this phone is way better than the HTC diamond for obvious reasons such as its battery lifespan and compared to diamond,it doesnt hangs as frequently as diamond.plus,its response and display is way better and it has all the diamond features with the price cut in half.duh
I am using this phone for the past 3 months, and i have updated to the latest build: 11.049.
Here are my comments:
1. The camera quality is very poor (not a 5 Meg Camera)
2. It hangs sometimes
3. Images taken just rotate when I try to view them (even when orientation is turned off)
4. Flash is poor
5. When playing the music & suddenlly i try to access someother menu then phone hangs.
Only looks are good.
I do not suggest any one to buy this phone.
I thought of buying HTC Diamond before buying this N79. I now feel HTC diamond would have been a better phone though its windows based.
hello...can any of the users tellme if the front panel is also changable....
not so impressd by this phn..using it frm last 3 weeks..had n73 b4 this 1..n73's cam was too mch bettr than n79's..audio quality thru earphns wid both n73 n n79 are d same..whereas audio in spekrphns frm n73 rocks..
i say n73 the best ever phn!!!!!!!
n79 way behind..
i jst wishd dat n73 had wifi too!!!!!
Howard, 11 Jan 2009Have you downloaded Nokia's latest firmware version 11.049 from the Nokia web site? It is a ma... moreof course i have upgraded to newer version which was i think 11.049...but the problems remains problems...nothing change except the phone get a little more slower... what about the keypad problem??? can it be solved by firmware???? big problems can never be remove by software updates....they always remains problems....
Adil, 12 Jan 2009can any body can tell me dat the flash of n79 is equivalent to n82's flash or not n i have n82... moreif you want a camera phone that dont change your N82 bcoz N79 has very bad camera..... it cannot match the result of N82....and in indoor use N79 has the worse camera.....the rating for camera phones of N-series are:
other N-series are not 5mp so i dont include them...
I've upgraded my fon to version 11.049 and it works slower than version 10 (the version before)!!!i was so dissapointed!!it takes ages to install stuff into the fon n opening n-gage takes much longer than before as well.
i hope they come out with newer version as soon as possible tat can improve my fon speed.
out of curiosity, i wonder if there is a way to downgrade my software version back,haha!!
Howard , 11 Jan 2009Have you installed version 11.049. This firmwar file is very new and sounds like it should ren... morenow ya can upgrade firware on air with yr gprs lol. New thing 4rm nokia lol.great
type *#0000# n get what firmware ya have.ya wl get a option to upgrade firmware yourself in the phone.go 4 it n upgrade if ya have gprs/3g. Awesome now no need to go nokias shops.enjoy
Howard, 11 Jan 2009Have you downloaded Nokia's latest firmware bug fixing file, version, 11.049 from their web si... moreyou can update firmware on your phone with your gprs or 3g ..i got my 79 with 10. 00something now after upgrading self its 11.049 latest. :)
the phone is really gr8.......d sound is really cool......thin is gets slow like any other n series mobiles......bt overal its awesome......
its an amazing phone to have in looks or otherwise.For normal use id say its the best but for tech freaks not so sure ..
Adil, 12 Jan 2009can any body can tell me dat the flash of n79 is equivalent to n82's flash or not n i have n82... moreN82 has better Xenon Flash than N79 and the camera is better than N79 ! So its not worth to switch from n82 to n79 !
can any body can tell me dat the flash of n79 is equivalent to n82's flash or not n i have n82 n i wanna move to n79 so is right choice or not...
good phone superb sound ,fast ,very good camiraand all of it are perfect awesome worth money.
please go the new for v11.0 it will make your n79 as if it is another enjoyble dream phone
bluey, 10 Jan 2009Been using this phone for the last 2 weeks absolutely fantastic. Good Camera, good loudspeaker... moreI guess you've heard of the latest firmware version, 11.049. Came out recently to rectify a whole series of faults found on n79. I wonder if they had a faulty batch or the white phone is made somewhere different from gray one? It could be that the white ones are prob free and the gray ones arnt? Dont know? What colour is urs? Where was it made?
can anyone tell me how the music output sounds through the speakers in comparison to n95 8gb
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2009i am having a problem with my N79...the Display light does not for more then 3seconds.. even i... moreHave you installed version 11.049. This firmwar file is very new and sounds like it should render your phone to where it should have been from the very begining. Fit for purpose! Perfect!! Let me know if you have done this