Sony Xperia Tipo Android Smartphone Price & Review

After Xperia Miro, Sony has announced to launch two more smartphones in its Xperia series. The name of first one is Sony Xperia tipo (also known as Sony Tapioca, Sony ST21i and Sony ST21a) and the other one is known as Sony Xperia Tipo dual. Here, we will review the specifications and availability of former one.

Sony Xperia Tipo Android Smartphone Price & Review

Sony Xperia tipo is not a high-end Android smartphone, but good for the people who want to have one at low price. The key features of Xperia tipo are: Android 4.0 (ICS) OS, 800 MHz single-core CPU, 3.2 inches TFT touchscreen, 3.2 MP primary camera, good battery back-up, 3G connectivity etc. Let us explore the specifications of Sony Xperia tipo in detail:

Features Of Sony Xperia Tipo Android Smartphone


The Sony Xperia tipo is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating system and 800 MHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Adreno 200 GPU and 512 MB RAM make this phone suitable for Android apps. The internal storage of Xperia tipo is 2.9 GB, but it can be increased up to 32GB via microSD card slot.

Battery Back-Up

The Sony Xperia tipo is shipped with standard 1500 MaH Li-Ion battery which offers talk time of 5 hours on 2G and 4 hours and 30 minutes on 3G network. It lasts up to 470 hours on 2G and 545 hours on 3G. It lasts up to 30 hours during music play back and up to 3 hours during video play back.


Sony Xperia Tipo Android Smartphone Price & Review

The Sony Xperia tipo has 3.2 MP camera at the back with 4x digital zoom and geo-tagging feature. You can do video recording with VGA resolution. This device does not have front-facing camera.

Data and Connectivity

The Sony Xperia tipo runs on GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz HSPA 900, 2100 (Globally) MHz frequency bands. It supports GPRS (up to 86 Kbits/second), EDGE (up to 237 Kbits/second), HSDPA (7.2 Mbits/second), HSUPA (5.7 Mbits/second), Wi-Fi 802.11 b.g.n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 connector.

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Display And Measurement

The Sony Xperia tipo sports 3.2 inches TFT touchscreen along with scratch-proof glass. Its display supports 262144 colors and 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi pixel density) of screen resolution. The new Xperia tipo measures 3.4 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches and weighs around 3.5 Oz.


Sony Xperia Tipo Android Smartphone Price & Review

The Sony Xperia tipo comes in four vivid colors: Classic Black, Classic White, Deep Red, Navy Blue. At the front there are three touch keys: Back key, Home key and Menu key (from left to right). On the right side of the phone you will get volume control key while USB port is present on the left side.

Price and Availability of Sony Xperia tipo

It is expected that Sony Xperia tipo would be released in Q3 of 2012. Sony has not announced its price yet.


Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
Good battery back-up during music play back
Scratch-proof glass


Lack of front-facing camera
Low pixel density
Lack of ambient display sensor

Final Words

As per specifications, I think this phone may give competition to Samsung Galaxy Gio. As, new Xperia tipo runs on ICS OS, if you are planning to purchase a good smartphone than you may think about Sony Xperia tipo also. Keep adding your information or views about Sony Xperia tipo and Happy Reading!