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NEC E338

Feb 3, 2005
Market status


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  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.92 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




NEC E338 is a tri-band GSM plus UMTS (2100 MHz) phone. It sports 65k TFT display, built-in CIF camera with video capture, WAP 2.0 Internet browser, 18 MB internal memory, Java support, MP3 player, SyncML and built-in speakerphone.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.69 x 1.85 x 0.92 inches (93.8 x 47.1 x 23.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.02 oz (114 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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


  • Camera:
      • 0.1 megapixels CIF (288x352), Swivel
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.018 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 2.30 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.5 days (180 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone

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