@ Andy Burgin
You can buy a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter for next to nothing from places like Maplin. To be honest it's not worth it. Even with really good headphones the sound output lacks volume and range across every band. I even tried amplifying and equalizing the music before tranferring it over but it didn't make the slightest bit of difference. This is not a phone worth listening to music on.
The camera also needs a lot of natural light to take decent pictures. Again, as a camera phone this isn't a great option.
What this phone IS good at though is being a phone. I still haven't found a single problem with the software and the battery life is phenomenal compared to past Nokias. I genuinely got 3 full days of light usage out of it before having to charge it. Moderate usage will give you 2 days and heavy usage will give you only 1. ANY PHONE WILL NEED CHARGING WITHIN A DAY IF YOU GIVE IT HEAVY USAGE so don't start the old Nokia battery-life flaming game.
In summary as an average, stylish and reliable PHONE it's perfect. It's lightweight, easy and comfortable to use with good battery life and it does exactly what it says on the tin. If you're not bothered too much about camera quality and playing music with it then I really couldn't recommend a better phone.
In the package I had delivered from France there was no memory card. I don't know if the UK retail package will include one. I bought a 2GB microSD and it works brilliant. I don't know if the phone is compatible with the 4GB microSDHC cards though. One final note is that the memory card isn't hot-swappable... but that's a good thing with those dangerously small cards!
I really like the way this mobile looks...the screen is really awsome...
Can anyone tell me whether it is preferrable to buy this mobile ? What are the main disadvantages of this mobile?
MY requirements are a good battery and good signal reception capability and finally a good MP3 player
You can definitely have the number calling you show up on your secondary/outer screen. Mine was set up that way the first week until the screen cracked. The outer display is as fragile as a piece of glass that it is. Very disappointing to have a one week old phone break. I'm not going to pay the fee and deductible for a new one. But YES you can have the incoming call display by using your menu options. Enjoy it while you can before yours breaks too. Or keep it in a hard shell protective case !!! :) DLP
Mine main screen is now blinking about every 2-3 seconds and won't stop. Can anyone tell me why and better yet....how to make it stop ????
Can anyone tell me if the caller number is displayed on the external screen so you don't have to open the phone to see who's calling you? Cheers.
I had this phone for about a week. I like the design and size. The screens are very nice and vivid. Downsides: The UI is not very intuitive. The battery life seems short. When the ring tone volume is maxed it is still not very loud.
@ Andy Burgin
If you're looking to pick up a Nokia 6555 in the UK then check out www.pixmania.co.uk.
They have the 6555 on there available in both black and silver.
This phone is available in the usa but not in england i have been on ebay in the usa an it looks as though they phone was released abit ago over there so a few available to buy
can anyone tell me what is the point of having a 2.5 mm audio jack when most headphone jacks are 3.5 mm?
and can 3.5mm audio fit in a 2.5mm audio jack and still work?
OK I've received the phone and I'm using it right now. It looks a lot better in real life than it does in the pictures.
I have quite large fingers but thankfully the buttons are the right size for me. The buttons are quite light to press but still precise. The operating system (Series 40 5th Edition) is smooth and fluid and I've not encountered a single bug or crash so far. There's loads of options and settings for everything so you can tailor it to your needs.
The screen is stunning. Perfectly backlit, very bright, crisp and clear. The sound output is also very good and the vibration of the phone is strong and sharp.
I've not yet tested the sound quality of the music player through headphones or the camera/video function of the phone. I'm not expecting it to be stunning in that respect but it is a mid-range phone after all.
This phone is available to buy in europe but not in the UK. Not even the Carphone Warehouse have the phone listed at all. I found a supplier who is shipping me one from France for £160 inc. delivery.
Checked the UPS tracking number and it's arriving today. I'll let you know what I think of it.
Only problem is see is video recording (QCIF). Why not VGA like 6233, 6288 or N95? Those are the ONLY Nokia phones I have seen so far that records video in that format! Why use prehistoric CIF when VGA is already available? and VGA is 12x better than CIF!