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Siemens M55 GSM phone review

Siemens is trying to make the most of the same platform across products, and the same goes for the Siemens M55. In the case of this device, we see a stripped-down version of Siemens S55, plus a youthful design. Functionally, the device does not have an infrared port, bluetooth, otherwise, it corresponds to Siemens S55. Let's talk about the design of the device and what category of users it is intended for.

The appearance of the M55 gives it a youth model, the designers gave the phone a sporty style to some extent. An instant comparison with the M35 model comes in, which was designed in a similar style. With the newer model M50, this device has nothing in common in appearance. The rounded body is diversified by well-defined keys, multi-colored inserts on the sides and back of the device. The model is available in several colors, all of them look attractive in one way or another, an extremely rare case.

Often, the question is asked about the M55 whether the case has protective properties. No, this model does not provide any additional protection against dust or splashes, it is a regular, standard case. It is the same size as the Siemens S55 (101x46x22 mm), but the device looks smaller than it actually is due to the successful combination of colors. No interchangeable panels are provided for this model, a rare exception from the current line of entry-level and mid-range devices. The weight of the phone is 83 grams, which, combined with the size, allows you to carry it anywhere. For lovers of laces, you need to pay attention that the mount is located under the battery cover, just like in Siemens S55. The lace itself is not included in the package.

The screen in this model is exactly the same as in the Siemens SL55 and differs from the Siemens S55 display for the better. The screen displays up to 4096 colors, has a resolution of 101×80 pixels, which allows you to display up to 5 lines of text and one service line. In the sun, the information is readable, the screen does not go completely blind. Due to the fact that the icons of the main menu have been redrawn for this device, a more successful graphic design has been made, the phone looks neater. Neatness is understood as the best display of information on the screen, there is no that number of roughnesses, as on other models. I would also like to note the fact that the display of 4096 colors is normal for this class of devices, the model does not look outdated. If for the business or fashion segment, this is not much, then for youth devices it is still normal.

The keyboard is made of plastic, there is a 4-way navigation key and two soft keys under the screen. The implementation of the keyboard in this model is extremely successful, despite the small size of the buttons, it is a pleasure to work with them, the phone is sensitive to pressing. The same applies to the number keys. The only downside is the left soft key, it is not always possible to press it the first time, sometimes you have to focus on it. This is the biggest disadvantage of the keyboard, otherwise it is comfortable.

The labels on the keys are small in size. Considering that the backlighting is orange, like the buttons themselves, it becomes clear why the font on the keys is not visible in all conditions.

There is a standard interface connector on the bottom end, a cable from Siemens S55 is suitable for it, you will need it if you want to synchronize data with a PC or use your phone as a modem.

It is interesting that the microphone is located right there, it is hidden in the recess. The microphone hole is also located on the back of the device. This should be remembered by those who like to hug the device, including the lower part (as it turned out, there are many such people), in this case you may not be heard.

On the back there is a connector for connecting an external antenna adapter. The back cover that covers the battery compartment has a vertical backlash, and then, if you move it on purpose. When using the device, this backlash is not felt in any way, so you should not pay attention to it.

The M55 comes with a 700 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, it can provide up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time. In the case of the Moscow MTS network, the phone worked for about 2 days with 30 minutes of calls and up to an hour of using other functions (games, organizer, etc.). With a smaller number of calls (up to 20 minutes), minimal use of other functions (up to 10 minutes, alarm), the device is able to work for about 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is just under 2 hours.

Completing the story about the appearance of the device, we need to dwell on the Dynamic Light function. There are LEDs on the sides of the phone, they flicker in standby mode. They can be turned off, which is probably a plus for those who are annoyed by the flickering of LEDs, for example, when the phone is on the https://tonaton.co.ke/c_makeup table in front of you. But on the other hand, for various events (message, call, low battery, alarm clock, etc.), you can assign your own version of the LEDs, they can smolder like the coals of a fire, or vice versa, quickly wink. There are several such work patterns, they are really interesting to work with. It is extremely rare to pay attention to such light warnings, the presence of LEDs on the sides is more of a feature designed to attract the eyes of others, they cope with this function.

As already mentioned, the icons of the main menu have been redesigned, but the organization and functionality of the menu has remained the same. The color scheme is well matched to the appearance of the phone, it creates a good impression. Here is an excerpt from the review of Siemens S55 with a description of all the functions of the device.

Phone book. Phone memory is shared dynamically across all applications, but there is a limit of 500 phone book names. For one name, you can record data such as last name and first name, main phone, work, mobile, two fax numbers, two postal addresses, link, company name, address (city, street, postal code, country). In addition to these fields, it is possible to enter a date of birth, turn on a warning about it. Plus, any name in the phone book can be associated with any graphic file Sports Equipment in Kiambu, both a photo and and just a picture.

For individual phone numbers in the entry of each name, you can create your own voice tags, there can be up to 20 of them.

