Hey yah N79 owners! Yups i already have this phone. The phone that I was using before this was the N82 titanium silver. And all I can say is that, the N79's display quality is the same with the N82's display running a v.30.0.019 firmware (fingers crossed). But the notable difference among the two is that, this N79 has the nice "zoom in and fade" menu transition whereas the N82 didn't have this eye-candy effect (even with its v.30 firmware). Other than that, I feel at home with using the N79 because it's almost like the N82 feature, functionality and performance-wise.
The things that I like with the N79 which the N82 didn't possess are the nice menu effect, dual LED flash that can serve as a video light, sound output signal is like 20% louder than the N82 both in headset and the loudspeaker, better numeric keypad (though i feel uncomfortable with the number 2 button because sometimes i accidentally press the down scroll key), of course the fm transmitter and last but not the least, its stylish design.
Other than those, the N82 is better in my opinion. N82 has a way way better camera and most especially in shooting at total darkness, I should confess that I miss my N82 now. =( The Xenon Flash does really make a difference. It's about 1000 times better than the dual LED. But at least the LED can serve as videolight but... I really missed Xenon. =( And another thing that I have observed is that, the N79 has slightly worse video quality than the N82. I have here in my micro SD a lot of videos that I took using the N82 and using the N79 and I can prove that the N79 has somewhat worse VGA 30FPS video quality. I know some of you will find this weird but... that's really noticeable even with your very first watch on the videos. It's like the N79's VGA 30FPS video is like just a very little bit better than the QVGA 30FPS of the N82 (no offence, this is what I honestly observe hands down).
And also, the N79 is just a tad slower than the N82 because of the menu effect. Other than that, the N79 and N82 are both lightning fast even with browsing the gallery but as I have said the menu transition of N79 makes it a tad slower.
But nevertheless, N79 is a very good NSeries with a 5 mp cam, sexy and stylish for a NSeries (blows the N82 miles away), longer music playback time than the N82 (obviously!), louder speakers and listening music through headphones.
But on the other hand, if you heavy on imaging and concerned about video quality, you might as well go for the N82.
And by the way... I almost forgot that the N79's battery again is a notch better than the N82. In my case, the N79 used to last 3 days while the N82 (with v.30 firmware) lasts for around 2 - 2.5 days at maximum in my own usage.
P.S. I'm not biased here (and I just can't afford it because I both love these two phones which are both unique in their own way). We should accept that the N79 and the N82 have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Thanks and regards.
have to use finger nails to press call keys. Tend to press key 2 when trying to scroll down on the D pad( navi key. Otherwise perfect phone..
nikol, 15 Nov 2008LCD quality is low and colers are shown unnatural! i compared with n82 ! really buddy have u even hold the both of them and played the same file simutanewously?i dont think so! but i have and its color production is as good as if not better than 82!
Michael, 14 Nov 2008fcath I see this today 17000 to 18000 at cyberzone SM North@ Michael: which stall in the Cyberzone sells the n79 at P17000?
LCD quality is low and colers are shown unnatural! i compared with n82 !
can we hack n79 and n85 for freen-gage games like we can hack n95 8gb/n95 and n81 8gb/n81 ?
People please tell me how much ram does the Nokia n79 has? Iam from india and i really would like to buy one. I am really confused, some say 32 the others 50 & etc etc. I would really appreciate expert help. Thanks in advance for your effort. Please post your ans to my email address: Immanueldvd@yahoo.com
i had a nokia 1600.......
Comparing with that phone,n79 is nothing to me.
hey,can u imagine that, I can rotate my display 360 Degrees manually. contact me 4 more- +94713505985
koRngear, 14 Nov 2008I didnt try the i7110.
1. The auto-rotation sometimes acts too responsive
2. The ... more1. i have found a cure for the ultra sensitivity of auto rotation!it does nt rotate unntil u rotate the phone ad giv a bit of jerk!(only a smalll bit)so if donot want rotation then donot jerk the phone!(i know its tough!but it helps!
