Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

21 September 2012
The NXT line gave Sony the strong start they needed after returning to the smartphone game on their own. The Japanese then focused on filling the lower ranks and, yet again, we see them look for inspiration in the old Sony Ericsson scrapbook...

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  • Sony what are you do

Mobiles should be faster not slower
A year passed since the mini and we get a slower phone instead?
Most Sony phones when high end ones contain really poor and outdated specs
Come on Sony don't be cheap

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  • 2012-10-01 09:43
  • HBLE
  • Aparadectos

They got it all wrong, tipo is not supposed to replace the mini, but the X8.
Its specs and size are much closer to the the X8, rather than the Mini.
And comparing it with the X8, the tipo is an upgrade.
Comparing it to Mini, it is a downgrade as it surclassed, in screen quality, camera quality, sound quality, CPU, GPU, etc, prety much everywhere!
And most important, to the size!!
X8 and Tipo are for the customers who may accept compromises for financial reasons, but the Mini is for the ones who accept no compromises but prefer the mobile to remain mobile and not a tablet-like laptop in dimensions!

With the increasing dimensions of the mobiles becoming a very important issue, a high quality and yet ultra compact mobile, like the Mini, should be and is extra appreciated for some ppl.
And unfortunately, there is no heir....
At least, the mini, with ICS, remains fresh enough not to need one...

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  • 2012-09-30 11:55
  • gIVH
  • kumar

not good, no manual or customisable equalizer.. it sucks..

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  • 2012-09-30 11:14
  • P@1G
  • Sat

Purchased phone five days back. Returned back to stores due to Touch Screen issues. Today came to there were couple of Tipo phones with similar issues.

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  • 2012-09-28 14:54
  • vLy5
  • sharma

Not worth, slow and battery consuming phone, a lot it take time a lot it take battery. hangs also, only 6 days old phone, don't want to submit it in unskilled workers of 18 service center, can sell it in 8000. You can come over to my office in sector 26 and check it out yourself only.

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  • 2012-09-28 13:07
  • vIY4
  • odium

For $148 at Dicksmith I feel this is well worth it. If you want faster processors then be prepared to spend more money. This phone is perfect for a first time buyer of a smart phone. There's nothing wrong with it at all.

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  • 2012-09-28 09:39
  • Xr9H
  • Reddy

> In reply to Dj @ 2012-09-25 15:22 from YQV7 - click to readTipo is best. I think tipo was give the good market for the sony

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  • 2012-09-27 21:09
  • rJ7r
  • Dimitris

Wait.. so its worst slower than MINI , has Worst camera without flash.. and its more EXPENCIVE??? why?

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  • 2012-09-27 20:36
  • psaW
  • Eldamri

> In reply to Anonima @ 2012-09-24 16:50 from t7Wp - click to readYeah! We're on the same boat I'm waiting for xperia ray2 hopefully there will be as I want compact phones. Maybe a waterproof ray =)

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  • 2012-09-27 19:56
  • ubfu
  • IceBirdie

Sony and ericson are no longer together its just a sony phone ^^

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  • 2012-09-26 11:28
  • iEPY
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-24 10:57 from Kg{9 - click to readEasy there, mate! You can try these games: Race of Champions, Dead Trigger, DGunners SPF. If you don't mind please give me a feedback. A friend of mine also planning to buy a Tipo.

(anyway I have posted a reply already, but I don't know where it went)

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  • 2012-09-25 16:04
  • Kiv6
  • Dj

Hey friend's plz plz tell me, which one is better in term of screen quality, htc explorer or sony tipo.. Please frends help me to choose 1 of them. Thanx

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  • 2012-09-25 15:22
  • YQV7
  • Anonymous

> In reply to PhoneCaptain @ 2012-09-24 17:19 from xq5j - click to readIt is true, but not as bad as FIRM press like on resistive screens.

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  • 2012-09-24 19:03
  • Kg{9
  • Anonymous

> In reply to PhoneCaptain @ 2012-09-24 17:19 from xq5j - click to readGo for sony ericsson live with walkman far better than ace plus

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  • 2012-09-24 17:31
  • MDVw
  • PhoneCaptain

Another slight downside of the screen on the new Xperia its unresponsiveness to taps on occasion, requiring you to really give a firm press as you would on a restrictive touchscreen from( http://www.sonyericssonmobilen...tipo-review/ )

If this is the case I'm not getting it for sure.. Galaxy Ace Plus stands a only option so far for me.

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  • 2012-09-24 17:19
  • xq5j
  • Anonima

Pfft. This is not an upgrade to the Xperia Mini. I hope Sony plans on releasing a newer version of the Xperia Mini (ST15i) and the Ray. I like it small and compact, but powerful.

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  • 2012-09-24 16:50
  • t7Wp
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-24 15:12 from Kg{9 - click to readAgain I tell xperia mini pro a8 beats all android phone in BENCHMARK with processor based on cortex a-5...

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  • 2012-09-24 15:39
  • sF}U
  • Anonymous

> In reply to marleymadcell @ 2012-09-24 12:22 from HCjD - click to readY dont u guys research about A5? Are you not aware that clock for clock it beats Cortex A9 in many benchmarks? In others its far behind, but all in all A5 is a very capable processor.

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  • 2012-09-24 15:12
  • Kg{9
  • Anonymous

> In reply to marleymadcell @ 2012-09-24 12:22 from HCjD - click to readIt is a.fault it is a9, however go for Sony Ericsson live with walkman

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  • 2012-09-24 14:42
  • MDVw
  • marleymadcell

A5?!?! for god sake this is 2012 (nearly) 2013 and sony decides to release a A5?? i mean even budget phones from other manufacturers have 1 GHz of speed... this has 800Mhz.

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  • 2012-09-24 12:22
  • HCjD