All names can be divided into 9 groups, individual groups can be assigned their own ringtones.

Messages. Up to 100 messages can be stored in the phone's memory and again the memory is allocated dynamically, this should be kept in mind. The general list displays both messages from the phone memory and the SIM card, the latter are marked with the corresponding icon. You can create message templates, separate folders. The phone has MMS, the settings are quite simple, guided by the data of your operator, you will make them in 3-4 minutes. Naturally, it is better to turn on packet data and use it to deliver and receive multimedia messages, it will be cheaper.

When composing messages, I didn’t quite like the interface, you can’t quickly move between individual pages, you need to call the context menu, it’s already clear from it how many pages are in the message. A pleasant surprise were the warnings about the size of the message that are displayed when trying to send it. You must also specify the time during which the message can be delivered to the addressee (from an hour to eternity). If your carrier charges for message size, then this feature is important. MMS messages can be received manually or automatically, there is also an option for automatic receiving only in the home network, and not in roaming. Curiously, if the automatic mode is selected, the phone honestly warns that this method can sometimes be expensive.

The mail client supports up to 4 accounts, its capabilities are similar to what we saw in Siemens S45i.

Call lists. The last 10 dialed, 10 received and 10 missed calls are saved in the phone memory, time and date are indicated for each entry.

Profiles. Traditionally, you can configure how the phone will behave in various conditions (vibration, ringtones, etc.).

Organizer. The calendar itself is traditionally organized, there is a monthly view, you can switch to weekly view with an hourly grid display or to a daily schedule. Separate menu items allow you to view all events of a certain type, for example, appointments, notes, reminders. In total, up to 500 events can be stored in the organizer's memory.

From the organizer menu you can see the world time in major cities, a handy feature. There is also a voice recorder, the duration and number of recordings is limited solely by the free space in the phone's memory.

Card-Explorer. A utility for viewing the contents of flash memory reserved for user data. The total memory in the handset is 1.87 MB, initially available to the user is 946.44 KB, which is not as much as it seems at first glance. If you download a dozen tunes, a couple of Java games, take photos, then the memory fills up quickly.

Fun&Games. The wap-browser version 1.2.1 is located here, it was rather unexpected that version 2.0 is not presented in the phone. In some ways, the old version limits the functionality of the phone, there is no way to view more resources.

The standard package includes two Java games, this is a logical Wappo, in which you need to reach the exit faster than the monster catches up with you. In Extreme Game, you are driving a bike, making all kinds of somersaults in the air. The music that accompanies the toy is dynamic, the only downside is that the game takes a long time to load. In general, Java in phones from Siemens (S55, M55, SL55) does not work very fast, this is a minus.

Another standard application widely advertised by the company is Cubasis Mobile, a music editor that lets you mix four tracks. The received melodies can be saved in the phone's memory, sent to your friends along with messages. The possibilities of the editor are very limited, the melodies produced in it are of the same type and quickly become boring. In general, this is entertainment for a day, maybe two, then the editor can be safely deleted.

Extra. This menu contains functions such as a calculator, a currency converter, a stopwatch (with intermediate values), a countdown timer, an alarm clock (you can select individual days of the week). From the same menu there is access to voice commands, there can be up to 10 of them.

Siemens M55 supports remote data synchronization (SyncML), which allows you to save all the notes made on the phone, as well as contacts, on the server.

Settings. This menu contains everything that, one way or another, is related to the functionality of the phone. We will not dwell on individual menu items, we will only say that if there is no need for GPRS, it is better to disable the corresponding menu item, then the battery charge will last for a longer time. The use of packet transmission greatly affects the operating time, it can be almost halved (with the same number of calls).

My Menu. Traditionally, it is possible to create your own menu with the most frequently used items (up to 10 items out of 27 offered for selection).

Impressions

In terms of communication quality, the M55 model is a complete analogue of Siemens S55, there are no problems. The volume of the speaker is sufficient, you can hear the interlocutor well, however, as well as he you. The volume of the 16-tone polyphonic ringer has been increased compared to Siemens S55, which is a plus of the device. In a noisy street, the phone is not audible, but indoors you will certainly not miss a call. The vibrating alert also feels good, although you won't feel it out of your bag.

Russian deliveries are expected to start at the end of June, beginning of July. According to our assumptions, the cost of the device at the beginning of sales will be about $200. This is a high price for this device, a justified purchase will be at a price level of $150. Considering the company's flexible pricing policy and the rapid price reduction for new models, we should expect the Siemens M55 to fall in price within a couple of months. From now on, this model will become extremely popular, despite the higher price than competing devices. The advantage of the model is the presence of the original design, good functional richness. The absence of an infrared port cannot be attributed to shortcomings, since in this class its presence is still an exception rather than a rule. The model turned out to be successful for its class, in my opinion, it will repeat the success of Siemens M35.

