I have been using this phone for 1.5 years and I think this much time is sufficient to judge the quality and faults in the phone. Its been the longest that i have kept a phone and i am least bored with this one
Sound quality: the Best in the industry that I have tried and with megabass and stereo widening its awsome(better than any Walkman series phones still available) and not to mention the revolutionary earphones it introduced they are just brilliant. Camera is good if you see its been almost two years since the launch of this phone and at that time it was good enough for 1.3 Mpx and still its ok. Internal memory is 256 mb and its ok if you keep on changing tracks in your phone.
battery life is also good. gaming experience is also very good infact its the games which help me kill my spare time alot. For some doubts by people over the swivel, the swivel works perfectly unless you mistakenly sit on, press the phone with the handset fully open, then also there are few screws inside which get loose and the swivel dont rotate properly, try not to press heavily the phone or avoid any kind of heavy loading on the phone when open. Even if u get the swivel loose just get the screws tightened and it will work perfectly.
GPRS It lacks EDGE and nothing can be done about that. If someone desperately needs EDGE than probably look for other options.
To answer the question of if this phone gets loose or shaky after twisting...I am the type of person who plays with phones like no other. I twisted this thing all the time. And still it never broke. It was an amazing phone. It just died in water by accident, so that's why I was forced to get another. Love this phone. May be old, but amazing. And will always be worth a lot on the market.
Ive had to return it in several times, the build quality is shabby, the slide lock mechanism is a disaster and every time i take it out i find its called someone randomly or searched the internet a bit with also the very inconvenient internet button placed on front. It is a terrible phone and id recommend noone to buy this poor quality phone.
It was the only phone i was dying to buy.....when its manufacturing had stopped....but when i got this phone ...i felt on the top of the world...what a sound it produces...i have even operated nokia 5700 xpress music...though that phone is quite good enough in some issues with w550i but only one issue where sony shades over is : sound quality and loudness.....thats what a SE phone means...is'nt it???
look 3D blaster is available on various sites
but you will have to pay for that...paying on the internet as ever is not safe..you will have to pay $3.20 to get this software on the net and on other hand you will have to pay %2.50 with 30% chance of bargaining tthe whole amount..from a mobile repairing and installation shop..I got the software installed on my cute w550i that way...and today girls look amazingly when i play the music on the phone.......so i got that software installed that way....its now over to u people ....lolz!!!
great phone!!!!! love it!!!! coocl megabas vith herphones. normal camera and cool for games....
an old phone but a great phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can any one tell me that the memory can format?
and what's the bettery timing...
i am a treveller. do i suits for me..
uh... finally u answered my doubt (been waiting so long). so we call that twisting stuff a "swivel"... thanks for this mann. Hmm...since u said it is solid, i think i'm buying it soon then!! thanks!!!!
I've been having this phone for about a year now. I love it's music capabilities and the loudspeaker is indeed really good. I hate the bulky menu though, and the screen is a bit small.
I wish I could afford a Nokia 5700. heh^^
well what to say about w550i, m using this set for past one year, & very much satisfied with its features, but this set has one drawback that its not having expendable memory feature, but overall nice one,
Hi can any 1 tell where to get that 3d blaster that enhances the sound of w550 ...
in my personal opinion .. the sonyericsson 550i's 3 "independant speakers" where far more supperior in both quality and sound to that of the sonyericsson 880i's 1 "singular speaker" .. lol - amour101..aka..phonepimp
This Phone is HEAVYYYYYYYYY, TRUST !!! .. lol .. the 3 Independant Speakers on this Phone are ALMOST "Second to NONE" !! (ESPECIALLY for a Phone that came out at the "Back-End" of 2005), i LOVE IT !!, as for the 'Swivel Mechanism' .. its VERY SOLID !!, HELL YEHHHHHH !!!, lol - AMOUR101..aka..PhonePIMP
I'm considering to buy this phone, but does anyone experienced any problem where the spring of the phone gets LOOSE or SHAKY after TWISTING it for long period... like few years or months later?
i have w550i . its great phone with excellent sound quality.(dhamak). this phone is for music lovers . and second walkmen after w880i . its features is as same as w880i . some peoples said below that it hangs or other screen white problems . so in my opinion they are completely wrong .it depends upon care of the phone .which you can do good . i think it is great i have this phone now and it does nt showed me any problem . it has (1.3mp camera , 2.0 bluthooth, infrared , full usb support, and unbelieveable sound quality like no other phone of any brand. thanks
I have SA W550 since 1year.It never hangs up!Great sound quality!It is a budget phone.256mb memory is not fault,as it is only be used for MP3S & not for AVI(smartmovie) videos.No Symbian OS so no chance of viruses (As java vuruses do not creat so much damage in phone).just a low capacity camera.But note down Nokia's 1.3MP cameras(3230,5300)aren't as clear as SA,because Nokia is not a company which can make cameras indidually & is dependant On Japanies companies!!!!!!!!!!