its a hopeless phone till date i eva had so nasty unattractive i jus want to throw away this
I've had the Nokia N78 since Nov of 2008 and I have to say I love the phone to this day. The camera is absolutely perfect for those on the fly moments when you don't have a dedicated camera on hand. The video quality is rather good capturing at higher frame rates then most other phones. The camera is decent and at times useful. Texting becomes easy after the first month and you might even notice an increase in texting speeds over other phones due to the close key placement.
The phone itself is very durable, it has survived some very scary falls but continues to function properly although it has suffered a lot of scuffs and scratches on the edges.
I cannot even tell all of you how much I love the FM transmitter, instead of making a CD from my computer, I just put all my favorite/new songs onto my phone, update the library and off I go in my car enjoying my music. No more digging around the car looking for CD's and no more worrying about running out of writeable CD's either.
A complaint I have is about the camera's flash, there should be a way to keep the flash on for as long as you want, this would be VERY useful for someone that is trying to find there way around in the dark. Oh and the navi wheel is completely useless unless you have some ridiculously large list of objects to scroll through, the navi wheel can cycle you through a large list very quickly if you use it right.
Now for the bad: For the first month or so you may notice that the screen does a good job at avoiding scratches, i took keys to mine and noticed no new scratches but after a while the phone does begin to collect scratches, now mine has tiny ones all over the screen, annoying to look at when the screen is off but you can't notice them when the screen is on.
The top speaker gave out after two months and decides when it wants to work or not.
The tabs that keep the back cover on are VERY fragile so do what ever you can to keep the phone from taking a tumble.
Sometimes the soft keys (call/hang up buttons, clear button, and the two assignable buttons) decide to be unresponsive, to fix this you must press the power button and lock the keypad and then unlock.
Phone becomes extremely slow when you open texts if the inbox is filled with over 1000 texts
And once in a while the phone restarts itself for reasons not yet apparent.
Although these may sound bad they are NOT major problems and shouldn't scare anyone who is considering buying a N78 away. I read a lot of bad reviews for this phone before I purchased it but I am happy and content owner of a N78
this handphone is perfect for evryday use,plus it is complete,it has everything,wifi n 3.2 meg camera...what else do you want?...right?...just go and get it at the shop,but maybe the keypad is a bit problem but in the long run we will get used to it right,
this handphone also features a s60 platform...great for applications!!!perfect handphone guys!!!!!
you CAN use the front camera to take pictures and record video
and you CAN install smartmovie on it. i works nicely with subtitle support
The phone's the all time rocker in the competition against any other mobile phone. I accept that one would take time to adjust to its unique keypad but other than that its a gem of a mobile. Its got features that no other celphone has, for example, the user can listen to the text messages he/she receives but that is only possible if they were written in perfect english - not the roman urdu. It comes with a 2GB memory card, a handsfree, data cable, CD, and charger. The WLAN is great too - its incredibly fast depending on your WLAN connection. And its got a radio transmitter that im still trying to figure out. :D Never the less the phone's amazing. All thumbs up.
as i am using the nokia n78 very first time.i found that the display is not so clear when i capture photoes and also the key pad is hard, n difficult to write text msg,and also end button with c is bit confusion and difficult to cancel the call.n whather this phone can support the smartmovie player or no ..plz reply it ....
yuki, 14 Jul 2009how can i reformat my n78 please i need it asap i forgot my lock code. thanksIt is 12345
"PLEASE DO NOT BUY NOKIA"
I am a nokia user from iran as you know nokia has sold special devises to my countries government to spy our conversations
This is what they say:
Nokia, Siemens Help Iran Spy on Internet Users
So I won't buy nokia again,
Our government are killing us because we want freedom, we want to breathe freely and think, but as you know they don't let us to think, to speak freely and, they have killed a lot of oppositions, neda,sohrab,ali &…..
I beg from nokia users all over the world please don't buy nokia
Please, please help us by selling your nokia phones and buy another brand, think that this is your own problem, what will you do?
Please help us.
Thank a lot.
i bought it for 13,200rs. 3 months back
also bought 8gb sandisk for 850rs. 1 month back
phone's performance is pretty good
I have N78 really I like it too much but only I have one unhappy issue that the keypad is not easy to use sometime it stuck and other time you try to type letter the mobile automativly type for you 2 or 3consecutive did you had this problem?
zaib, 13 Jul 2009i got it last month. Its really very cool. Keypad is not as hard as it seems. But sometimes wh... moreNot a bad model. To transmit you need to have fm radio ofcourse. Then you can play any song on n78 and while it's playing you go to options where you have an option Fm transmitter, when you open it you only need to set the frequency and turn it on. Then you find that exact frequency on the fm radio from the begining of the story and the song from yours N78 will be playing on it.
Tigress, 09 Jul 2009Hi.can you minimise while you are in another application?I am interested in the phone,been usi... morewhile using nokia n78 it feels very great.it has a stunning look but somtimes it may halted.
I just want to share with everyone that I can update the firmware of my n78 to version 30.011 using NSU