dude the phone is amazing im usin it.gud camera but not upto cybershot mark but better than other phones wid 2 mp cameras in da market..the built in mp3 player is "3 TIMES BETTER THAN IPOD" if u listen through headphones thats is..battery is not as promised..in constant usage the battery lasted for about 25 hours...i need to check out the stand by time of the battery n ill let u ppl know..Video play back is near ipod video quality, its very good it plays videos in 320 X 240 resolution without lags..takes an hour to fully charge the battery and using camera and ,media player juices out the battery in a few hours..if u wanna kno ne thing else abt this phone jus let me know guys....
@Space - Press Menu then Press 9 (or goto Settings). Scroll down when on the General tab to Security. You will find Automatic Keylock in there.
@Slk - The zoom is a digital zoom so only works when taking pictures that are not at full resolution.
I've been using this cell almost two weeks. The cybershot branding is indeed worth the name for the photos taken at daytime. Tne focus works so well. But in low light conditions the focus does not work even though the beep confirming the focus sounds. So better put the focus type to infinite from auto or macro. Also night pics are very noisy and poor. But daylight pics are excellent.
Pls check out my sample pics at www.raphealvilla.blogspot.com
They are just great..
Also another cute feature is that this phone supports VIDEO ringtones. Great feature indeed.
The speed of the cell is great compared to the walkman series. Also the music quality mathces the walkman series if u use walkman type headphones instead of the headphones in the box.
Overall a very cute and value 4 money cell...
Hurray 4 SONY ERICSSON.
As far as i concern its a budget phone with lot of value added services.The battery back up for talking is similar to K750.The only limitation i faced is its memory.Everything else is good & far better than other brands.So don't confuse go ahead..........
i just bought a K550i, n it does not allow me to use the zoom function when shooting in normal mode, a message of "zoom is not possible in this mode" appear on the display. Only when i switched to other modes such as panorama, frame, burst n video, the camera allows me to zoom. Now, is this normal to this model, or i just got a defective phone? can someone pls help. TQ
What about the Auto key pad lock with password. Is that possible with K550i
6233 is much better with 240x320 pixels screen and 640x480 video recording. It has the same 2MP cam but no flash. It has higher quality metal outlook and great functionality. It also has loud Stereo speakers and a better keyapd
But it has an OS and you can expect data hack and viruses.
Thank you all for solutions. That was prompt!
Nav: K550i doesn't have light or powersave options. It's just settings -> display -> brightness (by %)
sm4rtboy: Activity menu or pop up is just a preference where the former will have the whole 'New events' on the screen and the latter will notify xx number of new messages. When new sms-es etc arrives while the phone is on idle or powersave mode, the activity menu or pop-up appears for that split 2 secs before the screen blanks again. Nope, still doesn't have the time floating while the phone's on idle or while the screen's blank.
Carbonize: Yes, I guess some if not all phones works that way where when it's on idle or blank, just press any buttons and a dull light lights up and you can see the screen for 2 seconds (for time check or whatever).
My next question, could it be theme-dependent??
Again.. It has an internal memory of 80mb plus an external m2 memory of 64mb. But it can support up to 2 gig. Camera is far better than Nokia's 6680, considering the flash and white balance. U can tell a camfone is good when u start using it in lowlight together with a flash. If you a camfone then go for the cybershot, otherwise go for the walkman fone if you prefer high quality music.
Has anybody called with that cell for more than 15min??? I am interested in radiation effects. Does it warm your ear much??? It has 1.25 SAR level, so it is high. I am curious how it looks in real life. Thanks
hi...can i know what is the difference between recording a video in QCIF and QVGA?is QCIF better??
Sorry is it to hard for you to click the link marked specifications? You've got 64MB because that's what the phone comes with. As it clearly states in the specifications that you were obviously to lazy to read - "64 MB internal memory"
To activate the screen after it has turned off just press the menu button. It will light up and not go into menu or do whatever is on the screen.
As far as I am aware the W series are the Walkman phones hence the W and the K series are the Cybershot phones. I don't get why the W series no longer has auto focus. The W810i is a Walkman phone and yet it had auto focus and flash. In fact the W810 is almost identical, feature wise, to the K550i.
Sony should stop splitting the series up and put both good cameras and the Walkman software (and headset) into all phones. The W810 was a brilliant all round phone as it cimbined the best of both Walkman and Cybershot.
As to price I just bought mine for £130 here in the UK. Carphone Warehouse sells them for £180 sim free but £130 on Pay and Go and yet the Pay and Go phones are the same sim free phones but with a sim card. I also had to put £10 on the sim card so the actual cost was £140. Still £40 less than buying it sim free and I used the savings to buy a 1GB M2 card.
Go settings >genereal> new events than chose :
i agree with haier
after used 3 months my k550i. so here more specs:
open video player.open a video,use help righ key to switchmode like ZOOM in player mode. than make a pause and capture a pictute from video. and in normal player mode the slowmotion making < on the Dpad.
so enjoy this new features.
so this phone commpared with new Wxx series is a must becoz he have 64mb builtin, is faster, use m2 cards , but via cable u can select the new user mode like memory phone or card phone ..
ahhhhh you have a flight mode in starting mode . the price is sim free 236 (vat Inc.)euro + ship.
so enjoy all
can anyone advise me whether K550 or W710 suits me better? i want good camera and music and i don't mind if this don't have megabass or w710 dont have autofocus. i just want to be cool and feature packed. and both phones have same platform JP7. can anybody advices me? thanks!
Well you should try this:
Go into the menu then settings and then to display and go to light. Powersave must be selected. Change it to automatic and you will get the clock and reminders.
I own a K800i previously but "downgraded" to the new K550i recently. No doubt, K800i is superior where camera functions are concerned but 550i is much much slimmer and slicker. However, now that I own 550i, can somebody tell me how to get the time/new message icon/missed call icon floating on display while the phone's on idle (when the screen blanks out after screensaver)?