i suggest all xperia sola buyer , some xperia sola not upgrade to ics 4.0.4, when you buying this phone check
Sola ics firmware has problem with games. many games work without touching the display such as temple run, blood & glory, death trigger etc which make the game playing difficult & annoying.If someone wants to play games don't buy this. I hope a custom rom will released which does not support floating touch for my sola.
Dhanush Kumar aradhy, 07 Feb 2013I am using this phone in android 2.3.5. But I can't update to upper version it says u have la... moreDownload Sony PC companion.Through it you can update your phone to ICS.I will tell you that it has found an update.Hope i helped.
Xperia Nerd, 09 Feb 2013Hi guys, Somebody plz give opinion about the Non user-replaceable battery . I'm so eager to kn... moreI needed to replace my small Galaxy Ace, so full of bloatware from Samsung & Optus, it couldn't up date the apps they installed on it. No room for anything else.
I discovered the Sola at Vodafone, where it can be had a prepaid with no Vodafone apps at all, and just a few Sony ones.
It has an 8 GB internal memory, but I added a 16 GB micro SD card.
I also have a white Galaxy S2 which I love, but the Sola has everything you can imagine, such as NFC and even comes with tags to change the phones internal profile. Just hold it near the tags for a second or so.
It is lightning fast. E.g. the BBS News is there, instantly. The phone is extraordinarily clear, both ways. The audio is amazing from such a small phone. Just so clear. The Sony Bravia engine for video & photos is quite spectacular. And the camera has a button of it's own, or you can use the screen.
And the Sola from Vodafone already has Icecream Sandwich installed, but keeps informing you of an update (which is the one it comes with).
I changed the "floating touch" wallpaper which is a bit dull, to Live wallpaper "Symphony", which brightens up the screen.
Sony really gives Samsung a run for their money in design know how. Note this phone has no front camera, but then again, how often does the average user need one.
I have 3 phones, the S2 with Virgin and I have moved the Dell Streak and Sola to Vodafone. I am very happy with Vodafone's performance and look forward to Vodafone and Optus sharing their Telecommunications Towers.
At Vodafone (Australia) buy a Sola prepaid for $199.
You can add additional data packages if you like to their plans, e.g. an extra 500 MB for just $5 per month - though I did this via Crazy John's. I used their sim card in the Sola & the combo works perfectly. Crazy John's uses the Vodafone Network and is owned by Vodafone.
this is for all who are questioning about its battery performance......i have been using this phone for last 3 months.....under normal usage it lasts for almost 2 days but under full load like heavy gaming,wifi,downloads and all it gives a backup of around 11-12 hrs.
Whats wrong with the battery>>>?? Does it last for at least 5 hours talktime.... I'm about to buy this fone tomorrow. Pliz tell me
Xperia Nerd, 09 Feb 2013Hi guys, Somebody plz give opinion about the Non user-replaceable battery . I'm so eager to kn... morePhone can be hard reset if it hangs. Mine has never hung. The battery back up is definitely below average. Partly because of small battery (can't be fixe:( ) Partly due to firmware can be improve :)
adlan, 09 Feb 2013can this phone be upgrade to nvidia tegra 3?No it's impossible to upgrade an A-9 dual core to a Tegra quad core CPU..
I had a bad experience with Xperia "Go" & "Sola", both use to hang up a lot, even though clearing cache & stopping unwanted apps in background. Sold both the devices after one week usage. Very disappointing specially "Sola" use to hang up & stop functioning totally for hours. Games doesn't run smooth lags in between like subway surfer & Temple run. :(
vinit, 09 Feb 2013hi guys nice to read all ur usefull reviews, but i dint hear anybody talking abt the FLOAT TO... moreObviously, u can use floating touch out of the browser but one condition z there, u hv to upgrade it to ice cream sandwich firmware