Sony Xperia Sola, the recently introduced smart phone comes packed with latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version. It also features a dual-core processor for faster performance and amazing Reality Display along with Floating Touch. An important feature is NFC (Near Field Communication) users to exchange information with other smart phones with a single touch. The key features of the phone include,
- 3.7 inch WVGA display with 16 million collors and resolution of 854×480 pixels. It features floating touch display and is built-in with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine for amazing clearity.
- Quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM support
- 1Ghz Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and 512 MB internal memory
- 5 Megapixel camera along with LED flash. It supports 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second.
- Wi-fi and DLNA support
- In-built storage of 8 GB
- 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth 2.1, Stereo FM, Support for Adobe Flash 11, Voice dialing, GPS and other cool features.
One of the main drawbacks of Sony Xperia Sola is that it lacks front-facing camera and cannot be used for video calls or video chat. Also, the viewing angles of the display are not wide and battery cannot be replaced by the users. The shutter key is unresponsive in some cases which is another drawback. The new floating touch display reacts not just to finger taps but also hovering fingers.
There is MicroUSB port for charging at the top right corner and it comes with 3.5 mm audio jack on top. The phone is very slim and dimensions are 116 x 59 x 9.39 mm with an approximate weight of 107 grams. The back side of the phone has really soft finish and is very lightweight and compact. It has 1320 mAH battery which has six hours talk-time in 3G and 475 hours of standby time.
There is a Sony-styled logo above the screen and a charge-indicator which glows in red it’s charging and green with completed. The SIM and microSD card slots are present at the back cover and NFC antenna is situated on the device. The display is very good with high pixel density of 265 ppi and native resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The user-interface is also very good and animations, widgets are really good. The On-screen keyboard is quite good and comfortable to use.
The dual-core processor enables very smooth performance and better multi-tasking compared to previous Xperia models. Also it has 512 MB of RAM which ensures smooth gaming experience. The built-in web browser with support for Adobe Flash 11 ensures smooth performance.
Other cool features of the phone include GPS and A-GPS, Voice dialing, Facebook integration, NFC etc. The phone is expected to be priced at $488.89 which is quite reasonable for its rich feature set and elegant design.