I dont recommend this phone, I have had this phone for about 1 year now and i have had problem after problem with it and sony ericsson is unable to fix it for me .
the camera is terrible quality especially for outside and nighttime. The charger is flimsy, i have had problems with sending and receiving picture messages, receiving phonecalls,and the mp3 doesnt work properly and now it wont play my video clips or show my photos ! or allow me to take new ones!
out of 10 i would rate it -1 because of the above reasons .
Bought the phone after reading pretty much all the posts. About two weeks now. Performance is satisfactory. However, can anybody clarify the following:-
(a) Does the latest firmware update (from SE website) increase the handset volume (ringer and conversation)?
(b) I notice there is a photo sharing s/w and a couple of others more in the update. Do they take up further memory? In other words, just how much is the performance enhancement of the phone after the update?
A great phone...........use it almost for a year now. Its still kinda good
Had Nokia N73 currently selling anyway bought this Z550i for wife 6 months oe so ago noticed a real cute flip so picked one up on eBay new AUD$114.05 + extra wall cahrger + 1gb card BONZA have had it now about 3 weeks and I know what all are saying he gave up a N73 well let me tell ya unless you really need a camera or all the whistle and bells this Z550i is fast processing and has all that one needs in a daily useable unit I just just love its simplicity and looks are neat. One big thing over the N73 size the Z550i fits better in the hand and the pocket :)
A 7/10 phone... Good comfortable Key pad, decent Sound and music quality... But Camera is quite sad. Z710 would be a better choice if you are willing to shed USD 80 extra (Related to W710, just that the fitness app, hence the motion sensor, is absent)
You cant turn off camera sounds, it doesn't matter if you are in silent mode or not. Nice little phone, but after about a year or so it starts to go downhill. However, I use my phone frequently and do not treat it very well.
I am currently using a 2GB Sandisk M2 and the phone is working perfectly with it.
Would like to buy the z550a (N. American version), but:
1. No Canadian vendor will ship to the USA
2. Only US vendor (Mobilebee.com), lists availability as 2-4 days, but I canceled order after 3 weeks on backorder.
Is there any vendor in the USA?? Why would SE not make this available. Honestly, handset manuf. are bizzare/pathetic on the marketing side of things.
This is the best cell phone ever.
I like the design cuz' its nice.
Thanks for creating this cellphone...
I have bought this phone and its a very cool fone.......but the volume of the speaker sound is low and therefore it loose its advantage.........but its a cool fone....
i can't use nos. 1,2 & 3.. and aside from that.. the shut down button is not functioning..
pls... help me!!!! (sad)
just got the phone, looks great works very well, design is simple but elegant not as flashy as other ones though, compact and lightweight though it did feel a little cheap plastic b4 i put in the battery, it actually looks better up close than online pics, overall solid and enough features to satsify light and middle phone users
Recently I bought it.Its vision,sound clarity
is superb.But batt life is not good.