Motorola E550 Review
Review: March 2005. Updated August 2005.
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
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.
Features of the Motorola E550 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
- 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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Average rating from 100 reviews:
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
Reviewed by desk wizz rko from england on 19th
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
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
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
Reviewed by kim from england on 9th Apr 2006
gd fone n camera n dat but rubish memory
Reviewed by KIERAN from SCOTLAND on 8th Apr 2006
THE SCREEN KEEPS GOING BLANK ......NOT MUCH MEMORY
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!
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. :'(
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 :(
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Reviewed by Danielle from Trinidad on 2nd Mar
It's a nice phone with great features but i don't seem to be able to
get into all the features.
Reviewed by Stooge from UnitedKindom on 2nd Mar
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.
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!!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Reviewed by timbo from england on 9th Feb 2006
if the camera gets blotchy, clean the lens with a damp cotton bud!!!!!!!
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
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!!
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!!!
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Reviewed by why shood i tell u from uk on 28th
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 :(
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.
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
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
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.
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....)
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.
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
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!!
Reviewed by emma-lee from scotland on 25th Oct
This fone is rubbish
Reviewed by lady smallz from uk/london on 23rd
this phone is really good the only thing it should of had is a mp3 player
because if you want any music you have 2 film it this phone is griming
the battery lasts longer i had some other phone i think it was called
lg8120 its alrigth but this is better go and get it its really 159 pounds
but i got it for 70 get it its heavy
Reviewed by wilson from britania on 23rd Oct 2005
i think its a good phone but the memory is shotty i downloaded 30 seconds
of golddigger 19 seconds of another song then 3 mins of another song
then wen i went 2 take a video it said 98% memory full i couldnt believe
it my mum has the sony ericsson k700i which woz the same amount as my
phone and it holds hours of mp3 tracks when mine can onli hold about
4-5 minutes other than that its an alright phone with a sexy design
but i do think the company saying the keys are bigger iz just another
way of excusing the fact that its a bit like other phones i MIGHT take
mine back im not sure all in all i think 3 stars is a pretty good rating
for the expansion of the memory they could of put forward
Reviewed by chloe from berkshire on 23rd Oct 2005
motorola's in general seem to have problems with charging etc and this
one is the same. i also think it would b better if it could get a memory
card and if the bluetooth would work properly
Reviewed by ask me my nme n ull find out from uk on
21st Oct 2005
Fab Fone! Buy it ... dnt miss out! HEY JOKER DO U KNW NE1 CALLD SABREENA?????
Reviewed by bill from essex on 19th Oct 2005
best phone in da world
Reviewed by shaz from england on 10th Oct 2005
THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT! Great Keypad which is good for texting! Great
camera! and a cool added thing video capture and playback which is good
if u wanna film anything special! I HAVE BOUGHT THIS PHONE RECENTLY
AT THE BEGENING OF OCTOBER THIS YEAR ON THE 1ST AND IT WAS MY BEST PHONE
I HAVE USED IT NOT A LOT BUT... I Got mine on T-mobile but it is still
working well but then the flip phone makes noise closing and open other
wise very good 5/5
Reviewed by Phil from England on 6th Oct 2005
Sorry - but this is a very poor phone. Rubbish battery life, temperamental
keypad, very difficult to get used to, very low memory and the antenna
keeps falling off. Can't wait to upgrade next month!
Reviewed by MOTOhappyMOTO from England on 4th
THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT! Great Keypad which is good for texting! Great
camera! and a cool added thing video capture and playback which is good
if u wanna film anything special! BUY NOW U WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED I
THINK ITS GREAT MY E550 IS MY BUDDY. U CANT GO WRONG!
Reviewed by Mark from England on 3rd Oct 2005
Very good phone, but memory way way to small for the modern day. Store
one decent sized movie clip and thats the phone full! No memory expansion
available. Only holds 5mb max, I have some mp3 ring tones which are
3mb! Other than that a very good phone.
Reviewed by dule from croatia on 1st Oct 2005
motorola e550 is fantastic!!!camera is all i ever asked for,no coments
for mp3,and its beautifull.i have it for a year and i will never get
rid of him.it is my first mobile phone who had a camera and i will never
get rid of him.it is eternal.
Reviewed by craig rogers from england on 23rd
this phone is incredible and can compete with the best phones on the
market, even though it costs considerably less. The camera is amazing
and video is a welcome introduction. mp3 ringtones rule!!!
