hey guys, lots of review on this fone...any idea how much it costs in India? and also let me know if i can use a 2GB CompactFlash Memory Card from sandisk....pls help i want to buy this phone....i dont know if it is cheap here in India or can I buy it from US or Singapore???? which would be better...
Q2. The Bluetooth provide with phone are compatible (download upload) with other phone like Samsung & Nokia (can we transfer the data between other handset and Motorola E398?) example: Can we send/receive data from other manufacturers’ cellular phone like Nokia and Samsung?
Q3. Fun stuff which can download from Motorola website is they chargeable to users
Q4. Is Motorola E398 have inbuilt modem for Bluetooth and Data cable (USB)?
Q5. What are the speed of Internal Modem, Please explain what we can do with Modem facilities?
Q6. Are E398 are adopting/having future technology called ‘EDGE’ (Enhanced Data Rate for Global Evolution)
Q7. Are Nokia Games, Ring tones etc. compatible with E398?
Q8. What kinds of task can we do with the provide CD in the box? Is modem driver includes in the supplied CD?
Q9. Is E398 support OBEX object push for Bluetooth?
Q10. Is E398 support the WWW or http website directs from phone browser like Nokia 6600?
I read your opinion on website where you left ur Email that really nice I appreciate it
First of all please read my feelings about my dream phone: I have seen the phone actually today because in India today it’s launch. But from last one month I search the web daily 2 hour for reading and research work to find the best and reasonable phone. Whatever I read on the web and in reviews about E398 I feel that that’s the phone for which I am looking for it has it all. whatever I thing in my mind about an ideal phone like : Bluetooth, good camera resolution, big display but small size it must come with cable, removable memory card, so you don’t need to buy extra bucks for anything else after phone everything goes write till I didn’t saw the actually phone in store when I press the photo shoot button on the left I was shocked to see that it’s display only 75% of screen area when we try to shoot and remaining 25% screen was taken by the adjustment circle and other useless OSD (on screen display) that really finished the charm of large screen phone and you are disappointed when you see actually screen exactly as those Nokia phone like 3200, 6610i, 6220, 6230 etc. when you compare the screen size of Motorola E398 with SE T610’s camera screen it’s a full screen on SE T610 when you click on shoot button while the Motorola is include everything but loose on two things compared to low price and lower feature phone SE T610 but very efficient in terms of design screen capture area when you shoot photo the design and excellent software are excellent it SE T610 have 32 or 64 MB removable memory support then I never think of Motorola
According to me PRO: 64 MB T flash card with Adaptor, USB Data Cable, Bluetooth
CONS: average look with as usual keypad design, you can use only 75% of screen area when you shoot (the most disappointment from Motorola that you can not use full screen when you shoot – some unnecessary OSD appear on the screen that cover your screen about 25%)
Please answer some of my questions about the E398 are:
(1) I heard it can only store 20 SMS messages. Doesn’t save the messages in the phone but in the SIM?
(2)Any idea if the video playback is smooth or jerky?
(3) Is the SMS speed leggy?
(4)How is the speed of this phone?
(5) Colors are black, white, blue and pink.
(6) Does it have a recorder? For ringtones or voice recorder (Dictaphone)?
(7) Is there any settings for enabling full screen capture when photo shoot?
(8) Are Nokia games runs with E398?
(9) Is Bluetooth is working ok with other phone like Nokia and SE?
Hello everone. i got this mobile yesterday. the sound quality is great, its player mp3 in a great quality, the photo quality is good the problem is if it taken with zoom. the battery is good. screen displey is good and its not very much visible in direct sunlight. this phone is totally gud for the buget phone. i always like NOKIA and iam still PLANNING TO GET 7700 can any one tell me when its come to UK MARKET ???
Fye ... yes ...i know it 720 ++ (water fees) but i counldnt find any1 from them ... there is a limitation for purchase from
permanent staff can buy 2 ,
contact staf and ventor staff can buy 1.
so could you able to help me to get one ??
Overall, its a good phone with great capabilities.. cam clearity, display, MP3, stereo sound, and size... but still motorola need to improve on the processing speed (overall functions speed) Message still slow and i can realize some extra speed on typing messages rather than my prev. E365.. An added advantage for bluetooth with all the original cables and Motorola own software. Prev. the cable and the software provided with E365 is not released by Motorola (third party). I JUZ HAD OWN ONE AND IT REALLY WORKS WELL..
for Sathyan >>> because of symbian software, u can add mp3 player to Nokia6600 or any other 60 series phone
IF you know someone who works for Motorola, then MAYBE you can get it for RM720. In Malaysia its about RM1400.
infrared port is not a must because of there is bluetooth w/c is better. u can and still receive messages even if ur using the earphones
i know it plays MP3 music but does it play AAC file format? AAC is more compact..anyone?
hello iam sathyan from chennai/india. iam presently having moto e365 and its a decent entry level model. and when i had a plan to change my model to some higher model camer phone. i didnt like 6600 coz its big and didnt have mp3 player so i opted for 6230nokia which was very costly and suddenly when i went to the market the ppl there showed a moto e398 which was great the display was great, cam clarity was great with 4x zoom with brightness adjusment and the sound that was more incridible u wont belive it the price was 15000 with headset,data cable and with bill. tomm iam going to buy this phone..... thanks to the review in gsm arena.. bye
you can always get a bigger capacity flash card,it isn't as if there are only 64MB flash cards around.I heard motorala is planning to release 512MB flash cards,thats more than most solid state mp3 players.
An Mp3 of good quality works at about 1mb per minute of playtime.
Since Mobile speakers even though good on this phone are still limited in their quality. This allows you to reduce the quality of your Mp3 and still have it sound the same from your mobile.
So yes unless your songs are incredibly long you should be able to fit them on the Flash card.
Riaan ... thanks for your prompt reply ... well i still wonder the T-flash card 64mb ... would that be enuff for me to save 3full songs or mp3 theme ringtone ... does the VGA integrated camera out look great ??? pic still presentable ???
In Malaysia it costs RM1399 , do you think it worth to hv one ??
as your said the text is good ... if compared with Nokia ... 1 out of 10 , what is your rate ??
I am sorry. I stand corrected. E398 can only do video play back. Not sure if any software is avaiable to do the same. Check out these links below for more info.