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Sony Ericsson Spiro a

Sony Ericsson Spiro a
240 x 320 pixels
2 MP
MEMORY: 0.005 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Apr 13, 2010
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Sony Ericsson Spiro is a dual-band GSM slider phone for the music fans. It has a QVGA display, 2MP camera, microSDHC card slot, stereo Bluetooth, and organizer.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.62 x 1.89 x 0.66 inches (92 x 48 x 16.75 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.17 oz (90 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad
  • Colors:
    • Black, Pink, Green


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 182 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 33.96 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.005 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.8 days (476 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 20.00 hours


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album
    • Features:
      • Background playback, Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Obigo Q7
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Apr 2010

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Stereo portable handsfree, Charger, User documentation

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Jun 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A1880026 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.62 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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