Sony Xperia tipo, in-depth analysis

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The presentation wheel has not stopped turning. The Japanese company Sony Mobile has just unveiled a new mobile phone, along with the Sony Xperia miro . Now we have to talk about the new Sony Xperia tipo , a tiny and handy phone, specially designed for those who want to get a pocket terminal, but a real pocket one . You will see that we are facing a simple , but equipped device , made of a material that is pleasant to the touch, sporting a much more ergonomic appearance, with rounded edges, far from the squared that the high-end phones that Sony currently has can your catalog. Fortunately, the Sony Xperia tipo is a phone prepared for connectivity , a detail that will be especially appreciated by those users who want to always remain connected to the Internet .

Like all Sony terminals , the Sony Xperia tipo works through the Android operating system . In fact, it is another of the phones that this year 2012 has been released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , a version that comes natively, luckily for the most demanding users. The phone has all the features that we would ask of a smart phone , although we must bear in mind that it is a basic range device, designed for those who want to jump into the world of smartphones , but are not willing to spend all their savings on a very expensive mobile phone. Next, we offer you aDetailed and in-depth analysis , with photos, videos and opinions of the new Sony Xperia tipo .

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Design and display

The Sony Xperia Tipo is a phone with a design quite different from the other terminals in the Xperia range . In fact, of those presented during this year 2012 , there is not a single device that resembles it. In this case, we are dealing with a smartphone with a youthful and casual appearance, with a flatter appearance and with shapes that invite superior ergonomics. In fact, at first glance it seems that it can adapt perfectly to our hand, to the extent that its dimensions also offer us this possibility. If we look at its data sheet , we will see that the phone meets the following dimensions: 103 x 57 x 13 millimetersand it weighs around 99.4 grams , with the battery included. Its measurements confirm that it is a somewhat smaller and lighter device than usual.

Its screen has fewer features than those of a high-end Sony Xperia . The device stands before us with TFT 3.2 - inch panel , dimensions significantly smaller than usual, with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels . However, for the occasion Sony has also opted for a resistant, anti-reflective glass, which will allow us to avoid the damage of an accidental blow or an occasional scratch . Those who want to buy the phone, will be able to do so at the time in different colors, since the Sony Xperia tipo comes in black, white, red and blue.: four basics that will delight the most classic users, but also the most jovial. Its availability will depend, in any case, stocks of each operator and distribution of own Sony Mobile in our country .



We have already indicated to you at the beginning that the Sony Xperia tipo is not a high-end device. It is a smartphone prepared for almost everything, but reserved in some aspects. This is what Sony wanted to do. In the connectivity section these differences are not so remarkable . In fact, to begin with, we would have to indicate that the device is capable of operating on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/1900/2100 networks . Users who choose the Sony Xperia tipo as their bedside device will have different benefits. One of the most important, without a doubt, is the compatibility with 3G networks with transfer rates HSDPA of 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA of 5.76 Mbps, at most. Those who send large files will notice this, by email or through their favorite social networks ( Facebook or Twitter , for example). Those who do not want to contract a data service or want to have an additional connection, will have Wi-Fi wireless networks within their reach , since the phone is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11 technology .

But this is not all. Because users can also use the Wifi Hotspot function , useful for anchoring other devices (a tablet, a laptop, another phone ...) to the 3G connection that we have active at that time. The Sony Xperia tipo also has compatibility with DLNA connectivity , Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR and even with the GPS function with aGPS , useful for geolocation services, to configure routes and follow them from the car or even on foot. Do not forget that the phone works with the Android operating system and therefore has direct access to services such asGoogle Maps with Street View and Latitude.

And now we go for the external connections. On the one hand, we have a microSD card slot that will help us expand user memory with cards up to 32 GB . Finally, you can count on a 3.5-millimeter headphone output that will allow you to listen to your favorite music as if you were carrying a multimedia player, in addition to a microUSB 2.0 input . You will see that this way you can connect the phone to the computer to synchronize data, incorporate updates and even charge the battery if you are in the office and have a USB cable handy.

