personally i feel you should have it as for 6 months now since i have this phone and its great! now most of the W550i have the new software so u dont have to worry about upgrading it to prevent the white screen. secondly the camera is ok for me as i just wanna take some picture to remember good times,but if i wanna have a quality photo,i'll just use my camera. and no need for me to say,the sound quality is the BEST! btw,its cheap. LOL =)...and it's certainly cool
i am having an awfully hard time deciding if i will buy a sony ericsson w550i. i have read all the reviews and some of it are very discouraging. but i think i like the features of the phone, the swivel design and the music capabilities of this phone.
please help me!!!
nopez....not comfirm...my friend used it for almost a year already and everything is jez fine...the blank screen problem is also gone after he upgraded the software ^.^....
is confirm, the sony ericsson w550 has a slight technical faults in the swivel.
the swivel gets lose easily and causing a blank screen and only if you press together the two parts just the see the screen.
to answer all questions in a simple way...upgrade ur softwares ppl if u face problems!!...and for some games u cat play on this fon....most probably coz its not compatible i guess...
Without a shaddow of a doubt this is definately the best phone i have owned i prefer it even to the D600 which i had as this phone HAS a proper MP3 player with full song listings such as what you see on a ipod ie, artists, tracks and the creation of your own playlists which will play each track after each other automaticly with out the user having to press a button this has outstanding sound quality. This phone can be connected up to your HI-FI and the mega bass really packs a punch. A full 256MB memory which allows 60 songs which is a sufficient amount when your travelling. This phone also allows you to surf proper web pages i'm not talking about cheap wap i'm talking about full internet access on this phone. video and camera are excellent quality you can shoot video for as long as you want on this there is no time limit other than the amount of memory you have available. I actually cant find 1 fault with this phone i rate it better than the w800i because this has a full HTML browser better sound quality better design and smoother video quality.
does anyone know how to download things, cos it worked before, but then i did something to the internet settings, then it didn't work again!
I have W550i sonyericsson cellphon.
I installed a theme and then activated it, but after it the phone hasn't started again,
please tell me how can I de active the theme or how can I reset the phone!
well mate thanx alot for all that information that you have placed here
i think that every body will be able to resolve their querries
and one more thing mate
that i need the games,JAVA games for my W550i
man i have few games of nokia but they are too fast i dont know why?????
are you also facing the same problem
Anywayz i need the games that you have(the JAVA games) if you can send them
My e-mail id is
anywayz SE ROCKSSS!!!!!
hy those who bought sony w550 plz answer me...can u play mp3 in play list ?i mean u can hear more than one song turn by turn with out touching the mobile like computer??and how about the flash ?is it powerful enough?
hi, i have a w550i phone , i have it for only one weak , it dos not turn on , when i
turn it on it hangs and terminate to work
dos any body can help me what to do ?
does anyone know how to set up the internet over bluetooth connection of this phone, because i've been reading a lot of forum, but no instructions for this specific phone. i want to connect this phone to the internet using my pc internet connection...anyone know the settings? thanks!
Just bought the 550 and I can't get the camera to work. I take pictures, the phone saves them, but when I go to the camera pictures I always told that there are no files in folder?
hi, games and other installed application r not runing on my fone it shows operation failed so any body plz help me.
hi everyone can anybody plz how can i make backup of of messages in inbox.thanks in advance
Almost a month since i have been a proud owner of this phone. I think, it's a mix of style and good sound quality. I bought this phone for around $350. Talking bout Pros and cons. I love the design. i think it's pretty different and compact. The battery back up is amazing, even with the Walkman Switched On. You don't have to open the phone again and again to access various functions. All functions can be accessed through the buttons on the main face itself. Voice clarity on a call is superb and so is the display (clear and sharp). The flash/torch light is powerful enough to help you replace your car's tire on a highway, still compact enough to fit in our pocket. Amazing sound clarity even at full volume and full BASS (it gonna blow your ears). It has the following EQ Presets:
3. Mega Bass,
5. Treble boost
6. Manual (5 Bands).
It has Stereo Widening (effective if u using high quality Mp3). Backlight is Orange. It has detachable faces so that you can change it as per your mood (Orange,White -> in box; Blue -> optional) Locking and unlocking the keypad is very easy. It has a dedicated switch like key on its left for the same. Profiles can be changed as per the environment pressing the shutdown button (located at top left) or you can put the phone directly on Silent Mode using the # key (which enables the vibration automatically - also available in the shutdown menu). All the profiles are appropiate to the environment. Default Proifiles: Normal, meeting, In Car, outdoor hansfree home and office. A dedicated volume control on the right, using which you change tracks as well. You might take a week's time to get use to the interface. A dedicated button to switch-on the Walkman (on the main interface itself - bottom right) also a dedicated button for internt access - bottom left.
It has a dedicated button for camera (on the right side), but the swivel must be closed . It has following Image Sizes available:
160 x 120 -> 4X Digital Zoom;
640 x 480 -> 2X Digital Zoom;
1280 x 1024 -> No Zoom.
It also has an option to increase or decrease the gama levels. You can shoot pictures on the following modes: Normal; Panaroma; Frames; Burst. (Please dont expect me to explain all this... Please). You can choose from 4 click sounds when a picture is clicked.
Video has 2 sizes ->
128 x 96 with a variable digital zoom of 4X,
176 x 144 with a variable digital zoom of 4X.
It has night mode with flash light. THE CAMERA S**Ks BIGTIME. THE PICTURES CLICKED USING THE PHONE ARE FULL OF NOISE, SPECAILLY THE ONES CLICKED AT NIGHT, (even with flash and night mode on). I compared the pics I clicked using my phone with the pics clicked using Nokia 6600. I THINK 6600 ROCKS. (If you wanna see the results do lemme know I'll email 'em to you)
You can have animated or static wallpapers. The in-built themes are pretty cool. It has 3 in-built games:
1. Extreme Air Snowboarding 3D;
3. Worms Fort 3D.
(Oh BTW if you buying it on Cingular, the games you get would be trail version with a time limit)
While gaming, the screen can be switched to landscape/potrait mode. It has 2 dedicated buttons for gaming (top). I got 46 JAVA based games, in case if you want it lemme know, i'll email 'em to you. It has a few softwares like Video DJ (Video Editer.. add text, shapes etc to a video), Music DJ (Create your own music), Photo DJ (Edit photos, add frames etc). It has 2 in-built applications:
1. World Clock and
2. News reader.
It has a memory capacity of around 225MB (usable) = around 64 songs @ 96 kbps or 48 songs @ 128 -> assuming the average length of a song to be minimum of 5 minutes (the memory is not extendable hence i think they shud have provided with atleast 512MB as the default memory). The download/upload speed using Bluetooth = 40/20 KiloBytes Per Second respectively. That's all i have time for right now, if you have any extra queries bout the phone you can email me (check profile for email address). i'll ensure that i reply. Hope the article helps you make a choice if this is your 1st Sony Ericsson phone (like me). BTW one last thing, the phone comes in with a DATA cable around 1.5 m long (USB) to transfer data from PC to phone and vice versa. Hence you can use the phone as a pen drive as well. For eg. you can transfer zipped files over the bluetooth unlike most other brand phone. I find the sound quality to be better than an ipod.
Later.. Signing off
I liked the SE W550 and planning to buy.....
I'm from Cochin.... and I have a question that whether i can access Yahoo MSGR/ Mail etc using that Phone.... and what about the radio facility provided... Is it conn depedent.. .Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
can anyone answer me.......
honestly....the camera sucks for w550i......
bcus u can see all the damn dots.....when u transfer it to the PC.....so damn irritating