gg, 25 Nov 2008wow amazing! This is exactly what an Iphone would look like if it went on a 6 month feeding fr... more"wow amazing! This is exactly what an Iphone would look like if it went on a 6 month feeding frenzy at Mcdonalds.."
the menu looks like iphones menu.... why motorola was making phones whoes looks like ather??? it's a good phone but i think the apple iphone is much better than motorola.........
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2008Reviews and tests / Motorola MotoZINE ZN5: Kodak vs Carl Zeiss and Cyber-shot?
SMAPE’s opin... moreYou could write sonthing yourself instead copy and paste !!!!
Anyone cann google for it!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2008I talk about international; not Japanese only release."I talk about international; not Japanese only release", you are one sad piece of work, really, haha!! sorry i just had to laugh. So if the first car was invented in America and driven there for a few years before a Japanese company copied it and exported it to the world, then the Japanense would still not have invented it, America would still first to invent and use a car you nitwit. I a person in country invents something and the country uses it for awhile before some other intenational company copies it and exports it. It's still that person ans countries invention. If people think as dumb as you then you have to rewrite the histroy every invention and innovation.
i agree with davide.. who cares about the N95 or any other Nokia phone ZN5 is compared with.. the N82 has superior camera to all the other Nokias.. he is comparinn with the N82.. why are people bringing up nonsense phones like the N95.. lack of understanding or what?
very sorry to say , Motorola is really a looser in term of specification and UI,a lot of software problem r there,Motorola....! old is gold but you r not more than an ordinary stone
SE C902 or moto ZN5 which phone is better in all style, camera,user friendly,&battery ?
Ok Folks can we just drop this who's first thingy. Enough credits has been given for their contribution. We cant sit here and sympathize anymore. What we need to look at now is what they are doing at present. lets not deviate. They are trying out different things. That's a good sign. This is going to be their first 'date' with windows. Lets see how it works. I don't like the look. not at all though.
There is another leak about a slider MOTO qwerty QA30 that GSMarena didn't mention.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2008I talk about international; not Japanese only release.lol. you always said 'the first one to...'. and you did not mentioned international a while ago. and you were boasting that motorola did first in every technology. good thing you did not mentioned they were first in GSM. hahaha.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2008Motorola A1010 since around 15 February 2005
m o b i l e t e c h n e w s . c o m /info/2005/0... moresir, i think the first 3G network was established in Japan during the late 2001. This was called the FOMA network. and immediately, they started selling FOMA phones during that year also. so, when moto released A1010 on february 2005, Japaneses already did it 4 years earlier...
as far as i know, when it comes to telephony, Japan comes first. They just have different way to name their system so it confuses us sometimes, but the technology is still the same.
Motorola is still in business? Wow....who would be dumb enough to buy Motorola phones? Motorola is to phones as GM is to Cars. They both need to go down under.
Camera comparison: MotoZN5 vs N95 8GB
Written by Edward "ILikeMyNok" Umana on November 18, 2008 – 12:04 am
Overall, the pictures from the ZN5 were much better, the colors were sharper and the ZN5’s shots had less noise than the N95 8GB’s. I believe that the difference lays in the Kodak technology that the Motorola ZN5 includes.
Source: p h o n e r e p o r t . i n f o/2008/11/18/camera-comparison-motozn5-vs-n95-8gb/#more-5146
I already give fact Motorola ZN5 has much better camera quality than Nokia N82. Now prove it, if you says Nokia N82 have better camera quality than Motorola ZN5.
Motorola A1010 since around 15 February 2005
m o b i l e t e c h n e w s . c o m /info/2005/02/15/012850.html
Motorola ZN5 vs. Samsung Innov8
Yikes. This might just be the closest cell phone Prizefight ever. After trouncing the Sony Ericsson C902 in the previous camera phone Prizefight, the Motorola ZN5 barely eked out a win over the Samsung Innov8. It is a surprising result, considering the Innov8 offers more features and a higher resolution camera. However, the ZN5's superior call quality and design put it on a path to victory. It even managed to hold its own in the camera and photo quality round to have a tie. It just goes to show that bigger is not always better. All hail the Motorola ZN5, the champion camera phone.