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Photographic and multimedia camera

The Sony company has not equipped this device with a great photographic system . In fact, the camera only has a 3.2 megapixel sensor and digital 4x zoom . The snapshots that we can obtain will not be of high quality, but the camera will allow us to make a testimonial use of it. The same goes for videos. Although you can record them without problem, it will have to be in a VGA resolution . Finally, you should know that the camera also has geotagging and touch focus, although this time it does not come equipped with an LED flash, on the other hand normal detail, taking into account the quality of the sensor and the general performance of the device.

On the other hand, the Sony Xperia tipo is a device perfectly prepared for the reproduction of music, video and photos . So much so, that in its datasheet find specific details on file support these features . The supported formats mentioned are as follows: MP3, eAAC +, WAV, MP4, H.263 and H.264 . As a good Xperia terminal (you know that Sony usually adds all these details to their devices, regardless of the range to which they belong) the Xperia type includes Album art, PlayNow Service, Music Player , the TrackID applicationfor music recognition and xLoud technology for nearly professional sound quality. In this sense, you will see that a direct access to the Sony Entertainment Network platform is also incorporated for downloading multimedia files of any kind.

The data sheet also mentions the integration of the FM Radio service with RDS and the compatibility of streaming video through other platforms, but also YouTube , as well as access to 3D games . Those who take advantage of any moment to enjoy music, video clips , short films and even free or paid video games , accessible through the main online application platforms, will be enjoyed .

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Memory and operating system

Like the vast majority of devices that Sony has recently introduced , the device in question works through the Android platform . Luckily, especially for those users who demand to be up to date, the phone performs through Android 4.0 , the latest version of this operating system, also called Ice Cream Sandwich . In this sense, it seems that the user of this phone will be an advantage and will only have to worry about future updates , which will come and which will surely be aimed at improving the operating system and correcting any failure.that may arise. All users who connect with this platform will have the option to access the mecca of mobile applications for Android . We are referring, of course, to Google Play : that market of apps that will allow us to get (free of charge and upon payment) different programs to improve and extend the features of the Sony Xperia tipo .

For the occasion, Sony has integrated in this device a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225AA heart . It is a single core processor running at a clock frequency of 800 MHz , apparently enough for this phone to perform consistently. The RAM memory reaches 512 MB , as usual in devices like this, and the user memory is 2.9 GB , with 2.5 GB free to install applications and save files of any kind. It must be remembered, at this point, that the user will also have the option of expanding the memory with microSD cards of up to 32 GB. To this end, Sony has integrated into the device a slot compatible with this type of card.

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Autonomy and availability

In the section on autonomy, we could discuss a little more. As you know, despite all the indications that the company can make, the final performance of the device will always depend on purely circumstantial issues . We refer to the properties of the network to which the phone is connected, the services it uses and even the functions it performs most often. We have to know, however, that the Sony Xperia Tipo comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1500 milliamps . In this way, according to Sony's own predictions , the terminal can offer a3G autonomy of 545 hours in standby and 6 hours in conversation . In the case of music playback, Sony promises up to 36 hours and 30 minutes . It will be necessary to check, through actual use, if these data are well adjusted.

The Sony Xperia tipo will be made available to customers (around the world) during the coming summer months (July, August or September), taking into account that its launch is scheduled for the third quarter of the year . We will indicate prices and more information about its availability in Spain as the launch date approaches. For now we do not have more information about it, since Sony Mobile has decided to keep these last secrets for the exact moment of the deployment. We will be attentive to keep you informed.

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Data sheet

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 850/1900/2100

Weight and measurements103 x 57 x 13 mm

99.4 grams (battery included)

Memory2.5 GB of internal storage

Expandable with microSD cards up to 32 GB



3.2 inch TFT

320 x 480 pixels

Strong, anti-reflective glass

Camera 3.2 megapixel camera

4x digital zoom


Touch focus

Record VGA video

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264

Album art

Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)

PlayNow service

Music player

TrackID music recognition

XLoud experience

FM radio with RDS

3D games

Sony Entertainment Network

Video streaming


Controls and connectionsAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Qualcomm MSM72225AA 800 MHz processor


Digital compass

Proximity sensor

3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n

Wi-Fi Hotspot


Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR


Hi-Speed ​​USB 2.0 and Micro USB

3.5mm headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Google Voice Search

Google Talk with video chat

Google mail

Google Maps with Street View and Latitude

Autonomy Lithium-ion battery 1,500 milliamps Sleep: 470 hours Talk: 5 hours Music: 30 hours
PriceNot available
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