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Nokia N78

alaTest has collected and analyzed 392 reviews of Nokia N78. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and GPS navigation are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

size, design, performance, GPS navigation, camera

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N78 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N78

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nokia N78 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N78 Smartphone - Genuine UK Sim-Free Unlocked Mobile PhoneNokia N78 Smartphone - Genuine UK Sim-Free Unlocked Mobile Phone

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N78 review: Bitter sweet

 

Love it or leave it won't do here, we're afraid. Love it or hate it is more like it. There's so much to get excited about with Nokia N78. The excellent display and capable camera, topped with Navi wheel, FM transmitter, GPS and Wi-Fi sure round off a...

2.4" 16M-color display of QVGA resolution ; 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash ; S60 UI with Feature Pack 2 ; FM transmitter ; Navi wheel ; 3G with HSDPA ; microSD card slot, 2GB card in the retail package ; GPS receiver and 3 months of...

Keypad or whatever they call it ; Shaky battery cover ; Not our kind of design ; Call, End and C key placement ; FM transmitter has weak signal

A nice - even if somewhat humble - alternative of Nokia N78 is Samsung i550w. Carrying a very similar feature-pack, it trades the FM transmitter and the Navi wheel for a trackball and a larger 2.6" screen. The best part about the Samsung is that it...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Nokia N78

 

The unlocked Nokia N78's svelte design and assisted GPS separate it from a crowded field of smartphone competitors.

Lightweight. Clear voice quality. Supports Wi-Fi, HSDPA, and GPS. Full-featured (and great-sounding) music player.

Cramped numeric keypad. Camera performance lags behind Nokia's N82 and N95. Some built-in apps could use an overhaul. Quiet speakerphone.

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Nokia N78 (unlocked) review: Nokia N78 (unlocked)

 

First introduced at GSMA 2008 , the Nokia N78 is finally making its way to the States. Like the other N series models , the N78 has a heavy focus on multimedia, boasting a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the ability to record video at VGA...

The Nokia N78 features a 3.2-megapixel camera and integrated GPS for navigation and geotagging capabilities. The smartphone also offers U.S. 3G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The N78 didn't have the best call quality, nor did it produce great pictures. It's also expensive.

As with all Nokia N series smartphones, the Nokia N78 impresses with its high-end features, especially the new geotagging tool, but we were slightly disappointed by the spotty call quality.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia N78

 

The Nokia N78 is a fun phone to use, and despite some annoyances it's likely to find fans in those looking for a feature-filled Apple alternative.

Stylish and fun, Compact, Feature-rich including GPS and FM transmitter, 3.5mm audio jack

Small keypad, Difficult to connect to WiFi, GPS has hidden charges

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia N78 Review

 

Nokia's Nseries lineup is well known for its high-end devices, but also for its expensive prices. Regardless, the company still has its fans, who took it right on top in the handset sales charts. However, not all that's expensive is also good, and...

The strong points of the smartphone are surely the HSDPA connectivity and excellent screen that offers a smooth multimedia experience. I will also mention here the 3.2 Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, good GSM signal reception, FM transmitter, 3.5mm standard...

The hard-to-use keypad and slow operating system don’t go too well with the Nseries logo. The resemblance with the N81 device hasn't done any good to N78; on the contrary. Perhaps a much better solution for those looking for a cheap Nseries device...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ritu (fonearena.com)

Nokia N78 Video Review

 

FoneArena's video review of the N78.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (reviewed.com)

Nokia N78 Cell Phone Review

 

The Nokia N78 is a multimedia-focused quad-band GSM smartphone with 3G capability that should work on GSM networks around the world.  The N78 has a candy bar form factor with a 2.4-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a GPS receiver, and more. It's a...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (washingtonpost.com)

Nokia N78

 

The Nokia N78 is a multimedia-focused quad-band GSM smartphone with 3G capability that should work on GSM networks around the world. The N78 has a candy bar form factor with a 2.4-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a GPS receiver, and more. It's a...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (smartdevicecentral.com)

Nokia N78

 

The unlocked Nokia N78's svelte design and assisted GPS separate it from a crowded field of smartphone competitors.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (wirelessinfo.com)

Nokia N78 Cell Phone Review - Manufacturer - Reviews - WirelessInfo.com - Cell Phone Reviews and Wireless Plan Ratings

 

The Nokia N78 packs much of the positive of its predecessor, the N73, into a smaller and arguably more stylish package. The addition of GPS and support for AT&T's 3G data network will get many excited about this handset. Sitting in the middle of...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):320
Talk time (2G):4.3

Call Management

Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:20
Front Camera:Y
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:2.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 32768 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Speakers:Stereo

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:WCDMA

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS

Storage

Internal memory:70

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.594
Height:4.45
Weight:3.59
Width:1.93
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