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Xperia U

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Overview

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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.

Memory

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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General

  • AnnouncedFeb, 2012
  • ReleasedMay, 2012
  • SIM TypeMini-SIM
  • Networks2G+3G
  • Colors AvailableBlack, White, Pink, Yellow
  • Operating SystemAndroid OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Languages SupportedEnglish
  • 2G NetworkGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G NetworkHSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • NotePreviously known as Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

Format

  • Height112 mm
  • Width54 mm
  • Thickness12 mm
  • Weight110 gms
  • Form Factor (Shape)Bar

Battery

  • Max Stand-by Time (2G)Upto 260 hours
  • Max Stand-by Time (3G)Upto 472 hours
  • Maximum Talktime (2G)Upto 6.36 hours
  • Maximum Talktime (3G)Upto 5.36 hours
  • Battery TypeStandard Li-ion 1320 mAh

Internet & Connectivity

  • Bluetoothv2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB ConnectivitymicroUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
  • Handsfree Connectivity
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • BrowserHTML5
  • GPRSUpto 107 kbps
  • Data SpeedHSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • EDGEUp to 296 kbps
  • Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Other Features

  • Javavia Java MIDP emulator
  • Calendar
  • Voice Memo
  • Sync
  • Clock
  • Alarm Clock
  • Organiser
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Office Applications
  • SNS Integration
  • Voice Dialing720p@30fps
  • Sales PackageCharger, USB Cable, Headset

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Voice Recording
  • 3.5mm Jack/Port
  • Image Viewer
  • Video Recording
  • Games

Camera

  • Camera MP5.0 MP
  • Camera Resolution2592x1944 pixels
  • Front Camera0.3 MP
  • GeoTagging
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Auto Focus
  • Camera FlashLED
  • Resolution (Front)640x480 pixels
  • Digital Zoom
  • Touch Focus
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Resolution720p @ 30fps
  • Primary Camera5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash
  • Camera Features3D Sweep Panorama

Display

  • Display Colours16 Million
  • Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution (H)480 pixels
  • Display Resolution (V)854 pixels
  • Display Size3.5 inch
  • Multi-Touch
  • Pixels Per Inch Density280 ppi
  • Screen ProtectionSony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Display TypeTFT
  • Display FeaturesCapacitive Touchscreen

Ringtones

  • Vibration
  • RingtonesMP3

Messaging

  • T9 Dictionary
  • MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Memory

  • RAM512 MB
  • Call Log
  • Internal Memory8 GB (6 GB user-available)
  • Memory Card SlotNo

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Hardware

  • Processor1 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core
  • ChipsetNovaThor U8500
  • Graphics ProcessorMali-400

Sensors

  • Accelerometer Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Compass

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Uma

27-11-2012 10:19:00

Nice Phone...

Kamendra Singh

20-11-2012 09:16:00

This is a nice mobile phone with 3.5 inch screen display, 5 mega pixel camera, 2.3 android operating system and Dual-core 1 GHz Processor. Read full details here: themobileindian.com/handset-guide/details/Sony-Xperia-U

dinny

20-10-2012 09:42:00

best phone to buy very nice phone