There are many dual- SIM Smartphones available in the market but they do not guarantee quality or long lasting battery. Another thing to consider is the brand name that provides stability to a product and its performance. Sony Xperia Tipo Dual (3.5-inch screen) is one such Smartphone that is designed to give you all but these are not the only qualities it has, there is much more. Let us find out more about this Smartphone.
The Form Factor
You might be surprised to when you look at Xperia Tipo Dual at the first glance; you will find it extremely stylish and good to look at. Often when we are looking at a Smartphone that is made for budget friendly users it is lacks the looks, but Xperia is an exception. The build of the phone is sleek and easy to hold in the palm, at times you may find it too small. This phone weighs at 99 grams that makes it relatively lighter than other phones in the same category. This phone can be placed in the entry level criteria but the most surprising aspect is that of mineral glass protection. This feature enables in protecting the class from scratches.
UI and Performance
This Smartphone is powered with 4.0 Android version (ICS). The UI of this phone is pleasant to look at and easy to handle. Even though the CPU is mere 800 MHz but still it does not cause any lag on the performance of the phone. However, if you are multitasking or using too many apps on the phone then you may find the performance dwindling down and a bit low. When it comes to rendering a page you will not be disappointed with the performance of the browser but watch out for the small screen that may come in way of clicking on a URL. For all those who like indulging in gaming activities they can be satisfied playing the most popular game Temple Run and Fruit Ninja.
The multimedia experience with Xperia Tipo is good, the quality of sound is impressive. Additionally the media player comes with inbuilt equalizer settings that enables in bringing the best ever experience of playing music over mobile device. This phone has mounted speakers and the functionality of xLOUD is something that facilitates in playing loud music over the speakers. The inbuilt video player(3.2 MP camera) is supportive of 3GP and MP4 files alike but if you are thinking of playing MKV, Xvid or DivX then you need to download a third party app for this. Additionally, you can easily record 480p videos (16fps), the videos will automatically be saved in the MP4 format.
Sony Xperia Tipo is a fully capable device with the capacity of dual-standby. With the dual SIM functionality at your fingertips you can assign a SIM for data, text, messaging and voice calls or choose to go with the default SIM setting. For all those who are a frequent travelers you can get rid of the roaming by using the switch button for switching SIM, this button is located close to the volume button. If you indulge in frequent texting then the best way to do so is the flip screen mode that enables in switching to landscape mode. Another thing like the battery is that of 1500 mAh, this gives you a total backup of three hours with video streaming. If you are carrying on with the basic functionality then you can go through an entire day without having to charge it.
The Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is around $185, this is relatively cheap as compared to other hi-end Smartphones. Looking at the design, the sleek and trendy looks, the dual SIM, battery backup, loud sound, video streaming and smooth UI are the best features available in this budget phone. It is worth every penny.