Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Review

jan ces2010 samsung s5550 1262795692 300x297 Samsung Shark 2 S5550 ReviewToday, Samsung is making quite a stir in the lower mid-range handsets. The fast increasing popularity of such phones from Samsung can turn out to be a big threat to cell phone giants like Nokia and Sony Ericsson. The Samsung Shark 2 S5550 comes from the Shark series line of phones. Shark series of phones mainly concentrates in providing with the best when it comes to style and reliability at a low price. The Shark 2 S5550 phone has features of both high-end phones as well as low-end phones. Let’s get into more details of the phone.

Shark 2 is a slider phone that can be comfortably handled in open and closed mode. The phone looks very smart, sleek and sturdy. It has a 2.2 inch AMOLED display screen and has a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The clarity of the screen is not the best when viewed under the sun and you may have to hold your hand in order to view it clearly. The keypad of Samsung Shark S5550 is very easy to use and keys are evenly spaced and perfectly sized.

The Shark 2 makes use of the standard microUSB proprietary port. The memory card slot is placed below the battery which means you will have to remove the battery to access the memory card. The internal memory of the phone is 110MB and it can read a memory of 16GB easily.

You can customize the display screen by making use of different themes. It also allows you to make your own theme by means of its in-built theme creator. There are not many applications on the phone. However, it does have a handy application, Palringo to take care of your IM needs as it gives you access to Gtalk, MSN and Yahoo through it. You will not find any social networking applications installed on the phone, however it provides you shortcuts to famous social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.Samsung Shark S5550 cell phone 300x300 Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Review

The Access-powered browser is good enough to browse low graphics website. It’s not good enough to handle Flash based sites. The 5 megapixel camera is the best feature of the phone. It comes with features like face and smile detection, wide dynamic range, image stabilization, autofocus and LED flash. The images taken by means of the camera appears to be very realistic and clear. You can record videos in QVGA resolution at 30fps. The video quality of the recorded videos are quite clear, however the sound quality is okay. The music player is nothing special and is the one commonly found on Samsung phones. The sound output through the loudspeaker is very crisp and clear.

The other features of the phones include document viewer, Bluetooth v2.1, stereo FM with FM recording, Google Maps, organizer, and 3G at 3.6Mbps on HSDPA, etc. It lacks wireless internet connectivity. You can find standard Li-Ion 960 mAh battery that gives you up to 412 hours of stand-by time and over 5 hours of talk time on 3G.

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Samsung Shark 2 S5550


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