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Motorola E550 review

 Review: March 2005  
 

Last updated August 2005

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In a nutshell: The Motorola E550 is based on the Motorola V300, and is available on T-Mobile.

 

The E550 adds video recording, Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity and a new keypad. The new keypad is much improved, with larger, more tactile keys. The E550 has an exterior soft-touch finish, but is otherwise very similar in appearance to the Motorola V550.

The new features fix most of the shortcomings with the old V300 and in fact the specification of the E550 is nearly identical to that of the V550. However the E550 still has a rather high weight compared to clamshells from other manufacturers. The E550 is a good all-round phone, but suffers from inadequate memory, so you can't store many videos or music tracks. Bluetooth can also be temperamental and the camera is average at best.

Motorola E550 features include:

  • VGA digital camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
  • Video capture, playback and download
  • Internal display: 65,000 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
  • In-built handsfree speaker phone
  • Voice activated dialling
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS
  • Polyphonic ringtones & MP3 ringtones
  • MOTOMIXER™ (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
  • Event lights
  • Java games: Wakeborder© & Photo Fun Editor© (embedded) & space for downloads
  • Phonebook: up to 1000 entries
  • Memory: 5 Mbytes
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, serial cable
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS
  • Quad-band
  • Size: 89 x 49 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 122g
  • Talktime: up to 7.5 hours
  • Battery standby: up to 250 hours

Motorola E550 user reviews

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Reviewed by Sam from UK on 18th May 2009
its really good i have left it out in the rain many times and after leaving it a day on a tissue and it was working fine. But if any 1 can help me it takes all day to send 1 message
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Reviewed by anonymous from UK on 10th May 2009
i used tohave the E55O but it has since become out of date and the games do not work. and the camera lense it easilt broken. and has inadequate storage.
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Reviewed by - from UK on 29th Jan 2009
rubbish
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Reviewed by Mrs J Green from UK on 11th Nov 2008
The only problem I have is that the battery does not hold its charge. I rarely use it but leave it on in case I need to be contacted. I have had a phone before but used to turn it off most times maybe thats the problem. I have only just realised you can transfer pictures to computer with special lead, I don1t think this was included when I bought this phone. I have had my phone for about 4/5 years so I think it must be obsolete by now.
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Reviewed by Josh from UK on 21st Jul 2008
this was my second phone. and it was amazing. the camera could have been bettr. the games were really gud for lond, boring journeys. i luved the rubbery black top of thr phone, probs one of the best phones on the market!!!!!
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Reviewed by Kiran from UK on 2nd Jul 2008
I think its a terrible phone. It constantly freezes and the reception is awful. It has very little memory and a poor camera. Plus there is no bluetooth connection.
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 13th May 2008
i had this phone and it was good at first but after a month or two it wasn't so good. the camera was rubbish as it let in loads of light and i could only have one mp3 song on if that!!!
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 14th Apr 2008
Good phone, could do with more meory, but it if your looking for an easy to use fun phone
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Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 21st Feb 2008
I bought this phone the screen goes blank and you can only store about 1 music track on it but quite alot of photos. The Memory is Terrible. If you want this phone just for basic use like calling someone or taking the odd picture and having a few ring tones its good but if you want it as a phone to take lots of pictures store songs on i would recommend the sony erricson s500. Good Phone And cheap for what it is :D
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Reviewed by kateEkaos from UK on 23rd Jan 2008
I still have my E550, got it when it came out and it's still working just fine. The battery hasn't degraded at all. I've taken a few photos, mainly just to have different wallpapers. Can't complain about the camera really - if you want good pics get a camera! Phone book is plenty big enough too. I thought I'd never be able to use anything but Nokia but the E550 is just so easy. Best of all is the soft feel and flip up - no more accidentally calling people while the phone's knocking around in my bag. The only thing I can't do is get my new SIM card reader to access the phone book on my laptop???
