Nokia N79 (unlocked)

The Good The Nokia N79 offers a slim and attractive design and packs in a load of multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera that takes excellent photos. The Symbian smartphone also features integrated Wi-Fi, U.S. 3G support, Bluetooth, and GPS.

The Bad The N79's navigation controls and dialpad are a little cramped, and call quality was a bit mixed.

The Bottom Line The Nokia N79 might not be the star of the N series devices, but it still shines as a great multimedia smartphone with plenty of features and fast performance.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Nokia N79 (unlocked)

Editors' note: Portions of the Features section were taken from our review of the Nokia N96, since both smartphones share a number of similar features.

The Nokia N79 might get overshadowed by some of its flashier N series siblings like the Nokia N96 but it should not be ignored. Admittedly, there are some minor design flaws, but the pros outweigh the cons on this handset. Like the rest of the N series, multimedia is the star and the N79 stands out as an excellent camera phone, boasting high-quality images and advanced features. The Symbian smartphone also offers the full gamut of wireless options as well as a productivity suite and e-mail. It's a device that can keep up with multimedia mavens and mobile professionals alike. While not cheap, the Nokia N79 is more affordable than some of the newer N series models (while offering many of the same features) and is one of our favorites from that family. The Nokia N79 is available unlocked through Nokia's flagship stores and through online retailers for around $429.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $346
  • Brand Microsoft
  • Service Provider Unlocked
  • Diagonal Size 2.4 in
  • Weight 3.42 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features Radio Data Service (RDS), TV Link, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), push-to-talk mode
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