Nokia N79 review from Steve Litchfield(All About Symbian) :
"This time it's the Nokia N79, which, like the N96 before it, though full of 'toys', is ultimately not powerful enough when compared to the older N82 and N95 variants. A lack of graphic acceleration and poor video capture are two aspect which Steve felt disappointed with ..."
thats it! people who will buy n79 are just concerned about the looks of the phone! but for me, its looks is a major turn off! the keypad is really gay. i cant stand looking at it. and i really dont see anything good about n79. n82 looks is so much better. its stunning and decent. as for features, n82 has the best camera. n82 is the cheapest handset equipped with an expensive tiomap processor. n79 suffers from producing good videos because of its lack of a 3d graphics accelerator. a 3d graphics accelerator also gives advantage of being able to play psp-graphics like games. n82 is best in media production. n79 is only good, not best, in media consumption. n79 is like a female version of n82. really, i really dont like the looks of n79 at all, the design of keypad is a major turn off for me. its like a keypad from a l'amour series. remember that? thats why i rarely visit this page because i find this phone so uninteresting. n82 is in league with high end phones like n95, n95 8gb, n96, but it costs so much lesser than them. in fact, n82 is a very practical phone since it's literally an n95 in bar form. and in many instances, its even better than its high end counterpart, n95/n95 8gb. now can you say n79 is better than n85 or n96? you are paying 50 dollars more for a slimmer, (in ur opinion not mine) better looks, better sound quality, fm transmitter, fp2.... thats a good thing. but youll be sacrifing a better camera with larger lens and xenon flash, 3d graphics accelerator crucial for imaging, video and gaming, and an advantage of a dual processor. n82 is more practical than n79. in fact, the only hardware that n82 noticeably lacks in comparison to n79 is fm transmitter, while n79 lacks a powerful xenon flash, and a dual processor with 3d accelerator (most felt on video quality).
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2008n82's advantage of having a so much better camera with a very powerful xenon flash, dual proce... moreHa ha ha. I cant believe you. Im sure if n79 could transform a car, you would still flaunt the n82 and its camera, xenon flash, etc. Most people who buy the n82 dont even know it has a dual processor or 3d graphics accelerator (nor do they care). The n79 has features that you can actually see in action. There is no way you can compare a 3d graphics accelerator to a fm transmitter.
Plus the difference in pricing between n79 and n82 isnt huge (less than 50 euros). The music on the n79 is far better than n82. Check the audio quality tests on the review and you shall see it comes close to n96, although its a bit less louder than n96.
And for the record, the n79 camera isnt disappointing at all. GSMArena is the only website to complain about it. Most sites say its good and comparable to 6220c with sample pictures posted for proof. Are they all wrong?
N82 is camera centric while n79 is a general all rounder.
So stop trying to spoil the n79 image (and n82 image in the process).
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Anonymous, 27 Nov 2008n82's advantage of having a so much better camera with a very powerful xenon flash, dual proce... moreI disagree. Sure, for the price now N82 is a real bargain (16200 bahts in Thailand = 344 euros), but no way i will buy this monster size TerminaTor phone. N79 looks far more elegant. And the video light is a must, when filming close up bedroom exercise...
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2008The only thing the n82 has over n79 is the better camera, ti omap processor and 3d graphics ac... moren82's advantage of having a so much better camera with a very powerful xenon flash, dual processor and 3d graphics accelerator is more worth it than n79's fm transmitter, naviwheel, better looks, better keypad, better screen and speakers.. look, n79's advantages over n82 are just so minor. and i wont agree at all that n79 has better looks than n82. n79 looks so feminine even if you put a brown or blue back cover on it. the keypad layout and design alone are too stylish for a man's taste. n82 looks so decent especially the black one. and n82 on latest firmware has so much improved sound quality. n82 has the best sound quality among all non-music phones, those that arent equipped with a dedicated audio chip. about the screen, theres a freeware that can be installed on n82 to brighten its screen, no need to spend a lot of money just to buy a new phone with bright screen. n82 is the only phone among all nseries that is justly priced and so much worth it. everything else is overpriced.
n79 doesnt specialize on anything. it has 5mp camera but image quality is disappointing. it has good sound quality but not the best, n96 and even n81 have better sound quality than this. a smarter choice will be n82 now that its cheaper and has the best camera ever on a phone. while n79 is just a n82 copycat but still under par with n82. get the n82, cheaper but better!
Ryo Jin, 27 Nov 2008- N82 better CPU(TI OMAP 2420 with 3D Graphic Accelerator), N79 only has cheaper single CPU Fr... moreThe only thing the n82 has over n79 is the better camera, ti omap processor and 3d graphics accelerator. Other than that n79 clearly has either the same or better features like fm transmitter, navi-wheel, better looks, better keypad, better screen and speakers, better music quality, newer OS, etc.
Is there a picture where we can see the white and the grey versions together?
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2008does the sound quality of N79 improve over the N78?Yes, it does have better sound quality. But it comes nowhere close to SE standards, sadly enough. :(
The blue back cover comes with the white phone.
The grey has: red, white and brown back colors.
The white has: blue, green and brown back color.
But you might want to check it out, because the options may be different in different countries.
I want to buy N79 which contains Pale Blue back cover. But i don,t know this cover is in which version( i mean in Canvas White or Seal Grey). In my country only Seal Grey is available. So Please somebody confirm me the colour combinations.
koRngear, 26 Nov 2008There are number of posts floods where N82 is tried to get over an N79, I say, come ondudes, b... more- N82 better CPU(TI OMAP 2420 with 3D Graphic Accelerator), N79 only has cheaper single CPU Freescale. N79 also lack 3D Graphic Accelerator. Benchmark test prove it that N82 has better hardware for processing the camera, video decoding, recording and playback. With 3D Graphic Accelerator u can enjoy the 3D or HD Gaming more smoothly.
- N82 camera better with Xenon Flash.
nice phone to have....sometimes hangs like all other nokia phone...GPS is awesome....i guess nice overall one....
ill wait for half year then i'll get dis fone
really like it but out of my price range so i'll wait and see if there's any bugs,flaws,firmware upgrades or defective hardware..
yo fellow n79 users pls update the comments page frequently because we all wanna buy n79...
nokia FTW :D
a question to my fellow owners of n79!
which n-gage game did u like the bet?
(i love dirk and dagger!)
and which game did u guys unlocked?
(i still am waitin for one to unlock!)
ehsan, 26 Nov 2008my friend I Think nokia n79 better is of n82 what is you opinion thanksdont agree with that, Nokia 2110 is way better than both, N82/N79. Check the Nokia 2110 feature. its my first phone until now, dont have any problem with it.
koRngear, 26 Nov 2008There are number of posts floods where N82 is tried to get over an N79, I say, come ondudes, b... moreno it's not that
it's just funny to c the way ehsan posts repeatedly
n79 may b d nex bes thing
i already have d previous bes thing
it's just want to c his reply