Siemens M55 GSM phone review

Siemens is trying to make the most of the same platform across products, and the same goes for the Siemens M55. In the case of this device, we see a stripped-down version of Siemens S55, plus a youthful design. Functionally, the device does not have an infrared port, bluetooth, otherwise, it corresponds to Siemens S55. Let's talk about the design of the device and what category of users it is intended for.

The appearance of the M55 gives it a youth model, the designers gave the phone a sporty style to some extent. An instant comparison with the M35 model comes in, which was designed in a similar style. With the newer model M50, this device has nothing in common in appearance. The rounded body is diversified by well-defined keys, multi-colored inserts on the sides and back of the device. The model is available in several colors, all of them look attractive in one way or another, an extremely rare case.

The question often asked about the M55 is whether the hull has protective properties. No, this model does not provide any additional protection against dust or splashes, it is a regular, standard case. It is the same size as the Siemens S55 (101x46x22 mm), but the device looks smaller than it actually is due to the successful combination of colors. No interchangeable panels are provided for this model, a rare exception from the current line of entry-level and mid-range devices. The weight of the phone is 83 grams, combined with its size, it allows you to carry it anywhere. For lovers of laces, you need to pay attention that the mount is located under the battery cover, just like in Siemens S55. The lace itself is not included in the package.

The screen in this model is exactly the same as in the Siemens SL55 and differs from the Siemens S55 display for the better. The screen displays up to 4096 colors, has a resolution of 101×80 pixels, which allows you to display up to 5 lines of text and one service line. In the sun, the information is readable, the screen does not go completely blind. Due to the fact that the icons of the main menu have been redrawn for this device, a more successful graphic design has been made, the phone looks neater. Neatness is understood as the best display of information on the screen, there is no that number of roughnesses, as on other models. I would also like to note the fact that the display of 4096 colors is normal for this class of devices, the model does not look outdated. If for the business or fashion segment, this is not much, then for youth devices it is still normal.

The keyboard is made of plastic, there is a 4-way navigation key and two soft keys under the screen. The implementation of the keyboard in this model is extremely successful, despite the small size of the buttons, it is a pleasure to work with them, the phone is sensitive to pressing. The same applies to the number keys. The only downside is the left soft key, it is not always possible to press it the first time, sometimes you have to focus on it. This is the biggest disadvantage of the keyboard, otherwise it is comfortable.

The labels on the keys are small in size. Considering that the backlighting is orange, like the buttons themselves, it becomes clear why the font on the keys is not visible in all conditions.

There is a standard interface connector on the bottom end, a cable from Siemens S55 is suitable for it, you will need it if you want to synchronize data with a PC or use your phone as a modem.

It is interesting that the microphone is located right there, it is hidden in the recess. The microphone hole is also located on the back of the device. This should be remembered by those who like to hug the device, including the lower part (as it turned out, there are many such people), in this case you may not be heard.

On the back there is a connector for connecting an external antenna adapter. The back cover that covers the battery compartment has a vertical backlash, and then, if you move it on purpose. When using the device, this backlash is not felt in any way, so you should not pay attention to it.

The M55 comes with a 700 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, it can provide up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time. In the case of the Moscow MTS network, the phone worked for about 2 days with 30 minutes of calls and up to an hour of using other functions (games, organizer, etc.). With a smaller number of calls (up to 20 minutes), minimal use of other functions (up to 10 minutes, alarm), the device is able to work for about 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is just under 2 hours.

Completing the story about the appearance of the device, we need to dwell on the Dynamic Light function. There are LEDs on the sides of the phone, they flicker in standby mode. They can be turned off, which is probably a plus for those who are annoyed by the flickering of LEDs, for example, when the phone is on the table in front of you. But on the other hand, for various events (message, call, low battery, alarm clock, etc.), you can assign your own version of the LEDs, they can smolder like the coals of a fire, or vice versa, quickly wink. There are several such work patterns, they are really interesting to work with. It is extremely rare to pay attention to such light warnings, the presence of LEDs on the sides is more of a feature designed to attract the eyes of others, they cope with this function.

As already mentioned, the icons of the main menu have been redesigned, but the organization and functionality of the menu has remained the same. The color scheme is well matched to the appearance of the phone, it creates a good impression. Here is an excerpt from the review of Siemens S55 with a description of all the functions of the device.

Phone book. Phone memory is shared dynamically across all applications, but there is a limit of 500 phone book names. For one name, you can record data such as last name and first name, main phone, work, mobile, two fax numbers, two postal addresses, link, company name, address (city, street, postal code, country). In addition to these fields, it is possible to enter a date of birth, turn on a warning about it. Plus, any name in the phone book can be associated with any graphic file Sports Equipment in Kiambu, both a photo and and just a picture.

For individual phone numbers in the entry of each name, you can create your own voice tags, there can be up to 20 of them.

All names can be divided into 9 groups, individual groups can be assigned their own ringtones.

