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Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review

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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.

Messaging - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Email client - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review


Email client


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.

Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
Internet Browser - Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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?

posted on 23 Oct 2008, 10:27

2. (unregistered)

now the camera rating went down from an 8.5 to a 7....and the overall rating went down to a 7.5 :(

posted on 08 Nov 2008, 17:06

6. (unregistered)

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????

posted on 23 Oct 2008, 23:59

3. (unregistered)

Just for reference, its pronounced "zeen" like magazine. Not "z-eye-n"

posted on 24 Oct 2008, 01:04

4. (unregistered)

I've always wondered how these Motorola names are pronounced.... you know, RAZR, KRZR, ...

posted on 08 Nov 2008, 17:07

7. (unregistered)

i've always wondered why hotdogs are sold in packs of 10 and hotdog buns are sold in packs of 8 ;)

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 10:54

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.

posted on 08 Nov 2008, 17:09

8. (unregistered)

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.

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
500 MHz
Size4.65 x 1.99 x 0.63 inches
(118 x 50.5 x 16 mm)
4.02 oz  (114 g)
Battery950 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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