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Sony Ericsson W550i

Sony Ericsson W550i
alaScore 82

356 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Sony Ericsson W550i. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W550i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W550i from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Hardware Zone (

Sony Ericsson W550i Walkman Camera Phone


With the release of the W550i, Sony Ericsson has finally plugged a void in its product portfolio for a 'Walkman' camera phone priced affordably enough to woo students and young executives. Naturally, styling was one of the key consideration points...

Oct, 2006

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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

Expert review by: Antal van Wijk (

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.

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Jeremy Roche (

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...

Dec, 2005

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Sony Ericsson W550i Review

Jan, 2006


Expert review by: Mike Abolins (

Sony Ericsson W550i


Change your orientation with the best gaming handset on sale today

Aside from the looks, it's almost impossible to fault; it does everything you could ask and does it well

Dec, 2005

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Sony Ericsson W550i


I've mentioned throughout the review that the W550i has many of the same features as the W800i, with only little differences. I raised the question at the start of the article - what's changed? Well, the answer is, not a lot. In terms of features, the...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Aalaap Ghag (

Sony Ericsson W550i


The Sony Ericsson W550i Walkman phone is a tri-band GSM/GPRS phone. For the average user, it's got everything you can ask for in a "frilly" phone.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Maria Mitina (

Sony Ericsson W550i


As a result, a user gets a more interesting product for the same money - now it features 256 MB of memory which allows using the device as an MP3 player (about 2-3 hours of good qualitative music fit this size). The player itself was reworked and...

We should mention, normal disjoinable earphones are included, and you can attach own headphones into a standard connector for them. But the "drops" are enough qualitative, which allows good sound. Also we should point out the presence of a Disc2Phone...

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:CPW / Fresh / Genesis / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable