Thursday, August 11, 2011

Motorola ZN5

The five megapixel camera has autofocus and a Xenon flash, plus low-light capabilities, panoramic stitching, multi-shot picture taking and a number of other proprietary Kodak imaging enhancements to ensure that the ZN5 delivers high quality results when it comes to stills photos. The results are impressive (as you can see from the Kodak gallery), and one clever thing is that the Motorola ZINE ZN5 can upload pictures directly to the Kodak gallery through the handset's data connection. The ZN5 also supports Bluetooth printing to compatible devices.

So, the camera technology looks impressive. The problem with the ZN5 is that the rest of the phone is extremely disappointing.

Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 The biggest problem of all is that this is not a 3G phone, and is stuck with GPRS and EDGE data transfer while on a cellular network. That's just stupidly slow for a multimedia phone, although it does have WiFi. In a market segment where 3.5G is almost standard on new releases, the limited speed of the MOTOZINE ZN5 is likely to be a real turn-off. OK, so the ZN5 will initially be launched in China which doesn't have much in the way of UMTS coverage, but even so it is no excuse for a phone that will eventually be sold worldwide.

Motorola chooses Kodak camera technology

In cooperation with Kodak, Motorola has integrated a special technology into the ZN5 Motozine, enabling faster and better image processing. Therefore, the 5.0 Megapixel digital camera takes considerably better pictures. This is mainly thanks to the unparalleled speed with which a picture can be captured, generally unheard of for a mobile phone, enabling you to shoot any snapshot at all times. Additionally, the technology also ensures capturing pictures as perfectly as possible in all circumstances, even in badly lit circumstances. If it is really too dark, the Xenon flash comes in handy; that is why I could even take decent pictures during my night out on the town.

5 Megapixel digital camera

The Motorola ZN5 carries a shortcut on the right side to activate the camera application upon depressing it. Furthermore, there is a sliding cover protecting the lens; upon opening the application is also activated. Starting the camera application is sufficiently quick; you can photograph almost immediately. During shooting, the arrow buttons can be used to change a setting. Up and down you can scroll through settings such as 'focus', 'flash' and 'white balance' whilst adjustments can be made by pressing to the left or right. This works extremely easy and fast. It prevents you from having to search the entire menu.

As we said, the Motorola ZN5 comes with a 2.4 inches TFT display which has a native resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Supporting 256K colors, this display has an excellent contrast even in a powerful sunlight. The colors are sharp so it will offer you great quality images. Placed below the display, the numerical pad is another great feature of this cell phone. The keys are very responsive and pleasant to touch so you will be able to write messages very comfortable. On the back side, the Motorola ZN5 comes armed with a powerful Kodak 5 Megapixel camera which will not disappoint you. Being capable of taking pictures at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels, this camera armed with Xenon Flash and autofocus will offer you excellent quality pictures even in a dark environment.

For connectivity, the Motorola ZN5 is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and TV-out and being a Quad-Band device, it comes with support for GSM, GPRS and EDGE networks. As we said at the beginning of this review, the Motorola ZN5 is a cell phone which runs the Linux operating system. Powered by a powerful Freescale 500 MHz processor, it is capable to run multi-tasks without any lag or other interruptions. It comes with good internal memory. The 350 MB of free space can be extended up to 4 GB with a microSD card. Because it runs Linux operating system, you will be able to install a lot of your favorite applications on this cell phone. A pre-installed application which comes with this mobile phone is the Office Tools, a useful application for file management.

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