PM
sjdean sjdean is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: England
Posts: 222
sjdean is on a distinguished road
Reasons why the N97 is superior to the iPhone

After all the N97 bashing, I was trying an iPhone today. Ooh. Ahh. Until someone wanted to transfer an MP3 to the iPhone from another phone.

Bluetooth File Transfer? Nope.

Try saving an email attachment? Nope.

What about Mass Storage Mode? Nope.

The end,.

Cya
Simon

  #2  
Old 03-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Zyyb's Avatar
Zyyb Zyyb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 191
Zyyb is on a distinguished road
Yeah, people do have a right to complain about the N97 to a point. But i'm still out there showing my iPhone loving friends how it's superior and all they can ever come back with, is slicker interface, itunes and apps. (Stupid apps normally, only 5% are any good) and the N97 interface gets better all the time.

Plus dont forget the cost, Orange have released their tarriff for the iPhone, so much for competition bringing the price down! On a TWO YEAR contract, on a £45pm tarriff the 3GS with 32GB will STILL cost you £100. Insane. I picked my N97 up 3 weeks after launch for £370 and you could get the same Tarriff sim only on O2 for £20 a month, that's over £300 cheaper over the course of 2 years plus the fact you wouldnt be tied down.

The next iPhone has to do something pretty special to warrant swapping, you still cant take a picture in the dark! Though some might not be able to do that without extensive flash bleeding on the N97 too :-P

  #3  
Old 03-11-2009, 08:31 PM
8Ball 8Ball is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 94
8Ball is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjdean View Post
After all the N97 bashing, I was trying an iPhone today. Ooh. Ahh. Until someone wanted to transfer an MP3 to the iPhone from another phone.

Bluetooth File Transfer? Nope.

Try saving an email attachment? Nope.

What about Mass Storage Mode? Nope.

The end,.

Cya
Simon
Know what you mean, trying sending a ringtone to my friends Iphone. No way of doing at all. How crap is that?

  #4  
Old 03-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Ammar_Dento's Avatar
Ammar_Dento Ammar_Dento is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 196
Ammar_Dento is on a distinguished road
iPhone=Just marketing hype.

I should stuck to what Apple let me do.
__________________
I want my PC in my pocket.....

  #5  
Old 04-11-2009, 04:42 AM
darrenalex darrenalex is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
darrenalex is on a distinguished road
Hi,

I love Nokia because of their feature and It is very easy to operate it. I love symbian operating systems S60. We can get many software for symbian OS S60. It works really fine with me. I had not used iphone but Whatever I heard about iphone, All users have some problmes. You could not get the application like Symbian S60 and Iphone users are facing backup problems.
__________________
r4 para ds

  #6  
Old 04-11-2009, 04:51 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
At least the iPhone "does exactly what it says on the tin". Does the N97?

No. Not in my experience,and does not come ANYWHERE near close to doing so. For goodness sake, it cannot even handle phone calls without freezing up. Does the iPhone do that?

Anyone heard of iPhone 3GS users who were SO disappointed that they reverted to using the iPhone 3G?

And just out of curiousity here - anyone know when Apple release phone software udate, whether it is global - or do some select people get it way ahead of others - even on unbranded phones?
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1

  #7  
Old 04-11-2009, 04:58 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
At least the iPhone " does exactly what it says on the tin". Does the N97?

No, not in my experience, it does not come ANYWHERE near close to doing so.It should go back in the tin, and returned to Nokia.For goodness sake, it cannot even handle phone calls properly with out freezing up and having to re-boot. Anyone ever heard of an iPhone 3GS user being so disappointed with their new phone, that they reverted back to a 3G model or even a original iPhone?

And out of sheer curiosity here, cos I really do not know the answer, when Apple release a software update for the iPhone Ė does it only go to a few select people at a time, or is it released globally?
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1
Ads

  #8  
Old 04-11-2009, 05:04 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ammar_Dento View Post
iPhone=Just marketing hype.

I should stuck to what Apple let me do.
If it was just marketing hype - how come it's the best selling phone?

As the saying goes " You can fool some of the people some of the time, and you fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".

The N97 has had so much "marketing hype" here in Saudi, wall to wall coverage, but no-one is buying it. You know why don't you? - because it's rubbish.

It's Nokia who have been weighed, measured and found wanting, not Apple.
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1

  #9  
Old 04-11-2009, 08:23 AM
BanziBarn's Avatar
BanziBarn BanziBarn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 591
BanziBarn is on a distinguished road
The reasons I didn't buy the Iphone are:

-No Flash
-3.2 MP camera
-No ability to use your own headphones and have a remote conrtol (AFAIK)
-Sync with Outlook only through Itunes (ASAIK)
-No Radio
-The Fact that you HAVE to use Itunes to sync music, and that Itunes doesn't support WMA.
-Only available on contract
-Doesn't multi task

I still really wanted one though, but my head came before my heart. Haven't really regretted it, but the N97 really has been a right royal pain in the rear. Here's for a better V20!
__________________
N97 gone....Replaced with HTC Desire. Happy

  #10  
Old 04-11-2009, 08:36 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
But at least you know what you get with an iPhone ,and that is my point. With the n97, no-one has got a gnikcuf clue til you get it out of the box and try to make it work Ė hopefully by smashing it into the face of a Nokia rep. Grrr.

