Aww, hearing about that 3G,HSDPA & EDGE problem..tsk, I live here in Calamba and planning to buy this Phone
you think Sola here have that problem to? :]
AnonD-65235, 01 Aug 2012Which one better Sony Xperia Sola or HTC Desire Vgo for sola.. :)
tinfu, 01 Aug 2012hi shino03,likewise here i dont have any 3G signal in my sola (im using globe). i tried my sim... more@Tinfu, I also went to the Xperia store in Rob Ermita and they just shoved me off to the globe store there which is just nearby.(They blamed globe for the lack of 3g, edge, and hsdpa signals on my phone) I stood up for half an hour there just to know that my sim card is working properly and that it is the reception on my sola which has problems.
I think the sales clerk on the Xperia store in Rob Ermita is oblivious of the problem. They even don't know the difference between the firmware(build number) and android version. I asked one of the sales clerk if I could know the firmware of the Solas they're selling there and he said it is on gingerbread.
I'll try to update my phone this weekend and see if it works. I hope it will but if not, I'll go to MOA in their service center(I can't replace my unit anymore as the store where I bought my Sola has only a 3-day replacement policy which sucks big time)
I rate this fone 7.5 i like most of its features. The only con i have for sola is the sms messenging feat. its a bit tricky. But i have installed Go sms and Go keyboard now problem solved. U can also try dloading Easy battery saver and Easy task killer for less utiliZation of battery and apps in the background.
AnonD-65235, 01 Aug 2012Which one better Sony Xperia Sola or HTC Desire VSOLA
papai0611, 31 Jul 2012I have bought the xperia sola few days ago from mobile store but I didnt get any external micr... moreOf course not?! Go buy urself an ext. mem card.. very cheap especially in Carriedo/Quiapo Manila area. LOL
tinfu, 01 Aug 2012hi glenn, what is your network provider? im in boni mandaluyong now and there is no 3G (globe)... moreNo, I never updated my firmware. (Unless it is updated automatically) I think that firmware came out of the box.
I'm using globe. @tinfu, it is possible that you just need to change your Network setting to "WCDMA ONLY" with the default setting I only get GPRS on guadalupe. Since the phone detects the best signal. Where GPRS=GSM has full bars, and 3G is not full. So I need to force it to 3G
dear friends i am confused between xperia ray and xperia sola.. Kindly help me to get a good one. Pls tell me the advantage and disadvantage of both phones. Thanks in advance..
my sola is tottaly dead. The touch screen isn't working, my boss is calling me but i cant recv d call, due to unresponsive screen...its ringing besides me..its truly fraustating...i'v given up my hope nd just got a nokia x2-02 as my backup phone. . I'm an old customer of nokia, nd i should stick with them, sola is my last and first phone of sony in my life. Goodbye sony.
glenn, 01 Aug 2012yup I tried it, changing the network mode doesn't zero bar or disable the signal. It automatic... morehi glenn, what is your network provider? im in boni mandaluyong now and there is no 3G (globe) signal in my sola, i have the same firmware with shino. did you update your sola to latest firmware? thanks
AnonD-65018, 01 Aug 2012Call and text are working fine glen. There is a signal bar beside the battery icon on top of t... moreyup I tried it, changing the network mode doesn't zero bar or disable the signal. It automatically shift to GPRS/EDGE or 3G/HSDPA. Which I think is good because there is almost no disconnection even if my laptop is connected to it's hotspot.
I must admit that my Sola Unit seems to get weaker signal than my Nokia 5800 Xpress Music(if 5800 has full bar, Sola has 3bars only instead of 4bars). But I still get atleast 3G connection on my "wcdma only" here at my apartment at guadalupe(I get HSDPA when I move it near the window). And I always get HSDPA when I'm in Quezon City near SM North.
You just need to make sure that your unit has no defect. Try going to a place where people ALWAYS get HSDPA. So the signal is very strong. And check if you can get 3G/HSDPA there.
AnonD-65018, 01 Aug 2012Call and text are working fine glen. There is a signal bar beside the battery icon on top of t... morehi shino03,likewise here i dont have any 3G signal in my sola (im using globe). i tried my simcard to other android phone eventually it shows 3G signal. i bought my sola last sunday at xperia store in rob place mla.
also, we have the same firmware, i'm not so sure if the new update can fixed this problem. i'm planning to visit the store any time this week for replacement.
i think this phone not good for people who take a serious about battery life..this phone very problem with battery life.cannot stand for a long..it only can stand 1 day i normally..better get any xperia series..
glenn, 31 Jul 2012Your firmware build number is :6.0.B.1.564
My Firmware build number is :6.0.B.1.576
You ... moreCall and text are working fine glen. There is a signal bar beside the battery icon on top of the screen but the phone just don't detect edge, 3g, or hsdpa signals(No icons showing on the screen).
I tried using another sim card(sun) and it detected hsdpa for less than a second and it disappeared completely. This lead me to believe that my phone is only having "weak" signal reception and not complete defected signal reception. Am I right?
I've been trying to switch from "gsm only" to "wcdma only" to "wcdma preferred/gsm" for a couple of days now and it just doesn't work, still no 3g, edge nor hsdpa. There is no problem with the 3g, hsdpa, or edge signal on our area, other phones can detect these signals
I also noticed when switching the network mode on my Sola, the signal bar do not change. On my old phone galaxy ace when I switch from one network mode, the signal bar completely becomes unavailable(0 bar) before it goes back again(having signal bars again just like after you set your phone to airplane mode and switching it back again)
I don't know if all Sony phones behave this way. Could you please try doing it for me on your Sola.
Also, I'll try to update my phone with same build number as yours. Also, could you tell where you bought your phone here in the Philippines?
Dear all, please help me on this. Previously I was using Nokia n8 and now i switched to Xperia sola. Coz i love sony thats y. So i took backup from N8 and stored in my laptop. Now am trying to connect my mobile with my laptop to store all my files back on xperia, but am not able to.. when connects mobile asked me whether i can update by PC compaign, i given yes. Then I opened removable disk (G:) its shows memory only 1.7MB. Actually i have space nearly 5GB on internal memory, then y its not showing on my PC. Now am getting trouble to upload my all favourite files, nearly 3 days its took my sleep too. Please bro, someone help me......... :(