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7.2 out of 10 based on 1495 reviews

Sony Xperia tipo / ST21i

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  • User Score (1557)
    7.7 7.7 from 1557 reviewers
  • Expert Score (34)
    6.3 6.3 from 34 reviewers
  • Design (104)
    8.3 8.3 from 104 reviewers
  • Value for money (42)
    7.7 7.7 from 42 reviewers
  • Features (32)
    7.1 7.1 from 32 reviewers
  • Ease of use (89)
    7.6 7.6 from 89 reviewers
  • Performance (11)
    6.9 6.9 from 11 reviewers
  • Sound quality (34)
    8.8 8.8 from 34 reviewers
  • Sound (4)
    5.3 5.3 from 4 reviewers
  • Comfort (5)
    7.4 7.4 from 5 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    7.3 7.3 from 4 reviewers
  • Reliability (15)
    6.0 6.0 from 15 reviewers
  • Overall quality (13)
    7.5 7.5 from 13 reviewers
  • Looks (5)
    6.9 6.9 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (55)
    7.7 7.7 from 55 reviewers
  • Display (39)
    7.4 7.4 from 39 reviewers
  • Functionality (28)
    8.6 8.6 from 28 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (3)
    9.7 9.7 from 3 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (10)
    7.0 7.0 from 10 reviewers
  • Appearance (5)
    8.6 8.6 from 5 reviewers
  • Speed performance (32)
    8.0 8.0 from 32 reviewers
  • Usability (12)
    7.0 7.0 from 12 reviewers
  • Build quality (20)
    7.9 7.9 from 20 reviewers
  • Options (16)
    7.8 7.8 from 16 reviewers
  • Camera (7)
    5.7 5.7 from 7 reviewers
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  1. Techmagnifier

    3 January 2013

    It seems Sony has been clever enough to launch its Xperia Tipo with Android ICS OS at a price that is sure to lure the masses. Tipo has the capabilities to appeal to those who are brand conscious and looking for something new & advanced. This low cost smartphone deserves some attention despite the fact it comes with few shortcomings. • Decent performance • Excellent battery life • Loud speaker • Light and small • Small screen size may not suit everyone • No front camera... Read more

    • Decent performance , Excellent battery life , Loud speaker , Light and small
    • Small screen size may not suit everyone , No front camera , Not suitable all 3D games , Low resolution screen is a big drawback , Few glitches
  2. telecomtiger.com

    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 competitors. But it trails with less 512 MB RAM, small screen size and no front camera. This might be a reason to think. So, we give this phone 3.5 star rating. For best... Read more

  3. fonearena.com

    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 thus launched its tipo Dual, that runs on Android 4.0. Here’s an interesting equation = A dual SIM + by Sony + on Android 4.0 + that if you bargain hard, it can be yours for... 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 Rs 9500. Recently we did the Unboxing of the Sony Xperia Tipo and today we are going to share our views about the device. Xperia Tipo has a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive... Read more

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

    27 December 2012

    After forging a formidable reputation for itself in the conventional smartphone market, Sony has now ventured into dual SIM smartphone waters with the Xperia tipo Dual, an affordable Android-powered dual SIM device. But does the Xperia magic work over two SIMs? Looks: Subtle, yet noticeable The Sony Xperia tipo comes with simple, yet catchy looks. Sony has kept the handset com-pact and lightweight, with smooth rounded corners.The device comes with a 3.2 inch capacitive... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. Sony xperia -worth buying

    Reviewer: Aniket, Snapdeal
    16 May 2013

    I bought this sony phone last week and I totally admire it. The Sony xperia tipo single sim (black) is a nice sleek phone with good battery backup. I liked the processor and the prompt response of the touch screen as much as the music quality. Very light weight, even if you keep it in your pocket, you won't feel it. The nicest thing is that it has a decent look, and fits in my hand. The tipo experience is totally awesome buy it if you want decency and work at the same... Read more

    • Clear Sound, Durable, Easy Controls
    • Heavy
  2. A Perfectly Balanced Android Phone

    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. Phone not working : replacement claim : tired

    Reviewer: Sharath, amazon.in
    23 September 2013

    the phone doesnt work properly , Im trying to get a replacement The touch screen started malfunctioning and even after a data wipe and factory reset , its not working right Now I have to go waste time at the sony service centre to get a certificate to get a replacement not fun , when it was a gift for someone Read more

  4. Naaptol

    Reviewer: Ayush Chauhan, Naaptol
    7 July 2013

    A good cell phone from sony. Looks best in blue color according to me. Small and handy and very good to use too Read more

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