Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i
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29 November 2010
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.
Summary: At Rs. 5,600 the Spiro is a good handset, but it has a couple of issues that include a poor quality headset and a quirky number keypad. As such, there are better features available on cheaper handsets from smaller manufacturers, but the SE Spiro is a nice, cute and well built handset for those wanting a phone and a music player. Just buy a set of aftermarket earphones.
Pros: Compact and sleek, Good build quality, Decent performer
Cons: Basic camera, Quirk in keypad, Bundled earphones need upgrading
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.
Conclusion: The little lozenge that is the Spiro is a design success. It sits comfortably in your hand like a soothing worry stone and is simple and enjoyable to use. The music player is the most sophisticated part of its make-up and it works well. Look further and you’ll find basic specs from the lack of 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS to a basic 2-megapixel camera. If you want a phone that has a good keypad for dialling and texting, the Spiro has a lot going for it.