Nokia always releases a phone in two or more color variants. The N97 was initially white, but then the black version came in silently. Choosing between this two colors is very difficult, and that is why we bring you a small comparison between the white and black N97.
The first thing we have to say is that the white N97 does not look anything like the official pictures Nokia released from the N97 like the one above. That N97 in the pic is not white, is silver. That is right, don’t guide yourself by the official pictures because neither the black or white official pictures from the N97 reasemble reality. If looking closely, not even the theme on the official picture comes with the white or black N97.
Black vs White:
The white N97 is very different from the black N97, of course not in technical terms but aesthetically speaking they are very different. The white N97 screams for attention while the black N97 passes more ”unnoticed”. There is not much to say since it is personal opinion and in this case pictures say more than words. But even so, we have to say that the black N97 looks slightly better. The white N97 looks more like a toy, and for example the back part of the phone is not even white, is a pearl white and doesn’t match with the front part of the N97.
The keyboard on the white N97 also tends to get dirty, for example, it can turn red if you just ate strawberries or black if you haven’t washed your hands for a while. The backlight on the keyboard also works better on the black N97, the contrast black/white helps a lot while the white/white does not. The difference is very subtle, and not a big deal; but enough talking, below are the comparisonpictures. Which one do you prefer, the white N97 or the black N97?