Sony Xperia U was announced in the month of February in 2012. It was released in May, 2012. Xperia NXT Series presents the Xperia U smart phone designed to demand attention. The touchscreen phone runs on a powerful processor and is based on Android operating system with Timescape user interface. The user-friendly OS promises a variety of applications, easy multitasking and greatest performance.
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It runs on STE U8500 chip set with a dual core 1 GHz A9 processor and a 512 MB RAM. Internal memory storage of 4 GB is available. No external MicroSD card slot for expandable memory is available. Accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors are included. It has support for MicroUSB v2.0. HDMI port is available.
Sony Xperia U works with Android Gingerbread (v2.3) which is planned to be upgraded to Ice cream Sandwich. Browser support for HTML, Flash is included. GPS with the support of A-GPS is available. Java MIDP emulator support is included. Google search, maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk are available. Document viewer and photo viewer/ editor are included. Organizer, voice memo/ dial and predictive text input are added features. SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM and Push Email are the texting features available in this smart phone. GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB connectivity is included.
Sony Xperia U is a 112 x 54 x 12 mm dimensioned smart phone weighing 110 gms designed with touch sensitive controls.
This smart phone has a LED back-lit LCD capacitive touch screen with 16M colors, 480 x 854 pixels, 3.5 inches and ~280 ppi pixel density. Multi-touch is enabled with this smart phone. It has Sony Mobile Bravia Engine, Touch sensitive controls and Timescape UI.
Sony Xperia NeoV has a primary camera of 5 MP with 2592 x 1944 pixels, auto-focus and LED flash. The others features added to the camera are Geo-tagging, 3D sweep panorama, touch focus, image stabilization and face detection. Video recording is also included with 720p@30fps. A secondary camera is available in this smart phone.
It comes with an Android music player. 720p HD video capture is available with audio scene choice. Playback formats available are AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, eAAC+, WMA v10, WMA v9, AMR NB, MIDI and AAC+.
Performance & Battery Life
Sony Xperia U runs on a standard Li – Ion 1320 mAh battery. Stand-by time is up to 260 hours on 2G and 472 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 6 hours 36 minutes on 2G and 5 hours 36 min on 3G. Music play back time is up to 45 hours.
The pricing of Sony Xperia U is around $345 and varies based on the service provider.
It has a solid construction and clear display. Android experience is fast and smooth with the Facebook integration. Music player is really good.There is a lack of MicroSD card slot for memory extension and the internal memory is less. Camera button is really stiff.