Sony Xperia Tipo

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka

Sony Xperia Tipo - Price: Rs.8990 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  2. 3.2 MP Primary Camera
  3. 3.2-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  4. 800 MHz Scorpion Processor
  5. FM Radio
  6. Wi-Fi Enabled
  7. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
Brand Sony has done well with its Xperia series and with the Sony Xperia Tipo, Sony has brought out another excellent product. This device comes in a bar form and is run on the smart and futuristic Android V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The operating software is backed up by an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and a 512 MB RAM which ensures that the multiple applications available on the phone run in a smooth and efficient manner.

The display of this Sony Xperia is a 3.2-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen which provides an HVGA resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone also comes packed with the Timescape user interface which serves to simplify the user’s interactivity with this device. The graphics on the screen are enhanced via the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit which provides a higher degree of display quality.

The Sony Xperia Tipo comes packed with a 3.2 megapixel primary camera which doubles up as a video recorder as well. The camera features useful tools such as a 4x digital zoom, Self Timer and a Send to Web function which enhance the usability of the device. The phone also comes with a Geo-tagging feature which allows the user to add location based data to uploaded pictures or video.


The Sony Xperia Tipo is a stylishly designed phone and features a rectangular look with sleek rounded edges. The phone weighs in at lithe 99.4 g and possesses dimensions of 57 x 103 x 13 mm which makes this device light as well as thin. The Sony Xperia Tipo also contains an accelerometer sensor which serves to rotate the screen depending on the orientation in which the device is held. The proximity sensor on the device switches off the display when the user is taking a call to prevent the user from tapping button unnecessarily.

Storage and Battery

This Sony Xperia device comes with 2.5 GB internal memory as well as an expandable memory card slot which can increase the memory on the device by up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery which promises the user a talktime of 5 hours when used on the 2G network. When used on the 3G network, the device promises the user a talktime of up to 4 hours.

Connectivity and Features

The Sony Xperia Tipo is capable of keeping the user connected to the internet from work, home or on the move. The phone features GPRS and EDGE technology which can keep the user connected to the internet via the 2G network. For a faster browsing experience on the move this phone also comes with 3G functionality. The user can also connect to a wireless network as the phone is WiFi capable. The Sony Xperia Tipo is also capable of tethering to another device via the USB port or the WiFi hotspot function in the device. Files and documents can be exchanged using the Bluetooth functionality or the USB port. Additionally, the phone is capable of serving as a navigation aid in the form of Google Maps which uses assisted-GPS support.

The device features entertainment aid in the form of a music player, video player and an FM radio. Audio clarity from the device is enhanced via the inbuilt xLOUD Audio Filter Technology which improves the audio experience for the user.

Social networking Apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp come bundled into the device so the user can stay in touch with friends and family on the move. Other useful features include Wallpaper animation, Google Sync and Audio recording which make this device a worthy buy.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Tipo -

In Sales PackageHandset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, Screen Protector
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync),
NeoReader Barcode Scanner
Call FeaturesConference Call, Loudspeaker
Handset ColorsClassic White, Black, Red & Blue
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion
GraphicsAdreno 200
Size3.2 Inches
ResolutionHVGA, 320 x 480 Pixels
Color262 K
Other Display FeaturesScratch-resistant, Handwriting Recognition, Gesture Support
Primary CameraYes, 3.2 Megapixel
Secondary CameraNo
Video RecordingYes, 640 x 480, 30 fps
ZoomDigital Zoom - 4x
Other Camera FeaturesGeo-tagging, Self Timer, Send to Web
Size57x103x13 mm
Weight99.4 g
TypeLi-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time5 hrs (2G), 4 hrs (3G)
Standby Time470 hrs (2G), 545 hrs (3G)
Internal2.5 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail
Pre-installed BrowserAndroid
GPRSYes, 86 kbps
EDGEYes, 237 kbps
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP 1.2, EDR, AVRCP 1.0,
HFP 1.5, HSP 1.1, OPP 1.1, PAP 1.0)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports WAV, eAAC, MIDI, MP3
Video PlayerYes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP
Sound EnhancementxLOUD Audio Filter Technology
SAR Value1.62 W/Kg
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Additional FeaturesPredictive Text Input, MMS Enabled, Google Sync, 3D Gaming,
Audio Recording, Alarm, Flight Mode, Calculator, Calendar,
Wallpaper Animation, Auto Rotate, Track ID Music Recognition,
Voice Input
Important AppsFacebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Google Voice Search,
Google Talk, WhatsApp, Google Play, Instant Messaging
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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