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Xperia VL SOL21 au review: worth buying?

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:14:05, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 19:33:34

What are the strengths of the Xperia VL SOL21 au? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the Xperia VL SOL21 au is right for you.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's features, performance, reviews

Xperia VL SOL21 au's camera specs

Xperia VL SOL21 au has a 13 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, Xperia VL SOL21 au has an 0.3 MP front camera, which is a very low figure. Unless you do not care about image quality, you should probably choose a higher-grade smartphone.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's battery performance

The battery performance of the Xperia VL SOL21 au is 1700mAh, which is a normal capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the Xperia VL SOL21 au has a normal amount of battery life. There is nothing to be worried about with everyday use. However, if you are using the internet or playing a game for a long time, you might feel a bit frustrated with the battery life.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's size

The Xperia VL SOL21 au has a width of 2.6inches (65mm), a length of 5.0787inches (129mm), and a thickness of 0.43inches (10.9mm). Men with large hands can easily operate it single-handedly, but a woman with a small hand might feel like the size is a bit bigger. In addition, the weight of the Xperia VL SOL21 au is about 4.2oz (120g). Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless, and even after using it for a while your hands will not get tired.

Assessing the overall ease of carrying the Xperia VL SOL21 au in terms of size and weight, it will not be a problem for everyday use.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's screen

Xperia VL SOL21 au has a 4.3 inch display. It is large enough and you will rarely encounter issues due to the screen size. However, note that it is not very suited for writing long text.

Xperia VL SOL21 au has a fairly high-quality screen, so you will be satisfied with it most of the time. However, note that it may not be good enough for enjoying 4K and other high-resolution content.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's CPU specs

With the 1.5GHz×2(Dual core) for processing power, the Xperia VL SOL21 au has low performance, and even for net browsing and Twitter usage you will probably feel a little dissatisfied.

The Xperia VL SOL21 au has only 1GB of RAM, quite a small amount. Cases of insufficient RAM occur regularly so even when using light apps there will be instability in operation and jerkiness.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Xperia VL SOL21 au, it is a low-end smartphone and even in everyday use feels jumpy and jerky. There will probably be a lot of cases when you feel that it is lacking in performance.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Xperia VL SOL21 au is 16GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Xperia VL SOL21 au is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's general rating

The Xperia VL SOL21 au is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

Advantages and disadvantages of Xperia VL SOL21 au

Advantages of Xperia VL SOL21 au

  • It is easy to hold, and you can use it comfortably with one hand.
  • It is lightweight and very portable.
  • The screen looks good.

Disadvantages of Xperia VL SOL21 au

  • It has a low-grade CPU, so you will experience severe stuttering when using an app.
  • It has a very low-grade front camera, so it should not be considered as a main camera.

Xperia VL SOL21 au's specs

Xperia VL SOL21 au
ImageXperia VL SOL21 au
Maker
BrandXperia
Release date11/2, 2012
Color/ / /
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.43inches (10.9mm)
Weight4.2oz (120g)
Display size4.3 inch
Display typeHD Reality Display
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280
Pixel density341ppi
Battery capacity1700mAh
ChipsetSnapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
CPU specs1.5GHz×2(Dual core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution0.3 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Xperia VL SOL21 au

47.7-Color:/ / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.43inches (10.9mm), Weight:4.2oz (120g), Display type:HD Reality Display, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi, Display size:4.3 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:1700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:0.3 MP

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

42.9Color:Black/White/Pink/Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.1inches (54mm) x 4.5inches (115mm) x 0.37inches (9.4mm), Weight:3.3oz (95g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):540 x 960, Pixel density:297ppi, Display size:3.7 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:8GB, Battery capacity:1500mAh, Rear-camera resolution:8.1 MP, Front-camera resolution:0.3 MP

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

47.0Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.2inches (131mm) x 0.46inches (11.6mm), Weight:4.5oz (127g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi, Display size:4.6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:1700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:1.3 MP

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

45.7Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5inches (64mm) x 5.0394inches (128mm) x 0.42inches (10.6mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi, Display size:4.3 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:1700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12.1 MP, Front-camera resolution:1.3 MP

Xperia 1

79.0Color:Black/Gray/Purple/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 6.6inches (167mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:6.3oz (178g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1644 x 3840, Pixel density:642ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:3330mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia Pro

76.3Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.7inches (170.2mm) x 0.4inches (10.2mm), Weight:7.9oz (225.1g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1644 x 3840, Pixel density:642ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:512GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia 1 III

76.5Color:Frosted Black/Frosted Gray/Frosted Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71mm) x 6.5inches (165mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:6.6oz (187.1g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1644 x 3840, Pixel density:642ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:512GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia 5 III

