The only thing that we think should have been improved on is the volume level of the earpiece, which is average at best. Other than that, voices sound natural on both sides of the line, without any crackling or hints of digitizing. There is a secondary microphone for noise reduction on the back of the Sony Xperia sola, and it gets its job done pretty well. While speaking, background noise is reduced to a minimum.

The smartphone's battery is non-removable and has a capacity that is somewhat below the average by today's standards: 1,320mAh. That should provide about 5 hours of talk time or under 20 days of stand-by, and we know that many mid-range handsets can do better than that. Music playaback time should be about 40 hours, which is a lot more acceptable.


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 would definitely recommend it over smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace plus or the Motorola MOTOLUXE. Alternatively, we have the HTC One V marketed at a similar price point, and even though it does not have the performance advantage of a dual-core processor, it comes with a superior display and a slightly better camera.

Sony Xperia sola Review:


  • Smooth performance
  • Pretty interface
  • Dual-core processor


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

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