Messages. Up to 100 messages can be stored in the phone's memory and again the memory is allocated dynamically, this should be kept in mind. The general list displays both messages from the phone memory and the SIM card, the latter are marked with the corresponding icon. You can create message templates, separate folders. The phone has MMS, the settings are quite simple, guided by the data of your operator, you will make them in 3-4 minutes. Naturally, it is better to turn on packet data and use it to deliver and receive multimedia messages, it will be cheaper.

When composing messages, I didn’t quite like the interface, you can’t quickly move between individual pages, you need to call the context menu, it’s already clear from it how many pages are in the message. A pleasant surprise were the warnings about the size of the message that are displayed when trying to send it. You must also specify the time during which the message can be delivered to the addressee (from an hour to eternity). If your carrier charges for message size, then this feature is important. MMS messages can be received manually or automatically, there is also an option for automatic receiving only in the home network, and not in roaming. Curiously, if the automatic mode is selected, the phone honestly warns that this method can sometimes be expensive.

The mail client supports up to 4 accounts, its capabilities are similar to what we saw in Siemens S45i.

Call lists. The last 10 dialed, 10 received and 10 missed calls are saved in the phone memory, time and date are indicated for each entry.

Profiles. Traditionally, you can configure how the phone will behave in various conditions (vibration, ringtones, etc.).

Organizer. The calendar itself is traditionally organized, there is a monthly view, you can switch to weekly view with an hourly grid display or to a daily schedule. Separate menu items allow you to view all events of a certain type, for example, appointments, notes, reminders. In total, up to 500 events can be stored in the organizer's memory.

From the organizer menu you can see the world time in major cities, a handy feature. There is also a voice recorder, the duration and number of recordings is limited solely by the free space in the phone's memory.

Card-Explorer. A utility for viewing the contents of flash memory reserved for user data. The total memory in the handset is 1.87 MB, initially available to the user is 946.44 KB, which is not as much as it seems at first glance. If you download a dozen tunes, a couple of Java games, take photos, then the memory fills up quickly.

Fun&Games. The wap-browser version 1.2.1 is located here, it was rather unexpected that version 2.0 is not presented in the phone. In some ways, the old version limits the functionality of the phone, there is no way to view more resources.

The standard package includes two Java games, this is a logical Wappo, in which you need to reach the exit faster than the monster catches up with you. In Extreme Game, you are driving a bike, making all kinds of somersaults in the air. The music that accompanies the toy is dynamic, the only downside is that the game takes a long time to load. In general, Java in phones from Siemens (S55, M55, SL55) does not work very fast, this is a minus.

Another standard application widely advertised by the company is Cubasis Mobile, a music editor that lets you mix four tracks. The received melodies can be saved in the phone's memory, sent to your friends along with messages. The possibilities of the editor are very limited, the melodies produced in it are of the same type and quickly become boring. In general, this is entertainment for a day, maybe two, then the editor can be safely deleted.

Extra. This menu contains functions such as a calculator, a currency converter, a stopwatch (with intermediate values), a countdown timer, an alarm clock (you can select individual days of the week). From the same menu there is access to voice commands, there can be up to 10 of them.

Siemens M55 supports remote data synchronization (SyncML), which allows you to save all the notes made on the phone, as well as contacts, on the server.

Settings. This menu contains everything that, one way or another, is related to the functionality of the phone. We will not dwell on individual menu items, we will only say that if there is no need for GPRS, it is better to disable the corresponding menu item, then the battery charge will last for a longer time. The use of packet transmission greatly affects the operating time, it can be almost halved (with the same number of calls).

My Menu. Traditionally, it is possible to create your own menu with the most frequently used items (up to 10 items out of 27 offered for selection).

Impressions

In terms of communication quality, the M55 model is a complete analogue of Siemens S55, there are no problems. The volume of the speaker is sufficient, you can hear the interlocutor well, however, as well as he you. The volume of the 16-tone polyphonic ringer has been increased compared to Siemens S55, which is a plus of the device. In a noisy street, the phone is not audible, but indoors you will certainly not miss a call. The vibrating alert also feels good, although you won't feel it out of your bag.

Russian deliveries are expected to start at the end of June, beginning of July. According to our assumptions, the cost of the device at the beginning of sales will be about $200. This is a high price for this device, a justified purchase will be at a price level of $150. Considering the company's flexible pricing policy and the rapid price reduction for new models, we should expect the Siemens M55 to fall in price within a couple of months. From now on, this model will become extremely popular, despite the higher price than competing devices. The advantage of the model is the presence of the original design, good functional richness. The absence of an infrared port cannot be attributed to shortcomings, since in this class its presence is still an exception rather than a rule. The model turned out to be successful for its class, in my opinion, it will repeat the success of Siemens M35.

Siemens M55 GSM phone review

Siemens is trying to make the most of the same platform across products, and the same goes for the Siemens M55. In the case of this device, we see a stripped-down version of Siemens S55, plus a youthful design. Functionally, the device does not have an infrared port, bluetooth, otherwise, it corresponds to Siemens S55. Let's talk about the design of the device and what category of users it is intended for.

