Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Review
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.
Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Video Review:
- Characteristic, shark-like design
- Good 5-megapixel camera
- Outstanding keypad
- AMOLED display is always good to have
- Poor call quality
- Same old interface
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.
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!!!
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.