Motorola W385 - black (Verizon Wireless)

The Good The Motorola W385 has a sturdy, user-friendly design, great call quality, and integrated Bluetooth support.

The Bad The Motorola W385 has a low-resolution internal display and average photo quality.

The Bottom Line The Motorola W385 is a dependable cell phone without confusing bells and whistles.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 9.0
7.6 Overall

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Review

Motorola W385 - black (Verizon Wireless)

If at first glance the Motorola W385 reminds you of the Moto Krzr K1m, then we'd consider you to be a very observant person (either that, or you need to get out more). Though the Verizon Wireless handset doesn't carry the Krzr name and lacks its glass front, there's no escaping that the W385 is basically a repackaged--and slightly downscale--version of the K1m. It borrows the Krzr's slim shape while adding a few design touches of its own, and it offers a respectable feature set minus support for Verizon's EV-DO network. The result is satisfying, functional phone with decent call quality. You can get it for a reasonable $29 with service.

Design
The similarities between the W385 and the Krzr will be obvious to any cell phone fan. Its dimensions are almost identical (3.9-inches tall by 1.8-inches wide by 0.71-inch thick vs. 4.05-inches tall by 1.73-inches wide by 0.67-inch thick for the Krzr) even if it looks a little more boxy. As 3.8 ounces, the W385 is half an ounce heavier than its predecessor, which gives it a somewhat sturdier feel in the hand. As mentioned earlier, the W385 does not sport the plate of hardened glass found on the Krzr; rather, it's covered on its front and rear face with black, rubbery material. Yes, the W385 isn't quite as stylish as its sibling--but we felt more comfortable banging it around.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Lenovo
  • Service Provider not specified, Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 1.8 in
  • Weight 3.88 oz
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features intelligent typing (iTAP)
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