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Reviewed by abby from UK from UK on 1st Jan 2008
Hi, just 2 say i've used this phone for nearly 2 years now. Its easy to use, i like the Motorola design, & its features. Starting to look for a new phone, as i LOVE my music so much, & thats where the phone lets me down !!! just managed to add one 3.40 minute song & it took 10 mins ++ to add it. Checking out Samsung, Sony Ericcson & Nokia now ! its time for me 2 move on in the phone market & get listening to my favourite music on the move !! Its a good starter phone, dont know how much price is now but just under 2 years ago, cost me 80 !!!
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Reviewed by Taz from UK on 22nd Dec 2007
ITS AN OK PHONE IF YOUR NORMAL LIKE ME AND JUST WANT TO GET ON WITH LIFE IT HAS EVERYTHING I USED HAVE THIS PHONE BUT I SOLD TO A FRIEND OF MINE FOR 30 AND I ADDED A BIT MORE CASH FOR AN N70. THIS MOTTOROLA HAS EVERYTHING BUT I`D SAY THAT THE MEMORY IS VERY LOW AND THE CAMMERA IS`NT ALL THAT, OVERALL ITS OK NOT BAD!
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Reviewed by edan from UK on 25th Nov 2007
this was my 2nd ever mobile and i have to say it is in my top 3. but theres one downfall.the stick at the top can dig into your leg and the memory stinks. i loved this phone and would recommend it to older people for a simple good phone with a camera :)
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Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 7th Oct 2007
The motorola E550 is overalll a good phone, I haved owned one for just over a year but I wish it had a lot more memory, as I can only have one full song on it at a time
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Reviewed by edan from UK on 5th Oct 2007
is suppose this phone is quite good. i would reccomend it for people over the age of about 45+ though. not very good memory or battery but easy to use and it has a camera and video and sounds installed. easy for older aged people but nothing special for teens-adults
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Reviewed by Maria Robinson from UK on 24th Sep 2007
I have the Motorola E550 and although I like the phone and its easy to use, I have had problems with charging. It wouldnt take a charge and I had a new charging station put in and less than 10 months later its broken again.
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Reviewed by Elly from UK on 18th Sep 2007
Absolutely diabolical. Got this on contract when I though about changing from my nokia - big mistake. Clumsy predictive text (apparently a quirk of motorola), camera is pants, memory is skidded pants and the battery life is extremely poor considering its size and lack of functions.
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Reviewed by dfasfvsfv from UK on 18th Aug 2007
This phone is completely useless. Whats the point in being able to play mp3's when it can barely hold one. im never going to buy a motorola again.
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Reviewed by k from UK on 28th Jul 2007
very very very gd
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Reviewed by Sarah from Wales from UK on 10th Jul 2007
It took 13 years for me to switch from my 'brick' of a mobile to one I actually liked. The Motorola E550 just 'felt' right and had all the features I wanted and at a reasonable price. Probably not used it to it's full potential with bluetooth & MP3 but has really served it's purpose for me. Have read some of the low reviews on this product, the purchasers who gave this mobile a low rating should really research a product before purchasing, to saves all the 'winging' after! It is your own fault if the E550 did not reach your expectations. I had my E550 stolen today - will try and get another but not out much hope! Sharon.
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Reviewed by calvin from UK on 3rd Jul 2007
its realy good phone
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Reviewed by lb from UK on 16th Jun 2007
i love dis phne 2 bits ive had it fr 2 years unfortunately a cnt resally hear people wen dey phne me nd hav 2 put it on loud speaker but i hav loved dis phne nd dnt wanna leave it i wldnt buy it nw cause its a bit old but i love it
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 13th Jun 2007
i have had my phone for ages and i think it is absoulutly rubbis i can only get about 1 or 2 songs on my phone. it gets me annoyed abd it does not look very nice either
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Reviewed by me from UK on 12th Jun 2007
i av ad this fone 4 nrly 3yr and ovr that time i av woshd it, droppd it n flung out of my pcket on me bike. it stil wrks. altough the memory;camra;battry lif;sound is rubbish cant wait 2 get the k800i
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Reviewed by Ewan from UK on 10th Jun 2007
When Motorola first launched this phone back in 2004 it would have been one of the best phones going. But in the space of 3 years technology has moved on. The Bluetooth speed is slow, The camera and video qualities are poor, There is no real MP3 player the USB is far too difficult, The games dissapear after 4 months and also looks rather ugly (especially in blue). Motorola is a poor make and I would reccomend Sony Ericsson, Samsung or Nokia.
