"Its worthy having SE W 550"
I bought the handset a week back for RS 13,000 in Bangalore. Sexy Phone.It exceeds everyones expectations. Good Quality Display, Sounds too good. You can use MP3 songs for anything (Ringtone, Alarm, Message Tne).
* For every outgoing call you can see the call timer, after ending the call at the right extreme corner of display for 3 Secs.
* Messages that are pending/to be delivered are displayed by a mail symbol at the top of the display.
* Menu and options - Very fast response
* Camera is good and options are user friendly.
* FM is good compared to NOKIA Phones.
* No Joystick, so no problem like K750i.
* Three options to unlock the phone (Button at the left side panel, *, Open the phone.
* Keypad is small but soft and smooth. Once u get used too, u can type messages in secs.
* External speaker - Best in class, u cannot imagine the quality of sound and esp. BASS
Overall a good phone to have. Cheap and best. It attracts others when you use the phone. Whoever looks at the phone. They cannot beleive the cost and the features.
Thanks For SE.
A Few Thing I want to Ask all those who are holding W550i with them.
1. Does this phone has Message Counters so that we could have records of how much SMS send and recieved?
2. Camera Quality better than of Nokia 6630 or not?
3. Is there diffrent memory size reserved for Videos or MP3 or another Java applications if yes what is the max. size of memory alloted to MP3's and to Video's?
4. Are we able to watch Video's in Full screen Mode or not? cuase I know previously in my D500 this function is not there.
5. Leaving 3GP which are the other formats of Video does this phone supports? also tell me the Audio Extensions?
6. FM Radio is better than old black and white Nokia phones or not?
7. Wallpaers are totally screen fit or like in location fitting like symbian phones of Nokia?
These are some queries I just want to ask from you people and if any one having better choices do post it. Mail me your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of Thanks in Advance Buddies.....
I cant view videos that are in 3gp format. Anyone know why and if I can fix this?
Apart from that ive had the phone a week and its brilliant. Always used Nokia but wont be going back.
I would definitely recommend this fone. i had it since christmas and iv never had any problems with it. the camera is superb. the mp3 player is perfect and u can use mp3 songs as your ringtones etc. Also, unlike the w800, it catches ur eye. if ur not 2 sure whether 2 buy this fone oe not, i say go 4 it. iv often been led wrong by inaccurate opinions but this is definitely the best fone ive ever had. just had 2 let yas no!
To Ankit Jain: I answered your question a few days ago. Just browse the next ten pages to know your answer. Look for my posts either under the name of 'Cool 'n' Casual' or 'Aayush'. If you drop me an eMail I can send you a detailed reply after 24th March, i.e., after the CBSE examinations.
i also had the new software version since i bought it, which is R4BA041. maybe the problem isn't fixed in the updated software. let's just wait till they come up with a much better upgraded software...
hi javi . . . its quite easy, place the edited mp3 file in the File Manager\Sounds folder, then in the Message Alert set up, the last item can be Replace (right key) . . . that will do the work . . .
Can anyone tell me how to install an application in W550i without using WAP services of the phone.. Please help. I have downloaded .jar files on my PC. Now how to install it on my Phone???
erm..upgrade ur firmware to the latest 1 and problem solved ^.^...i din upgrade this fon software and usin it for a few months now...no problems yet so far :P
can you use an mp3 file as a message alert tone?? of all the users of w550.. do u think
that 50% of them experience problems on their w550 phone?? hope sum1 answers my questions.. tnx in advance!!
to terrence . . . whats the latest firmware version. mine is r4ba041 . it was the there in my phone when i bought and still i think it is the latest. i tried updating firmware thru gprs and it said my phone already had the latest software. but i still believe its the software fault which is not fixed even in d latest firmware. hope the next firmware version comes out quick . .
