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Sony Xperia Tipo VS Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, Duel Affordable Android

October 23rd, 2012 1 Comment

Sony Xperia Tipo Specification

Network : GSM 900/1800/1900, HSDPA 900/2100
Display : TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches (- 180 ppi pixel density), Scratch-resistant glass, Multitouch
Dimension/Weight : 103 x 57 x 13 mm / 99.4 g
Internal Memory : 2.9 GB storage (2.5 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
External Memory : MicroSD up to 32 GB
Operating System : Android ICS 4.0.4
CPU : 800 MHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM7225AA, Adreno 200
Camera : 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity : HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, data cable, jack audio 3.5 mm
Application : Play Store, Maps, Navigation, Places, Latitude, YouTube, News & Weather, NeoReader, Power Saver, Google+, Messenger, LiveWare manager, Office Suite, PlayNow, Whatsapp, ASTRO.
Battery : Li-ion 1500 mAh
Talk Time : 4 hours 30 minute
Standby Time : 545 hours
Others : Accelerometer, TrackID music recognition, SNS integration, Java MIDP emulator, GPS, Document viewer.
Sales Package : Sony Xperia Tipo Handset, Handsfree, Charger, Battery, User Manual, Warranty Card, XL Card (GSM), Voucher MelOn.

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Specification

Network : GSM 850/900/1900/2100, HSDPA 900/2100
Display : TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors 320 x 480 pixels, 3.27 inches (- 176 ppi pixel density), TouchWiz UI
Dimension/Weight : 109.4 x 58.6 x 11.6 mm / 105.3 g
Internal Memory : 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
External Memory : MicroSD up to 32 GB
Operating System : Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU : 800 MHz, Qualcomm MSM7227, Adreno 200
Camera : 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity : HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, data cable, jack audio 3.5 mm
Application : Samsung Apps, Social Hub, YouTube, Google Maps, Places, Latitude, News & Weather, Google+, Chat On, Gmail, GMessenger, ThinkFree Office, Task Manager, Kies Air, Allshare.
Battery : Li-Po 1300 mAh
Talk Time : 6 hours 50 minute
Standby Time : 420 hours
Others : SNS integration, Accelerometer, Image/video editor, Document viewer, GPS, Java MIDP emulator
Sales Package : Handset, battery, charger, earphone, warranty card, user manual.


The design is a matter of tastes. Subjective element very clingy on this aspect. When holding it more comfortable holding Xperia Tipo, because thicker with matte surface on the back cover. Automatic, holding it become more shaggy so doesn’t easily slip when the hand start to sweat.

While Galaxy Mini 2 slimmer with four right angle that blunt. Back cover has a rough texture with color that can be changed. Because provided two colors variants (yellow and black). Holding it isn’t uncomfortable, just feels a little more fragile so not quite fit in the hand.

On the button, both do not differ much, has three buttons to ease execution the features. Its minus value, no camera shortcut button on the right edge that can help to photograph. As for the ports both also promising an equal completeness. There are 3.5 mm audio jack and charger port (as well as data transfer). Which became value in Galaxy Mini 2, MicroSD slot position present at the left edge of the phone; easy to install-remove external memory.

On the screen, both adopted a capacitive touch screen. The sharpness of the screen was almost the same. With up to 256 thousand color variations. Color reproduction also looks less sharp especially when forced to outdoor activities under the scorching sun.


Each type, both Galaxy Mini 2 or Xperia Tipo has a different operating system. Thus, by naked eyes were already seen a clear differentiation in the interface.

In UI with Samsung Touchwizz offers seven main page. Everything can be optimized through customization of widgets and icons. While in Tipo very typical with ICS windows that gave five main pages that can be altered according to tastes. Personalize settings window display also more attractive with variant of icons that make it easier.

While in Galaxy Mini 2, when doing open tray, get the WiFi icon, Bluetooth, GPS and wireless connections that often used to facilitate access of data transfer.


At the level of prices, Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 may be more expensive than Tipo, but for software update Tipo better. When using Tipo with ICS indeed better because a variety of features that it has. When displaying visual also the choice more attractive and complete. Included on the widgets pattern more easily when arranging it. Other additional when are multitasking could be many more. About a dozen features can be run simultaneously in the background.

On the ICS heavier compared to Gingerbread. However, despite heavy a variety of excellent features can cover it up. There was no denying indeed Galaxy Mini 2 more light when used. The lag of symptom rarely happen when compared the rival. This become plus minus both so can cover each other when tested on other aspects of features.

Differences software also greatly affect battery consumption. From normal use that is done, ICS in Tipo more durable and more efficient in the use of battery consumption so doesn’t need to frequently direct contact with the charger.


In terms of hardware both have the same 800 MHz processor. This equation can become a balanced parameters to judge performance. And already felt the level of comfort when using Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 phone. Besides more agile, there is no lag of symptoms when to accommodate activities that various. When performing software tests with different applications, the results not much different.


In camera resolution, Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 and Xperia Tipo both have sharpness of 3.2 MP. The two also not equipped flash light as a supporting to illuminate objects in low light. As a result, both are less steady when forced to shoot in that dimly lit room.

When shooting inside the room, both can only provide a level of sharpness what is available. Photos become less sharp with the dominant noise. However, the level of color saturation Tipo slightly better than Galaxy Mini 2. Moreover, both this phone also can not accommodate macro mode so that when shooting at close range the results is blur.

Moving out of the room, again Tipo superior because produces photo that better with mature color. Tipo also able to translate the output result well without any element of whiteness. In contrast to the images of Galaxy Mini 2 that intentionally gave additional white effect so colors seem pale. Of course, the sharpness of images will be slightly reduced.


With genre of music that carried on sales promo making music aspect became flagship of Tipo. Working together with Tipo able to bring thousands of free songs in the grip. Because, in the sales package also included MelOn voucher to download songs for free for a month. While in Galaxy Mini 2 music features is a complement in multimedia. Although did not appear half-hearted. So who is the champion in this feature?

From the test results, Xperia Tipo looks balanced with Galaxy Mini 2 when using the body speaker as speaker output. Both produce a dominant tone harmonization on mid and treble. While on bass feels less.

Testing Results with Benchmark applications are :

Sony Xperia Tipo
AnTuTu Benchmark : 2272
Quadrant : 1479
Neocore : 61.5 Fps
Nenamark1 : 51.8 Fps
Nenamark2 : 15.8 Fps

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
AnTuTu Benchmark : 2737
Quadrant : 1929
Neocore : 61.8 Fps
Nenamark1 : 54.4 Fps
Nenamark2 : 15.4 Fps

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One Response to “Sony Xperia Tipo VS Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, Duel Affordable Android”

  1. lau says:

    We got some action where to choose between these 2 phones. While playing around i felt the same surprise: the 30% cheaper phone is actually the better! Simply enlarging a photo with multi-touch with the tipo shows how much better the tipo performs. The samsung trick with the whitened photo did fool my wife.


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