Conclusion: We are overall pleased with most of the changes that have been incorporated into the new VX8550. The phone has a more stylish look to it and weighs slightly less. The Touch-Sensitive Navigational Pad has been replaced by a Navigational Wheel, but moving the wheel for accessing menu selections can be troublesome. Because of this, we recommend pressing the wheel in the up, down, left, and right direction.
Pros: Improved look and style, compared to VX8500, Buttons are designed and laid out better, Better camera and more memory, 2.5mm stereo jack, Menus are more responsive
Cons: Moving the navigational wheel in a circle by your thumb doesn’t always work well, No Camera Flash or AutoFocus, Glossy Fingerprint Magnet Exterior