eddie, 14 Jun 2008The same reason you want a phone for a GPS. The Z9 could be an awesome phone, but lack of goo... moreIf you want a seriously good camera you don't buy a mobile phone. You buy a digital camera.
Personally I think the camera is perfect for what its intended for.
Peky, 29 Jun 2008Motorola is the worst in the market.Few models whith quality and they gives a lots of problemsYou got the right to decide what's good and what's bad for you, that's your own and very individual evaluation. Hence if you like any particular brands or models of say Nokia or Sony Ericcson for example, go ahead and help others on their questions on your preferred models at their particular website. Most of the people visiting this website are interested to know more about this phone or providing feedbacks (constructively) or they are already users looking for somebody to help them on questions with regards to functions or features of this phone model.
So please help us to understand what is your purpose(s) of your comment here? Are you saying this so that people will stop buying Motorola phones? Are you happier if people stop buying Motorola phones?
Look friend, I do believe in favouratizm, means there are people who prefer different brands or models, therefore most brands will still sell on their own - depending on quantity. So if you like certain brands or models, kindly channel your energy to help those in need instead of wasting your energy here.
Motorola is the worst in the market.Few models whith quality and they gives a lots of problems
I share your confusion too years ago whether which phone to choose. I found out that since there are 3 design types available, I now know that I'm more suited to use either a slide or candy bar design. I'll explain why.
Candy bar Design
Easy, one hand operation, view screen without having to flip open (as clamshell design). Very well suited for people who use to carry things around like bags, documents or equipment during work.
Fashionable design, many designs require 2 hands to operate eventhough it can be one hand operated, (some will say) but it'll definitely last longer if operate with 2 hands putting less pressure on the hinge. Imagine when your hands are full of things while a call comes ringing.
Similar to Candy bar design but project more elegants in design. Can definitely be operated with one hand. Keeping a slide phone in a tight pocket with frequent bending/straightening positions could put the sliding mechanizm under stress due to multiple angle pressures.
So if you are like a friend of mine, working as a car mechanic, candy bar design is the preferred design as he kneels, stands, lying down while working. He could answer calls by looking and press the button with one hand too. Even better, if he has a bluetooth headset with ear hook and sets his call answering to auto answer after a few rings. I guess by now you'll see what I'm trying to say.
I would suggest you determine which type of phone design you want or suits you, then look at what features you want in that phone. My personal opinion, if you do not require 3G, don't go a 3G phone as it consumes more battery than non 3G phone.
So Z9 or U9, you'll need to decide for yourself base on your own requirement.
Good luck Hans.
thanx a lot.
i actually confusing to buy z9 or u9.
anyway thank you for answer my question.
abhishek, 18 Jun 2008does motorola have any 5 mp camera phoneto abhishek,
yes there is an upcoming model motorola ZN5 which kodak incorporates its 5 megapixel cam.
this phone sucks.really bad,its so dumb it got no numbers on it.u hav 2 pay for everything and that jus playin freaker.u even hav u make only 4 calls fr the day.
Rhino, 18 Jun 2008Motorola is cheap, has poor build quality and above all it is way to expensive for the feature... moreYou obviously haven't used a moto before. When it come to build quality, even the mid-ranged phones of moto (L72) will make the high end models of Nokia feel cheap.
The Z9 will make ANY Nokia phone feel second rate.
Motorola is cheap, has poor build quality and above all it is way to expensive for the feature set that you get. If anything go Nokia Samsung or Sony Ericcson.
Call quality for the Z9 is very good for me. head and shoulders above the crappy iPhone call quality.
The sound call quality of this phone is awesome. The speaker quality is ok. Other than that, not worth it. You can get SE, Nokia, LG, or Samsung and have a far superior phone. Thanx, eddie
I can't answer you directly whether the Z9's sound quality is good or bad. Since the Z9 and other Motorola phones are utilizing Crystal Talk Technology, I could base my feedback to you from my personal experience on this particular feature since I'm a V8 user. I'll break my feedbacks to 3 sections.
1) Internal Sound quality
Crystal Talk Technology - so far the best I've experienced, compared with Sony Ericsson, Nokia and PDA phones.
2) External Sound quality
Rear speaker - not bad at all, lose out to the old K750i Sony Ericsson (I was surprised with its performance) but is better than the K550i which is a later model. I believe the "W" walkman models should outperform the Z9, maybe, maybe not.
3) Based on reviews
Try CNET, I've read the reviews, I would put it as approx. 95% of users review said the Z9's Crystal Talk is the best.
So which one are you looking for? The internal sound quality or the external?
Based on my V8's Crystal Talk performance, I would say it's fantastic, really clear and crisp. The bass and treble are well balanced, unlike many phones I've used, they tend to have higher treble, making conversation with someone that talks loud uncomfortable to hear.
I'm currently eyeing the Z9, personally I don't like to have the 3G feature as it'll consume more battery than normal but I can't say the 3G is bad as it's a feature that many users want - but not many uses it.
Hope the above helps.
moto_w_GPS, 14 Jun 2008Who buys a phone for the built in camera? Give me a break if you want to take and edit picture... moreThe same reason you want a phone for a GPS. The Z9 could be an awesome phone, but lack of good camera and functionability makes it a piece of crap. Motorola sucks in the camera dept. My girls sony W580 with no flash takes a better picture than motorola. I'm sorry, people want and all around good camera phone and motorola just does'nt cut it. And when all you're competitors are making them, you better step up motorola. Thanx, eddie
Sorry guys, WiFi is not the future. Grab yourself a data plan and you will see why looking for a WiFi hotspot is for beggers. AT&T Wireless offers unlimited MediaNet for like $15/month on 3G. Do not waste your money and battery life on WiFi eequiped phones. And what are you going to do with a touch screen? Put your fingerprints all over it and pretend you are cool like Apple fanboys? Give me the responsive feel of real buttons please.
Who buys a phone for the built in camera? Give me a break if you want to take and edit pictures buy a real camera and get Photoshop! Final Motorola is including GPS in there non-smart phones! Now GPS there is a feature every phone will have after July 11th (aka iphone 3G release day, thanks Apple a year too late on the GPS, we have all had to suffer). The Z9 has JSR 179 support, meaning you can run free GPS location based midlets (never buy AT&T's or anyones GPS crap for your mobile it is a rip off! Now if Moto would put this in a better form factor (slide phones suck!) and stop charging an arm and a leg for crappy media features they might have a product.