Announced way back in June, the Sony Xperia Tipo single and dual-sim variant will be available in the Philippines next month. The Xperia Tipo is set to hit the entry-level android race but it may have some problems getting attention as it is priced relatively higher than its competition. However, given Sony’s great build and durability, it may be enough to cover the price.
Sony Xperia Tipo will have two versions but both will sport the same specifications and features aside from the dual-sim capability. It features a 800MHz single core processor, Adreno 200 GPU, and 512MB of RAM. So a 512MB RAM against the standard 256MB RAM of budget phones is its real selling factor. Also, it has a better 3.2-inch Scratch resistant display with a 320×480 pixel resolution.
Comparing it to the Galaxy Pocket‘s 240×320, you can definitely spot how good this is. However, this resolution can also be found on a cheaper Alcatel Glory 918N which is now priced for only Php4,990. With that, you’ll get a 650MHz and a 256MB with the same screen resolution. More of the Alcatel Glory 918N can be found here in our detailed review.
Anyway, the Sony Xperia Tipo is way ahead of the mentioned devices above. It has a larger storage of 2.5GB and bigger battery capacity of 1500mAh. Plus, it runs on Ice Cream Sandwich!
Sony Xperia Tipo Specifications
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 3.2-inch TFT Capacitive Scratch-resistant touchscreen display, 256k colors
- 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225AA Cortex-A5
- 512MB RAM
- 2.9GB internal memory (only 2.5GB is available to the user)
- 3.15 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels
- HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Sony Xperia Tipo will be officially available with a starting price of Php7,690 for the single sim model while the dual-sim variant of Xperia Tipo will retail for Php8,490. It will be available in various colors such as; white, black, blue, and red.