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Sony Ericsson K750i vs W550i

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by mogwai, 25 Jan 2006.

  1. mogwai


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 960

    Sony Ericsson K750i vs W550i

    I am looking at changing my current Samsung D500. I am looking at the above 2 phones. As far as I can see the W550i is the same phone as the K750i, except that the K750 has a better camera and removable storage and less internal memory.

    Am I correct in thinking that these are the only differences?

    I was thinking of getting the T-mobile MDA Vario but for an upgrade they want £140
  2. jhmaeng

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 2,060

    Location: London, UK

    It could be a small issue, but for me it is increasingly making me dislike my K750i - the joystick. W550i uses a D-pad instead of a joystick so that's one less thing to go wrong.

    I'd suggest you try the swivel form factor of the W550i in a shop somewhere, just to make sure you get along with it. Some people love it, others can't bear it.
  3. Si MPS


    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 894

    Location: Manchester

    The K750i annoys me, because its the 2nd phone SE phone i've had where the joystick has bust.
  4. Dange


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 272

    Joystick on my k750i is starting to go, same with my mates. Thats only 5 months into the contract which is very annoying. Same happened with my t610 back in the day.

    Apart from that, a very good phone.
  5. Munday


    Joined: 3 Jan 2004

    Posts: 354

    My jostick has bust too and I am just fed up of them! this is my first SE phone and it will be my last. Can't beat Nokia for quality and reliability.
  6. v0n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,031

    Location: The Great Lines Of Defence

    I think SE dropped joysticks in all new phones to arrive this year. Out of curiosity - how old are your K750i's with busted joysticks? I hear the new batch, in stores since December is supposed be better done, tougher materials, no squeeking..
  7. jhmaeng

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 2,060

    Location: London, UK

    Well, a broken joystick will be covered under warranty but I just can't be arsed to be left without my phone for however long they decide to take... :/
  8. Joobs


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 488

    Location: Brighton

    i asked this not long ago.

    bascially the K750i has a better camera, and the w550i has more memory as standard. I went with the K750i as i thought it looked better and I wanted a decent camera.
  9. lmfy2k


    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,809

    Location: Manchester

    my joystick strated to mess up aswel, i find that it sometimes doesnt want to move down,

    have any of yoi tried using an "air can" to spray in and around the joystick? maybe its just dust over the contacts?
  10. Jonners


    Joined: 22 Nov 2002

    Posts: 17,679

    Location: Wherever I want to be

    Just get a w800 and have done with.