Sony Xperia miro

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Sony Xperia miro[1]
Manufacturer Sony Mobile
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 (global except Americas)
UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100 (Americas)
First released 19 September 2012
Successor Sony Xperia M
Related Sony Xperia tipo
Type Smartphone
Form factor Candy bar
Dimensions 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm
Weight 110 g
Operating system Android 4.0, Android 4.1 CyanogenMod 10
System on chip Qualcomm MSM7225A 800MHz
CPU Cortex-A5
GPU Andreno 200
Memory 512 MB RAM
Removable storage 4 GB internal (2.2 GB user available), supports up to 32GB microSD/HC card
Battery Li-ion 1500 mAh (internal) Standard battery
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer
Display 3.5 inch 320x480 px "Reality Display" TFT LCD at 165 PPI
Rear camera 5.0 megapixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash with 4x digital zoom
Front camera VGA camera
Connectivity microUSB, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, aGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Other Sony Entertainment Networks – Music and Video Unlimited*

The Sony Xperia miro is a mid-range Android smartphone manufactured and developed by Sony Mobile Communications. The device was released globally during the third quarter of 2012. The device is available in colours black, pink, white with silver and white with gold. However, not all colours are available in all countries.[2]

Availability[edit]

The phone was officially announced with the Sony Xperia tipo by Sony Mobile Communications on 13 June 2012 and is using the concept of a fun social and entertainment phone to promote the device. The device is slated for a global release during the third quarter of 2012.[3] The Xperia miro was released on 19 September 2012.[4]

Hardware[edit]

The device has a TFT scratch resistant capacitive touchscreen display which measures 3.5 inches with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels at 165 ppi. it supports multitouch and is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colours with a layer of anti reflective coating. The phone has a 5 megapixels camera that is pulsed LED flash and Auto focus is capable of capturing high quality photos. It is capable of video recording at 30 frames per second with continuous autofocus, video light and the video stabilizer and the phone also features a VGA front camera. The device supports micro USB and USB High speed 2.0 and has a standard battery Li-Ion of 1500 mAh. The phone has an internal memory of 4 GB, which only 2.2 GB user available, Qualcomm MSM7225A 800 MHz Cortex A-5 processor with 512 MB of RAM and with an external microSD/HC card slot that supports up to 32GB.[5]

Software[edit]

The device is released with the latest Sony Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with Facebook and Timescape with Twitter integrated in the software. It also has an on-screen QWERTY keyboard with a browser that supports HTML5 and Adobe Flash and also an integrated stereo FM radio with RDS. As an entertainment phone by Sony, the Xperia miro is capable of 3D and motion gaming and is connected to the Sony Entertainment Network, allowing users to access Music & Video Unlimited. It also features xLOUD Experience, an audio filter technology from Sony with TrackID music recognition and also a manual equalizer. The phone supports WiFi and WiFi hotspot, with Bluetooth 2.1 and is DLNA certified.[6]

On 17 December 2012, Sony confirmed that the Xperia Miro would not be updated beyond Ice Cream Sandwich due to hardware incompatibility. ROM Developers of community forum XDA Developers and CyanogenMod Free Xperia Developers later challenged this statement by releasing stable rom versions of Jellybean 4.1.2 for the device which could be flashed to the device by rooting the device which comes at a cost of voiding the devices warranty.

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