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 22nd Aug 2005
I've had this phone for a year now, it has a great battery life, I love
the interface, it is the perfect size and has a nice weight to it (I
like phones that aren't too light and feel like they're made of plastic).
I don't use the camera hardly at all, and have never tried the bluetooth
features, but the organizer features are nice, and it works great for
what it is: a phone!
Reviewed by Lady Dragon from UK on 17th Aug 2005
i resently got the motorola E550 in january every sice the phone was
fine till 2months later it wasn't holding charge on the phone nore the
battery, well i thought the battery was at fault so i bought a new one
the same thing still happened till April, so i had to go back and thought
to get it repaired it was very unconfortable for me although the phont
is the best phone i ever had it takes good photos but the battery life
dies easily it was very fustrating so till january till now i just recently
got my phone in July.
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 14th Aug 2005
My brother has this phone, It's quite complicated because my phones
are more simpler, I currently have a nokia 3220. The "O.K" button is
on the left of my phone but on my brothers its on the right, So i end
up exiting something and it really bugs me! After all it is his phone
but my phone could do better than that! I reccomend this to people who
use the "O.K" button that is located to the right. Lol, The camerea
is fine but all you people moaning about camrea quality then i suggest
just to get over it, IF YOU WANT A GOOD QUALITY CAMREA GET A DIGITAL
Reviewed by nmr from England on 27th Jul 2005
Got mine on T-mobile but it keeps connecting during the night and charging
me for data calls, so I never turn it on - don't buy this phone especially
Reviewed by emily from united kingdom on 26th
this is the best phone i have had so far! it's so cool i love it.my
friends are jelous!they think i have got the coolest phone ever!its
easy to understand and you can get black or white but i chose black.you
can carry it in your pocket because it's the perfect size!
Reviewed by Leeyacool from Uk on 3rd Jul 2005
This phone is really good the only thing I don't like about it is that
you can't costomize your ringtones with your voice ike the samsung and
the nokia it would be good if the phone had that apart from that it's
not a bad phone.
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 2nd Jul 2005
It has almost everything you could want in a phone! But the camara is
not the best every :( it is impossible to take a photo of text and need
to wait a while for it to focus and can be a bit blured.There is also
not much space for txts and can only hold bout 80-90. I also dropped
it and i could no longer get i signal because the arial was really lose
and fell off. Other than that it is a great phone with everything from
quadband to instant messaging.It's got gd solid keys and an easy menu.
It's a shame my phone broke.
Reviewed by Jker from England on 27th Jun 2005
Wag1 1 an all ite basically this fone is hype the camera is good but
sumtimes cumz out bare crusty the bluetooth is fine and is easy 2 use
this fone has a nice big screen overall ill recommend this fone 2 any1
p.s.this fone looks hype!!
Reviewed by Beverly from England on 12th Jun 2005
I have had my E550 replaced twice in one week. Both replacements were
due to software problems.
Reviewed by David Kuling from UK on 2nd Jun 2005
I have been using this phone for about 3 months now, and I'm finding
it great for texting and phoning. The high resolution of the screen
makes this phone very clear, and text is easy to read. The neon skin
built into the phone is also very good. However, there are a few flaws,
the worst being choppy video recording, which sometimes doesn't work
properly, as during playback of a recorded video, the video stops, but
the sound continues. Another fault is that the camera doesn't work well
in dimly lit places, such as bars, and previews of photos taken larger
than 160x120 look very poor, and take a while to load, and resizing
them isn't a good idea, as it just adds artifacts to the pictures, so
if you're taking photos that are going to be sent to other phones, it's
best to take them in MMS (160x120) resolution. Receiving pictures/sounds/videos
via Bluetooth could be a lot better. Once you turn 'Find Me' on, the
sender's phone, or a computer with Bluetooth has only 30 seconds to
find the E550. If it wasn't for the very poor video recording, this
phone would have got 4/5. If the camera resolution defaulted to MMS
resolution, I maybe would've given it another star.
Reviewed by Jennie from UK on 30th May 2005
i think the phone is really nice, its a god weight and the keys are
easy to get to and understand, however I am having probs with the bluetooth,
I am unable to receive data from another phone. If anyone has any advice????
Reviewed by Steph from UK on 19th May 2005
absoluetly amazing but Ash from UK, Jimmy from America and Greg from
UK are totally wrong I have had this phone since November and it is
the best phone I have ever had and the prettiest so go do your self.
