Has the real competition began now….? “No” is the answer in this case.You can’t compare this phone with the iPhone 3G.This is a totally different phone with highly capable multimedia features.None of these two i.e. Nokia N97 and the iPhone 3G will affect each-others market.iPhone 3G is more usable and its user-base will be more than that of the Nokia N97.The iPhone UI is superb and anyone , young or old , can pick it and use easily.The N97 has the great user friendly Symbian OS(the latest Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5) but touchscreen symbian requires more tuning.


Nokia N97

Apple iPhone 3G

Market Status New Model
1 year old
technology HSDPA
WCDMA 900 / 1900 /2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Dimension(mm) 117.2×55.3×16-28.25 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3
Item Weight 150 133
Screen size 3.5 inch, 640 x 360, widescreen 16:9 touch display 3.5 inches multi-touch, 320 x 480 pixels (Touchscreen)
Screen Color TFT 16 million colors TFT 16 million colors
Line of Text
Menu Type
Design Type Blok Candybar
Navigation key
Soft Key
Other keys
Keypad Lighting
Antenna Internal Internal
Internal Memory 32GB 8/16 GB
Memory Expansion MicroSD, Up to 16GB No
Battery Type Li-Ion 1500 mAh (BL-4L) Standard battery, Li-Ion
Talk Time(minutes) Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM) Up to 600 minutes
Standby Time(hours) Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM) Up to 300 hours

polyphonic 64-chord polyphonics Yes
MP3 Yes Yes
FMRadio Yes No
Video Support MPEG4, 3GP, H.264, WMV, RealVideo 7,8,9/10
TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
.m4v, .mp4, and .mov
Voice Support Command, Dial, Recording, Speaker Voice memo, voice recording, Speaker Phone
Audio Support MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
3.5 mm audio jack
3.5 mm headset jack, AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Games World-class game titles with N-Gage

Bluetooth Yes, 2.0 Yes, v 2.0 + EDR
Infrared (IrDA) No No
USB port Yes Yes
EDGE Class 32, 296 / 177.6 kbits Yes
Support 3G Yes Yes
Data Types/GPRS Class 32 Yes
WIFI 802.11b/g with UPnP support Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Data cable micro USB (Hi-Speed USB 2.0)

SMS Yes Yes
MMS Yes Yes
Email Yes Yes, IMAP/POP3/SMTP
Instant Messaging Yes

Java(J2ME) Yes No
WAP Yes Ver 2.0 No Info
Platform/OS Symbian v9.4 Mac X
Browser XHTML / HTML (OSS Browser) HTML (Safari)
Predictive Text
Speech Coddecs
PIM Application Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, Stopwatch, To do list, Google Maps, YouTube, Weather, Stocks, Microsoft Word/Excel and Adobe PDF readers
OtherApplication A-GPS, Document viewer (word, excel, ppt), PDF viewer, Flash Lite 3.0, Nokia Maps 2.0 Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS function, Google Maps, Widgets support, iPod audio/video player, Photo browser/editor

Themes Yes
Caller ID Photo Caller ID Photo caller ID
Profile ID Yes

Camera Features

Lens Type CMOS, Carl ZeissTessar CMOS
Mega pixel 5.0 2.0
Max. Resolution 2584 x 1938 pixels (Secondary VGA Camera) 1600×1200 pixels
Digital Zoom
Flash Yes No
Night Mode Yes
Extra Features Auto-focus
video Yes, 30 fps Yes, video record/playback, up to 1.5 Mbps, up to 640×480, 30fps
Photo Format
Video Format 640 x 480 H.264, MPEG-4 fortmats supported;