Conclusion: The conclusion I would draw from the Spiro is similar to that of the Zylo. For me personally if I were to choose between the two I would go for the Spiro the reason being it doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not. The Zylo is not a bad phone however given it’s price there are better phones on the market the Spiro is hard to beat with it’s low price and Walkman features and the inclusion of the 3.5mm Jack and Micro USB is the icing on the cake.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Snappy interface, 3.5mm jack is present
Cons: Cheap-feeling materials, Weak camera performance
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Spiro launched alongside the Zylo, its Walkman-branded slider brother-in-arms. It’s hard to deny that the Sony Ericsson Spiro is both small and perfectly formed. Media playback includes music, photos and videos via the built-in Walkman software, and there’s a 3.5mm headphone socket. Internet connectivity is provided by Edge connectivity, while a 2-megapixel camera snaps images and videos you can view on the 2.2-inch 240 x 320 (QVGA) screen.
Cons: 3.5mm Jack, Micro USB, Well Built, No 3G, Lack of features, Poor Camera Quality
Summary: Sony Ericsson recently revived its most popular Walkman series devices with the launch of two new 'next generation' Walkman phones Spiro and Sony Ericsson Zylo in India. The company claims that the Sony Ericsson range of Walkman phones has seen tremendous success since it was first launched in 2005 having sold more than 130 million handsets to date. The Sony Spiro music phone packs a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.2 inch screen, up to 16GB of storage and Bluetooth.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Spiro launched alongside the Zylo , its Walkman-branded slider brother-in-arms. While the Zylo used its FLAC audio support as its unique selling point, the Spiro doesn't really have a comparable feature, so what's to recommend it?
Conclusion: The Spiro is certainly a modest phone, and there's nothing wrong with that, particulalry if you're after something that won't cost an arm and a leg. The lack of Wi-Fi and the tiny built-in memory certainly don't help its case but then at this price, we think that the Spiro can be forgiven. It's generally a reasonable phone, thanks largely to its music playing capabilities, as long as you don't intend to do too much web browsing on the move.
Pros: Slick finish, music player audio quality, cheap
Cons: Fiddly buttons, no Wi-Fi, clunky web browser, small memory size