to jingboy, i've tried letting it standby at the SE screen and also tried removing and replacing the battery many times, but finally the one that brings my phone to life once again is when i tried connecting the usb data cable one more time and tried the internet update service for the software, you know what guys, i followed the instruction, the pressing of the c button while attaching the cable and it goes normally the second time i'd tried it, at first the phone turns on and stop at the SE screen, by the second time, through my pc screen, i've reached the checking for software screen, and to inform everybody who had this kind of problem, "its not in the old software which is not updated that causes the white screen or sony ericcson screen problem" because after checking for my software, the next screen is, my software is updated, no need to update anymore, but there is a choice of continuing the process, so, thinking that my phone is at no use at all, i'd continued the software updating program ang wait until it finishes, which is around 20 mins i think, then presto! i'm back! after removing the cable ang turning it on, it's back to normal, but i'm expecting this to happen again, cause i realized that its not in the old software that happens like this, also in the updated version, still the same problem exist. i've read through pages of reviews here, and thought that this problem only exist in the old software version, but its wrong guys...IT'S THE PHONE ITSELF...i was thinking, there is a bug, while using this phone with data cables. and like hasmi said, i think i'll go for bluetooth or infrared in tranferring data, the reason that i want to use usb data cable is because its much faster to transfer files, but the phone isn't built for the need for speed! by the way, hasmi has a much worse case than me, cause he only has it for 15 days, mine is 17 days, i wonder if anyone has experience this problem on the day he/she bought the phone?
Base on the shape, audio & features looks great. But when facing the software ITS SOCKSS...!. Two times i must loosing valuable data MP-3 Play list, Ringtone, Themes n Picture. Cause the screen just blanked when i connecting my phone using the USB Cable with my computer. This is accident happen on the 15th day i bought this phone. Reeinstal software on Sony Centre is Helping. But For the Next Day ITS HAPPEND AGAIN when i try to connected with my computer. AGAIN, go to Sony Centre and leave my phone for three days for reeinstal the latest software. For now, i've just using an Infra Red and Bluetooth connection for transfering file between my phone and computer. Just in case the accident happen again
hi terrence . . . i faced the exact same problem as you described it today when i attached to my pc via usb. but nothin to worry its only a matter of patience:) i tried removin and replacin the battery many times but it would freeze at the se logo screen. then i jus left it on like tat and after several mins my phone finally started workin and went to standby:) . you must try this
i like this phone alot, and it's my first SE phone, which i planned carefully before buying it, because of the high price. With all the special features it has, that's why i finally decided to buy it and pack it with pics and mp3s, i really appreciate this phone so much that i cannot find any phone better than this but guess what???... i only had it for just exactly 17 days and now, same as you haslan, my phone died very very soon! it can really make you feel the pain, after paying for a high price phone, this is what you get, it only live for just 17 days, your phone is better haslan, you had it work for 2 months, mine not even a month, doesn't make sense! it happened at one point while i was attaching the usb data cable, which i had already done a number of times before, then at this time, as soon as i attached the cable, the phone resets, which is normal because i'm going to use the file transfer feature, then a white blank screen appears and it even reaches the sony ericsson screen with a black background and that is what you will see unless you remove the battery, cause you can't even turn it off. ankit, is it true, after having the phone fix with the new software installed, this will never happen again? cause if this is the phone or manufacturers problem, which is still possible to happen again, i will never waste time packing this phone with great stuffs, i will just use it normally and change to a better phone in the future. actually, i'm planning to apply for a new sim card tomorrow which has gprs connection, cause i'm just using a prepaid sim right now and no gprs is available, i'm doing it in favor of my phone, but it's dead already just hours ago, then instead of applying for a new sim, i should visit the retailer for repair. poor consumers.....what a heck!
can anyone tell me if this phone can handle truetone/realtone. will I b able to set any mp3 of Kishore kumar as ringtone. Is it possible that a phone can can handle mp3 as a ringtone but not handle truetone or real tone. actually what is the difference? Please clear it plese. friends
well mate i am very sorry to hear bout ur pictures cause even i had been in the situation too.....
but cant help it but now as we say we learn from our exp. now i always save my important files in to my pc as a back up...cause you never know but mate as far as my exp. you will not face that problem after gettin the upgraded softare so enjoy.....
and 1 more thing for all w550 users hey i like surfing net (mailnly y!messenger) but i am a bit scared of one thing which is.....
will my fone start hanging due to net surfing ???
cause i have faved this problem on my se-z200 that i had in past......
plz do reply if anybody have the accurate info
and if anybody is facing the same problem plzz let me know bout it!!!!!
thanx alot in advance....
thanx to become more alert than others....
but,you know what....SE already makes me dissapointing with their product!
i already put high expectation to SE product becoz i already use 2 SE phone(Z200 and K700) and both of them works fine...
that's why i choose this phone as my third SE phone!
if i know this would happen to me,i will not choose this phone,it's better if look for other manufacturer!
this tragedy really punching my heart and makes me cry(believe me) becoz i have too many picture in it and i love them all so much!poor me........................