Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Mar 2009 10:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless PureMobile sent us in the Nokia N79 for a quick spin. This is one of the latest Symbian phones out there, running the latest non-touchscreen version of the S60 operating environment, version 3.2.
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by _xmv on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:04 UTC
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

While i'm not fond of your test pictures, what i like those phones for is usually the camera.

I can do really good quality pictures with them, as long as there's enough.

They're pretty bad in low light condition and have also no setting for exposure duration.

Eg: N95 picture with he 5MP (last 3 modified in gimp as the link indicates :p):

http://tibere.tzib.net/gallery/d/4719-2/19092007400.jpg

http://tibere.tzib.net/gallery/d/5251-2/28052008626+_Modified+in+GI...

http://tibere.tzib.net/gallery/d/5227-2/26052008607+_Modified+in+GI...

http://tibere.tzib.net/gallery/d/5281-2/28052008637+_Modified+in+GI...

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RE: camera
by Eugenia on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "camera"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The N95 camera is much better than the N79's. So don't compare apples and oranges. Also evident from my N95 review: http://www.osnews.com/story/17837/Review_Nokia_N95/page2/

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RE[2]: camera
by jimloo on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:50 UTC in reply to "RE: camera"
jimloo Member since:
2009-03-19

i think he means this class of mobile phone vs the iPhone which you mentionned
the iPhone camera kinda sucks in comparison, being N95 or the phone in question here

edit:

your test picture isnt exactly a very nice area, the luminosity is very bad which is usually making bad pictures with these cameras
your test pictures for your N95 link had a much better light (maybe its also better quality etc, but anyway, i think that's the point ;)

Edited 2009-03-19 01:52 UTC

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RE[3]: camera
by Eugenia on Thu 19th Mar 2009 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: camera"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Believe it or not, I don't control the weather. The two pictures in the two phones, show the sample place. The only thing different was the weather as they were taken years apart.

As for the indoor pictures, the light was not any different. It was just N95's flash being more powerful.

Edited 2009-03-19 03:04 UTC

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Call quality?
by saynte on Wed 18th Mar 2009 17:57 UTC
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

So... might a phone review be expected to mention something about general signal strength and call quality? Just puttin it out there...

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RE: Call quality?
by Eugenia on Wed 18th Mar 2009 23:07 UTC in reply to "Call quality?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I did speak of call quality in the article, and it was indeed excellent.

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