Motorola ZN5 vs. Sony Ericsson C902
In the battle of the high-end camera phones, the Motorola ZN5 is the winner. It wasn't a blowout--indeed, the C902 put up a good enough fight to have a tie in call quality and design--but the ZN5 pulled away in the remaining rounds to emerge victorious. Not only does it offer a better camera with superior photo quality, but its navigation and features rank higher as well. Now it will go on to face the 8-megapixel Samsung Innov8 in the next Prizefight.
Review of GSM/UMTS-handset Motorola ZN5
The reception quality of the ZN5 was never an issue during our quality time with it, for it is a typical Motorola branded phone. The loudspeaker’s volume is higher than average, so you’ll have no problems hearing call alerts even on a noisy street. The vibro alert performed just as well.
Banking on the imaging department Motorola has come up with an interesting and well-rounded product. As far as image quality is concerned it’s one of the best solutions you can find out there, and it’s definitely ahead all other mass-market phones. For now, let’s leave the Sony Ericsson C905 and Samsung 8150 out of the picture, since they both employ the same Samsung-branded 8 Mpix CMOS module and certainly do surpass the ZN5 on some fronts, but are nothing out of this world after all. What’s more interesting is that Motorola has kept mum on a lot of things about this phone.
While the ZN5 is not positioned as a music-centric handset, it ships with a pretty decent player, FM-radio, and 3.5mm headset jack. But more importantly, its sound quality is nearly unrivalled these days, being on a par with the ROKR E8 and some dedicated music players (by the way it trumps the Apple iPod on this front hands down). In other words, the average user will be more than content with what the ZN5 brings to the table, plus it’s quite loud and has very few settings to worry about.
Add another update of LJ platform to the mix, which brings along rich phonebook functionality and a well-founded feature pack, upgraded Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. What makes it even more of a winner are the huge display and decent materials – now I can’t stop praising the ZN5, can I? Upon its release (slotted for September) the ZN5 will retail for around 500 USD (320 Euro), which isn’t wallet-bashing at all. What is more, after a few price cuts this handset will have all it takes to become a mainstream product. But eventually it will run into some problems with its audience, since it will be popular only with consumers who have a good idea what buy and how they are going to use it. The ZN5 will enjoy a better take-up than the RORK E2 and in time will outshine the sales of the ROKR E8, make no mistake about that. However it’s not the saving grace that will revitalize Motorola's sales throughout the world, for it’s no RAZR of our time. It’s just a decent, well-rounded phone. What Motorola really needs to do is bring about a couple of handsets like this, and things will start looking much better. As far as the segment of imaging-savvy devices is concerned, the Motorola ZN5 is a better pick than the Nokia 6220 Classic, Nokia N82, the Sony Ericsson K850i and it’s not even close (in case you don’t need the power of S60 and have no idea what it is).
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Reviews and tests / Motorola MotoZINE ZN5: Kodak vs Carl Zeiss and Cyber-shot?
MotoZINE ZN5 is a unique device, which is very much different from the majority of cameraphones offered on the market today. However it remains unclear whether the target audience will pay enough attention to its strong sides. To begin with, ZN5 is the smallest and slimmest 5 Mp cameraphone with a xenon flash, at the same time sporting a very high quality of assembly and materials, which makes it quite distinguishable against the background of competitive solutions. The closest rival, Nokia N82, feels bulkier and looks less interesting, while Nokia 6220 Classic and SE K850i suffer from worse assembly and material quality, not to mention a more limited functionality (smaller screen, no Wi-Fi or TV-Out, some interface slots are missing, etc.)
Secondly, the price of ZN5 will remain below the price of Nokia N82, comparable in this parameter to K850i. Further, the Kodak brand power should give ZN5 some extra popularity and provide it a reputation of a high-quality cameraphone just because of the way Kodak sounds to a modern consumer’s ear. On the other hand, here we face problems concerning the release dates. All the mentioned handsets have been out already for more than half a year and enjoy a stable demand, Nokia N82 making an ultimate bestseller within its native price bracket, sporting a camera of an unmatched power. Can the technological improvements found in ZN5 make a critical difference to turn the consumer’s eyes from the rivals and draw enough attention to hit the bestseller chart? These features include saving pictures with TIFF lossless compression instead of JPEG which would make a nice substitute to RAW images provided that you are skilled with graphics software; in case you are, your pictures taken with ZN5 and given a proper post-processing in PhotoShop will easily beat those produced by N82. However only a very limited number of consumers are graphics freaks which can painlessly perform all the necessary operations, so little practical value is preserved for the less sophisticated persons. As for the rest of features, all the camera parameters are quite comparable for the two handsets.
