At last I've finally managed to repalace my N-gage QD for a sony ericsson w550 and let me tell u all that its a great phone and worth the money.
I've been using it for 2 weeks now. The layout and shape of the phone are great but rather thick if u wanna put it in a pocket.
The screen display is good enough and really bright in the dark.
The keypad is comfortable to use since the keys are a bit larger than other mobiles.
The camera is 1.3 megapixel with nightmode, funny frames, burst mode, and also a flashlight to help u take photos in dark areas.
The photos on a PC look nice but keeps u wishing for more and also the same for video clips.
The phone has a shared memory of 256MB and that leaves about 232MB for the user. I think its a really good memory to store photos, and MP3 songs.
The walkman is just the masterpiece of this great cell phone. The sound is really great from the loudspeakers or the included headsets and even on a bluetooth headset! This walkman application has a stereo widening feature which allows u to make the singer's voice as an echo.
It also has an equalizer with the megabass feature. You can also set ur phone on startup to use the walkman only without logging into the GSM network if u were on a plane or a place the mobile phone usage is prohibited.
The FM radio is also a good feature in this phone. It supports RDS (radio data system) which is a small text line broadcasted from the radiostation that gives u advertisements and also information about the played song or program.
Unfortunately u cant use the sound equalizer for radio. the radio supports automatic scan and auto save for stations.
In the entertainment section, you will find interesting Java Games, Music DJ, photo DJ and Video DJ which allow to edit ur files as u want.
A simple sound recorder is also located under entertainment and it also records calls.
Messaging is average for all sonyericsson phones and it supports SMS, EMS, MMS, instant messaging, and also voicemail.
the browser of this phone supports GPRS (at least in my network operator).
Infrared and bluetooth are simply compatible with all other phones and PC's and u will find no problems. You can also remote control ur PC using ur W550!
The organizer section contains alarms, world clock, calender, tasks, notes, timer, stopwatch, calculator, flashlight, and also a code memo to save certain codes and passwords.
The phone also has a great file manager in order to organize, rename, delete,and move all file types.
The phone themes are really intersting. They can change the layout of ur phone and the wallpaper completely. Orange themes are the best.
The package of the phone includes a headset, charger, menus, quick guide menus, USB cable, and also extra ear plugs 4 ur headset and also a white extra cover.
Changing the front cover was problem since it was very delicate and hard to pull out and that caused my white front cover to break but no problem since the orange one looks really great on the phone.
There are also grey and black covers available for the phone and black is nice also.
The phone could be easily connected to the PC via cable. A windows XP operating system will recognize the phone as a USB external drive.
If u need any extra information about the phone dont hesitate to email me:
I love this phone alot and it really removes any thoughts of replacing it.
Undoubtly Superb. Sound quality, and 1.3 MP camera is excellent.
Phone is rocking man!!!
Only the question is if we can play .RM files in W550 or not ?
if we can, then i will have large collection of songs in this mob. can anyone help me ?
But tell u truely this phone is exceptionally well.. Go for it.
well...i be using this phone for a year already...it is really a great phone...the only thing that is miss out is the memory slots...it would b great if it had slots in it...the sound was wonderful and is a great phone
Bought this phone 2 weeks ago... does anyone else think the battery could be much better?
hey guysgood news 4 u all. The jack with 2ch speakers r avail in market 4 just 1500/-. Go 4 it. Its superb.
good phone but not the price.. 14-15k php this phone in the philippines im not sure if theres more lower price in other shops but still good phone but not the price...
well mate i dont know about Flight mode but yes i know that you can turn the phone to Walkman mode by just restarting it....
i hope that will do cause i did that last time...
And for all those who are confused to get this phone or not....
I can just say this is best fone i have ever had (now i lost it but No issues i am getting a new one)
i mean if you are bothered about the Camera and the Memory Cause it already have 256MB(its Enough MAN)
no other issues at all and i forgot to tell you that DO NOT USE DISC 2 PHONE its worst...
rest all ROCKS!!!!!
