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Sony Ericsson Z558

Announced
Sep 28, 2006
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.80 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The phone is the first from SonyEricsson, featuring touch display, being non-smartphone. It's tri-band GSM in clamshell design with integrated antenna and supports M2 slot for additional memory

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.40 x 1.80 x 0.80 inches (87.5 x 45.5 x 20.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.30 oz (92 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • STN
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 36 x 128 pixels

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.018 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.30 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.3 days (320 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 750 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Sep 2006

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