We have already repeatedly wrote about a new smartphone in a line of Sony Xperia Sola, but now I want to share your thoughts after personal communication with the device. In general, the new smartphone from Sony did not disappoint me, below you will find a detailed view.
Connectivityt: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 + HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
OS: Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, upgrade to 4.0 in the coming weeks
Display: 3.7 “, WVGA + (854×480), TFT 16M colors, Sony BRAVIA Mobile Engine
Camera: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Face Detection (Face Detection), Smile Shot (fixation of a smile), Touch Focus, Panorama Shot, and so on, video (720p 30 fps), fast shooting
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8 GB of internal flash array, Micro-SD slot
Processor:dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500 NovaThor 1 GHz, the accelerator Mali 400MP
Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, supports A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (DLNA), TV-Out (HDMI), NFC (two labels included)
Navigation: A-GPS, Google Maps and WisePilot
Battery: 1320 mAh, fast charge
Dimensions: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm, 107 g
Sony Xperia Sola is Lightweight and slim enough, a nice plastic Soft Touch – the device fits well in hand. Available in few colors : black, red and white. I’ve got the device in a black casing, to me it seemed quite practical. As for the white not sure, but I will say nothing.
Personally, I do not really like a small ledge at the bottom, under which the light is located, used to notify you of various events – messages, missed calls and so on. Due to this, the screen appears as though raised above the body, personally I prefer whole performance, but judging by the reviews, on the contrary, many consumers appreciated the design of Sola because of this part.
The smartphone is equipped with three hardware keys : Lock, adjust the sound and camera.
Sony Xperia Sola has 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels resolution, in general, raises no objections. All discernible even in bright sunlight. If we compare the display with the flagship Xperia S, then at Sola and loses a bit of detail, viewing angles it is better. Perhaps if you’re used to larger smartphone, initially will be a little difficult to get the keys touch the keyboard, I have the same with this particular problem does not arise.
The interface in general is quite nice: nice widget icons, smooth animation, subtly changing live wallpaper make us almost forget that the phone powered by Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread (however, an upgrade to Android 4.0 is not far off).
Sony Xperia Sola comes with contactless touch technology aka Floating Touch (for the developers to manage your smartphone you can without touching the screen – up to one centimeter) in particular have nothing to say – First, it applies only as long as the browser, and secondly so far seems a bit pointless. I specifically put on the gloves and checked whether the smartphone responds to touch through the fabric – it turned out, what does not. In general, in my opinion, meaning that the browser highlights links – not so much. But let’s see how this technology will evolve in the following models.
Battery capacity of Sony Xperia Sola missing about a day , maybe a little longer with less active use. It should be noted that the charging device quickly.
Sony Xperia Sola doesn’t have front camera. The only rear camera with a resolution of 5MP works pretty well.