In my opinion this phone is better than ve66 for many reasons.It has 10 times better camera while optical and digital zooming and it has xenon flash.For a 5MP camera-phone i think it is one of the top 3.VE66 may have nice design (because it's slide) and smaller but the main keys for the menu and basic functions are crap and you frequently press them wrong.Also this one has better battery than VE66.Yes this one is bigger and simple(because it's a bar phone) and slow when you first bought it but if you put an other superfast firmware (not update) like R6637_G_81.03.0DR or a modded firmware found in some motomodding sites you will be happy with your new moto.Finally this phone has been more researched from the motomodders and has more potential than VE66 i think.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2010thank you for you attention but which one is faster ve66 or zn5i'm sorry, all i know about ve66 is on reviews. it's not available in vietnam. but no one has talked about its speed. I think it's acceptable, and it's not a matter to be complained about^^
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2010is this beter phone or moto ve66 please help me ? and is Call records increase 20 di... morethe camera in this phone is much better than that in ve66 ^^ but in the whole, ve66 is said to be better^^
Ian, 21 Jan 2010Pls info whether Cable TV Out including on Box or we must buy as additional acessories ?in box^^ in vietnam it is^^ im not sure in your coutry^^
I buy ZN5 before 2 days and have to say phone rocks!!!
First of all the cam is BEST-Kodak did the job, flash great in dark room two..
Phone have wlan which is so good, u can download messangers or surf internet...
Only thing I dont like on Moto is software, it is kind of slow..I like to enter apll in milliseconsds..
Anyway for the price I gave the phone is top of the pop.. :-)
It is def an excellent camera shooter.
zoom is not as good as sony ericssons in this same range and the battery life is quite average.
wud want to know what are the video formats this mobile supports?
Pls info whether Cable TV Out including on Box or
we must buy as additional acessories ?
is this beter phone or moto ve66
please help me ?
and is Call records increase
20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls is little
Exceptional mobile phone. Actually I consider it to be the Motorola’s MASTERPIECE.
Motorola is known to manufacture mobile phones with rock solid built quality using top notch & expensive materials like steel, aluminum, mineral glass rather than glossy plastic commonly used by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG. This has been always been Motorola’s strong point. The ZN5 is no exception either; it is almost built in metal & has a thick mineral glass over the TFT display matrix which is excellent. The set looks a feels like a monolith.
Actually a very famous website www.smape.com did a durability test on ZN5 and in one of their tests they rode over the ZN5 lying in the road on a Honda CRV weighing 2.5 tones. The ZN5 passed with flying colors. Only the mineral glass cover over the display was broken but the mobile phone operated normally receiving calls, playing music etc. I think this is enough of an example of the phone’s durability.
The display in ZN5 is way ahead of the European contenders like Nokia & Sony Ericsson. Actually mobile phones which are manufactured in Japan by Japanese companies have exceptional displays & generally are way better than the European counterparts. Just think about top LCD screen manufactures of the world – Sharp, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, JVC,etc all reside in Japan. Whereas European mobile phone manufactures use TFT displays manufactured by local European companies, Motorola uses TFT display manufactured by Sharp Corporation of Japan.
The phone is all about the camera and it does not disappoint on that ground. Believe me, it is currently the BEST 5 MP camera available today, make no mistake about it. Only the Nokia N82 comes close. On the review of www.mobiset.ru they compared the pictures taken by ZN5 & N82 of a same object (say a poster) under high magnification and found that ZN5’s picture contains higher details and better color saturation than N82. The ZN5 also has Kodak’s Perfect Touch Technology which can make any picture taken look sharper & brighter. Motorola ZN5 is also the industry first to introduce VARIABLE APERTURE technology in the camera unit. ZN5 has the most powerful xenon flash found on any mobile phone till date. It can take pictures at pitch dark with ease because of xenon flash and produce bright pictures.
The hardware found in ZN5 almost represents the hardware of a stealth fighter plane i.e. built to kill its opposition. Running on a Freescale MXC275-30 platform having 532 MHz ARM11 applications processor & 208MHz Digital Signal Processor speaks for itself. Also it has two Image Processing Units (IPU) instead of one, one is the dedicated Freescale IPU that comes with the MXC275-30 platform capable of handling up to 2 Mpix images & the other is Texas Instruments dedicated DM299 IPU which has a ARM7 processor embedded in it capable of handling up to 5 Mpix images. Thus ZN5 have hardware capable of handling 5+2=7 Mpix images and thus can handle image & video much better than any of its 5 Mpix opposition. Internal memory is 512 MB which is huge, no opposition can match that and also you can extend it up to 4GB with a microSD card.
