In my last post i tried to cover all the good aspects. now i will try to point some of the things which needs some improvemnt or is missing.
This is a serious miss by motorola for not including FM. many people will reject this model due to lack of FM considering that there is no walkman phones without FM. Rokr E2 and E6 have FM and there is no reason for Z6 to miss out FM.
2. fingerprint magnet.
The black glossy finish looks excellent but also attracts fingerprint instantly about which nothing can be done except wiping it regularly.
3. Only 3 Alarms.
i was surprised to see that we can have only 3 alarms at a time. although we can customize it for any number of days we want but still, only 3 alarms is a restriction atleast for me. though one good feature is that we can set the snooze time.
4. Video recording.
Its a true fact that motorola is very bad when it comes to imaging and recording. there is a lot of scope of improvement. One simple example is that when we activate landscape mode, the option menu are still shown in portrait mode.
5. Missing things in media player.
Although the layout of media player is very good but still it lacks somethings.
a. pressing music keys opens up media library but pressing it again does not hide it as with all walkman phones or even with E2. for minimizing it, we have to either select from options or hit the back button. now when minimizing only the player minimizes and not the media library, and so if we wish to pause or stop playing music when we are browsing media library, the only option is to close the media library and then pause the minimized media player. If pressing music button would have minimized music player, the operation would have been that much easy.
b. We cannot search songs in playlist like we search in phonebook. In walkman phones we can do that for the first letter. this is not as serious drawback as due to fast browsing, we wont waste anytime in finding songs.
c. if in the middle of playback, i hit the stop button and again play the song, the bassboost and spatial audio option gets disabled automatically although it shows on in the settings. for enabling it , i have to first off it and then on it. i dont know whether this is a common bug or its for my mobile only.
6. Installing Themes
Istalling themes should have been easier as is the case with SE phones.
This are the only drawbacks which i could list out as this are the problems i faced, but really, except FM, nothing else is serious and one will forget everything for the shear joy it gives when using the lightning fast speed.
i bought rokr Z6 last week and i am more than satisfied with this phone. i had 3 choices in my mind, z6, nokia 5700 ans SE W610. finally i chose Z6. some of the exiting features of Z6 are
1. Menu speed
It has one of the fastest operating system. there is not even a slight lag when browsing through menus. i have filled my 1 Gb memory card (which came along with phone) with around 200 songs and still the speed is not effected.
2. Screen Quality.
Arguably the best screen available for mobiles. even the 16M colour display of nokia cannot beat Z6 in terms of clarity and brightness.
3. Music Quality
Though the bundled headphones is not as good as those with walkman phones , still it deliveres excellent sound quality. there are seven levels of bass boost that can be adjusted according to our requirement. Spatial audio is the trump card for enhancing the music. i have ordered mini usb to 3.5mm audio converter from bazee and just cannot wait to hear the sound from my custom headphones. one more distinct advantage of Z6 over walkman phones is that it supports wide variety of audio formats including rm and wma.
4. external speakers
Although it has only one external speaker but still it has excellent output. It will easily beat any walkman phones (except W550).
5. Stereo bluetooth
Again arguably best solution available today. walkman phones have strange problem of compatibility with stereo bluetooth devices available due to which the equalizer setting (including Mega Bass) gets disabled. whereas there is no problem with Z6.
6. USB transfer.
USB transfer through computer is lightning fast. each song takes a max 3 sec to copy. transfer speed is about 2MB/sec. There is not even a single phone (other than RoKr E2 and Rokr E6) which has a transfer speed atleast equal to 50% of this. even nokia N95 has transfer speed less than 1MB/sec.
7. Looks and build quality.
my previous phones were motorola E398 and rokr E2. this is the best looking phone i have used. the glossy black finish is excellent and looks a class apart. The green light for charging and blue light for bluetooth indicator looks very cool.
Equipped with 2MP camera, the photo quality is good where lighting conditions are good. in dark places, it is not so satisfactory.
9. Video playback.
Due to its large processor, playing movies for Z6 is very easy. movies also look good due to its excellent screen. there is no lag and also video and audio are synchronized even when played through stereo bluetooth.
10. Talking Phone.
one interesting feature of rokr series is the presence of talking phone. enabling it, the phone reads out menu item, contacts list name and also incoming messages.A cool and unique feature to have.