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Reviewed by jellyfishbum from UK on 5th Jun 2007
brilllllliant it was a handy lil gem
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Reviewed by ......................... from UK on 25th May 2007
its gd
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Reviewed by Sam the man from UK on 24th May 2007
very good phone and easy to use but could be better with larger memory or a place for a memory card. other than that the phone is very good and i love the soft cover!!
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Reviewed by bgfbfgbg from UK on 2nd May 2007
great bluetooth.... NOT.
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Reviewed by lewis sims from UK on 2nd May 2007
yes, the moto e550 is a great buy. i give it 8/10. could do with more memory though. 5mb is a bit low. i was satisfied with this model. :)
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Reviewed by krushaal from UK on 28th Apr 2007
its ok but it can lack membory at aint got a gd camera
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Reviewed by corey from UK on 6th Apr 2007
great phone but really simple. camera good but the memory is low. U can't get 1 decent song on it and barley any videos. If u want a simple phone just ringing texting get this. If u like your songs/pics/videos try something different. Screen goes blank sometimes which gets annoying. OK for its price tho. I do realise this is not a music or gadget phone so i suppose its what i asked 4.
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Reviewed by x.f.x from UK on 2nd Apr 2007
i have this phone and its great ! its ok but with songs you have to shortern them :( i wouldnt recommened the phone coz its not that gd and there are better ones out there. the bluetooth is gd & so is pics & txts & calls but thats it reallly
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Reviewed by val - again from UK on 10th Mar 2007
read below and you'll hear me rave about this phone: "Reviewed by val on 04-03-2006 This phone is truly class..." I was wrong. before i was kinda in the middle ages and had never had a camera phone before, so i guess that explains me being excited. but now i have upgraded to a sony w810 which is excellent - the e550 freezes, is slow, has rubbish memory and is bulky with its 130g weight and pertruding antennae. sorry if i misled some people into buying this phone before - they can't even sell it on ebay now for, like, 10, so that explains how rubbish it is. don't bother, kay?
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Reviewed by Anita from UK on 23rd Feb 2007
Sturdy strong phone. Stylish yet simple design. Now, the camera is its best feature. Its quality is amazing - even compared to the Motorola RAZOR, its clarity and detail is amazing for its pixel rating. One bad point about this phone is its memory. Video recording is too short, can only handle a few short clips and is often slow to save. This goes the same for its voice recording. BUT.. This is a very reliable phone. If your looking for a phone to store hundreds of mp3s, store lots of pictures/videos then simply buy a walkman phone or one which you can purchase additional memory. Overall - reliable if your looking for a simple, durable phone with some extra features.
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Reviewed by Abi from UK on 20th Feb 2007
Had this phone for alittle over a year now, it's now reasonably out of date and I am getting a new one soon but as a phone I've never had any problems. The camera isn't great but it is only a VGA so what do you expect? The range of games isn't fantastic either but overall it's a good, reliable phone. Just not as exciting as it could be.
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 27th Jan 2007
I love this phone i have had it for about 11 months and it has not let me down it is a fantastic phone. If u r looking for a phone that has Great bluetooth, really fast, great storage and a phone to have fun with i would reccommend this phone is the one for you. I REALLY LIKE THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by a from UK on 18th Jan 2007
my kepad froze on my e550
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Reviewed by . from UK on 12th Jan 2007
not a good fone at all waste of money and not needed. cnt even save one song camera alrite but still. The bluetooth hardly ever works ..
