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Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1992 reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The size and price also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, price, size, portability, design

performance, screen, camera, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and size. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the battery and camera.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

screen, camera, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Sony Xperia tipo / Sony Tapioca / Sony ST21i / Sony ST21a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the camera.

usability, price

camera

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo

 

A compact design and modest price, the Tipo packs Ice Cream Sandwich.

Long battery life, Runs Ice Cream Sandwich, Dinky dimensions

Price is relatively high for the specification, Tiny and low resolution screen, Slightly iffy call quality

May, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

A glance of the expert's eye might miss that the Sony Xperia Tipo is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, but it seems that Google's most recently released

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo review

 

The baby of the Xperia range offers up ICS at a low price

Android 4.0 ; Smooth and responsive ; Solid battery life ; Fast browser ; Good for music

Low res screen ; Cramped keyboard ; Bad for watching video ; Mediocre camera ; Contacts and messaging

Buying GuideBest Android phone The Sony Xperia Tipo is the latest addition to the Xperia smartphone range, and it's undoubtedly the baby of the family. It comes in at around £100 (around $160), with an 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 2.5GB...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia tipo review

 

Sony has gone for a much less square look with the Sony Xperia tipo when compared to the recent NXT range and its models such as the Sony Xperia S. All corners are rounded off nicely, as is the rear cover, giving it a pebble-like shape similar to the...

Although the Sony Xperia looks and feels nice, it offers poor performance and little in the way of features. Battery life is good but it means less when the Huawei Ascend G300 outclasses it and costs even less.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo Review: In Depth

 

Cheap, compact, stylised and up to date, the Sony Xperia Tipo is off the bat a contender in the budget phone category with its £89...

Great design

Occasional slowdown

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony Xperia tipo review

 

Although the Sony Xperia looks and feels nice, it offers poor performance and little in the way of features. Battery life is good but it means less when the Huawei Ascend G300 outclasses it and costs even less.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : James Pearce (coolsmartphone.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo - Review

 

I've had the Xperia Tipo for a few weeks now and I'm really quite impressed with it. We covered the basics of the Tipo with our initial impressions here and now we'll have a more in depth look at it. [...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : James Pearce (coolsmartphone.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo – Review

 

I've had the Xperia Tipo for a few weeks now and I'm really quite impressed with it. We covered the basics of the Tipo with our initial impressions here and now we'll have a more in depth look at it. Design The Tipo is in that range of devices where...

Overall the Tipo is a bargain for what you get and what it can do. Running Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge plus point for the Tipo. Not many budget devices come out with virtually the most current version out of the box. Yes there are devices out there...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : James Pearce (coolsmartphone.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo – Initial Impressions

 

The Xperia range is rather large, covering every possible budget range some of the latest Xperia phones have been in the budget range. Including the Xperia Tipo. The Sony anti naming convention Xperia Tipo. It is a tiny little thing with an almost...

I’ve only used the Tipo for a few days and I am very surprised at how well it performs. My past experience with budget devices really made me wary of this. The only thing I don’t think I could get used to is the onscreen keyboard. On a screen this size...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : James Pearce (coolsmartphone.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo - Initial Impressions

 

The Xperia range is rather large, covering every possible budget range some of the latest Xperia phones have been in the budget range. Including the Xperia Tipo. The Sony anti naming convention Xperia Tipo. It is a tiny little thing [...

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Sep, 2012
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