Following the success of the dual SIM cheap Chinese feature phones in the Indian market, the local manufacturers have gradually switched to taste success in this segment and are unveiling numerous dual SIM Android smartphones to meet the demands of the consumers.
The latest to extend its product offering in the category is Sony, the Japanese tech giant has released its Xperia Tipo Dual, a low cost dual SIM Android smartphone in the Indian market and currently the handset is available on Flipkart for pre-order at Rs 10,299.
But the new handset will have to fight fiercely to grab the market shares from
Samsung which has enough product offerings in the segment – already dominating other prominent Indian manufacturers like Micromax and Spice.
The hottest selling Galaxy Y Duos launched at a price of at Rs 8,490, following the success of Galaxy Y in the country is doing pretty well in the market and attracting significant sales figures.
But analysts assume Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is one of the smartphones which can knock-out Galaxy Y Duos. Hence, lets have a look at both the dual SIM Android smartphones spec comparison and observe how they stack up against each other.
Display & Dimension: Measuring 103 x 57 x 13 mm in dimension and weighing around 99.4 grams, the Xperia Tipo Dual is thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Y Duos with a dimension of 109.8 x 60 x 12 mm and a weight of around 109 grams.
Xperia Tipo Dual houses a 3.2 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution and 180 ppi pixel density approximately. Further, the touchscreen display has a scratch resistant glass protection.
On the other hand, Galaxy Y Duos sports a 3.14 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixel resolution and 127 ppi pixel density approximately.
Processor: Xperia Tipo Dual is equipped 800MHz Cortex A5 processor while Galaxy Y Duos is equipped with a slightly better 832MHz processor.
Operating System: In this segment, while Galaxy Y Duos runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, which is rather outdated, the Xperia Tipo Dual is flavored with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Camera: When it comes to the camera, both the smartphones have a 3.15MP rear camera with geo-tagging feature. However, there is no front camera in both the handsets.
Memory: Xperia Tipo Dual has 2 GB internal memory and 512MB RAM while Galaxy Y Duos has 160MB internal memory and 512MB RAM. At the same time, both the handsets have a micro SD card slot, which supports expandable memory up to 32GB.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets come packed with features like Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3G with 7.2Mbps HSDPA, and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Wi-Fi features and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Xperia Tipo Dual is powered by a 1,500 mAh Li-ion battery which offers up to 6 hours talk time and 360 hours standby while Galaxy Y Duos is loaded with a 1,300 mAh Li-ion battery which can fuel up to 9 hours talk time and 360 hours standby.
If you are interested in getting a handset with the latest iteration of the Google's Android OS, Xperia Tipo Dual is the right choice running on Android ICS. Other than the OS difference, both the smartphones are packed with almost similar specs. However, both the handsets have shortcomings including the lack of camera flash, front camera for video calling, low battery backup and lack of multicore processor.
Galaxy Y Duos has obtained grave reviews from the users. Though it has proved its performance in the market with its growing demand, some consumers claim that it is in no way better than the Galaxy Y – its successor, except for the dual SIM.
When it comes to the Xperia Tipo Dual – the latest offering from Sony, the handset is available on pre-order and it is yet to be released into the market. Hence, one should wait for more expert feedback on the smartphone before going for a purchase.