The appearance of the M55 gives it a youth model, the designers gave the phone a sporty style to some extent. An immediate comparison comes with the M35 model, which was designed in a similar style. With the newer model M50, this device has nothing in common in appearance. The rounded body is diversified by well-defined keys, multi-colored inserts on the sides and back of the device. The model is available in several colors, all of them look attractive in one way or another, an extremely rare case.

The question often asked about the M55 is whether the hull has protective properties. No, this model does not provide any additional protection against dust or splashes, it is a regular, standard case. It is the same size as the Siemens S55 (101x46x22 mm), but the device looks smaller than it actually is due to the successful combination of colors. No interchangeable panels are provided for this model, a rare exception from the current line of entry-level and mid-range devices. The weight of the phone is 83 grams, combined with its size, it allows you to carry it anywhere. For lovers of laces, you need to pay attention that the mount is located under the battery cover, just like in Siemens S55. The lace itself is not included in the package.

The screen in this model is exactly the same as in the Siemens SL55 and differs from the Siemens S55 display for the better. The screen displays up to 4096 colors, has a resolution of 101×80 pixels, which allows you to display up to 5 lines of text and one service line. In the sun, the information is readable, the screen does not go completely blind. Due to the fact that the icons of the main menu have been redrawn for this device, a more successful graphic design has been made, the phone looks neater. Neatness is understood as the best display of information on the screen, there is no that number of roughnesses, as on other models. I would also like to note the fact that the display of 4096 colors is normal for this class of devices, the model does not look outdated. If for the business or fashion segment, this is not much, then for youth devices it is still normal.

The keyboard is made of plastic, there is a 4-way navigation key and two soft keys under the screen. The implementation of the keyboard in this model is extremely successful, despite the small size of the buttons, it is a pleasure to work with them, the phone is sensitive to pressing. The same applies to the number keys. The only downside is the left soft key, it is not always possible to press it the first time, sometimes you have to focus on it. This is the biggest disadvantage of the keyboard, otherwise it is comfortable.

The labels on the keys are small in size. Considering that the backlighting is orange, like the buttons themselves, it becomes clear why the font on the keys is not visible in all conditions.

There is a standard interface connector on the bottom end, a cable from Siemens S55 is suitable for it, you will need it if you want to synchronize data with a PC or use your phone as a modem.

It is interesting that the microphone is located right there, it is hidden in the recess. The microphone hole is also located on the back of the device. This should be remembered by those who like to hug the device, including the lower part (as it turned out, there are many such people), in this case you may not be heard.

On the back there is a connector for connecting an external antenna adapter. The back cover that covers the battery compartment has a vertical backlash, and then, if you move it on purpose. When using the device, this backlash is not felt in any way, so you should not pay attention to it.

The M55 comes with a 700 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, it can provide up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time. In the case of the Moscow MTS network, the phone worked for about 2 days with 30 minutes of calls and up to an hour of using other functions (games, organizer, etc.). With a smaller number of calls (up to 20 minutes), minimal use of other functions (up to 10 minutes, alarm), the device is able to work for about 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is just under 2 hours.

Completing the story about the appearance of the device, we need to dwell on the Dynamic Light function. There are LEDs on the sides of the phone, they flicker in standby mode. They can be turned off, which is probably a plus for those who are annoyed by the flickering of LEDs, for example, when the phone is on the table in front of you. But on the other hand, for various events (message, call, low battery, alarm clock, etc.), you can assign your own version of the LEDs, they can smolder like the coals of a fire, or vice versa, quickly wink. There are several such work patterns, they are really interesting to work with. It is extremely rare to pay attention to such light warnings, the presence of LEDs on the sides is more of a feature designed to attract the eyes of others, they cope with this function.

As already mentioned, the icons of the main menu have been redesigned, but the organization and functionality of the menu has remained the same. The color scheme is well matched to the appearance of the phone, it creates a good impression. Here is an excerpt from the review of Siemens S55 with a description of all the functions of the device.

Phone book. Phone memory is shared dynamically across all applications, but there is a limit of 500 phone book names. For one name, you can record data such as last name and first name, main phone, work, mobile, two fax numbers, two postal addresses, link, company name, address (city, street, postal code, country). In addition to these fields, it is possible to enter a date of birth, turn on a warning about it. Plus, any name in the phone book can be associated with any graphic file Sports Equipment in Kiambu, both a photo and and just a picture.

For individual phone numbers in the entry of each name, you can create your own voice tags, there can be up to 20 of them.

All names can be divided into 9 groups, individual groups can be assigned their own ringtones.

