Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Sola / MT27i Pepper
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Sound quality 8
Battery performance 7
Build quality 7
I had the xperia sola.
alessandrocrivelli, Phone Arena
21 December 2014
Excerpt: I had the xperia sola from november 2012 to august 2013. I had hate this phone , because was very very slow. But display and camera was not bad. The touchscreen had some problem. Firstly was very good , later no.
Excerpt: When I bought it was a great phone. It was fast and responsive. After a few months it started to be laggy and slow and now it´s just a phone, not a smartphone. All new apps started to be slow in the middle of 2013 and the Android version is completely obsolete.
Pros: Good design, Resistent, Good features
Cons: Slow and laggy, Outdated Android, RAM always full
Summary: This product is so cool for me.What i like most about this phone is that it is sleek in design,and it is a one handed operation device.So i really like it and i just wanted an android device and not a high end one.So this is good for an average customer as a beginner to experience android at a reasonable price.
Excerpt: I have this phone more than year and I can tell, this is good phone only for sms and calls. I you want use any other app, facebook, viber etc. phone is working slowly. Sola has low ram 512 mb and if it's runs slow I must turn off process, but the process starts automatically and I am turning of process permanently...
Excerpt: For the first 2 months it was fast and i didn't have any problem with it. But after 6 months it was getting really laggy and slow. Thinking to much when try to open an app. and sometimes its just turn off without any reason. So I didn't recommend it to anyone. Maybe its good for getting familiar with the android phones, but i didn't really recommend it for start anyway.
Pros: NFC, Camera, Miltimedia
Cons: 512 RAM, Low Battery Life, Long app opening time, Non-removable battery
Excerpt: When this phone was still running Gingerbread everything was alright, but when ICS was released it was nothing but laggy. 5 months after the ICS update, I decided to root my device and put CM10.1 on my Sola. I was very pleased at first, the rom appeared to be extremly smooth and was better in every possible way. But after a month it force-closed apps all the time and the keyboard wouldn't show up anymore, even after I downloaded a third-party one.
Excerpt: It's been 5 months since I used this phone. At first, it's good but as you have more numbers of applications, it's really annoying because it keeps on lagging. I am using Nokia E5, and comparing to Sola, my E5 has better camera and speaker. but this is not android that's why I bought one. I was thinking that choosing this model is far better than Samsung Galaxy S but apparently not.
Pros: Display, Quality of images, Multimedia, NFC
Cons: Battery, Slow to respond, No front camera, No jelly bean update yet
Excerpt: The Xperia Sola is my first smart-phone running Android, and the experience I've had with it comes close to abysmal. From the moment you turn on the phone, to the moment you start doing the simplest of tasks, like making a phone call, you start noticing how terrible it is. The small amount of RAM (512mb) translates into constant lagginess and the phone freezing a lot. Most of the functions the phone does, it does terribly.
Pros: Vibrant display, Great design
Cons: Battery life, Non-removable battery, Horrible call-quality, No Jelly Bean, Constant lag
Excerpt: Hi! This is my first smart phone and I'm not too glad that my choice stayed with xperia. I was considering three phones in this price range - htc one v, xperia sola or nokia lumia 620. While I can't say anything about htc, nokia seems much more better than xperia, since my friend bought it about the same time as I bought xperia, and we have compared them a few times and now even windows OS doesn't seem so scary as every one was drawing it.
Summary: No much point in commenting about the hardware specs of this device: they are public and you know what you're getting beforehand. Suffice to say you're getting a medium priced cell-phone with all expectable addons (GPS, FM radio, digital camera and so on) and that the device is aesthetically beautiful. More on the hardware later anyway. It's the software which is not in line here.