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MIO Spirit 480EU

MIO Spirit 480EU
alaScore 77

21 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of MIO Spirit 480EU. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The size also gets good comments, but many are negative about the screen and route planning.

usability, size, price

route planning, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the MIO Spirit 480EU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MIO Spirit 480EU from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the price. The size is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the usability.

size, price


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MIO Spirit 480 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps MIO Spirit 480 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Can't fault it


We bought a Navman prior to this for the easy interface and quick find POI like fuel and parking. Now that device is no longer supported for map upgrades we went for the Mio, it has the same features, a very easy to understand and clear screen as well...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (



Great price. Super product. Excellent all round purchase and service. Recommended.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in


Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:140 x 272 / 480 x 272
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Channels quantity:20

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck:No / Yes


Map coverage:Western Europe
Map view options:3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory type:RAM
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:2
RAM capacity:128
Storage media type:Flash


Address input:City, House number, Street
Electronic compass: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service: No
Road signs: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Trip computer: Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRFstar III / SiRFstar III with InstantFixII / SiRFstarIII/InstantFixII
Internal memory:128
Storage Capacity:2048

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):6.1 x 3.03 x 5.31

Ports & interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Built-in processor:Samsung 6443
Processor:Samsung 6443
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:Samsung 6443


Bundled software:Spirit QuickStart

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Interface Type:Touch Screen

Weight & Dimensions