Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Everything is organized as expected here. When typing a message the text input can be predicted by the iTap system (Motorola’s alternative to the T9) which works just fine. Once multimedia content is inserted, the message turns into MMS. There are preloaded templates for both Text and Multimedia messages, which can be edited; new ones can also be added.
The e-mail client supports IMAP and POP3, and it also has automatic settings for the most popular web mail servers, meaning that in order to setup your e-mail account, you generally only have to enter your login info. In addition, the ZN5 comes with a preloaded Google menu (found in the main menu) with two options for fast access to Google.com and Gmail.
As we’ve previously mentioned, the ZN5 is a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) phone, which makes it usable on all continents. It doesn’t support 3G but it has built-in Wi-Fi. Unfortunately if you are not covered by a wireless broadband network you’ll have to rely on EDGE, which is really slow according to the modern standards.
With high-speed (about 8Мbps) Wi-Fi, large pages such as PhoneArena and YouTube load easily in the HTML browser, but when using an EDGE connection some pictures do not appear and are marked with an “X” instead. Unfortunately, the text is not automatically shrunk and you’ll have to use the Fit to screen option so you can avoid scrolling like crazy. On top of that, the memory seems to be insufficient and after opening a few large pages consecutively a message appears, notifying you that the browser will exit. Overall it is OK for viewing lighter sites but has problems with more complex ones.
1. Vaan (unregistered)
Yeah I know but what's the difference, you'll still get the one you want so it doesn't matter right?
now the camera rating went down from an 8.5 to a 7....and the overall rating went down to a 7.5 :(
ugh...t-moblie got the phone...love that they have their own 3g bandwidth different then the rest of the world...heck for that matter why doesnt at&t use the same one as the rest of the world does...does it just make too much sense to????
Just for reference, its pronounced "zeen" like magazine. Not "z-eye-n"
I've always wondered how these Motorola names are pronounced.... you know, RAZR, KRZR, ...
i've always wondered why hotdogs are sold in packs of 10 and hotdog buns are sold in packs of 8 ;)
5. Armo (unregistered)
the packaging looks sick. i hope it stays the same when t-mobile gets it. this is a great phone. it deserved at least and average of 8.
thats what the average originally was....but then again the review didnt cover the panaramic picture capabilities of the phone like mobile-review did....who really praised this non smart phone and said the camera was better then the n82 and the audio quality is very very good.....seems kinda like a rushed review on this site.