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Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review


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Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review
The ZINE ZN5 is relatively quick to operate, but it’s not as good as the leaders on the market. There’s a light lag when opening menus and applications, but  most people won’t be bothered by it.

We were very happy with the call quality; and the voices at both ends are loud and clear. Only the monotony and the light sharpness were somewhat annoying. In terms of the loudspeaker, we think that its performance is above the average.

The official battery times are 9.56 hours of talks or 579 in standby mode. WOW!


Motorola enters the cameraphone market late, but better late than never and it did not disappoint us. The ZINE ZN5 has a modern design, it’s suitable for listening to music and has a very fast camera, which takes very good pictures if the sun is shining. Unfortunately, the story changes on cloudy days and indoors and the Xenon is only useful if taking a picture of an object at 7 feet at the most.

It also performs well as a phone, considering the good sound quality and the long battery life, but the lack of 3G support is a serious drawback. Alternative models are the cheaper Samsung G600, with a similar picture quality, but VGA videos. If you really want a good 5-megapixel model, we recommend Nokia’s N82 smartphone, which won our 5-megapixel cameraphone comparison.


  • Elegant, modern and user-friendly
  • Very fast camera
  • Long battery life
  • Good sound quality


  • The back lid is very hard to open
  • No 3G
  • The camcorder shoots videos at very low resolution
  • No high-quality video playback
  • Poor image quality in low lighting conditions
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
500 MHz
0.06 GB RAM
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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