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Nokia N79

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 reviews of Nokia N79. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the sound and reception.

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price, screen, 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 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 6 user reviews of Nokia N79 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera.

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

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N79

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 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. People really like the durability and camera. The battery and portability also get good views. Comments are divided on the performance. There are some negative views about the reliability and price.

usability, portability, battery, camera, durability

price, reliability

100% 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 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

Nokia N79 review

 

Nokia impresses with a slick and stylish mobile phone

5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens ; 16m colour screen ; A-GPS with Nokia Maps, 4GB microSD card with maps and tunes ; FM radio transmitter ; 'smart' covers ; Wi-Fi ; HSDPA connectivity ; Good quality music player ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; S60...

Awkward keypad ; Small internal memory

Smaller slicker and better featured upgrade to the N78, with swappable covers too

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Rachel Day (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N79 - Pocket-lint

 

A fully featured mobile in all aspects

Cheap build quality with quirky keys

One quirky feature now popping up on most Nokia handsets is the slide keypad lock switch. Although in theory this seems like a good idea because you can choose when to lock the device, it’s something that’s easily forgotten. In fact, it’s so...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N79

 

Nokia's N79 looks good if you prefer a conventional handset that doesn't skimp on features.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Nokia N79 Review

 

The Nokia N79 is a feature-packed phone with an old school twist -- exchangeable covers. The N79 is available for free from £25 per month.What we likeTaking exchangeable covers a step further, the N79…

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Nokia N79

 

The Nokia N79 is of a solid bar shape design that comes available in a choice of different coloured options. This mobile is packed of superb features and functions that will cater for most users. There is a fantastic 5 mega-pixel camera feature on the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: By Nicole Kobie (knowyourcell.com)

Nokia N79 review

 

We review the Nokia N79 – a great party phone for social types from the Nseries multimedia lineup

Awesome camera ; Good looking ; Decent price ; User-friendly features

Difficult navigation ; No Qwerty keyboard

The Nokia N79 is certainly a handset for socialties. It may not feature all the hottest features, but it certainly does well

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Nokia - N79

 

The N series from Nokia includes a number of very high end, all singing, all dancing phones. The N79 is a little more sedate than that, with a solid set of specifications which don't quite approach ...

There is a lot packed into the N79 and it is encased in a neat and tidy phone that is easy to carry around. If you don't want the latest touchscreen technology, then the N79 has a lot to offer.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte Review

 

Overall I feel that my conclusion would be very different if at this point I could tell you that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte comes with all the features and functions listed in the review and cost only £250 however I can't and for that reason you may be...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Nokia N79 Active

 

A-GPS tracking and a new version of the Nokia Sports Tracker application - available simultaneously with first shipments of the device - spur you to record and publish your favourite routes and fitness data online.

The included app. And accessories make this the ideal active device, enhanced by its connectivity options.

The AGPS has some trouble connecting and the Sports Tracker app crashes on occasion.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (reghardware.co.uk)

Nokia N79 smartphone

 

Nokia's smallest N-series phone yet packs in 5Mp camera, A-GPS, N-Gage gaming and an FM transmitter.

The N79 seems to have followed the N78 with almost indecent haste, which is sure to irritate some, but the advantages are obvious - 5 megapixel camera, increased memory and battery life, plus N-Gage games. It's well worth getting, but if you take the...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:5.9
Standby time (2G):372
Talk time (2G):5.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2584 x 1938 / 2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:20
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 2592 x 1944
Second Camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 32768 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navi wheel: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Closed user group support: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:50

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, wcdma / EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / WCDMA
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Bundled software:- Adobe Reader\n- Zip Manager\n- Nokia Maps\n- Nokia N-Gage\n- Nokia Photos\n- Nokia Download!\n- Nokia Mobile search
Interface:Bluetooth 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating Frequency:2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Video capability: Yes

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes

Phone features

Any key answer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-6F
Browsing time:5.9
Standby time (2G):396
Talk time (2G):5.5

Storage

Internal Memory:50

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:15
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.5
Height :10.9 / 11 / 4.9
Weight:97
Width:11 / 4.9