Nokia N79 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Nokia N79 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Nokia N79 is a 2008 smartphone. It measures 110 x 49 x 15 mm and weighs 97 g. It has a TFT display measuring 2.4" inches. The resolution is 240 x 320 and 167 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 0.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 5 MP.

It runs on 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU with 50 MB memory. The battery is 1200 mAh.

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Nokia N79 specs

General specs

Brand and model Nokia N79
Release date 2008, August
Dimensions 110 x 49 x 15 mm (4.33 x 1.93 x 0.59 in)
Weight 97 g (3.42 oz)
Colors Canvas white, Seal grey, Petrol black
Battery 1200 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 372 h (2G) / Up to 305 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 5 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 3 h 30 min (3G)
Approximate price180 EUR


Technology TFT
Display colors 16M
Screen size 2.4" inc
Screen area 17.8 cm2
Screen format 4:3 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio33.1%
Screen resolution 240 x 320 px
PPI /points per inch/ 167 PPI
Other - Touch-sensitive Navi wheel

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 5 MP, Single
Camera specs
-5 MP, AF
Functions Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash
Video 480p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 0.3 MP, Single
Specifications VGA videocall camera


Operating system OS Symbian OS 9.3, Series 60 v3.2 UI
Processor CPU
- 369 MHz ARM 11
External memory microSD, up to 8 GB (dedicated slot), 4 GB included
Internal memory 50 MB

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Mini-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 3.6/0.384 Mbps
GPRS Class 11
Edge Class 32
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP & DLNA technology
GPS Yes, with A-GPS; Nokia Maps
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.42 W/kg (head)     1.10 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 1.17 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS; FM trans
Headphone jack Yes

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer
- MP4/WMV/H.264 player
-MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
-Photo/video editor
-Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
-Voice command/dial
-Push to Talk
-Predictive text input

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Nokia N79 was around 180 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2008, August.
The weight of the Nokia N79 is 97 g.
The screen size of the Nokia N79 is 2.4" inches.
The size of the Nokia N79 is 110 x 49 x 15 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.