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Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo – what you need to know

The smartphone market might be a rather crowded one these days, but that’s not stopping manufacturers from releasing device after device.

While the likes of Apple like to keep the releases to a minimum, for others it seems to be a case of the more the merrier.

That is certainly true of Sony, which has been on a post-Ericsson release binge so far this year. And with the launch of the new Xperia range, Sony has shown it is coping very well with the divorce.

The Xperia S, Sony’s flagship device, has been one of the devices of the year so far. With a sleek design, strong specs and a camera that puts many others to shame, the S has been giving some smartphones a run for their money.

Sony Xperia Miro & Tipo

The Xperia U and Xperia P, the other devices in Sony’s excellent new range, are also very decent devices for a more wallet-friendly price.

But Sony was not done there. Not by a long shot. The Japanese tech giant has just announced the launch of two new devices – the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. So what do you need to know about these latest handsets?

Sony Xperia miro

“Xperia miro is for those who want an integrated social media and a great music experience,”

says Calum MacDougall, of Sony Communications.

The device certainly does that, with deep integration of Facebook throughout the contacts, photo gallery and music player. It also features Sony’s xLoud technology, delivering a crisp and very loud sound.

Sony Xperia tipo

“Xperia tipo is for consumers who want to realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as they migrate from a feature phone,”

says MacDougall.

Designed with simplicity in mind, the tipo comes with a dedicated set up guide as well as the option for a dual-SIM version for better value for money.

Both devices run Android ICS, and while the specs are better on the miro, both come with a very decent battery life. The Xperia miro and tipo are due for release in the third quarter of this year.