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Motorola ZN5 review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, December 2nd 2008                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Motorola ZN5 test

I t was suspiciously quiet around mobile phone introductions of Motorola after a number of special models among which the Gold versions. In June of this year, the Motorola ZN5 Motozine was introduced during a show in Peking. The Motorola ZN5 is the first mobile phone with integrated special Kodak technology, which naturally facilitates shooting when it comes to both quality and speed. This is good to hear, since the latest camera phones only seem to gain in megapixel amounts and are still stuck with a vast shutter release lag. It is not unlikely we will hear more about this Kodak Imaging Technology in the future. Either way, the Motorola ZN5 is already famous by now, by the name of Kodak phone.

Motorola ZN5 review

 

Motorola mobile phone review

Motorola mobile phone review

First impression of the Kodak phone

The Motorola ZN5 Motozine handset comes in a colorful package with hundreds of tiny pictures and part of a text with reference to a 5.0 megapixel digital camera as decoration. The cell phone itself looks neat, although not particularly exciting. The buttons are integrated in the cover, preventing dirt from getting in between. The buttons on the Motorola ZN5 Motozine can be locked with the slide button on the side. Several accessories are also found in the package, among which a battery charger, a headset, a data cable, a TV cable to show the pictures on a television screen, a software CD and several user manuals.

Motorola Motozine ZN5 review

Motorola Motozine ZN5 review

The menu of the Motorola ZN5

In my opinion, the menu of previous Motorola phones was not all that user-friendly. However, it has improved on the Motorola ZN5, where the menu is straightforward; consisting of nine icons. The graphic design is not that special, although all options are at hand. The standard display of icons can also be changed at your own preference to list or spinner display. In spinner display, the selected icon is enlarged in the centre whilst the remaining icons are at the bottom of the screen; it does make the menu look an awful lot better though. Furthermore, you can place 4 shortcuts on the main screen, in order to have quick access to frequently used functions. Not too comprehensive or special, yet certainly clear.

 

Motorola TV cable

Motorola TV cable

Motorola earphones

Motorola earphones

Motorola USB cable

Motorola USB cable

 
 
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