Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Sony Xperia tipo

Sony Xperia tipo is a low-end Android smartphone suitable for first-time smartphone owners. It comes in a single- or dual-SIM flavor, with the latter called the Xperia tipodual. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA (320x480) display made out of scratch-resistant mineral glass. Inside it runs an 800MHz single-core Qualcomm processor, and on the back we have a 3.2-megapixel camera. Nothing earth-shattering, we know, yet on the bright side, the smartphone would likely be quite competitively priced. What is really worth noting, however, is that the Xperia tipo is equipped with a 1,500mAh battery, which should deliver over 24 hours of continuous usage time, according to Sony.


Sony Xperia tipo specifications

also known as Sony TapiocaSony ST21a

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.06 x 2.24 x 0.51 (103 x 57 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.51 oz (99 g)
      the average is 4.2 oz (120 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.20 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 180 ppi
  • Technology:
    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 8 h (495 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.6 days (470 hours)
      the average is 20 days (484 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 6 h (385 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 22.7 days (545 hours)
      the average is 22 days (519 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Hardware

  • System chip:
    • Qualcomm MSM7225AA
  • Processor:
    • Single core, 800 MHz
  • System memory:
    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 2500 MB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:
      • 32 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, CSS 2.1, CSS 3
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:
    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
    • TV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Jun 2012
  • Scheduled release:
    • Q3 2012 (Official)

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.