microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory card slot cover
and au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover
Make sure that the microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory
card slot cover and au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover are firmly closed. Just
a small particle (a hair, etc.) on the seals can cause water leak or dust
Do not open/close the microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory
card slot cover and au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover with gloved hands. Just
a small particle (a hair, etc.) on the seals can cause water leak or dust
penetration. Wipe off any minuscule droplets of water or dirt with a clean dry
cloth before closing the covers.
If the microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory card slot cover
or au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover is deteriorated or damaged, the
waterproof/dustproof property becomes ineffective. In such case, contact an
au shop near you.
If any liquid other than plain water gets on the product
If any liquid other than plain water (e.g. seawater, detergent, alcohol, juices)
gets on the product, immediately rinse it with plain water. You can wash the
product under a mild flow (less than 6 liters per minute) of tap water at room
) at a distance of about 10 cm from the faucet or
showerhead. If the product gets dirty, wash it with your hands holding the
microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory card slot cover and
au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover so that they do not open. Do not use a brush
After the product gets wet
After the product gets wet, drain water, and wipe the main unit with a clean
dry cloth. In cold climates, water on the main unit may turn to frost. Using the
product with frost may cause a fault. Do not leave the product without wiping
off water (No special measures against condensation have been
implemented in this product).
Do not leave the product without wiping off water. Water may get in the head
connection terminal, power key, volume key or camera key parts. If that
happens, remove the water by shaking the product (Check your surroundings
and be careful not to drop the product). Wipe off the remaining water quickly
with a clean dry cloth. Note that your clothes or bag may get wet by water that
is not removed or collects in the groove.
Also, do not leave water droplets in earpiece/notification LED, microphone/
speaker or second microphone. That may interfere with talking.
Subjecting this product to magnetic or electrical noise might increase noise
and prevent it from performing communications. (This product is particularly
susceptible to noise when it used near a microwave oven.)
Using this product near a TV, radio or similar appliance might cause reception
interference and disrupt TV images.
Searching might not be successful if there are multiple wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
access points near to the product or the same channel is being used.
The wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) function cannot be used in airplane. Be sure to turn
off the power even in a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) compliant airplane. Some airline
companies, however, allow their passengers to use cell phones. For details,
contact the airline company you use.
The communication speed and connectable range vary depending on the
distance between communication devices, obstacles and the Bluetooth
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) devices used.
2.4 GHz frequency band precautions
The frequencies used by the Bluetooth
and/or wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
of this product are in the 2.4 GHz band. In this frequency band, other similar
wireless stations, in-plant wireless stations for mobile unit identification that
require a license for use, such as factory production lines, specific small power
wireless stations that do not require licenses, amateur wireless stations
(collectively called "other wireless stations" from here on) are operated in
addition to home electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, devices for
industrial, scientific and medical devices.
1. Before using this product, make sure that "other wireless stations" are not in
2. In the event that instances of radio wave interference have occurred
between this product and "other wireless stations", immediately either
relocate this product or stop operation of the device (stop emission of radio
3. If you are unclear on any points or are troubled by anything, contact an au
shop or Customer Service Center.
Connections between this product and all other Bluetooth
and wireless LAN
) devices have not been confirmed. Therefore, connections with all
and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) devices are not guaranteed.
This product supports security features for wireless communications that are
compliant with the Bluetooth
and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
specifications, but the security may not be sufficient depending on the usage
The World Health Organization has stated that present scientific information does
not indicate that use of mobile devices has any harmful effects on the human body.
They recommend that if you are still worried about your exposure then you can limit
your talk time or use a handsfree kit to keep the mobile phone away from your
head and body. If you would like to know more detailed information, please refer to
the WHO website.
Please refer to the websites listed below if you would like to know more detailed
information regarding SAR.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website:
Association of Radio Industries and Businesses website:
http://www.arib-emf.org/index02.html (in Japanese only)
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. website:
http://www.sonymobile.co.jp/support/ (in Japanese only)
*1 Technical regulations are defined by the Ministerial Ordinance Related to
Radio Law (Article 14-2 of Radio Equipment Regulations).
*2 Regarding the method of measuring SAR when using mobile phones in
positions other than against the ear, the international standard IEC62209-2
was set in March 2010. On the other hand, Japanese technical regulation is
currently under deliberation by the Committee for Radio Wave Utilization
Environment set up in the Information and Communication Technology
Group of the Advisory Committee on Information and Communications. (As
of October 2011)
End User Licence Agreement
Software delivered with this device and its media is owned by Sony Mobile
Communications AB, and/or its affiliated companies and its suppliers and
Sony Mobile grants you a non-exclusive limited licence to use the Software
solely in conjunction with the Device on which it is installed or delivered.
