Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia tipo / ST21i
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Sony Xperia Tipo
30 June 2013
Summary: Sony’s affordable entry-level smartphone, the Xperia Tipo, packs decent specs for its €79 price tag. But how did this smart device for beginners fare with a smartphone novice, and did it make him a convert?
Sony Xperia Tipo — The baby of the Xperia range offers up ICS at a low price
4 November 2012
Excerpt: 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 of internal storage, a 3.2MP camera and a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display.
Conclusion: The Sony Tipo represents smart styling, great battery life and exceptional value. The fact there’s Android 4.0 on board means you’re in a great position as far as app support goes and Sony’s UI tweaks are (for the most part) complementary.
Pros: Android 4.0, Impressive battery life, Great design
Cons: Poor camera, Small screen, Occasional slowdown
Summary: 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 HTC Desire C.
Excerpt: The Tipo is essentially the baby smartphone in the Sony Xperia range of devices. In India, this is the first entry-level Xperia smartphone. In a price segment where smartphones clearly look, feel and perform with the “budget” aspect in mind, the Tipo isn’t being held back by that.
Conclusion: 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 it's a step down from the prototype in terms of...
Pros: 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 MSM7225AA chipset, 512 MB of RAM, 2.5GB of inbuilt...
Cons: 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
Conclusion: 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 with soft touch plastic on the back.
Excerpt: Just when the phones borrowing the design of the XPeria S were starting to be more than they should be, Sony created a different device, at least design wise, and we are presented with the ST21i.
Summary: The old classic by Sony, the Sony Xperia Tipo still sells and sells great! It has been a year since its release and it is still going great. The Xperia phone really kicked off last year with great sales and their profit comes from this lower price tag wonder the Sony Xperia Tipo.