Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i2 Dual Sim (Black) is a new smartphone from the Sony company, and its first so called low budget Xperia Android phones. But regardless of the affordable price, the fact is that this phone is packed with high performance features. The Xperia Tipo made a huge impact on the mobile technologies market, and its developers decided to produce this phone in a Dual Sim (Dual Stand By) version too, which has all the performances of the basic model, but also a double SIM card, 2G and 3G usage possibilities.
The Xperia Tipo is equipped with a 3.2 inch TFT touchscreen display and high image quality, a 3.2 MP camera, and a WiFi connection that enables fast and flawless web browsing. When all this is combined with a powerful 800MHz processor , the freshest smartphone Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and a high build quality.
Design and Build The Xperia tipo dual isn?t winning any design awards but it?s not ugly either. The full plastic body feels sturdy and durable and we didn?t find any creaking parts anywhere. We got the silver variant, which covers the rear, sides and the little chin at the bottom with the ?Xperia? insignia on it. Sony uses a mineral glass for the front, which is scratch resistant but is still prone to fingerprints. The 3.2-inch TFT screen is accompanied by a row of three capacitive buttons beneath it. The sides have the volume rocker and dedicated SIM switching button. The rear holds the 3MP camera and that?s pretty much it.
Features Interface We?re happy to see Sony using the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.0.4, which makes up for the slower 800MHz Qualcomm chipset. The MSM7225A SoC packs in a Adreno 200 GPU, which won?t do 720p video but will easily handle anything up to 480p. The display does not get any of the BRAVIA treatment and is a standard TFT LCD, so the viewing angles are not the best. You?ll notice a lot of colour shift while tilting the phone even slightly.
MediaThe loudspeaker is quite powerful for such a tiny phone and puts bigger phones like the Galaxy Nexus to shame. Music via the headphones is also crisp and clear. Though the bass didn?t have the thump that we?d expected, the mids and lows are covered quite well with the headset that comes with the phone. The music player lets you sort songs by Album, Tracks and Artists. You also have the option to create playlists. The music player also has a lockscreen widget that displays controls along with album art.