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I feel lost without it
Sony XPERIA Tipo
Member Name: jrh2
Sony XPERIA Tipo
Date: 27/01/13, updated on 29/01/13 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Great for what I need
Disadvantages: Battery life
My old phones touchscreen was not working properly leaving me unable to get into the phone. It had been like this for a while and kept getting worse. I decided I needed a new phone ASAP.
When I visited the local phone shop Sure, they had a deal going on where if you got a £20 top up you could have this phone for £89. There were other choices but this one looked the best. It was just what I needed.
The phone has an android system and is really easy to use. The setup was quick (could've been quicker if I didn't accidentally knock Chinese as my language, whoops) and I could start using the phone instantly.
The main reason I wanted the phone was for the internet. On this phone I can use Wi-Fi and data and both are really quick for a mobile. Unfortunately if using the internet the battery runs out really quickly.
Other features are:
a camera: this takes clear pictures as long as it's not dark.
an alarm clock: something I always use, the problem is I find the time is never right and when I put it to the correct time it gradually becomes wrong again.
Email and gmail: this is usefully as you can have an email account in each and you don't have to log in, I guess this is also a disadvantage as anyone could read your emails.
Google play: great for downloading apps but I only download free ones.
Google maps: I never really use this but it may he helpful if I was away.
YouTube: I am always watching videos on YouTube so the app is useful. It is also quite quick and doesn't take forever to buffer. What I find annoying is if you turn the volume up or down when watching a video the volume symbol is right in the centre of the screen and it takes ages to go, does it have to be in the way of the video?
Texting is made easy by being able to see the whole conversation and of course you can make phone calls.
Since I bought this in November I have used it non stop. The only problem is the battery life, but that's probably because I'm always using it. Well worth the money.
Summary: I'm so glad I have it
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