HI i am an owner and user of an HTC Desire HD. I want a new phone because mine broke and i do really like android but i like to try something different. Now i am looking at the nokia N9 and the Iphone 4s. Iam not a big fan of apple products and dont like Itunes ether but so and after all i would definitely get a N9 the only problem where i cant decide is that the Iphone has a much better appstore than nokia (ovi Store) So what should i get?
Also is there a way i could get better apps for the n9 or even use the apple apps?
If i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.
there will be plenty of apps for the N9 given some time
How one defines "plenty" depends. There'll never be as many N9 compatible apps, as there are iPhone apps. Given that it is only one device, with no follow-up models, it'll never have as many apps as Android, either. It won't have as many apps as, e.g., the Symbian based Nokia N8 has, is my guess.
N9 all days in the week!
i m a nokia fan, having owned a few nokias in d past. i bought d N9 bcuz of its design eventhough knowing that it has limited support in future. i m still ok with d 'limited support' as one does not use a phone for 10 years but now having all d bugs bother me. Hope d updated software helps n desperately looking forward to its release!
2011-11-20 9:47 - edited 2011-11-20 9:49
No doubt the N9. I just managed an iPhone 4S, lacks features that were available on the Nokia for ages. Essentially, my opinion? iPhone = A camera with a SIM card! Not a phone with a camera.
- No delivery report for text messages
- No additional configuration for text messages (duration etc)
- Not possible to transfer images via Bluetooth
- Additional GSM call forwarding features not available
- No remote locking features by default.
- Apps store requires my credit card even if the app is free!
- Did I mention that Nokia has free [excellent] navigation. Horrible!!!
- The N9 Highly customisable home screen, e.g. calendars, and date/time, etc.
- No access point and grouping definitions!
- Limited apps by default.
- Message type configuration missing.
+ The only thing I need to think about with the N9 is the multiple calendar support for Google - for free.
+ Perhaps Siri
+ The iPhone camera seems to be better.
+ iPhone definitely smaller and slimmer
+ Perhaps easier for the novice user; somebody who is used to Nokia features, will find the phone very limiting.
N9, of course ... The most important for me ...
1) You do not need any programs to move musics and photos from / to your own computer(s) or to / from any Windows computers ... no need for iTunes or any other program, N9 is just a plug and play device - you do what you want (no strange limitations, like in iTunes) ...
2) N9 has much better and brighter display, specially if you use it outside (in a bright light) ... well, N9 has also a bigger display (3,9 vs. 3,5), but a different shape (N9 has16:9 display) ...
About camera, N9 camera hardware is OK, but it seems that N9 camera software is not really ready yet ... I will wait for awhile (let's check again after PR 1.2) ...
About siri, I do not want lissen it at all ("I found 3 restaurants close on you, who paid us about advertising them") ... well, let's see later am I right about it ...
2011-11-20 12:08 - edited 2011-11-20 12:14
If you like downloading tons of apps and games so much then buy iphone4s without thinking too much
but if you don't want lots of apps and games....and if you want to try completely different ui/ux plus beautiful physical uni-body design then go for N9
Some email functions on the N9 are still lacking, I am sure it will be corrected with future updates, but for now, N9 has many weaknesses that the 4S is a more complete phone for me, if I have to pick one.
Whether you should get N9 or iPhone is totally your decision. I switched to 4S, because N9 is unpolished product with many issues which are not well thought, implemented or completed.
This is a very brief overview:
* Display: N9 display is good, but not as good as iPhone;
- N9's swipe is enjoyable (if you have hand big enough for yout thumb to travel to top of the phone. Mine is big but not sufficient to easily handle vertical swipes). iPhone has home button. Both phones allow one hand operation.
- On N9 you can not create folders: so every app that you download, even every webpage that you make favourite will end up on your homescreen. Messy and not comfortable (I have 79 apps/ webpages)
* Applications: No comparison: visit Ovi Store and Apps Store and you will feel yourself frustration of having powerful multitasking phone with a limited apps. Unfortunately, since Nokia does not see future for MeeGo, number of apps will remain limited
* PC Sync issues: iTunes might not be great, but it works and syncs whatever is needed. With N9 you only have limited sync (media files) via Nokia Link and have to be really creative to sync contacts and calendars. Even if you are it does not work perfectly in all cases.
* Office applications: No apps to edit office documents in N9.
* Emails: N9 email was a big frustration:
- you can not copy & paste text;
- if you reply/ forward email you can not make comments in the body of text on which you are replying;
- you cannot copy email addresses
* Front facing camera: There is one in N9 for which Nokia charges you when selling phone. Unfortunately you find out later that there is no chance that you can make video calls.
* Camera: Despite having 8mp Carl Zeiss lens -- photo quality is not that good as it sounds. I guess we still need to thanj Nokia for camera that works. iPhone photos are much better.
* Battery: fine on both phones.
* Receiption: fine on both phones.
* Loudspeaker: N9 is not adequate by any means. iPhone is not the best but much better.
* Internet: Browser on N9 does not reflow text: so you have to scroll to the left and right to read the text, unless you have an eagle eye and can read very small fonts. No such issue on iPhone which perfectly fits pages.
* Siri: It is future. Wonder if Nokia was thinking of anything like this? It makes iPhone steps ahead of its competitors.
* Swype keyboard: Very good (not excellent, since with a "swipe phone" it is difficult to swipe away "swipe keyboard" in order to select another keyboard). Unfortunately this is not unique to Nokia.
I will write more as soon as I discover new issues
yes, I can agree that Meego is still unmatured - it is just on the beginning now ...
... but do you really think iPhone 4S display (IPS LCD) is better as N9 display (Clearblack Amoled with anti-glare polariser and higher brightness, even a sensor limited) ???
... it seems that a lot of apps are coming, not remaining limited ... a lot of great apps on the developing state (yes, if you want high number of apps, then choice will be iPhone)
... folders and copy and paste will be in PR 1.2 as well as some other improvements (if you can not wait, then it is clear as iPhone is more ready)
... if copy and paste is important just now, did you ever try Xclip: http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=5200
... I doubt about Siri, just make me think ads of Google ... I am not missing it at all ...
* My impression is 4s display is better;
* apps -- let' see;
* folders and copy & paste. It was so natural to expect these features in first version (I wonder how could Nokia overlook this?). I don't want to instal app that I need to run each time when I have to copy&paste
* Try Siri, its fantastic
About displays, we have different opinions ... Did you compare displays in a bright light, like in outside - you should ... by the way, Nokia 701 has a great IPS LCD display, it is very bright one ...
Siri (as apps) and voice commands has been there for long - what makes Siri so great now ?
IPS LCD vs. Amoled:
and some details here too:
Anyway, it is nice to talk about the such details ... to have different ideas ...