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Reviewed by susi from UK on 17th Dec 2006
I found the phone ok to start off with, it had good photo quality and good devices -bluetooth good (if searching for people choose item to send then look for devices - found works/better). however found the video short 10sec max. or misses sound out. the memory on this phone is terrible, has lots of locked on sound which can not be deleted. found phone excelent in use easy to acess all areas, buttons good layout and size. i have still use my e550 after 2yrs however disapointed on memory and hope to be replacing it soon for a bigger memory phone - a shame they don't do a memory card or stick for phone. in all i give this phone a 5/10, depending on what you want in a phone, i would think a good phone for the adult, who does not care so much for memory and video.
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Reviewed by Dan-Billerciay from UK on 10th Dec 2006
This phone is very very poor do not buy this phone under any circumstances what so ever1
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Reviewed by Doesnt Matter from UK on 25th Nov 2006
This phone is only good for looking nice and the features. The speaker on the flip is broken and sometimes doesnt work it has tiny memory and the bluetooth os slow when recieving things, it is rubbish. WHAT WERE MOTOROLA THINKING WHEN THEY DESIGNED THIS PHONE, TO PUT TINY MEMORY AND PARTS THAT BREAK. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS RUBBISH TO, THE PHONE WAS UNDER WARRANTY AND WE WERE TOLD TO PAY SO WE REFUSED OH AND IT WAS IN WARRANTY TERMS, ANY WAY WE REFUSED AND IT TOOK OVER 2 MONTHES TO GET THE PHONE BACK TO FIND OUT THEY HAD NOT DONE ANYTHING WITH IT APART FROM PUTTING A SCRATCH ON THE BACK AND THE TOP AND THE FROM METAL BIT!! WHATEVER YOU DO...DONT GET THIS PILE OF JUNK.
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Reviewed by lisa from UK on 14th Nov 2006
This phone is difficult to use and has rubbish memory - about 4mb It has camera and video but you do not have enough memory to store things on it so there is no point.
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Reviewed by Adele A from UK on 2nd Aug 2006
i have jst bought my phone and i think its fab. luved it.!:)
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Reviewed by _____a______ from UK on 26th Jun 2006
hi, do not get this phone! the memory can only just hold 2 small videos let alone any other things on this phone!!! the bluetooth is teh worst ever. My mate has a different phone and we searched for devises in the same place, he found 33, guess how many the e550 found? a big fat zero!!! it can never find any one and no one can ever find me its so poor!!! do not ever get this phone!! its the worst money you will ever spend!!!
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Reviewed by Guy from UK on 3rd Jun 2006
This phone is just the thing if you want a simple phone to make calls take high quality videos and pictures how ever if youre going to use it mp3 player ( which i dont cus i have a better one ) then you mite want to consider a phone with more memory.
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Reviewed by marshall from UK on 15th May 2006
very good just bought it cool style
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Reviewed by Luke from England on 22nd Apr 2006
This phone is very good. Unlike my old phone it plays ringtones and mp3's through a seperate loudspeaker. Bluetooth is good quality and the camera does its job... Ringtones on this phone sound amazing and can be created to the same quality by the user. Picture quality is very high so that's why I'm goiving it a 4/5. The only let down is the tiny memory, 5mb!!! It can barely hold one song, that's why it didn't get a 5.
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Reviewed by desk wizz rko from england on 19th Apr 2006
you know i had jus recently purchased this phone, and trust me this phone is not at all worth a cent. I also had a rokr phone, expecting it to match the walkman i was sadly wrong, motorla is nothing but a WASTE!! of money, I recomed the sony ericsson range is it is much better
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Reviewed by ap from uk on 13th Apr 2006
i beta tink again why does the phone never connect on bluetooth?The memory is poor 4 dis tpre of fone
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Reviewed by ap from uk on 10th Apr 2006
i think the phone is great as it as good bluetooth and a very good camera for videos and pictures
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Reviewed by kim from england on 9th Apr 2006
gd fone n camera n dat but rubish memory
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Reviewed by KIERAN from SCOTLAND on 8th Apr 2006
THE SCREEN KEEPS GOING BLANK ......NOT MUCH MEMORY
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Reviewed by hannah from england on 6th Apr 2006
this is an absoulute rip off the screen always goes blank and it has got a well tiny memory dont buy!dont buy!dont buy!dont buy!dont buy!
