i am not a supporter of brands. just good phones and this one is one of them
3 days ago the sony ericsson k700 was on "3 4 4" with 6592 votes while the motorola e398 was on "4 5 4" with 1877 votes. since then the k700 has gone up by 128 votes and scores "3 5 4" while the e398 has gone up by 191 votes and scores "3 5 3". does that mean that sales of e398 have suddenly massively overtaken the k700 and everyone in the last 3 days has been pleased with the k700 and disappointed with the e398? nope, the truth is there have been a lot of sony ericsson fanboys who have been giving the e398 "1 1 1" to make it look worse in comparison to the k700.
Tealeaf, dont get so defensive :-). i said the camera quality is better on the e398. i didn't say by how much(as it happens, not by much. i think the k700 camera is better overall - the panaromic shot capability just nudges it slightly ahead). the k700 has more features though it doesn't allow 4x zoom on 640x480 like the e398 does. the photos look nicer on the e398 - theyre slightly more blurry but the amount of noise on the k700 photo makes them look less nice. also, the amount of noise increases the lower the light is. ok, so you prefer the photo quality, but its still in the eyes of the beholder.
build quality? a lot of people will disagree with you there. i didnt exactly beat hell out of either phone, but the e398 certainly takes knocks better than the k700. the hardened rubber and metal combination of the e398 seems stronger to me than the plastic and metal of the k700. the e398 doesn't scratch anywhere near as easily as the k700.
enjoy your k700, anyway. the last person is right - read the reviews, try them both out, then decide which is best for you.
I saw now photos on this site, you can compare both models and check what is better. By the way, K700 has more clear photos.
I think my dad has a better car. Look kids, read reviews and buy which ever cell phone you like.
Yes side by side I think the k700 shades it overall as a phone. The price is very similar actually well it is here in England.
The camera on the K700 is no way in any form inferior to the E398 it is BETTER FACT! SE build quality is BETTER FACT.
I can say just one thing. There is lot of Motorola in my country but not even one of E398. Must be shitty than since our operators are selling just some proved models.
Tealeaf, im glad youve not had any problems yet and im not saying the e398 is better for everyone. im just saying its a better phone if one of them has to be said to be better. alot of things in a phone are subjective such as the display(but only if they are similar), camera quality(ditto) and appearence and user interface. i didnt give any wrong info. the k700 has had some great reviews but so has the e398. but im judging each of the phones from the standpoint of owning both. i think its better to gauge by what owners of both phones say so they can be compared side by side and not in isolation.
Ummm interesting ok unknown that was quite a bit of information, I've never had any problems wit my k700 so I'll give it the benefit of doubt, and some of the information you gave was wrong, the k700 cameara is definetely superior to the E398 many reviews including this site indicates that and 41mb of memory is plent unless you're gonna flood the phone with mp3's which isn't necessary.
In my oppinion the k700 has the edge if the readers can't make up their mind then just read the reviews. K700 as it says A winner!
Tealeaf, you didn't mention anything of substance that makes the k700 better than the e398. sounds more like poitician-speak to me.
the e398 is cheaper in price. the displays are the same (65000colours, 176x220 transflective tft). the rf is stronger on the e398 (try them both on the same network in the same location so that you can see for yourself). the speakerphone on the k700 needs 4 key presses, on the e398 its only 1. both have exactly the same fully customisable skins and themes. do i really need to mention how superior the e398s 3D stereo surround sound is to how the 'digitised'(poly only) sound is on the k700 through its 1 speaker. design is personal preference, but the e398 is much more durable and sturdy. the k700 scratches easily and do you really want to see the repair costs!? the photo's on the e398 are better because they have a lot less noise (the k700 is infamous for it. imagine getting a nice photo, then rubbing it with sandpaper. thats what the typical k700 photo looks like. as for the nightmode - no comment haha) while the e398 doesn't allow panoramic shots. the e398 has quicker menus and doesn't lag while the k700 lags badly every 30-60secs and when entering menus. on the e398 you can have your own custom mp3 ringtones for calls, text, answerphone, instant messaging,etc, while you can only have your own custom mp3's for calls on the k700. bluetooth on both are exactly the same(when the k700 isnt freezing all the time). irDA? who uses irDA when youve got bluetooth and usb? the e398 is much more customisable than the k700. do i really need to mention how good the battery is on the e398 and how bad it is on the k700. the organiser in the e398 is more flexible (hell, you cant even set yearly recurring events on the k700). forgot about the fm radio well you can buy a radio headset for e398 for next to nothing if you really want a radio. the e398 has powersave sensors that detect the surrounding light and switch on/off the keypad light accordingly. not forgetting that the e398 is a helluva lot more stable and doesn't crash, while the k700 crashes all the time. last but not least, the e398 is expandable up to 1GB while the k700 has non expandable memory so is stuck with 41M. all the above plus when you see the heptics on the e398 its clearly obvious which is the best and most attractive to own. ive owned both. everyone else who owns(owned) both says the e398 is much better. to quote another who has owns both k700 and e398 "im struggling to think of anything that the k700 can do better than the e398". just look at all the contented e398 owners and all the disgruntled k700 owners.
i´m just asking, is it possible to listen radio or mp3's with k700 using bluetooth handsfree. (hbh-600, hbh-65, hbh-60, hbh-30)
Which bluetooth model are you talking about that you can listen to radio and mp3? It is Sony HBH 200 or HBH 600?
E398 is not better than both of them, its better than the 6230 but not as good as the K700 and I'm sure you can use the bluetooth device for all that.
whichever way you look at it buddy, the 6230 and k700 are equal. e398 is better than both of them