Great Phone! The display sucks though... and did someone say the battery is not Good? Well you got conned...co's mine works just fine and the last time i could use it into the 3rd day and i talk a lot on the phone...so correction...the battery is probably better than my earlier phones (Nokia 8210, SL 45i)
i say if you want a good phone and no bul#@#$#t just get this one..
Overall a great performer. Great Design etc.. and i agree crap as far as display goes. Why on earth did they not include a MMC slot - those MP3 songs on the SL 45 were a winner. Gosh! Siemens made a big mistake there.
Apart from that it knocks the comp out completely. I love the bluetooth and the kepad is a blessing once you know the trick..cheers.. i recommend it..
I stand corrected...
So, S55 does support CE/EE charset - if you transfer data trough Bluetooth!
I have to check IR after mobile's software upgrade (v.11, 2003-03-07, from Siemens web site)
Verdict: go finally and buy it...
The stand-by is good(4-5days in normal use).But the display isn`t very good.The phone is a good choice if u don`t wanna use the background to much,but it`s much better than Nokia 6100,7210,6610,Ericsson T86i,T86 and many other business phones.
could anyone tell me about the handset's real standby time if it is not switched off overnight and with only a couple of short calls per day? thank you in advance..cause I have heard battery performance is one of the weakest points of s55
Excelent design, prefectly design and performed sound system - Digital to Analog convertor and loud speaker.
I've got this phone I really like it, the design is fantastic, their is every thing in this phone, it looks so smooth, mine is a arctic blue color, shame though the S55 has got only 256 colors! Other than that this is a excellent phone!!
Camera: it has flash! Any other phone has that?
Phone: Hi-class bussiness phone. All ways of connecting I know (cable, IR, Bluetooth). With more colors than 256 and more memory it would beat ANY competition in that class. It's already better in average than any competition (OK, N6310i has better battery and software, others have more colors...) in bussiness class.
Conclusion: Go for it!
got the phone from ma paps yesterday as a b.day present. what a surprise... always wanted to have this phone. im really happy. so i've decided to write a short review about the S55.
I believe i have enough xperience to write a review coz this is ma 4th siemens' phone and don't need more time than what i already have. i feel like i've been using this phone for like a year now coz i know everything. didnt even have to read the manual.
contents: phone, camera with itz bag, charger, battery, data cable(serial),manual(not complete). mini cd- software
pro:functions , size and weight, design, camera
con: display and memory. and if u are a hardcore mobile surfer- absence of HSCSD. Radio and mp3 player(if u need those two features, i dont coz i always have ma minidisc with me), no MMC slot.
wow... kickass design..solid.. really attractive. what more can i say...only weighs 85g..really light...cool design.
design of keys is unusual...some might need some time gettn used to itz form.
oh gee...what were the engineers thinking about when do decided to go only 256color with this. too bad. damn bad...they've got it all bad. the norm is 4k. itz practically useless to use a background image with this phone coz display sucks. s55 supporting background images is a joke. i can barely recognise myself on the phone. pictures taken with the attached cam. aint worth viewing on the phone. Color indepth is however ok for playing games. i personally dont save any of taken pics on the phone. just transfer them on to the pc and delete them from the phone.
anywayz, the phone is meant to be a business phone and not some digi.cam or some game boy thinie.
dont have any problem whatsoever reading in daylight. only prob. is the indepth of color. im really disappointed.
screen is really good. size and everything.
basically has everything u can expect of a modern, high class phone. just everything and i mean everything. java, bluethooth, supports mms--- would take me forever talking about the features of this phone: organiser (alarm clock, reminder, calender,etc), phonebook with itz 14 entries per contact( etc.
one great thing...really great. as far as tones and pictures(icons) concerned. unlike some color display phones, S55 supports most computer image formats: jpeg, gif, tif, bmp etc. amazing. supports midi and mmf as ringing tones. great.
used to think, what the h... do i need a phone with a camera for?
in fact ma opinion on this matter hasnt changed...at least as far as viewing the pics on the phone is concerned.
S55 aint the best for this but tell you what? i've taken about twenty pics with this phone and results blew me away, still do.
i would take the camera with me everywhere i go if i could save 20 high quality pics on the phone at a time without sacrificing java appz and games.
the pics are xcellent if not perfect when transferred on to the pc. just magic. too bad i cant take money photos with this phone coz of lack of memory... drop me a mail if u wanna have a look at some of the pics. firstname.lastname@example.org
way too small for this "all doer" phone. just too small.
siemens seriously should have created a multimedia card slot for this phone. once again what were they thinking about?
Dont care much about the color indepth but for the memory...oh boy..i do. memory is already occupied. man oh man. siemens.
i woudnt have any reason to buy another phone if this handset had a better color display and multimedia card slot... a larger memory could do. this phone should however be able to to serve me until dem 3G(utms) phones come out. Dont have any reason to buy the SL55 or the SX1 either. dont need radio and mp3s on my phone. if anything it would be because of the memory.
i guess it aint all that bad...for me... coz i've deleted all ringing tones but 6 and pictures on the phone to make way for my java applications.
sorry i couldnt keep this review as short as possible.
i can write more...say 3-4 more pages... if i address every single thing this phone's got and can do.
features: xcellent-- 9.99
receiving quality. 9
recommendation: yes... go get it.
overall: say: 95/100.
could be hundred with a bettah graphic display and larger memory.
Don't own one, don't want one. Why?
Well, screen is too small, bad resolution and only 256 colors.
Unit is not very good looking IMO, reminds me too much of my old Siemens M35 which annoyed me immeasurably for many reasons.
Not a very responsive and easy to use keypad.
Also, I want to be able to customize the way my phone looks.
Ekh... I found only one small flaw, and it's important to people *not* using standard US/UK character set.
So, S55 does not support CE/EE charset!
to lady/guy...whatever who claims the user guide sux...
ma first phone from siemens was the S35. that was the only headset i ever read the manual. ive had some nokia phones but never read the manual. most phones are basically set up the same. siemens, nokia..etc. think the problem is you and not with the S55 guide.
someone sells S55 and doesnt know how to operate the phone? hmmm.. what can i say?
to s55 owners. are the camera and mini cd included in the box aside from the data cable?
The phone is small and compact. The keys are very close together so have difficulty in using if you have nice nails. Also VERY complicated to use and the manual/s you get with it do not explain things very clearly. Probably ok if you are a genius. A lot more difficult to use than a nokia and there is nowhere to get decent info about how to use the phone. Tried in phone shiops and they didnt have a clue either. There is no hope. Back to Nokia if they dont make it easier to understand. i will not buy another Siemens phone again unless they make everthing about them from the using of it to the instructions in the manual a LOT more user friendly.