i feel without a proper mpeg playback device, this phone just crippled itself... it may be good on sounds, but, a lot of future phones coming out with integrated windows media player running on win smartphone 2003. so motorola shouldn't cripple this phone to add value for it's buyers.
The price in Malaysia around RM1599 the most but if you subscribe with any postpaid line it will be around RM14++.
...like on all new Motorola phones SMS delivery report is controlled via flex. My E398 supports SMS Delivery Report.
MP4 files should be lower 64Kbps (Video + Audio) SQCIF (128x96) 7fps to GUARANTEE playback. A maximum of 15 fps is available at a bit rate of 48Kbps when the maximum size is 128x96. Also bare in mind that the E398 is a MUSIC device and you will not find any better GSM phone in the market place with embedded MP3 player. If I want to see a video I have my flat screen TV - it's not fun watching a video on a mobile device yet simply to the display dimensions ;)
Typical MPEG4 frame speeds are 5-10. 7fps is a resoanbly good speed for a mobile phone.
ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! the multimedia PDF guide stated that E398 can only display a maximum of 7 frames per second !!!!!!! That is like, totally crap fps!! So it's proven... the video player is nothing but a novelty item... This really brings down the grade of this phone.
Any one has any idea how smooth is the video playback? if the mpeg4 video playback is jerky on all videos we upload, then the video player is nothing but a novelty... anyone can verify this? If it's smooth, then it'll be kick ass!!
you'll find the E398 Media Guide that will answer all your questions about supported audio & picture formats :)
owh 1 more question..
is the iTAP speed fast? izzit the same speed of the E365[my current model] or much faster [like T9 in the nokia 6600]
i hope its real fast
Yeah, I still have not been able to figure out where to go to get the Motorola E398 in Las Vegas. Help please! Is it even out here?!?!
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Hi guys, i found this great site that gives a comparison of picture quality taken by both K700 and E398. The website is in Chinese and is a bit slow to load. But please be patient and you will be able to see the picture comparison of these two great phones.
Hi guys, anybody has tried uploading mpeg4 videos into the e398? Any idea if the video playback is smooth or jerky?
Correct. no infrared. But the USB synch (fastest) and the Bluetooth (wireless!!) more than makes up for it. You can sit in your living room while your computer is in the bedroom, and transfer files. Cant do that with IR!
I dont have the k700, so I cant compare picture quality. BUT, the cam on the E398 is very good. You can adjust the BRIGHTNESS of the image, and you can even adjust the EXPOSURE. It has preset white balance lighting conditions (you can set to Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Indoor Home, Indoor Office, Night). Also RESOLUTION and SHUTTER TONE.
Yes, the "flash" on this camera is like the ones on most: its not a real camera "flash" but more of a flashlight that stays on.