Saturday, February 25, 2012

Unboxing the Papago Z1, South East Asia Edition

It has been a great day! I saw a promotion on the internet, the a promotion (Pre-launch) to purchase the new Papago Z1 at RM488, instead of it’s RRP of RM599. If anyone’s interested, here is the link:

Before i start, here’s the promotion brochure.

And, here is the specifications..

  • Processor : SiRF Atlas-V, ARM11 500MHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory :  128Mb DDR2 RAM, 4Gb Flash
  • OS : Microsoft Windows CE 6.0
  • Display : Touch Screen, 5” TFT LCD, 480 x 272 pixel
  • GPS : SiRF
  • Antenna : Patch Antenna
  • Battery : 1,500mAH Rechargeable Li0Polymer Battery
  • Car Charger : Input 12V DC, Output 5V, 1.5A
  • Dimension : 130 x 85 x 15 mm
  • Weight : 194g
  • Car Mount : YES
  • Memory Slot : Micro SD

What is in the Box?

  • 1 x Unit of  PAPAGO! Z1
  • 1 x Vehicle Suction Mount
  • 1 x Car Charger
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • Preloaded with PAPAGO! X9 Navigational Software, 5 country maps including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia

Alright, here’s the condition i received it.. via GD Express. i had the parcel delivered to my office..


Nice, they even wrapped it with bubble foam..





OK.. here is the items included in the box.. just as they said on the website..
1. Car suction mount- checked.
2. Papago Factory Backup Disk + Digital Manual in CD- checked.
3. USB Cable- checked.
4. Car Charger- checked.
5. Warranty Card- checked.
6. Quick Start Guide- checked
7. Stylus- checked (although i have no idea where to slot this in, on the PND.. there isnt any “hole” for the stylus
8. PAPAGO Z1 PND- checked.


I noticed there is a warning sticker on the PND, asking me to let it charge at least for 10 minutes before i first use it.. SOOOO.. alright, plugged in the unit into my PC’s USB slot and let it charge..

Thats all for now.. more on actual usage and a review of its X9 interface..


  1. Harold, how's your z1 perform? I noticed that the map in MFM is in X8.5, so i wonder if the x9 is backward compatible? Thanks!

  2. hey.. the X9 uses X8.5 map.. so it is backward compatible..

    i do not think there is much difference between X9 or X8.5 because it uses the same user manual..

  3. Ic, thanks! Waiting for your on road review!

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  5. thanks for your support.. here's my on the road review..

  6. Dear Harold,
    Thanks for sharing your experience and view with Z1.
    For potential GPS owners, does Z1 come with the Voice Activation Command and Text to Speech facilities?

  7. Z1 doesn't come with voice activation command but it does have text to speece (TTS) functions.. it can read out road names.

  8. Dear Harold,

    My name is Venon, from M3's ecommerce department, M3Shoppe. I would like to request for permission to post this link on our Facebook page, and a link on our blog as well, just so that more users are aware of how does the P1 perform.

    Hope you allow me to do so, and I will proceed with the necessaries.

    Thanks Harold.

    Best Regards,

  9. Hi,

    I have got my papago Z1 2 days back, however mine does not mention street names. Its quite most of the time. Anything i need to do to make this function work?

  10. do you mean "read out" the street names? you have to select the language to the ones with (TTS).. thats the one that read out the street names.

  11. how to add song or video to this papago z1?

  12. What will happen if I use it without charge it and straightaway navigate until the battery finish. I realize it after read your blog stated to charge it at least 10 minutes and what will happen to my map.


  13. Hi Harold, can you tell me where can I get the english version of the user guide, pdf if possible, many Thanks