Truly excellent mobile phone! I have one since Jan'08 and man it beat's the Nokia 6300(Rs.7500) by miles in every area except the display, Nokia has 240 x 320 pixels vs. 176 x 220 pixels of Sony Ericsson K550i. Other +ve features: 1) the best 2MP camera with Autofocus currently available in the market. 2) Good music player, descent sound, FM radio with RDS. 3) Lightning fast response time. 4) The best battery in its category (Li-Poly, 950mAh) - 24hrs of non stop music at full volume in a full battery charge phew!! 5) The OS (software) is built on Java platform, so limitless compatibility. 6) Small, thin and light, I sometimes forget it’s in my pocket. 7) Connectivity wise offers not only Bluetooth but also Infrared port which is helpful to communicate with older mobile phones for data transfer. 8) No need to install driver Cd's, just connect to the computer with the USB cable that comes with it and transfer music, videos, pictures etc to the phone and vice-versa. 9) Lastly, it does very well for what it was primarily built for, excellent reception during calls, loud and clear. Deep technical details: 1) SE K550i has (Thin Film Diode) TFD screen instead of TFT. TFD consumes less power than TFT so better battery life. 2) It uses Sony's patented M2 memory card rather than miniSD cards. Both are of nearly same size but M2 cards have much higher data transfer speed so the phone has faster response to user input. 3) It uses Lithium Polymer ion battery rather than Lithium ion, Li-Poly is a superior technology (better safety, thinner) and will ultimately replace Lithium ion in near future. 4) K550i comes with Bluetooth supporting A2DP, a very important feature for music fans as it allows STEREO Bluetooth transmission to Bluetooth headsets. Verdict: Buy it! I got it for Rs.6800.
what does it mean with xs++.exe directory? this where i have to save my own cust pak?
guys!pls help me understand this.. im afraid im not a techie person.. pls help me out. i want to flash my phone.. just help me understandthe terms below.. btw my cust pack is w610i_HB1_06_Gen_CDA102568_101_R8A_GENERIC_APAC
connect phone ( usual process )
unzip the customization pack ( use the cust pack which goes with the FS of your choice or create one which is very easy )
you will find a folder named “tpa” in it
now in xs++ directory on PC, in the directory where u have xs++.exe create a new folder named “own_custpack”
copy the “tpa” folder into this “own_custpack” folder the path of custom files should be like own_custpack/tpa/preset/custom…
open xs++ and connect fone check only customize file system
now under phone model select ‘Own Custpack’
under CDA and Region, select ‘/own_custpack’
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2008Hi @ all
i want 2 confirm frm users if dis fone can play wma. Format nd can ff and fr video... more(this message have been posted already by a K550i user)
According to the k550i manual it can support the following file types: MP3, MP4, M4A, 3GPP, 3GP, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, iMelody, WMA, WMV, WAV (16 kHz maximum sample rate) Real 8. The phone also supports streamed files that are 3GPP
a.k.a 3GP compatible.
Hi @ all
i want 2 confirm frm users if dis fone can play wma. Format nd can ff and fr videos. Tanxs 2 whoever responds
super__saiyan, 30 Sep 2008Wassup guyz??dun u guyz kno any gud 3gp vdo conv?
download 'Any Video Converter' from
its a pretty gud 3gp video converter
serajur, 30 Sep 2008@K550i Users:
After converted to modded version (k550@w610 + sound driver W880 + new cam dr... moreYes! You can revert it back to k550i. Go to this site -> topse.ru and find the firmware of k550i use google translator coz its russian site. I think when you successfuly flash your k550i to w610i you will never never revert it back to k550i. Because cybershot + walkman is sooo cool....
K550i converted to w610i the active lens won't work.
The internet icon button (left shortcut key) will became a shortcut key to walkman
If you have time visit these site
MHQ Camdriver for K550i/W610i (current 23.41) author Sonarikk510 from saratov, Russia heres the site:
New Modded Camera Driver for K550i/W610i author Chris067 from France
This site is for all k550i user who uploaded their photo. See the picture quality here;
This site is for modifying your k550i to W610i. Change camera driver, sound driver, adding flash themes etc.
If I convert my K550i to K610i, will this firmware conversion reduce any functionality that was found before conversion?
After converted to modded version (k550@w610 + sound driver W880 + new cam driver), is it possible to revert to the original K550i version?
plz tell me is this phone good or some else is good in 10,000 range plz anyone.
this phone is awesome! i've flash its firmware form k550i to w610i. megabass is superb! the menus are great. and the camera rocks.
this is a very very good phone; cheap ;nice light ;
high quality ;soft with high sound and support 1 gigabyte memory . thanks
Hello guyz. Cud u recommend me sum gud 3gp vdo converters?i hv tried xillisoft n imtoo.but d sound comes off abit later dan d vdo.it ruins all d fun.