Sony’s refocused its efforts on making mobile phones in a big way. The Sony Xperia range of Android smartphones is ever increasing, and the latest entrant in this series is the Xperia Miro – an affordable Android-based phone. With a 3.5-inch display, it’s big enough to use Android conveniently, but easy to pocket. Let’s take a look at what makes this phone tick.
At first glance, we were thrilled with its solid build, which gave the phone an expensive look. It isn’t quite light, weighing 110 grams, but does feel sturdy to hold. The Xperia Miro is powered by an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor and 512 MB of RAM, which does seem a little on the lower side. But, when you consider its pricing at around Rs. 15,000, it feels adequate. It has an inbuilt storage of 4 GB and also comes with a microSD card slot if you wish to increase the device’s memory.
The Xperia Miro comes with a nice 5 MP camera in the rear as well as a front-facing VGA camera. It is also equipped with an LED flash to capture pictures comfortably in low-light conditions. Inside the phone is a 1500 mAh battery that promises a talktime of 6 hours on 3G and 7 hours on 2G networks. This means the phone can run comfortably for an entire day on a single charge. The Miro runs Android 4.0 or ICS and also has 3D gaming capabilities. It’s also got inbuilt aGPS functionality and offers Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.
The most exciting feature of the phone has got to be the BRAVIA Engine that powers its display. This gives it an edge over its competition in the same price range. The Xperia Miro is available in four color options – black, pink, black and white, and silver.