Sony Xperia Tipo (Price Rs 8,800)
Sony's cheaper Android smartphone, the Xperia Tipo, despite being the cheapest, offers some good hardware specifications and comes with a design that is good looking as well as functional too.
The display of the device, at 3.2 inches, comes with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, which is not at all bad and does justice to most functions of the device. The color reproduction of the display is good, but the brightness levels seem a little low for legibility in sunlight. The low cost of the device comes with a few exclusions and a mobile Bravia engine is one of them.
Xperia Tipo is powered by an 800 MHz single core Qualcomm MSM7225AA processor featuring an Adreno 200 GPU for superior graphics. Coupled with 512 MB RAM the device gives out decent all round performance but limitations of the CPU will definitely come with highly processor intensive applications and games. The device, with its timescape user interface, is quite fast and never lacks in anything from app execution to performance. To top it up the device comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system for better app compatibility.