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NEC E338

Feb 3, 2005
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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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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries
  • Organizer:
    • Currency converter, Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • 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.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable


  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • SyncML

Other features

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