Pretty cool features but the key pad peels out... Very dificult to find accessories too..
mine lasted only for a month i had the old water splash nokia 5140 and i still use it and i have changed it with the new one 5500. some problems were found from the very first days. it was asking for the sim card . the company iliotis i bought it after a month said that it was the screen and it broke and then after i insisted that the screen was not broken they said that moisture has destroyed the screen. How a water splash mobile get moisture inside? now i use my old phone and i will not buy again from that company since they do not have any quarantee as they said in the beginning of two years quarantee .
My keypad peels too, but will try find Nokia store to fix that. Interface seems slow at times, and a few times it has frozen and I've had to remove battery and restart phone. Had for jus under a year and it hasn't broken yet, which is good.
i have my 5500 about four months now and Ive had to send it back to nokia because the battery only lasts around ONE hour after a full charge when it's used to call or receive a call plus i don't use my phone for anything else no blue tooth or infra red, i rarely pick it up unless making or answering a call this is totally unacceptable and you should consider this if you want to buy one of these phones
The screen is too small and keypad peel off after 2 month of use and they say its not covered on warranty.
nokia did do a job for free! the keypad came off after only a couple of weeks! whoa! what a fon! nokia, pls improve.
the nokia people did the job for free because its a problem this phone has. The key pad comes off after considerble use. Other than that nice little phone with water scratch and shock damp resistance...
.. and i had the peeling keypad/face too .. just took it to the nokia shop and they glued it properly for free .. they did not argue! :-) been great since then
is there anyway to sort out the usless dictionary??? It is full of nonsense words ( try writing in salisbury .. gives me 'pakis?' .. and only allows maybe 20 new words before it deletes ones you have already saved .. unbelievable .. do all nokias have the same problem .. is there a solution?
this phone is annoying .
i bought it about 3 months ago and after 2 weeks the rubber keypad started to peel off ! i changed its keypad for about 30$ but the new keypad also started to peel off after 1 month !!!! . now i am searching for new phone . DONT BUY THIS ANNOYING PHONE
this is a great phone. warranty covered the problem of the rubber cover delaminating. In fact, when they replaced the cover, it came with a new metal body, so it looked brand new!! All the dents on the metal body from the spills it took were GONE!!! What can I say, Nokia were very prepared for warranteeing this phone! I have had it since Oct 2006 and won't replace until it dies. GREAT phone!!!
Hey "nokia 5500 owner", you might wanna try to sign the .sis/sisx file first in order for it to be installed in your phone. The same is true also with the themes.
Also, the Symbian 9.1 os is not back-compatible. It means that the programs written for the previous versions (such as n70, n90, 6630, 6600 and 3230) can't be installed in your phone.
If you've checked this cases, you would have no problems in installing your favorite applications in it. That's all.
Yes,I have a Nokia 5500.It's good looking and the Sport Mode is interesting.But...it has some bad things:The sound.in the headphones..is low..and the batery only lasts 2days.But still it has Symbian OS.that-s a good thing.but I haven't got a clue why the programs for Symbian are not Installing.
i used to own this phone!it rawks but the only setback is the messaging!it takes about 1-3mins to sent a message i think..i now own a nokia 5200 the camera's really bad im now thinking of buying SE W880
I really like this phone. Not only it does look like a real phone, but it also hides something of a great monster that will make everyone owning it to be a very capable person.
Starting with its three modes (the Phone, Music and Sport), well, admit it that this is the only phone that can do all the three modes simultaneously. It sports the not-really-the-latest-but-fast hardware specs incorporated with the new generation Symbian OS, a 220 mHz processor utilized by the Symbian OS 9.1 S60 3rd Edition respectively.
I like the idea that smartphones would have to change their reputations of big and bulky and I am very grateful that I'm one of the lucky pioneers who have to own such petite magnificence in brilliance.
On the other side of the story, even Achilles had his heels as a weakness, this down-to-earth phone also does have some shortcomings that will have to put a very big impact on its productivity to some users.
The very negative issue on this phone is its KEYPAD FALLING OFF. I do admit that I'm one of the victims of such phenomenon and it is quite a big disappointment for such a sportphone to think that it must be very invulnerable to dust and splash.
Another thing that hinders it for reaching the peak of satisfaction is its battery life. Imagine, for the very first time that I had used this phone to extent, I make the juice out of it in just 5 hours! Indeed, it shocked me but considering the fact that it is a very powerful capable phone having to be energized by a mere 760 mAH battery, it do deserve to be pardoned and respected.
I have read some users reporting on the speed issue. I guess its on the user's managing of running applications at the same time. It is not the latest core duo computers that you have the freedom to multitask all your apps. Should you have a 220mHz-consideration? In my seven months of experience with this phone, I only experience this when I use the phone while Music Player on the background and when I have 500 messages in my Inbox and a hundred more in the Outbox. Its normal speed it faster than other Symbian phones (N70, 6600, 6630, and 3230). Remember, it has the same specs as Nokia 3250.
Hints for faster usage:
1. Don't do stuffs while having the music mode on the background.
2. Do not store so many messages in the Inbox and Outbox. Move it to a folder or delete it and please do put the memory card to default as the memory to use.
3. Delete unnecessary files in the phone memory.
In summary, this is not a phone for those who don't know how to consider some minor problems. A price to be paid for what it can do. This phone is targeted for those who are active in life that requires a smarter phone for a companion. It lacks the future-proof 3G frequencies and multimedia handling (including the very small 208*208 pixel-screen) but is do complemented by having a 3-D sensor, Text-to-Speech functionality and a very durable solid built.
For them it is the Nokia 5500 Sport, but for me, it is the Nokia 5500 Sport- a Smartphone on Steroids.
I noticed that there is 64mb total memory, but 9mb, only for user. Where are other 55mb, for which things are used?
Veird luking phone. Vat ver they thinking? Isa luke like a rubber tv remote. I dont like it. I think Motorola and Sony Erickson are more in my favorite than Nokea, but I did not say vun is better than the others. The only phone fram Nokea I like isa N95. That isa it, no more.
Are you kidding me?!?!this is the best phone ever!!!it is splash resistant, best game!!!hehehe...