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Sony Xperia tipo / ST21i / Xperia tipo Dual / ST21i2

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  • User Score (1894)
    7.6 7.6 from 1894 reviewers
  • Expert Score (31)
    6.1 6.1 from 31 reviewers
  • Design (230)
    7.1 7.1 from 230 reviewers
  • Value for money (60)
    6.2 6.2 from 60 reviewers
  • Features (163)
    6.3 6.3 from 163 reviewers
  • Ease of use (218)
    6.7 6.7 from 218 reviewers
  • Performance (3)
    5.3 5.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Sound quality (48)
    7.5 7.5 from 48 reviewers
  • Sound (5)
    5.1 5.1 from 5 reviewers
  • Comfort (5)
    6.8 6.8 from 5 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    6.7 6.7 from 4 reviewers
  • Reliability (15)
    5.5 5.5 from 15 reviewers
  • Overall quality (5)
    8.2 8.2 from 5 reviewers
  • Looks (5)
    6.3 6.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (38)
    7.1 7.1 from 38 reviewers
  • Display (40)
    6.8 6.8 from 40 reviewers
  • Functionality (28)
    7.9 7.9 from 28 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (3)
    8.9 8.9 from 3 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (10)
    6.4 6.4 from 10 reviewers
  • Appearance (5)
    7.8 7.8 from 5 reviewers
  • Speed performance (32)
    7.3 7.3 from 32 reviewers
  • Usability (12)
    6.4 6.4 from 12 reviewers
  • Build quality (20)
    7.3 7.3 from 20 reviewers
  • Options (16)
    7.1 7.1 from 16 reviewers
  • Camera (6)
    5.2 5.2 from 6 reviewers
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Users:
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Techtree

    Techtree
    8.0/10
    29 October 2012

    The 3.2" LCD screen has pixel dimensions of 320x480. The display is reasonably bright, and the sharpness is good too. On the flip side, the panel's viewing angles and sunlight legibility don't quite make the mark. The phone is powered by a modest 800 MHz CPU, and it has 512 MB of RAM. Here are the... Read more

    • Great Design; Smooth UI; Dual SIM functionality; Good battery performance.
    • Mediocre camera; Lacklustre video playback.
  2. telecomtiger.com

    telecomtiger.in
    7.0/10
    12 April 2013

    The Sony Xperia Tipo is truly a compact smart phone in Sony’s Xperia series. It has its own fixed target audience but this phone is much better than others in this price range. Its 800 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixels camera and Android 4.0 version are its main key features that gives it edge over its... Read more

  3. fonearena.com

    review.fonearena.in
    20 October 2012

    As the A listers of the mobile industry, launch some of their high-end creations in this season, another big player ‘Sony’, is quietly tapping on a market that few, from the big league, have stepped into. The dual-SIM market has plenty of buyers. But is anyone paying attention? Well, Sony is and has... Read more

    • Dual SIM, Android 4.0 out of the box, Option to customize each SIM card and appoint data services separately, Option to keep tab of data usage from each SIM
    • Screen resolution can be better, Fixed focus camera
  4. gadgetdiary.com

    14 October 2012

    Sony Xperia Tipo is one of the latest smartphone launched by Sony. It is the cheapest phone available in the Xperia Smartphone range. It is the first entry level smartphone launched by Sony. It is available both in single sim and dual sim version. Xperia Tipo is available in India at a price tag of... Read more

    • Android ICS, Good build Quality, Great Battery backup, Good loudspeaker
    • Fixed focus camera
  5. Tech2

    Tech2
    7.5/10
    5 October 2012

    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 near a handset that was priced under 10K. That’s... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. Budget Mobile back in 2012

    Mouthshut
    6.0/10
    Reviewer: Anilinindia123, Mouthshut
    8 April 2016

    I am using this mobile since 2012 and back than it really was a budget Smart Phone made by Sony but we know that as the time passes the quality of electronic stuff degrades and so is happened to my Tipo. Lots of times Voice from the other side of the call is not clear and when I plugin ear phones... Read more

  2. a perfectly balanced android phone

    reviews.91mobiles.in
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: Kritika, 91mobiles.com
    16 June 2013

    its a balanced phone with all the essential features of any smartphone and also in budget. like every smart phone it have its own pros and cons but still its a nice phone to carry. Read more

    • exellent sound, good visuals, ample space ,small hence easy to carry in pocket and excellent battery back up.
    • no front camera, no led light and no in built recorder.
  3. good deal

    Amazon
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: murayama, Amazon
    11 October 2012

    I bought this for tethering purpose in foreign country. As tethering equipment, it's little bit big but also works as smartphone of course in emergency. As smartphone, its design and spec. is old so that it is dull processing and thicker compared with latest. However this is suitable for my purpose... Read more

  4. Naaptol

    Naaptol
    10/10
    Reviewer: Puneet Sharma, Naaptol
    25 July 2013

    It is great with looks and hardware. All thing there is perfect to be present in the smartphone. A thing can be a problem that is the OS Which 4.0 Which is a latest one. But It will not a issue with this one because all feature is great that hide this problem or con. And I am a big fan of Xperia and... Read more

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