74.0Color:Black/Green/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 6.2inches (157mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2520, Pixel density:449ppi, Display size:6.1 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Xperia VL SOL21 au

69.0-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.43inches (10.9mm)

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

68.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66mm) x 5.0inches (126mm) x 0.47inches (11.9mm)

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

88.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.1inches (54mm) x 4.5inches (115mm) x 0.37inches (9.4mm)

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

63.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.2inches (131mm) x 0.46inches (11.6mm)

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

70.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5inches (64mm) x 5.0394inches (128mm) x 0.42inches (10.6mm)

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

68.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66mm) x 5.0inches (126mm) x 0.47inches (11.9mm)

Xperia XZ3

52.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm)

Xperia XA2 Plus

51.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.2inches (157mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Xperia VL SOL21 au

82.3-Weight:4.2oz (120g)

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

70.7Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

92.2Weight:3.3oz (95g)

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

79.5Weight:4.5oz (127g)

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

72.7Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

70.7Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Xperia XZ3

53.2Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xperia XA2 Plus

49.3Weight:7.2oz (205g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Xperia VL SOL21 au

62.8-Display size:4.3 inch

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

62.8Display size:4.3 inch

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

53.2Display size:3.7 inch

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

67.6Display size:4.6 inch

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

62.8Display size:4.3 inch

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

62.8Display size:4.3 inch

Xperia XZ3

90.0Display size:6 inch

Xperia XA2 Plus

90.0Display size:6 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Xperia VL SOL21 au

41.7-

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

41.7

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

22.5

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

41.7

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

41.7

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

41.7

Xperia XZ3

91.8

Xperia XA2 Plus

72.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Xperia VL SOL21 au

20.0-RAM size:1GB

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

20.0RAM size:1GB

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

20.0RAM size:1GB

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

20.0RAM size:1GB

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

20.0RAM size:1GB

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

20.0RAM size:1GB

Xperia XZ3

90.0RAM size:6GB

Xperia XA2 Plus

90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Xperia VL SOL21 au

50.0-Storage size:16GB

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

50.0Storage size:16GB

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

24.0Storage size:8GB

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

50.0Storage size:16GB

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

50.0Storage size:16GB

Xperia XZ3

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XA2 Plus

67.0Storage size:64GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Xperia VL SOL21 au

41.0-Battery capacity:1700mAh

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

45.2Battery capacity:1840mAh

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

35.0Battery capacity:1500mAh

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

41.0Battery capacity:1700mAh

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

41.0Battery capacity:1700mAh

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

45.2Battery capacity:1840mAh

Xperia XZ3

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Xperia XA2 Plus

73.7Battery capacity:3580mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Xperia VL SOL21 au

61.7-Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

59.6Rear-camera resolution:12.1 MP

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

50.1Rear-camera resolution:8.1 MP

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

59.6Rear-camera resolution:12.1 MP

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

59.6Rear-camera resolution:12.1 MP

Xperia XZ3

75.8Rear-camera resolution:19 MP

Xperia XA2 Plus

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Xperia VL SOL21 au

75.6-Color:/ / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.43inches (10.9mm), Weight:4.2oz (120g)

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

69.8Color:Aqua/Black/Sakura/Ceramic, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66mm) x 5.0inches (126mm) x 0.47inches (11.9mm), Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

90.1Color:Black/White/Pink/Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.1inches (54mm) x 4.5inches (115mm) x 0.37inches (9.4mm), Weight:3.3oz (95g)

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

71.5Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.2inches (131mm) x 0.46inches (11.6mm), Weight:4.5oz (127g)

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

71.7Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5inches (64mm) x 5.0394inches (128mm) x 0.42inches (10.6mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

69.8Color:/ / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66mm) x 5.0inches (126mm) x 0.47inches (11.9mm), Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Xperia XZ3

52.8Color:Black/Silver White/Forest Green/Bordeaux Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm), Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xperia XA2 Plus

50.2Color:Silver/Black/Gold/Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.2inches (157mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm), Weight:7.2oz (205g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Xperia VL SOL21 au

71.1-Display type:HD Reality Display, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

71.1Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

60.8Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):540 x 960, Pixel density:297ppi

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

66.0Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

71.1Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

71.1Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:341ppi

Xperia XZ3

88.5Display type:P-OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536ppi

Xperia XA2 Plus

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Xperia VL SOL21 au

7.9-OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia acro HD SO-03D docomo

7.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

7.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia GX SO-04D docomo

7.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia NX SO-02D docomo

7.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia acro HD IS12S au

7.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S3 MSM8660, CPU specs:1.5GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

Xperia XZ3

91.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Xperia XA2 Plus

93.7OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

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