Sony Ericsson W100i

6.7/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Sony Ericsson W100i's screen is 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.


The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
5 MB

Internal memory is 5 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 20 days standby time, 270 minutes (2G).

An affordable handset that lacks decent web browsing but partially makes up for it with a great music player

- Libby Plummer , Pocket-lint 

Reviews (6.7/10 Avg. rating)


Impressive build quality and decent media-playback

from Cnet
With such a modest specification, it's clear the Sony Ericsson Spiro isn't intended as a front-line device -- that rank is more likely to go to the Zylo, launched at the same time. With a pay as you go retail price of around £40, the Spiro is aimed at the lower end of the market, and this makes it easier to excuse its shortcomings. Despite the dismal camera and small amount of internal storage, the Sony Ericsson Spiro remains a likeable device, thanks largely to its impressive build quality and decent media-playback credentials... Full review
Tracy and Matt

It doesn't pretend to be anything it's not

from Tracy and Matt
The Spiro is sleek, well built and functional at with a price like this it is hard to knock. 3G may have been a nice inclusion along with the integration of Sony Ericsson's widgets but the Spiro as with so many that have come before is a solid entry and as much as I would love to see some progression from Sony Ericsson as I said in the Zylo review having found a winning formula why would they go and change things... Full review
PC Advisor

A basic slider phone with good looks and a penchant for playing music

from PC Advisor
The Sony Ericsson Spiro is available for £39 pay-as-you-go, making it a budget phone. If you are looking for a very basic phone that looks good and is capable of very strong audio playback, then the Spiro is a fair purchase... Full review

The Spiro represents good value for money

from TrustedReviews
Overall, we think the Spiro represents good value for money. It’s sturdy and stylish, has a decent range of features for such a cheap handset, good call quality and long battery life. If you are thinking of buying it, however, remember to factor in the price of a miniSD card, as without one you can’t really load any music tracks on the phone... Full review

A simple, well-built Pay-As-You-Go handset

from TechRadar

We're so close to recommending the Spiro wholeheartedly, but we just can't. Even the voice quality wouldn't be a deal-breaker if it weren't for the software crashes.

We'd honestly say Sony Ericsson is onto a winner if it had only sorted out the software. Lacking fast internet is a shame, but many won't mind. Even the dodgy web browser can be avoided (though if it worked, that would be super).

What good is a phone – no matter how nicely made, no matter how good value for money it appears – if you can't trust it not to crash on you?

It's still wort... Full review


Lacks decent web browsing but partially makes up for it with a great music player

from Pocket-lint
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... Full review

A decent entry-level phone with a relaxing, compact design and good music capabilities

from PhoneArena
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. Well, the materials in use are by no means ground shaking, but you can't have it all when your choice is a low-end cell phone... Full review

A decent Walkman on a budget

from Electricpig
On the surface the Sony Ericsson Spiro seems too lacking in modern features to really be worth considering, but then comparing the Sony Ericsson Spiro to other market-leading music-oriented phones is a foolish exercise – this is clearly aimed at a more humble sector of the market. Available on PAYG for around £50, the Sony Ericsson Spiro offers quality and features rarely witnessed on devices at the low end of the mobile spectrum, but those who make more than a few minutes of calls each month will want to pick up something with a little more clout... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 16, 2010
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
5 MB
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Contrast Black, Spring Green, Stealth Black, Sunset Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm
(3.6 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 90 grams
(3.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 2000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Obigo
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 2x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Self-timer
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson Spiro

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