Specs summary

Screen
No

The Nokia N79's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
369 MHz

There is a ARM11 369 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.3 (S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time, 210 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone.

- Bonnie Cha , Cnet 

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


GSMArena

A true all-in-one with distinctive personality

The good news with Nokia N79 is the Nseries haven't completely run out of inspiration. No gaps in the feature set and distinct looks do sound right for a healthy demand. Solid value as a brand-loyal upgrade and little competition let the N79 hope for quite a success.

From where we stand, the major obstacles in front of Nokia N79 are the not too impressive camera and the relatively low level of innovation it offers. No, it has nothing to do with the length of the specs sheets, there's just nothing we haven't already seen...

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The good news with Nokia N79 is the Nseries haven't completely run out of inspiration. No gaps in the feature set and distinct looks do sound right for a healthy demand. Solid value as a brand-loyal upgrade and little competition let the N79 hope for quite a success.

From where we stand, the major obstacles in front of Nokia N79 are the not too impressive camera and the relatively low level of innovation it offers. No, it has nothing to do with the length of the specs sheets, there's just nothing we haven't already seen.

We still can't ignore the fact that N79 - and N85 for that matter - are being launched in a time of major transition. As Nokia are readying for S60 5th and touchscreen, N79 and the likes are taking over from the top dogs of the past, repackaging the whole set of goodies with a moderate price tag. At the same time they are clearing the scene for the new flagships to come. From this perspective, there's little we can hold against the N79. A true all-in-one, with less focus on N-gage and with a distinct face, the N79 may as well stick around and do just fine.

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Cnet

Packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone

from Cnet

The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.

While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocke...More

The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.

While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone, its clunky touch interface, sky-high price tag, and outdated operating system make it hard to recommend when there are better touch-screen smartphones on the market.

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MobileBurn

A compact candybar shaped phone with a powerful camera and a host of other great multimedia features

from MobileBurn

The Nokia N79 is a compact candybar shaped phone with a powerful camera and a host of other great multimedia features. The Xpress-On back covers, with automatically-activated matching interface themes, are a really nice touch for the fashion-oriented, as well. The camera's dual-LED flash works great for still photos, and even better as a video light. The stereo speakers are loud, and the 1200mAh battery is more than enough to power the phone for over 24 hours. I found the numeric keypad to be incredibly comfortable to type on, even with lightning-fast typing.

The build quality is slightly questionable, though. The plastic exterior squeaks slightly with use. The firmware is solid, and S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 offers a handful of nice extras over previous versions. We at MobileBurn.com give the Nokia N79 a "Highly Recommended" rating, since we found ourselves struggling to find anything negative to say about it....

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The Nokia N79 is a compact candybar shaped phone with a powerful camera and a host of other great multimedia features. The Xpress-On back covers, with automatically-activated matching interface themes, are a really nice touch for the fashion-oriented, as well. The camera's dual-LED flash works great for still photos, and even better as a video light. The stereo speakers are loud, and the 1200mAh battery is more than enough to power the phone for over 24 hours. I found the numeric keypad to be incredibly comfortable to type on, even with lightning-fast typing.

The build quality is slightly questionable, though. The plastic exterior squeaks slightly with use. The firmware is solid, and S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 offers a handful of nice extras over previous versions. We at MobileBurn.com give the Nokia N79 a "Highly Recommended" rating, since we found ourselves struggling to find anything negative to say about it.

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CNET

A classic handset from Nokia that's speedy, straightforward to use and boasts intelligent design features

from CNET

The Nokia N79 delivers extensive features and performs well. Unlike other N-series handsets, the N79 comes with covers that are recognised by the phone, which changes its theme accordingly. It's not the most exciting feature ever, but it does add something different. Overall, we enjoyed using the...More

The Nokia N79 delivers extensive features and performs well. Unlike other N-series handsets, the N79 comes with covers that are recognised by the phone, which changes its theme accordingly. It's not the most exciting feature ever, but it does add something different. Overall, we enjoyed using the N79. Our only real complaint is the slightly flat keypad.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 26, 2008
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.3 (S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2)

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Processor ARM11 369 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 50 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 210 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors White, green, orange
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 4.9 x 1.5 cm (4.3 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 97 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, AMR, Real Audio, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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