Samsung S5550

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Samsung S5550 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

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 sha...

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Samsung released the S5550 on January 10, 2010.


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Samsung backs up the S5550 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Samsung S5550's screen size is 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
110 MB

Internal memory is 110 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
960mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 960 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 26 days standby time, 700 minutes.

Samsung S5550 Specs

Overview
Release date January 10, 2010
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 110 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 960 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 700 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 26 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (4 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 99 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 256
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, ISO, Image stabilization, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung S5550 Shark 2, Samsung GT-S5550

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PhoneArena

A good attempt by the manufacturer to create a strong handset for the mainstream market

from PhoneArena

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...

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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.

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