Ownership of the Software is not sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed.
Do not use any means to discover the source code or any component of the
Software, reproduce and distribute the Software, or modify the Software. You
are entitled to transfer rights and obligations to the Software to a third party,
solely together with the Device with which you received the Software, provided
the third party agrees in writing to be bound by the terms of this Licence.
This licence exists throughout the useful life of this Device. It can be terminated
by transferring your rights to the Device to a third party in writing.
Failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions will terminate the
Sony Mobile and its third party suppliers and licensors retain all rights, title and
interest in and to the Software. To the extent that the Software contains material
or code of a third party, such third parties shall be beneficiaries of these terms.
This licence is governed by the laws of Sweden. When applicable, the
foregoing applies to statutory consumer rights.
In the event Software accompanying or provided in conjunction with your
device is provided with additional terms and conditions, such provisions shall
also govern your possession and usage of the Software.
The rubber seals on the inner edges of the microUSB connection terminal
cover, microSD memory card slot cover or au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover
are important to maintain waterproof/dustproof property. Do not damage or
remove the rubber seals.
When closing the microUSB connection terminal cover, microSD memory
card slot cover or au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot cover, take care not to get the
rubber seals caught. Forcibly closing the cover with the rubber seals caught
may damage them resulting in loss of waterproof/dustproof property. Just a
small particle (a hair, etc.) on the seals can cause water leak or dust
If any liquid other than plain water (e.g. alcohol) gets on the rubber seals, it
may cause deterioration in durability.
Do not insert sharp objects into grooves around the microUSB connection
terminal cover, microSD memory card slot cover or au Micro IC Card (LTE) slot
cover. Doing so might damage or deform the product or damage the rubber
seals, causing water leak or dust penetration.
It is recommended to replace the parts for maintaining waterproof/dustproof
property once every two years regardless of whether any abnormality is
present. For information on part replacement, contact an au shop near you.
Never charge the battery if the product is wet. The supplied and optional
accessories are not waterproof/dustproof.
Do not use the product in places where it may be sprayed with high-pressure
water (e.g. near a faucet or showerhead) or submerge it in water for extended
periods of time, as the product is not designed to withstand high water
pressure. Also, do not expose the product to a water flow stronger than the
specified flow rate (i.e. 6 liters per minute from a faucet or showerhead, at
which you might even feel pain in the skin). Doing so might cause a fault, even
though the product has a waterproof property equivalent to IPX5. Do not wash
the product in a washing machine or ultrasound bath.
The product does not float on water.
Do not use the product in places where boiling water may splash on it, in
saunas or near hot air (e.g. hairdryer). The product is not resistant to high
environment and configuration. Be careful when making data communication
or wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) has the advantage that it can be freely connected
anywhere within the radio wave range, as it uses radio waves for exchanging
information. At the same time, there is a risk that a malicious third party may
obtain unauthorized access if security settings have not been configured. You
are recommended to configure security settings before using wireless LAN
) at your decision and responsibility.
The Company assumes no responsibility for leakage of data or information
that may occur during Bluetooth
/wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) functions use the same frequency
band, using the both functions at the same may cause radio wave
interference resulting in decreased communication speed or disconnection
from the network. If connection fails, stop using either of the Bluetooth
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) functions of this product use frequencies
in the 2.4 GHz band.
This product uses the 2.4 GHz band. FH1 uses FH-SS as the modulation
scheme. The interference distance is about 10 m or less. XX8 uses another
modulation scheme. The interference distance is about 80 m or less.
Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) function: 2.4DS/OF4
This product uses the 2.4 GHz band. DS-SS and OFDM are used as the
modulation schemes. The interference distance is about 40 m or less.
This means that all bandwidths of 2.4 GHz band can be used, and that bands
of mobile unit identification devices can be avoided.
Available channels differ depending on the country.
For use in airplane, check with the airline company in advance.
Intellectual property rights
" is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and
Sony Mobile Communications is licensed to use this trademark.
" is a trademark or registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo , Wi-Fi Direct™ and
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance
"Xperia", "PlayNow" , "TrackID" and "Info-eye" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
"Media Go" is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Media Software
"Sony", "Sweep Panorama" , "Smile shutter", "Premium Omakase Auto", "Face
Detection", "WALKMAN", "xLOUD", "X-Reality", "PlayMemories", "FeliCa",
"Clear Phase", "VPT" and "TRILUMINOS" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
SmartAR is an augmented reality technology developed by Sony Corporation
and it is a registered trademark or trademark in Japan and other countries.
