definetly you cannot find any other phone that has a 5mp camera and gives you better images then ZN5.
i do agree that the phone is a little slow to execute the commands but that does not affect downloading speed from the internet or viewing videos on youtube.
people may hate the phone because they think the phone looks too good so it will performe too good. Guys please check the specification.It is just a simple handset with extra-ordinary camera.
please keep the handset away from liquid damage cause i accidently drowned ma handset in water and could not get it fixed and m still looking for a handset that has camera as crystal as this one and price also similar range.
rem, 03 Jul 2010S/W Version: R6637_G_81.03.05R Flex Version: GCJPIXLCOREEU056 Do you have problems when typi... moreYes, that's it... but I think it's not a S/W issue, but a Flex one. Anyway, ZN5 is a pretty old device and probably will be no more firmware updates. officially, I mean :-) because I really don't want to flash my Moto with any "handmade" firmware... At least, the new entries from motorola solved this issue, I checked it with my hand. :-)
Horia, 02 Jul 2010Pls, what S/W version do you have on your device? And what Flex version? What about Romanian l... moreS/W Version: R6637_G_81.03.05R
Flex Version: GCJPIXLCOREEU056
Do you have problems when typing with romanian characters? I tried to use romanian as language for texting and sometimes the sms is switching to mms plus can`t find all the characters i need so i guess you got the same problem. I use english instead and works fine. Maybe another firmware will solve this issue, a newer and better one as i heard, like 0ER for example. I would like to use this version but i am afraid not to avoid the warranty because you need to flash the phone software using an unofficial program, so i`am stuck with 05R for the moment.
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!!!
rem, 01 Jul 2010I bought a brand new one, unlocked, with no contract from Germanos Romania, about three month... morePls, what S/W version do you have on your device? And what Flex version? What about Romanian letters in SMS? Thx.
deny Abindan, 01 Jul 2010I love the phone even though I haven't got it yet..how much did you bought it guys??i want to know..I bought a brand new one, unlocked, with no contract from Germanos Romania, about three months ago with 120 euros. You can still buy a new one from an online shop with prices starting from 140 euros.
vik..., 29 Jun 2010i cant use my wifi,, help me out plzGo to Settings-Connections-Data Connections and add a connection with "connections preference" set to "Wi-Fi only". Then go to Browser-Browser Setup-Browser Profiles and create a new profile using for "Data connections" the account you just created in data connections. Done!
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2010I love this phone, never had a problem with it, sometimes you just get a bad phone. Mine was n... moreI love the phone even though I haven't got it yet..how much did you bought it guys??i want to know..
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2010hey guys whiche firmware is the best for best quality picture - i very like photography ?... moreS/W version R6637_G_81.03.05R works fine for photo camera. It's fast and reliable. A lot of post-processing tools are available within this S/W.
Good device, very good sound in calls, very fast and clear photo camera (about 10,000 photos in 19 months of use. Nice menus and icons, but there are some inconsistencies at this level...
Sometime lose signal in 1800 MHz band, when signal is weak and when other sets don't, but in 900 MHz it roks.
Does Motorola published any firmware upgrade to solve the problem of displaying Romanian letters ă,î,ş,ţ,â in SMS? and more important, to prevent changing a SMS into MMS when using special characters...
whiche firmware is the best for best quality picture
i very like photography ?
i buy this phone today .
i very love this phone
very nice design
I love this phone, never had a problem with it, sometimes you just get a bad phone. Mine was never slow and it was the best camera u can get on a phone..
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2010This phone is very slow. Flash with OER firmware. It's the fastest official one i've ever tried. There are other firmwares out there. You can try one which you like.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Replace your stock firmware with a moded firmware like symbiosis, i use silence 7 firmware, in... moreDoes the Symbiosis modded firmware eliminate any stock features of the zine?