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Motorola ZN5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Motorola ZN5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the battery and screen. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

camera, size, portability, performance, durability

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola ZN5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Motozine ZN5


The Motorola Motozine ZN5 is part cell phone, part digital camera. It's the brainchild of a partnership between Motorola and Kodak, boasting a 5-megapixel camera with a bevy of impressive settings and features. And at $99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate)...

Excellent camera with many features Superior battery life

Lacks 3G support Uninspired design

The Motorola Motozine ZN5 might not be the most eye-catching handset or the fastest phone around, but its impressive camera makes those small faults forgivable. And you can't beat the $100 price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, PJ Jacobowitz (

Motorola MotoZINE ZN5


With its Motorola MotoZINE ZN5, developed with Kodak, T-Mobile finally brings a high-quality camera phone to the masses.

5-megapixel camera. Excellent call quality. Full Web browser. Wi-Fi.

No 3G or Wi-Fi calling. Low-quality video recording mode. Photos are noisy in low light.

Along with EDGE, the ZN5 uses Wi-Fi to access the Internet. It connected to our WPA2-secured network without a problem. But unfortunately, the phone doesn't support T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home plan, which allows low-cost voice calls over Wi-Fi. This seems...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (

Review: Motorola Motozine ZN5


[Editor's note: The ZN5 we review here was a prototype version. When Motorola sends us a fully baked model to play with, we'll update the...

Access camera mode with a flick of the lens cover. Skinny, with curves in all the right places, the ZN5 is one of the most attractive cameraphones out there. Big, beautiful 2.4-inch screen. Backlit keypad is simple and elegant. Flip the phone sideways...

Indexed zoom (4x) is clunky and makes noisy images downright deafening. Disappointing low light performance. 15 fps looks craptastic even on the ZN5’s screen. WTF! Moto’s still cramming the MicroSD card behind the battery

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

Motorola Motozine ZN5 -Review of Motorola Motozine ZN5


This 5-megapixel camera phone offers an impressive design and Wi-Fi for quick uploads, but don't expect the ZN5 to replace your point-and-shoot.

Five-megapixel camera, Can upload photos directly to Kodak Gallery, Kodak Perfect Touch technology enhances photos on the phone, Integrated Wi-Fi

No 3G, Pictures not good enough for large prints, Can't upload more than one photo at once

Pressing up on the navigation pad brings up recent calls, and if you press down you'll be prompted to add a contact to T-Mobile's myFaves, which grants unlimited calling to five people of your choice. To scroll through or edit these contacts, which...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Motorola ZINE ZN5 Review


Now that we are firmly entrenched in the 8-megapixel era, Motorola has finally managed to release its first 5-megapixel phone, the ZINE ZN5. It comes two years later than the competition but it looks promising due to its Xenon flash, the “KODAK Imaging...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Varun Krish (

Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 Review – Camera Phone with Xenon Flash – Pics


MOTOZINE ZN5 is the first Motorola mobile phone to combine Moto's ModeShift Technology and KODAK Imaging Technology to redefine the quality of images from a mobile phone camera. While we are still clicking pics using the phone's camera, we bring you...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Motorola ZINE ZN5


Here is Phone Scoop's full review of the ZN5, including video tour, images and plenty of opinions. Were Kodak and Motorola able to keep things in focus, or did they bungle the shot?

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


T-Mobile's got you covered with 2 multimedia Motorola phones: first the Moto ROKR E8 for music lovers, and now the MOTOZINE ZN5 for camera buffs. The Zine ZN5 shares the E8's modern good looks with front faces that look like they've been sliced from a...

If you're a camera buff and haven't wanted to spend $500 on an import 5 megapixel GSM camera phone, the MOTOZINE is the heart of temptation. At $99 it's a bargain given the very good camera, solid build, great looks and strong voice quality for calls....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Preview: Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5


Motorola offers its best camera phone ever with the ZN5. See why it might replace your stand-alone shooter. With video tour and hands-on photos.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (



It's armed with a 5-megapixel Kodak camera but is Motorola's ZN5 a great phone overall?

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:950
Battery performance:950
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):580
Talk time (2G):9.5

Call Management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Flash Type:Xenon
Rear camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera type:Single camera


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:2.4
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: No


Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


FM radio: Yes


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:2000
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:0.5


Internal memory:350

Weight & Dimensions