hiya, i've had the e398 for about 2 weeks now and it's a great phone but i was wondering if there was any way of unlocking the videos that you download from t-mobile i.e so they can be sent to another phone via bluetooth.....?
Thanks in advance if anyone can answer my question...
I had trouble deciding between the E398 and the Sony Ericsson k700i. I took the E398 and I don't regret it a second. Excellent sound Quality. Features are excellent. Bluetooth little slow though.
This phone is no good display is average and menu interface is crap. Bad design...its big...small battery capacity. My friend just got the phone and isnt happy with it. K500 is a much better alternative which features the awesome menu interface and great display.
just got the E398...It kicks a$$ but one thing I've been unable to figure out is the problem with bluetooth connectivity. It connects fine with a PC dongle and with a Nokia 6600 for example, but doesn't connect with other bluetooth phones; in fact I couldn't even connect mine with another E398. All my friends are complaining about the same thing.
Thanks a lot
I had the same problem, you need to upgrade your software for the USB function.
Use the search at the bottom of the page to find posts on upgrading firemware.
"Go to settings > connections > USB > data/fax"
ANy1 can help me with this i cant find USB submenu in my phone i have only Bluetooth and Sync.
u must have cat years to find difference from 128 kbps to 80 kpps on a phone with mp3 player with no equalizer... this isnt an ipod, so stop sayin things without knowin stuff
If you are going to listen to your mp3's through the hands-free, then you’ll need at least 112kbps. I have about 15 mp3’s @ 112kbps | 44.1khz and + several movies and about 200 pictures. They all fit in the tiny 64mb card J
i have 24 mp3 tracks, 2-2,5 mbytes average, they r made at 80 kbps. U dont need 128 or 160 kbps mp3 tracks on a phone !!!
and i still have like 4 mbytes of videos on my 64 mb trans flash + some pictures
Go to settings > connections > USB > data/fax
Then install MPT Sometimes then up date MPT then search for phone. It should find the phone. If it doesnt then manualy search for the phone useing Control panel > Add new hardware > When asked for drivers send it to the MPT driver folder. If this isnt detailed enough use google there are many sites with detailed info on how to install.
P.S. I couldnt get my phone to be detected but after a reformat it tryed it again and it worked fine.
With a firmware upgrade the phone lags a lot less. Also i have had no problems with buttons jamming or not working.
I can't sync my phone w/ my PC using the USB cable, is there a certain configuration on the phone for me to be able to transfer MP3 files to my phone from my PC? I've heared/read comments saying that the USB cable doesn't work. i think it should or else they should not include it in the package. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
pros & cons of E398.
cons = slow, buttons my jam and not function, no video recording, wallpaper does not support .gif files, copying the song from memory card to phone is slow, differentiating the phone and removable memory too much, camera is reacting slow and not very clear during dark.
pros= very good sound quality compare to other phones, design is nice, removable memory card allows u to use it like a thumb drive, very nice lighting, light detects sound and glows accordingly, camera with flash, rm8XX gets all functions.... budget phone........
does everyone experience the problem with copying the song to the phone??? is it a must to set it as a ringtone? anyway to increase the speed of the phone?? damn slow..... don't expect a very high performance co'z this is the best value phone u can get in sungei wang :) hehe.... got it just now....
To Jill Chavez-If the resolution of the picture is smaller than that of the screen, no, you can't zoom into it any further. If it's bigger, yes you can. And you can store SMS on on the phone by doing some SEEM editing.
To Malik-that's because of VibeSync. You can turn it off by going to menu-->settings-->initial setup-->vibe sync-->off...that's how you turn it off...if you do turn it off, the mp3s don't sound.
Hi, there. Ive been using N6600 since Jan2004, and now im planning to buy E398 soon. Just to compare, i would like to know if i can zoom the picture as many times like N6600 with this phone's photo gallery? Also, could i store existing messages using the memory card? tnx.
The speakers are vibrating speakers so they will vibrate more as the volume increases. So turn down the volume other then that you can’t stop the vibration. I find it isn’t much of hassle maybe yours vibrates more then mine?
The phone has a 64MB Trans flash so an average song is around 4.5MB so about 14 songs.
It can only play video in mpeg4 and 3gp not record.
I just bought the motorola e398 phone. very fun phone to use. I have noticed that with some songs i play on the phone, the phone starts vibrating too much,causing rattling of the case, which is very annoying. does everybodys phone do this or is it just mine? Is there any way to tuen the vibrator off?
well it can only play video, it cant record. And well it has 5mb integrated memory, so about 5 mins.
Hello! I'm about to get this phone tomorrow, so I really hope that it's as good as it seems! I have two questions:
1. Does the 'Video' function mean that i'll just be able to download mpeg4 formatted files, or can I also record so many seconds of video via the camera lens [or whatever it requires]?
2. Roughly how many mp3 songs can the Motorola E398 store?
Please can somebody e-mail me with the answers these questions? I'd really appreciate it and find it very useful.
everything seems good. mp3 or 3gp video can play well except the speakerphone sound not enough loud.