Well Kelvin, I do agree with what u mentioned, as i tried the phone LIVE and compared it with my n81. Music wise, n81 beats n78 easily, i tried two same songs on each phone with the same headphones, well, if u adjust the volume in n81 to about 70% u will get the same on n78 at 100%, but that does not mean if u put the volume in n81 to 100% u will lose sound quality, no, it will be louder with 100% clear sound. The output through the speakers is also much better in n81.
FM transmitter. Yes, it has a weak signal.
Camera quality in n78 is of course better, as it has 3.2 MP Carl Zeiss lens.
Keypad is not that diffecult to use, i think it's just a matter of time to get used to it (i send a lot of msgs everyday so i got used to it just in the shop when i was trying it :p )
About the interface, the n78 has Symbian 9.3 with Feature Pack 2, which installs the menu animation and stuff, its cool actually :) and the standby now can be changed to Vertical Bar, which makes it possible to add more shortcuts as a Shortcut Menu can be added in that vertical bar. But the good news is that in n81 latest firmware (20.0.056), the menu animation s are added, so u will have the same animation on ur n81 if u upgrade to this firmware, but u won't have the vertical bar.
n o n a m e --> body cant u just squeeze ur nickname? :) it took me a minute to type it ;) no am just kidding... oh yes i know a way how to install unsigned softwares, just post again here and i will provide everybody with the way. actually am tired of typing so i'll do it tomorrow :)
WORTH TO READ.(LIVE EXPERIENCE)
1.the left selection key is really hard to press with the end call key.because of the media key and another important issue is that the glass which cover the lcd(on top of lcd)(above the selection key is fix at higher then the selection key,so once u press the selection key then your finger nail maybe be block by the glass above the lcd.
2.Fm trasmitter really have a weak signal,can listen buggy sounds when placing the phone far from the antenna(but within inside the car)but if u stick with the phone with the antenna then it will be perfectly no buggy sounds(prove to be weak signal).
3.new firmware do improve the quality of the sounds,it will be done through Z rom which mean preinstalled driver of the phone (interior equaliser incase u dont understand).example n73 speaker has a perfect loud and good quality of speaker in recent firmware.(i still remember the my beginning n73 the speaker was just very lousy,low sound and poor quality.
4.Anyway the new firmware release on 15 of july (v12)did not make any improvement on the speaker of the phone,this is due to no people make any complain about the speaker to nokia by sending customer feedback or complain in nokia web.(so dont wait plz do it)
5.Those who still say the have no problem with the speaker then plz try out by comparing the sound with any other n series then u will notice the difference.(big gap man!)
6.the sensivity of the navi key have been decrease in the latest firmware (v12) in order to prevent accidently activate the navi key.
7.The new fp2 interface actually do make the phone become slower in responding. I am referring to menu animation. anyway it can be disable in themes>edit>animation>off.(try it u will feel ur phone become faster.)
8.another main issue on this phone is the wobbly back housing.even the plastic material of this phone is good but the back housing is still wobbly.(u can hear cracky sound when u r typing or maybe pushing the back cover.
9.Display is perfectly outstanding,one of the most outperform in N series.
10.Overall the phone performance is reasonable and acceptable,anyway it is worth to have one( mini compact gadget almost all in one).
11.Be reasonable to make any complain on a phone which is only costing about 350 us dollar.
n o n a m e, 20 Aug 2008yes like he said this phone is the best n series!! so we bought it, stop complaining about it... morego to the application manager option and set software installation to all and online certificate check to off. piece of cake.
yes like he said this phone is the best n series!!
so we bought it, stop complaining about it, i have been using for about 2 weeks...
the keypad is perfect, the right keys are not hard to use at all
the navi wheel is so soft to press on unlike at all n81
about the antenna, it works very well
the radio transmitter works about 2m in range so if u were in a car it will works perfectly!!!
and it never lag unless if ran out of battery
it wont never be viruses , just install the KMS 7.035and let scan and about the liscence just type
AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAA3 and it will give u 30 days EVERYTIME!!!!
and the photos, the album thing is very great!!!
the web is great!!! but does any1 how to open multiply tabs???
the headset sound is just like iPod and better in BASS
i think this is the best!! except for the gaming keys
SO WOULD SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO INSTALL UNSIGNED APPS
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2008I hate the creaky back, and no it doesnt look better than the n81. Not in real life anyway... ... moreI have a Sandisk Micro SD HC 8GB Memory Card in my N78 and it works perfectly and is almost full (800 mb left!). £17 from Play.com
Stefanus, 20 Aug 2008Can someone please explain how new firmware will improve the loudspeaker, because the chipset ... morethe firmware is the software that controls the hardware. early firmware release as that preinstalled on the phone when you buy it is still buggy and not very optimised yet. so, it's possible that upcoming firmware releases can and will improve hardware potentials just like speaker quality, sound quality and image quality.
btw, i like the design of n78. it's more good looking in the actual than in pictures.
nick, 17 Aug 2008very disappointed on this phone,feel regret after bought it. The antenna of this phone is loc... morewhy do u want to use the phone without the back cover...????!@#$
hi, im a guy.. my bestfriend has an n81, he gave it to me.. i love my bestfriend so much he is like a brother to me.. btw, gaming xperience in n81 and n78 are not the same... Software-wise they may be equal... but the gaming keys in n81 does make a difference..
well its looks r ok but performance wise it is a big no no. picture quality is satisfactory and the anteena is placed at a wrong place i m not happy buying it. go for n70 insted.
Would everyone shut up and stop complaining about this phone. We've bought it. We're stuck with it. The keypad's not the best for ppl like me that text a lot. Right soft key and end key are not easy to use. But otherwise the phone has an all round better performance than most nseries. It sports the latest improvements in nseries. Interface is excellent.
Now lets concentrate on how we can help each other improve its use and get the best out of this situation we find ourselves.
In gallery picture folder, is it possible to create subfolders to categorise and store pictures like you have in cheaper symbian nokias like 5700 & 6120? Can anyone answer this?
Can someone please explain how new firmware will improve the loudspeaker, because the chipset and speakers are all hardware and can not be changed. What does the firmware then do with thd hardware?
there is no prob with the loudspeaker, just download the last firmware 12
and turn off the sound widnening and make the volumd at 90% as maximum.
And would some1 plz tell me about how 2 install unsigned apps on n78???????
Are you sure that new Firmware release will resolve N78 Loudspeaker problem?
I have N78 and my Loudspeaker doesn't work at all :-(
i agree with the left selection key and the call end key.Really find it hard to press due to the media key.
And the speaker of this phone is sux. Dont too worry abt the speaker coz once a new firware is released then the problem of the speaker can be resolve.
Fm trasmitter has weak signal.The antenna is stick with the back cover with glue.Easy drop by just scratch it.
This n78s loudspeakers suck. I tested it at the shop, and my 6233 beats it with loudness, quality and bass. Even the n81 does a better job. I would like advise, i love a phone that has good loudspeakers and camera, the n78 and n81 has its strong points and weak points. What phone should i buy that has both, except the n82.
did any1 found how to install unsigned apps on n78
I completely agree. N78 is more good-looking than N82. Internet photos just don't make justice.
did any1 found how 2 unsigned apps on it
help me pls
does include speaker???..cause i read on the nokia sie that thereis no speaker so i was wondering??
I don't know about others being haters but I love the design of this phone. IMHO I think this is much better looking than the N82 cause N82 looks like it's made out of cheap materials. Just my 2 cents.
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