NEC 338 UMTS Mobile

Available in glossy black and silver, this clamshell handset weighs only 114g and measures 9.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. The phone allows customers to access the full range of 3's services including live person-to person video calls, multimedia downloads and video messaging. The integrated camera swivels around to grab video or stills, and incorporates a 2x digital zoom and timer. Images are displayed on a 2in, 172 x 220, 65,535-colour display.

The 338 is dual-mode - 2.5G and 3G. There's 17MB of memory. According to 3, the handset offers a total talk time of 200 minutes, a video call time of 130 minutes and 116 hours on stand-by.


  • Standard battery life (approx*):
  • Standby: 116 hrs
  • Talk time: 200 mins
  • Video call: 130 mins
  • Weight: 114g
  • Volume: 89cc
  • Screen:
  • Size 32 x 40mm
  • 65,535 colours
  • Resolution 220 x 176 pixels
  • Memory: 17MB (internal), No Memory expansion
  • Camera: Built-in camera, with 2 x Digital zoom and self timer
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS (SMIL), email (POP3/IMAP4)
  • Videophone: P2P video calling, speakerphone for hands-free use
  • Java: For games and application download, MIDP2.0
  • PIM: Diary, Contacts and Task Management
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Radio: Dual band UMTS (3G), GPRS (2.5G), GSM 900/1800 (2G)
  • Multimedia: MPEG4 content 3GPP MPEG4 File Format
  • Audio & video Streaming (Quickplay)
  • AMR encoding on MPEG4 video clip. MP3/AAC audio.
  • Ring Tones: 40-tone polyphonic ring tone support.

NEC 338 User Guide
NEC 338 Official site
Review: NEC 338 3G mobile phone - The Register, UK
3 offers 'smallest, lightest' 3G handset - The Register, UK
NEC 338, Europe's Smallest 3G Mobile Phone
NEC 338, Europe's Smallest 3G Mobile Phone Reviewed
3 and NEC bring one of the smallest and lightest dual-mode 3G to Ireland

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