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Reviewed by xXNXx from England on 6th Apr 2006
I think this phone isn't brilliant but its ok if you want a simple phone. But i think the memory is the worst thing about this phone - i want to take more pictures, download music and record videos than a certain point - but thats impossible! i would only recomend this phone to someone who is only intressted in a simple phone. :'(
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Reviewed by James from England on 3rd Apr 2006
TAKE NOTE--This phone has VERY low memory u can hardley fit 3 small videos on it, let alone any Mp3's.The memory is Ridiculous for a video phone. A REAL LET DOWN :(
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Reviewed by Katie from England on 31st Mar 2006
This phone is a good phone if you want a basic simple to use handset but it doesn have good memory and the bluetooth is simply horrendous it doesn;'t even connect EVER! The 1st 2 times you use bluetooth its alright but after that it never works! It is easy to use but i would recoomend a better and newer phone! I am currently deciding wether to trade it for the sony ericsson w8ooi or w5ooi! Just dnt purchase This Lousy Excuse Of A Phone :S
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Reviewed by James from England on 29th Mar 2006
This phone is the best phone ive ever had. i like all of its featurs and its design is fab. It plays ringtones really well. I use the phone alot because its light weight and quite small. I would defintly reccomend this phone to anyone. I absolutely love it.
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Reviewed by Sue Pemby from UK on 29th Mar 2006
I think this phone is very good in many ways. There's a decent camera + video capture, also, the mp3 ringtones are really good and sound brilliant. However, there is not enough memory on the phone which lets it down a little. But in all it is a good phone which I have enjoyed using for the past year.
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Reviewed by beno from liverpool on 26th Mar 2006
The E550 is a gr8 fone u can do loadz wid it n bein a scouser my self we use fones a lot.
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Reviewed by emma from UK on 19th Mar 2006
had fone for few months now. its great for the price with all the technology it has. the pictures are great quality and good mp3 sounds. only thing does any1 know how to delete ringtones and images that are already on the phone when bought as they take up alot of space. email me emma16br@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by samson from nigeria on 10th Mar 2006
i'm really crazy about this phone i love the picture and sound quality the mp3 is ok but there is little spaceand too many inbuilt ring tones that cannot be deleted.on the whole i think its one of the best phones i've used so far though i doesn't have every thing i want on a phone and you cant have everythiong you want on a phone. i think the e55o is slpendid everyone should have it.
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Reviewed by sholape from england on 9th Mar 2006
this fone is not so good it would be nice if you want to buy it for your son or daughter. i wouldnt recommend you buy this fone.i know i wouldnt!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Leo from England on 5th Mar 2006
This is a very good, solid, reliable basic phone. I have had mine for over a year and it operates as well as it did the day I bought it (except the battery, which has natuarally deteriorated over time). The sound quality is superb, unlike many Samsung phones you can set MP3's to be the msg alert tone, alarm and ringtone. The phone is quite light and feels very ergonomic. The menus are very user friendly. Features are good, but I think the high-tech demanding customer will not feel satisfied: Bluetooth is good, camera very basic (a third of a megapixel), video very very basic (but almost reasonable if you have a lot of light) and the phone memory is very small (just 5mb, not expandable. Main plus points are that it's cheap, built to last and has a good battery life.
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Reviewed by val from UK on 4th Mar 2006
This phone is truly class. Some say you can only get it to record vids for about 7 secs - if you go to setup, you can change the time to about 20 seconds - me and my mates were having so much fun filming! The fotofun is kl - a truly great way to make fun of everyone - and the Motomixer is really cool, as you can compose your own ringtones quickly and easily. This is my second phone - I nabbed it for 20 - and it was a real bargain. I guess it is kinda heavy, and bigger compared to some samsungs, but what can you expect; It's a motorola, packed with features. Now, I don't know whether it's because I bought it second-hand, but mine didn't come with a USB cable OR a bluetooth dongle. Now, what's the point of having the capability of doing these things if you have to pay an extra 15 to buy the cable/dongle? Pointless, I say. Nevertheless, I really do love this phone for everything it can do (iTap is so handy, the camera is good, it's user-friendly - I didn't need the instructions!) so I reccommend this phone for anyone who wants a middle-range, fun camera phone.
