Nokia N8 vs Nokia N97

Nokia N8 vs Nokia N97

At this moment in time, it’s probably fair to say that the Nokia N8 is the most anticipated Nokia handset of 2010 and it’s not hard to see why. It’s the next generation of an ‘iPhone killer’, so we thought it would be a good idea to compare Nokia’s best-to-date smartphone, the Nokia N8 against the Nokia N97, which is of course Nokia’s most popular handset.

The Nokia N97, whilst being a gracious piece of technology, it also has many short comings such as its measly offering of 128mb internal memory (compared to the Nokia N8′s 256mb) and it’s now dated 5.0 mega-pixel camera.


The Nokia N97 is created from undependable plastic that is of quality that could be compared to lego bricks when comparing against the Nokia N8, which is made from anodised aluminium – meaning when you’re on a night out with friends, possibly having a few drinks, you can be slightly happier in the knowledge that your phone is made from quality and less susceptible to being damaged.

When comparing camera’s, the Nokia N8 is the obvious winner here with it’s 12 mega-pixel camera with the awesome Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. The N97 also has Carl Zeiss optics and auto-focus, but the reality is the camera was never really good enough to be able to compete in the ever-changing market for any longer than a year.

In terms of operating systems, the new Symbian^3 operating system is widely predicted to give Symbian a lift in the market despite a few early negative reviews from bloggers across the World. In reality, only time will tell how the fortunes of Symbian, in particular Symbian^3, will pan out.

It’s easy to see that the undeniably superior technology used with the Nokia N8 far beats its predecessor, the Nokia N97 in almost every aspect. Those who were planning on getting a Nokia N97 over a year after it was released, may think twice about the Nokia N8 before doing so.