The connection wire to the PC comes along with the package for E398. It's quite useless to have all that 'whopping memory' and mp3 functions if you can't transfer files from your PC to phone, and vice versa. So, it's really good that Motorola included the wire in the phone package. Whereas for K700i, you'll have to spend quite a bomb getting the connection wires and stuff. Most of my frns using the K700i usually don't bother. At the end of the day, many so-called superior functions in the phone are left idle. And, if you compare the E398 speakers with the K700i speakers, it's very obvious that the E398 speakers are very much superior. It even has bass. Surprisely, it doesn't drain the battery life by alot. And yes, I totally agree that the material used for the E398 is amazing. To date, my phone still looks as good as new. 3 cheers for Motorola!
Can you record video on this phone? cuz im about to get a new phone, but it's really hard to decide.. it either E398 or Samsung E810.. recording video with sound means a lot to me.. which one should I buy???
^_^x Are you talking about conection settings on the phone or PC, If for phone i have no idea how to, For PC I am possitive it is set to USB and not bluetooth or IR. If i can't get this to work can i just get a SD car reader/writer and use that to transfur mp3 to the phone. If i do this will they work?
does anybody know how to remove the tick in wap sessions i cannot seem to change the default settings its such anoying having to go through the settings just to use gprs on a diffrent network
To Confused G@l-yes, you won't regret getting this phone.
To ME-It should work properly with XP...try checking your connection settings...look if you have selected USB or the other option.
To Beni-yes, you won't be able to use the transflash since the V620 doesn't have a transflash card. The latest firmware version I know of is 96R. It makes the phone a lot faster (specially when typing SMS), it adds the option to use your phone as a USB drive, and it other stuff as well.
To motorola fan-get the E398...much better than the K700i in many ways.
To Good one-the E398 indeed have the best speakers in a mobile phone right now...I compared them side by side...nothing sounds better than the E398.
It cannot record videos to the transflash card since it doesn't really take videos anyway...you can save pictures to the card directly though.
And yes, it is true that Samsung and SE have better polytones, but that's only in terms of channels...that only makes the phone look good on paper, in reality, it doesn't sound that different specially when you hear them through the E398's speakers.
The K700i does have mp3 ringtones, but it doesn't sound as good as the E398.
Which leads me to say this to you-the K700i loses overwhelmingly to the E398.
To Mr.Wong-as I said before, the MIDIs don't really sound that different though the E398 has less channels because of the superior speakers...and would you really use polyphonic tones when you can use mp3 ringtones? Come on!
Although it doesn't have a radio, a radio headset can be bought for a low, low price. The fact that it is not built-ion doesn't really make it worse than the K700i as you still need to plug-in the headset to use the Radio anyway.
And the Menus are not terrible...they are in fact surprisingly intuitive...and they're not as slow, sluggish, and laggy as that on the K700i.
And actually, the material that the E398 is made of is very good...it is very resistant to scratches and no fingerprints and smudges are left all over it...unlike on the K700i.
And the K700i is indeed lighter and smaller...but not by much! It's a very small difference!
And really, how can you call it a multimedia phone when it doesn't even have expandable memory!
To Vict-yes, it can use mp3s as message alert tones and alarms, and themes are actually just a collection of pictures and sounds...it's the skins you really want to make...As for the software from the V635...I have no idea...try checking out www.howardforums.com.
Does E398 support MP3 as MESSAGE ALERT and ALARM TONES. Is the software for making themes for E398 supported in Windows 98? And can the software for Moto V635 be used to E398? Thanks for your replies
The Video recorder from the K700 is also unlimit.And i think that the E398 cannot direct record too the MMC.
"able to give and take images,video and mp3 via bluetooth and irda"
Is a old feature,the K700 has it too.
"50polyphony tones" Motorola's midi is worser than SE midi's and agains 40 Poly to 50 poly from Motorola,the K700 poly sounds better.
"3d new java tech"
The K700 has it too.
stereo or radio i don't think so buddy,but the K700 have it.
"be cheaper and smaller"
But not as good material like the K700 have.
And also the menu from Motorola is terrible unlike the K700 menu and interface.
"4xfocus on camera" the K700 has it too.
And the K700 is smaller and lichter.
"E398 has the best speakers - K700 do not have stereo sound"
You don't even know that if the speakers are better than the K700.
"E398 can record to Triflash card"
According my friend it cannot record direct too the MMC.
"E398 has the best MIDI sound in the market"
No buddy,you are wrong. Samsung and SonyEricsson has the best midi of the market.
"More over -it has Mp3 ring tones and a good speaker phone"
The K700 has it too.
E398 loss hands down to K700.
I tink i gonna sell my 3100
n T610 in favour of E398.
It's a SGD200 bucks price
diff between k700 and e398! I'd wanna try Moto.. don't quite like the
lagg of T610 sms, even after firmware
upgd (hence i got 3100). juz wondering... why wanna radio n poly tones, when u can play
mp3 and use it as yr ringtone? beside..
from wad i know.. k700 doesn't have expansion slots (though it has a whopping memory for a hp)
was up in the moto station this am, inquiring about flashing and flexing my phone to the more recent version. They mentioned that if there was nothing wrong with the phone, dont mess with the s/w because there were instances wherein the phone's function was altered with the change in the s/w and the owners regretted it. Apparently, the s/w upgrades is Motorola's solution to fixing defective phones, so guys, if it ain't broke, dont fix it. Also, don't store too many picture files in your phone memory since it is one of the reasons why the phone lags. Happy Moto!
halo i no good
this phone good
on mtv thing as well
i love this phone, it satisfies me ^^ also my friend told me it has good vibration which turns you one, so u can pick up the god damn phone quicker. SHAOTANG family forever~~
Can any1 give me a link or write them selves how to get my phone to work. I have windows XP home with SP2, MPT 3.19e. when I install the phone as a modem and use p2k drivers or any other drivers it says that the device will not work correctly. Any help?
Motorola E398 rocks, wanna cell mine box packed .. in warranty .. just a month old. with Call 09821026197 or email me .. I am from MUMBAI.
n whats the latest software version ? are there any significant improvements ?
To ^_^x : what do u mean by "Lose the ability to use the transflash card" ?
wont the phone detect the transflash card ???
i'll also add that when i plug the phone windows says it can't identify it. but if i turn the PC on and off while it is still pluged in it says found new hardware e398 and it installs. When i open mpt after it is installed it still cannot find the phone.