Comparison – Sony Ericsson Xperia Active vs Sony Xperia Miro
Tan Ming Sin
01 August 2012 – Today we will be comparing the Sony Ericsson Xperia with the Sony Xperia Miro.
The similarities between these two devices are that they both use LED backlight for their LCD screen and feature a 5-megapixel rear camera. The main difference is their perspective operating system. As the earlier released device, the Xperia Active is running on the outdated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) whereas the Xperia Miro is using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
As mentioned, the two devices have the same 5-megapixel rear camera, however, the Xperia Active is capable of 720p video recording whereas the Xperia Miro only offers VGA quality for video recording. The Xperia Active also comes with a higher clocked processor as compared to the Xperia Miro (1GHz vs 800MHz). In addition, the device also features a dust proof and water resistant (up to 1metre) chassis.
On the other hand, the Xperia Miro offers a larger display screen as compared to the Xperia Active (3.5-inch vs 3.0-inch). It also comes with a larger internal storage capacity (2.2GB vs 1.0GB). The Xperia Miro also supports a front-facing VGA camera whereas the Xperia Active does not have one.
The Xperia Active is priced at S$300 range while the price for the Xperia Miro is still unavailable. However, as a mid-range device, we can expect the Xperia Miro to be priced slightly higher than the Xperia Active. In this comparison, the Xperia Active proves to have better value for your money, which is only if you can accept the lack of video-calling.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
7.2 Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5.0MP Camera, 1.0GB+ microSD (Up to 32GB), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, a compact smartphone targeting consumers with an active lifestyle. With a 3.0-inch screen and running the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the phone packs Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video functionality, and a 1.0GHz processor. Xperia active is dust proof and water resistant and incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works when either the screen or a user’s fingers are wet.
The phone comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, Barometer and Compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. Additionally, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.
Sony Xperia Miro
7.2 Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, LED-backlit LCD, 5.0MP Camera, 4GB+ microSD (Up to 32GB), Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Sony Xperia Miro has a 3.5-inch screen that displays 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It comes with an interesting design which tapers off at the receiver. The Miro’s deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player and the Sony Xperia Miro has a dedicated illumination alert which lights up whenever you get Facebook updates.
It comes with a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. The Sony Xperia Miro supports HSPA, DLNA, WiFi and WiFi hotspot too.
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