Aayush, yeah the W900 may cost twice the price but u r gettin value for money. I mean just look @ the W550 and u will see the SE engineers created the phone for the people who jus want to hav a phone with reasonable capabilities. Its a good phone but still i wud prefer the W900 though u wud be paying the double for it. I dnt no what currency you use but where i live it wud cost us around R3500 (three thousand five hunderd rand its South African Currency)that is £318/$580/500e (I cant figure out how to do the euro sign)! So ill jus hav to get some more money!
alansm, the phone already supports Chinese characters. Just press and hold '#' when typing a message to bring up the languages menu.
Ya, W550i does not support memory card, rechard. The engineers at Sony Ericsson decided to provide a generous 256 MB of internal memory instead, though I won't deny that I would have preferred the former option.
Er, javi, it is spelt 'A-A-Y-U-S-H'. :)
Definitely the W550i, according to me, Mark.
XennoX, I agree with you that the W900i is infinitely better than the W550i, but it costs more than twice the price of W550i. W550i is the most value for money product in the market so far, when it comes to mobile phones.
See ya guys! ;)
Mark, i wud hav 2 recomend the W550, 6630 & D500 are OLD! The Motorola's hav a huge failure rate 1 in every 3 motorolas fails their users in the 1st month, so i wud hav 2 say go for the W550i.
Rechard, dont get this fone its a walkman phone for the budget conciouses person, no it cant take a memory card, so thats a waste and with only +- 250MB memory it has a small limit compared to its big brothers, the SE W800 & W900, to be honest go for the W900 +- 450MB internal + 2GB card means lots of mp3's/vids/pics, plus camera is brilliant, friend of mine is testing the W900 for the South African Market, and from what i hear & see it is an absolute brilliant phone!!! Its even got 3G which the W550i doesnt have!
truthfuli, ths cell iz onli gud for music. n ya, xcept for the cam pix, the other various images r good.
sup. well, my se w550i got flicked at a party....had it for 2 weeks.....bt waznt reali satisfied. cam aint tht clear. bt ballz. sound iz good. connection probs. ntn can beet nokia man.
hi ayussh and phani!!
thanks for your opinions!
im going to buy that phone after new year..
THANKS A LOT!
Hey ted this phone does support mpeg4 and wav files ... and yeah all usual guys , i've got my phone back from the warranty center, its all new again ... i told you once it had this white screen problem ... and now its back, ilove it
hi guys! just wondering why is it that w550i has no extra memory? im planning to buy w550i. but i just want to search first before my money lost. hope you can give advise what's the best SE phones that not much expensive but good in performance. i love SE phones cause nice in design...merry christmas to all.:)
Can anybody help ...does this phones supports MPEG-4 ,or wav files..please answer
I bought this phone 2 weeks ago. Can anyone tell me where can I download the latest firmware/software for W550i so that I can read and write in Chinese character (as my version is of European standard). Thank you.
have been using this phone for a month now..
NO ot does not play wav files but you can download softwars from the net to convert wav into mp3 and as u all know the mp3 quality is OUTSTANDING...
Download Xilisoft Video converter to convert all formats into 3gp and u can even improve the resolution and all with this software..
the sony ericsson w550 in singaore is be coming cheaper and cheaper. this phone use to be quite expensive but ever since starhub quote the price at $288 singapore other phone company like m1 quote exactly same price. i belive the phone would be so common and would not have much value. lets hope the sony ericsson do somthing about it.
I am not really sure about the support for WAV files, never tried it! There is no such software provided with the phone.
See ya! :)
Hi all, Anybody know how to lock the folders of pictures, video, sounds in W550. Is there any softwre which can do that.Pls Help me guys.....
Are you sure this phone can play WAV files? Does the CD provided with this phones provides s/w to convert the video formats to 3GP.
ted, I said that the Samsung E730 had only 92 MB. I do not like Nokia products because all of them (without any exception as all) have a very slow processor.
kiran, the on-board speakers on the W550i are infinitely better than the W800i's. The quality of audio through the headsets, however, is the same.
Sorry, Rakesh, I have never tried those softwares am in no position to comment on them.
It is normal, rayMond :().
MadMuggle, I would recommend you not to waste money on such a high-end phone when you already have a digital camera and iPod. Go for a cheaper but good looking phone. I would recommend a sub-160 USD Nokia phone.
varun, this phone has the best sound quality ever on any mobile phone across all categories and brands. Sony Ericsson W550i WALKMAN is the most recommended phone for you.
The recording limit of videos and sound is limited only by the available memory. There are no time limits at all.
glncc, see this topic posted by me for an answer to your question: http://www.gsmarena.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8169 - click this link!
ivory, you can try the same link. ^^^
w550i user, you can change that. Just click on that (^^^) link.
javi, you can answer calls when listening to music. It never hung during the two months I have been using it. It can read 3GP videos and MP3, WAV, MP4, AAC, MIDI and AMR sound formats.
No, I don't think this phone has any problem. Why do you see only the complaints? Why can't you see the hundreds of positive reviews!
Yes, Vikas, this phone has 'Dictaphone' which lets you record your calls.
Joel, I think you did not plug in the rubber caps. There are three caps provided of different sizes, choose the one that suits you.
That is all. Now, it would spare me a lot if you guys could just read this review before asking questions here. Most of your answers will be solved by reading this (if not all).
Thank you! :)
1) can answer call when listening to music.
2) so far i only tried 3gp, and mp3.
great fone so far...but i dont trust it....got a funny feeling....maybe coz its not nokia,and mainly coz its"made in china"
the sound recording isnt good enough.....very low sound.....the sound of the video recordings are low too....and the other problem: how do i make these damn earphones to stick to my ear......it keeps falling off...