Hello guys, I have just bought this lovely Nokia N79 3 weeks ago. And all I can say is that, it's a nice mobile phone.
I came from a Nokia N82 Silver. Well...
1. The N79 has a newer version of the UI as compared to the N82.
2. The battery is slightly better than the N82.
3. Camera layout is even better because I have the chance to configure the settings that I want to be displayed.
4. Sleek, small and stylish.
5. FM Transmitter has a nice sound quality.
1. Camera quality truly isn't even close to the N82 (especially Night photos wherein the photos are whitish and colors are unnatural).
2. VGA 30FPS video quality is not as good as compared to what the N82 can pull of.
3. Audio quality is good but it's not great and nothing spectacular.
I'll just tackle the disadvantages. The number one disadvantage is the not-so-good 5 megapixel camera. Well, I should say that it's not that bad on daylight. In fact, it's decent during the day. But when the night falls, there you will find it to be disappointing. It's got a whitish color on the night photos. And the dual LED flash performance isn't even close to the N82's Xenon flash. Another thing to note is that, colors are unnatural when compared to the night photos taken from the N82.
Then second, the video quality. Well, this is actually my greatest disappointment. It's like N79's VGA 30FPS is only equal to the N82's QVGA 30FPS. Well, you probably won't get what I'm talking about if you just watch the videos taken from your N79 on your N79's screen. But by the time you connect it to a TV via a TV out cable, there you will understand what I'm saying. It's REALLY obvious that the N79 has got poorer video quality than the N82 by the first time you watch the videos taken from the N79 on a TV. Go figure out!
And finally, the N79's audio quality. Well, yeah right. I expected a heavy improvement with the Audio quality of the N79 as compared to the N82 because some forum members are utterly exaggerated that the N79's audio quality is as good as the N91. The Audio Quality figures published on this site don't even do justice because in reality, the N79's audio lacks bass. Now don't get me wrong here. You can still hear a bass on the N79's audio and its quality is still decent. It's just that, the N82's audio quality on its version 30.0.019 firmware introduced some real ground-breaking improvements on the N82's sound quality and obviously at that v.30 firmware, the bass became extremely strong (fingers crossed), way much stronger than the N79's bass. Moreover, the advantage is that, the N82's extremely strong bass never distorts or creaks or whatever you call it.
So that's it guys, don't take those disadvantages that I've listed as an offence. It's just that, the N82 have really exceeded my sky limit of expectations from a mobile phone.
Seriously, I felt some sort of a downgrade when I sold my N82 for a N79. Now I regret my decision! So no choice.
Overall, if one of the readers of my post today is a current N82 user, I suggest you (N82 user) to look elsewhere or wait for a true N82 successor if you don't want to feel downgraded.
Otherwise, if you are new to the world of NSeries and you're planning to get a 5 megapixel cameraphone for the first time, N79 will just do for you provided that you are not setting your expectations too high, most especially on the camera and video department. After all, if you never had a N82 before, you probably won't be as disappointed as I am today.
as, 24 Jan 2009Of course N79 is beter The cpu in the N78 and N79 is the same, but N78 has 96mb ram, and N79 only has 50mb ram.
Menu and operating speed seem very much the same between N78 and N79, but using zoom in the gallery is MUCH slower on the newer N79 . This must be because the N79 has half the ram that the N78 has.
In short: N78 is faster than the N79 , but this can only be noticed when zooming in the gallery.
When I try to update my phone's software, an error appears and it says that there is something wrong with their servers.
Has anybody encountered such a problem?
athavan, 24 Jan 2009k... u go to file manager and try delete on installed files..at tere..hi the theme is not reflecting in application manager
hi 2 all..i got this handset earlier 2day ..the d pad is horrible..really uncofortable 2 me,..otherwise the phone is ok...the message sign is blinking all the time!!..2 all who have big fingers ,dont even think of this phone.
you can delete what ever you want by going to APP manager then press C.
athavan, 23 Jan 2009pooni u have to go app. manager and go to installed apps. there is u cant delete at there...hi athavan, i tried doing it, but there is no option to delete it plus the new themes are not getting reflected in application manager, in installed applications, pls help
$T()|\|E, 23 Jan 2009hey frndz can anyone pleaze advize me which phone should i BUY :- N79,N85 or N82 please HELP... morecan't tell much abt N85, but if u have to choose between N82 and N79 then i'll suggest u to go for N79. its a newer set with better software and i guess better performance as compared to N82. believe me, its camera quality is very gud, specially in proper lights. maybe N82 has a better camera for still photo's but N79 wins the race for video quality. and its photo quality should impress u as well...so choose between N79 and N85...
Hey,N79 can record audio seem as Sony Ericsson W890i?Do u know N79 can record audio for how long? if u know pls gv me ur opinion..thanks!
$T()|\|E, 23 Jan 2009hey frndz can anyone pleaze advize me which phone should i BUY :- N79,N85 or N82 please HELP... moreIf you want better camera with xenon flash choose n82.If you want good screen and slider choose n85. If you want slim and light then choose n79.
hey frndz can anyone pleaze advize me which phone should i BUY :- N79,N85 or N82
please HELP GUYS!!!!!!!!!!
thanxxx in advance :)
pooni u have to go app. manager and go to installed apps. there is u cant delete at there...