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Motorola W388

Posted
Aug 14, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 31, 2009

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Motorola W388 is a dual-band GSM candybar featuring 65k color TFT display, VGA Camera, microSD slot for memory, Music Player and FM Radio with RDS support.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 1.81 x 0.58 inches (109 x 46 x 14.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.93 oz (83 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 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.

    • 114 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.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 20.35 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 940 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 9.16 hours
      the average is 14 h (869 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Recording option, Visual Radio
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
    • Other version supports GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • GPRS
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • USB 1.1

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 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

      • 10 Jul 2008
      • FCC ID value:

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

        IHDP56HK2 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.42 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.58 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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