Sony Ericsson Z550i Overview

sony_ericsson_z550i_1.jpgKey Features
Dual Screens
1.3 Megapixel Camera with 4 x Zoom
Media Player
FM Radio RDS
20 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Micro™ M2™
Bluetooth® Technology

Sony Ericsson Z550i Review

The Sony Ericsson Z550i is a clamshell opening camera phone which comes in a choice of pearl copper or sterling black coloured casing. The phone has a brushed aluminium finish & oozes sophistication. The phone measures 87.5 x 45.4 x 20.5 mm with the battery fitted & weighs 92.5 gram which provides a good feel & weight to the handset. The Z550i provides the user with 320 hours of standby battery time & 5 & a half hours worth of talk time. The elegant Z550i comes from the Z range of phones designed by Sony Ericsson which include the Sony Ericsson Z520i.The phone has dual screens & the external screen provides the user with a useful external monochrome display. The external screen displays the time & date along with calendar reminders. The internal display provides 262k colours on a TFT screen which measures 1.9 Inches. The phone comes with wallpaper animations, screensavers & themed colourful displays which allow the user to create a personal feel to their phones displays. The Z550i camera phone comes with a 1.3 megapixel digital camera feature complete with 4 x digital zoom. The user will find the camera feature fun & extremely user friendly with some very useable editing features. The user can use the video record feature if they need to capture the moment in motion. The user can stream video onto their Sony Ericsson Z550i & the phone comes with a Video DJ™ feature which allows the user to create a video sequence by simply combining different video clips together & incorporating sound for a perfect finish.

The FM radio features comes with easy to use search function & the RDS feature allows the user to see digital text information on the song that is playing, news headlines, breaking news & sports results. The Z550i comes with a media player which can play video & music & the phone can play MP3 & ACC ringing tones. The user can be very creative with MusicDJ™ feature which is a sampler music tool that comes with drum, guitar, keyboard & bass sounds which allows the user to create their own distinctive polyphonic ringtone. The user can download music in three simple clicks from the phones desktop with the PlayNow™ feature.

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The Sony Ericsson Z550i comes with 20 Mbytes of memory & the user can extend the phones memory by using a easily changeable Memory Stick Micro™ M2™ card. The user can connect to compatible Bluetooth® devices & enjoy a wireless connection to download & transfer data. The built in Bluetooth® technology provides the user with a wireless connection for convenience. The user can connect to their handsfree car equipment & Bluetooth® headset for a wireless connection to devices. The phone work on a tri band network which covers GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 which allows the user to operate their phone over most of Europe & the US depending on the network service operator. The phone comes with RSS feeds & a Access NetFront™ Internet browser which provides a HTML browsing solution.

The user can take part in a conference calls with other contacts & enjoy arrange the big night out or a business plan with multiple contacts. The speaker phone feature allows the user to have a conversation over the phones speaker system & have a handsfree call experience. The user can use the push to talk feature to communicate with others which works like a walkie talkie style system. The user simply presses & holds down the push to talk key when they wish to talk to others & then on releasing the button the user will be able to hear the other contacts talking.

The Z550i comes with a calendar feature, calculator, phone book, file manager, business card exchange, alarm clock, tasks, timer & notes feature which are all user friendly & easily accessible. The user can have fun playing the Java™ games which are already preloaded on the phone & take part in the ultimate 3D gaming experience.

The Sony Ericsson Z550i comes with a built in sound recorder. The user can communicate with others using the one or more of the messaging services which include text messages (SMS), multimedia messages (MMS) & email with push email feature. The SMS message can contain text alone & is a quick way to communicate with other SMS compatible mobile phone users. The SMS service comes with a long SMS option so therefore the user can send & receive long text messages. The MMS message can contain text & sound with either a photo or image & can be sent to any MMS compatible device. The push email allows the user to receive emails directly to the Z550i from the IMAP or POP3 server quickly.

Sony Ericsson Z550i Specifications & Features

Internal 262k TFT Colour Screen (176 x220 Pixels)
External Monochrome STN Screen (128 x 36 Pixels)

1.3 Megapixel Camera
4 x Digital Zoom
Video Clip
Video Record
Video Streaming
SVG Tiny 1.1
Video DJ™
Viewfinder Display
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation
Themes Display

SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
Push Email
Predictive Text Input
Sound Recorder

Media Player
FM Radio RDS
FM Radio
Music Ringtones (MP3 & AAC)
Polyphonic Ringtones (16 Voice)
Polyphonic Sound (40 Voice)

Java™ Games
3D Games
Embedded Games

Phone Book
File Manager
PIM Sync
Alarm Clock
Business Card Exchange
Conference Calls
Vibrating Alert
Push to Talk

Fast Port
Synchronisation PC

Tri Band Technology (GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Access NetFront™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
20 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Micro™ M2™
5.5 Hours Talk Time
320 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
92.5 g
87.5 x 45.4 x 20.5 mm