The Siemens M55 is for users who like extravagant design in combination with state-of-the-art technology. The tri-band phone, with a high-resolution color display and synthesizer application, comes in six original metallic designs. And with MMS, GPRS, polyphonic melodies, voice control, Java technology and an e-mail client, the M55 is a multi-talented all-rounder. The M55 is a mobile phone with a distinctive design and a powerful combination of features for serious self-expression.
The M55 has everything. It is a tri-band phone, great design and colors (not the one shown here, mine has grey and white color with bright orange keypad and speaker), weighs a mere 83g and has a set of features that blows up your mind: GPRS, HSCSD, MMS, robust email client (POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP all supported). Excellent memory size (although it's stated at 1.6Mb mine has 1.9Mb).
The 3-by-3 grid menu is easy to use. The M55 lacks Bluetooth and IrDA but has SyncML for synchronization with PC and other devices via USB cable.
Reception is excellent, battery autonomy very good too.
The M55 excels in all respects except for the resolution of the color screen which is low compared to today's standards.
The only down side of this great phone is the screen resolution of 101 x 80 pixels. You're able to see the individual pixels when bringing the phone closer than 25cm to your eyes but beyond this distance the resolution appears good. My friends have the Nokia 7250 and 6610 and the resolutions of these phones are far better than that of the M55.
The 4096 color is very good although yellow tends to be dull. I've never seen any ghosting in the 5 weeks I have been using it.
I have to say the screen disappointed me, but what keeps me from changing it with a Nokia or other phones with better screens e.g. Samsung is the robust set of features that this tiny phone manages to pack especially the email client and GPRS class 8 which other budget phones lack. Speaking of budget, this phone is great in terms of value for money (better than most Nokia and Samsung if you're willing to compromise on the screen to get large amounts of features).Was this review helpful to you?
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