Andy, 17 Sep 2008I have just bought this phone.....I think it is much like the mote8 and thats not always a goo... moreHi mate, how's the built quality as compared to your "cracked" E8? (LOL). I guess the ZN5 should feel better and more secure in hand as it's slightly thicker.
I agreed with you too on the Crystal Talk. Moto's not really pushing the Crystal Talk itself as a selling point. Went around phone shops, only encountered one guy who talks about Moto's Crystal Talk as selling point, he's using V9 and comparing that to his previous SE. So if any guys from Motorola's Phone Marketing Division reading here, please execute justice on your own phone. I believe a short video presentation in YouTube solely on CrystalTalk should be good for a start. I guarantee you I'll download it and email to my friends.
Stuart, 17 Sep 2008Yup, Crystal Talk is important. Like us, once you've used it, you would expect the same voice ... moreAbsolutely agree with your statement
"For those who have not tried this feature, they wouldn't know what we are talking about here. So it's a selling point for Motorola in the long run"
On the other hand, I do respect for some others who may think everything else on a phone is more than voice quality. Though sorry, call me old fashion, a phone is a phone, and how can a phone be called a phone when it can't even provide clear voice communication?
Sadly, the marketing dept of Moto doesn't seem to advertise its Crystal Talk function much over its competitors...
Can't wait to get an Zn5 myself. One more network service provider in HK may offer one at around USD$300..
I have just bought this phone.....I think it is much like the mote8 and thats not always a good thing.
This phone has alot more grunt behind it and therefore I would have to say that compared to the Roker phone its a bit more user friendly
this is king of the king
nokia 6220 has 5mp camera then pls compare with it plz plz plz compare it with n82 compare it with samsung g600 plz plz plz
jjsoviet, 17 Sep 2008I respect your comment, but the ZN5 is really an exceptional phone. Its 5mp camera is the best... morelet's be objective, out of all cellphone with 5 mp namely,N95 n82 G810(samsung) U900soul all are very competitive when it comes to the picture quality. ZN5 saves pictures faster , we admit that. and that doesn't make it the best of all 5mp phones.
gg, 17 Sep 2008nokia have the same thing... called voice clarity. good features but i dont see anything espec... moreI respect your comment, but the ZN5 is really an exceptional phone. Its 5mp camera is the best one out there so far and its music clarity beats even the iPod.
Stuart, 17 Sep 2008Yup, Crystal Talk is important. Like us, once you've used it, you would expect the same voice ... morenokia have the same thing... called voice clarity. good features but i dont see anything especial about this.
100 Moto, 17 Sep 2008Actually 100 Moto doesn't imply I really want to get 100 Moto phones. (Will I live that long.... moreYup, Crystal Talk is important. Like us, once you've used it, you would expect the same voice quality in any phones you are going to own to have it too. For those who have not tried this feature, they wouldn't know what we are talking about here. So it's a selling point for Motorola in the long run, at least for me, I know I won't buy another phone without this voice quality technology unless other brands can come up with similiar technology and better built than Moto.
Stuart, 16 Sep 2008Hi 100 Moto (or 60 more to go, LOL)
When I took a glance and saw Er2M and the 100 Moto, I w... moreActually 100 Moto doesn't imply I really want to get 100 Moto phones. (Will I live that long...or have enought $, to get 100 of them?) Story is much more complicated.
Anyway, yesterday I was looking at Moto VE538, an OEM bar shape "basic" 3G phone selling for about USD$170 (what can you expect for that price!)
As a user (or rather a "collector"!) of Moto phones, I got turned away from VE538 for one good reason...lack of Crystal Talk, which I think is very important on bar phones.
I'm listening to the radio on my E8 as I type this, though my E8 won't be with me for too long, as I plan to trade it in for A1600, so I can try GPS and navigation with Moto.
Can't wait to get a copy of Zn5 as well, except I've to wait til the network service providers in HK to carry it, as my contract is about to end and renewal means some good discount on phones.
this fone is so gr8 but the only thing i hate about it is the edgy top and bottom if they were somehow curved it would've been better and the video quality is somehow bad. but the phone is the best 5 megapixel fone in the market till now
50.5mm (W) x 118mm (L) x 12mm (T) (16mm at camera lens)
Up to 349 to 574 minutes8 /Up to 310 to 579 hours8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
2.4” 240x320 262k TFT
Up to 350MB available memory6, optional removable 4GB7microSD card
· ModeShift Technology
· 5 megapixel camera, auto-focus, low-light setting, digital zoom
· Shutter speed: 1/60 – 1/1000 seconds in auto mode
· Multi-shot mode
· Capture modes: panorama, macro, multi-shot
· Editing effects: grayscale, sepia, negative, reddish, greenish, bluish,
brightness, sharpen, contrast, blur
· Panorama feature automatically matches continuous shots taken on
horizon line into single image
· Digital zoom lens
· Focal length: 5.56mm. Aperture: 2.8/5.6
· Digital viewfinder
· CrystalTalk Technology
· SMS, MMS, IM, personal e-mail3
· Full HTML open source browser
· 3.5mm A/V jack, FM radio, MP3, WMA
· Wi-Fi4 enabled/ WLAN: 802.11 b/g/i
· Windows Media Player® 11
· Video-C/P 15fps, MPEG4, H263
· TV out4
· AutoPairing with Motorola/Kodak Bluetooth-enabled accessories,
Stereo Bluetooth Class 2 wireless technology1 ,
High-Speed USB 2.0, Mobile Phone Tools3 and
compatible Kodak Bluetooth-enabled accessories including Kodak EasyShare printers
Tell us All About it
In phone mode, ZN5 features Motorola’s proprietary CrystalTalkTM Technology to help users hear and be heard, even in noisy environments. Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology enables pairing with compatible Bluetooth-enabled accessories, such as Motorola’s stereo Bluetooth-enabled headsets as well as Bluetooth-enabled KODAK All-In-One inkjet printers5
Snap and Share – Instantly!
No other phone from Motorola puts image capture first, with a high-resolution landscape screen and one of the fastest click-to-click times available for 5 megapixel camera phones.
Auto-focus locks in less than one second and there are no delays when taking one photo to the next. With one touch, users can view all their photos right from the home screen; no menus, no searching. ZN5 is optimized to work with KODAK EASYSHARE Software and provide one-touch access to KODAK Gallery1 or other Web sharing sites2, by using ShoZu1 to easily move pictures off the device, allowing consumers to print, share and enjoy their photos whenever they want. Share images with Edge or Wi-Fi connectivity 1,3 via Web sites directly from the device2 and display instant slideshows on your TV4 to friends and family with just one cable. Printing photos via Bluetooth® Wireless Technology5 is easy with KODAK Picture Kiosks and KODAK All-in-One Printers.
Redefining Mobile Imaging
Simply slide the lens cover open to illuminate ModeShift Technology, transforming the full-featured mobile phone into an ultra-fast 5 megapixel camera, complete with auto-focus, low-light optimization, and a bright Xenon flash. ZINETM ZN5 is the only mobile phone to have KODAK Imaging Technology that can be instantly combined with KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology for brighter, more vivid pictures on the spot which look noticeably better than pictures created without the technology. Users can take advantage of multiple capture modes, including panorama, which automatically stitches together continuous shots taken on the horizon line into a single, extended image1.
MOTOZINE ZN5 is the first mobile phone to combine Motorola’s ModeShift Technology and KODAK Imaging Technology redefining the quality, convenience and connectivity of mobile imaging devices.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2008wonderful phone................if u have this phone then tell abt it