I admit the memory is small. Don't know about Nokia cameras, but the v551 should be much better the old ones, did u compare the video quality to the old horrible ones? it is true that battery sucks if you leave on extra features like, screensaver, scroll on menu, have you tried turning those off? Try http://www.motomodders.net as previously mentioned. For music, ringtones, pic, etc.. either data cable or bluetooth. For me I bought an aftermarket bluetooth for about $25-30 U.S. Not that hard. Anywyas, good luck to you if you are switching to Nokia. Ever considered saving up for K750i or other new phones with 1-2 mp?
wait u can have music on it like songs?
how do u do that wher do you go?
the phone is alright the battary sux i have it on from 7 am to like 6 -8 pm making some calls that are like 2 min nit gets a low battery , it wouldnt last the whole day for you sound quality isnt that great and the volume for the ear peice could be louder. the camer isnt that great eitherit has trouble with lighting the motorola is deff a better phone wit better reception n camerea quality and the sound quality during calls is alot better to. but im gana switch to a nokia 6230 which has all the same features plus more and it has an mp3 player with a 32 megabyte card for music videos n pics n plus nokia is a better company with much better battery o yea and i have no clue on how to use blue tooth its really complicated n hard for me hope i helped u all
I'm using a cheap bt dongle. Very important to load the disc software included first before doing anything. I tired to play with bt without loading the disc, it would not work and some files were created so, installing after won't work either, had to dlete those files. So load the software first. There may be a few times the computer can't recognize the phone, just try again, turn on the bt for both. Choose "find me" from connections on your phone. The bt screen from computer should show a motorola icon, double click it and then icons such as file transfer should show up, then drag and drop, should be easy at that point. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask any more questions, cheers!
Hi and thanks for the replies, can anyone tell me how to delete old text messages please? So far I am please with the phone.
in my opinion the limited "columns" game that came with this phone really suck. Really missed the Sony Ericsson Tennis game. ANybody know where I could download games for free? Does any Java games work with the V551 or do i have to find Motorola specific ones? Other than that still couldn't find anything wrong with this phone.
To be honest, the 5.5mb memory is really small. Didn't really purposely got this phone, just got it as part of a good contract deal. Anyways, it can store 1.5- 2 mp3 songs depending on mp3 size. However, since I do not rely on it to play music, i just use ringtones(one or two lyrics sentences) and can store a lot of them(11 ringtones with, 4525kb memory of free space left). Comparing to other vga phones out there, this is really good. Much better than k700(i used to have k700). Yes, there is sound when you record from video. Just don't compare this cam to 1mp and more ones. Video recording is much smoother than older phones like k700(very unclear when shooting video and moving it too qucikly). Since this phone is not expensive, cheap with contract, you get a lot of bang for the buck. Very reliable(unlike the v300-v600 series). Although bluetooth is a tiny bit slower to start up than ifrared, but still very convineient. IT really depends on your needs. If you need to listen to alot of music all the time, this phone would not suit you. Other than that, I can't find anything wrong with the phone. Although, I'm still considering the SE w800 later, even if i have the chance to buy that, I may still keep this one.
Hi I am getting this phone on a free upgrade, and have read all the previous comments, can anyone tell me what the video and picture quality are like is there sound and how many approx can be stored on the phone please? in general is it a good deal ??
About battery life:
Forgot how long I charged for the first time, but Motorola stated in the menu that overcharging would not harm the phone, so I just charge the phoen before I go to bed and
use it the next morning, At first, I find the battery consupmtion is too fast, but as someone had previously pointed out, cancelling scrol options on menu, avoid using Java and camera for too long(ex. when you are not using it, shut it off), the battery life is alot better. One more thing, very important to get rid of the screensaver. So far no problems. Never screen freeze, quite reliable and the quad-band is very useful when my friend's tr-band phone has no signals. Hope this helps, cheers.
I was just wondering if it really only has a talk time of 3.5 hours...do you have to charge it every day?? Someone please let me know before I buy it. =)
hi i got this phone it is pretty ok but i suggest the sony ericsson 910i i only got mine for $40 so it is much cheaper and better interested in getting it for $40 you can email me my e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
it's realy a nice phone only that i still don't know how to save text messages to the phone. it losses all the messages as soon as you remove the sim card
A question about this phone. I was wondering if you can save text messages into the phone and how do you do it if you can? I have like 40 messages in my old phone and I want to transport them into this phone. The sim card by itself cannot save this many messages so I have to be able to save them to the phone. Anybody know how to do this?
I just got a new 551. I was wondering how long you are supposed to charge the new battery before using it?
This is the best phone of all time. The pictures turn out great and the tones are really good 2. Definetely buy dis phone!!!
I just bought this phone and so far I am very impressed. It is an easy phone to handle and can do many things. The camera isnt half bad either. It is fast and easy to read the screen. To anyone who is looking at phones I really suggest this one.