The quality of the photos remains on practically the same level in both cases. Occasionally ZN5 takes an upper hand in the competition, only to be beaten by a small margin in the next round where N82 excels in another type of test. ZN5 would boast of a more natural color palette but when you see the noises in a nighttime shot, N82 cracks an unkind grin because it knows its nighttime shots turn out better. Both models have equally powerful xenon flash units, but with ZN5 this sometimes leads to harmful effects if the object is too close to the camera. We sincerely hope this will be fixed in the commercial version of the product, because the problem takes its roots exclusively in the software. The employment of a dedicated IPU is Motorola engineers’ huge leap forward, providing an unmatched comfort and a total absence of lags when viewing the large photos in the gallery, in this aspect ZN5 is truly the best on the market. However, the bad part of this story is that the gallery application itself has but a very limited functionality and lacks a lot of settings normally found with the competitors. Very poor video capabilities are probably the biggest sore spot of this model, 176x144 scarcely make a deal.
Time will tell how much success Motorola’s latest and the most powerful cameraphone will find find on the market, but the one thing which is absolutely clear right now is that ZN5 carries an enormous potential within, only partially put into practice in the initial model of the series, so we can only guess which wonders await us in the further models from this line. By the next year, camera powers previously exclusive to ZN5 only will become a standard for mid-end cameraphones, the same goes to Nokia N82 as well. Meanwhile the more advanced photo solutions will get equipped with even more advanced matrices serving up to 8,1 Mp of resolution and even more settings. One of such future products is the 8,1 Mp cameraphone codenamed XPHOTO.
+ High quality of materials
+ A dedicated IPU for imaging purposes
+ High audio quality, 3.5 mm jack
+ Hardened protective frontal glass
+ Vast data storage
+ Very reasonable price
+ Pseudo-RAW photo acquisition (uses lossless TIFF instead)
- Impaired flash controlling algorithm
- Few gallery options
- Limited functionality of the image editor
- Low video resolution and quality
Reviews and tests / Motorola ZN5: The Survival Guide
Smape’s reliability rating
Motorola once again proved their status as a manufacturer of very reliable handsets (we wouldn’t expect less from Pentagon’s official supplied). ZN5 wasn’t designed to be a tough phone, recommended for use outside extreme environments; even with that taken in mind, the gadget was able to survive through some of the harshest trial.
Most Motorola phones have been noted to be especially vulnerable to liquids, and it takes a while for a Motorola handset to dry up. Leaving one exposed to low temperatures is likely to end up with all of the battery charge completely drained. The weakest spot from the mechanical point of view is the bulging part of the camera – you wouldn’t want to apply any serious force to that spot.
The high quality of the metal panels is especially remarkable. The metal pieces are completely invulnerable to wearing and scratching. The keyboard is also worthy of attention – it easily fends off frost, liquids and dust. The mineral glass protecting the screen keeps the frail TFT matrix out of the harm’s way (unless the source of danger is car weighing a few tons)
Deep Freezing: 4 / 5
Falling: 4 /5
Extreme Vibration: 5/ 5
Sand and Dust: 4 / 5
Pressure: 3/ 5
Beer and Water: 3 / 5
Final Score: 23 / 30
Today Motorola ZN5 ranks as one of the most durable cameraphones in its class. Considering the powerful camera and the overall balance of features we’d say you will never get disappointed having bought this handset, especially when you see the price tag. This fall, the model has good chances for occupying one of the top lines in the sales chart, attracting numerous questions concerning its reliability. We hope this article contains answers to the most of them.
Stay with us and learn which phones, smartphones and PDAs survived all the way through our crash test lab. As for ZN5, we are going to publish a detailed hardware review that will become available shortly.