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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