Sony Xperia tipo ST21i/ST21a User Guide

To be honest, Sony Xperia tipo from the point a view of its design reminds me the dimension and style of XPeria mini: small, stylish and pocketable. It even has a tag-line as Mini Android. This phone that also known as Sony Tapioca with ST21i / ST21a series version (depend on region) has 3.2 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display. For the resolution, it uses 320 x 480 pixels. It’s about 99.4 grams with body dimension 103 x 57 x 13 mm (3.5 ounces weight & 3.4 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches)

Deep Red Classic White Casing Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

Deep Red Classic White Casing - Sony Xperia tipo ST21a/ ST21i User Manual

Using Xperia brand means that the tipo is installed Android Operating System. Currently it uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Processore uses Qualcomm MSM7225AA Snapdragon chipset at 800Mhz speed Cortex A-5. Adreno 200 as GPU and has 2.9GB internal phone storage. The RAM’s attached with 512MB and has expansion slot up to 32GB for microSD card.

Sony Xperia tipo ST21i /ST21a User Guide Resume

There is a good new for you (anyone who own this Xperia tipo) regarding with the Manuals availability. Sony provides almost 38 language version of User Manuals specially written for this tipo. Although at the PDF Download section, we only give you 5 (important) manuals: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German (Deutch).

Keys Parts Phone Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

Keys Parts Phone - Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

The pictured parts of Sony Xperia tipo above would tell you that these are the locations of buttons, keys, or parts which are designed for the phone. You can learn where you can find Proximity sensor, home key, strap hole, speaker, power keys, headset connector, volume button / zoom key and more. From the User Guide of ST21 it can be read at page 12 under “Getting to know your phone” chapter.

Sony renowned as a pioneer on Music Industry (you can say the Walkman is originally by Sony). Having this reputation it seems that the Music features and applications installed in this tipo would be followed by the performance that you can count on on Walkman. Whether it TrackID, Music Player, FM Radio or else. It it isn’t good as we are expected, shame on you Sony (I hope not). You can learn the music feature in User Guide of ST21a/ ST21i at page 74 to page 82.

One important tutorial which usually been looked for by any user of Sony smartphone / phone owners in the guidance how to transfer file from PC to Xperia tipo and vice-versa. The UG tells us that it can be done by using Wi-FI direct transfer, Bluetooth and USB cable. For the USB cable connections we recommended as a tool to transfer large number of files (videos, photos and else). And you better install the PC Companion to do that.

Wanna reset the tipo to original factory setting default? This factory data reset sometime can resolve any problem that might occurred on the phone; usually it because a virus, too many application and files or wrong settings. Resetting the phone might give you the same performance likes the first time you get you tipo on your hand. Here are the steps you should take: Home screen > Menu > Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Confirm > Erase everything.

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Sony Xperia tipo ST21i /ST21a Technical Specifications

Sony Xperia tipo has four body color casing options. They are Classic Black, Classic White, Deep Red and Navy blue. It’s facebook and google applications ready. This means Facebook application and some of Google mobile applications like Google Maps (with street view), Google Latitude, Gmail, Gtalk, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Play market are already inside the phone. This also means that you don’t have to worry to lose this applications even when you decide to do Factory reset.

According to official specs page of Xperia ST21, the phone battery can be hold up to 5 hours on talk time; 30 hours for music listening time and up to 470 hours at standby mode. It uses the replacable 1500 mAh (capacity) Lithium Ion battery.

Navy Blue Classic Black Body Casing Colors Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

Navy Blue Classic Black Body Casing Colors - Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

The camera is only equipped with 3.2 Megapixel camera but no front facing camera yet installed. It supports geo-tagging and VGA video recording; but it seems there is no additional LED flash light or alike. For the zooming capability, it up to 4x digital zoom.

For the connectivity: The networks capable for GSMS GPRS EDGE with 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz, UTMS/ HSPA for Xperia tipo version ST21i (non-Americas) with 900 and 2100 Mhz and ST21 for Americas with 850 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz frequency. The HSDPA can be sused up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps.

