Sony Xperia sola

Announced:
Mar 13, 2012
Status:
Released
Release date:
May 7, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels, 265 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

55.15 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.5GB

Internal storage:

8GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.0.4, 2.3.7)

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Video light

Design

Dimensions:

4.57 x 2.32 x 0.39 inches (116 x 59 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effects

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

2 SmartTags, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

This device is also known as Sony MT27i, Sony Pepper, Sony Xperia Pepper

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.57 x 2.32 x 0.39 inches)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • No front-facing camera

Description

Sony Xperia sola is a mid-range offering that has a magic trick hidden up its sleeve. What kind of magic we are talking about, you ask? Well, you know how when you surf the web on your computer you can hover over links with your mouse cursor? You can do that on the Xperia sola by placing your finger over the item that you want to highlight without actually tapping on the display. Floating touch is what Sony calls it, and it is a feature that the Xperia sola will be the first to brag with. When it comes to specs, the Xperia sola comes with a 3.7-inch display enhanced with Mobile BRAVIA engine for superior image quality. Inside it ticks a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, and on its back we have a 5-megapixel camera that can capture HD video. You also get Sony's xLOUD technology for boosting the audio's volume without distorting it, and NFC with support for Xperia SmartTags. The smartphone will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, yet fortunately, an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is planned for the summer of 2012.

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