I bought this phöne 3 days back. I had to choose between htc explorer , tipo and galaxy y duos. Based on specs, i preffered tipo..
Now coming to pros & cons
good built (galaxy y and htc looks cheap)
excellent voice clarity
you tube plays well.
Can play temple run and angry birds.
buggy ui. Ics lags on this handset (check out review by cnet and techradar)
average battery life.
This is my first android phone . I am happy with my choice.
Looks good, good ram and internal memory, good display.
Go for it. Avoid micromax,spice , karbon, etc. Think long term !
WELL guys the confusion is CLEAR now , but it is not good.
there are 2 models for tipo one is st21i ( international version ) and one is st21a ( only available in usa). they both are different phones
the SAR rating for
st21i is 1.62 w/kg
and for ST21a it is 1.28 w/kg as reported by FCC ( FCC is a USA organisation , so that rating is applicable only in usa)
in india we will be getting st21i so the SAR rating is 1.62 w/kg . more discussion is going on sony forum
here check out
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012buddy..!! Its not me there..not at all..!! Rish u n bharatbhai u took me wrongly guys..!! i w... moredon't worry man. the miro will be down to 13k in a month or two. nobody will buy it at 14.5k when the L5 is there at 12.5k. I know its not that smooth but a 4 inch screen is something which people cannot resist and most people just look at the phone and buy it without reading any reviews. and sorry if you felt bad about anything. I just posted what I saw. Mr. Thommo cleared up everything and I am grateful to him.
they could hve given 2.3.6 GB Instead of IC 4.0 , Bcz its laggs many time..
its Bcz 800 mhz not sufficient for ICE CREAM.OS.
over all good handy. light weight.. ,
700 MB System/Internal memory .. many application u can install. :)
and ICE CREAM OS is not user friendly as 2.3GB.
Actualy i use LG e400.
Overall good phone.. but its laggs.. And touch is not good as htc or LG phone.
there is no problem with the SAR value. Ask yourself. Why would a big company like Sony cheat anyone. There was a confusion regarding the values as I have read previously, but the discussion was for good and cleared everything. Now it is absolutely clear that the phone is safe and you should buy it without any fear. This is the best phone in the sub 10k range in India, so feel free to go to a store and buy it.
nurav, 18 Sep 2012pls tell me guyz hw is the touch of dis phone plshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=plcp
guys SAR value is not a problem in this phone, rumors only saying that reasons, dont believe them, its my advice for u
about the sar value
well, i havent bought the phone. but am planning to after seeing one of my friends'. its a charm if its your first android. regarding the sar value, the value of 1.62 is averaged over 10g and the higher limit for that is 2 w/kg (as per european union rules) you may check out wikipedia. sony should have clarified this issue to prevent many customers drawing back to what is potentially a killer at the sub 10k android market. i am posting the link to the sony site which confirms the sar value and the averaged over 10g feature.
th3D, 18 Sep 2012Y dont u discuss those nonsense values on Bombay forums, since India is the only country where... moreyeah that post u replied was mine..!! forgot to sign in..neways..!! did i really said that tipo has high SAR values? or did i say high SAR value cause cancer?? did i ?really? read all d posts by me once again..!!
1st of all i was sayin tipo doesnt has high SAR value..2ndly even i think that it doesnt cause cancer....!! please read carefully before you post..!!
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012buddy..!! Its not me there..not at all..!!
Rish u n bharatbhai u took me wrongly guys..!! i w... moreY dont u discuss those nonsense values on Bombay forums, since India is the only country where scientists has found "conclusive proof" for cancer from cellfone usage.
I mean, almost the whole world has been using cellphones for years and years now, i had my first handheld cellphone 19 years ago, why are we not als dead long ago, where are all these cancer victims???
ONE is not much but the radiation scientists cannot show us even ONE victim.
If i lived in India i would be upset that my hard earned tax money was spent on this stupid research.
[deleted post]By the way, if you can buy one, please post some reviews. Especially about its performance and touch screen. I wan't a super sensitive touch screen. Just like my good old Samsung Wave 525 (around 5k when I bought it). Also about it's browser. Whether it can view videos online aside from youtube.
[deleted post]I think around 6 or 7k. A little bit higher compared to Galaxy Y.
i hve read the reviews on many sites statng dat it has sme issues with the touchscreen i.e u hve to apply sme pressure in order to register the touch
how the touch compared to galaxy y
help me out pls pls
i m interestd in buyng dis ph
kindly help me out
i wnt honest opinion frm a persn who actually owns the ph
is the touch of dis phone gud?
Pls reply as fast as possible
rish-, 17 Sep 2012why should i read the whole pdf when it CLEARLY states in the first paragraph that it has 1.62... morebuddy..!! Its not me there..not at all..!!
Rish u n bharatbhai u took me wrongly guys..!! i was not fighting..nor i was trying to proove u wrong..!
i jus wanted u guys to convince(with pure heart)dat SAR value of TIPO is not as high as dat..!! i am jus a fan of sony not their marketing person..! whateva is right is right whateva is wrong is wrong..!!
I am not goin to buy tipo..!! i was waiting for miro..!! i thot it will release arnd 13k...but it is far above dat figure n hence i am not goin to buy miro as of now..!!n i knw if u really wanna buy sumthng n sumthng holds u back from doin so it feels bad..!!m suffering from it..! so jus wanted to make u convince as well as tell u d reality..!!
U n bharatbhai..weneva u will buy cell nt jus tipo..any cell..!!just post it here..i will b more dan happy for u guys...!! njoi..!!!
guys dont worry about SAR value of tipo atleast in India...
our government officials have themselves tested the little tipo and approved it to be launched in India... here is a part of their report
"Sony xperia tipo regulatory approval.
FCC approved on 15 aug 2012, FCC ID value: PY7PM-0131
FCC measured SAR
Product Specific Use: 1.27W/kg"