x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Sony Xperia tipo Review

Sony Xperia tipo

Posted: , posted by Daniel P.

Tags:

Pages
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

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

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

Strong

Medium

Low light


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

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.

15 Comments
  • Options
    Close





Want to comment? Please login or register.

Sony Xperia tipo

Sony Xperia tipo

OS: Android 4.0.4
view full specs
PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.5 GB 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

Latest stories