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Nokia N79

Nokia N79
alaScore 84

419 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 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. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the screen.

usability, size, portability, design, reliability

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: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N79

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nokia N79 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the GPS navigation and size are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the screen. The design and sound get less positive views.

usability, portability, size, GPS navigation

reliability, durability, sound, design

53% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 )

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N79

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Nokia N79 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The reliability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the screen.

usability, portability, reliability, durability, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

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
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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (gsmarena.com)

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 (gsmarena.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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 (mobileburn.com)

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 (mobilegazette.com)

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: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com.products)

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, fast HSDPA data transfers, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5 megapixel auto...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

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

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

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1200mAh
Standby Time (PB):406hours
Talk Time (PB):330minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

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
Type:Smartphone
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

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:1.9in

Display

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

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:N79
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

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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