Messages. Up to 100 messages can be stored in the phone's memory and again the memory is allocated dynamically, this should be kept in mind. The general list displays both messages from the phone memory and the SIM card, the latter are marked with the corresponding icon. You can create message templates, separate folders. The phone has MMS, the settings are quite simple, guided by the data of your operator, you can make them in 3-4 minutes. Naturally, it is better to turn on packet data and use it to deliver and receive multimedia messages, it will be cheaper.

When composing messages, I didn’t quite like the interface, you can’t quickly move between individual pages, you need to call the context menu, it’s already clear from it how many pages are in the message. A pleasant surprise was the warning about the size of the message, displayed when trying to send it. You must also specify the time during which the message can be delivered to the addressee (from an hour to eternity). If your carrier charges for message size, then this feature is important. MMS messages can be received manually or automatically, there is also an option for automatic receiving only in the home network, and not in roaming. Curiously, if the automatic mode is selected, the phone honestly warns that this method can sometimes be expensive.

The mail client supports up to 4 accounts, its capabilities are similar to what we saw in Siemens S45i.

Call lists. The last 10 dialed, 10 received and 10 missed calls are saved in the phone memory, time and date are indicated for each entry.

Profiles. Traditionally, you can configure how the phone will behave in various conditions (vibration, ringtones, etc.).

Organizer. The calendar itself is traditionally organized, there is a monthly view, you can switch to weekly view with an hourly grid display or to a daily schedule. Separate menu items allow you to view all events of a certain type, for example, appointments, notes, reminders. In total, up to 500 events can be stored in the organizer's memory.

From the organizer menu you can see the world time in major cities, a handy feature. There is also a voice recorder, the duration and number of recordings is limited solely by the free space in the phone's memory.

Card-Explorer. A utility for viewing the contents of flash memory reserved for user data. The total memory in the handset is 1.87 MB, initially available to the user is 946.44 KB, which is not as much as it seems at first glance. If you download a dozen tunes, a couple of Java games, take photos, then the memory fills up quickly.

Fun&Games. The wap-browser version 1.2.1 is located here, it was rather unexpected that version 2.0 is not presented in the phone. In some ways, the old version limits the functionality of the phone, there is no way to view more resources.

The standard package includes two Java games, this is a logical Wappo, in which you need to reach the exit faster than the monster catches up with you. In Extreme Game, you are driving a bike, making all kinds of somersaults in the air. The music that accompanies the toy is dynamic, the only downside is that the game takes a long time to load. In general, Java in phones from Siemens (S55, M55, SL55) does not work very fast, this is a minus.

Another standard application widely advertised by the company is Cubasis Mobile, a music editor that lets you mix four tracks. The received melodies can be saved in the phone's memory, sent to your friends along with messages. The possibilities of the editor are very limited, the melodies produced in it are of the same type and quickly become boring. In general, this is entertainment for a day, maybe two, then the editor can be safely deleted.

Extra. This menu contains functions such as a calculator, a currency converter, a stopwatch (with intermediate values), a countdown timer, an alarm clock (you can select individual days of the week). From the same menu there is access to voice commands, there can be up to 10 of them.

Siemens M55 supports remote data synchronization (SyncML), which allows you to save all the notes made on the phone, as well as contacts, on the server.

Settings. This menu contains everything that, one way or another, is related to the functionality of the phone. We will not dwell on individual menu items, we will only say that if there is no need for GPRS, it is better to disable the corresponding menu item, then the battery charge will last for a longer time. The use of packet transmission greatly affects the operating time, it can be almost halved (with the same number of calls).

My Menu. Traditionally, it is possible to create your own menu with the most frequently used items (up to 10 items out of 27 offered for selection).

Impressions

In terms of communication quality, the M55 model is a complete analogue of Siemens S55, there are no problems. The volume of the speaker is sufficient, you can hear the interlocutor well, however, as well as he you. The volume of the 16-tone polyphonic ringer has been increased compared to Siemens S55, which is a plus of the device. In a noisy street, the phone is not audible, but indoors you will certainly not miss a call. The vibrating alert also feels good, although you won't feel it out of your bag.

Russian deliveries are expected to start at the end of June, beginning of July. According to our assumptions, the cost of the device at the beginning of sales will be about $200. This is a high price for this device, a justified purchase will be at a price level of $150. Considering the company's flexible pricing policy and the rapid price reduction for new models, we should expect the Siemens M55 to fall in price within a couple of months. From now on, this model will become extremely popular, despite the higher price than competing devices. The advantage of the model is the presence of the original design, good functional richness. The absence of an infrared port cannot be attributed to shortcomings, since in this class its presence is still an exception rather than a rule. The model turned out to be successful for its class, in my opinion, it will repeat the success of Siemens M35.

Siemens M55 GSM phone review

Siemens is trying to make the most of the same platform across products, and the same goes for the Siemens M55. In the case of this device, we see a stripped-down version of Siemens S55, plus a youthful design. Functionally, the device does not have an infrared port, bluetooth, otherwise, it corresponds to Siemens S55. Let's talk about the design of the device and what category of users it is intended for.

