Sony Xperia sola

Announced:
Mar 13, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 07, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Sony Xperia sola

Announced: Mar 13, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: May 07, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1320 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

265 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

55.15 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

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 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.0.4, 2.3.7)

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Talk time:

6.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.8 days (475 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 11, 2012

FCC ID value:

PY7A3880134 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.49 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.49 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.34 W/kg

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
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)

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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