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Philips 550

Posted
Mar 3, 2005
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.71 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Philips 550 is a tri-band GSM phone. It sports 65k TFT touchscreen display, GPRS class 10 high-speed data, WAP 1.2.1 Internet browser, Java support, 7MB dynamic memory and built-in speakerphone.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.17 x 1.81 x 0.71 inches (106 x 46 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.14 oz (89 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Separate Accessory

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.007 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 720 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 1.2.1

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Currency converter, Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Other:
    • Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice commands, Voice recording
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