Specs Comparison: Sony Xperia Sola vs. HTC One V

The company, Sony, has released some midrange Android phones lately – the Sony Xperia Sola being one of them. The Xperia Sola has packed 1 GHz dual processor, 8 GB internal memory, micro SD slot, 5 MP camera with HD video capturing, etc. It has some unique and cool specs too. Competition among the midrange phones such as the Xperia Sola is tough and one of such phones threatening its position is the HTC One V. The One V doesn’t have the dual core processing, but it has ICS unlike the Xperia Sola. So which phone is better? Read on for a comparison between the two smartphones.

Ergonomics & Design:

The Xperia Sola measures 116 mm in length, 59 mm in breadth and 9.9 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 107 g. The One V measures 120.3 mm lengthwise, 59.7 mm breadthwise and 9.2 mm in thickness. The One V weighs 115 g. The Xperia Sola packs a 3.7 inch LED backlit LCD TFT (854 * 480 pixels) Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine. The screen also uses Sony’s floating touch technology, allowing you to hover your finger above your screen to perform actions such as scrolling pages. The One V on the other hand sports a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen (480 * 800 pixels) with HTC Sense UI v4.0.

Operating System:

The phones have an Android base, but the versions are different. The Xperia Sola runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) while the One V runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Xperia Sola is backed with a dual core processor clocked at 1 GHz and with a Nova Thor chipset. The One V has a 1 GHz processor that packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.


The Xperia Sola has 8 GB of internal memory and 512 MB RAM. The One V has 4 GB storage that is available with 512 MB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots that can house up to 32 GB.


The phones feature 5 MP primary cameras with features such as LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, auto focus, etc. The One V camera also has the feature of simultaneous HD video and image recording. Video capturing is done at a quality of 720p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The phones do not have secondary cameras.


The phones are GSM and HSDPA enabled in 2G and 3G connectivity. They have GPRS and EDGE features. Wireless network is enabled by Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot facility, etc. Local area connection is brought about by Bluetooth, NFC (in case of the Xperia Sola) and micro USB v2.0.

Battery Life:

The battery in the Xperia Sola is that of Li-Ion with a power rating of 1320 mAh. This battery offers about 470 hours of talk time (2G) and up to 475 hours of talk time (3G). The HTC One V packs a Li-Ion battery rated at 1500 mAh.


The Sony Xperia Sola is available around $360. The HTC One V is priced around $340.

Wrap Up:

Sony Xperia Sola is definitely the winner specs wise. It is a revolutionary smartphone that comes with a cool piece of technology – the “Floating Touch”. This enables navigation without actually touching the screen. With more internal storage, better screen with higher resolution and a narrower physique, the Xperia Sola seems to be the better one. The One V is more of a smartphone that has a selection of previously used specs packaged as a budget friendly handset. Yes, it is impressive but the Xperia Sola is more of a unique and groundbreaking phone.

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