I am getting another phone (on insurance) and have been given a few options. I need to make my choice today 11/07/07 and have narrowed the choices down to the 3110 Classic and the 5500. I read that the majority of people have had lots of problems with the keypad. Other than this fault is there anything else that should deter me from choosing this phone as I it'll be a phone my hubby uses (and he is a tradesman and doesn't have very much luck with phones). Thank you all for your help.
its quite stylish but actually it sucks....i bought one and loved the features but later on the keypad started becoming annoying and the keypad entirely came off. the numbers are so hard to press
Waterproof!!I put the phone through an industrial front loader washing machine and it still works. The memory card doesn't but the rest is still good. I think this is what made my number pad lift off..
This phone is AMAZING ( No keypad problems ever)
I use Tom Tom GPS through bluetooth and no issues whatsoever. I am computer industry and trust me I tested this phone inside and out. LOVE the flashlight. Most amazing phone
Way to go Nokia
Hi people, one advice from me regarding this sporty mobile: DON'T BUY THIS MOBILE!!
I bought one, worked fine for 2 months then the rubber keypad torn off totally. Tried to glue it by some special glue but failed. Showed it to Nokia service, replied me reluctantly with no solution. Its the 1st rubbish mobile that Nokia EVER MADE! The keypad construction wasn't made carefully, neither solid nor made at least by other materials, plastic for an example. It features almost everything with its compact size and design but failed with its keypad construction. The mobile is totally worn out now, and i can't find a solution to fix it, but to buy another mobile, but this time hopefully a pocket pc!
are there any known issues with intalling 3rd party applications on the phone because of the square screen?pls reply...
i used to have this fone..luv it but lost =(
but my problem is...i didnt get to choose it looks better in real den on pics..btw when i message someone it took like minute..
den when i changed to singtel cant messege at all..but the camera is really great ;)
This phone is the best waste of money. The keypad peals off after 6 weeks! Fact. I got the t-shirt with the phone. I guess i missed the fineprint somewhere.
well, rumors about keypad are true, it really does eventually rip off, but it's no big deal, because few drops of glue fixes it once and for all..:) the shape of this phone is a classic bar, so that means it's durable, no moving parts (like sliders or flippers), metallic casing and rubber parts makes it even tighter, so this phone could easily pretend to outdoor class.. it's rectangle shaped display isn't there with no reason, it's there because such screen is more resistant to splashes.. the flashlight is very handy attribute, camera works fine.. the only cons could be poor battery life, extreme lag while working with short messages when their number reaches ~ >1000 and quite poor default set of applications.. I personally miss few things found in non-symbian nokia phones, such as auto-keylock, speed and so on..
We have this as a company mobile at work. What I find funny, is that the phone itself is a tank. Durable. Yet the rubberised keypad falls apart rather quickly.
Man This phone is a big screw up man......The Functions are good... But Body shape and design sucks big time it looks like a Grand Pa....Man nokia People should come out with something better In Design Metalic....with combination with rubber...Better camera, Slide, Larger screen, Stylish keypad....and Color should be awesome.....Well i am using 5500 and very disappointed.
Caution, don't update firmware to 3.55, it sucks. Plenty errors and service drops and update...
please take this advice..
the peeling keypad is covered under warranty by nokia because they used a faulty glue, just take it into a service centre and they will fix it
ok..bought this phone in late april..keypad peeled in late may...
ok here's the solution...
Peel keypad till all the numbers are off.
Get some all purpose glue and a match stick.
Take up some glue with the match stick and place on the inner edges where the key pad rests. Place some on the ribs going across.
Wait ah while about 5 minutes until dry to touch and then press and hold down the keypad with the palm of your hand for 5 minutes..
worked for me....
aye...the problem with the keypad is common and disturbing...and after warranty period expires...we will be scewed...
there's something you can install to speed up the texting. its a known issue for 5500 sport and any other symbian 9.1 (version 3).
and download SMS Accelerator and install it in your 5500 sport.
you should've told that to the nokia agent as well becoz they can upgrade your phone's firmware or install the SMS Accelerator themselves for free.
im also from the philippines by the way =)
got the 5500 as a christmas gift 2006. keypad started peeling off by february 2007. spilled beer onto it last april with the peeling keypad but experienced no problems. finally got a nokia agent to replace the full face/cover at no charge because it is still under warranty (i'm in the philippines). now its like brand new. still happy with it except it takes forever to send text messages.
to arafat: well you can do 2 things, 1) install a new firware, or reinstall the actual(use nokia pc suite, there is the option) and if that dosen't repair your problem that means that is a hardware problem(you brake it) so 2) take it to a service estore ;) good look