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Sony Ericsson Spiro Review

Sony Ericsson Spiro 5.5

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Sony Ericsson Spiro Review
Calling quality on the Sony Ericsson Spiro is fine for the most part, as we managed to hear our callers clearly, without much issues. Things on the other end of the line are similar, with our callers saying that we sound fine, but not really impressive.

The Spiro is powered by a 1000mAh Li-Polymer battery, which is said to be capable of providing you with 20 hours of constant music playback.


At the end of the day, the Sony Ericsson Spiro proved to be an average music slider. The handset did not stand out in any of the categories we tested it, but it also did not fail, except for the camera department, where we found it to be very unpleasing. Still, the Spiro is a decent entry-level phone with a relaxing, compact design and good music capabilities, aided by the 3.5mm headset jack and pretty decent music output quality. Well, the materials in use are by no means ground shaking, but you can't have it all when your choice is a low-end cell phone.

In case the Sony Ericsson Spiro does not live up to your standards, be it for its plasticy feel, or poor image and video capture capabilities, we can recommend that you also take a look at the Sony Ericsson Zylo, which is also of the Walkman family, but is slightly more elaborate in terms of features. Another option is the Nokia X3 – a music slider which manages to carry out similar tasks, but with the flavor of the world's largest cell phone manufacturer.

Software version of the reviewed unit: R1BD013

Sony Ericsson Spiro Video Review:


  • Snappy interface
  • 3.5mm jack is present


  • Cheap-feeling materials
  • Weak camera performance
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Ashis Chattchitto (unregistered)

@Team Phonearena, How Is The Web browser of this phone? does it support flash?

posted on 21 Sep 2010, 08:36

3. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)

Hello, The internet browser of the Sony Ericsson Spiro is only good for experiencing mobile and very basic web pages. It is not suitable for "real" web browsing and does not support Flash Player.

posted on 21 Sep 2010, 08:36

2. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)

Hello, The internet browser of the Sony Ericsson Spiro is only good for experiencing mobile and very basic web pages. It is not suitable for "real" web browsing and does not support Flash Player.

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 17:11

4. shadab (unregistered)

@Team Phonearena, i have heard complaints of freezing in dis phone...are they right. and can i use it as a modem on my pc? is the usb cable included in the box?

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 10:07

5. kranthi (unregistered)

can u tell me which is best spiro or nokia X3??

posted on 18 Oct 2010, 03:47

6. sai (unregistered)


posted on 30 Oct 2010, 20:47

7. michaeltariq (unregistered)

you can't compare the spiro with zylo because the spiro is half the price of the zylo and the hanging problem can be solved by micro sd card it's a great phone for it's price

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 08:41

12. ivandam (unregistered)

How can be solved by micro sd card. Please explain. Thanks

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 06:45

8. apoorva (unregistered)

@michaeltariq: can u please tell me how the hanging problem can be solved .i got the cell 2days back and i have switched on/off 20 times coz of this issue

posted on 26 Nov 2010, 22:51

9. ashishkapil (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2010)

there are many probs in this fone like it restarts atleast 3 tomes in a day an there r lot of probs. in media...

posted on 26 Nov 2010, 22:54

10. ashishkapil (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2010)

is this a prob in my fone or eveyones

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 10:00

11. rtch040690 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

is this fone worth buying? bcoz i've come across really bad comments on this fone when i googled it. plzz help me on this 1. my budget is 5k n i want a good looking fone with basic features of music, msging, camera n all n including internet. plz help me with other options in sony ericsson within 5k only

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 06:01

13. markedFRlife (unregistered)

Hey man,
Why does it have to be SE?
If you are willing to use Nokia instead, and you are willing to spend some time looking around you local Phone shops (not just the Official Nokia Stores) then get the Nokia 5320 XPressMusic. Its a smartphone.
>Symbian OS
>2mp camera: with flash
>Better Screen
>Dedicated Music Buttons (Like an MP3)
>Keypad is perfectly fine more messaging
It has everything. It is old tho, but I'm sure you can find it somewhere. It is really cheap now. in my country, its about 3-4k (and I'm assuming its in Indian Rupees).
I hope you find this helpful. I had to spend some time converting the prices to Indian Rupee, coz I don't live there.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 05:03

14. dinesh sinsinwar (unregistered)

i want to buy this phone.but i am confused about it that it is made by segam.and it's camera is not so good .sony ericsson is known by it;s sound and camera. please consult me that i should by this phone or not

Dinesh Sinsinwar

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 14:13

15. suryamt (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

Why the internal memory of this Spiro got only 5 mb... whereas the external is expandable upto 16 GB. Is this effect any applications of the phone??? While watching a 3gp video, why the phone hangs or why the keys are not working??? Myself battery is also not satisfied!!! How to overcome these issues??? Anybody can reply..

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 01:01

16. DrGalaxy (unregistered)

I'm so confused about this phone , every professional review i've read or watched says it's a decent or even good phone but all the comments from normal users says it's really bad, i don't know which to believe

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 04:15

17. svs (unregistered)

This phone support flash video or watch YouTube video?

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 02:03

18. Esa (very urgent) (unregistered)

hi sir,
my sony mobile spiro is some problem there.. its was swith on but only come to sony logo. then not come another displays. for what is the problem sir...

kindly tell me what is the problem..that.

very urgent tell me what is the problem.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 12:44

19. Al (unregistered)

The phone is stylish but very prone to hanging. And it has a very limited memory storage for the messages. It can only store up to 200 messages and then you have delete some messages before you can create a new one. I have regrets buying this phone. Everytime you restart it will take few minutes to boot before you can use it.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 03:43

20. ruth (unregistered)

This is a terrible phone. Its slow and crashes all the time. Don't buy it.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 06:56

21. happyending26 (unregistered)

i cant use my internet i do not know how...

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 20:01

22. Keiycha (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

1 day, I reset my phone settings. Suddenly it was jammed! So, I decide to take the battery out... After that, the phone can't be turn on till now... Can you solve my problems??

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 00:47

23. sampathnagilla (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Simply worst mobile...
1. Unable apply themes which are stored in memory card.
2. Unable to access web pages almost all.
3. Doesn't support Sony Ericsson PC Suit
4. Showing OUT OF MEMORY
5. Restarting automatically.
6. Unable send more than 30 sms at a time.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.62 x 1.89 x 0.66 inches
(92 x 48 x 16.75 mm)
3.17 oz  (90 g)

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