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Sony Xperia Tipo Dual-SIM ST21A2 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

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  • 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.
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Size (LWH): 18.27 inches, 5.63 inches, 10.55 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 350 hours
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 5.6 x 10.6 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0093HKNTO
  • Item model number: 1264-0775
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,472 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Xperia tipo dual

Colors: Serene Black, Classic Silver

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 dual 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 dual makes web browsing quicker and easier too.

Made for 2 SIM cards

Switch between SIM cards anytime with a simple press on the dedicated hardware key. Perfect for keeping your work and leisure time apart. Travelling abroad, keep in touch with your home contacts and reach out to the locals – 2 SIMs, one phone. Or make it happen automatically – set which SIM card to use at specific times of the day. You can also customize each SIM card separately with different ringtones and notifications.

Made to control your costs

Worried about data costs? Don’t be. With the Xperia tipo dual’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 dual 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.

Key Features

  • Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dual SIM capability
  • 3.2 inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 800 MHz processor
  • xLOUD technology
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Vital Statistics

The Xperia tipo dual 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 Dual 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:

Face Unlock

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

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.

Voice Input

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.

Unlocked Phone

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.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I've had this phone for 6 months and it has a number of issues.
Sheaffer
The dual SIM feature of this phone has an 'auto-switch' option that makes both SIM cards practically works together at the same time.
ThriftBox
The only downside with this phone is that its very small in size.
ashkir durhan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By M. Tezel on November 9, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Why is there a lack of high end small smartphones? This phone has Ice Cream Sandwich Android, but only a 3 meg outward camera with no light. I really wish it had a compass and a slightly larger battery but I still love it anyway. I would consider it a middle-of-the-road between low end and high end. You'd be hard-pressed to find an equivalent size smartphone with the screen specs of this one and not everybody carries a purse for their giant pads. Some of us are men with tiny pockets! Tipo fits the bill and I got the dual sim version to boot (other countries always get the really cool smartphones from the same manufacturers). I am still winding down calls from my old prepaid TMobile-To-Go sim (full size sim) while giving people my new number on AT&T (full size sim). It is neat to see which carrier has a better signal and some comfort in knowing I have access to two separate networks.

It has passive dual sims. This means you manually select which sim you want to call out on. You can setup phone settings to only use network data on one sim or alternate sims or split between times of the day. The sim switch is right below the volume so I accidentally hit it at least once per day, then purposely hit it again to switch back to my main sim. The phone will receive calls on either sim at any time unless you are already on a phone call, in which case, it disables the other sim during that call.

How's it run? I've had the phone almost a month and now run Apex Launcher and MagicLocker (very popular android apps) without any major issues. Only the home key has stopped responding as defined by Apex but that seems to be common with that launcher on other manufacturer phones too.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Pawel Danielewicz on December 15, 2012
Color Name: Silver
Pros:
- small, about the size of a dumb phone
- light - might be lighter than a dumb phone
- battery life nearly as good as for a dumb phone
- two SIMs that can be separately set for voice/data services
- OK GPS
- Android 4.0.4
- native email client that works fine w/MS Exchange 2010
- OK sound
- OK FM radio
- decent Bluetooth
- working tethering, both through USB and WiFi
- truly unlocked - works with foreign SIMs
- rooting w/o a glitch
- significant on-line user community

Cons:
- cramped keyboard in portrait
- little of screen left above keyboard in the landscape
- no compass
- no front-facing camera
- no focus or optical zoom
- tight memory
- WiFi on the flaky side
- sensitive to humidity
- no Sony assistance outside of North America for st21a2

If you waited for a smartphone until one became available where you would gain in functionality, beyond a dumb phone, without sacrificing in the phone's size and weight and not much in the battery life, this is the one for you. It is about the size of my old dumb phone, a tad lighter and it retains 50-60% of battery life after 24h, even after stuffing it with plenty of apps.

Like for many other products these days, a detailed User Guide in PDF may be pulled down from the manufacturer's site. That Guide can also answer some questions you may have ahead of the considered purchase. The box that my phone came in contained just a basic Startup Guide, besides a USB cable and a decent AC adapter.

Note that a smartphone is a small computer, where the phone application (app) is just one among many apps running. With more opportunities comes more responsibility.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hoare on April 9, 2013
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
At the time of writing this review, Amazon shows two sizes for the phone: "6 x 4.5 x 3 inches ; 9.3 ounces" (that's the box) and "3.4 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches", which is incorrect (the error comes from the original Sony spec sheet).

The actual size, shown correctly on some sites, is 103mm x 57mm x 13mm which converts to 4.06 x 2.24 x 0.51 inches. It's still small, and nice and light. Works well for those who want a phone-sized phone rather than a mini-tablet.

Dual-sim is very handy, both sims on different networks are active to accept incoming calls and texts all the time (unless the other line is in use). Outgoing network can be selected for each call, but it's easier to change the default network with a quick press of the dedicated hardware button on the side (below the volume). There's an indicator at the top of the screen showing the active network, and the signal strength of both networks.

Either sim can access WCDMA (3G, UMTS), but only one at a time. If you activate 3G for one sim it'll make the other sim GSM only. So not suitable if you need two 3G networks.

Android 4.0.4 (can't be upgraded) works well on this phone, although due to the small screen size the text can be very fine on some apps. There's no compass, but the GPS gets a lock quickly and keeps it well, without using much battery power.

The camera is, as I expected, very poor. No autofocus means it can't read bar codes which is a limitation (QR codes are OK). This phone doesn't appear to be compatible with credit-card accepting devices from Square or Paypal, as far as I can tell from their sites.

Battery life is good for a smartphone, a couple of days with wi-fi on and moderate use. Removeable battery is a big plus.
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