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Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1930 reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the GPS navigation and reception. The performance and battery get mixed opinions.

usability, price, size, portability, design

screen, camera, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the battery and camera.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

screen, camera, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XPERIA Tipo Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony XPERIA Tipo Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the camera.

usability, price

camera

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Tipo Dual-SIM ST21A2 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Silver)Sony Xperia Tipo Dual-SIM ST21A2 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Silver)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

 

The NXT line gave Sony the strong start they needed after returning to the smartphone game on their own. The Japanese then focused on filling the lower ranks and, yet again, we see them look for inspiration in the old Sony Ericsson scrapbook.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.2" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ; 800 MHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm...

Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash ; Mediocre screen quality ; No front camera ; Non-hot-swappable microSD slot ; Loudspeaker performance is so-so ; No DivX/XviD support

The Xperia line can be tracked down to the days when Ericsson was in the mix and some may go as far as calling the Sony Xperia tipo a snapshot of that time. The tipo is based on a certain model in the Sony Ericsson lineup and there's no denying that...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia tipo Review

 

Sony isn't as shy to go downmarket with Android as HTC used to be, and the Xperia tipo is a proud proof of that strategy. Codenamed as the Tapioca (we wish they kept the edible name), this is the first truly entry level Android from the Japanese. Has...

Good call quality ; Capable loudspeaker

Subpar camera quality

The Sony Xperia tipo is a very decent foray in the world of entry level Androids. It has the performance and stability of Android Ice Cream Sandwich going for it, as well as a pleasant to hold, and comfortable to operate with one hand chubby chassis...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia tipo dual

 

Sony Xperia tipo dual is a low-end Android smartphone suitable for first-time smartphone owners. It comes in a dual-SIM flavo and has a 3.2-inch HVGA (320x480) display made out of scratch-resistant mineral glass. Inside it runs an 800MHz single-core...

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo Review

 

From what we have seen, the Sony Xperia Tipo will appeal to the demographic that are brand conscious. Android ICS out of the box, and is targeted at someone who has fairly basic smartphone usage patterns. If you aren't too brand conscious, there are...

Stable performance, Good battery life, Android ICS out of the box, UI doesn't bog down performance

Small display may not suit everyone, Camera isn't very good, Display doesn't have adequate crispness

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Geeta Lalwani (technostall.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo Specs and Features

 

Recently a new set of handsets introduced on one of their official website by Sony Mobile Communications that named Sony Xperia Tipo and Sony Xperia tipo dual. The tipo dual has two SIM cards that is provided with the key ...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia tipo dual (ST21i2) Review

 

The entry-level Android space has only recently become rife with excitement as the newer models are actually something worth considering. When Android first started out, the cheaper variants were nothing but horrid and you wouldn't want to go anywhere...

The Xperia tipo dual gets the familiar skinning we’ve seen on other handsets, although this is similar to the lower-end handsets like the Live with Walkman rather than the higher-end Xperia phones. The UI is very smooth and you can quickly swipe...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia tipo dual (ST21i2) Review - Tech2

 

Sony has been missing from the scene in this segment for a while and only recently, announced two budget offerings – the Xperia tipo and tipo dual, the latter being a dual-SIM version.

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Oct, 2012

Expert review by: James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo review

 

The baby of the Xperia range offers up ICS at a low price

Android 4.0 ; Smooth and responsive ; Solid battery life ; Fast browser ; Good for music

Low res screen ; Cramped keyboard ; Bad for watching video ; Mediocre camera ; Contacts and messaging

Buying GuideBest Android phone The Sony Xperia Tipo is the latest addition to the Xperia smartphone range, and it's undoubtedly the baby of the family. It comes in at around £100 (around $160), with an 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 2.5GB...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

A glance of the expert's eye might miss that the Sony Xperia Tipo is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, but it seems that Google's most recently released

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo

 

A compact design and modest price, the Tipo packs Ice Cream Sandwich.

Long battery life, Runs Ice Cream Sandwich, Dinky dimensions

Price is relatively high for the specification, Tiny and low resolution screen, Slightly iffy call quality

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2

Design

Standard colour:Black

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes