Sony Xperia U

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Xperia U


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₹ 8,990
Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Black, White, Pink, Yellow
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery Standard Li-ion 1320 mAh
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash
Display Size 3.5 inch
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 8 GB (6 GB user-available)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core
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Announced Feb, 2012
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Released May, 2012
Box Content Charger, USB Cable, Headset
Shades Black, White, Pink, Yellow
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Languages English
Note Previously known as Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat
Processor & Sound
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core
Chipset NovaThor U8500
Graphics Processor Mali-400
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Camera Resolution 2592x1944 pixels
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Resolution (Front) 640x480 pixels
Digital Zoom
Touch Focus
Image Stabilization
Video Resolution 720p @ 30fps
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash
Camera Features 3D Sweep Panorama
Display Colours 16 Million
Display Resolution (H) 480 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 854 pixels
Display Size 3.5 inch
Pixels Per Inch Density 280 ppi
Screen Protection Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI
Scratch Resistant
Display Type TFT
Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
RAM & Storage
RAM 512 MB
Call Log
Internal Storage 8 GB (6 GB user-available)
Memory Card No
Dimensions & Weight
Height 112 mm
Width 54 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Weight 110 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (2G) Upto 260 hours
Stand-by (3G) Upto 472 hours
Talktime (2G) Upto 6.36 hours
Talktime (3G) Upto 5.36 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 1320 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
Browser HTML5
SIM Type Mini-SIM
Networks 2G+3G
GPRS Upto 107 kbps
Data Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
EDGE Up to 296 kbps
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Voice Memo
Alarm Clock
Noise Cancellation
Office Applications
SNS Integration
Voice Dialing [email protected]
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Image Viewer
Video Recording
Ringtones MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Accelerometer Sensor
Proximity Sensor

Sony Xperia U Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM


Sony Xperia U: Best in its Class

Overview of Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U is an Android Smartphone manufactured and launched by Sony Mobile at the World Mobile Congress 2012 held at Barcelona. It is the second Sony Smartphone after Sony acquired Sony Ericsson’s stake in January 2012. It is the next generation 3G smartphone that is bound to vow you with its sleek and futuristic design. The 3.5 inch Reality Display screen allows you to watch videos and movies in high quality and sharp display. With the power of the Mobile Bravia engine every moment on the screen seems like absolute magic. Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited applications allow users to download music and movies easily, although these applications are not available in all markets.

This Android phone runs on a dual core 1 GHz processor allowing you super fast browsing, download and streaming. It also has built in Google Mobile Services. With a 5 MP camera you can snap away with vibrant photos and shoot videos in full HD. Watching movies and listening to songs is not just that, it has become a full blown experience with the Xperia U using 3D surround sound. Other features include an 8 GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM. The phone is available in silver and black but the transparent bottom caps can change colors based on the photos or music you are listening to.

Sony Xperia U Design

The Xperia U has a 3.5 in (88.9 mm) touch-screen powered with mobile BRAVIA engine which optimizes the picture. Dimension of the phone are 112 mm x 54 mm x 12 mm. Most of the Xperia U (almost 90%) front is display and the back is slightly curved for comfort. It has transparent strip with an illuminated light bar at the bottom, which glows while the user is viewing pictures or playing music by picking up the dominant color in the picture. It has exchangeable bottom caps below the illuminated strip. The bottom caps come with the 4 colors Pink, Black, White and Yellow.

Sony Xperia U Hardware

Xperia U touch screen display is 3.5 inches with a resolution of 854X480 and at 280 ppi, it has highest pixel density in comparison to other smart phones released so far under this price tag. Multi-touch support of the phone is up to 4 fingers and features High Definition Reality Display with mobile BRAVIA engine from Sony. The phone is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colors. Phone weighs around 110 grams.

Camera of Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U comes with five mega pixel rear camera along with autofocus and LED flash light. The camera is capable of recording videos at 720p high definition. Camera also has features like face and smile detection and geo-tagging. There is also a front camera of 0.7 Megapixel.

Connectivity Options

The connectivity features of Sony Xperia U are 3.5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Hotspot, micro-USB v2.0 with USB OTG support, DLNA.

Audio and Video support

Various media formats supported by Xperia U are MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263, H.264, MP3, WAV, WMA, AMR, eAAC+, OGG.

Sony Xperia U Software

Sony Xperia U was released with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread but has a scope of upgradation to Android 4.0 in third quarter of 2012. The phone is connected with Sony Entertainment Network which allows the user to access unlimited music and videos in some parts of the world. Xperia U is fully facebook integrated and is also DLNA certified.


Sony Xperia U has 512 MB of RAM and an inbuilt memory of 8 GB out of which only 6 GB is accessible by the user. However the phone lacks the microSD slot and hence does not support extended storage. Phone supports a micro-USB connector with USB-OTG support.

Sony Xperia U Network Support

Various networks supported by Xperia U are GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSDPA 900/2100 MHz - ST25i, HSDPA 850/1900/2100 MHz - ST25a.

Features of Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and Single Core Mali 400 GPU. The phone supports HTML browsing, FM Radio with RDS, GPS support, JAVA emulator. Types of Messaging supported are SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email. Other useful features are SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Organizer, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial/command, and Predictive text input.

Sony Xperia U Battery

Sony Xperia U comes with Standard Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery. The standby time of the battery is up to 260 hours and talk time of up to 6.5 hours.

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