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Reviewed by Danielle from Trinidad on 2nd Mar 2006
It's a nice phone with great features but i don't seem to be able to get into all the features.
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Reviewed by Stooge from UnitedKindom on 2nd Mar 2006
I have had more phones than hot dinners and decided on a total change from phone make to phone design. I have always had sliding phones and have never been to keen on flip phones. What can I say? Well... An excellent phone all round. Great style, looks good and feels nice and is quite solid especially the flip part. Sounds are of very good quality and adding MP3 ring tones are made easy using the Bluetooth with a dongle. Video/picture quality is not bad compared to other phones and the phone overall is very light in weight. The reason why I rate this phone so high is because of the reception quality. This is the only phone that I have had so far that allows you to receive calls anywhere without dropping the line. If you buy this phone you will not be disappointed. Highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Niall from UK on 28th Feb 2006
THE MOTO E550 IS THE WORST FONE I HAV EVA OWNED! IT DOEN NOT HAV MUCH MEMOERY SO I CNT PUT SONGS ON MY FONE!! :@ I WOULD NEVA OWN A MOTOROLA E550 EVA AGAIN! DO NOT BUY ONE THEY R A WASTE OF MONEY!!
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Reviewed by jj from BARRY on 26th Feb 2006
My friend has got a motorola E550 and at frist I didn't like it but now I am begging my mum for one but she says no. But all I know is that this phone is FFFFAAAAAABBBB
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Reviewed by happy user from UK on 25th Feb 2006
This phone is absolutely brilliant. I am really having fun with it! There are only 3 games (if you count fotofun) but they are very addictive. The battery life is brilliant - I charged it 2 days ago, and have been taking lots of videos - and the battery life is still 6/6. The photo quality is good - everyone was impressed. And, it has MP3 ringtones (though I do not have bluetooth facilities so I can't use this feature, sadly)! This is only my 2nd phone, after upgrading from an ancient Nokia 3410, and I have found it very easy to use. Well done, Motorola, A truly class phone!!
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Reviewed by sarah from uk on 23rd Feb 2006
well what can i say if it had a zero i would rate it that. this phone has been rubbish from the start so easy to scratch the siver. me and my sister both got the phones on contracts from t mobile and they have both broken down completely in just over a year. the camera quality is rubbish it makes everyone orange, i never get any signal, and it is a jenrally rubbish phone. DONT BUY IT
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Reviewed by katie from england on 16th Feb 2006
i think they are really good i can take pics of my man and am proud to show my face with that phone as i am 20 i feel it is important to have a good phone and this has done it for me. i think evry one should have this phone this is much better than other motorola phones
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Reviewed by Dinesh from uk on 15th Feb 2006
It's really a good fone. it's flip open and color camera as well. Thank God! I can click the beautiful pics. of my grl frnd bcoz of it. It has a soft and cozy lock pad. I really recommend people to go for it. It's cheaper and best one as well.
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Reviewed by Jas from England on 10th Feb 2006
The phone looks lovely in black and is very nice to hold mainly because of its rubbery feel to it. The camara i great but the video recording is not so great but i do not think that that matters much! the games are great and photo fun pack 2 is great. The ringtones are good and the images are good. I find the phone does take alot of getting used too. overall i't give it a 5/5 stars. This phone is highly reccomended
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Reviewed by timbo from england on 9th Feb 2006
if the camera gets blotchy, clean the lens with a damp cotton bud!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by jasmine from uk on 6th Feb 2006
I think this a very nifty little phone the camara is ok the videa clip recording could be better but some of the features are very handy I highly reccomend this phone
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Reviewed by KrazyKat from England on 1st Feb 2006
The phone was good at the begining but now its really bad. The virtually unreplaceable case gets scratched so easily, and the camera also becomes really bad. At first the camera was better than the nokia 6600. but now all the pics are really blotchy - not at all good!!!
