Having used this phone for a while, I have had the full experience of it's capabilities. I can tell you that this phone delivers.
With it's great performance, plenty or RAM and powerful battery, running ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) is a piece of cake for this little droid.
The storage is 3.0 GB, but you get more than 2.5 GB usable space, if you delete some Sony apps for Asian market you get ~2.7 GB.
The camera is really fast, but the picture quality is just OK, probably because it's a Qualcomm model. All the Xperia phones have a Qualcomm camera. I would expect Sony to put something better in, but for now this is it. Better get a Nokia phone if you need a good/great camera.
You get a few Sony and non-Sony apps like the Xperia-Gallery, TrackID, QuickOffice, QR Barcode Reader, etc. The Xperia-Gallery is a great app, both for picture and video view. The phone comes packed with some Sony widgets as well.
You get all the software and drivers in the phone, so when you connect it to the PC everything will be prepared for file transfer, sync, backup, or the Android SDK.
All the 3D games that I have tried have run very smoothly, I have even played music in the background while playing.
The phone can play up to around 1080p, so movies with 1280x720 or more will be a bit slow. I have only tried this with MP4 files and played them with apps/viewers that came with the phone itself (Android gallery, Xperia-gallery). However, all high resolution Youtube videos run fine.
The GPS works great. It comes with the standard Google Android tools/apps like maps, latitude, distance, etc.
The phones screen is very viewable in sunlight with backlights which have to be turned on/off manually.
The battery with heavy-standard-mild use lasted 2.5d-3d-4.5d (days) and I always charged it at 15-9% which is when I got the battery warning (15%).
The battery can be charged via USB/PC or USB-to-adapter/power source.
The minus for me was that this phone, in my area, didn't come with any headphones.
Great phone for it's price range.
veck, 07 Oct 2012Reply to phantomhive
Oh Come on there are hundreds if not thousands of android phones in the... moreThat's exactly why I made Galaxy Chat an example. Galaxy Chat is new in the market yet it's already having Jelly Bean. It don't take 6 months to make an update. In 6 months, a new version of Android might already be released. You want me to name devices running on Jelly Bean now, SG3 has Jelly Bean.
Jelly Bean is not a major update. It only improve the OS programming and not rewrite it. Think of it like ICS as XP SP2 and JB is XP SP3. They did not change the programming. It's more like improving it and fixing some bugs.
That's why I'm saying SONY is taking their time in the update. Imagine, Tipo was out first before CHAT. But chat now have JB but not a single word from Sony about JB for tipo.
I my self have high hopes for this phone. I'm planning to buy one. That's why I'm waiting whether JB will be released for this phone and hopefully will fix the touch issue and make it more fluid.
While regarding for the touch issue, I believe it's not just in India. I'm from the Philippines and there are also complain about it's touch. And considering it's full touch, the touch screen is one of the most important part.
Sorry if the bottom part is no longer part of your statement. I just want to answer the other post and making many post is kinda tiring while using a phone.
Tipo , explorer ,nokia500 ,lg optimus one witch one good to by? Pls any smartian rply
Tipo , explore ,nokia500 ,lg optimus one witch one good to by? Pls any smartian rply
swapan, 08 Oct 2012Thanks 4 the info. What is the Price of huawei ascend G300 ? thanks.It wil cost around 125 Euros.
izaor, 05 Oct 2012hy.. i am using sony tipo frm a mnth. it z awsome phone. but nw my touch z acting weird. that ... moreys bro, am also having dis prob, i just buy it on satuday n today m gtting hanging prob even yet not installed many application..if u gt any solution please reply me soon ...thanq bro
[deleted post]Touch problem here in UAE as well.. It was never expected from a Giant like Sony to come up such a problem since there's no lacking in the configurations of this phone...
[deleted post]i suggest u , for nokia 500 ...its price under 10000 (8900)
How about the battery backup of this phone and Is this phone have internet pass-thru facility?
Geek, 07 Oct 2012Guys, check out huawei ascend G300 or 330 for better specs at affordable prices!Thanks 4 the info.
What is the Price of huawei ascend G300 ?
Geek, 07 Oct 2012Guys, check out huawei ascend G300 or 330 for better specs at affordable prices!I have yet to find a working device from huawei, suffered a lot with their 3G USB modems, it a brand i stay far away from, although they are better than other chinese phones quality wise, but that doesnt mean huawei has acceptable quality, it says more about how bad the other china phones are.
China manuactured products are good when the mother company is not chinese, but let china do the engineering and quality management themselves and bad stuff will come out.
My Xperia tipo is awesome.. No lag issues.. And absolutely no touch problem..
sahil5858, 06 Oct 2012Does temple run works in sony xperia tipo? Yes temple run works quiet well on it i saw it running in a video uploaded on YouTube named Sony xperia tipo gaming
Guys, check out huawei ascend G300 or 330 for better specs at affordable prices!
what it's browsing and downloading speed...!
Is it's camera have good clearity...!
Pls answer me...!
Its a good starting smartphone than galexy Y, and we get more from ICS OS
Reply to phantomhive
Oh Come on there are hundreds if not thousands of android phones in the market and devices with JB OS is mere one or two. May be the techno savy geek in you got irked by my choice of word - latest and I should have used Uptodate. Point taken that JB is the latest OS developed but still its not in the market yet.You must know android updates are hard to come by, makers take many months even if they do update their devices. ICS is the OS update available for most of the devices now. For JB it'll take time, not less than 6 months to be in vogue across all manufacturers.
Oh Come on there are hundreds if not thousands of android phones in the market and devices with JB OS is mere one or two. Point taken that JB is the latest OS developed but still not in the market. You must know android updates are hard to come by, makers take many months even if they do update their devices. ICS is the OS update available for most of the devices now. For JB it'll take time, not less than 6 months to be in vogue.