Sony Xperia Tipo Deep Red, 2.9 GB Best Price in India on 20-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Sony Xperia Tipo Deep Red, 2.9 GB

Detailed Review


This device comes with a TFT LCD display. The Sony Xperia Tipo flaunts a display of 8.13 cms; approximately 3.2 inches. The LCD display of this smartphone will impress you with its sharp picture quality. You get Scratch-resistant, Handwriting Recognition, Gesture Support features in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. The provided display size may cause struggle in operating the phone. This phone brings to you a 262 K colour display. This smartphone has a resolution of HVGA, 320x480 pixels to offer. With the TFT LCD display of Sony Xperia Tipo, you get higher resolution without cutting on the battery life.


The battery of this smartphone that offers 5 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a point of apprehension for heavy users. This device possesses the typical Li-Ion battery. With the battery life of 4 hours of talk time, you might occasion to be a a little fastidious while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. The battery bids 470 hrs of standby time on 2G network. This phone clocks in 545 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario.


Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 3.2 pixels and that it serves a recording mode of Yes, 640 x 480. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 3.2 megapixels camera.

General Features

You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, Screen Protector in the box, along with the Sony Xperia Tipo. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Sony Xperia Tipo possesses a touch screen. With dimensions of 57x103x13, this smartphone comes pre-loaded with a number of boasts of. If your smartphone is the lifeline of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync), NeoReader Barcode Scanner of the Sony Xperia Tipo will definitely simplify and order your professional activities. The Sony Xperia Tipo here is credited with a Deep Red body. The Sony Xperia Tipo weighing a meagre 99.4 g, is fashioned for long term usage without causing any inconvenience.


The smartphone audio needs are accommodated by the 3.5 mm headphone jack. On top of the mobile data, this device can in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Whether it is about standard is credited with or advanced is credited with like Conference Call, Loudspeaker, this Sony Xperia Tipo smartphone is created with all such is credited with in it. The sim type contained in this phone is the Single Sim, GSM. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location allows the user to keep up with the route while traveling. This phone increases efficiency by acting like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should meet requirements. If you want to avoid the extravagant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type have the flexibility to result in increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision.


The Sony Xperia Tipo is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you enhance the internal storage of the device. All your images, videos, music and books have the flexibility to easily be accommodated in the 32 GB extendable storage offered by this Sony Xperia Tipo; this entire space is available for storage unlike the pre-loaded internal storage. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will be adequate. The Adreno 200 graphics in this Sony Xperia Tipo endows you to take joy in your favourite games on the device. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. With the xLOUD Audio Filter Technology features of the Sony Xperia Tipo, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music.


The Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. The Sony Xperia Tipo possesses a platform that operates at GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. This device is credited with a Qualcomm Scorpion platform processor. Low processor frequency retains power but is not a exactly the best choice for multitasking. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync), NeoReader Barcode Scanner and much more, just like the Sony Xperia Tipo. Although the Sony Xperia Tipo might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Xperia Tipo, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Xperia Tipo is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Xperia Tipo as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Sony Xperia Tipo will not even last me a week. The expandable memory of the Sony Xperia Tipo is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Xperia Tipo is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 0.8 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Xperia Tipo was its 3.2 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Xperia Tipo is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 3.2 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 2.9 GB internal storage of the Sony Xperia Tipo feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) , NeoReader Barcode Scanner
Handset Color:Deep Red
Call Features:Conference Call , Loudspeaker
Model Name:Xperia Tipo
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
Model ID:ST21I
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , Data Cable , Screen Protector


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:640 x 480
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Geo-tagging , Self Timer , Send to Web
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 4x
Rear Camera:3.2 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , WMV , 3GPP
Sound Enhancement:xLOUD Audio Filter Technology
Music Player:Yes , Supports WAV , MP3 , eAAC , MIDI

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
GPRS:Yes , 86 kbps
EDGE:Yes , 237 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA , 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Gmail , Google Voice Search , WhatsApp , Google Play , Instant Messaging
Additional Features:Predictive Text Input , MMS Enabled , Google Sync , 3D Gaming , Audio Recording , Alarm , Flight Mode , Calculator , Calendar , Wallpaper Animation , Auto Rotate , Track ID Music Recognition , Voice Input


Display Resolution:HVGA
Display Resolution:320x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Scratch-resistant , Handwriting Recognition , Gesture Support
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Size:3.2 inches
Display Color:262 K


Weight:99.4 g
Size:57x103x13 mm


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):5 hrs
Talk Time (3G):4 hrs
Standby Time (2G):470 hrs
Standby Time (3G):545 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1500 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Internal:2.9 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
OS:Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Graphics:Adreno 200
Processor Frequency:0.8 GHz
Processor:Qualcomm Scorpion