Reviewed by john from england on 18th May 2005
great phone no complaints, anyone know how to download games via bluetooth
Reviewed by Joolz from UK on 12th May 2005
fantastic phone! good clear sound quality, really comfortable to use
and easily navigable interface. The camera settings can be adjusted
for the environment for those that seem to be having trouble. At the
end of the day it's a phone and is meant for communicating not illustrating!!
Reviewed by Andrea from UK on 11th May 2005
This phone really is great! the pictures and video are good for a mobile
( camera has 4x zoom, brightness contols, auto-timed capture and shows
you how much of memory you have remaining). The games are entertaining
( golf, wakeboarding etc ) and keep you hooked. Extremely cool phonebook,
as it you can put a picture next to the contact name and has photo caller
ID, there are plenty of ways to personalise it to your tastes (theme,
skin, wallpaper, screensaver, etc.) Ringtones are cool too, including
'hello moto'!!Which did keep me amused for a while :) and can have them
set as loud volume to anything down to vibrate or silent. good message
space, MMS works fine + as well as WAP, unlike the motorola V620. It's
an easy phone to use, and looks really stylish, and for all the features
it has its great value, in comparison to other phones on the market
of similar price. and as you continue to use the phone you find more
and more bits and bobs ( speakerphone, voice recording,email an d tons
more) and there are the essential organiser things: - calculator - alarm
clock . . . and memory's not too much of a problem for me. The phone
just doesn't fail to impress, and would definetly recommend it. Hope
this helps x
Reviewed by Lissa from UK on 1st May 2005
This phone is fantastic. Basically, it has all the features you could
want in a phone and the mp3 ringtones make you stand out a mile (in
a good way!) To all you moaners: the camera's great for a phone - if
you want a really good camera BUY an ACTUAL camera, if you want a video
recorder BUY an ACTUAL video recorder; don't forget that the primary
function for this phone is to be A PHONE. Only problem is the limited
memory, could do with a little more. However, it's a brilliant phone
and the features are really loveable :-)
Reviewed by Bob from England on 23rd Apr 2005
This fone is bril it has every thing u want!The games ar bril. This
is the best fone i have ever bought. I'm thinking of getting it for
my daughter.If you want a bril fone you've found the right one!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by simon from uk on 20th Apr 2005
it is a good phone for the price i got it for, i like the bluetooth,
the video, the camera, but a major problem with the phone is memory,
hardly anything, i really wanna know if it can hold memory cards
Reviewed by Lorenzo from england on 17th Apr 2005
This phone is the best eva. The camera is amazing and the games too
the bluetooth woks fine for me and its great graphics its the best fone
eva GOT IT
Reviewed by Amy from Wales on 11th Apr 2005
This is a great phone! I've had it for about 2 weeks now, but i understood
how to use it after 10mins! Its so easy to navigate, and the camera
is excellent if you take into account natural flaring. But can anyone
tell me how to download an mp3 track via bluetooth? Do you have to empty
the memory of all the pictures and stuff to accomodate the music?
Reviewed by Sam Blackman from Australia on 10th
NOt bad but i been having a few problems. Maybe it's just mine but it's
a pretty slow and takes aes to get up to menu. But it has good features
and i think the prob i'm having are just on the one i have, so i guess
i'd recomend it...
Reviewed by steve from spain on 8th Apr 2005
a brilliant fone, has everytin te cams great n da graphics r da best
ive seen easy 2 connect 2 any fone with bluetooth and the games n foto
editor ive seen absolutley brilliant
Reviewed by Sarha from United Kingdom on 7th Apr
Based on the Motorola V300 they've added tons of features that any one
could enjoy even a grown adult but for us its a dream cuz we dont really
care about the reliability or anythin ...but to some of us we want the
best out of our money ...and if u just want a mess about phone which
takes "quality" photos then here it is... but its a motorola n they
dont have a good reputation
Reviewed by matt from aus on 2nd Apr 2005
The best fone eva!!! luv it the vid is exel for fone and the screen
is sooooo great fab games like foto fun pack2 wakeboardin and fex'd
(mtv). Battery life is betta than any fone ive eva had + gr8 ringtones!!!
GET THIS FONE!!!!!
