Sony Xperia Tipo ST21A Unlocked Android Phone–U.S. Warranty (Navy Blue)
Works well with T-Mobile
This phone is a good value. The phone’s Honeycomb OS is responsive and polished. I have WiFi at home and at work. I don’t care about the time in between. Buying this unlocked phone will save you from getting locked into an expensive data plan for two years. You will get the full smart phone experience when you have WiFi. This works fine in Los Angeles with a T-Mobile standard size SIM.
Xperia small version
Sony Xperia is a very good phone with latest android software. There are several cool apps on the google play. I really like the sound quality of the phone. Overall a good reliable unlocked phone to work with any SIM provider
I picked up a Tipo to replace a Samsung Exhibit II 4G Prepaid Android Phone (T-Mobile) I got when I signed up with T-mobile prepaid. The Exhibit is a pretty standard smartphone, so I’ll be half comparing the two.
Now the first thing I noticed was touch screen issues. It is not something all these phones have, but it is a common issue. Supposedly any Sony Service Center will fix this, or you can get a third party fix online pretty easily. Or you could return the phone. Apparently, though, it’s more common that it should be, but not an issue you get stuck with – five minutes and I fixed mine. It’s still a pretty cheap touchscreen but it works okay.
It’s awkward. This phone is chubby. It’s short. Weird dimensions. Personally, I like it, but typing takes some time to get used to (as the keyboard is a bit more cramped) and it just feels different to hold in your hand than most smartphones. It’s…
- The Xperia tipo Android Smartphone lets you enjoy shock horror on-screen not on your phone bill. With the data usage app, you can set the limits you want to use data to surf, chat or game online.
- With the powerful battery you can charge your phone and then use it for 24 hours without having to charge it again. Long battery life means you?ll never miss that important call or funny status update again.
- It gives you instant access to the web and online content, and a whole host of apps, like email, Google Maps and Google Search . Make your Android Smartphone your own with hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from.
Colors: Classic Black, Classic White, Deep Red, Navy Blue
From the Manufacturer:
Smart has never been this simple
Made to get you started
Buy the phone. Open the box. Turn it on. Relax. Simply follow the guide to set up your accounts, such as Google and Facebook, and transfer contacts from your phone.
Made to make life easy
Enjoy the entertainment. Xperia tipo is so easy to use. The latest apps and music are just a click away from your home screen. Running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Xperia tipo makes web browsing quicker and easier too.
Made to control your costs
Worried about data costs? Don’t be. With the Xperia tipo’s data usage app, you can set the limits you want to use data to surf, chat or game online. It lets you manage your costs, so you never spend more than you want to.
Made to keep in touch – for longer
Chat on the phone. Or have an all-night gossip using Xperia with Facebook. For longer. With the powerful battery you can charge your phone and then use it for around 24 hours without having to charge it again. Long battery life means you’ll never miss that important call – or funny status update again.
Made to match your moods
Xperia tipo is a smartphone. It gives you instant access to the web and online content, and a whole host of apps, like email, Google Maps™ and Google Search™. Make your Android smartphone your own with hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from. Put shortcuts on your homescreen for the apps you use the most.
We have what you want to hear
Millions and millions of songs on demand from Music Unlimited. Listen both online and offline with no annoying ads. Enjoy dozens of preset channels and easily sync with your own music collection. Get the most from your music with Music Unlimited.
Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited is a subscription service.
- Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 3.2 inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen
- 3.2 MP camera
- 800 MHz processor
- xLOUD technology
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The Xperia tipo weighs 3.5 ounces and measures 3.4 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
The Sony Xperia Tipo runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).
And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.
Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders–just drag one app onto another to create a folder.
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently–tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.
This phone is not locked to any specific carrier, and is sold as an unlocked smartphone. It can be used with a GSM network service provider. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card from your selected service provider.
This phone is compatible with cellular networks that support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA Bands 1/2/5/8. In areas not served by a 3G data network, you’ll continue to receive 2G data service (depending on network compatibility).
Note that the downloading of maps, games, music and videos and uploading of images and videos involves transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission, and the availability of particular services and features may vary by carrier.
This phone comes with a standard 1-yr manufacturer’s warranty for the U.S. included with original purchase.