"POBox" and "POBox" logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Science Laboratories, Inc.
"POBox" is a co-developed technology of Sony Computer Science
Laboratories, Inc. and Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
"PlayStation" , "
" and "DUALSHOCK" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The microSD logo, microSDHC logo and microSDXC logo are trademarks of
"Twitter" is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.
About Open Source Software
This product includes certain open source or other software originating from
third parties that is subject to the GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU
Library/Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and different and/or additional
copyright licenses, disclaimers and notices. The exact terms of GPL, LGPL and
some other licenses, disclaimers and notices are reproduced in the about box
in this product and are also available at http://opensource.sonymobile.com.
Sony Mobile offers to provide source code of software licensed under the GPL
or LGPL or some other open source licenses allowing source code distribution
to you on a CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of performing such
distribution, such as the cost of media, shipping and handling, upon written
request to Sony Mobile Communications AB, Open Source Software
Management, Nya Vattentornet, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden. This offer is valid for
a period of three (3) years from the date of the distribution of this product by
Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
The products and accessories may be subject to the application of the Foreign
Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and other related laws and regulations in
In addition, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the United States
may be applicable.
In cases of exporting or reexporting the products and accessories, customers
are requested to follow the necessary procedures at their own responsibility
Please contact the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan or the
Department of Commerce of the United States for details about procedures.
This product is not resistant to shock. Do not drop the product or subject it to
shock. Also, do not jab the earpiece/notification LED, microphone/speaker,
second microphone, head connection terminal or strap hole etc. with a cotton
swab or any sharp object. Doing so might damage or deform the main unit
causing water leak or dust penetration.
Draining water after wetting the product
As some parts of this product are not watertight. if you use the product after it
gets wet, water remaining in those parts might wet your clothes or bag, or the
sound might become hard to hear. Follow the steps below to drain water.
a Wipe off water on the product with dry cloth, etc.
b Hold the product firmly and shake it approximately 20 times as shown.
* When shaking the product, check the safety around you and hold it firmly
enough not to drop it.
c If water flows out from inside of the product, wipe it off with a dry cloth etc.
* Water left on earpiece/notification LED, microphone/speaker or second
microphone is not easily wiped off. Face the product downward and push
it on a cloth to wipe off the water.
5 GHz frequency band precautions
Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) function of this product uses 5 GHz band. Using 5.2 GHz
band and 5.3 GHz band outdoors is prohibited by the Radio Law.
The channels used on the product are as follows.
W52 (5.2 GHz band/36, 40, 44, 48 ch)
W53 (5.3 GHz band/52, 56, 60, 64 ch)
W56 (5.6 GHz band/100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120,
124, 128, 132, 136, 140 ch)
Notes on packet communication charge
Since constant Internet connection is possible with this product, packet
communication may be performed automatically by some applications,
resulting in high packet communication charges. Therefore, subscription to
a packet communication charge discount service or flat late plan is
To browse homepages, download applications, communicate using
applications, send/receive e-mails and configure various settings,
connection to the Internet is required, to which packet communication
* Packet communication charge does not apply to wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
Notes on applications
Be sure to check the security of the application, then install it at your own risk.
Some applications might cause virus infection, damage various data, and
send out your location information, usage history or personal information
stored in your cell phone via the Internet.
The Company assumes no responsibility for any failures that might be
caused by applications you have installed. Repair costs in this case may be
charged even during the warranty period.
The Company assumes no responsibility for any disadvantage brought to
you or any third party by applications you have installed.
Insertion of a microSD memory card is necessary to use some applications.
Some applications prohibit the product from entering sleep mode while they
are active, or rapidly drain the battery while running in the background.
Google and Google logo, Android, Google Play, Google+, Gmail, Google
Maps, Hangouts, Google Calendar, YouTube, Picasa and Google Chrome are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Google, Inc.
Facebook and Facebook logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
"DLNA" and "DLNA" logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digital
Living Network Alliance.
MHL, Mobile High-Definition Link and MHL Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of MHL LLC.
HDMI, HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
"Microsoft", "Windows", "Windows Vista", "Microsoft Excel", "Windows Media",
"Exchange" and "ActiveSync" are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
"Microsoft Word" is a trade name of Microsoft Corporation.
This product contains technology subject to certain intellectual property
rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of this technology outside of this
product is prohibited without the appropriate license(s) from Microsoft.
QR code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.
FeliCa is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony Corporation.
is a registered trademark of FeliCa Networks, Inc.
is a registered trademark or trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
"jibe" is a trademark of Jibe Mobile K.K.
