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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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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Exchangable faceplates, Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)


  • 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 (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.6 days (230 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 600 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, MIDI

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Currency converter
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (iTAP)
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 May 2004
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDT6EW1 link
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