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O2 XDA Zinc

O2 XDA Zinc
alaScore 80

19 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of O2 XDA Zinc. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the O2 XDA Zinc is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: greg (

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The XDA Zinc from O2 is a sophisticated and classy PDA cell phone. The handset is designed with a compact sized casing that measures around 21 mm deep. This smartphone is also designed with a full QWERTY keyboard that perfectly slides out from below...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

O2 XDA Zinc 3G SmartPhone


The XDA Zinc is a classy & sophisticated PDA phone which comes in a compact sized casing which only measures 21 mm in depth. The mobile handset comes with a full QWERTY keyboard which neatly slides out from under the handset & appears at the side of...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

O2 Xda Zinc


Sporting a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard combined with a sleek and stylish design, the Xda Zinc is O2's latest smart phone. The feature packed Xda Z...

Full QWERTY keyboard, Sleek and stylish but with an aura of sophistication in design, good voice quality, feature packed, O2 applications are useful

Below average battery life, keyboard slider, some slowdown when switching between applications, 2.5mm headphone jack

The Zinc isn't faultless but is an option worth considering for anyone looking for a smart phone for plenty of emails. A good keyboard and plenty of features make this a solid, if not outstanding option.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: CNET Australia (

O2 Xda Zinc


With a faster processor, the Xda Zinc has a slight performance edge over the Dopod 838 Pro but falls short by a slight margin in terms of aesthetics. Unless you're looking for a QWERTY handheld, there are more options out there.

Slide-out QWERTY keyboard ; Solid feel ; Wide range of connectivity options including A2DP ; Faster Intel processor compared with the 838 Pro

Soft keys hinder typing ; 2.5mm audio jack ; No HSDPA ; Average battery life

During our review, we encountered situations where the time zone shifted to -8GMT (we set to +8GMT as our default) without us having to do anything, which ends up affecting our calendar entries. Problem is, an unsuspecting user could go for his...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Bruce Nugara (

O2 XDA Zinc Review


If you don't mind the size, weight and having it hang off your belt, then all the functionality prov...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: David Hall (

O2 Xda Zinc


The O2 Xda Zinc is a fairly decked out PDA. There is only one other similar handset on the Australian market at this time, the Dopod 838Pro (click for review?). Both handsets have similar functionality, but their defining feature is the slide out...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Jonathan Cheah (

O2 XDA Zinc


The O2 XDA Zinc Triband GSM/UMTS PDA phone offer efficiency and ease of messaging with its slide-out QWERTY keypad. Is powered by Intel PXA270 520 MHz Processor and built-in with 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM. Other features include a QVGA TFT LCD display...

I think it was a fair product, with the advantage that O2 puts a lot of programs inside so you do not have to go and find them on the net. On the other hand, the response is much too slow for a power device such as this. The keyboard doesn¡¦t do its...

Consumer review by: sandug0 (

O2 Xda Zinc


Well, I got zinc, so far so good..

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: pprabhu (

O2 Xda Zinc


Don't buy this product... sucks big time. I am regretting it ever since I purchased this smart phone. It is called smartphone, but you cannot really hear the person on the other side. Only hands free can come to your rescue.

Good wi-fi connectivity and general windows usability experience. If you've got a hang of windows, this would be easy to understand and navigate through

Bad battery life ; Bad Speakers

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Latib Jantan (

O2 Xda Zinc


my phone O2 zinc black out no picture at all.. how to get hardware to restore

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):220
Talk time (2G):5

Call management

Vibrating Alert: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Front Camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Second Camera: Yes


Form factor:Slider


Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


FM radio: No


2G standards:GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:0.52


Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Internal Memory:64

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.9
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