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Nokia - N79 (seal grey)

2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) More about this product

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Technical Details

  • Intuitive design to suit your look. Three cool colour combinations magically match your cover and your theme. Move and your screen moves with you.
  • Explore your world and share your discoveries. Capture your life and location through the 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens and A-GPS.
  • The latest news, views, and gossip. Fast connections to your online neighbourhood - friends, feeds, and favourites.
  • Browse, stream, and download millions of songs at the Nokia Music Store. Keep your music always with you on your 4GB microSD card.

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
  • ASIN: B001KA3ZCE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,237 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colourful and powerful. The Nokia N79 intuitively matches the colour 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 neighbourhood, with fast connections to your friends, feeds, and favourites. 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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought my Nokia n79 2 months ago, as it fit the bill (and most importantly: my wallet) for a do-it-all 5 megapixel candybar cameraphone after getting tired of my previous love-of-my-life: the bricky smudge magnet that is Sony Ericsson K850i.

I must say that overall, I'm quite impressed with this nifty little gadget.

Physically, it fits just snuggly into my palm, and it is neither bulky nor heavy. The colourful interchangable covers are appealing aesthetically, and I think the theme changing according to the covers worn is kinda cool (although it is plasticky - hence, make sure you buy a decent phone casing/pouch!)

From my point-of-view, here are the pros:

1) Standard 3.5mm headphone jack located on top of the phone (yes, Sony E, 3.5mm, not proprietary!)
2) Bundled with a 4Gb microSD memory card (big enough for my current favourite songs)
3) Feature packed - you name it, it has it ... well most of it at least. 3G? HSDPA? Wi-Fi? Bluetooth? GPS? Document viewer? Easy peasy
4) The 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens camera generally takes good pictures (when in good lighting) and starting the camera is as easy as a flick of the lens cover.
5) VGA video recording at 30fps is also great (try YouTube-ing "n79 video samples" to see it for yourself)
6) FM Transmitter is relatively good for transmitting my music to the car radio, albeit not always stable (think it has to be pointed towards the antenna or something) Plus it works well to show off to your friends as I did :o)
7) S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2: Gotta love the many easily downloadable freewares; the standby mode shortcuts for quick app launching (ie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nokia N79 23 Aug 2009
Although initially this phone packed a few high-end features, it soon became a chore to use on a day to day basis. Once you can live without the music player and FM transmitter (both great features) the routine of making and receiving calls is somewhat spoiled by the phones tendency to freeze and rather sluggish user interface when working correctly. This is probably highlighted by Nokia's hastily issued firmware updates (3 and counting) to try to get some form of stability. Size and handling of the phone is good, but the keypad is too small and fiddly for normal size fingers. Camera performance is average. GPS performance isn't really any good for driving, it's too slow. Internet access and browser is good. Wi-fi is good. Battery life is below average. In summary, Nokia's attempt to make a solid all-rounder has fallen some way short of their expectations and a lot short of it's end users. I'd give it 6/10.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry.... VERY poor phone. 23 Oct 2009
By Roymatt
I had the N95 and bought this awful object mistakenly thinking it was better.
Terribly, tiny fiddly keys, awful menu system that you have to go through to find anything, irritating landscape/portrait tilting every time you even move the phone, virtually impossible texting with flat miniature keys, Computer software that just DOES NOT WORK, meaning you can't get your photo's off the 'phone, rendering the camera utterly pointless, and an irritating habit of trying to connect itself to the web at completely random times, even when the keypad is locked, and the 'phone is laying on the table!
I wish I had never bought it.
A very, very poor 'phone.
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