11. Message lock
Very few people will be knowing about this feature. we can actually lock our messages using numbered code which is required to open any incoming message and also to enter in to messages folder. This is very important for me as i have many private messages which i dont want anybody to read it even accidently.
Now for some shortcoming of this phone.
1. No FM. (This is one serious Drawback and i think should not have been missed for a music phone)
2. Only 3 alarm can be set (although it will be sufficient for most).
3. Video recording is not that good.
4. For people with large hands, it will take some time to get adjusted with the keyapad.
all in all i can say that i got the best deal for Rs 11600.
If anybody has any querries regarding this phone can ask me or email me.
about third party application and games, it supports java games and softwares which are available in abundance. you just have to search the net for that. you will get all u want.
since it is an linux java operating system, it wont support any symbian files namely .sys files.
the theme extension for Z6 is .chm which is same as rokr E2. Installing themes on Z6 is not possible till now, but soon can be done when people starts modding with this phone.
just to tell you, the phone comes with 3 preinstalled themes and all are pretty good. although easier way of installing new themes (like on nokia symbian and SE phones) would really have been nice.
To sijusid - what is the xtension of built in themes present in the handset ? Can u install .sis themes ? Also , can u install third party applications ? Do we find enough applications and softwares for this handset ?
it does not have real player. it has its own unique player which supports many formats including rm files.
to make it clear for you, all the sound formats which nokia symbian phones can play are played by rokr too.
this is one of the advantage of rokr over walkman phones.
yes, we can view movies and pics in full screen. also their is slideshow feature when viewing pics.
Hi and thanks to all who helped answer all the questions bt i have one more-can you view your pictures and videos in full screen? Tnx in advance
What is the xtension of the themes present in the handset ? Is it .sis ?
Has this handset got a real player ? And , Is it capable of playing .rm files ?
To vikas - premium edition means , along with the handset , u also get a s9 bluetooth headset..thats it..and in ordinary edition , u wont get that...ordinary edition costs 11800 rupees and premium edition costs 14800 rupees...,
can some one tell me if mxit works on this phone.. n is it worth buying
i am just back after buying this phone for Rs 11600 indian rupee. will be soon posting a detailed review for all users.
well, the pack comes with media player 11, but for that you need Windows XP original (so couldn try it...gee). well, otherwise also, its real smooth to transfer files. no, it does not open in pocket.. got real smooth and sturdy slide, which closes with a thud. and till now, no shaky feelings.
now, tell me, how do other owners potect it from scratches?? the glossy looks are too hot and sexy to let it be scratched.. im already quite possesive abt it.. please tell me how u maintain it.. and does it scratch in regular trouser pockets.. (i still carry mine in a pouch ..) touch wood :)
on bass boost: yes, it makes a difference, quite a big one on earphones. But i suggest you get a separate 3.5mm connecter and a better headphone for the ultimate effects. Yes, it smacks the SE Walkman series, not 850i though... they sound the same, quite close to iPods too (remember - ROKR was Apple creation, and iTunes 1st made appearance in ROKR series, and now in iPhone)
ROKR Z6 has a dedicated music key.
The ARM 11 processor is amazingly fast, and you'll be surprised coz it works at the o2 atom - Jamin levels.. its really good for users like me. got very less access times.
i got mine last sunday, and i was completely blown over.. with all those moto $hits ive used till now, this one beats all mobiles (in 100000 - 13000Rs.) range hands down.. amazing screen clarity, 1 GB trans flash card.. all for 11700rs.. amazing, eh?? go for it people, all you guys there...
Hey whats the Z6 Premium Edition..............
Haven't heard of anything of that sort even from the developers.....
And can you plz let me know whats the plugin i really wanna get a hold of it..............
a humble request.... :)
the Z6 will not support any .sis software. Those are for Symbian OS, which is completely different from Linux. The MOTORIZR Z8 will be Symbian-based.
There's a lot of Linux software around though.
It runs on linux ... so definitely it shud run .sis ext, but will require some kinda plugin.
I have decided to got for Z6 Premium edition.
will get this or w610i 2day.....
no it`s running on linux so ono sis(symbian) suppprt...heard the music is gr8...will check it out with w610...let see may the best phone win