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MWg Zinc II

MWg Zinc II
alaScore 79

11 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of MWg Zinc II. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability. Many are less positive about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the MWg Zinc II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

MWg Zinc II review

 

Can new company MWg's prestige handset stand out from the smart phone crowd?

Touch screen ; QWERTY keyboard ; Windows Mobile 6.1 ; HSDPA

Chunky body ; Only 2 megapixel camera ; Fiddly keyboard

A good first effort at a QWERTY-packing smart phone but better is (probably) on the way

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

MWg - Zinc II

 

MWg's Zinc II brings a slide-out keyboard into the range of Windows Mobile devices from the company. The Zinc II is packed with features and could be described as the top of the current range. ...

The Zinc II is hampered by its keyboard which is not designed for fast use. It has a good set of features, though, and unless you want a video calling camera it is worth a look.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Steve (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

MWg Zinc II Review

 

You certainly won't lose it easily in your pocket at these dimensions and with this weight you will know exactly where it is. If you should lose it the just ring it, the volume will be heard for miles! With its connections speeds and capability it...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (mobilechoiceuk.com)

MWG Zinc II review

 

Now a smartphone company in its own right, MWG has begun its assault on the smartphone world. The Zinc II is one of three recent launches…

It is a zippy performer, and has a sliding keyboard, GPS and Quick Menu

The flat keyboard is tricky to use

We can't help liking this smartphone, although it does have a couple of letdowns

May, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Skarlatos (pocketnow.com)

MWg Zinc II

 

Mobile & Wireless Group (MWg) is a Singapore based start-up company established to develop and market premium, converged mobile devices. It was

Excellent touch responsiveness ; Fast GPS location acquisition ; Unlocked ; Quadband GSM/Triband UMTS ; WiFi/HSDPA

Lack of included software like Adobe Reader ; No dedicated headphone jack ; Screen only QVGA ; No cover on Micro SD slot

The MWg Zinc II is a solid performer and I think it is what the AT&T Tilt (HTC Kaiser) should have been out of the box. That said, given the competition that is forming out there with the HTC Touch Pro, Samsung Omnia and Sony/Ericsson Xperia X1, the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: AWright (brighthand)

MWg Zinc II Review

 

The MWg Zinc II is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone that offers a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a new finger-friendly application launcher. Antoine Wright brings us this review.

The

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: AWright (brighthand.com)

MWg Zinc II Review

 

Windows Mobile sometimes gets a bad rap for having so many devices over so many carriers, manufacturers, and form factors compared to OS X on the iPhone or even Symbian (which is largely associated with Nokia though there are other licensees). However,...

It's a snappy performer, and a solid device who just needs a bit more maturity to figure out where it fits in today's competitive marketplace

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joel Evans (geek.com)

Review: MWg Zinc II

 

I've been putting a lot of phones through their paces lately and the latest one to hit the lab is the Zinc II by MWg (Mobile and Wireless Group). The Zinc II is an unlocked Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional touch-screen enabled device that features a...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

MWg Zinc II

 

The MWg Zinc II is a tweener; a traditional old school Windows Mobile Professional QWERTY side-slider with a few updates to help it compete with today's trendy touch screen WinMo devices like the HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro, Samsung Omnia and the...

Nice design makes this tank-like form factor seem more modern and smaller than it really is. Unlocked and has US 3G HSDPA that works on AT&T, while GSM and EDGE work fine on T-Mobile. Flush display makes MWg's own Quick Menu and 3rd party...

The keyboard is not so nice-- the flush keys and lack of a 4th row make for a weak typing experience. 64 megs of RAM is just plain silly for this sort of power user's PDA phone

and others.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

MWg Zinc II - HardwareZone.com

 

The O2 Zinc gets a new successor in both looks and name with the MWg Zinc II, so click here to read all about this new Windows Mobile 6.1 device packed with features.

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Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:S3C2442

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client:Windows Media Player

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:S3C2442
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