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Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Review

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Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Review
Phone quality on the Samsung Shark 2 S5550 turned out unsatisfying, to say the least. On our end voices were loud enough, but also a bit sharp and monotonous. Actually, it’s a bad thing that the same cannot be said about the opposite end. Sound quality there was very poor, with lots of sharpness and crackling noises. Not a cool thing if you want to get ahead of the competition in this particular market segment.

When it comes to battery life however, the Shark 2 is top-notch with its rated 11.7 hours of talk time and 26 days of stand-by. After five days of usage (including mostly calls and taking pictures), the battery indicator was at 1/3.

The Samsung Shark 2 S5550 is a good attempt by the manufacturer to create a strong handset for the mainstream market. It seems like it misses the mark by just a bit though, and we feel the dated interface and poor call quality are to blame here. This, however, does not change the fact that the Shark 2 is a pretty cool phone with a characteristic design and a quite capable camera, so if that’s what you wish, then the Samsung Shark 2 S5550 is totally worth it.

If you are looking for a similar handset with a little more emphasis on style, then you might want to check the LG New Chocolate BL20. In case you want a larger screen and GPS, then the Samsung Ultra S might be just the right choice. You can also wait some more for the eco-centric Sony Ericsson Hazel to come out, if you’d like a phone with such an idea.


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Pros

  • Characteristic, shark-like design
  • Good 5-megapixel camera
  • Outstanding keypad
  • AMOLED display is always good to have

Cons

  • Poor call quality
  • Same old interface
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8.2
User rating:
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. George Angeludis (unregistered)


I have the Arena KM900 from LG which I want to sell after buying this one. Believe it or not this one, out takes the double in price Arena. The browser is a lot faster than the one on the Arena. The only thing left me wonder for the time being is that after the first charging the battery last for one day. I was surfing, copying files, having the bluetooth on from time to time, playing games while listening to radio etc but I thought it would last some time more. The one main disadvantage of the Arena was the battery and I don't see this one to have as long battery life as they say. owever in contrary with what been said I find the call quality very good with no problems whatsoever.

posted on 28 May 2011, 05:56

3. 82 yr old user (unregistered)


I am trying to turn the key tone sound off on this phone - Samsung S5550 - cannot figure it out. Please help!!!

posted on 28 May 2011, 06:10

4. 82 yr old user (unregistered)


Sorry, I can answer my own quesion - you just turn the volume down while in idle mode... crazy feaature of Samsung, but anyway. Spent an hour figuring this out - eish.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.01 x 1.92 x 0.58 inches
(101.8 x 48.8 x 14.8 mm)
3.49 oz  (99 g)
Battery960 mAh, 11.7 hours talk time

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