Go Get IT...
guys i bought dis fone 4 months ago n i fnd it awesome.i mean its UNCOMPAREABLE.all features,stylish easy n handy 2 use.n ya mst important d MP3 player is superb.must go 4 dis one.
this is sexiest as well as the horniest phone i have ever seen this phone uhhhhaaaaaaaaaa
it is d sexiest fone at affordable price!!
its features r mind blowing and no doubt about d sound bcozzz
IT'S A SONY!!
i like the phone very much....it's was special n really suitable 4 me..
how to hide some private files such as videos in this phone all the videos automatically come to walkman videos list
guys i have baught this mobile this phone rocks....the speakers are rocking aswell
forget nokia...............mp3,radio,goodsound,camera, and every thing else wat we look in a good mobile phone.battery backup ki bahut thodi si probs hai othervise rocking...
Using USB Cable:
First, install the Driver Softwares and other softwares (Particularly for PC Sync and File Transfer must be installed)....and pls do not use the Disc2Fone software coz it has a bad reputation and also not flawless. After installaiton finishes, then if necessary RESART ur PC. Then connect the USB Cable to ur fone's port and then in the computer's front or back panel USB port. WIthin a second, there will b a msg "new hardware found" (WIndows XP) and after a few sconds, a new PHONE DRIVE will be created apart from ur pc's existing hard drive partitions and cd-drive, floppy drive etc. In the meantime, look at the fone, when u connect the fone to ur Pc via USB, the fone restarts and then two options come :PHONE MODE and FILE TRANSFER. Select FILE TRANSFER mode to transfer files (else select PHONE MODE for PC Sync etc.......N.B: When u select FILE TRANSFER mode, all other functionalities of the fone (menu search, call out, call in etc. will be inactive, they are active in PHONE MODE). Next, to transfer files, simply COPY ur audio-video-pictures etc and PASTE them in the PHONE DRIVE. They will be stored in the FILE MANAGER folder of the fone. After completing ur transfers, first click on 'SAFELY REMODVE HARDWARE' in the Taskbar and then select the USB Device and then only remove ur USB Cable from the PC.
***Transfering files (be it audio, video, pics, themes, games etc are very fast).
***Whenever u attach the fone with ur PC (irrespective of the MODES selected, the fone will be charged automatically.
WORD OF CAUTION:
To avoid White Screen problem and frequent hang-ups.....
(a)Don't use Disc2Fone Software.
(b)Upgrade ur Firmware version (mine is CXC1250031 R4CB020 000000).
(c)After using USB Cable, detach after completing 'Safely Remove Hardware' task.
(d)Don't transfer too many files at a time and don't fill up all the storage space coz that may cause the fone to behave slowly.
(e)Try 2 use compattible 3rd party staff (audio-video-rt-game-pics)......www.lasyk.com has a vast collection of quakity staff for many SE fones....check the site...
W550i has 1.3MP camera. U can take nice shots in the daylight and there are many options to customise ur pics before taking the shot, even u can chage the shutter sound. There are many effects to use like "Sepia", "Black&White" etc. U can zoom also if u have selected a smaller 'size' of photo. But I must say, taking pictures at night does not always give good results.U can select the in built 'Light' (it is really strong) and can tweak the "White Balancing" settings, but still the snaps taken are not of good quality.But I must inform you as the screen is of 262K color, u can still view the pics better than other 1.3MP category like N3230.
I havn't faced any issue here. After selecting camera, u can switch to Video shooting mode. Racording time lasts until the memory is fully exhausted. I personally didn't download any music video but if it is in '.3gp' format, then u can view anykind of videos. And "www.ovao.com" is a vast repository of different types of videos.
The fone is amazing fast !! I copied my my 193 contacts from my SIM card to the fone memory and it only took 4-5 seconds, I had N3230 also a few months back, and the same action took near about 48-50 seconds.
This is a GOOOOOOD phone which is a bit cheap to Buy, Features are excellent Damn the music played on this is GREAT, I wish they had done a better work if they had included a memory card slot in this phone.
over all this is a great Phone,.
I like the phone ,but i have problem with bluetooth.I bought a bluetrek s2,but my telephone can't recignize it.Why ?