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Motorola W385 review

7.4/10 AVG.

  • Motorola W385
  • Motorola W385

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The Motorola W385 currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 84 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

If you take the sexy Motorola KRZR and put it through cell phone boot camp you end up with the Motorola W385; similar in design to the KRZR but more durable and less flashy.

While the dual band CDMA W385 shares a similar frame with the KRZR, the exterior is black and rubberized, making it easy to hold and adding a layer of durability. The feature set, too, has taken a step down from its sexier counterpart. The external vertical monochrome display offers the time, date, battery strength and caller ID, but the 96x32 pixel resolution may cause you to squint. The internal 1.8” 160x128 pixel resolution screen supports 65K colors. Though a decent screen, it is not of the same quality as it’s sexy cousin.

Inside you will find a keypad also similar to the KRZR but shiny metal has been replaced with the same rubbery material used on the exterior, again a durable feel that makes for confident typing. The navigation array is clear and well placed, just above the number keys, and consists of a circular frame with four touch points and an okay button in the middle.

With the W385 you can call, text, send multimedia messages, enjoy two email accounts and use the WAP 2.0 browser to surf the web. The feature set includes Bluetooth 2.0, a speakerphone, a 1,000 contact phone book and the ever present collection of stocking stuffer features: alarm clock, world clock and notepad.

The W385 should appeal to people who want a durable phone with good call quality that still looks good and offers some extras.

Operating system
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

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Common Questions

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Motorola backs up the W385 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your W385 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Motorola W385's screen size is 1.8 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Motorola W385 Specs

Release date March 27, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 30 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.54 W/kg
Body: 1.13 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Gray and silver, Black and Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm (3.9 x 1.8 x 0.7 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.8 inches
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 32 x 96 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Frames, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motoorola W380

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