Nokia N78 Reviews and Deals

20 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone scores high on battery life. - It scores poorly on design.

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7.7 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
Nokia N78: Smartphone with 3.2MP camera, Numeric keypad and 24 x 320 display. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic software, amazing sound, excellent screen.
Bad points:
Quite possibly the worst navigational joypad ever. One hairtrigger move and it presses instead of moved.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2008

Sean , Trowbridge

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very clear screen with well laid out menus
Bad points:
Fiddly keys,
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2008

luci, Cumbria

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
It seems really slow to do anything on it
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 10.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser no

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is the best phone I have had to date
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Excellent range of features for a good price
Design looks stunning
Bad points:
The main keypad is fiddly compared to other nokia models, if you do alot of texting you may find this tedious. If you make mainly calls you wont find this a problem
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

brian, watford young enough to know

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
the keys are very poor
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

Jessica , Morden

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The wifi is brilliant.
Bad points:
The keypad is too easy to make a mistake with. The design was not very well thought out.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 3.0
Value for money 5.0
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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2008

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Product Features

Operating system Symbian
Screen size (Inches) 2.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240x320
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Numeric keypad
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 24
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 3.2
Talk time (Hours) 4
Stand-by time (Days) 13.0
Depth in cm 1.51
Height in cm 11.3
Width in cm 4.9
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 101.8
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2008-06-07

Also known as: Nokia

Mobile Phone Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

A sleek multimedia computer packed with capabilities that help you find your location, listen to hours of superb quality audio, access your home media remotely, and browse the web faster.

Sleek design; Capable multimedia computer

  • Search and find places and know how to get there, with integrated A-GPS
  • Tag images automatically with capture location and upload directly to the web
  • Browse the internet with large 2.4” display, access the web over Wireless LAN (WLAN) with automatic hotspot authentication
  • Up to 24-hour music playback time, scroll to your favorite tracks using Navi™ wheel
  • Access images, music, podcasts, video with high speed WLAN, or 3.5G connection

Operating Frequency

  • Dual mode WCDMA 900/2100 (HSDPA), GSM/GPRS/EGPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Automatic switching between bands and modes

Dimensions

  • Volume: 76.5 cc
  • Weight: 101.8 g
  • Length: 113 mm
  • Width: 49 mm
  • Thickness (max): 15.1 mm

Memory Functions

  • Up to 70MB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card support (hot swappable)
  • Approx. memory capacity indication with included 2GB microSD card:
    -Video (VGA @ 15fps): up to 120 min
    -Photos (3.2 megapixel): up to 3,400
    photos
    -Music (eAAC+): up to 1,500 tracks*
  • Capacity based on 3:45 per song with 48 kbps eAAC+ (M4A) encoding on the Nokia Audio Manager. Capacity with 128 kbps AAC encoding is up to 1500 songs.

Power Management*

  • Battery: Nokia Battery BL-6F 1200mAh
  • Talk time: up to 190 minutes (WCDMA); 260 minutes (GSM)
  • Stand-by time: up to 320 hours (WCDMA); 320 hours (GSM)
  • Still images: up to 375 pictures (3.2 megapixel)
  • Video capture: up to 215 minutes (VGA @ 15fps)
  • Video call: up to 125 minutes
  • Video playback: up to 280 minutes (VGA @ 15fps)
  • Music playback: up to 24 hours (offline mode)
  • Web browsing: up to 3 hours (3.5G)
  • FM radio: up to 14 hours

*Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Display and User Interface

  • 2.4” QVGA (240 × 320 pixels) TFT colour display with up to 16 million colours and wide 160° viewing angle. Ambient light detector – to optimise display brightness and power consumption
  • Operating system: Symbian OS
  • User Interface: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Java™: MIDP2.0
  • C++ and Java SDKs

Call Management

  • Call logs, speed dial, voice dialing, voice commands, and talking ringtone

Messaging

  • E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS

Data Transfer*

  • WCDMA 850/1900 (HSDPA) with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 384/3.6MB, CS max speed 64kbps)
  • Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 118.4/118.4 kbits/s
  • EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbits/s

*Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.


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