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Sony Mobile Xperia sola

alaTest has collected and analyzed 443 reviews of Sony Mobile Xperia sola. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the camera, and some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Mobile Xperia sola is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Mobile Xperia sola

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Mobile Xperia sola from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

25% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XperiaTM sola (black) sim-free, unbrandedSony XperiaTM sola (black) sim-free, unbranded

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Mobile Xperia sola

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Sony Mobile Xperia sola from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and durability get critical opinions.

performance, usability, price, portability, camera

durability, size

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia sola MT27i-WHT Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, and 3.7-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (White)Sony Xperia sola MT27i-WHT Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, and 3.7-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (White)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia sola review

 

Sony's Xperia Sola is a mid-range Android phone that follows the same design principles as the company's more expensive Xperia S. A compact frame, reasonable build quality and NFC capabilities are nice features, but the Xperia Sola is a little overpriced.

The Sony Xperia Sola has a compact design, good build quality and NFC capabilities, but it's a little overpriced and the floating touch feature is currently little more than a gimmick.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia sola

 

For those whose budgets don't stretch quite far enough to be able to afford the Xperia S, Sony presents its mid-range Xperia sola.

NFC SmartTags are useful; great display; and snappy performance from CPU.

Floating touch just a gimmick at the moment; no wow factor from the overall design; and only 720p video recording.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia Sola Review

 

Sony has gone all out with their new Xperia line-up. The company recently announced a slew of handsets - the Xperia S, the U, the Go, the Acro S, the Miro, the Tipo, the P, and the Xperia Sola. In terms of design these phones boast of much better...

We put the Xperia Sola through a range of synthetic benchmarks against the Huawei Honor, the Xperia U and the One V and as you can see from the results above, it's an average performer.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia Sola Android phone

 

Sony Xperia Sola review: A solid, but not outstanding mid-range Android phone that's a little overpriced

Compact design and good build ; NFC SmartTags ; Reasonably intuitive software

Poor ergonomics ; Screen makes typing a chore ; Terrible camera button

The Sony Xperia Sola has a compact design, good build quality and NFC capabilities, but it's a little overpriced and the floating touch feature is currently little more than a gimmick.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia sola review: Light 'em up

 

Sony are busy extending their Xperia line, after the Japanese behemoth bought out their Ericsson counterpart, and the Xperia sola lies squarely in the middle of the pack. The flagship Xperia S has set the ceiling and the Xperia P will set the...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3.7" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen of Full WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Floating touch display ; Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android 4.0 ICS update ; Dual-core 1 GHz...

No front-facing camera ; No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of box ; Display has poor viewing angles ; Stiff and unresponsive shutter key ; Non user-replaceable battery

The Sony Xperia sola is a routine exercise in midrange smartphone making but Sony won't do without those if they're to quickly get where they want to be. This isn't about HD screens, quad-core CPUs and umpteen megapixel cameras - the Xperia sola goes...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Sony Xperia Sola

 

The Sola is a solid smartphone with a good array of features, beyond the basics. Just be sure you can't buy the better Xperia S for the same price, before you commit.

Great UI and performance ; NFC ; Decent camera

Limited internal storage ; Colour banding on LCD display ; 3.7-inch screen may be too small for some

We feel it's recommended price of AU$486 is reasonable for a phone with these specs and features, though we have noticed that a recent price drop makes the superior Xperia S about the same price through some major vendors. Allphones, for example,...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia sola Review

 

What we are reviewing today is the Sony Xperia sola, which comes with a 3.7-inch LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, NFC, “floating touch” technology (more on that later), and most importantly, a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz: a specs sheet that has...

Smooth performance ; Pretty interface ; Dual-core processor

Photo quality is average ; Front-facing cam would have been nice ; Gingerbread at launch

After putting it through its paces, we can conclude that the Sony Xperia sola is a well-made Android smartphone. If you are looking for a decent mid-range offering that gets you a good amount of bang for the buck, do not hesitate to check it out! We...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Sony Xperia Sola

 

The Sony Xperia Sola is a stylish Smartphone equipped with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with a powerful dual core 1 GHz processor that makes multitasking a breeze. This stylish mobile is great for both personal and professional users....

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Renai LeMay (delimiter.com.au)

Sony Xperia Sola: Review

 

With Sony's mid-range Xperia Sola, you get many of the features available on higher-end competitors, at a much cheaper price, and it all comes wrapped in a nice package that sits well in the hand. But does the Sola do enough for the money? Read on to...

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia Sola - Magical Touch

 

The Sony Xperia Sola is the first phone in the world to feature a unique floating touch navigation for an easy web browsing experience. Does this feature have any practical application or is it just a marketing gimmick? Hit the link to find out more.

Solid build quality ; Good handling ; Unique Floating Touch technology

Poor battery life ; Stiff camera shutter button ; Runs on Android 2.3

Based on the recent portfolio of Sony Xperia phones introduced, it is apparent that the company isn't looking at competing directly with the heavyweights (Apple, HTC and Samsung) head-to-head. Instead, Sony is differentiating its products with unique...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1320
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:6 / 6.3
Standby time (2G):470 / 475
Standby time (3G):475
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):5

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:9.4 / 94
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:No / Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / 3gp, MPEG4 / MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:NovaThor / QUALCOMM / STE
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:U8500

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.9
Height :11.6 / 116
Weight:107
Width:5.9 / 59