The appearance of the M55 gives it a youth model, the designers gave the phone a sporty style to some extent. An instant comparison with the M35 model comes in, which was designed in a similar style. With the newer model M50, this device has nothing in common in appearance. The rounded body is diversified by well-defined keys, multi-colored inserts on the sides and back of the device. The model is available in several colors, all of them look attractive in one way or another, an extremely rare case.

The question often asked about the M55 is whether the hull has protective properties. No, this model does not provide any additional protection against dust or splashes, it is a regular, standard case. It is the same size as the Siemens S55 (101x46x22 mm), but the device looks smaller than it actually is due to the successful combination of colors. No interchangeable panels are provided for this model, a rare exception from the current line of entry-level and mid-range devices. The weight of the phone is 83 grams, combined with its size, it allows you to carry it anywhere. For lovers of laces, you need to pay attention that the mount is located under the battery cover, just like in Siemens S55. The lace itself is not included in the package.

The screen in this model is exactly the same as in the Siemens SL55 and differs from the Siemens S55 display for the better. The screen displays up to 4096 colors, has a resolution of 101×80 pixels, which allows you to display up to 5 lines of text and one service line. In the sun, the information is readable, the screen does not go completely blind. Due to the fact that the icons of the main menu have been redrawn for this device, a more successful graphic design has been made, the phone looks neater. Neatness is understood as the best display of information on the screen, there is no that number of roughnesses, as on other models. I would also like to note the fact that the display of 4096 colors is normal for this class of devices, the model does not look outdated. If for the business or fashion segment, this is not much, then for youth devices it is still normal.

The keyboard is made of plastic, there is a 4-way navigation key and two soft keys under the screen. The implementation of the keyboard in this model is extremely successful, despite the small size of the buttons, it is a pleasure to work with them, the phone is sensitive to pressing. The same applies to the number keys. The only downside is the left soft key, it is not always possible to press it the first time, sometimes you have to focus on it. This is the biggest disadvantage of the keyboard, otherwise it is comfortable.

The labels on the keys are small in size. Considering that the backlighting is orange, like the buttons themselves, it becomes clear why the font on the keys is not visible in all conditions.

There is a standard interface connector on the bottom end, a cable from Siemens S55 is suitable for it, you will need it if you want to synchronize data with a PC or use your phone as a modem.

It is interesting that the microphone is located right there, it is hidden in the recess. The microphone hole is also located on the back of the device. This should be remembered by those who like to hug the device, including the lower part (as it turned out, there are many such people), in this case you may not be heard.

On the back there is a connector for connecting an external antenna adapter. The back cover covering the battery compartment has a vertical backlash, and then, if you move it on purpose. When using the device, this backlash is not felt in any way, so you should not pay attention to it.

The M55 comes with a 700 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, it can provide up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time. In the case of the Moscow MTS network, the phone worked for about 2 days with 30 minutes of calls and up to an hour of using other functions (games, organizer, etc.). With a smaller number of calls (up to 20 minutes), minimal use of other functions (up to 10 minutes, alarm), the device is able to work for about 4 days. It takes just under 2 hours to fully charge the battery.

Completing the story about the appearance of the device, we need to dwell on the Dynamic Light function. There are LEDs on the side surfaces of the phone, they flicker in standby mode. They can be turned off, which is probably a plus for those who are annoyed by the flickering of LEDs, for example, when the phone is on the table in front of you. But on the other hand, for various events (message, call, low battery, alarm clock, etc.), you can assign your own version of the LEDs, they can smolder like the coals of a fire, or vice versa, quickly wink. There are several such work patterns, they are really interesting to work with. It is extremely rare to pay attention to such light warnings, the presence of LEDs on the sides is more of a feature designed to attract the eyes of others, they cope with this function.

As already mentioned, the icons of the main menu have been redesigned, but the organization and functionality of the menu has remained the same. The color scheme is well matched to the appearance of the phone, it creates a good impression. Here is an excerpt from the review of Siemens S55 with a description of all the functions of the device.

Phone book. The phone's memory is shared dynamically across all applications, but there is a limit of 500 phonebook names. For one name, you can record data such as last name and first name, main phone, work, mobile, two fax numbers, two postal addresses, link, company name, address (city, street, postal code, country). In addition to these fields, it is possible to enter a date of birth, turn on a warning about it. Plus, any name in the phone book can be associated with any Sports Equipment in Kiambu graphic file, either a photo or just a picture.

Phone book. The phone's memory is shared dynamically across all applications, but there is a limit of 500 phonebook names. For one name, you can record data such as last name and first name, main phone, work, mobile, two fax numbers, two postal addresses, link, company name, address (city, street, postal code, country). In addition to these fields, it is possible to enter a date of birth, turn on a warning about it. Plus, any name in the phone book can be associated with any graphic file Sports Equipment in Kiambu Sports Equipment in Kiambu , as a photograph, and just a picture.

