Lee, 28 Apr 2010Yeah I agree, the phone is slow but the image quality is great. @kris - I am from the Philip... morelee! what techwebsite did you bought your ZN5? for how much in peso? i'm longing for this phone..is it thru corrier?
i m a music lover.litsening music daily 8to 10hrs.i use several phones(se,nokia n81).nw i using motorokr em30.my question is which phones have da best sound quality now available at market.plz xcept iphone suggest me a phone which have superb sound quality with gud user interference.plz reply.thnx
Yeah I agree, the phone is slow but the image quality is great.
@kris - I am from the Philippines too, I just bought my ZN5 used from a tech website.
Can we use 3rd party software utilities to fully backup the phone 100% information ? Yes, i mean all information, just like Siemens
lookwise it is really a nice phone and the sound quality is also good but as far as the performance is concern, it is lil bit slow then other phones though it has 500 Mhz of processor but it is slow.
Can any1 tell me how can we make it fast. ..
is this available in the philippines? been looking for the long time and i cant find one..ived used ROKRE8 before and want to upgade to this..
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2010R6637_G_81.03.0ERJust realized the different is LP. Thanks.
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2010R6637_G_81.03.0ERBtw, is it all OER firmware variants perform same?
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2010 But modded firmwares can also be unstable. You see when a official version is released the c... moreThanks for the answer, really worthy. Which official firmware that best for image and sound quality in your opinion? Please write me completely about current firmware you use (R.......). Cheers
fmoto, 18 Apr 2010I can perform multitasking and activate HSA panel (multi shortcut on display). Also more eye c... more
But modded firmwares can also be unstable. You see when a official version is released the company tests it through and through to eliminate any bugs. They can do this due to their financial resource & strength of people they have in their possession.
Also, modded firmwares can cause excessive strain on the hardware if not coded carefully. Say you installed a new firmware and found the interface speed jump up, so you thought, "oh it’s great". That speed may be in the expense of increasing the application processor speed to the maximum which in extreme case will result in a complete processor burn out.
All I want mean is that I am not opposing the use modded firmwares, a lot of them are really good as I found out and provide a significant advantage over official ones, but be careful before installing and try to read the details of the modded firmwares and the opinion of those people who have used it and try it only when you are fully satisfied.
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2010Tell me your opinion about 'officially released' & 'modded firmware'. Why are you using mo... moreI can perform multitasking and activate HSA panel (multi shortcut on display). Also more eye catching interface and some other tweaks. May I know your personal opinion about the official one and the modded one?
fmoto, 17 Apr 2010Thanks RishiGuru. I am currently running Symbiotic V photo version on my zn5. It has OER, O5R ... moreTell me your opinion about 'officially released' & 'modded firmware'. Why are you using modded firmware? What are the benefits you are getting in your modded firmware that are not available in the stock one?
RishiGuru, 17 Apr 2010I have used Symbiosis before and am currently running the officially released 0ER firmware. I ... moreThanks RishiGuru. I am currently running Symbiotic V photo version on my zn5. It has OER, O5R and AR camera library. You're true that audio quality is one of the best in music phone. It also looks fashionable and very well build quality.
What pros and cons you found with unofficial firmware than official one. I am stacked with my official firmware as when i've tried to update it said my warranty is already over, so I couldn't perform official update. I am noob in modding. Cheers
fmoto, 16 Apr 2010Very nice writing, RishiGuru. I found zn5 is the best solution for music and image enthusiast.... moreI have used Symbiosis before and am currently running the officially released 0ER firmware. I used to do a lot of modding when I was in college, but currently the modding ghost have gave up on me, I am quite happy with 0ER.
I am a music aficionado & give a lot of stress to the audio sound quality of a handset. I have personally tried different handsets from different manufactures like Sony Ericsson, Nokia & Motorola. But when it comes to PURE SOUND QUALITY nothing comes close to Motorola.
I will try illustrating by giving an example:
Think you are the boss in an office where three women are working under you.
1) Extremely beautiful lady who cannot do her work properly: Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson renowned Walkman series phones have an exceptionally beautiful music player interface with so many controls, snazzy feel, ease of use, ability to use different skins in music player, MEGABASS etc. You think you have the best music phone but actually the case is just the opposite.
It is to be noted that the audio sound quality depends on a number of factors, but in case of Sony Ericsson the only factor to be taken into consideration is it's default inbuilt equalizer setting, which instead of being a flat curve figuratively resembles the letter "V" but it doesn't stands for "Victory", alas. You can only dream of the range of 20-20000 HZ, the sound ranges from 0-80 Hz to somewhere behind 12000 Hz, and there's no middle at all. This kind of sound can be easily referred to "squeak & bass" genre, and if it may seem acceptable for those accustomed to boom boxes, a refined music connoisseur is going to be terrified.
Sony Ericsson also do not provide the all important 3.5mm audio jack as it allows to avoid accidental signal distortions and we can also use the headphone of our choice, rather than buying SE branded headphones only. That's how the legends turn to dust - smooth and easy.
2) Beautiful woman who can work properly: Nokia
Nokia renowned XpressMusic series phones have a very good music player interface with many controls may be not as many as Sony Ericsson but still we can use different skins in music player, download online songs, etc.
As for the Nokia music solutions, one must say that they always were in a sharp animosity with those of the Sony Ericsson camp. The strategy of building music phones in Nokia differs just as drastically as the sound in their headphones. Just be pleased to meet all of your best friends: the low, the middle and the high frequencies and they're all balanced and there's not a ghost of a chance to see the familiar "V" letter on your equalizer.
Nokia also provide the all important 3.5mm audio jack as it allows avoiding accidental signal distortions and we can also use the headphone of our choice. I should probably run across this "well-balanced lady" than the one before.
3) Simple looking lady who can work extremely well: Motorola
ZN5 is not a music oriented phone but still inherited all the good qualities from the ROKR series. This is because both ROKR & MotoZine series to which ZN5 belongs runs on the same software & hardware platform.
The music player interface is good, simple & effective and does not have the number of options its opposition provides, lacking the snazzy feel and thus looks pale in comparison to Sony Ericsson & Nokia. It is also a bit slower than both Nokia & Sony Ericsson, and you do not get different skins options for the music player. So by now you come to the conclusion that ZN5 is not good for listening music. Believe me this is where you make the biggest mistake.
It's not much of a secret that every music phone manufacturer tries everything to outreach its competitors in terms of sound quality. Motorola tends to put more emphasis in the idea that quality should prevail over snazzy interface & puts all of your hard earned money in high quality hardware rather than making snazzy interface. The utilization of dedicated Digital Signal Processor (DSP), a detached processor to carry out all of the music operations instead of overloading the main CPU with them it results in a considerable improvement of sounding results in an unmatched quality of sound since DSP puts into action sophisticated algorithms & advanced audio codec’s to improve the audio signal. The DSP separates unwanted noise from the audio signal, and only then is passed to the amplifier.
ZN5 utilizes a dedicated 208 MHZ StarCore SC140e DSP and a selection of advanced audio codec’s. The Spatial Audio technology polishes the resulting audio signal to a state of perfection rarely seen on a mobile phone these days. I also looked in the RMAA sound test graphs as published by different websites, the sound characteristic needs no explanation, because we face one of the best decisions at the personal audio market, ZN5 is not ashamed to compare itself with players from Creative ZEN, Sony, Cowon or even Apple iPod. It also has the all important 3.5mm audio jack as it allows avoiding accidental signal distortions and we can also use the headphone of our choice.
I am dealing with one of the best solutions for pure listening pleasure, with a clean sound devoid of any colorings, embellishment or ornamentation in the sound, commonly found in Sony Ericsson phones. Now I can easily hear many of the previously obscure details in the compositions of a complicated music composition, and if desired, with a quality headset, can clearly set apart all the instruments used in the music composition, thus I am able to focus not only on the primary instrument, which is audible, but also on the fact that what instrument I want to hear.
So, you see at the end of the day when you are forced by your superiors to fire two of the three lady employees & keep only one, you as their boss will ultimately choose the one who happens to be the best worker THE SIMPLE LOOKING LADY WHO CAN WORK EXTREMELY WELL!!!
RishiGuru, 16 Apr 2010'0ER' is the latest firmware version available for ZN5.
Versions in descending order:
0FR... moreVery nice writing, RishiGuru. I found zn5 is the best solution for music and image enthusiast. Its audio quality is much better than Nokia 5800 xpress music. I have both of them, only zn5 that produces more detils and balanced sound.
Btw, did u ever uses modded firmware like Symbiosis? Please i wanna know ur opinion compare to stocked firmware. Thanks and have a great day.