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.

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.

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:


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.

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.



1. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

3. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Fixed, thx

2. lethalmemo

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Sony is doing a great job...

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Reminds me of Xperia mini!! :)

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nothing to see here.

6. s1nnless

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

7. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

9. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 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.

8. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

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

10. pvnkmr17

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

12. Annon07

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Nope it does not.

11. Annon07

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Can't we watch youtube videos on tipo ??

14. drei.02

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2013


13. raushanrox

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

15. praniljagdale

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 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.
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)

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