Sony Xperia Tipo, a NXT succession smartphone from Sony was discharged in august 2012. Sony Xperia Tipo is otherwise called Sony Tapioca, Sony ST21i or Sony ST21a. In spite of the fact that the smartphone was discharged 9 months previous, it is still one of the top offering smartphones from Sony. The smartphone will have its purchasers chiefly from learners who need to claim a minor telephone that fits well both their plans and pockets. The entrance level Android smartphone is truly attractive and has exceptional key emphasizes like 800 MHz Cortex-A5 processor, 3.2 inch 256K-shade capacitive TFT touchscreen, implicit-memory of 2.5 GB, 512 MB Smash and 3.15 MP camera.

Sony Xperia Tipo

1. System, SIM, figure and showcase of Sony Xperia Tipo

Sony Xperia Tipo underpins both 2G (GSM) and 3G (HSDPA) systems and data transfer capacity. The Smartphone utilizes single mini SIM. Sony Xperia Tipo Double SIM was likewise discharged in September 2012 only one after the single SIM form was discharged. The measurements of the smartphone are 103 x 57 x 13 mm and the weight is 99.4 g. Sony Xperia Tipo has a little presentation size of 3.2 creeps. The sort of the presentation is TFT capacitive multi touchscreen. The screen of this helps 256 colours with a determination of 320 x 480 pixels and pixel thickness of 80 ppi.

2. Memory and lens characteristics

There is a single lens of 3.15 MP in Sony Xperia Tipo which has a picture determination of up to 2048×1536 pixels. The Polaroid has emphasizes like geo-tagging. The camera can record just VGA value movie. The fundamental weakness of the camera is that it accompanies a settled centre and there is no advanced glimmer.

3. OS, CPU, GPU, Controls, Electric smart 

Sony Xperia is a minor droid plan smartphone that runs on Google’s Android v4.0.4 (Dessert Sandwich) working framework. The smartphone has a 800 MHz Cortex-A5 processor that is adequate to make this size of smartphone to give eminent exhibition. The processor of this smartphone is backed by Qualcomm MSM7225AA chip set. To underpin illustrations, Sony Xperia Tipo has representation processor Adreno 200 GPU. The phone has sensors like Accelerometer, Nearness and Compass. Sony Xperia Tipo smartphone accompanies a capable Li-Particle 1500 mAh electric storage device giving it a talk time up to 5 hours on 2G and up to 4 hours 30 minutes on 3G association. The standby time upheld by the electric smart of this smartphone is dependent upon 470 hours on 2G and up to 545 hours on 3G association.

4. Different characteristics

Sony Xperia Tipo helps caution sorts vibration and MP3 ring tones. There is an amplifier and a 3.5 mm sound jack too. The sound document arranges upheld by this telephone are MP3/WMA/ WAV/eAAC with player and the movie document design uphold is for MP4/H.262 and WMV player. The smartphone helps a stereo FM radio with RDS. The browser backed is HTML with Adobe Streak. The informing utilities ready on this smartphone are SMS (strung perspective), MMS, Message, IM and Prod Message. There is a GPS and Java underpin moreover. The smartphone moreover has a coordinator, archive viewer and prescient content info. The colours accessible are dark, white, profound red and war fleet blue.

5. Cost and accessibility of Tipo in India

Sony Xperia Tipo is openly accessible at numerous offline STORES and online stores in India. Despite the fact that the fundamental cost affirmed by the association was around Rs.8400, yet the smartphone is ready at shifting costs with diverse dealers relying on the edge of rebate the vendors offer to the purchasers. The smartphone accompanies a one year maker’s warranty. I have discovered the most reduced cost for this smartphone at online merchant which pitches Sony Xperia Tipo at Rs. 7,299 with unlimited transporting. The smartphone will be ready at this cost till the stocks final. Generally, the purchasers may search for a value which is closest to this figure.


  • Superb 3.2 MP Camera with 4x zoom.
  • Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Operating System)
  • A TFT Capacitive 3.2 inch Touchscreen
  • Powerful processor of Scorpion 800 MHz.
  • Enabled Wi-Fi.
  • Expandable memory upto 32 GB and FM Radio.


  • Sony Xperia Miro is a good competitor of it  which is having a little good camera of 5 MP supporting LED Flash with a secondary video camera which is not available in Xperia Tipo. Small dimension is a feature which is over the Tipo and the similar cons of the two smartphones are low video recording resolutions and the deficiency of the surroundings light sensors for automatic adjustment of brightness on the screen.
  • Next another good competitor of it is Sony Xperia U  which is having a good dual core fast processor and high quality of pixels over 250 ppi but a major deficiency of this smartphone is that it dosent has a microSD Card slot so its memory cant be expanded. Besides its this deficiency Sony Xperia U has a good camera than it of 5 MP supporting LED Flash and also have a secondary VGA camera.
  • Coming to its another competitor is Sony Xperia Tipo Dual which supports Dual Sim and similar deficiency of both the smartphones are both are having camera of low resolution and both don’t have a secondary camera too. They both lacks a surrounding light sensors for automatic adjustment of brightness on the screen.
  • Finally coming to its strong competitor that is Sony Xperia Go which is having a good dual core fast processor and its dimensions are small as compared to Xperia Tipo. The golden feature of Sony Xperia Go is that its a waterproof phone. The similar cons of both the smartphone is they don’t have a secondary camera.


Sony Xperia Tipo is a pretty good smartphone with super features embedded in it at a very reasonable price bracket and its easy to afford for students too while its competitors are also strong but we cant say, its you who has to decide on the basis of your budget that is main then the features you want and as per your need.