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Sony Ericsson W550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The camera and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and features. Views about the connectivity and size are mixed.

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portability, features, GPS navigation

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, reliability, design, camera

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W550i - O2 - Pay As You Go Mobile PhoneVirgin prepay - Sony Ericsson W550i handset

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money

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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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 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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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

 

The Sony Ericsson W550i is the second phone in the new Walkman range and is a replacement for the now defunct S800i, utilising the same swivel design ...

Successful music interface from the W800i, intuitive keypad lock, 1.3 megapixel camera, comfortable keypad, 256MB of internal memory

No memory expansion options, screen could be a little larger, quite large and bulky, useless handle adds unnecessary size

The W550i is a cheaper alternative to the W800i and retains most of its big brothers features while adding a new swivel design most suited to gaming.

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Sony Ericsson W550i mobile phone review

 

Placed firmly in the musical youth market, the W550i is one of latest edition to the Sony Ericsson Walkman series - a tri-band GSM phone with music/Java/internet and email capability. As with the K750i/D750i, Sony Ericsson has again introduced a...

Handles HTML very well, preloaded with Gauntlet and Worms

No removable memory. Very close in specification to rest of the range

More exciting than the W800i and its non-'Walkman' brother, the D750i

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Sony Ericsson W550i review

 

The W550i is a small but chunky handset with a bevy of neat features but some odd omissions. For example: it's a music phone with 256MB of built-in memory, but no expansion slot; it has ambitions to replace your dedicated music player, but audio...

Lots of built-in memory ; Good desktop software with connection cables ; Great camera and gaming ergonomics

No memory expansion slot ; Keypad buttons don't feel right ; Weeny self portrait mirror

Voice calls were fine, with good volume and connectivity. Battery life was great too. We got through one working week without needing to recharge, and on one of the days of our review period we spent all day listening to various music tracks and the...

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Sony Ericsson W550i

 

Sony Ericsson's second Walkman, the W550i, is a swivel phone due later this year that doubles as an MP3 player and a games console that can be played horizontally, vertically or L-shaped.

Integrated music player and radio ; Great user interface ; 256MB of internal memory ; Best in class sound quality

Chunky sized phone ; Lacks a memory card slot

If we were given a choice between Motorola's iTunes-compatible ROKR E1 and either of Sony Ericsson's Walkman phones, we'd choose the latter -- without question. We prefer using iTunes to sync music as apposed to the W550i's drag-and-drop method. But...

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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