Sony Mobile Communications finally release their low range Xperia smartphone in U.S., the Xperia Tipo and the Xperia Tipo Dual. Both smartphone are designed for entry level users that looking for easy-to-use Android smartphone without break the bank and works on GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz and UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz, so it support T-Mobile’s network and AT&T’s network. If you only need a basic phone functionalities, like a call, read and edit document or listening musics, you probally will love it. If you interested, Sony Xperia Tipo available now for pre-order at store.sony.com in black, white, red or blue color for price of $179.99 with unlocked and contract-free, while the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual smartphone has price tag at $189.99 with black or white color and also free on contract.
Unlike the Tipo model, the Xperia Tipo Dual smartphone comes with dual SIM capabilities that can work simultaneously by pressing the switch dedicated button. It useful if you have a two phone numbers or looking a cheap data plan if you were traveling. Inside, both of the smartphone incorporated with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225AA processor clocked at 800 MHz, 512MB of RAM, Adreno 200 GPU and pre-installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the operating system. For storring data, the low cost Xperia model integrated with 2.9 GB of internal storage and backed by microSD card slot for expanded memory expansion up to 32GB.
The Tipo and Tipo Dual boasts a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen Scratch-resistant display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixel. On the back, the 3.2 megapixel rear camera features 4x digital zoom, auto focus, Geo-tagging and VGA recording support. It lack front facing camera for video communication, but the 1500mAh Li-Ion battery provides up to 8 hours of battery life when you watching video, up to 36 hours of music playback or up to 350 hours of standby time on single charge. Both of them are identical and has weighs only at 99.4g with measures 103 x 57 x 13 mm.
Other features are a microUSB v2.0, microSD card slot, Stereo FM radio with RDS, proximity, accelerometer, compass, GPS with A-GPS support, bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. Its full featured Sony’s Android smartphone which mean users have full access to Google Mobile Service and Applications, include costumized the device with more than 600.00 free or paid app, widget, music, book and more in Play Market, as well as download million of songs and video on Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. According to store.sony.com, Sony Xperia Tipo and Sony Xperia Tipo Dual Android ICS smartphone will shipped in early next month. Unfortunately, no word about upgrade to Android Jelly Bean, but as low end device, we think it will useless to upgraded. If you one of Sony Fans and looking for higher configuration, you should take a look at Sony Xperia T.