2.for the naviwheel try to rotate the full wheel in 2 seconds!thats the perfect speed i have found!9i know i am sounding lyk a geek!but i just love n79!)
3. & 4. never happend with me!it have been five days!esp for repeating of songs!i always repeat a song until i get bored!so its like 20 times in a row! but never has it got stuck or had problem!and the videos are always there!whenever i click opne it starts smoothly!one must see the quality of the videos to bel;ieve!its just awesome!
and guys i was searching for the themes and i was b;essed by this website!
just go over this supeb eye candies! the top tens are to die for!
monty panasar, 14 Nov 2008anyone know if this phone is compatable with british bbc iplayer - i know that the n96 and and... morewell i am not sure but if it works in 85 then it must also work in 79!because they are almost like twins but just in different packages!
koRngear, 14 Nov 2008this is the set where nokia has not kept any stone unturned to bring out the best quality in t... moreyes buddy you r right! forget every oldr nseries!n79 and n85 r going to chnge the history of nseries!
Stefanus, 14 Nov 2008Thanks Zaheed, it helps alot. I had the n81 and sold it after a week, because it played so sof... morefirst of all welcome!and glad to help!
SECONDLY YES THE BASS CAN BE PRODUCED BY SETTING UP EQUALISER!
thirdly the phone is as loud at ring tone as it is in mp3! may be a bit more loud!but it depends upon the files u r using for ringtones!most of the time i am just usind the full mp3 as ring tones!there is an option for 3d tones!and if you set the trajectory right then the result is quite satisfactory!
Yes, the nokia n79's dual LED's can be used as a torch. They are extremely bright, bright enough to light up a whole room
anyone know if this phone is compatable with british bbc iplayer - i know that the n96 and and n85 are'''
fcath, 14 Nov 2008@viperkid, where in Manila? In the Nokia stores they tell me its at around P25000...fcath I see this today 17000 to 18000 at cyberzone SM North
zaheed, 12 Nov 2008this is the set where nokia has not kept any stone unturned to bring out the best quality in t... morethis is the set where nokia has not kept any stone unturned to bring out the best quality in this beast!forget the past nseries! this beast(by performance) is awesome fast! my friend who has n82,he complained today after seeing my phone and the complain was:"dude this phone is too fast!how do u control it?"
and the looks is not like any nseries!it has thrown away the ugliness and bulkiness of nseries!(actually i used to have nightmares about the looks of n82!)
the set is the slimmest the best looking of nseries!the music is awesome! pic quality is great and dont talk about the chargew! just read my previous post in this or the previous page! u will find that it is a true combination of beauty and d beast!! i recommend to buy this!
Totally agree with this.
This is what Nseries should have been.
Forget other past Nphones and get it.
SHaKeeL, 13 Nov 2008Hi Dear
Whats bad in it?
What about Office files and camera? (i m asking 3rd party Office ... moreI didnt try the i7110.
1. The auto-rotation sometimes acts too responsive
2. The Navi Wheel is way much sensitive
3. When a song in repeat only mode, the songs stops after played it back for 2-3 times (that happens rarely)
4. The real player shows videos blank (rarely)
zaheed, 14 Nov 2008ihave 4 question for my fellow n79 users!
1. i cant watch youtube (pc version)it says upgrade... moreHi Zahee,
1. It did for me too.
4. I use www.ownskins.com and create my own themes there. The themes came preinstalled with the N79 are very lively, youthful and gorgeous.
Stefanus, 14 Nov 2008Thanks Zaheed, it helps alot. I had the n81 and sold it after a week, because it played so sof... more1. The power output is very high through headphones, and nice through speakers.
2. The bass is deeper, rich. I only have to tweak the left-most bar of my own preset (treble and bass) to 5.
3. The oomph is gorgeous.
The phone is as fast as the N82. At night good shots could be taken well with the two led flash, but its tricky.