Xperia Miro - £70
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia Miro
The Sony Xperia Miro is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It is basically very similar to Sony's Xperia Tipo, but with some specification upgrades.
This phone has a 3.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 165PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia Miro has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 480p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 0.8GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 17 out of 100.
The Xperia Miro has an estimated battery life of around 5 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1500mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia Miro comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia Miro has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It can also connect to DLNA enabled devices, such as a smart TV or laptops, which enables you to stream content both to and from your phone.
The Sony Xperia Miro has an FM radio and an MP3 player. Sound quality is very good on this device as it is utilises Sony's xLoud technology. The Miro is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+, YouTube, Amazon, TripAdvisor and Evernote. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
Sony's Xperia Miro is well equipped and reliable for a phone in the sub £100 market and offers steady performance coupled with excellent build quality.