Nokia 500 Nokia N97

Nokia 500 vs Nokia N97

Nokia 500

Reasons to consider the 500

3.5G, symbian-os
Touchscreen type More touch sensitive screen Capacitive vs Resistive Capacitive screens are much more sensitive to the touch of your fingers
Multi-touch Suports multi-touch Yes vs No Use intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Processor Faster processor Arm Arm11, 1000 MHz vs Arm Arm11, 434 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 2.5x faster)
Weight Lighter 93 g vs 150 g Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 14 mm vs 16 mm More than 10% thinner
Size Smaller 54×111×14 mm vs 55×117×16 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 228 PPI vs 208 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Standby time Slightly more standby time 21 days vs 17.9 days Around 20% more standby time, less frequent charging
Bluetooth Slightly newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 2.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Nokia N97

Reasons to consider the N97

3.5G, Nokia Symbian OS 9.4
FM Transmitter Includes an FM transmitter Yes vs No Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same
Internal storage Much more internal storage 32 GB vs 1.953 GB Around 16.5x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.5"" vs 3.2"" Around 20% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
Nokia Ovi Store
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Wifi Slower wifi than average
802.11g (54 mbps)
Movie format Standard resolution video
500480p @ 15fps
N97480p @ 30fps


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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