This is the second touch smartphone companies, N97 - the mobile computer. It is difficult not to notice features of 5800 - virtually the same size, same touch screen (though a little more diagonally, 3.5 inches), but wrongly perceived N97 just as 5800 with the QWERTY keyboard and advanced features, a sense of the use of these devices different . Flagman only slightly more than 5800, it also rests comfortably in the hand, pleasant material shell, but the metal in the unit are not available. The body is made entirely of plastic, glossy surface, matte back cover, metal (under the bed covers all the same plastic) bezel screen. And if 5800 is precisely its value, the flagship of the line, the most expensive devices waiting original design, some unusual materials. It is a pity they do not exist in the N97. On the other hand the quality of assembly and plastic is very good, even the perfect true, there is a monolithic machine, despite the presence of moving parts.
The primary color for the N97 - is dark brown and white version looks interesting and fresh, but in Russia it is too great attachment to the dark color. A sale of the original niche, expensive devaysa with the QWERTY-keyboard, so even in white color will be thousands, even tens not. Nevertheless, the two colors will be launched at the same time, the situation with a white Nokia E71, which appeared a few months later
Screen Nokia N97 has the same permission as the 5800 XpressMusic, but little more is 3.5 inches diagonal. In 5800, there is one negative point - the high boards at the edges of the screen, which is not so easy to use scroll bars. In the N97 this defect corrected.
One of the main hardware characteristics that distinguishes N97 from 5800, is a Full retractable QWERTY-keyboard, so that users in addition to the three ways of entering text (handwriting recognition, virtual keyboard, standard keyboard) added another, much more comfortable for a long correspondence . True keyboard - not the best in terms of the number of buttons, the layout. Surprising navigation button on the left, with a gap - the right, but not at the center. The logic here is the same as from manufacturers of gaming consoles - Right handed much easier to operate a joystick left hand to the right to remain free for additional, more complex actions. Buttons clear signs affixed to a substrate, the backlight is not too bright, but even its very visible in all conditions. Buttons separated, slightly convex, perfectly pressed, no false clicks.