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Nokia N79

Nokia N79
alaScore 84

418 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 418 reviews of Nokia N79. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and design. The size and usability also get good comments.

features, usability, size, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N79 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia N79


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nokia N79 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the GPS navigation and speed. The portability and size are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the sound and durability, and the screen and features get mixed opinions.

usability, size, portability, speed, GPS navigation

reliability, durability, sound

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia - N79 (seal grey)Nokia N79 ... Unlocked ... T-Mobile ... 4GB Memory Card ( P Black )Nokia N79 ... Unlocked ... T-Mobile ... 4GB Memory Card ( P Black )

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia N79


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Nokia N79 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size.

features, usability, portability, reliability, design

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N79 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)Nokia N79 5MP Camera Wifi GSP 4GB Memory Unlocked Quad Band Phone (C. White)

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Nokia N79


The Nokia N-Series range of handsets are essentially multimedia devices that are designed for that specific purpose with of course as much of anything else tossed in. The N79 is quite well equipped with plenty of media and other features but here's how...

The Nokia N79 is a great looking handset that manages to accomplish most of its designated tasks quite easily with just a few quirks. The camera and battery and its multimedia functionality as a whole are real assets in the handset's arsenal. Priced at...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Nokia N79


The Nokia N79 delivers extensive features, performs well and comes with intelligent covers that add something different to the N-Series. Our only real complaint is the slightly flat keypad, but overall we enjoyed using the N79.

Exchangeable, intelligent covers, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, GPS

Keypad could be more defined

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Nokia N79 (unlocked)


The Nokia N79 might get overshadowed by some of its flashier N series siblings like the Nokia N96 but it should not be ignored. Admittedly, there are some minor design flaws, but the pros outweigh the cons on this handset. Like the rest of the N...

The Nokia N79 offers a slim and attractive design and packs in a load of multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera that takes excellent photos. The Symbian smartphone also features integrated Wi-Fi, U.S. 3G support, Bluetooth, and GPS

The N79's navigation controls and dialpad are a little cramped, and call quality was a bit mixed

The Nokia N79 might not be the star of the N series devices, but it still shines as a great multimedia smartphone with plenty of features and fast performance.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia N79 review: Swiss Army knife


Nseries keep on throwing heavy-spec'd phones at us and there's no question they're hitting their best form in quite a while. About time we got less of a curve ball lookswise, Nokia N79 embodies a new approach to Nseries styling...

2.4" 16M-color LCD TFT display of QVGA resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and AF assist light ; VGA video recording at 30fps ; Symbian OS 9.3 with S60 3.2 UI ; ARM 11 369 MHz CPU ; 3G with HSDPA support ; Quad-band GSM...

No smart dialing ; Doesn't charge off USB ; No office document editing out of the box ; Not the best camera performance ; Zooming in on a photo takes ages ; No dedicated 3D graphics accelerator ; The GPS performance is not the best among Nseries

Nokia N79 is certainly one of the best equipped bars on the market. In fact there is very little (and certainly not too important) features that the phone lacks. The best part is it excuses itself from the company of most recent Nseries devices and...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia N85 and Nokia N79 preview: First look


This week has been marked by the announcement of two highly interesting N-series devices, which offer excellent feature packages. The Nokia N85 and the Nokia N79 feature quad-band GSM support...

A multimedia device to the bone, the Nokia N85 packs dedicated multimedia keys, accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, TV-out, stereo FM radio with RDS and a FM transmitter. It will even ship with a 8GB microSD...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Nokia N79 Review


The Nokia N79 is another featured packed device in Nokia's N-Range branded handsets. At a glace physically, there won't appear to be much difference between this device to say the Nokia N78 or even the older N73. However, when you examine the N79 more...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky Cadden (

Review: Nokia N79 S60 smartphone review


The Nokia N79 is one of the latest Nokia S60 smartphones to hit the market. It features high-speed HSDPA 3G connectivity, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, and Xpress-On changeable covers. Learn more in our in-depth review, which includes hands-on video.

I saw in your video review that you have the new S60v3 new touch icons like those on the e75. HOw did you change the n79's icons?

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

Nokia N79 Active


The Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt communicates with the N79 wirelessly, which should make it easy to use. The N79 Active itself uses the inbuilt GPS receiver to record your training route, geotag any photos you take and the whole lot can be...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: MobilesTopic (

Nokia N79 Review


Nokia Maps 2.0 is also on board to make use of the built-in GPS receiver and there is a 4GB microSD card included in the sales package rather than having built in Mass Storage.Nokia N79 should be available September 2008.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Dennis Hissink (

Nokia N79


Nokia unveiled the Nokia N79 mobile phone, the latest addition to the Nokia Nseries range that combines intelligent and customizable design with a fully-loaded multimedia computer. Behind its sleek exterior, the Nokia N79 cell phone is a technology...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Colorful and powerful. The Nokia N79 intuitively matches the color of your screen with three smart cover combinations, and orientates the screen to match your point of view. Keep your music close to hand with a 4GB microSD card and 24 hours+ playback. Live in your online neighborhood, with fast connections to your friends, feeds, and favorites. Capture faces and places with the Carl Zeiss 5-megapixel autofocus camera and geotagging. Find and share your passions and map your discoveries with A-GPS and Nokia maps.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):406hours
Talk Time (PB):330minutes




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.3 / Series 60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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