I've had this phone since roughly its release and can say that it has served me generally well, however, as the phone is now over 3 years old, its' age is showing dramatically. With current smartphones now becoming forever more competitive, it's easy to see where and how the Xperia Miro is slowly falling behind.
Here is my experience of it so far in accordance to its' specifications:
- Body and Display
The body of the Xperia Miro is somewhat comfortable and finger friendly in the sense that, if you have small fingers, then the 3.5 inch screen caters comfortably for screen reaching. The overall size of the phone doesn't feel chunky and fits in your pocket well. As for the build, I have lost count on how many times I have dropped this phone and the worst that has happened is receiving a few tiny chips in the case - screen never broken or serious repair damage with the screen having minor scratches.
When first buying this phone, I thought that the response speed and reliability of supporting apps was great. However, a few years on, the phone has a tendency to either freeze, crash, or both when searching the internet or having an app open. At some points, I open the internet search, type two letters and the phone crashes - hardly ideal. I'm no phone guru by any means but I believe that this is simply due to the phone itself being somewhat old.
General app using is not so bad on it, if the app itself is not requiring massive amounts of memory, such as; WhatsApp. That tends to be ok for general use but anything else like having skype, I wouldn't bother.
This is one of my pet peeves about this phone. The phone only has 4GB (of which, the user is only able to access 2.2GB). This proves to be incredibly painful as this doesn't allow for many apps to be downloaded (I literally have 5, maybe up to 7 at a push if I still want my phone to work and not consistently crash).
Another pet peeve is the camera on this phone. It holds a 5 megapixel camera with a pointless 0.3 megapixel camera on the front. I virtually can not take a picture with the front camera. So if you're looking for a selfie phone - this isn't the phone to get.
The sound has been generally good on this. Loud and clear from music to ringtones
Battery on this was great at first, but like anything, with age comes deterioration. The battery life is still good, however, after a full days use, the battery is near enough gone where when it was first purchased, the battery life would only be half.
Would I recommend this phone? Yes, but to someone who is not too bothered about having an outstanding phone and would be happy with the basics of phone, text and light app usage. Ideal for a younger person who may be heavy handed and to introduce into the smartphone world.
I am using this phone from 3 years.it is a very good phone. But now it has a problem.when i open the camera the display getting dark and it shows an error......have you any idea to solve this problem?
Mani, 15 Jun 2015I've been using this phone since September 2012, since the phone first came out. It was my fir... moreYeah I agree with you. This phone is harder than it looks. I've dropped it more than eight times even with the screen facing the floor. Its fast enough for a low range device.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2015wrost phone ....heat up ann shut down after 5 minute. no charge saveindeed, i have the same and it is disaster
I've been using this phone since September 2012, since the phone first came out. It was my first android and also my first touch phone. Even after three years of over usage, there is no major fault in the system. Except that with old age, it's got to get some slow, but otherwise the performance of the phone is still great. It's still got the looks, and even though I've dropped it more than two times, (one time being in a pool of mud), the phone has proven to be more hardy than it looks. Overall I'm completely satisfied with the performance it has given me, and it's a bit sad that soon i'm going to part my ways with it. However, it was great using it. It proved to be a great partner. Thanks sony for such a wonderful experience.
wrost phone ....heat up ann shut down after 5 minute. no charge save
Berooo, 03 May 2015Hey... Just a little question... The secondary cam...Does it works for selfies or just for v... moreyes it support video calling for skype and oovoo but it didn't support line video call
Wani, 18 May 2015i can't open my playstore.when i open the playstore there's warning that say 'unfortunately op... morehi
you have to generat your email account first to maka an account in gmail or whatever you have after this you would be able to open the google play
i can't open my playstore.when i open the playstore there's warning that say 'unfortunately open google playstore'
I can't download my apps to memory card.The phone memory is full and the phone is running slowly.what can I do?
I was using this phone from dec 2012, by may 2014 i got problem with lock screen other things are ok. You cannot play games the performance becomes poor after 1 year itself, and no android update. Battery is good.
I've had this phone before, It's very damn slow in games
You can barely play games on it even Subway.
Have been using sony miro since december 2012 and i can say it is a functional phone. Back camera which is 5 megapixel is okay however front camera is not for video calling as the camera will not be clear and look dark. Battery life is good with minimal use can last about 2 days. The loudness is good. Screen looks good. Size is okay. I am buying new phone soon as sony miro is kinda outdated already..... Kudos
this is very gud phone and also gud bettry backup screen is very storng and body nice phone i have using this phone two year no bettery problem now.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2015i have used dis phone for a while and its awesome.it has a very strong screen, good internal m... moreHey...
Just a little question...
The secondary cam...Does it works for selfies or just for video calling???