The Sony Ericsson Spiro proudly carries the ‘Walkman’ tag upfront and it is reminiscent of the non-touchscreen phones era. The Spiro is a fresh looking, unpretentious phone aimed at the budget buyer.
The Sony Ericsson Spiro is a very basic mobile phone, so don’t expect any major connectivity options. That’s right, if you’re thinking of buying the Spiro, you’ll have to be happy with no Wi-Fi, 3G or GPS. The only connectivity features that you get are GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth. The camera also is a very basic 2MP one with no flash and no autofocus.
The build quality also feels solid and the slider action is also smooth in spite of the Spiro using a lot, and I mean a lot, of plastic in its construction.
The Spiro also comes with a couple of pre-installed applications. Social networking is taken care of by a Facebook app but strangely there was no Twitter app pre-installed on the review model I received. Another weird thing was that although a Track ID app exists in the Spiro’s list of applications and there’s even a hardware button for it, the Track ID app just didn’t work on the review model.
Other applications include a basic organizer, calculator and one color matching game.