Audio sound quality from the music player is awesome. Believe me some of the renowned Russian websites like www.smape.com, www.mobile-review.com, etc known for their thorough review have told that the ZN5 can challenge the mighty Apple iPod on this ground which, literally speaking is phenomenal for any mobile phone. After using Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung I have to accept that ZN5 is the best when it comes to sound quality. The inbuilt radio has very good reception quality and the sound is crisp and clear. The best radio I have ever seen till date on any mobile phone.
This mobile phone is capable of playing videos of very high bitrates (Higher bitrates means better quality) due to its 2 IPU’s & 208 Mhz DSP. Bitrates as high as 1100 kbps can be played easily.
I cannot stop praising the phone isn’t it!! Lastly one have to remember ZN5 is a smartphone since it comes with an operating system (Linux) and not just a software. So third party software’s and modding options are limitless.
Some technical details of Motorola ZN5
Platform : Freescale MXC275-30, using patented Mobile eXtreme Convergence (MXC) Technology
Applications Processor : 532 Mhz, ARM11
Width of Machine Word : 32 bit
Level 2 Cache : 128 KB
Digital Signal Processor(DSP) : 208 Mhz . Handles digital audio (MP3), video data. Includes Symphony Audio Processor.
Image Processing Units : 2 instead of 1 resulting to zero shutter lag & high bit rate video playing capability.
RAM : 64 MB, SDRAM
Internal Memory : 512 MB, Flash EEPROM
ROM : 128 MB
User accessible memory : 512 – 128 = 384 MB
Display Manufacturer : Sharp Corporation (Japan)
Display Type : Color, Transflective TFT display, Transmissive Micro Reflective(TMR)
Display Color Depth : 18bit/pixel (262144 scales)
Display Diagonal : 2.4 inch
Display Resolution : 240 X 320 (76800 pixels)
Dot Pitch : 166.6 pixel/inch
Video Out : NTSC/PAL resolution, Proprietary connector
BUILT IN DIGITAL CAMERA
Sensor Type : CMOS
Sensor Diagonal : 7.1 mm
Lens Manufacturer : Carl Zeiss
Lens Material : Plastic
Lens Diameter : 3 mm
Lens view angle : 62 degrees (diagonal), 52.6 degrees (horizontal)
Focal Length :5.56 mm
Aperture : Variable Aperture (Industry First for Mobile Phones)
Aperture mechanism : Automatic
Aperture range : f2.8/ f5.6
Focussing Technology : AutoFocus
Focus Range : 30 cm to infinity, Macro – 10 to 40 cm, Landscape – 5cm to infinity
Shutter Type : Mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed : 1/60 – 1/1000 seconds in Auto mode
Zoom : 4x
Max Resolution : 2592x1944 pixels on the sensor, 2560x1920 on a JPEG file (the difference is due to image processing algorithms).
Dot size - 2.2um.
Camera viewfinder : 2.4 inch 320 x 240 pixels 262 k colors at 30 fps.
Flash Type : Zenon
Flash module length : 8mm
Red Eye Reduction : Yes
Video Capture : 176X144 pixels @ 15 fps
Image Capturing & Video recording software provided by KODAK.
OS Name : MOTOMAGX
OS Version : LJ6.3
Latest Firmware Version : R6637_G_81.03.0ER (as on 12/12/2009)
Firmware obtaining Website : www.opensource.motorola.com
VIDEO PLAYING CAPIBILITY
File Type : MP4 (most efficient)
Maximum Bitrate : i) Maximum of [ 1000kbps @ 29.97fps, 320 X240 video & 128 kps audio, NTSC]
ii) Maximum of [ 1100 kbps @ 25fps, 320X240 video & 128 kbps audio, PAL]
This mobile is capable of playing video files having 3 times the bitrate (350 kbps is the standard) than its competition. Thus the video quality is exceptional almost like High Definition Movies.
BATTERY : 920 mAh, BX50
karan, 07 Jan 2010in my opinion motorola has vanished from indian market.. so no service no warrantee and no acc... moreHI Motorola is not vanished in India wait some days Motorola will get back in the game once they come back other brands will vanish especially Nokia,Samsung!
i found this how to mod motorola, sounds not easy huh??
by the way i bought new ZN5 with 40% discount, 250$ --> 150$ , how lucky i am...
hello everyone.i recently bought a zn5.It is a good phone but i want to install a diferent firmware to make it run faster.i mean simbiosis 4.how do i do that?Where i can find my java apllication?I would appreciate..:)
fred, 19 Dec 2009can youtube videos be watched on this phone?Yeah...
Youtube videos can streamed on zn5.