Orange SPV C550 Review

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paulmt123's review of Orange SPV C550

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Orange SPV C550

“I've upgraded from a W800i and this Orange SPV C550 is...”

Written on: 01/08/2006 by paulmt123 (12 reviews written)

Good Points
Fantastic screen, good music player, decent speaker system, excellent call audio quality, camera, video camera, smartphone (supports numerous apps), home screen layout displays, all the information you need, stylish and small, flightmode, doubles up as GPS with co-pilot on.

Bad Points
Keypad is a bit clicky and not that precise, need to pay a couple of quid for apps that should be standard (a decent alarm clock!!), application cost can mount up as so many things you can do with it, Microsoft operating system could be simpler to use.

General Comments
I've upgraded from a W800i and this Orange SPV C550 is a great deal better. Music quality is similar but the smartphone is a lot easier to use and allows you to rename tracks. Much more like it. This does so much more as its a Smartphone, Battery life is actually quite good, a lot better than the Symbian based Nokia. Compared to Symbian you can do more but its a lot more awkward to use. Why do you have to run separate apps for just about every task, contacts manager for calls and then a separate app to add a picture.


Biggest gripe is the keypad which is not in the Nokia's (6600) league. Too small and clicky texting takes some getting used to. Its not the best or worst keypad I've ever used. Average is fair.


Otherwise for the price of £72 with accessories and 512MB memory on ebay its a steal. I felt like I should have paid the owner £20 more for it!!! They're not that well known in the trade compared to Nokia's and as such, people won't pay much for them!! They do everything a Nokia will with less radiation and more features. Why pay more when you can get these for this price?

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