some positives for the phone after having it since day 1 (about oct)
- keypad broke twice, last time was january. its been fine since
- loudspeaker broke about may. but i use it practically every day, listen to podcasts and music. its damn loud, by far the loudest i have ever heard on a phone and its great
- symbian apps
- walking metre. just so you know how far you walk when your out with your g/f
- durable. dropped it a couple of times (in splashes of water no drama)
my favourite phone. i can't imagine going back to a fragile flip, slide or a normal candybar. im waiting for the next one, as much as i want wifi, 3.2 mpx with autofocus, hsdpa ect, well they are secondary
hey i have not received my second replacement yet and its a new mobile and eversince i have purchased i didnt use it for atleast 1 month and i it started showing its colors the first phone never switched on once turned off and the replacement phone had issues with the no network access and now i am waiting for my third mobile plz send my phone asap NOKIA
This phone is only OK, and nothing more because the batery is bad. If the batery would last a few days more, the phone would be perfect.
Hi,i buy the phone in march 2007,also after few months of use the ruber keypad was of,but i use a superglue and now is ok,i have 3 accident on road whit my bike and the phone resist very good to them,also i change his version soft whit the latest version find in Nokia site,and now work good,if i want to buy again a phone i think i buy that phone,in time i love it,is smal and practic,the sound when i talk is clear,the reception is good,the batery life also is good(but i buy a second batery because i use much the internet and music player and the GPS navigation).If i want or need to watch the Televisions programs online,it works wery good(have streaming),the sound whit music player is strong,very clear and wonderful,also i download themes and softwares and much music from internet and it works so good.In conclusion,after 8 months of using,i recomand that phone(especial for active people),and a prayer for Nokia to do something whit the problem about the ruber tastes.Thank you.
great phone.. but the buttons?? man.. i changed it once cuz it cracked... but now the pad is going to come out again.. any suggestions???? other than that i'm really really really satisfy with the phone.. esp the aluminium body.. cheers..
i dont know about you guys but my 5500 fits best for me. though i'm not into outdoor activities( which i could say it's pretty useless sans the flash light), i love this phone coz it has everything that i wished a phone could have. In the Philippines i bought just for Php 5000 ($100 US dollars . of course it's a second hand but i got it fresh just like new) and believe me guys, nothing sort of damage nor negative comments that i've read here have i experienced using the phone .
1.keypad - though i received it with its side flapping and about to peel, i just used super glued it then it feels looks like new again.
2. S60 3rd edition -though screen is tiny, you cant get any nokia or SE phone for its price (BTW $100 is an average price for a second hand phone of this model),i know it may sound ridiculous but at least i could keep my excel and word files for the office and view it here using quickoffice.
the only downside though was the SMS part that freezes for 5 sec. but that's tolerable.
3. MP3 playback - speaker's were excellent. the preinstalled mp3 player was just as good as my ipod--.i used 2 gb micro sd and it's almost 80% full and i could still manage my music without too much lag.
4. Camera - for the price i've mentioned, this is the cheapest phone you could have with a 2 MP. Quality is good for daylight pics but turns crappy if you shoot on dim lighting. If only they could have made the flashlight to rotate on the camera side, it would have been useful for a steady flash.
Video quality is just as good as an entry level N-series phone.
5. Housing - This is the most essential feature that has found a practical functionality here in Manila, especially when you walk in the rain. i dont care if i drop it accidentally nor soak it wet while typing SMS coz i did. waterproof and shockproof!.try that with you're shiny N-series !)
Some things that i wish it had:
2. 30fps video
3. a little bit larger screen( i understand it needs to be small for it to fit a shockproof housing.
4. A better keypad.
5. More functional pedometer
All in all i would recommend this phone and gives most phones a run for its money
This is by far the worst phone i have ever had. I have for 10 months now and the keypad came off twice + the phone is slow as hell, it constantly crashes.
Do Not, I repeat, DO NOT buy this phone. Either the sim card reader or the antenna(dun know which one, but the symptoms is no reception) broke dwn twice and Nokia will not tell me why, just saying "Spare parts replacement". This is crap. It's like buying an oven and ending up with a metal box with a glass window. Similiarly, I bought a the 5500 as a phone, but ended up with an oversized music player/phone book/2MP camera.
About the txts if you go to 5500 website which is a part of nokia website you can find a program called sms accelarator...i have had this phone for some time worked 5ne as long as i used it...and i have noticed that installing the sms accelarator noticebly increasd the sms sending speed...
Seriously, don't buy this phone.
I wanted a phone that wouldn't break easily or get damaged, and I chose this one.
But, the keypad was ruined after a month, and i had to change it imediately.
Now after, another 5 months, it's damaged again.
Plus, the phone takes FOREVER to send a message, freezes up and sometimes i have to open the back to take out the battery so i can retype it again.
Also, lately, for about a month now, when people call me, it says my phone is off, but it's not, or when they call me, i don't see any missed calls whatsoever.
And i look all over the LOG list. Received and Missed calls show no missed calls at all.
This is the second time I'm taking it to get the keypad fixed, but if it breaks once more, I swear, I'm demanding for a new phone free of charge >.<
god nokia, you really fucked up with this phone.
Although, the sound is amazing.
Nokia 5500 sports handsent seems very good and sounds good too. However themes are just ugly and text cannot be read clearly. Backgound colour and text colour choosed in default theme is just poor. Even on Nokia website, theme suport is missing. Nokia suggesting us to purchase these themes from Symbian at huge money.
Battery back up is very poor. Rubber keypad and other rubber parts are not available in market.
If anybody knows the urls or websiste providing free theme supposts please mail me.
Finally no body should buy this phone becaue it will give you trouble surely.
After spending some decent money on this phone I was hoping for a good quality phone. Initially this phone seemed to be pretty good. Then the keypad starting coming off. The problem is clearly a design and material issue. The problem resides with the choice of rubber used and clearly was not tested correctly. Nokia, if put to the test, would have a hard time to fight this. I bought it earlier this year and have put it in for warranty and I've stated I don't want the same problem in a few weeks after I get it back. It is obvious that Nokia did not test it with warm fingered usage, a robot pressing the keypad a million times will have no problems but a warm finger utilising the keypad causes the rubber compound to stretch. This in turn causes it to bubble and then strain the "glue" sticking it to the frame. The glue then starts to give way and your on your way to a useless keypad. It is absolutely clearly a fault with the phone and nothing to do with the user. Don't let them bluff you. For another example a pen manufacturer uses a similar rubber compound at the base of the pen. This rubber starts to react the same way as the rubber in the keypad did, it starts to stretch from "WARM" fingers moving on the rubber. Nokia needs to change the compound used in the rubber to remove this problem.
this is very bad phone it is hanging very frequently,It is hanging twice in a hours
Psl dont purchase this phone
Where can I get a proper time/clock screensaver. I got one from m-bounce, but it is not clear enough.