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Motorola MOTO W233 Renew

Jan 6, 2009
Market status
Release date
Feb 4, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola W233 Renew is an environmentally responsible phone, which is specially designed to reduce the environmental impact by using sustainable materials in its design and packaging. Otherwise it is a simple candybar with 65k color CSTN display, MP3 player and memory slot.

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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.37 x 1.77 x 0.58 inches (111 x 45 x 14.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.93 oz (83 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)


  • Physical size:
    • 1.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 128 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 113 ppi
  • 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.

    • CSTN
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 16.55 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 9.16 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP


  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
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  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Jan 2009
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • 2009 (Official)
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