Summary: The cell phone offers excellent features for your messaging. Basically the cell phone supports all the SMS including a huge range of MMS options. You will find emailing through the cell phone very easy as it would also ask you if you need to set up Gmail for your IMAP. It is very capable of sending at least 5MB of vide through your email.
Summary: Design Nokia N78 may look exquisite and stylish at first glance, but usability of the device is lower than I might have expected. The smartphone measure 113 x 49 x 15.1 mm and weighs exactly 101.8g (battery included), which doesn't make it a small device at all. Well, at least it feels good in your hand and fits perfectly in a normal-sized pocket.
Pros: The strong points of the smartphone are surely the HSDPA connectivity and excellent screen that offers a smooth multimedia experience. I will also mention here the 3.2 Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, good GSM signal reception, FM transmitter, 3.5mm standard audio jack, as well as the 2GB microSD memory card in the retail package.
Cons: The hard-to-use keypad and slow operating system don’t go too well with the Nseries logo. The resemblance with the N81 device hasn't done any good to N78; on the contrary. Perhaps a much better solution for those looking for a cheap Nseries device remains the N82 candybar smartphone.
Review: Nokia N78 Review Part 3 - Software and Conclusions
All About Symbian
2 January 2009
Summary: In the last part of our N78 review we cover N-Gage, Web, GPS applications and general software. There's also a brief look at some of the additions and improvement from S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. See also Part 1 (hardware, design and connectivity) and Part 2 (multimedia software) .
Excerpt: Truly, the appearance of the N-series handset has never been considered attractive. It is rather associated with the aerodynamic weight of the formula 1 fireballs, which is kind of scary, but obviously achieves the maximum results. “Chronic diseases” of N-series drift away with an enviable constancy from one model to another. This primarily concerns to the size and the weight.
Excerpt: The N78 represents the low end of Nokia's Nseries of multimedia smartphones - if you can even consider a phone with a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera as low end. Guest contributor Antoine Wright wrote up this review on the N78 for us.
Conclusion: Backlit keys “disappear” when not in use… But beware of the close proximity of keys… fat fingers will need to adapt. The major add-on it has over other devices is the FM transmitter. Your own radio station! The design is awesome & it suits perfectly to normal users. The N78 is definitely going to be a massive seller!
Conclusion: With the proliferation of high spec Nokia NSeries and E series devices, it's becoming harder to choose among them. Here in the US, at least for AT&T subscribers, the list is shorter if you want 3G support and that narrows the choice. If you aren't a photo maven and don't crave the Nokia N95's 5 megapixel camera or the N95 8 gig's massive storage, the N78 is a logical alternative.
Pros: Bright, sharp display, GPS, WiFi and FM radio and transmitter. Great looks, cool design. Has all US bands and HSDPA support with great browser speeds. Music playback sounds good through wired headphones and A2DP, though not quite as good as the Nokia N95. Stereo headset, 2 gig microSD card are in the box-- nice.
Cons: If you're in love with small phones, this isn't your bag. The camcorder's VGA video seems pointless at only 15 fps: I'd rather have 30 fps of higher quality QVGA video.