PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia sola vs Xperia ion

Performance

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Graphics

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Battery Life

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Reviews

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Sony Xperia ion 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia sola vs ion

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xperia sola
5,355
Xperia ion
6,584
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We'll start with Benchmark Pi, which measures the CPU computing power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset.
Xperia ion | by GSM Arena (Jul, 2012)

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xperia sola
1,209
Xperia ion
1,254
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia sola

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly lighter 107 g vs 144 g More than 25% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 28,512 min vs 21,024 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Records higher def video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown More than 13.2x higher def video
Slightly thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.6 mm More than 5% thinner
Front view of Sony Xperia ion

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly higher resolution front camera 12.1 MP vs 5 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 3.7" More than 20% bigger screen
More battery capacity 1,900 mA·h vs 1,320 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 264 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia sola  vs ion 

8.0
8.0
What we are reviewing today is the Sony Xperia sola, which comes with a 3.7-inch LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, NFC.
Xperia sola

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia sola  vs
ion 
Size 3.7" 4.5"
Resolution 854 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 264 ppi 326 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 12.1 MP
Resolution 5 MP 12.1 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 360 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 300 min 240 min
Standby time 28,224 min 24,048 min
Standby time (3G) 28,512 min 21,024 min
Capacity 1,320 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Xperia sola  vs
ion 
Weight 107 g 144 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 10.6 mm
Size 59 x 116 x 9.9 mm 68 x 132 x 10.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth
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