hi, when i put andorid 4 on my xperia sola
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Yeah battery life is main problem of Xperia sola.that should be immediately sorted out
Hi friends.i m using dis mobile since last 2 months.i brought it for inr 19999.00.so here z benefits and drawbacks.
-First of all excellent or u can say superb music clarity with 3d surround effects(with and without headset).while watching movies u ll definitely feel lyk watching dem in a multiplex.
-excellent 5m camera.3d pictures are also nice.very good flash.
-Display z unbelievably crisp and clear as it comes with bravia engine with reality display.i can say videos are so real dat easily u ll give more points to dis than AMOLED display.so my advice choose Bravia engine than AMOLED.
-Floating touch which z itz unique feature in mobile world which enables u to use ur mobile without touching with ICS upgrade.
- Unremovable battery with low charge backup(less than a day after full use).
-No front camera.
-No android ICS.
However ICS upgrade z now available in sony website and video calls possible with back camera,battery backup problem has no alternative.yes dont worry abt Unremovable battery as battery can b replaced in sony service centres.
For ur satisfaction bfore buying always shop in reliance digital or other stores where u can check all qualities with one original demo mobile set.
Kitty, 19 Jul 2012Hi GSMArena am in a dilemma between sola n new sony go...Vich shud i buy....Pls make a review ... moreDear frnds,
Although xperia go & sola specifications are almost identical..but dere are some differences..
1) Xperia Go is more sturdy & well built whereas xperia sola is not dat built properly.
2) Xperia sola has a resolution of 480 by 854 whereas Go only has 320 by 480
3) Sola has better ppi
Conclusion - If u want a rough n tough fone go for xperia Go...whereas if u want a great screen den go for xperia sola..also to mention xperia sola has a bigger screen den Go..rest specifications are same..camera quality is same..processor is same..rest u decide..
Hiiii guyzz.... Sony is rocking in mobile market by their xperia sets now days... And xperia sola is just owsm size as like as iphone 4 its very fast... As far as question abt battry , batry is not bad coz of android system its performing litle bit low... I used galaxy samsung and that was also poor in btry.... Overall i want to say phone is rocking guyz... Its simply best
AnonD-68105, 16 Sep 2012In my opinion, Xperia sola doesn't deserve its price because the following specs are below my ... morePlease test sola after ICS
now that the Sola has ICS, please test the benchmarks again for the device. it really should have a marked difference. battery life is extended for sure, better battery backup, faster interface. everything is snappier.
In my opinion, Xperia sola doesn't deserve its price because the following specs are below my expectations:
1. In-call volume
2. Battery life
3. No front camera
Compared to Xperia ray, this handset could barely support itself, not really being a part of the NXT series (S, P, U).
To start off with, this phone does offer a damn decent set of specs at its price tag. The screen especially is a pleasure to use when watching movies/videos. Superb clarity. MX player also takes care of most of the users video playing worries. So far was happy with it, but there are a few glaring issues
- the in call volume is REALLY low. In a crowded place can become extremely difficult to hear the caller
- has a peculiar problem that it keeps dropping signal and fails to recover it. A reboot of the phone is required. Very VERY annoying
- ICS update "due in summer 2012". STILL nowhere to be seen
- Random crashes (dunno if its just me)
Despite all this, I still love the phone. Though Sony's support has started to piss me off now. Hopefully, further firmware updates and ICS should fix this.
i hope gsmarena can use a credit card that being put beside the phone to make a size compare,it is better than when you put it in your hand..*sorry for my bad english.
the phone is great if they make the battery more powerful and atleast lasting for 3 days with normal usage..
Hey anyone there I wanna ask is there video calling facility on Xperia sola ot not?????
I have had my Xperia Sola for four days now and here are my thoughts to help those who want to buy it make an informed decision:
-good design (looks great but not too flashy, buttons are nice to use), I have the black one it will look better in the long run compared to the white (which will show marks) and the red (which peels)
-compact size (same size as iPhone 4),
-good picture quality (resolution, colours and brightness),
-very smooth browsing of UI and web, plays smooth video (also plays .avi out of box),
-good touchscreen responsiveness,
-UI easy to navigate with some good preloaded apps and widgets,
-takes nice pictures and video with many different settings which are useful,
-3D gaming is smooth and good looking (Samurai 2: Vengeance, Shadowgun, Modern Combat 3, NOVA 3), Its Quadrant benchmark score is only slightly under NVIDIA Tegra 2/ GeForce ULP based devices.