Out here in Saudi, 99% of the phones you buy in phone shops are unlocked, including the iPhone. What was the point of me buying an unlocked unbranded N97 Ė oh yeah, so I could leave it in the draw at home and carry on using my N95Ö.

Basically, I feel like Iíve been duped and conned with the N97 and itís a nightmare trying to get any sense out of Nokia at all. The communication Iíve had with their Customer Care Centre, is laughable. Really is laugh out loud stuff, beyond despair, itís well and truly comical.
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1

  #11  
Old 04-11-2009, 08:44 AM
stringent stringent is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 103
stringent is on a distinguished road
iPhones have become too common place now. Most people have them. Its just not a novelty factor any more. Be proud to be different.

  #12  
Old 04-11-2009, 09:01 AM
Zyyb's Avatar
Zyyb Zyyb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 191
Zyyb is on a distinguished road
Notty, you really need to stop bashing the phone on account "it can't handle phone calls", this is obviously your problem with your phone, i've been using the phone heavily for 4 months (about 2000 minutes) and it hasn't hung on a phone call yet, call quality is actually quite good, better then the iPhone i've found.

I'm not saying you don't have problems, but if anyone bought a phone that doesnt handle calls, they should and would return it for one that did.

Lets not forget that when Apple released their latest iPhone software it had a major bug in it too, they had to release a fix about a week after..

  #13  
Old 04-11-2009, 09:30 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zyyb View Post
Notty, you really need to stop bashing the phone on account "it can't handle phone calls", this is obviously your problem with your phone, i've been using the phone heavily for 4 months (about 2000 minutes) and it hasn't hung on a phone call yet, call quality is actually quite good, better then the iPhone i've found.

I'm not saying you don't have problems, but if anyone bought a phone that doesnt handle calls, they should and would return it for one that did.

Lets not forget that when Apple released their latest iPhone software it had a major bug in it too, they had to release a fix about a week after..
Zyb,

I disagree. I think if I spend over 500gbp on a phone that cannot handle phone calls, then I have every right to bash it, and will do so at every opportunity. You know if blew a few grand on car that didn't drive, wouldn't you criticise it when there is seemingly no fix??It's such a frustrating experience, you just have no idea.

No support from Nokia, no support from their Customer Care section, no support from the retailer.

Am I just supposed to accept this quietly? Oh well, its only 500quid, it doesn't matter? Oh well, everyone has got v20, so that makes it ok?

Now I'm getting told to stop bashing the phone on this forum?

Well, glad you're happy with yours, we are not all as lucky as you. Looks like I will have to find another forum to vent my spleen.

Thank you.
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1

  #14  
Old 04-11-2009, 09:30 AM
spirit44 spirit44 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 181
spirit44 is on a distinguished road
i honestly and openly thought about getting an IPhone before the N97, but thank god i didn't.

Despite all the problems i've had with the N97, i would be far more frustrated with an iPhone. And as for the 'its does everything it says on the tin', my mate has returned 2 3GSs because of problems making phone calls.....

there are probably better phones than the n97 out there, 3GS is not one of them. Its a slick, fashionable toy, not a serious smartphone.

  #15  
Old 04-11-2009, 09:31 AM
nottmbantam's Avatar
nottmbantam nottmbantam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 688
nottmbantam is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zyyb View Post
Notty, you really need to stop bashing the phone on account "it can't handle phone calls", this is obviously your problem with your phone, i've been using the phone heavily for 4 months (about 2000 minutes) and it hasn't hung on a phone call yet, call quality is actually quite good, better then the iPhone i've found.

I'm not saying you don't have problems, but if anyone bought a phone that doesnt handle calls, they should and would return it for one that did.

Lets not forget that when Apple released their latest iPhone software it had a major bug in it too, they had to release a fix about a week after..
Zyb,

I disagree. I think if I spend over 500gbp on a phone that cannot handle phone calls, then I have every right to bash it, and will do so at every opportunity. You know if you blew a few grand on car that didn't drive, wouldn't you criticise it when there is seemingly no fix??It's such a frustrating experience, you just have no idea.

No support from Nokia, no support from their Customer Care section, no support from the retailer.

Am I just supposed to accept this quietly? Oh well, its only 500quid, it doesn't matter? Oh well, everyone has got v20, so that makes it ok?

Now I'm getting told to stop bashing the phone on this forum?

Well, glad you're happy with yours, we are not all as lucky as you. Looks like I will have to find another forum to vent my spleen.

Thank you.
__________________
Silver E72
FW: 052.005
31.10/2010
RM-530
E72-1
 

Bookmarks

Tags
iphone, n97, reasons, superior

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
N97 v10 firmware by product code ironass Nokia Nseries S60 5.0 phones (Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini) 1 19-10-2011 04:31 PM
Can't update language, changing language code, but NSU say have latest software salthepal82 Nokia Nseries S60 5.0 phones (Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini) 13 21-03-2010 06:27 AM
List of N97 Product Codes lovesign Nokia Nseries S60 5.0 phones (Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini) 6 28-10-2009 06:35 PM
N97 v12 firmware by product code ironass Nokia Nseries S60 5.0 phones (Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini) 1 05-10-2009 03:21 PM
N97 v11 firmware by product code ironass Nokia Nseries S60 5.0 phones (Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini) 0 05-10-2009 12:00 PM



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:55 AM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Notes || Contact Us || Privacy Policy