Samsung S5550

Samsung may apply under mobile manufacturers as a true slider specialist. A few years ago, the handsets with slider had the largest share of the product portfolio of the Koreans.

  1. Samsung S5550
  2. Data sheet

The most recent copy of this long tradition is the Samsung S5550 for 249 euros without a contract. The quite high price is however only waste, because the slider is traded in Web shops, such as Amazon, for just 160 euro.

The black front of the Samsung S5550 ensures a more understated look. It has thrown his back powerful in shell and shows with its patterned battery cover in metal finish that can delight even a nice back.

But not only here Samsung is generous, even when the display have been allowed not to slouch. Although the display with a size of only 2.2 inches fails small something, but this one with OLED technology is used. With this, the presentation of the content succeeds then also enormously high contrast and sharp, only the brightness leaves a little to be desired.

Small shortcomings in handling

The keyboard is not quite so well succeeded in the Korean UMTS slider. Especially the oddly-shaped five-way controller you must get used to once – functionality is different.

Also the uniform number pad buttons are not used and can be poorly operated without looking down. For this they score with clean feedback as well as a bright, large-scale illumination. A class of its own is once again the processing may all around considered perfect and definitely sets standards in this price class.

The user interface of the Samsung S5550 is somewhat similar to the version used in Samsung already for some time. Only the active standby display has entered in the S5550 as well. Not bad, so frequently used programs can be very quickly call, especially since the user can determine the listed icons themselves. What is a simple and well thought out menu that can be found quickly to the desired function.

Air upwards at the features

The Samsung S5550 dominated for the high-speed data transmission EDGE not only, but also HSDPA. When the Outlook sync, the Samsung S5550 assumes terms of point blank. Although software and data cable are here anyway, but both test devices in the Newsroom strictly refused to appear with various computers in contact.

Also disappointing was the soundcheck with the supplied headset for the proprietary connection. Thin and annoying tinged the eavesdropper, who can be reasonably replaced with a Bluetooth stereo headset only. Which is a shame, because the music player and FM radio with RDS quite convincing.

The 5-megapixel camera could in turn make a really good impression: brings auto focus and photo light and also offers a variety of setting options. Even a photo editing program has the Samsung S5550 aboard.

The laboratory test of the Testfactory discovered light and shade then. So, the Samsung S5550 delivered a strong performance in the acoustics and impressed with a good speech intelligibility. To join the bright values in the transmission and reception quality, both in the GSM and in UMTS mode.

For the discipline endurance that applies, however, only limited: while only below average is the result of typical endurance with 3:36 hours the standby time with 21 days and especially the talk time with over 11 hours in the GSM, as well as over three hours in the UMTS usage can absolutely convince. And that, though here a low power OLED display is used, also still quite small has fallen off that.

Who so often uses the Samsung S5550 in everyday life for browsing and other functions, must hang the slider of also of the times to the power outlet.

Samsung S5550

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €249.00
Rating 347.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 116
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 34 x 46
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 262144 / OLED
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 3.6 /.
Wi-Fi standard
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / proprietary
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 6 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 4.9
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 15
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 10 /. /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.61 / 0,598
Stand by time (days) 21
typical endurance (hours) 3:36
Talk time D-network 8:54
Talk time E network 11:23
Talk time UMTS network 3:19
Weight (grams) 98
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 102 x 49 x 16
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (64)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 32
Endurance standby (35) 32
Facilities (max. 175) sufficient (112)
System [: (15)] 8
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 14
Connectivity (20) 13
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 10
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 4
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 11
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 2
Handling (max. 125) well (96)
Manageability (40) 35
User interface (60) 41
Processing quality (20) 16
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) very good (75)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 30
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 13
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (347)
tested in connect 06/10