Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 Mobile Phone

Motorola has launched new entry-level Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 budget mobile phone, in India, which has clamshell style design and this stylish, slim phone features 65K color TFT screen, an integrated FM radio tuner with recording, MP3 Media Player, GPRS connection, and extended talk time of up to 9 hours.

motorola-motoyuva-w396-mobilephoneThe Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 is a dual-band GSM 900 / GSM 1800 MHz network ready clamshell form factor type design and it features a large 1.8-inch, 128 x 160 pixels colour CSTN TFT display capable of displaying 65536 (16 bit) colors.

Weighing just 94 grams, the new Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 budget handset does not have any external display but instead offers three bright colored LED-lit icons on its external cover which let the user know of any missed calls, incoming messages & battery status by showing a colourful icon on the external casing.

Weighing just 94 grams, the Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone comes with about 1-MB of internal storage allowing storage of up to 1000 phone numbers and 750 SMS messages. The Motorola W396 mobilephone also features microSD memory card slot which offers upto 2-GB of expandable memory storage.

Digital Camera: Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 sports a single VGA resolution digital camera with the dedicated key offering maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels with. The camera offers 4x Digital Zoom and option for auto-save and auto-timer picture capture. Pictures captured are stored in jpeg format.

MP3 Player : The entry-level budget priced Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone handset offers an inbuilt MP3 player with dedicated MP3 and FM keys on top side of the handset. These dedicated keys allows adjusting the volume for music, change FM channels and MP3 music tracks and can be operated even while the flip remains closed. The MP3 player supports MP3, AMR, MIDI and iMelody audio formats.

The Motorola W396 is capable of synchronizing with Windows Media Player v.11 software from desktop or laptop computer.

FM Radio : Slightly larger in size than Motorola MOTOFLIP W220, and almost similar look and feel of Motorola MOTOYUVA W270 the new budget Motorola MOTOYUVA W270 features an integrated stereo FM radio tuner with RDS support which enables to view the FM station, artist name and name of the song being aired on FM station. In addition, the FM radio also offers 9 preset station memory, and it includes a stereo headset for FM listening. Though the W270 mobilephone also allows live FM Recording but it can only be used as alarm tunes. Users can also share favourite stations with friends through text SMS and MOTO ID feature allows users to easily find out the artist and track title of songs one hear on-the-go.

The Motorola W396 mobilephone is equipped with CrystalTalk technology which enables reducing ambient noise for clear communication.

The Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone also offers GPRS Class 10 connection with upto 48-kbps connection speed for internet access and WAP 2.0 browser with xHTML support. The Motorola W396 comes with messaging services which includes SMS text messaging and MMS multimedia messaging.

Available in Cannon Gray, Lustrous Silver, and Mandarin Orange colors, the Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone comes with a built in calendar feature which also features an built-in events reminder facility where reminders can be set to remind the user of an appointment, birthday or events or important holiday dates.


Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 budget music phone offers Polyphonic Ringtones (32 Voice) and also featrues Hands Free Speaker Phone and Vibration Alert for incoming calls. The handset also offers USB v1.1 port connection for wired connecivity to PC for data transfer and charging.

Some other features of Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone includes built-in handsfree speakerphone and supports 7 African languages and Hinglish, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, plus Catalan, Basque, Galician, Demo mode and Airplane Mode etc.

Motorola W396 includes several applications like calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.

The W396 handset comes with several embedded games including Football, Crazy, Rebels, Sudoku and Tetris.

Motorola W396 also offer Demo Mode and Flight Mode options allowing users to use the handset without having to insert SIM card.

Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 comes with Li-Ion 940 mAh (BQ50) standard battery which can provide upto 9 hours of talk time and upto 400 hrs of stand-by time with full charge.


Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 Mobile Phone Features

  • Dual-band – GSM 900 / GSM 1800 MHz
  • 1.8-inch, 128 x 160 pixels, 65K colors CSTN Display
  • 1-MB Internal Memory
  • microSD memory card slot, upto 2-GB supported
  • 1000 entry internal phonebook
  • 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls record
  • 750 SMS message memory
  • Picture ID for viewing caller photo on display
  • Polyphonic ringtones, MP3 ringtones, ringtone composer
  • GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
  • VGA resolution camera, 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 4x Digital Zoom, auto-timer capture
  • WAP 2.0 Browser supporting xHTML
  • FM Radio tuner with RDS, 9 preset channels, FM Recording (for alarm tunes only)
  • MP3 Media Player, Supports MP3, AMR, MIDI, and iMelody audio formats
  • Text SMS, MMS
  • Hands Free Speaker Phone
  • Vibration Alert
  • Imaging – Screensaver, Wallpapers
  • Embedded Games – Football, Crazy and Rebels
  • Demo Mode and Airplane Mode
  • CrystalTalk technology for reducing ambient noise
  • Supports 7 African languages and Hinglish, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, plus Catalan, Basque, Galician
  • Applications: Calendar with Events Reminder, Contacts, Currency Converter, Date, Clock, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Stop Watch
  • Li-Ion 940 mAh (BQ50) Standard Battery
    Talk time: 9 hrs
    Stand by time: 400 hrs
  • Dimensions: 95 x 46 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 94 grams

Dual band GSM ready Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 mobile phone featuring VGA resolution camera, FM Radio and MP3 player is available for Rs. 4,299 (plus local taxes) with 1-year warranty and it comes with 256-MB microSD memory card and Stereo Headset free. Visit for more details.

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