Sony Xperia Sola is one of the beautiful looking mi-range smartphone. Performance wise the dual core droid is quite brilliant. It hardly lags while starting normal applications. Basically it’s a refurbished Xperia U with micro SD card slot. During the process Sony removed the front camera which is the only drawback of the handset. Rear facing 5 MP camera is a standard. I would not say it’s the best in market but overall picture quality is good. Dual core 1 GHz processor, Mali 400-MP GPU and 512 MB RAM ensure fast multitasking.
You can play most recent games in it. Internal 5 GB storage is lot. Actually, it’s a 8 GB ROM but system leaves approx 5 GB free. Micro sd card slot is there too to increase memory as per requirement. You can move unnecessary applications to SD card using some sort of app like Apps2SD.
Best part of Sony Xperia Sola is 3.7 inch Floting touch display. This is a special type of display where you do not need to touch the display to perform anything. Hover finger from 1.4 cm above display is just what you need to do. If you stay in Himalayan region normally, you put on hand-gloves during the winter. In that case, this is the best handset you will get it in market.
It works even if you touch the display with hand-gloves on. Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine powered display is simply awesome and vibrant. Sony Xperia Sola supports high speed HSDPA connectivity with max achievable speed of 14.4 Mbps which is pretty impressive. In GSM network up to 100 Mbps GPRS and 296 Kbps EDGE speed are impressive to say the least.
Highlighting Features of Sony Xperia Sola
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich
- Dual Core 1 GHz Processor
- 512 MB RAM
- One of the best gaming smartphone
- 8 GB storage, 5 GB free, micro SD
- 3.7 inch floating touch display
- 5 MP Rear Camera
Specifications & Features of Sony Xperia Sola
- OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread,upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS
- Processor: 1.0 GHz Cortex A9 + Mali 400-MP GPU, ST Ericsson NovaThor U8500
- RAM: 512 MB
- Display: 3.7 inch LED-backlit LCD Floating Touch Capacitive touch screen, 480×854 pixels resolution, Multi-touch input, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, ambient light, Magnetometer
- LTE Speed: No
- 3G Speed: Yes, HSDPA speed up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA speed up to 5.76 Mbps
- GPRS/EDGE:Yes, GPRS speed 100 Kbps, EDGE speed up to 296 Kbps
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, micro USB, DLNA
- NFC: Sony Xperia SmartTag Support via NFC
- Camera: 5 MP rear with AF, LED flash, 720p HD video recording
- Secondary Camera: No
- Audio System: Dual Stereo Speakers, xLOUD Audio, Sony 3D Surround Sound
- SIM Card Support: Micro SIM
- Battery: 1320 mAh battery, 5 hrs talk time 3G, 6 hrs talk time 2G network, 40 hrs music play
- Memory: 8 GB on board storage, 5 GB free, micro SD card
- Navigation: A-GPS support with Google Maps, GLONASS
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Social: Facebook, Twitter
- Messenger: IM, GTalk, YM
- Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
- Other Features: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Disadvantages of Sony Xperia Sola
- No front camera
- Non user replaceable battery
Sony Xperia Sola Price in India
Sony Xperia Sola price in Indian market is Rs. 17,990. The droid is available in two Black , White and Red color model only.