Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger
Mini just got bigger
A mid-range display
The Sony Xperia tipo comes with an HVGA LCD, measuring 3.2 inches in diagonal. The screen is nothing to write home about. It hasn't got the image-enhancing Bravia engine either: so we are in for some old-school experience here. To be fair though, the competition doesn't really offer much more in this price range.
The tipo's display has average viewing angles and sunlight legibility. Here go the Xperia tipo results from our traditional display tests. You can find more about the testing routine here.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Sony Xperia tipo||-||-||-||0.75||561||751|
|HTC Desire C||0.23||186||814||0.5||360||723|
|HTC One X||0.15||200||1375||0.39||550||1410|
|Sony Xperia U||0.35||287||831||0.55||515||930|
|Samsung S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus||0.27||239||873||0.6||528||888|
|Samsung Galaxy Pocket||0.31||238||774||0.62||468||753|
|Samsung Galaxy Y||0.40||247||624||0.72||471||625|
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Samsung Omnia W
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Huawei Ascend P1
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LG Optimus 4X HD
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HTC Desire C
LG Optimus L7
Samsung Galaxy Pocket
Sony Xperia tipo
Samsung Galaxy mini 2
The Xperia tipo's RGB matrix under a microscope
The Sony Xperia tipo display pixels
Handling the Xperia tipo
The phone allows a good grip and is comfortably pocketable. There are no build quality issues to warn against, though it does take some time to get used to the finish of the battery cover. This is the smallest screen to have on a Sony smartphone, and probably the cheapest - no Bravia engine and such. It's par for the course though, in terms of resolution and size.
The Sony Xperia tipo software overview is coming up.
4.0.4 is the last official, there would be no updates whatsoever but you can use CM10 ROM to get JB. Unlock bootloader needed.
- 30 Nov 2015
This phone was smart simple and better but not now.... 2014 latest games doesn't support on tipo... Wil atleast tipo users get 4.1.2 update??
- 03 Aug 2014
It's an extremely low- end phone, I don't recommend anybody to buy it. I got one less than a year ago, and I'm going to buy a new smartphone yet. There's no problem with Sony, but Tipo doesn't really deserve to be called a Sony Xperia. There's a big ...
- 08 Mar 2014