Charm of camera phones is increasing day by day, with top labels manufacturing high spec camera phone everyday. Motorola has also released a cell phone that is part phone and part digital camera. The Motorola Motozine ZN5 has arisen from the partnership between Kodak and Motorola.


  • Announced: 2008, June
  • Released: 2008, September
  • Dimensions: 118 x 50.5 x 12-16 mm
  • Weight: 114g
  • Display type: TFT, 256K colors
  • Display Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches
  • ModeShift morphing keypad
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • On board memory: 350 MB
  • Card slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 4 GB
  • GPRS: Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • EDGE: Class 12
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/i
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: v2.0
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, auto focus, xenon flash
  • Video: 15fps
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Central processing unit: Freescale 500 MHz processor
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • FM radio
  • Games
  • Color: grey
  • Java: MIDP 2.0
  • MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
  • Additional features: CrystalTalk Technology, TV-out, Organizer, Voice dial, Voice memo
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 950 mAh (BX50)
  • Standby time: Up to 580 h
  • Talk time: Up to 9 h 30 min


This is a candy bar mobile phone set with physical controls and slim profile. Grey looks nice with purple slight touches. Feeling is nice when one holds it; sturdiness along with comfort. 2.4” display is sharp, and covers more than half of the entire front space. Brightness and backlight timing can be modified through controls.

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The controls include call/end buttons, two soft keys, a back button and a photo gallery shortcut; all of these are almost flat though nicely spaced. The navigation toggle, on the other hand, is quite protruding and gives a nice palpable sensation. Same tactile feel is available with the keys of alpha numeric keypad.

The 5 mp camera starts automatically with the removal of lens cover. Photos can be snapped in 4 resolutions from 1.2 mp to 5 mp. There are numerous features in camera including autotimer, a low light setting, three focus settings (auto, landscape, and macro), five white balance settings (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, auto, and fluorescent), a multi-shot mode, a six shutter sounds, a silent option, and red eye reduction. Xenon flash adds to the delight. Editing options include crop, resize, rotate, tag and effects.

This phone is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, USB, FM radio, media player, etc. users will feel the absence of 3G and GPS, though.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Awesome 5 mp Kodak camera
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Nice call quality
  • Great battery life


  • Unimpressive design
  • No 3G
  • No GPS

Final Words:

The nice thing about Motorola Motozine ZN5 is that it is not only an awesome camera, but a great phone too. Although it lacks GPS and 3G, but the other features and wondrous camera take it to the top of camera phones list.

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