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Sony Xperia tipo Review

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Camera:

We didn’t expect the 3MP cam on the back of the Xperia tipo to be anything special, but it kind of shot down even our modest expectations. There are usually much more options in the camera interface of the Xperia phones than we have in the Xperia tipo,, and the samples come along to prove that this is a pretty basic unit.

Camera interface - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Camera interface - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Camera interface - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Camera interface - Sony Xperia tipo Review

Camera interface


The shots’ weakest point is the abysmally low level of detail by any standard. There are also white balance issues, casting hues in the outdoor photos at times.

Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo - Sony Xperia tipo Review

Outdoor samples made with the Sony Xperia tipo


Strong - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia tipo Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia tipo Review

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Indoor samples


The VGA video that the phone maxes out at is watchable in a small size on your computer screen, but not good for anything else but posting on the social networks if you must, really.

Sony Xperia tipo Sample Video:




Multimedia:

The handset sports the minimalistic Timescape UI music player, which has a spiffy homescreen widget, song categorization and album art, but also supports a number of equalizer presets, and Sony’s xLoud tech that boosts the bass. As usual with Xperia handsets, the speaker is loud and clean, of above average quality even in this entry level Xperia tipo.

The Timescape UI music player - Sony Xperia tipo Review
The Timescape UI music player - Sony Xperia tipo Review
The Timescape UI music player - Sony Xperia tipo Review

The Timescape UI music player


As far as video playback goes, standard MPEG-4 clips are the only ones supported out of the box, up to 800x480 definition, so you’d have to grab some other player from the Play Store for DivX/Xvid-encoded footage. If you are longing to watch something on a 3.2” screen, that is.

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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: 439; 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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