Who is the real N73 successor – N78 or 6220 Classic?

26. June 2008 at 19:03


As you maybe know, Nokia announced a bunch of devices at the Mobile World Congress this year. One of them, the N78, is according to Nokia the new N73 successor. The N73 was or is one of the most sold Nokia devices although it was never a flagship. However, there is just another device which could be the perfect successor. I’m talking about the Nokia 6220 Classic. I want to find out which device earns to be called the real N73 successor:

First off, what does the next N73 need? Of course a good camera, good, a special design, good keys and a reason why the average user would buy it.


In terms of camera the N78 offers a 3.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and autofocus, just like the N73 does. More over, you can geo-tag your pictures using the built in GPS. This means that the location the picture was taken is saved in the picture’s file. The 6220, however, features a 5 megapixel camera also with autofocus, a pretty bright Xenon flash we all know from the N82 and a Carl Zeiss lens as well. Either than that it has just the same camera functions as the N78 (including geo-tagging). Unfortunately, N78’s lens is unprotected whereby 6220 has a great camera shutter.

Winner: 6220

Form factor:

Both, the 6220 and N78 are pretty handy. The N78’s dimensions are 113 x 49 x 15.1 mm and has a weight of 101.8 g. The 6220’s size is 108 x 47 x 15 mm and its weight is 90g. It’s clear that the 6220 is ways smaller and lighter than the N78. But both devices feels great in your hand and are pretty handy. This is a aspect which is really important for the average user.

Winner: Both

Well, design depends on the point of view but nevertheless you can see clear differences between both phones. The N78 is rather timeless and at the same time pretty stylish. So, it’s perfect for every age, whether for teenagers or the busy business man. Honestly I can’t describe 6220’s design. It’s neither timeless nor has it a clear design but nevertheless it’s kind of fresh. I think, the average user would choose the N78.

Winner: N78



A pretty important thing for the average user are the keys. As you can see from the picture, the 6220 has big keys whereby the N78 has really small and thin keys which need some time to be used properly.

Winner: 6220

N78’s special feature:

The N78 offers a build in FM-transmitter which allows to transmit your music to your FM radio, for example in your car. This is pretty nifty and useful.

6220’s special feature:

Like the N82 or the N95 also the 6220 offers the TV-out function which allows to connect a TV-set with your 6220 and display everything on the large TV. This is especially useful when showing videos or pictures on a large TV.

Other important things

The N78 offers a 2.4” screen and due to WiFI fa fast Internet connection. Unfortunately, the 6220 has just a 2.2” screen and no WiFi. However if you love recording videos with your device you should choose the 6220 since it records videos with VGA quality and 30 frames per second.


Who is the real N73 successor? This is a question you have to decide on your own. Both devices offers a huge amount of features. However, if you need a powerful camera and video replacement you’ll totally love the 6220. The N78 however, allows fast internet thanks to WiFi and offers a bigger screen plus an built in FM-Transmitter. What do you think? Tell me your opinion.