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Sony Xperia miro / Sony ST23i / Sony ST23a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews of Sony Xperia miro / Sony ST23i / Sony ST23a. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about 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: James Rogerson (

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: Hunter Skipworth (

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: Trusted Reviews (

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: Alex Todd (

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.

Quirky design ; Good camera ; Android 4.0 ; 2GB onboard storage

Low-resolution screen ; Overloaded with widgets ; Occasional UI stuttering ; Mediocre call quality

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: James Pearce (

Sony Xperia Miro – Review


A few weeks ago we got hold of the Xperia Miro for review and we quickly posted up our initial impressions. The Miro is one of the entry level devices from Sony and in the same way as with the Tipo we reviewed a while back, I was amazed that it came...

Overall the Miro is a great phone; for the target market anyway. It can be picked up on contract with Vodafone starting at £13 per month and on payg for £130 again on Vodafone. It’s also available Sim Free from about £170 If the screen had been a...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Sony Xperia Miro review -


Fantastic battery life; Pretty, solid design; Bright screen

Stuttery performance

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Thomas (

Sony Xperia Miro Review


The Sony Xperia Miro proves a neat mid-range handset that is hindered by its low-powered chip. The Android Ice Cream sandwich OS does not run smoothly, while surfing the net is stuttery. Look for a handset at the same price that includes a dual-core...

Amazing battery life; neat design; Bright display

Juddery performance

The Sony Xperia Miro is a neat mid-range handset that is hindered by its low-powered chip. The operating system does not run smoothly, and surfing the net is a stuttery affair too. We’d suggest you look at handsets of a similar price that benefit from...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: James Pearce (

Sony Xperia Miro: Initial Impressions


Sony currently have quite a few devices for sale, especially at the bottom end of the pile. The Miro being one of them, it is like the Tipo's bigger brother, costing a little more and packing a slightly better spec. My initial good and bad points are...

Overall I like the Miro as Sony have fixed a lot of the problems I had with the Tipo (mainly due to screen size). It seems like a great phone for someone who hasn’t used Android before or just wants a cheap capable phone. Over the next few weeks I will...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Sony Xperia Miro hands-on review


We take a look at Sony's quirky mid-range smartphone

The Sony Xperia Miro is an interesting handset. It's quirky design stands-out amidst a sea of black brick styled handsets and its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system means users could see an update to Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity: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


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / 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 / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold, White / Black, Pink / Black, White / Gold, White / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch Resistant
Standard colour:Silver, White


3D playback: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display number of colours:16.0 / 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: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


Internal RAM:0.5


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


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:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
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


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / 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, 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 / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Camera included:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:No / Y / Yes

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer:Y / 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 (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:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
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: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor Model:MSM 7225 / MSM 7225A


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


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 type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.94 / 59.4 / 9.9
Height :11.3 / 113 / 9.9
Width:11.3 / 113 / 5.94 / 59.4
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