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Reviewed on 2013-05-20
First Look With the ‘Ericsson' tag out of the way, Sony has finally taken the plunge into releasing smartphones all by itself. The Xperia series has been both, loved and criticized at the same time, so when the Sola came up- we had mixed feelings about it...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-17
Thumbs up, Builtin FM transmitters, Compass & light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer, Excellent designing, Gives access to Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, MapsNonuser replaceable battery, Not so impressive viewing angles, No latest Android version
Designed on an Android platform, Sony Xperia Sola has incorporated with state of the art features. This stylish communicating device is world's first ever smartphone, which comprises of floating touch technology. If we talk about the design, you can say i...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-17
Led Display, audio, floating touch, dual core chipset, boost chargingNot upgradable to jelly bean, no secondary camera, screen is only inch, overpriced
Sony Xperia Sola ReviewSony Mobile launched the Xperia Sola last year, and it is the 2nd lower mid range droid from Sony Mobile after Xperia U.The Specifications are as followsQuad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support3.7" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen of Full W...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-10
Sony's Xperia Sola is the fourth device the company has announced since it took full control of the Sony Ericsson joint venture last October. The Xperia Sola is a low to mid-range Android phone that follows the same design principles of the Xperia S , Xpe...
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Reviewed on 2012-10-29
NFC SmartTags are useful; great display; and snappy performance from CPUFloating touch just a gimmick at the moment; no wow factor from the overall design; and only 720p video recording
The latest addition to Sony's Android-powered Xperia range, the sola, offers some innovative features to help distinguish it from the rest of the mid-range smartphone crowd. For one, the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) running device is Near Field Communication...
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Reviewed on 2012-09-20
Slim and stylish design, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Accelerometer, proximity, compass sensor, Access to Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV and MP3/eAAC/WMA/WAV players, Document viewer, Voice...Lack of Secondary camera, No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Display has unimpressive viewing angles, Shutter key is stiff and unresponsive, Non userreplaceable battery
Sony has come up with the world's first ever smartphone, which utilizes the floating touch technology. Sony Xperia Sola is a powerful entertainment and communicating device. Sony has always made a point to present its consumers with some of the best and a...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-15
Lightweight, Responsive, Nice looking deviceScreen quality is sub standard, Gingerbread, Sound quality in call is poor, Camera quality is poor, reacts badly in low light
While this isn't the first Sony phone I've used, it's the first I've actually enjoyed using. Would I buy one? No! Would I recommend my “techie” friends buy one? No! Would I recommend to my friends and relatives who want an Android phone but don't want the...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-14
S ony 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 qu...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-07
As the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X churn out mind boggling form factors and spec sheet pyrotechnics like a quad-core processors for the high-end of the market, the dual-core powered devices now seem to be relegated to the mid-range to the lower...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-02
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 ...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-02
Android 4.0, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5.0megapixel cameraNo secondary camera, Battery not detachable, No dedicated camera key
Sony is supplying their new Xperia range in novel packaging. When the Xperia Sola came to our doorstep, we didn't realise that its sleek new box hid a mobile phone inside. Amazingly everything from the phone to the charger fits within this slim box. We qu...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-25
Looks, Build Quality, Speedy operation, LightweightNo ICS, No front camera
The Xperia Sola is actually not a part of the NXT series smartphones of Sony but features a similar look and feel. The Xperia Sola Android smartphone arrives with an exciting price point and more importantly a floating touch screen display.Sony out rightl...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-24
The floating touch display is gimmicky at best, but the Sola is quite a solid contender in the sub-20k Android smartphone bracket.Not too long ago, if you didn't have Rs 20k or more for a smartphone , you usually made a few compromises, including a more b...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-15
Solid build quality, Good handling, Unique Floating Touch technologyPoor battery life, Stiff camera shutter button, Runs on Android 2.3
Besides the Xperia NXT family of phones ( the Xperia S , P and U ), Sony Mobile Communications also unveiled another Xperia member, the Sola in March 2012 . While the Xperia S, P and U have their different target market segments, the Xperia Sola is likely...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-15
Very good Sola phone from Sony with Android 2.3 OS, but now Sony has rolled out ICS update for the same. Good features and good pricing especially from a well known brand.The stylish Sony Xperia Sola runs on a powerful dual core processor @ 1 GHz and come...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-14
Compact size and weight, Generally responsive, Photo and audio renderingLow battery life, Slows down at times, Back detaches too easily
After several days spent with the Xperia Sola, we have no major complaints to make about the telephone function. It finds reception easily, although it tends to lose it rather quickly in places where other phones hold the connection a tad longer (eleva...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-07
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 overpric...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-01
Great Design, Smooth Feel, Light, Floating Touch Technology, Sony Custom UI, Good SpeakerGlitchy, Slow, 2011 Specifications, Solidity, Android 2.3 Gingerbread
The Sony Xperia Sola is a really interesting device. After launching late May this year, the Sola has not received all-too-much praise. It has a very interesting futuristic technology called Floating Touch and a thin/slick feel. Read further for my full t...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-29
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 ...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-24
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,
In some respects, designing a mid-range handset must be harder than designing the flagship models. A mid-tier mobile needs to maintain the same "feel" as other phones in its range, but also needs its own defining elements. You'd need to keep costs dow...
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Processor frequency

1 GHz

Processor family


Processor model


Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A9


Display diagonal

9.4 cm (3.7")

Display resolution

854 x 480 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Weight & dimensions


107 g


5.9 cm


9.9 mm


11.6 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Internal RAM

512 MB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version


Exchange support
Office support


Rear camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Digital zoom


Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Video stabilizer
Image stabilizer
Flash type


Smile detection
Built-in camera


Battery capacity

1320 mAh

Talk time (2G)

6 h

Standby time (2G)

470 h

Talk time (3G)

5 h

Standby time (3G)

475 h

Continuous audio playback time

40 h

Continuous video playback time

6 h


Form factor


Colour of product



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