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Reviewed by bex from england on 1st Feb 2006
i think this phone is FAB and i have had it since last christmas! it does everything i need with a fab screen, video and tons more! buy it!!
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Reviewed by ife from england on 14th Jan 2006
dis fone iz sickkkk @ frist i fought it woz ok coz my friend had it she said it only records for 25 sec but u can change the lenght itz got a brilliant camera and bluetooth i recmond dis fone itz ova sexy and gd xxxx
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Reviewed by sarah from uk on 3rd Jan 2006
hello every1 i av gt this phone n i think it is well good!! the menu is clear n easy to use, the camera is really good, the ringtones are excellent, the only thing i could improve is that the voice recorder only records quite short ones. it looks good n is good SO BUY IT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Kez from South Wales on 31st Dec 2005
The Motorola E550 is perfect little starter phone for anyone who has never used a Motorola before. It's quite nifty because the texting is good, the games are OK. But the camera isn't as good because it's not very sharp. But I recommend you buy a camera istead of using this phone as that sort of thing. It's very personal because you can apply Unlock Codes for certain parts which you do not wish for other people to see. The Bluetooth is OK, but it doesn't allow alot of songs on this phone. So therefore, I would give this phone, 4/5 stars. Nuff Luv, Kez. XOXO
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Reviewed by ife from london on 29th Dec 2005
this fone is great itz got all the fingz u need in a fone i say bye dis fone dont hate appreate peepz isz a heavy fone
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Reviewed by t from engaland on 28th Dec 2005
dis phone is terrible its a joke.there is so much bad about it. i had it for bout4months then when ppl tryed calling me i couldnt hear dem i had 2 put it on loud speak which means that i get no privacy so i got it fixed at the moarket. also da baterylife is rubbish appalin i have 2 charge my phona ate last every 2 days even when i haven used it. i get charged for data calls which da phone goes on by its self. the camera is terrible and so is the video has not got near enough memory. i wish i jus stick 2 my nokia phone.cant wait till i upgrade im going bck 2 nokia
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Reviewed by Russ from Wales on 27th Dec 2005
Not a bad phone at all. Probably the most negative thing is the camera - it doesn't handle bright light all that well but in normal lighting conditions it performs good enough. Secondly it only has 5Mb of memory which is pretty low considering other phones today but if you're not after mass storage then it's not such a bad thing. Everything else is good, I can't fault this phone at all. All the thing you normally want in a phone (call/standby battery life, call quality etc) work well. You can use mp3 clips as ringtones and they sound good as well. The only other small gripe is that when you want to bluetooth a ringtone or picture to someone, you need to select 'copy' - there's no option to 'send'. It then switches bluetooth on and searches for other devices. It also has a rubberised 'skin' which feels odd but nice! You can't compare this phone to the high-end models on the market right now but for what it is, I'm happy with it.
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Reviewed by dan from uk on 23rd Dec 2005
this phone looks great but it is not good once you get started the camera is good for like the first month then the quality gets rly poor even if you clean the lens it has no memory only 5mb that is nothing for a camera phone when you cannot even expand it you can onley store vidieos for 25 seconds and they rare of poor quality i wouldnt recoment this phone as i am about 2 upgreade 2 the d600 or the 6111
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Reviewed by sarah from england on 23rd Dec 2005
i not gt my phone yet but i gettin it 4 xmas!! i av bin 2 a shop n they let me test it n frm what i see it is a very good phone. there seem to be a lot of people sayin tht the memory is to small-but if u can download it on a pc thn i suppose it is reet.
