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Sony Ericsson W550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and responsiveness get mixed opinions. There are some negative opinions about the features and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Ericsson W550 review: Walkman for less

 

Sony Ericsson W550 features Walkman music player, plenty of internal storage, good mobile internet options and an interesting construction. However, it lacks memory card slot. Is it to offer something more than the competitors? To find out – read the...

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Review: Sony Ericsson W550

 

Like the S700 before it, the new Sony Ericsson W550 brings the spinner form factor to a new level of style. With built in Walkman software and 256MB of on board memory, the W550 is a great phone and great music player rolled into one.

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Sony Ericsson W550

 

The Sony Ericsson W550 will be available in two configurations, the W550c for China and the W550i for the rest of the world. At the same time, the W600a is being renamed the W600i and will be released worldwide. Sony Ericsson say that the W550i, W550c...

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Sony Ericsson W550i

 

W550i Walkman is a mobile phone for music lovers. FM radio, an advanced digital music player inside and everything you need to enjoy your music on the move. CD ripping software is included in the kit to get your favorite songs into your phone. Drag and...

The device has a reasonable camera, walkman functions, sufficient but not lavish memory and you can change the covers on this handset.

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Sony Ericsson W550

 

Sony Ericsson W550 is a new family of music phones launched, along with W 550i and W 550c. it is a tribune/ GPRS phone that combines music, imaging and game playing to offer individuals a great companion who provides fun and entertainment, where ever...

As such, there are many features which make the owner feel proud. Discussing general features makes it a phone that could be compared to other phones. The phone with dimensions of 93x47x23mm along with lithium-ion battery type makes a small package...

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Sony Ericsson W550i Cell Phone Review

 

Have your music with you wherever you are. One press on the music button to start your in-phone digital music player, then choose your favorite song or playlist and enjoy. Getting your music into your mobile is easy - the W800i comes with CD ripping...

Excellent sound quality, good screen, exciting form factor, phone lock button on the side, great design

No expansion slot on the side, Camera poor quality

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Amazon review summary for Sony Ericsson W550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony W550i Walkman Phone (Unlocked)Sony Ericsson W550i Walkman - Cellular phone with digital camera / digital player / FM radio - GSM

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A great phone

 

A must have phone

Very good construction quality. The whole phone is great. I realy like it. Perfect size and it has changeable face plates. It has a realy great eq that is MUCH beter than a ipod. The headphones are very good, same as the 45 sony ones

You cant add more memory to it. There is only 256mb with no card slot. but other than that it is great

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THE BEST PHONE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

 

Price. Expencive but yet, its better than my Ipod, quality wise.

THIS IS THE BEST PHONE OUT THERE FOR ME ; IT HAS 256 MB I can PUT 5 3 CD'S ON IT. The Sound quality is better than my Mp3 player. The radio is unbelievable sound quality. Did I mention you can make videos with sound? and save em on the hard drive? The...

Space only 256 but if u got a laptop and plenty of music u can get stuff off and on easily

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3.5mm Black Audio Adapter for Sony Ericsson Z520/ W550i

 

Product Specifications

The W550i Walkman is a mobile phone for music lovers. FM radio, an advanced digital music player inside and everything you need to enjoy your music on the move. CD ripping software is included in the kit for getting your favorite songs into your phone. Drag and drop using Disc2Phone. The swivel-action W550i has a 1.8" color screen for the best possible video viewing and gaming experience plus dedicated gaming buttons for fast and action-packed 3D gaming on the go. When you want to catch some action, the W550i is also an impressive 1.3-megapixel camera with video recording and digital camera menus.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):400hours
Talk Time (PB):510minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Swivel
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.7in
Width:1.8in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Model:W550i Walkman
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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