It's good phone in appreance only. Chrome gets off quickly looks ugly after that
glass breaks sound quality not good keypad has faults fault develop in sound quality.
I rate it 6/10
Nice review below my post. I like the n76 more. It's better in music since it's got a 3.5 mm jack and better audio quality through the headset. Don't care about the mono speaker as we normally play music through the headset. The speaker is just an alternative. Overall, n76 is the better performer (than 5700) since it's got larger screen, more elaborate UI (rotating gallery, search plugin, etc.), and microsdhc support. The only letdown and turn off is its poor construction and materials.
Hi uh.... I am Ellis a former Nokia Xpress music collector I've been collceting the nokia Xpress music first generation for two years (5200,5300 and the 5700) after the 5700 I changed my phone into the N76..... as I got these phone I compared it with the old symbian bro the 5700 Xpress music they are really the same in UI the only differences are the camera interface and the rotating Nseries gallery.
In camera terms they both have a two megapixel with LED flash but
-the n76 has a red eye reduction, a light sensitivity function and other shooting mode
-the 5700 in other terms has a more stunning shot at night compared to the n76 but I'm not saying its the best but it's still satisfactory
In music terms they do have dedicated music keys and up to 2 gig memory card mic SD a five band equalizer
-the n76 has a standard 3.5 mm auio port for your iPod earphones and of course if you hava a JBL why not.....The cover display gives you easy scrolling to your music without flipping your phone but....
-The 5700 has a more agressive speaker (I always used it in the bathroom HEHE),a twisting design that can bring out the dedicated music keys, but in the negative side it only has a 2.5mm audio port too bad...
Okay now for the screen display both fones have a 16.7 million qvga screen yup 16.7 million......
-The n76 adds more personalization with the cover display and its also good use for fashion statement it can be used as a mirror.And a huge bright 2.4 main display for your viewing pleasure.
-The 5700 houses a good 2.2 display its also bright.The 2.2 display really looks big for the 5700.
As foe the keypad they're pretty fighting it out
-The n76 has a very flat keypad it is really hard to get it used to but there time to practice.But in dark environments it lights up pretty well I bought the red one one so the outine of the keypads is Red while the numbers and letters are with light blue or aqua maybe.But I really like the miltimedia button it's pretty cool when you press it.As for the dedicated music keys they are orange when you bought the red one blue for the black one.
-The 5700 has a nice grip while texting but what I really hate is the joystick it's pretty hard to move around they should have used navigation keys rather than skimpy little joystick.But the keypads are great they are very responsive and lights up at white in dark environments even the dedicated music keys lights up in white.
Okay nowfor the looks just like we humans we judge the book by it's cover let's see if the inside really is good than its cover
-the complaints about the n76 is the silver thing.You now the chrome that we used for our cars bling like that.Well I also had a friend with an N76 a black one after a month I noticed it turning white.So maybe it is proven (my n76 was just bought this week) I am still conducting an experiment if it reall is true for now I will still say it's proven.My experiment is I will take care of the phone with a pouch and a piece of cloth.It might take a month or two.But the deisgn of the nokia N76 is for some business people or fashionista,but it does'nt really attract young teens full of music but it really is sexy and stunning like seeing mariah carey or some sexy people you know about,but I don't know about the quality yet so stay tuned.Now for the design it mostly made out of chrome and glass which is kinda luxury style you know what I'm saying but what we really hate is the shape the Mother F###in shape and size first of all its big for a clamshell and why is it so square why not give it a little shape for a cause the keypad is so flat but well it looks great but it's pretty hard to press but it performs pretty well.As for the cover it is a mirror a performer and a view finder.
-The 5700 has a white plastic with a red rubber trimming or a black rubber trimming.Simmilar with the other Nokia Xpress music family.Smart move by Nokia Because it is also used as a grip really effective.It kinda really looks like the old 6600 but really slimmed down and a different keypad arrangement.The downpoint is the dedicated music keys sucks really it's so freaking huge compared to the other keypads and the dedicated camera kay is at the play button and the camera is at the side.but it is targetting young people with love for music.
For now this is the review I can give you but it's your choice n76 or 5700 but they are really both close to each other they have also the same processor and UI kinda looks the same.It's like fat and thin HAHA!!!
Well time for me to go..... bye I hope these wwill help you to buy your next month
This is great phone! Display is nice size.
Im glad i buy this one.But one minus is main buttons.=( But this is best nokia N-Serie phone what i have been used.
Re-linked. For fix. Looks awesome will plan on getting one. small stylish quadband all rounder mid/business.
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i hav had this phone for 5 months.apart from the peeling prob this is a nice phone.however it hangs a lot while using net. I recomend to buy n73 or 81 but never buy this
this model is very bad quality..like a christmas light..on and off...
this phone is an absolute crap the chrome starts peeling wihin a month for sure and the colour starts fading and even the battery dosent last for more than a day.
i have bought this phone recently and its just one word for it............. AWESOME...... this phone just rocks.......
I really liked the phone, but along with the others the chrome starts to peel off. I had the black on and it looked really bad once the half of the front and the side chrome was peeling off.
Other than that it had everything from style to function.
oh yea, occasionally the music player will come on due to the buttons being accidentally pressed while in my pocket.
To those interested in the phone i would rec that you stay away. Unless use the clear plastic case or the nokia pouch that comes with the phone, it should delay the chrome from peeling.
so...i have the phone since 2007 and works perfectly ofc. the crome is getting off but if we consider this is a smartphone, it really rocks, good aspect and performance and it`s not fragille beside the look so i recommand others to buy it !;)
this is a bad ph realy i am cryin after buyin ths 1...colours comes out,silver colour comez out,thn aftr every 1 month front glass gets broken...nvr do mistake to buy ths 1 frenzzzzzz
it is a bad phone..dont buy this..instead this you can buy razr2 v8..i have this also..its just awesome..so good luck..
chrome won't stop peeling..! nokia, do something about this N-series, and very poor pic quality, esp pic taken at night. nice design tho..
the chrome is the biggest problem.. it just peels off easily and youre stuck with a somewhat "new/old" phone. updating the firmware though removes its software flaws like phone hanging..
i'm thinking about buying this phone..but too many complain i received n also i heard the color start to fading easily..compare with sony ericson w910i which one is much better?
Hey guys, i planning 2 buy N76.... I want some suggestions from u...since my dad financed me for my mobile .... does this peeling of chrome is in all phones?? Isn't any cure of it...thanx