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Reviewed by connor from england on 21st Dec 2005
the camera on this is poor and when u try to clean it u have to get a tissue and screw it up to wipe it.the only good thing really is that its got okay memory and after a 3 to 4 months u cant hear people who try to call you. Im soon switching to the samsung d 600 dont bother buying this phone its rubbish
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Reviewed by Niall from UK on 16th Dec 2005
The motorola E550 is a brilliant phone i would know because i own one but there could be one improvement, there should be more memory on the phone. Ihave ran out of memory on my phone but it is very good to own!
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Reviewed by Dee from England on 30th Nov 2005
Easy to use..good graphics. Downloaded a ringtone which sounds excellent. And as for the camera..come on now if you wanna take pics get a digital camera. I would not use the camera on this phone to take proper pics.
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Reviewed by Stuart from England on 28th Nov 2005
Its a very good phone, the reception, bluetooth connection and tones are great, but the camera is not so good. I've had worse phones with way better cameras.
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Reviewed by why shood i tell u from uk on 28th Nov 2005
this is a great phone but the bluetooth is a bit rubbish. I would have given it 5 stars but because of the bluetooth i couldnt get a really nice pic of my girlfriend :(
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Reviewed by melissa from england on 25th Nov 2005
there is enough space for anyone to write what they want that is why there is space for 100 reviews. some people that buy phones do believe it or not want other features for this kind of price on pay as you go it would be a little waste if youjust use it for a call or two.
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Reviewed by garry from uk on 17th Nov 2005
Melissa Its very hard to find out what a phone is really like on here because you have to sift through reviews where people rate a phone badly because the video camera recording only lasts 10 seconds or it only holds 1 mp3 there are a lot of people who want a phone to make calls beleive it or not and it would be nice to find out if a phone really lives upto the name of it being a phone and not a multimedia centre. In the end i got it (free of course) and your right it is a good phone. clarity of voice is good and i can hear it in the next room, battery life is amazing and the speaker phone is a useful feature. If anyone want to use this phone for making calls then its good. About the rest i wouldn't know as i haven't even gone near the rest of it and probably won't
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Reviewed by Nomad from U.K on 16th Nov 2005
All u h8terz step away cos ur just being outerz. Cameras good quality and if u used it CAREFULLY it wudnt scratch. Games r BRILL 4 sum1 like me. Gr8 colour, and if u dont wanna look like goths they who cares? dont buy it if u dont like da look of it!!! Also, it has AMAZING video, loadsa kl features and i LURV it! Overall, best phone 2 buy xxx
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Reviewed by Melissa from England on 13th Nov 2005
garry, people can write what they want on here, whether its about the camera or the battery life. its a great phone btw.
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Reviewed by John from UK on 8th Nov 2005
Emma, you can prevent the start-up 'noise' by switching to vibrate-only ring mode (via smart buttons on left side of phone)before switching off the phone. The irritating noise on start-up would have been specified by the Network Operator (b***** marketing people....)
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Reviewed by Garry from UK on 6th Nov 2005
can we forget about camera's and playing music or whatever for 5 mins? its a phone review it as such, battery life, clarity of voice, can you hear it etc etc if i want a camera i'll buy one, if i want to record video i'll buy a video camera. I want a phone as a phone.
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Reviewed by Craig from uk on 31st Oct 2005
I bought the phone because it seemed ok on the box.Bluetoothe video capture ETC.when i got home it wasnt much different from my motorala 500 apart from a few extras .I wasnt happy with the video capture only lasting about 10 seconds whats the point memory very small for a modern phone will only hold one full mp3 track screen resalution not brill but for the price what do you expect i suppose .For the price a good little allrounder
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Reviewed by Emma from England on 30th Oct 2005
This phone is amzing i have only just got it but it is sooooo easy to use. blutooth ise great though you cant have it on all the time only 60seconds but stilll its awesome! amazing games,memory ok its gud for what i want it for,t-mobile is good on it the only thing is when u turn it on it makes a really loud noice!!! (does any1 no how to change that????) another think is it marks really easliy as its a rubbery effect on the front though i hav polished the mark out of mine anyway!!!!! brill phone well done Motorola!!
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Reviewed by emma-lee from scotland on 25th Oct 2005
This fone is rubbish
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