Though the Nokia N76 looks nice with its slick casing and mirrored external display, it doesn't stay shiny for long. The phone has a tendency to hold a lot of smudges and fingerprints.
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Unlike the Nokia N75, the thin N76 won't have a problem slipping into your pants pocket or bag.
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Taking a page from the Motorola Razr's book, the N76 measures a tight 4.1 inches long by 2 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs just 4 ounces. It's slightly on the long side, especially when open and held to the ear for phone calls.
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The Nokia N76 boasts a beautiful and slim design, yet still manages to pack in a boatload of features. The Symbian phone is equipped with a robust music player, an FM radio, a 3.5mm headset jack, and Bluetooth. However, it has a number of shortcomings, too--no 3G support, some annoying design quirks, and a high price tag.
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You wouldn't think flipping open a phone would be a point of contention, but the Nokia N76 requires a little more work than other clamshell models we've seen. The flip mechanism is really stiff, and it's not easy to find a groove where you can open the phone with your thumb.
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The entire Nokia N series of smart phones has a huge multimedia focus, and like the Nokia N75, the N76 concentrates on music. You can control and access the N76's music functions with the dedicated buttons and external display.
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The Nokia N76 doesn't just do music. It's also equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with video-recording capabilities, a red-eye reduction flash, and 20X zoom. Picture quality was just OK, though. Images were sharp, but the colors were washed out.
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Taking a look at the keypad, you can, once again, see some similarities between the Nokia N76 and Motorola Razr. We had no real problems dialing numbers, but ran into a bit of trouble with the four-way toggle, as it's cramped, and it's very easy to press the OK button by accident.
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The N76 has about 26MB of internal memory, but for larger files, like music and video, take advantage of the microSD expansion slot on the phone's left side. The N76 can accept up to 2GB cards.
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The placement of the 3.5mm headphone jack and mini USB port on top of the handset is a major design flaw, as you can't open the phone to access any of the apps while you're plugged in.
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