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Sony Xperia tipo Review

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Interface and Functionality:

We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo, complete with its deep Facebook integration, the Mediascape shortcut in the dock, the Recommender app for music, video and apps, as well as the nice flippable pics&video widget. Sony provides its own connectivity toggle widget, so there are no switches in the pull-down notification bar, like on LG or Samsung handsets.

We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review

We have Sony’s usual Timescape UI over Android 4.0 ICS on the Xperia tipo


Typing on that 3.2” screen is pretty hard, especially if you have larger hands, but turning the phone into landscape helps a bit.

On-screen keyboard - Sony Xperia tipo Review
On-screen keyboard - Sony Xperia tipo Review

On-screen keyboard



Processor and Memory:

The 800MHZ Qualcomm MSM7225A processor with Adreno 200 graphics is the bare minimum we would expect even on an entry level phone these days, yet it actually powers the Xperia tipo in a pretty fluid manner.

The usual hiccups with weaker hardware – slow loading of apps and content indexing – is present on the Xperia tipo, though. There are 512MB of RAM, and 2.9GB of internal storage, of which about 2.5GB are user-available. Thankfully, there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion, too.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
Sony Xperia tipo 1557 2616 15,8
LG Optimus L3 1271 2559 13,2
Sony Xperia U 2266 5419 28,3

Internet and Connectivity:

The ICS browser on the Xperia tipo doesn’t support Adobe Flash, only the Lite 4.0 version that allows you to see ads, but otherwise it performs comparatively well, considering the processing power.

Scrolling, panning around, and text reflow are fluid enough, so that the browser is usable for quick checks what’s going on around the Internets. Zooming is an issue, though, as the phone takes a while to re-render the page after a double-tap.

Web browsing with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Web browsing with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Web browsing with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Web browsing with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review

Web browsing with the Sony Xperia tipo


The handset has up to 7.2Mbps 3G downloads support, and all the basic connectivity options – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS and FM Radio with RDS.

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 04:12

1. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


adreno 220 graphics, should be adreno 200 last time i checked

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 04:26

3. Daniel.P (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Fixed, thx

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 04:15 7

2. lethalmemo (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Sony is doing a great job...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 05:19 4

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Reminds me of Xperia mini!! :)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 05:37 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Nothing to see here.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 05:48 2

6. s1nnless (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


MSM7225A is a ArmV7 SoC, with a Cortex A5 core, so it should be able to run flash.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:35

7. ryq24 (Posts: 442; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


this phone is way too expensive for its range. galaxy y and L3 are way cheaper as far as here in the philippines. even if it is already running ICS the price still is not justified.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 20:18 2

9. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


galaxy y will get ics through xda, lg have a bad history with updates but they're getting there. but both phones have qvga screens so really the tipo is a better option because you'll have slightly better viewing angles.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:08 1

8. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Nicer Design than The Y and L3 i think many users will prefer this

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 11:49

10. pvnkmr17 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I like this mobile very much... Bt it has no front camera?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:36

12. Annon07 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Nope it does not.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:31

11. Annon07 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Can't we watch youtube videos on tipo ??

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 06:05

14. drei.02 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


yes!!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 06:38

13. raushanrox (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


Hi friends, I need your help.

Actually, internet connection(wi-fi) has become very slow on my "sony xperia tipo dual" mobile. Last week, it was giving speed about 2 mbps. But currently, it's giving in bps(Byte per sec). I am not able to figure out, why it is happening?
But when i checked internet speed on my friend's mobile (same sony mobile), there is no such issue. What is wrong with my handset? Please help.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 11:04

15. praniljagdale (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)


Hello Friend,
i suggest u never buy tipo,it show many problem related to display ,earphone jack ect.
i purchased on1st march 2013 and within 10 days i face such problem and repeatedly same problem i m facing till today....
Sony service centre never help you for this problem,they simply says this is MODERATE mobile phon.

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Sony Xperia tipo

Sony Xperia tipo

OS: Android 4.0.4
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.06 x 2.24 x 0.51 inches
(103 x 57 x 13 mm)
3.51 oz  (99 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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