Sony Xperia tipo - user opinions and reviews

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Does this phone hav timescape, notification light and video call?

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  • 2012-09-14 12:44
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> In reply to rish- @ 2012-09-14 11:37 from rKeF - click to readyes this is the problem with wp. apps can only be downloaded on the phone and not on the pc. BTW WP has also been unlocked and there are soft wares for the same but unlike android there are not many apps available for downloading to the pc. in Android u can download even paid apps from various websites and use them on your phone.

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  • 2012-09-14 12:04
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Well the only thing that puts me off against windows phone is that we cant get hacked paid apps. In android we can easily get a very good paid app like security apps, utility apps , hd games for free . But in wp we have to purchase it even a small game like angrY birds.

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  • 2012-09-14 11:37
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bought this phone last week and i think its quite slow it plays games ok but the time it takes from pressing write text or contacts takes a good few seconds sometimes, and ics is complete crap, no background data turn off so i keep getting facebook notifications when i dont want them, and camera aint too good, I should of bought huawei G300 instead for same price!

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  • 2012-09-14 11:23
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> In reply to rish- @ 2012-09-14 10:31 from Lf3D - click to readas far as droids are concerned Sony and htc are the most reliable companies. As far as the 710 is concerned, its awesome but if I would have had the money for it then why would I be commenting here. The 610 is a good phone for apps too. Around 5% of the apps don't work but that is okay. I'm not a mobile gamer. The PC is the best thing to play games on. This phone is the best in this price bracket but the sar value is a kind of a deal breaker. I might think about it if I don't get any good news in the next couple of months about a new droid. I was looking to buy it on dhanteras so I can wait for a couple of months. Frankly speaking there isn't any phone in this range which is even half as good. The Explorer is not that good and the desire c is a joke.

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  • 2012-09-14 11:02
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guys worried about sar value
should i buy or not????/

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  • 2012-09-14 10:50
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> In reply to bharat @ 2012-09-14 10:12 from v{SS - click to readdont go with lumia 610 if you want then go for 710. most of the good apps wont work because it has 256 mb ram. if you want to use it as a feature phone like texting , calling and web browsing then it is very good smooth , fluid , good screen . but it is not a smartphone. go for 710 at least you will get windows 7.8 and all apps supported . but then at that price you can get xperia u . just wait for samsung lets see what they have in store for us . i really dont like the design of samsung though ,

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  • 2012-09-14 10:31
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> In reply to Rish @ 2012-09-14 09:05 from Lf3D - click to readif it wasn't for the high sar value I would have brought it, but at this moment I'm not too sure about it. wp8 budget handsets will be launching next year but that's too far away and they won't even come in this price range, so I think I'll wait for a month or two and keep an eye on the news. Lets see what is going to launch in the next couple of months. See if Sony has launched a phone at this price and with these specs, the other companies are going to compete. I'll just buy the lumia 610 if the price goes down. The 3.7 inch screen and the high res is awesome. As far as the negative points go: I don't use bluetooth, apps are plenty now and what if the mass storage mode isn't there. I can install the zune software and store all I want. Plus the fluidity of WP is not there in even the best of the droids.

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  • 2012-09-14 10:12
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> In reply to bharat @ 2012-09-14 07:49 from v{SS - click to readbro how long will you wait ?
see bro at this price we will be getting msm7225a chip only . samsung will release galaxy y 2 which will have same specs as galaxy mini 2 , but if they release that then again it will be 8500 rs . see the price of mini 2 it is 230 $ so high and its not even launch in india. and if they try to cut cost they will give poor hardware just like they gave to old galaxy y at that time. the best option is Htc Explorer . sony has already released tipo and htc will never make any low end droid now, i dont trust lg. the differnce between tipo and xplorer is only battery life , internal memory and 200 mhz bump. if you root htc explorer you can install ics / jb cpu 800 mhz with good battery . or else wait for 6 months then in april may we will have dual core cpu in this price

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  • 2012-09-14 09:05
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> In reply to rish- @ 2012-09-14 07:12 from rJJA - click to read@ rish, basically 2 type of earphones 1.OMTP, 2.CTIA. Now onwards sony uses CTIA. so u can use of any CTIA supported earphones. I preffer u either sony's MH650c or MDR-EX60LP.

