Sony Xperia series phones have made a mark as reliable and sturdy devices. Sony XperiaMiro is the latest offering from this famous brand, and it is a phone that promises to deliver a lot going by the features it offers. The device runs on the trusted android version 4 also called the ice cream sandwich OS. A powerful 800 MHz processor is an excellent back up of the operating system, and the 512MB Ram promises a flawless functioning of the numerous applications that can be performed on the device.
The hand set has distinctive visual features such as the sloping metallic plate under the row of capacitive keys on the front. Moreover, the phone comes in a wide range of color combinations, including a snowy- white version. Despite being made of a boring plastic, the petite sizedXperia, feels light and well built making it possible for one to operate with a single thumb. Accidental presses are minimized since the three capacitive buttons under the screen are well spaced.
However,the 2-button volume rocker located on the right side and the lock key positioned on top are somehow tiny, and this proves to be a discomfort.
The phone boasts a nice and a handy feature in the name of a discreet RGB LED right next to the earpiece. It glows in a respective color each time you have a missed call, a face book message or simply when operating under low battery.
It has a 3.5-inch displayTFT capacitive touch screen which provides a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. However, graphics do not look good on it as it has a 165ppi. The screens color presentation and viewing angles are okay but, unfortunately, it does not have a light sensor. This means that one has to boost the brightness manually.
The phone comes with another excellent feature called the power saver which switches off a number of features when enabled. It also reduces the screen’s brightness to preserve more energy.
The phone uses the Times cape UI which is an interface that focuses heavily on the social networking while making the interaction that is between the user and the smart phone simple and easy.Standard connectivity features such as GPS, Bluetooth, WI-Fi and a 3G of upto 7.2 mbps are supported by the XperiaMiro. It also has a micro USB port where one can connect the device to a computer.
The phone also comes with a 5 megapixel camera that also acts as a video recorder. The camera comes with additional features like touch capture, Geo tagging, auto focus, and video stabilizer which all contribute to enhance the usability of the device. A secondary camera of 0.3 megapixels allows users to conduct video calling easily.
With a better screen and a lower price tag, the device will surely carve a niche in the market, a fact supported by its impressive battery life and good media options. This makes the phone a worthy buy.