Specs summary


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


There is a ARM11 369 MHz processor (CPU).


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

5+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

50 MB

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


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).

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)


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 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... Full review

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... Full review


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 N79. Our only real complaint is the slightly flat keypad... Full review

A true all-in-one with distinctive personality

from GSMArena

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 N8... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 26, 2008
Regions available Canada, North America
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
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
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
210 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
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
(3.4 ounces)
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 Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ)
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments -
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