Hey everyone. i just bought the phone today..that is why i am here to view the comments regarding this phone. i can see that the main problem of this phone is "white screen of death", .... Can i know what is the meaning of that and how do i find out that my phone is having this problem ? Pls reply ..thanks
i heard that most of the companies has stopped to sell that phone cuz it had too many problems (dunno exactly what) and i already ordered1 so..can u tell me is this true ?
Can anyone tell me what is stereo widening function? Does W800 has this function?
style-up covers are available on the w550i website (fun and downloads section) but they are quite expensive. but here in the philippines, style-up covers are now available at stores, both original and fake.
just to be sure of not having the white screen problem (even if you have the latest firmware), DO NOT USE THE DISC2PHONE SOFTWARE WHICH IS SUPPLIED IN THE PHONE PACKAGE. and please follow the instructions CAREFULLY when you're connecting your phone to your PC. the number one cause of white screen of death (as i have read in other forums) is the use of disc2phone. the second cause is bluetooth, but i have not encountered problems yet about it.
US$260 (PHP13600) is just okay. here in the philippines, it costs PHP12500 (1 month warranty only). the firmware update is about 2MB (as i have read in other forums), but i think that the update does not occupy additional memory space for it only updates the firmware (operating system); it does not use additional memory space. i'm not sure of that because i haven't tried yet to update my firmware since i need first to buy additional 128MB RAM to my PC (256MB RAM is required to connect the phone to the PC via USB). to update the firmware via gprs is quite expensive.
I would also like to know how much space, does installing the firmware, take up? Also, from where can I buy a white 'style-up cover' for the w550i?
PS: My name is Jitay, In my earlier post I used my nickname (abhijit). sorry about that
Thanks Miguel, So you are sure I will not have to confront the white screen problem? (I'm buying the cell tomorrow! w00t!) Also do you think, 260 US $, is a fair price for the phone?
you can upgrade the firmware via gprs (go to: menu>settings>general tab). you can also upgrade it using your pc. just download the firmware update application from the sony ericsson w550i site (30mb; 256mb RAM, 600mhz processor required to connect the phone to the PC. many phones were confronted with the white screen issue but as i have said yesterday, all new w550i's are now installed with the latest firmware which makes the phone function well.
I would like to know how one upgrades the firmware on the w550i. I would also like to know how one can avoid the 'White Screen of Death'. Out of every, say 1000 w550i's, how many face the 'white screen problem'?
Please help me.
I bought the W550 6mths ago. No doubt bout it, its the best n the coolest phone to me. However the setbacks are that the white screeny happened after about a mth i got the phone. I've send it to the dealer to upgrade the software. Sadly, it happened again about 2 weeks after that. 7 ought of 10 users complain of the same probs. So i sold my W550 n upgrade to W800i. The service center told me that W800i has less probs and it doesnt hang like W550. Tips: AVOID USING THE BLUETOOTH FREQUENTLY AND DO NOT STORE FILES MORE 160MB. RECCOMENDED BY SE SERVICE CENTER.
can anyone tell me how to use the update service. i want to upgrade my phone from the SE site. can anyone help me?
w550i has a better sound output because it has 2 speakers unlike w800i. the two speakers produce stereo sound output (2-channel). the speaker is really loud.
ok now its been 1 month since i got w550, got white screen, replaced the cell, now i think this one has a new firmware so its working pretty good. i didnt install new themes, no new games, just mp3s and its working fine. the camera is a bit disappointing but still other features cover that. i'm happy with this phone, recommended!
yeah... i got this phone a couple days ago. it's pretty confusing to use at first, but i got the hang of it. so, does anyone here know how to set the mp3 as your ringtone? that's what i'm trying to figure out.
hi im saving up for a phone and cant decide wether 2 get the K750I or the W550I i curently have the K700 and my brother has the K750I but i dont no anybody with the W550 does anyone know wich phone is beter as both are a similar price fanks
and whats white screen