The Sony Xperia miro has the same display size and resolution as the Xperia go - a 3.5" HVGA LED-backlit LCD unit. WVGA screens would occasionally be available in this price range, but we're not sure the Xperia miro's GPU would've coped with the higher resolution.
The image quality is nothing to talk about really. Contrast looks fine and colors are quite vibrant but there's nothing you can do about the low resolution. Fine text is where it fails particularly bad - fonts in widgets and icon labels look bad. With no BRAVIA engine on board, you can't enjoy the software image enhancement Sony is offering on other phones.
Here go the Xperia miro results from our traditional display tests. You can find more about the testing routines here.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Sony Xperia miro||0.24||235||998||0.52||515||993|
|HTC Desire V||0.33||340||1027||0.48||506||1054|
|Sony Xperia tipo||-||-||-||0.75||561||751|
|HTC Desire C||0.23||186||814||0.5||360||723|
|HTC One X||0.15||200||1375||0.39||550||1410|
|Sony Xperia U||0.35||287||831||0.55||515||930|
|Samsung S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus||0.27||239||873||0.6||528||888|
|Samsung Galaxy Pocket||0.31||238||774||0.62||468||753|
|Samsung Galaxy Y||0.40||247||624||0.72||471||625|
The compact and lightweight Sony Xperia miro is a pleasure to handle. The rubbery finish and the subtle chin at the back provide commendable grip. The handset is well put together and the simple finish looks durable.