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Nokia N79

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews of Nokia N79. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The portability and size are also appreciated, but the sound and reception get critical comments. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, size, portability, performance, design

screen, price, reception, sound

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N79


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nokia N79 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the camera.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N79


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nokia N79 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the durability and camera. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the performance. Many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, portability, battery, camera, durability

price, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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 : Bonnie Cha (

Nokia N79 (unlocked) review: Nokia N79 (unlocked)


Editors' note : Portions of the Features section were taken from our review of the Nokia N96, since both smartphones share a number of similar features.

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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Mobile Gazette (

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.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Sandeep (

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

Jan, 2005

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Nokia N79


Nokia N79 is a candybar phone which features 5 megapixel camera, TFT 16 million colors, WiFi, Bluetooth, Media player, MicroSD expansion slot, GPS and running on Symbian OS with S60 3rd Edition UI.

Stylish design; good response time; excellent camera features; cool covers; fun games

Rice-like keys are difficult to use; loose camera cover; limited memory; file ­synchronisation is troublesome

Its price tag is significantly lower than many of its N-series counterparts and it has almost all the same features, albeit reduced in some areas.

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