Sony Xperia Sola (MT27i) Review

by Pankaj Biswas on November 7, 2012

Sony Xperia Sola Review
Last September I’ve purchased Samsung Galaxy S Duos, in the mean time one of my friend have purchased Sony Xperia Sola. So here is the review of Sony Xperia Sola. Before going into deep review, lets have a look at the specification:

Specs At A Glance

  • Processor: 1GHz Dual Core
  • User Accessible RAM: 282 MB (Actual 512MB)
  • User Accessible Memory: 3.98 GB
  • External Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Screen Size: 3.7 Inch @ 16M Color Depth
  • Battery: 1320 Mah
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Autofocus
  • Front Camera: None
  • NFC Availability: Yes
  • Skype/gTalk/Phone Video Calls: NO
  • Internet Speed: 14.4Mbps
  • Android Version: 2.3.7 Gingerbread – Upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available Via Sony’s Official Software)

For complete specification please visit GSM Arena’s Page

Pros and Cons

First of all the main advantage coming with this phone is a “Dual Core” processor. Though the RAM is low but due to the powerful processor you can actually get a good performance. Despite the processor, you are getting around 4GB user accessible phone memory, so that’s a very good reason for buying this particular phone.

Video performance is pretty good, you can record 720p HD movies using the phone’s camera and you can play 720p HD movies as well. .MKV files are laggy, but if your HD Movie is in AVI or MP4 format then it will play smooth on this phone. 1080p videos are not play-able, even if you’re trying to play 1080p video it may hang your mobile.

Now it comes the sound part, well there’s nothing much to say about Sony’s Walkman’s sound quality, Its just awesome.

Some Snaps Of Xperia Sola MT27i

Gaming performance is pretty well; you can play Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, Raging Thunder 2 or NFS Shift smoothly. Beyond these games, I haven’t tested it yet with Max Payne or GTA III etc. But one thing I noticed, after closing a game this phone hangs for couple of minutes and then it comes back to its actual speed or situation.

Some other experiences and infos

Gripping of the phone is pretty good, the size is very comfortable and you can easily navigate from one end to other end of the screen in one hand. Having a Dual Core processor is great for daily works, such as sending emails while listening to songs or using some apps to keep track on Shares etc. Usual productivity softwares are working great without any crashes. Within the box, you are getting only two NFC buttons, you can use them to create shortcuts etc. You can do Skype voice calls using Sony Xperia Sola. Beyond these things, there are couple of points which I don’t like at all – It doesn’t comes with a front camera! Now it’s very frustrating that you’re purchasing a phone with budget of 18K + but you’re not allowed to have a video call feature! Without this point, I think Sony increased the height of the phone by placing the “XPERIA” bar below the phone that looks unnecessary to me.

Overall, this phone is good but if you are spending 19K for such phone then I think its good to go with Samsung Galaxy S Duos or something else instead of this phone. Because in that price range you will get some bigger screen and some extra RAM as well. But if you’re a Sony Gadget lover then definitely you can go with that.

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Soumasish De November 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

Great phone with a sexy looks…But if the budget may increase to 21k then the ultimate is SONY XPERIA P…may be my next one if I get a job after my graduation..so, friends please pray for that I can able to get xperia P soon..and many many thanks to Pankaj for sharing your views about SONY XPERIA series…love U XPERIA..

Nilanjan December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

yes soumasish
Xperia P is awsome ,geat lookin g & good performence phone.
I also dream 4 !t….!!!

anshuman March 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Is there any option to record voice calls in Xperia sola? Pls reply.

Pankaj March 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

No, there is no such inbuilt option in Xperia Sola however you can download some voice call recorder app from Play Store.

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