-good speaker and earphone sound quality.
-no front camera = no video calling,
-no removable battery, need to remove backpanel to insert microSD (although it is hotswapable),
-apps can only be installed to onboard memory (5GB) unless you root the device and get a +4 class microSD card running with a decent file managing app (if not rooted only video, pictures and music can be stored on micro SD). Check XDA forums for advice on how to root the Sola.
-battery is a bit weak but enough to give you a whole day's average/personal phone calls, 1 hour gaming, 0.5 hour video, 1.5 hour music/radio and 1 hour web browsing with 50% screen brightness (in my experience).
-connecting to PC by USB is problematic initially but the software which installs from the phone helps you correct this with intuitive help tips, also had some issues with the latest firmware update because the process is a bit weird (requires plugging/unplugging of device to PC during update process) but it gets there eventually.
-device lags when resource heavy applications like games such as Shadowgun are minimised by pressing home button, my Sola froze once (requiring a reset)when minimizing but it seems that 90% of the time it recovers after a few seconds and one can go about one's business in the UI and then return to the application (game).
-earphones that come with it are not in-ear style.
I have to say that I am satisfied with the Xperia Sola, it's obviously not an iPhone 4s 64GB/Galaxy S3/One X/Optimus 4x/Xperia Arco S but it does 75% what all these smartphone "behemoths" do at an average of 50% of those devices individual prices (@ 250 Euro), which makes it extremely good value for the meduim budget buyer, even more so than its direct competitors: the Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S Advance, One V or Optimus 2x (which is buggy as hell with no manufacturer Android 4 ICS update support). I researched all of the above mentioned smartphones in technical specifications/features, user opinions and manufacturer support and found the Xperia Sola to be the best balanced option to go for (and I still feel that way). Regarding battery life I think people should realise most smartphones used often for web browsing/video/gaming/music have bad battery life. There was no spesific mention of the Sola's battery life in the GSM Arena review so one can expect it to be pretty average.
If you decide to go with the Xperia Sola I would recommend getting the Sony MW600 bluetooth stereo headset, its relatively cheap (30 Euro), has great features like in-ear buds, full media control buttons and answer button, it has its own rechargeable battery through micro USB (with a very long life which will save your Sola's battery) and it looks and sounds great. If you are looking for a good quality but cheap microSD card the Kingston microSDHC 32GB class 4 is also cheap (17 Euro) but with large capacity and adequate transfer speeds for 720p HD recording and playing games or running other apps from it (if your Sola has been rooted), it also has a lifetime warranty. For protection of your Sola I can recommend a ShockSock neoprene sleeve (@10 Euro) which are available in many colours, its made for iPhone 4S but because the Sola has almost exactly the same dimensions as the iPhone 4S it fits perfectly, the sleeve provides great shock resistance for knocks and drops but needs to be removed every time you use your Sola, but its definitely the better option to protect your Sola when not in use.
I had purchased Xperia sola on 27.07.2012 from mobile store. I have hardly used it because I had just inserted the sim on 05.08.2012. But already I am facing 2 big problems :
1. The leftmost letters of the qwerty keypad are not working most of the time.
2. Very very poor battery back up. I dont play games or listen to music till now, just surf the net for 30 mins to 1 hour a day. But even after charging fully the battery doesn't even last for a full day while I am also using the power saver mode to save battery.
I already contacted the sony customer care executive on 08.08.2012 and asked for a replacement. But he told me that it can be replaced only within 7 days from purchase date. He told me to do a factory reset but that didn't work too. Now I have to visit sony service center and the phone can only be repaired.
I am very very dissapointed with sony which I trusted blindly as I was super happy with the Bravia led and DSC HX 100v digicam which I have.
Hi GSMArena am in a dilemma between sola n new sony go...Vich shud i buy....Pls make a review of new sony go...Pls...
im having xperia mini and i wana change my phone to sola. based on the comment i have seen it makes alot of negatives point towards this phone..and now i am considering xperia U and S..if its like this comments given customers will never buy any of these product again..as i know Sony Ericsson creates a reliable phone compare to Nokia and Samsung.