what i really like on SE is that it matches all my preference. all of it's phone are undefeated when it comes to the quality i wanted. i loved it's sharp,clear sound even it's not as loud as the others, i loved it's camera that exhibits sony's motto "like no other", i loved it's extremely fine GUI as it's the first phone to sport menu animations in both non-os and OS models (K700 and P990), i loved it's fast interface and multitasking features and faster Java3D rendering(with the help of JP-7). and the best of all i loved it's very good battery backup which is undefeatable even having less mAH rating compared to others(which means faster charging, lesser electric consumption) and the solid looks, feelings and ease of use(2nd from nokia S40 as the most user friendly phones)
some SE's software advantages:
1.free theme creator with support for all phones in one software(including smartphones and non-smartphones)
2.user frienly update service
3.if you use broadband, then you can enjoy it's animation rich website and update service tutorials.
4.there are three available phone managers at present. the float's mobile agent, myphone explorer and the official software sonyericsson file manager. all softwares were free and has unique features and functions and are user friendly too.
5.SE phone softwares are generally better as i have used so many brands.(noteL this is just my own findings)
thats the reason why i stay loyal to SE.
hope to see more improvements and new unique things. goodluck SE!
The flash of this phone is the same as the K750i LED... why SE would brand this as Cybershot, I have no idea.
It's essentially the same as the K750i, with quadband, and upgraded software.
Really thanks for your reply.Advanced version in the sense means can it show HTML pages
@Marina - I have the Gmail app installed and it works fine. I don't know what you mean by advanced browser but I personally use Opera mini.
Audio: First at all; This phone is a K-version! The Walkman version is a W-version!
If you consider to get a Walkman phone, get a W-version!
K-version is a camera phone! Cyber Shot! Yes, it is a Cyber Shot phone!
is this a good cellphone to buy?
is the camera good? like others 2mp cameras?
if you compare the 2mp camera of k550 and the 2mp camera of w810...what is the best?
isn't a cyber-shot?
hi guys i really want to buy this sort of phone.But can anybody tell me tht the browser version it has.Does it support advanced browsing like tht of K750i.Is Gmail application works on this phone
And how about the display is it brilliant?
Plz post ur replies
First off, Pathetic keypad. Once I used the keypad, I knew I wasn't buying this one. Yuck!
Appearance: This phone looks pretty good in the promotional pictures. In person, it is BLAND. As far as I am concerned, only the w880 is uglier than the K550.
The camera: Don't go by the ads. Its no Cybershot. Many people buy Sony Ericsson phones beacuse they are great phones with a decent camera and music sounds really good on any SE phone. Well, the cam on the K550 is lousy. Cybershot? Not!
The K750/W810 and the K800 have the best cameras in SE. Period.
Audio: Like any SE phone, the K550 has a top flight music player. Sounds good. Hell, it even allows you to choose between Phone mode and In-flight mode when you switch it on. And its not even a Walkman! I must say SE phones are the best when it comes to audio quality. Even my wife's Z550 sounds great. Take that, Nokia.
Conclusion: K550 sucks.
Spend your money elsewhere. Or you are gonna feel cheated.
All things considered, I would not recommend you spend your hard-earned money on this marketing gimmick. For the same price or less, you can get a SE W700. Its a real Walkman phone, sounds great, Cam is 2 Megapixel (No autofocus, but still WAY better than the K550.) The only thing The W700 lacks is autofocus and EDGE. I had a SE W700i. Loved it. I lost it and bought the W810i. (Another brilliant phone.) If I hadn't lost it, I would probably have held on to it for a few years.
And am I the only one who thinks the W880 sucks bigtime?
Sony is up to its old tricks again. First, they release some really top notch stuff. Then, they put out trash like this to cash in. Wil they never learn?
guys what is the maximum m2 card that can fit into k550i? i hope it can support 2gb.thanks.
plz some one let me know what is d advantage or d disadvantage of not having an operating system in this mobile
Does anyone know if the phone allows you to make your mp3s ringtones?
yes on the tab menu there should be a link with the word ''search'' click that.
on my k550i its there maybe not on yours
Thanx for your reply.
Do you mean go to a tab named search? Because I only see 5 tabs: General, sounds& alerts, Display, Calls and Connectivity.
I jus tgot this phone. Other then the fact i don't like the buttons and have to really use my finger nails, its' absolutly cool and a wonderful device. The video is kinda of a downer, and the guy at the store says sony ericsson was one the best camera. That gets me to the camera. My aunt's lg phone camera is a lvl higher then this one. =\
but i get to upload stuff like mp3 and videos and music. It's all good.
cheap and good! no need 3g, buy this phone! slim with everything except 3g! wow...k550i
hi, ive gt this phone today and i got a problem.i want to send a text message but when i click on write new, there's only; picture messages, video messages and email. i dont get to choose text messages and i dont know whats the problem. plz help me
guys, certainly the pfone has the legendary sony tag on the screen, but, u can make out this one is really a budget gimmick.... i suggest you to check out the k750i for nearly the same price.
hey folks! same trouble with the others~ pondering between k550 and w610. i need a phone with good camera features, but at the same time i want a good phone with mp3 player. so can anyone say which is better? not about the pros and cons but which will they choose and why =) hope someone will help me with this! =]
> settings .........then
> type in name of folder the photos are in.........then
> the phone will automatically come back with any files with that name.its should come back with your folder.....then
> now click ''more'' on the folder and click ''move'' and then move it to destination of your choice.
hope i helped olga...