For individual phone numbers in the entry of each name, you can create your own voice tags, there can be up to 20 of them.

All names can be divided into 9 groups, individual groups can be assigned their own ringtones.

Messages. Up to 100 messages can be stored in the phone's memory and again the memory is allocated dynamically, this should be kept in mind. The general list displays both messages from the phone memory and the SIM card, the latter are marked with the corresponding icon. You can create message templates, separate folders. The phone has MMS, the settings are quite simple, guided by the data of your operator, you can make them in 3-4 minutes. Naturally, it is better to turn on packet data and use it to deliver and receive multimedia messages, it will be cheaper.

When composing messages, I didn’t quite like the interface, you can’t quickly move between individual pages, you need to call the context menu, it’s already clear from it how many pages are in the message. A pleasant surprise was the warning about the size of the message, displayed when trying to send it. You must also specify the time during which the message can be delivered to the addressee (from an hour to eternity). If your carrier charges for message size, then this feature is important. MMS messages can be received manually or automatically, there is also an option for automatic receiving only in the home network, and not in roaming. Curiously, if the automatic mode is selected, the phone honestly warns that this method can sometimes be expensive.

The mail client supports up to 4 accounts, its capabilities are similar to what we saw in Siemens S45i.

Call lists. The last 10 dialed, 10 received and 10 missed calls are saved in the phone memory, time and date are indicated for each entry.

Profiles. Traditionally, you can configure how the phone will behave in various conditions (vibration, ringtones, etc.).

Organizer. The calendar itself is traditionally organized, there is a monthly view, you can switch to weekly view with an hourly grid display or to a daily schedule. Separate menu items allow you to view all events of a certain type, for example, appointments, notes, reminders. In total, up to 500 events can be stored in the organizer's memory.

From the organizer menu you can see the world time in major cities, a handy feature. There is also a voice recorder, the duration and number of recordings is limited solely by the free space in the phone's memory.

Card Explorer. A utility for viewing the contents of the flash memory reserved for user data. The total memory in the handset is 1.87 MB, initially available to the user is 946.44 KB, which is not as much as it seems at first glance. If you download a dozen tunes, a couple of Java games, take photos, then the memory fills up quickly.

Fun&Games. The wap-browser version 1.2.1 is located here, it was rather unexpected that version 2.0 is not presented in the phone. In some ways, the old version limits the functionality of the phone, there is no way to view more resources.

The standard package includes two Java games, this is a logical Wappo, in which you need to reach the exit faster than the monster catches up with you. In Extreme Game, you are driving a bike, making all kinds of somersaults in the air. The music that accompanies the toy is dynamic, the only downside is that the game takes a long time to load. In general, Java in phones from Siemens (S55, M55, SL55) does not work very fast, this is a minus.

Another standard application widely advertised by the company is Cubasis Mobile, a music editor that lets you mix four tracks. The received melodies can be saved in the phone's memory, sent to your friends along with messages. The possibilities of the editor are very limited, the melodies produced in it are of the same type and quickly become boring. In general, this is entertainment for a day, maybe two, then the editor can be safely deleted.

Extra. This menu contains functions such as a calculator, a currency converter, a stopwatch (with intermediate values), a countdown timer, an alarm clock (you can select individual days of the week). From the same menu there is access to voice commands, there can be up to 10 of them.

Siemens M55 supports remote data synchronization (SyncML), which allows you to save all the notes made on the phone, as well as contacts, on the server.

Settings. This menu contains everything that, one way or another, is related to the functionality of the phone. We will not dwell on individual menu items, we will only say that if there is no need for GPRS, it is better to disable the corresponding menu item, then the battery charge will last for a longer time. The use of packet transmission greatly affects the operating time, it can be almost halved (with the same number of calls).

My menu. Traditionally, it is possible to create your own menu with the most frequently used items (up to 10 items out of 27 offered for selection).

Impressions

In terms of communication quality, the M55 model is a complete analogue of Siemens S55, there are no problems. The volume of the speaker is sufficient, you can hear the interlocutor well, however, as well as he you. The volume of the 16-tone polyphonic ringer has been increased compared to Siemens S55, which is a plus of the device. In a noisy street, the phone is not audible, but indoors you will certainly not miss a call. The vibrating alert also feels good, although you won't feel it out of your bag.

Russian deliveries are expected to start at the end of June, beginning of July. According to our assumptions, the cost of the device at the beginning of sales will be about $200. This is a high price for this device, the purchase will be justified at the price level of $150. Considering the company's flexible pricing policy and the rapid price reduction for new models, we should expect the Siemens M55 to drop in price within a couple of months. From now on, this model will become extremely popular, despite the higher price than competing devices. The advantage of the model is the presence of the original design, good functional richness. The absence of an infrared port cannot be attributed to shortcomings, since in this class its presence is still an exception rather than a rule. The model turned out to be successful for its class, in my opinion, it will repeat the success of Siemens M35.

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