GREE is registered trademarks of GREE, Inc. in Japan. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
Rovi, G-GUIDE, G-GUIDE MOBILE and G-Guide related logos are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Rovi Corporation and/or its
subsidiaries in Japan.
TRENDMICRO, VirusBuster are trademarks of Trend Micro Inc.
Copyright © 2010 - Three Laws of Mobility. All Rights Reserved.
The product includes pictograms that are licensed by NTT DOCOMO, INC.
d Place a dry towel or cloth under the product and leave them for a couple of
hours at room-temperature to dry.
* If the product is not dried enough, you cannot hear the sound easily.
Leave the product enough time to dry before use.
Precautions on charging
The supplied and optional accessories are not waterproof/dustproof. Check
the following before and after charging.
Never charge the battery if the main unit is wet. Doing so might cause electric
shock or short circuit resulting in a fire or fault.
Check that the main unit is not wet. If you are charging the battery just after
the product gets wet, drain water well and wipe remaining water off with a
clean dry cloth before placing it in the desktop holder or opening the
microUSB connection terminal cover.
If you charge the battery with the microUSB connection terminal cover open,
be sure to tightly close the cover when charging is finished. We recommend
using the desktop holder to charge the battery to prevent water leak or dust
penetration from entering from the microUSB connection terminal.
Do not touch the specified charging equipment or desktop holder with wet
hands. Doing so might cause electric shock.
Do not splash water over the specified charging equipment and desktop
holder when using them. Do not use them near water such as in a bathroom,
shower room, kitchen or washroom. Doing so might cause fire, electric shock
or a fault. Do not bring them into a bathroom, etc. even when you are not
charging with them. Doing so might cause fire or electric shock.
Notes on using Bluetooth
domestic, FCC standards and EC Directive, and has been certified.
The 2.4 GHz band used by wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
shared by various other devices. For this reason, the communication speed
and connectable range may be decreased, or disconnection may occur, due
to interference by other devices.
Do not use this product in places where electromagnetic waves are
generated or near electric products, AV and OA equipment, or other
Operation procedures and screen appearances of the applications
preinstalled in this product and those installed by you are subject to change
without notice as a result of version upgrade. In addition, operation
procedures described in "Instruction Manual" may differ from the actual
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of cell phones
This model SOL23 mobile phone complies with Japanese technical regulations
and international guidelines regarding exposure to radio waves. This mobile
phone has been designed in observance of the Japanese technical regulations
regarding exposure to radio waves
recommended by equivalent international guidelines.
These international guidelines were set out by the International Commission on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is in collaboration with the
World Health Organization (WHO), and the permissible limits include a substantial
safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and
health condition. The Japanese technical regulations and international guidelines
define the limits using a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption
Rate (SAR), which represents the average amount of radio frequency energy
absorbed by the human head. The SAR limit for mobile phones is 2.0 W/kg. The
highest SAR value for this mobile phone when tested for use at the ear is 0.424 W/
kg. There may be slight differences in SAR levels among individual products, but
they all satisfy the limit. The actual SAR of this mobile phone while talking on the
phone can be well below that indicated above. This is due to automatic changes in
the power level of the mobile phone to ensure it only outputs the minimum power
required to communicate with a base station. Therefore in general, the closer you
are to a base station, the lower the power output of the mobile phone.
This mobile phone can be used in positions other than against your ear. This
mobile phone satisfies the international guidelines when used with au Carrying
Case F Black (0105FCA) (sold separately)/au Carrying Case G Black (0106FCA)
(sold separately) recommended by KDDI
In case you are not using the au Carrying Case F Black (0105FCA) (sold
separately)/au Carrying Case G Black (0106FCA) (sold separately), use a product
that contains no metal parts, and one that can hold the mobile phone at least 1.5
cm away from your body.
This product is licensed under the MPEG-4 visual and AVC patent portfolio
license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer for (i)
encoding video in compliance with the MPEG-4 visual standard ("MPEG-4
video") or the AVC standard ("AVC video") and/or (ii) decoding MPEG-4 or
AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-
commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed by
MPEG LA to provide MPEG-4 and/or AVC video. No license is granted or shall
be implied for any other use. Additional information including that relating to
promotional, internal and commercial uses and licensing may be obtained
MPEG LA, LLC. ("See http://www.mpegla.com"). MPEG Layer-3 audio
decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
The software installed on this product or part of it may not be altered,
translated/adapted, reverse-engineered, decompiled or reverse-assembled
and any such actions are prohibited.
All other company names and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of respective companies referred to in this manual. In context, TM
and ® mark may be omitted.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.
and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi
) functions of this product conform to
) and Bluetooth
and limits to exposure to radio waves