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Sony Xperia miro / Sony ST23i / Sony ST23a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 965 reviews of Sony Xperia miro / Sony ST23i / Sony ST23a. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reception.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia miro / Sony ST23i / Sony ST23a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia miro review: You too

 

In a world full of phones you wish you could afford, the Sony Xperia miro is one you don't have to wish too hard for. In honesty, Sony didn't work themselves too hard, but when you're putting together a portfolio from scratch, you want it built on...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 16M-color LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) at around 165 ppi ; Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ; 800 MHz...

Middling screen quality ; Non-hot-swappable microSD slot ; No hardware shutter key ; No DivX/XviD support ; Occasional lags in the user interface ; Mediocre audio output

The Sony Xperia miro is made exactly by the book - just not sure whose book it is. It seems all major manufacturers have near identical offers in the Android low-end. And while Sony is only catching up, some makers have had the time to perfect the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia miro Review

 

Let's say you are a young, socially active individual who is looking for a decent smartphone, but isn't quite ready to drop a boatload of cash on one. Well, the Sony Xperia miro, which we are reviewing today, is made just for you then. It is a low-end...

Responsive interface ; Takes good photos for its class ; Compact

The screen is of below average quality ; Web browser is laggy

Now that we've gone over its pros and cons, we can safely conclude that the Sony Xperia miro is worthy of bearing our seal of approval. It earned our sympathies with its responsiveness and decent main camera, which are features not often seen on...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Sony Xperia Miro Android Smartphone Review

 

In the last year or so Sony have been, at quite a pace, completely refreshing their smartphone image and hardware. Gone is the Ericrsson branding and two generations of high end handset have now been released, starting with the Xperia S early this year...

It is easy for a manufacturer to fall into a number of traps when desiging a low cost handset, leading to a device which looks or feels very cheap… or performs terribly whether that is because the CPU is lacking or because storage is so low that we run...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Unboxing the Sony Xperia Miro

 

We got the very budget-friendly, recently launched Sony Xperia Miro in the house this week. It’s a pretty basic phone but I’m still excited to...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia Miro Android phone (preview)

 

Sony has been criticised for releasing smartphones running outdated Android software, but the Xperia Miro can't be accused of that. This basic, budget...

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ; Likely to be cheap ; Front-facing camera

Low resolution display ; No Australian ETA

The Sony Xperia Miro is a basic, budget handset targeted at pre-paid buyers. Its specifications won't blow anyone away, but the Xperia Miro will come with Google's latest 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Miro

 

Sony's Xperia Miro may be affordable, but its performance can disappoint.

Good build quality, Long battery life, Good call quality, Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

Price is high for the specification, Small, low resolution screen, Limited memory for storage

May, 2013

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Miro pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has yet another smartphone for us to take a peek at. In what seems like a line up more complex than discovering the Higgs Boson, the Xperia Miro is

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Miro review

 

Sony's second budget handset in as many months - does it do enough to stand out?

Long battery life ; Great music player ; Great for calls and messaging ; Strong connectivity options

Poor screen ; Terrible video recording ; Sluggish performance ; Cheap build ; Little storage

It seems like only yesterday that we were putting the Sony Xperia Tipo through its paces, but here already, with just the smallest of spec boosts, is the Sony Xperia Miro.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Xperia Miro Android phone (preview)

 

Sony Xperia Miro preview: Sony offering a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich for budget buyers

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ; Likely to be cheap ; Front-facing camera

Low resolution display ; No Australian ETA

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Miro Review: In Depth

 

We review the Sony Xperia Miro. It's like a Sony Xperia Tipo, only a little more premium, a little more shiny and a little more imposing.

2GB onboard storage

Mediocre call quality

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance:1500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:36 / 36.3 / 36.5
Continuous video playback time:8
Standby time (2G):470
Standby time (3G):545
Talk time (2G):5
Talk time (3G):6

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Gold, White / Black, Pink / Black, White / Gold, White / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch resistant

Display

3D playback: Yes
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat:No / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AMR-NB, 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM / eAAC+, MP3, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,MP4 / H.262,H.263,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MP4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 850, 900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA,UMTS / HSUPA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 152-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WPA / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Standby Time:470
Talk Time:5
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:N / Y
Wireless connections:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) / 4.0 ICS
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 7225 / MSM 7225A
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor model:MSM 7225 / MSM 7225A

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) / 4.0 ICS
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:0.5 / 512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 2.34
Height:0.39 / 4.45
Weight:3.88
Width:2.34 / 4.45