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Sony Ericsson K550 review

6.4/10 AVG.
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6.4/10
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The Sony Ericsson K550 currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.9"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

Well the Sony Ericsson K550 left us somewhat bewildered – the Cyber-shot branding seems more of a marketing move than a new strong player in the cameraphones lineup. The camera shows nice performance but is yet incapable of outranking the Sony Ericsson K750.Well, summing it up, it seems as alw...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena


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Common Questions


Sony released the Ericsson K550 on February 6, 2007.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Ericsson K550 user manual here.


Sony backs up the Ericsson K550 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ericsson K550 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
1.9"

The Sony Ericsson K550's screen size is 1.9 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
77 MB

Internal memory is 77 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 950 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 420 minutes.

Ericsson K550 Specs

Overview
Release date February 6, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 77 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Jet Black, Pearl White, Plum Ruby, Sophisticated Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 4.6 x 1.4 cm (4 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 85 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson K550i

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A feature-rich cameraphone with an enjoyable 2 megapixel camera

from GSMArena

Well the Sony Ericsson K550 left us somewhat bewildered – the Cyber-shot branding seems more of a marketing move than a new strong player in the cameraphones lineup. The camera shows nice performance but is yet incapable of outranking the Sony Ericsson K750.

Well, summing it up,...More

Well the Sony Ericsson K550 left us somewhat bewildered – the Cyber-shot branding seems more of a marketing move than a new strong player in the cameraphones lineup. The camera shows nice performance but is yet incapable of outranking the Sony Ericsson K750.

Well, summing it up, it seems as always, that if the price is right, the Sony Ericsson might just win the hearts of the fans. The decent camera, the memory card slot, the good battery life and the Flight mode are things that are not easily found in other midrange solutions. So, if you are looking for those, the Sony Ericsson might just be your next mobile gadget.

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Phonedog

SonyEricsson K550

from Phonedog
Pro: -pretty light weight -big display -convenient keys -bright illumination -camera average Con: -little loudness when the phone ringing -40 Chord Sound Channel Polyphonic -camera zooming (2.25) is really oldest 1 -battery life isnot so good (3.8hours / 5hours) -Excess Price -more or less same like...More
Pro: -pretty light weight -big display -convenient keys -bright illumination -camera average Con: -little loudness when the phone ringing -40 Chord Sound Channel Polyphonic -camera zooming (2.25) is really oldest 1 -battery life isnot so good (3.8hours / 5hours) -Excess Price -more or less same like k750 Using experience: 40 days Marshal, Mobile review specialist (netfirms.bdcar.com) i m from bangladesh, couple of days back i bought this stuff (13th july 07). Less

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