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Motorola W396

Posted
Aug 14, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Dec 10, 2008

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (114 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Motorola W396 is a dual-band GSM clamshell featuring 65k color TFT display, VGA Camera, microSD slot for memory, Music Player and FM Radio with RDS support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.74 x 1.77 x 0.67 inches (95 x 45 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.32 oz (94 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys, Music control keys

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:
    • 23.88 %

Camera

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

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 940 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 9.16 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
    • Other version supports GSM 900/1800 MHz

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration

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