After witnessing the success of entry-level smartphones, the Japanese tech giant Sony entered that particular segment of the market with its Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual smartphones based on Android 4.0 ICS operating system and priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 10,499 respectively.
Today, Gizbot has come up with the review of Sony Xperia Tipo, which was launched a couple of months back into the price conscious Indian market. While being a budget offering from Sony, Xperia Tipo comes with an exciting set of features and some good hardware.
The first thing that the users might feel while holding the Xperia Tipo is that it is too thick measuring 13mm, however, conversely, its height and width are on a reasonable side measuring 103mm and 57mm respectively.
Talking about the build quality, the handset is pretty lightweight with 99.4 grams and instead of coming with a plastic back like most of its rivals, Xperia Tipo comes with a premium rubber coating on the battery cover.
When it comes to display, the handset houses a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The display is reasonably bright, and the sharpness is also good, however, the panel's viewing angles and sunlight legibility are not up to the mark. However, the display is protected with a scratch resistant glass coating.
On the right spine of the handset is a volume rocker, which can be used to zoom the camera and the left spine has the power key and micro USB slot. The 3.5mm audio jack is at the top. On the flip side, the micro SD card slot alongside the SIM card slot are housed beneath the battery cover.