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Nokia N79

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and GPS navigation. The design and camera also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the apps, while some have doubts about the features.

usability, camera, design, GPS navigation, portability

features

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N79

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, size, GPS navigation, design

features, reliability, responsiveness, camera, build quality

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 )

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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.

usability, camera, portability, design, build quality

features

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)

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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...

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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...

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Nokia N79

 

Nokia's most compact N-Series phone to date, the Nokia N79 packs in many high-end features such as GPS, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi and 3.5G data support.

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Review: Nokia N79 Mobile Phone

 

We saw the Nokia N79 Mobile Phone way back in August 2008, when it was announced by Nokia. The phone got the FCC approval in October and was finally launched into the world markets

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