Published on February 13th, 2013 | by Guest Writer0
An Xperia Battle – The Sony Xperia J Vs. The Sony Xperia Tipo
If you’re on the lookout for a decently priced new mobile phone, then you couldn’t make a better choice that the Sony Xperia line. A reliable brand name as well as a range that has a great reputation for being feature laden and sexy looking an Xperia really might be what you’re looking for. But there are a lot of Xperias on the market right now, in fact, it does kind of seem like Sony never retires a model. However, the good news is that most of the earlier Xperia models are now offered for free or steeply discounted with most mobile service providers. That doesn’t mean that all these models are equal though. Today we’re looking at the Xperia J and the Xperia Tipo, both 3.5G devices running Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. We wanted to know exactly how they compare, so we put them to the test to find out where their differences lie. If you’re in the market for a new Xperia, you might want to keep reading to find out which of these two we recommend.
Why the Sony Xperia J is Better…
The Xperia J has a lot of great features. It is the faster phone, coming with a 1000 MHz processor rather than the smaller 800 MHz processor on the Tipo, which makes it more powerful, snappier and more responsive as well. The screen is larger, measuring in at a full four inches, as compared to the 3.2 inch screen on the Tipo. But the display also has two and a half times higher resolution as well as forty per cent more PPI (pixels per inch). These two things combines make for a picture quality that’s noticeably brighter, clearer and crisper than that of the Tipo. The in built camera is also higher resolution. The Xperia J is equipped with a 5 MP camera, as opposed to the 3.2 MP device on the Tipo. That means that photos taken on the Xperia J are better quality and have more fine detail. You get around forty per cent more internal storage on the Xperia J, which comes with 4 GB of internal memory versus the 2.9 GB on the Tipo, meaning you can store forty per cent more music, photos, games and videos on your device. There’s also better battery life, since the Xperia J averages around seventy per cent more talk time per battery charge cycle than the Tipo, meaning you charge your phone less often. Finally, the Xperia J comes in both smaller and thinner than the Tipo, making it that much more portable.
What the Sony Xperia Tipo Can Do…
There isn’t really much to be said for the Tipo, other than that it does come in around twenty per cent lighter than the Xperia J, but is that worth sacrificing all of the J’s great features for?
Which Do You Recommend?
Our recommendation clearly goes with the Xperia J, which is a far superior device to the Tipo. And it just shows that you should always check a phone’s specs before purchasing, or you might make a decision that you regret.