Another connectivity features: Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n which also can be utilized as Wk-Fi portable hotspot, and for USB uses microUSB v2.0

Table of Contents of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i/ST21a User Guide

Android What and why?
Getting started
Getting to know your phone
Google Talk
Getting started with Google Play
PlayNow service
Getting organised
Scanning with the NeoReader application
Synchronising data on your phone
Connecting to wireless networks
Web browser
Identifying music using TrackID technology
Using the FM Radio
Taking photos and recording videos
Viewing photos and videos in Gallery
Bluetooth wireless technology
Connecting your phone to a computer
Using location services to find your position
Backing up and restoring
Locking and protecting your phone
Updating your phone
Phone settings overview
Status and notification icons overview
Application overview
User support
Recycling your phone
Legal information

Sony Xperia tipo ST21i /ST21a User Guide PDF Download

The picture below is a part of Getting Started chapter. Getting started means that you working for the first time with the phone; at this time Sony Xperia tipo ST21 (ST21a/ST21i). And for the image below it show how to assembly the phone from opening the cover to inserting SIM card / microSD card; from closing / replacing back the cover to power on the phone. We also includes how to charge the phone battery (which currently listed under Getting to know you phone – battery)

Open Cover Insert SIM microSD Charge Assemble Battery Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

Open Cover Insert SIM microSD Charge Assemble Battery - Sony Xperia tipo ST21a ST21i User Manual

For the download links, just get it here. Remember that it’s only User Guide, there is no Quick Start Guide. Though the UG presents in multi languages.

  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: English UK | Page: 123 | PDF Size: 5.14MB
  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: English US | Page: 121 | PDF Size: 4.94MB
  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: Spanish | Page: 127 | PDF Size: 4.97MB
  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: Germany/ Deutch| Page: 130 | PDF Size: 4.98MB
  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: French | Page: 126 | PDF Size: 4.98MB
  • Download User Guide of Sony Xperia tipo ST21i | Language: Italian | Page: 124 | PDF Size: 5.02MB
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    1. Agnes James says

      Tipo, Sony’s first entry-level price category Smartphone under the Xperia brand. Committed to the Cell phone market, Tipo has been designed for selective markets. The Xperia Tipo has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800MHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system and a 3.2-inch display, 1500mAh battery & many more featured & compared with One of Sony & HTC model. Tipo looks amazing in Blue & Silver, why I am saying this coz I do have the Blue One. I love Sony for its Camera & Sound quality and I believe you guys would also like it for the same.

    2. tamil says

      hi i need one help pls..i am using xperia friend was using samsung galaxy y..he can scan his whole phone by his pc antivirus by connecting usb cable..but i cant..if i connected my phone with the usb cable via phone..there is no option for pls give me the way to scan my phone using pc antivirus..i dnt trust mobile doesnt show anything..

    3. bhawana says

      in this phn if we going into the gallary option there are one option for instant upload bt i dnt want to upload photos and i want also delete photos from the instant upload photos bt there are no option for delete photos so how can i delete photos from instant upload photos folder kindly suggest me and mail me at my mail id

    4. Leo says

      I recently bought a Sony Xperia tipo ST21 and the touch screen does operations without me touching it. It sometimes calls people on its own. How can I fix this problem and why is it doing this? I returned it the store and they said the phone was sent to the manufacturer, but I don’t it ever left the store. I moved from the town where I bought it, so it would be difficult for me to return it. Any advice of why the phone’s touch screen goes every is much appreciated. I have already put the “touch” sensitivity as low as it can go. Thanks.

    5. SAIFUL says

      I need hlp please, my phone was password locked, many time i try to unlocked, but still locked.anyone please give me code reset, because I can use my phone.

    6. miguelangel says

      tengo un sony xperia pero no logro poder conectarlo a mi computadora tengo fotos y no logro bajarlas
      ¿que sera? algo que no esta configurado en la computadora.

    7. PREVOT says

      pourriez-vous m’indiquer comment télécharger sur mon téléphone des musiques qui se trouvent sur mon ordinateur.


    8. PREVOT says

      Je voudrais savoir comment télécharger des musiques de mon ordinateur vers mon téléphone.
      Tank You

    9. anil says

      I need a help for my sony xperia tipo st21i. Its music player doesnot show all the songs which r stored in the memory or ext.card.plz tell how to fix this problem

    10. p simmonite says

      dont know if my sony xperia tipo mobile has an alarm on it if it has how do i activate it tried everything had no luck up to now appreciate any help

    11. Innocent E says

      I bought a new sony Xperia ST21i and after charging the battery with Sim card I put it on but it always shows locked key and camera icons and switches off after a few seconds.How do I keep it on to do some resetting and program it.Can someone help.

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