I never played with the E760 buy did fiddle around with the Samsung E770 which I was considering as well. Their display and camera should be similar since they are in the same series.
Comparatively, the display quality between the Samsungs and SE Z550i is very similar. Camera wise, I feel that they are about the same as well (Samsung E700 series phones also have no autofocus).
However, one thing that Samsung E770 wins hands down is definite their video. Supporting CIF video (352x288) versus the crappy 176x144 used by most SE phones, the video quality of the Samsungs has to be seen to be believed.
However, Z550i wins on all other fronts, including the ability to vibrate and ring at the same time (most Samsung phones for some strange reason refuse to support this fundamental feature and the E770 can only do so on specific Vibratones), and tons of options for customizations. If a theme, wallpaper or software can run on a K750i, it will run perfectly on the Z550i as well.
Since K750i is so popular and has been around for so long, you have a ready and huge library of items to download. :-)
Ok, thanks for the answer. Cause I've played a bit with the Samsung E760 and the display there is very bright and clear. Also it has 1,3 mp camera and the pics were better than expected, really good I must say. So I thought if you compare those things with the Z550. Is SE camera as good or not? And no autofocus? Then it can't be that good?
The display is very good, similar to the one on K750i and certainly better than the ones found on W300 or its predecessors, Z530i and Z520i.
Camera wise, it can take decent pictures under good lighting condition, but don't expect it to be excellent as there is no auto-focus. It's better than most other 1.3MP found on most other mobiles in my opinion though.
Can anybody who has the phone tell me about the camera and display? Is the display bright and good? How good is the camera? Can it take high-quality pics?
Go to Settings -> Sounds & Alerts -> Increasing Ring and select "Off".
This is really a great phone. I have a Samsung 1GB YP-T8 as my MP3 player and so the 25MB is more than enough for my themes (go to zedge dot net - lots of great themes), wallpapers, photo ids, and ringtones. I do not need really the M2 card and so will wait out and buy the 1GB M2 card only when its price falls below US$50.
That is the best phone i ever had!!!!! its perfect you guys will love it. nice design easy to use perfect display extremely good camera ... what else to say perfect!
Can anyone lemme' know as to how can I increase the ringtone sound? Or how can I change the ringtone mode form 'Increasing Ring' to Normal Ring?
this phone is cheaper than W300i..y? it doesnt have usb cable, 256MB M2 card, more quality headset & smaller external screen..but it beats W300i in other aspects..better display, more compact (no loose antenna), better design, & good keypad..so u want some tip?buy a separate headset, usb cable, & 1GB memory card & it will beat W300i at any given time..
Phone is tremendous.Only thing is that ringing volume is not so loud as others.Cany anybody tell me that how to stop shutter sound when click to take picture.I wanna stop that.Pls help!!
By the way, in reference to the questions below, this phone is able to record phone conversations, and does have a built-in RDS capable stereo FM radio. Like the K750i, it can even use the radio as the alarm signal (the supplied headset, which acts as its antenna must be plugged in though).
Also, why in the world would anyone still one to use IR when bluetooth is so much better. Not only is it way faster, it does not need a line of sight to operate. ;-)
The phone can accomodate 1GB M2 cards, but they are really expensive right now. Ringtone level wise, I say its about average, similar to the K750i.
By the way, the more I use the phone, the more I love it. It is fast with little lag, and it operating system is practically the same as the one in K750i! All the K750i themes and Java games are all running great on my phone! :-)
is the message alert tone/ringing tone loud? hows d speaker at d back?does it play mp3 quite loud like w550i, w300?anynone, tnx...
Just got the Sterling Black one and in my opinion, it is the best mid-level phone available now!
My previous phone was a Samsung and I was considering their offerings (mainly SGH-X670 & SGH-E670). But hated the fact that a lot of Samsung phones do not come with the "ring and vibrate " feature which so many Sony Ericsson and Nokia users already take for granted (even my ancient Nokia 8210 supported that).
I was astounded by the sheer amount of features that this entry level phone has and its only slightly more expensive than Samsung SGH-X670 (which does not support memory cards, has only a VGA camera, and no bluetooth). Without bluetooth, Samsung requires either the USB (via a separate cable) or WAP to transfer files which means spending more $$$.
Features wise, it is comparable to the more expensive Samsung SGH-E670, but with the additional benefit of a built-in RDS enabled Radio. More importantly, it can ring and vibrate simultaneously!!!
Its finishing is also very nice, with brush metal accents and good quality plastics. The monochrome screen in front do not bother me and is actually better cos you can set the display to show you the time and other details (such as miss calls and messages) all the time (like a inverted LCD) and it is easily readible anywhere.
Only pain is that it is using the super-expensive Sony Memory Stick Micro M2 and no complimentary one is provided in the stardard package, which came only with the battery, handsfree and charger.
a really good phone with perfect cost and features.
is a very good deal and has pretty good looks also.
great phone ,,in midend catogory,,,,would be fav,,,rt in female phone selection catogry,,,,yes there is huge need for a flap in this catogory,,,,,,,good job ,,SE ,,keep it up