Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Sola / MT27i Pepper
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Sony Xperia Sola Review
5 June 2013
Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Excerpt: There was much speculation about Sony’s survival in the cellphone market after losing its Ericsson connection, but it’s come up with an excellent range of phones to make their own mark. The Xperia Sola comes as an added option in the mid-range Android market in order for Sony to strengthen its onslaught.
Preliminary Review on Rumoured Phone: Sony Ericsson MT27i Pepper
30 September 2012
Summary: Overall opinion: Probably a mid-priced mobile phone, and within that standard and unknown battery life, we’ll give it a preliminary 7.5 out of 10. It’d be higher if there was an option for external memory. This is becoming an important user option as smartphone multi-use grows, but SE missed it on this model.
PHOTOVIEW: Sony Xperia sola Android Smartphone with Floating Touch and NFC
11 July 2012
Excerpt: Announced right after this year's Mobile World Congress , the new Sony Xperia sola is Sony Mobile's first smartphone which comes with the company's new Floating Touch display technology ( read more about it here ), which allows to navigate the web by hovering the thumb above the screen without touching the screen. At the moment, the sola comes with Android 2.3 only (an upgrade to Android 4.0 is expected anytime soon) and it's powered by a 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core CPU.
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia sola is a routine exercise in midrange smartphone making but Sony won't do without those if they're to quickly get where they want to be. This isn't about HD screens, quad-core CPUs and umpteen megapixel cameras - the Xperia sola goes by the 80-20 rule. That is, it tries to deliver 80% of the functionality for 20% of the price (okay, it's more like 50% here, but that's how technology works).
Pros: Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3.7" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen of Full WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Floating touch display, Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android 4.0 ICS update, Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, 512 MB RAM, NovaThor U8500 chipset, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, Multi Angle shot, 720p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound, Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, GPS ...
Cons: No front-facing camera, No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of box, Display has poor viewing angles, Stiff and unresponsive shutter key, Non user-replaceable battery
Sony Xperia Sola – Floating Touch, rectangular shape and NFC technology
25 May 2012
Excerpt: SmartTag, Floating Touch display, and NFC technology – these are three of the most interesting specs and features of Sony Xperia Sola . Apart from that, Sony did a good job in naming it. We’re pretty sure you’re not as fond with their single-letter devices like Sony Xperia S, P, and U. Of course, a good name doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great device. But you won’t be disappointed with Sola.
Conclusion: After putting it through its paces, we can conclude that the Sony Xperia sola is a well-made Android smartphone. If you are looking for a decent mid-range offering that gets you a good amount of bang for the buck, do not hesitate to check it out! We would definitely recommend it over smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace plus or the Motorola MOTOLUXE .
Summary: The Sony Xperia sola runs on Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 and is powered by Dual-core 1 GHzprocessor with 512 MB RAM. It has a 3.7-inch, 480 x 854 pixel display. The Sony Xperia sola also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos at 720p.
Excerpt: Now that you’ve seen our first impression of the Xperia Sola and how it’s somehow different from its siblings, let’s delve deeper and uncover its other features. Catch our unboxing and full review after the break.
QUICKVIEW: Sony Xperia sola Android 2.3 Smartphone with Floating Touch Hands-on [with Video]
26 March 2012
Excerpt: Yesterday evening, Sony Mobile Germany invited to its NEXT Showroom in Munich where the former Sony Ericsson division showed its current line-up of 2012 Xperia Android smartphones. Beside showing the Xperia S , Xperia P and Xperia U , which Sony announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress , the most interesting new device was the the Xperia sola , which wasn't on display in Barcelona but was announced a little bit after.