There's one word to describe this one: "feel-good!".. I haven't been using it for a long time(3 weeks) but till now I am absolutely satisfied. I hope I don't fall into software trouble like some of the users in here!
One can understand the pros and cons reading the specifications..But can see better from own experience,,so
-- Very good, shiny screen with cheerfull menu!Very good resolution!
--The phone is really,really fast! (I have 60MB free I don't know if I fill more)
--Best sound I have ever heard
--With an average of 30 mins of talking, 30 mins of gaming, 30 mins of walkman and a couple of hours browsing menu functions and camera, the battery lasts easily for 4 days.In any case the battery seems to be good.
--Nice design (my opinion), uplifting colors
--The camera is indeed not very good-maybe too pixelated-even in good light conditions. But I like the variety of settings for the camera and especially the panoramic shooting.
--easy to use despite having so many buttons.
--the "rubberish" cover feels more classy compared to cheap plastic of any kind..
My opinion is that if this phone had memory card extension--256MB,actual 232MB, is good but limited---it would be a MUST buy cause it is top in almost every other aspect.
Exquisuit telephone. exquisit.
I brought this phone last week for £75.99 sim free. It is very good. i think you can do anything with it. My friend Andrew lost his and now he is wishing death upon himself! - It means so much.
Anybody can tell me that how to check GPRS on Sony w550 cellphone? Is it necessary to create internet profile? How to acquire settings from service providers (airtel) to use GPRS??
I am just trying to give some answers of the asked questions, i can't assure u that all my answers will be 100% benificial, but most of them will be......i hope....
(1)In the Standard Package, everybody should get a USB Data Cable coz it is a part of that package (also the driver cd). If there is no USB Cable, just insist to ur local vendors to check the issue properly.
(2)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 is gorgeous, its rocking!!!
Take care all.
hey every1. i finally got this fone about 2 weeks ago...pity SE discontinued it cus i had heaps of probs tryin to find the W800i as well as this 1. I had the W800i for a couple of weeks b4 returning it and gettin this cus da W800i had heaps of problems. my question is that how do u tranfer applications or games into the fone and also is there a way to get the chinese language onto the fone cus most of da chinese i put on da fone turn out to be squares and its annoying cus den u dun kno which is which
pls tell me how can get "white screen"? my phone got a "white screen" damn, any 1 can tell me maybe problem about download theme from internetand then got virus at the cellphone? using Disk2Phone of cos get "white screen"? transfer mp3 to cellphone? i click oready "SAFE REMOVE" at the tray beside computer time, after i remove it USB my phone hang up and can't off the screen "white screen" pls tell me how can i do now?
Hey can anyone plz tell me if the DATA CABLE is provided with the Phone or do i have to purchase it elsewhere?ASAP
this phone is the best phone in the world!!!!!!!!! thre is no bad points about it the camera is like 2.0 instead of 1.3. 256mb now that is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood! my mp3 is 32mb and it can hold 34 songs, think how many that can hold. take my advice and buy it you wont regret it 1 bit. its brill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My W550i have a problem, the shopper mobile phone say software phone is gone i don't know why gone, i using only for 2 weeks, damn bad.
i think i have no proplem with my phone ..and realy i love this phone ..
so can we be a friends???
hi one of my speaker has bad sound if anybody had this problem before and now he or she solve it plz help me or mail for me thank u !!!!!
I dont think that the camera is blurry...U can get good photos when u choose fine picture mode and use the largest picture size.
I always upload photos to my website taken from my w550i and they look really good compared to other camera phones even in a big size
Hey guyz, i've been using dis great phone for de past 5months & so far haven't came across any probs as bein stated here. But, recently when i transfered video clips in mp4 format to my phone, it jerks alot. And the song & the scene in the video clip doesn't come in sequence. It looks terrible especially when u have song with lotta dance scenes in it. Coz when its being played, the song comes first followed by the scene.. If any1 could help on dis, plz do so.. I wanna utilize dis superb phone 2de max.. THX !!!
No wonder this is one of best phones available in the market with great features, I am using this phone from past 4 months and no issues till now.
Belive me only drawback in this phone is night pictures or images in dark area are blurry.
This is correct choice for MUSIC LOVERS
like i sed , if u dont want loads of memory or excellent camera quality then go for it ! dnt be down of wat other people say its ur call init !
camera is blurry just a piece of crap dont bye it if u want a fone that works
this phone is very rubbish quality and not very clear my screens sracked and i only dropped it on the field outside my house if u were lookin to bye this phone i would advise u not 2 bye it thank you