After Nokia N73, this was the mobile which made some good comeback from the basic mobiles like N76, N77 with some good multimedia features, and a 3.2 Megapixel camera. The design is a bit similar to the N73 mobile but the curved ends and the keypad section makes it a stand-out.
The 4-way navigation key in the keypad can be used as a scroll key in an iPod. It works fine when you are working on some long lists of songs or contacts, similar to the iPod functioning. The keypad is made up of 4 thin lines of keys which are not very hard to use, and i have used them to experience how it feels. The keypad is actually better than many other N-series mobiles, and if you have used N70 or N72 earlier, then the Cancel key in the extreme right bottom would not be hard to use for you.
The mobile interface looks more attractive than other mobiles of N series. Its because the app navigation which might give a feel of Apple iPhone but still don’t get confused. Its a Nokia device. And the internet connectivity is both through the packet data connection, and also the Wi-Fi technology to stay connected with high speeds of browsing experience. There is also integrated GPS transmitter and Nokia Maps feature.
After the Nokia N73, this mobile has a good camera of 3.2 Megapixel, with Carl Zeiss lens and the picture quality is not bad, and similar to that of Nokia N73. And there are a lot of options in picture editing, and when tried in dark, the LED flash could not produce very clear and good pictures. Memory to store everything is 70 MB internally and external expandable memory is 2 GB with a MicroSD card.
* For a simultaneous use of Nokia N73 and N78 together for a few days, i felt N73 is still the winner when talking about the picture quality in all modes, the speed of interface usage etc. But i can’t totally underestimate N78. Its an awesome device too, and the price of $300 is worthy for the multimedia featured mobile phone.