Want a cheap brand-name Android? Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual now sold in the US from $180 SIM-free

Want a cheap brand-name Android? Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual now sold in the US from $180 SIM-free
We've reviewed the Sony Xperia tipo, and found it to be a pretty decent entry-level Android handset with ICS and good call quality, only lacking a bit in the camera department. Now the Xperia tipo and the tipo dual, which allows you two carrier connections at once, have been listed by Sony for sale in the US.

The price is pretty good, too, with the Xperia tipo going for $179.99, and that is without any carrier contract and subsidies. Pop a prepaid card in this thing and you are free from carrier shackles. 

Or pop two cards, one for data, one for calls, as the Xperia tipo dual is only 10 bucks more, at $189.99. You can have a look at the offerings directly on Sony's website in the link below.

source: Sony

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Xperia tipo
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 2.5 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(4.50h 3G talk time)
Xperia tipo dual
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 2.5 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.30h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Hell No!

2. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

jeezzz... i have already thought about dual sims: one for data and another for usual calls almost 3 years behind, but just now it is implemented... Indonesia is really full of innovation when we know better and used to the conditions and situations. don't believe me? just ask for checking emails from -i forget- may be oegank@gmail.com or purple_iori@lycos.com or gankgonk to Sony Ericsson Customer Care at 2008/2009 and they said, it is not necessary now to make dual sims as there is no significant use about being dual sims... way back 2009 and I already think dual sims for that purposes.

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Buying one today as a backup phone :)

4. srgonu

Posts: 542; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

For $180, you can get unlocked Atrix 4G (if not for dual)

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