Reviewed by Jker from England on 31st Mar 2005
all u haters r rongg i hve had this phone for 3hours nd i lve it its
got great graphics good games and its got better camera and video graphics
then any 3 mobile which aint a motorola phone if you want a good phone
at a average price look at this phone
Reviewed by sam from england on 29th Mar 2005
this phone was ded gud at first but then the camera was so easily scratched
and all the pics had a mark on them well not much change the camera
was awful how can this get 4 stars. i bort a new fone after 2 weeks!!!!
Reviewed by Ash from UK on 26th Mar 2005
Sorry, but this fone is awful. Go for a Nokia. the cameras rubbish,
the video recorders rubbish. its so difficult to get used to. i have
only had it 1 day and i h8 it. i honestly prefer the nokia 402 or 3210
or 3310 its better
Reviewed by mike from england on 25th Mar 2005
Excellent phone, best camera i have seen, puts my friends phones to
shame. Previously had a nokia which i rely liked but this fone is alot
better. The menus are so much better especially. The video is pretty
god for a phone, matches with my friends 3 phone. Memory could stand
to be a bit beter, but hey u didnt pay for a smart phone.
Reviewed by scotney from uk on 22nd Mar 2005
Great phone, menu's easy to use but there is a problem with the bluetooth
technology.Pairs up easily with any motorola bluetooth headset but cannot
find any other bluetooth phones even if they are right next to each
other. Anybody any ideas how to solve?
Reviewed by Guy from The Link from Scotland on
22nd Mar 2005
I think this is one of the best phones on the market. Trust me I work
in a phone shop and it goes down well with the customers. If you're
buying a mobile consider this one, really. Don't let everyone put you
off, It's only an opinion. Great Overall. 5 STARS.
Reviewed by Funke from London on 19th Mar 2005
To all u haters of this phone u relly don't know what ur talkin about
the fone is brillient. games r good,bluetooth is fine if anything is
bad i would say the storage space isn't that great but who cares the
phone is good u can call out,recieve calls,mp3's,bluetooth things,record
sounds,record videos and take great pics.
Reviewed by Stuie from UK on 18th Mar 2005
I think this phone is great for the price. Allright the camera could
be better but still. I've had it for 2 months now and it's reliable
and does everything I need. It looks good which is always a bonus. My
only complaint is that the camera doesn't film for long but it's able
to get used to.
Reviewed by Leah from England on 14th Mar 2005
This phone is alright. Not good, not bad. I agree about the camera;
the lighting is really bad. It's not the most user friendly and takes
a while to get used to but other than than it's fine.
Reviewed by Jimmy from America on 13th Mar 2005
i am disgustided that this website does not allow us to put 0 as i think
this phone is completely junk!!! Where should i start- The camera is
orange It black so it makes us look like goths The quality of the camera
is sooo bad The screens so bright it blinded me Im goin to hospital
and if i find i am completely blind i will sue you!!
Reviewed by taz from England on 8th Mar 2005
This is a great phone, it feels comfortable in the hand, has easy to
navigate menu's that can be tailored to suit your needs. The camera
and video are both fine. I have had it about 5 weeks now and have had
no problems whatsoever with it. The ringtones are loud enough to be
heard all over the house but are easy to change to silent when needed.
If you are looking for a new phone and are looking at this one then
I would recommend it!
Reviewed by sam from yorks england on 1st Mar
good solid feel to the phone.seems to do all functions ok.camera decent,as
is video for a phone.menu system easy to operate as are buttons,overall
good up to now (after 1 month).
Reviewed by Greg Hudson from Kettering UK on 1st
I had a V300 phone previously which was very good. I recently upgraded
to the E550 hoping that it would be a lot better, sadly it wasn't!!
The only good thing about it is the new keys which are a lot larger
and better for texting. The video function is VERY disapointing. It
is VERY jerky and has a very 'pixelated' picture on playback. There
are no extra features on the phone apart from the video compared to
the V300.To sum up.......3/10 tops!! Don't even go there!! I'm lucky
to have T-mobiles 14 day satisfaction service so i'll definatly be using
Reviewed by Mils from Australia on 28th Feb 2005
Seriously, trust me on this, this phone is simply and purely the best.
With everything I have experienced, thuis phone has topped everything!
This is sorta like an acceptance speech at the logies. Golly, Motorola,
the E550 is gonna rule the world. Rule the work I tell ya!! Buy it..
C'mon I know you wanna!!!