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Sony Xperia TIPO

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1101 reviews of Sony Xperia TIPO. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Opinions about the speed and camera are mixed. Many are less positive about the features.

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

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia TIPO


alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sony Xperia TIPO from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but opinions about the speed and design are different. Some have doubts about the reliability and features.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY Xperia Tipo UK SIM Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Tipo Screen Protector Case / Guard / Film / Cover 10-in-1 PackSony XPERIA Tipo Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia TIPO


alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Sony Xperia TIPO from 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 Comments about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the features. Reviews are divided on the camera.

price, portability, battery, usability, screen


66% of the reviews on 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 Screen Protector - Ultra Clear - ST21i2/ST21a2 - PDair

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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...


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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sony Xperia Tipo mini-review


Sony has released more smartphones than ever before 2012, hoping that strength in numbers will help it overcome Android competition from the likes of Samsung and HTC. One important, but often overlo...

As for video, you’re limited to 640x480 resolution with plenty of compression, and output quality that’s not much use for anything. See our sample shots below for a few examples.

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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 ...

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Hands on: Sony Xperia Tipo review


The Tipo slides in at the bottom of the Xperia range, which has grown rapidly since the firm officially divorced from Ericsson earlier this year.

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

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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

The handset only has as single camera on the rear, so you can’t use it for video calling in apps like Skype. The camera is a fairly basic 3.2-megapixel snapper with a fixed focus lens and a lack of integrated flash too. Picture quality is relatively...

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Sony Xperia tipo review


Sony has gone for a much less square look with the Sony Xperia tipo when compared to the recent NXT range and its models such as the Sony Xperia S. All corners are rounded off nicely, as is the rear cover, giving it a pebble-like shape similar to the...

Although the Sony Xperia looks and feels nice, it offers poor performance and little in the way of features. Battery life is good but it means less when the Huawei Ascend G300 outclasses it and costs even less.

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Sony Xperia Tipo hands-on


The Sony Xperia Tipo is a tiny Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered mobile. It's unlikely to impress in the performance stakes, but at under £100, I'm hopeful it could be a decent Android handset if you're buying your first smart phone.

Will cost under £100 ; Android Ice Cream Sandwich ; Colourful design

Low-res screen ; Not a powerful processor

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7225A / MSM7227


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card:No / Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes