i adore Linux platforms in mobile phones, and as soon as i've seen it in markets i instantly bought it.
the Camera as 5 MP is outstanding - the speed of taking photos is also remarkable, the headsets is loud and nice, the alarm ring tones - can ring the whole song (not just 1 minute of it), the screen & color is amazing, the design is something else neat design of the buttons but not separated that you might press two/three keys per once, & it is slow, hard to find a decent software for it, the media player is bit weird, group SMSing is 1 by 1 which ends up with lots of (timeout of sending) and stay in your outbox. & i was hoping that the CD suit might be installed on linux OS but i was wrong.
i can mod it but i'm afraid to brick it.
in the end - i need to obtain another device that provide my needs - but i'm keeping this unique piece.
Hey people. What about EAP/TTLS and PAP support? I really need it to connect this phone on my collage via WiFi.
every time I try to take a picture with the motozine it says "camera is busy" and shuts the camera function down. anybody know how to fix this?
if u have plan to buy a unit, go for ZN5, the best cellphone i ever had, previously i used nokia n95, k850..as of now, i can truly say motorola is the best for now
John Abraham, 17 Dec 2009Any time better than Nokia, Sony or Samsungno way
stwn, 17 Dec 2009How the camera quality of ZN5 compared to SE K800i and SE K850i...zn5 camera quality is miles ahead than K800i and SE K850i...
just near Rival is n82
anyway zn5 is best 5mp at world
Jonathon, 16 Dec 2009hi there good people does this cell support facebook? thank youthis fone supports Shozu, by which u can quickly upload fotos on facebook or videos on youtube (via wifi or gprs)
hi there good people
can anyone tell me what do you get in the box eg headphones memory card usb cable as i am very interested in purchasing this cell
I think nokia's wifi phone have the ability to catches signal(hotspot)far better than Moto ZN5's. cant rely the ZN5's wifi.
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. 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.
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. Motorola ZN5 is also the industry first to introduce VARIABLE APERTURE technology in the camera unit of ZN5.
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 processor speaks for itself. Also it has two Image Processing Units (IPU) instead of one and thus can handle image & video much better than its opposition. Internal memory is 512 MB which is huge, 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.
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.
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
The most recent firmware is 0ER & not 0DR. I am an member of opensource.motorola.com i asked this question to Dennis Deng(Administratior).
Which is the latest firmware?
Currently a month ago i updated my ZN5 (not the T-Mobile version) firmware by Motorola Software Update. After updation i found version to be R6637_G_81.03.0ER. I also found my bootloader version being 06.2A. Currently in opensource.motorola.com a newer firmware R6637_G_81.03.0DR is available. But when i again use software update it says no new updates are available. Also 0ER comes after 0DR so logically 0ER should be latest version but the realase date of 0DR is later than 0ER.
Answer : R6637_G_81.03.0ER is later software.The date the OSS source of R6637_G_81.03.0DR is posted to opensource.motorola.com is not the same as R6637_G_81.03.0DR software release date. In this particular case, R6637_G_81.03.0DR OSS source was posted later than that of R6637_G_81.03.0ER.