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Motorola C380/C385

May 19, 2004
Market status


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.89 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola C380 global roaming GSM phone with Java, Wap 2.0, email and 65k color display. It is the same as V180, but in the standard bar form factor.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.89 x 1.77 x 0.89 inches (99 x 45 x 22.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.82 oz (80 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 128 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.0018 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.6 days (230 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 600 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (24 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing

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