I've used this phone for nearly 4 months, both with Gingerbread and ICS.
Battery moderate use - 3G about 20 hours and 2G 1.5 days. If you turn off mobile data, battery easily last for 2 days
ICS bit laggy but UI is better than gingerbread. I have some issues with answering calls, it stucks sometimes. I dont hear anything for 1st 2,3 seconds which is annoying.
Had some issues with google play connectivity after updating to ICS, but it solved with the next minor upgrade.
Screen is superb. Scratch free guard in stock
Phone speaker is not in a good place. When i kept it on a soft surface (like on my bed), the volume drastically reduces.
Some files stored in the phone memory may affect PC connectivity. I had problem of not detecting the phone in Media Transfer Mode. Had to wipe out all the data in phone memory to make it working again. That sucks
Finally, I'm happy with the phone. Good for the price range. But im missing my old Nokia Symbian OS which is far more stable than Android...
AZ037, 27 Dec 2012Do sola have swipe-to-call function after updating to ICS? No, it works in Samsung
I was really excited to see the update for the Sony Xperia Sola so I rushed and updated and I regret it as I have encountered numerous problems such as;
Random crash out.
Unexpected shutdown off certain apps.
Certain games don’t work properly for example Temple Run!
Music player widget keeps refreshing randomly at certain time where album art gets refreshed.
Switching between home screens is not smooth.
Poor RAM management.
Poor battery life.
Browser crashes out when trying to visit websites.
Google Chrome does NOT respond well, very slow and unresponsive.
The whole OS is slower than GB (Gingerbread) v6.0.B.3.184.
KIRISH, 01 Jan 2013I have recently bought sola and when I tried to upgrade it, it was said as "You are alrea... moredont try to upgrade your sola to ICS .. try to read this http://www.shaykapow.com/?p=43
http://www.shaykapow.com/?p=43 heres the link for those who want downgrade ICS to GB
when i upgrade my sola to ICS my phone started lag all time and so i decided to downgrade to gingerbread
Is the Xperia Sola scheduled to get an upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.1/4.2 in the future?
I have recently bought sola and when I tried to upgrade it, it was said as "You are already upto date".. but iam still in GINGER BREAD.. can any one pls help me with this..?
Mark, 01 Jan 2013Has Anyone Here Played Wild Blood? I Just Have A Little Problem Because Whenever Im About To O... moreif you downloaded it from google play then write to its creator,if you downloaded it from google searching then search "mali 400 gpu games" i think you downloaded Adreno version other gpu games doesn't start except those for all gpu like cartoon wars angry birds and other
Xperia Sola uses a normal SIM card, the retail box does include a microSIM adaptor for those with microSIM.
Has Anyone Here Played Wild Blood? I Just Have A Little Problem Because Whenever Im About To Open The Games It Exits Automatically? Can Someone Help Me?
i bot sony xperia sola., nice xprnc with ds mobile., previously i was fan of samsung., after buying ds mob i felt ds s d best brand and ds 1 s gud mobile., android 2.3.7 is ony prefferable., dnt go 4 android4., sola d best phone in ds price., go for it
Hem.pant, 31 Dec 2012Sony Xperia sola ..a good smart phone by SONY. all the things are going good with the version ... morein that part about camera i disagree because live with walkman witch i was having has 5mp camera and compared to sola do better videos and better photos, sola doesnt have macro function in camera lww was having lww could take a photo of really really close object but sola - i agree that in day its camera good taking a photo of your yard or car or else i dont say that its camera not good in sunny day - i diidnt take photos in sunny day because its winter and its rare to see sunny day like summer so but i can say in the same room under the same light conditions lww was making superb photos while sola make photos at medium level so its camera is medium and in my room it could take a good macro photo 1cm from object while lww was...these days if you have good cpu gpu and screen you always have something not good camera speaker etc...
Sony Xperia sola ..a good smart phone by SONY. all the things are going good with the version of Android 2.3.7 which is being given by itself. If you wish to upgrade it in ice cream sandwich v4.0.4, than go ahead. It has a very good interface in compare to 2.3.6. But remember that the performance get slow by upgrading it. but it's manageable.
Camera: Sola got a good camera if u make a click in day time... But in the night the response isn't so good far away. but overall it has a good power. Specially the power to capture the close objects.
I wonder why Sony used an old version of Android which is Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, why they themselves public it with Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich? I am afraid as people told me that if I upgrade it to ICS then it will become very slow :(