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  • 2012-09-14 07:53
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I'll just wait for the next budget ICS droid. I don't understand one thing. Why was this handset allowed at this SAR value? Forget about 4-5 countries, 1.6 is the limit as far as I know and that too is not so good. I just read an article and a researcher says that the limit should be lowered to 1. This is really an eye opener. I won't put my health on the line for getting ICS.

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  • 2012-09-14 07:49
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just checked the SAR value specified on the Sony website of UK and India. Both specify that the SAR value is 1.62 W/kg and the limit in some countries like the european union, brazil, new zealand etc is 2W/kg. Just search for effects of high SAR value and you'll know what to do. This is shocker. Earlier I thought that flipkart made a mistake.

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  • 2012-09-14 07:33
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> In reply to bharat @ 2012-09-14 07:20 from v{SS - click to read129 euro is as good as INR9296.79 which is as good as indian price of tipo wid retailers which is arnd 9.4...so not dat cheap..i bet in a month or so tipo wil come down to 8.5k with retailers.!!

n even m doubtful about his RAM abv 512mb

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  • 2012-09-14 07:31
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i brought sony tipo single sim ... mobile s simply superb and battery back up is normal lyk android phone.. but little better then other phones

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  • 2012-09-14 07:27
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> In reply to rish- @ 2012-09-14 07:12 from rJJA - click to readdude sony itself has given SAR rating as 1.62 in their offical SAR doc....but dats HEIGHEST SAR rating which means Radiation emitting at its worst..!! n seems like flipkart n all must have copied it blindly..!! dey dont condcut their own test..do they?!?!i dnt think so..!

but in normal usage it wont b as high as 1.62...according to me phnarena must hav conducted test n given d result as 1.27..!! please go to d site n check..!!n tel us what do u think..! because i dont knw d technicalities of SAR n all..!!n m not proving u or flipkart or hs18 wrong..m jus telling u what i obsrved on phnarena in specs of TIPO..!!

so best thing is we should wait for GSMarena to specify SAR rating..!!

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  • 2012-09-14 07:21
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-13 19:17 from m%C9 - click to read129 dude? looks like it is cheaper in germany but only by a little amount. and 754 MB ram? this can't be possible. the specified size is 512 MB.

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  • 2012-09-14 07:20
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> In reply to make.believe @ 2012-09-14 06:02 from vbPm - click to readCheck flipkart , hs18 , saholic they all mention 1.62w/kg . Even all xperia phones have high sar value . But hey check this same thing happened with xperia s . But was resolved or sony manipulated the results.

http://forum.xda-developers.co...p?t=1696983.

so any tipo owner please confirm how is the sound in sony earphones in tipo . Acc to me it is very low.

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  • 2012-09-14 07:12
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-13 11:45 from MDVw - click to readsorry for late replied,why i said desire c is better?once again i'm not boring to said that kernel is really influence in desire c performance look at them,they can run ics fluidly even with ics 4.0.3 that well known as most bugly ics version,and they surely too to get jb rather than lww+xperia 2011 where sony still investigate where between them capable to be update,and Sony never surely promised to update lww on jb,neo l is 4inch dude,actually you must wakeup from ur sleep,neo l,tipo,and miro I think will surely get jb becoz they have newer kernel than lww,i suggest you to respect the other who had comment previously,if u still think processor is everything to define a performance from smartphone,i think you can be include as quadcore fanboy that their phone lose with dualcore phone,example xperia t vs gal.s3
@rish since old time ago :-D,even sony or SE put 3,5mm jack,they cant use other headset from other vendor like nokia,htc,samsung,and etc,but they can used headset from other earphone manufacture like senheiser,philip and etc,if u want to heard maximal music experience from tipo,used their factory headset that bring together by the box of tipo (mh410c)or you can buy the others like hpm70,hpm77,mh650,etc
@anon again
Walkman is only factory strategy name dude,lww earphone quality still below xperia 2012 middle like sola,u,p,s that have clearbass,vpt,and etc,i think headset quality of tipo not far different than lww becoz sony only focus on its speaker not for lww headset quality

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  • 2012-09-14 07:00
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screen resolution very low.

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  • 2012-09-14 06:56
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on some other site which has phone before arena says its SAR value is 1.27 overall..!!
u guys must hav guessed d site cannot type d full name i says SPAM PROTECTION..!! :D ;)

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  • 2012-09-14 06:02
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