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Sony Xperia tipo User Reviews

6.7 Based on 6 Reviews

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Call quality7.8/10
Build quality6.2/10
Text input5/10
Everyday usage6.3/10
UI speed5.5/10

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posted on 15 Mar 2014, 16:22 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


A very BAD choice

diwit has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Avery bad choice in its price range...
Please check the reviews(which are all true & dissapointing). With very few or no pros this mobile is packed with a no. of cons...
Some of them are:
1.Ultra slow processor. Irritates when operated at normal touching speeds. Becomes very slow after installing even very basic apps like whatsapp, viber, true caller and almost dies on installing any game. So all game lovers forget utilizing its motion sensors for playing games.
2.Horrible camera. The camera is unable to click clear pictures even during daylight and and the videos are obnoxious. Since the mobile does not have flash its camera is of no use at night.Features like zoom, hd recording, autofocus etc. are all absent. Overall the camera in this phone is useless.
3.Poor quality headphones. The headphones can only be used in sound proof surroundings.
4.Small screen size. This mobile is a bad choice at this price since mobiles with a larger screen size are easily available at the same price.
5.Aesthetically a big failiure! The lock/unlock button is very poorly designed with no ergonomic consideration. The first problem that one will face in this phone will be forcefully getting used to its hectic button.
6.Poor service. The biggest suffering of buying a sony phone was that it gives a very poor impression for repair and service. Instead of correcting the problem prevailing in the phone the technicians increase them for ex. they will by merely update the phone software for any kind of problem.


Build quality 2/10
Reception 2/10
Call quality 4/10
Internet 2/10
Multimedia 2/10
Camera 2/10
UI speed 2/10
Everyday usage 2/10
Text input 2/10
Display 5/10
Battery 6/10

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posted on 31 Dec 2013, 16:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


budget phone

aman92131 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Nice phone ,when use app then it more hanging and speed slow...
Now i dont use facebook and dont use backup and restore ,only simple work on internet explore, camera is ok and bettery nice when not connected internet....

Build quality 7/10
Reception 4/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 6/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 4/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 6/10
Display 8/10
Battery 6/10

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posted on 17 Aug 2013, 06:28 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)



NoctisCaelum has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

First, the touchscreen is really bad and slow rensponsive. But, the phone is cheap and it is in your budget. The main problem is the Touchscreen!Touchscreen!Touchcreen!. Anyways, its good for playing games and for browsing. Also, the loudspeaker is very good!

Build quality 8/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 8/10
Display 6/10
Battery 8/10


  • good for playing games
  • good loudspeaker
  • android 4.0


  • problem with touchscreen
  • no front-facing camera
  • small ram
  • unresponsive touchscreen

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posted on 08 Feb 2013, 17:31 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Feb 2013)


Quite good for budget Android

Faizkun has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Typing is hard because of the small screen and the letter is quite near to each other too The internal memory is only 2.9 GB but ofcourse you can use a micro SD card up to 32 GB.Touchscreen sometimes doesn't response . Other than that , I love it

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10 Sometimes it tooks time to load and response to apps and games
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 6/10 It's terribly difficult to type because of the small pad, it tooks 2 times longer for me to text people now
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10 The battery is quite well


  • Use android 4.0
  • Budget price


  • Typing is hard
  • Problem with touchscreen

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:01 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Touchscreen problem and poor warranty service by sony

Bikash has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I have a xperia tipo whose touchscreen became faulty. I bought it on 21st september and gave it to the service center on 8th october nd never got the phone back till now(6th Nov). Whenever I ask them they say that the faulty part has to be replaced and it has not arrived yet. How long is it going to take they have no idea. What am I supposed to do now??? this is really frustrating... jst wasted my rs9500, poor poor sony service... if they cant provide proper after sales service then they should stop selling such products....

Read this thread before buying Tipo or U will regret.

Build quality 1/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 1/10
Text input 1/10
Display 5/10
Battery 9/10


  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good battery
  • Great for playing games


  • Extremely unresponsive touchscreen
  • Below average camera quality
  • Poor service from Sony

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posted on 23 Sep 2012, 05:21


Excellent phone

Shibu has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Hello, it is really a nice phone than I expected, its competitors are not entry level smartphones but mid range phones, see its OS (Android 4.01), excellent sound qualily, good looking, good screen resolution (180 PPI). Many programes runs in it at a time well, the only problem I felt; it heats up when it works in slower networks like GPRS/EDGE though it works cool in wifi/3g networks. Sufficient internal memory and RAM & graphics but a average processor (800mhz) average camera for stills and movies if you don't expect a miracle from 3.2 mp camera. Any way it is the best option under Rs.10000/- Thank You.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 7/10
Display 8/10
Battery 8/10

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