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Sony Xperia U Plans & Deals

Features

  • Android
  • 5 megapixels
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Talk time: Up to 6h 30m
  • Standby: Up to 10d 20h
  • 512MB RAM
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Average Score:

80/100

"The Sony Xperia Z isn’t awkward for making calls, despite the large size of the phone. There’s a sharp edge across the t..."
4.5/5 Stars

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Sony Xperia U Specs

Display
TypeLED Backlit
Screen Resolution480 x 854 pixels
Screen Size3.5 inch (8.9 cm)
TouchscreenYes
Camera
Resolution5 megapixels
3D Resolution-
Flash TypeLED
Optical Zoom-
Digital Zoom-
Video Camera720p @30fps
Music & Video
Music PlayerYes
Video PlayerYes
Video CallsYes
FM RadioYes
Audio FormatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Video FormatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Memory
RAM512MB
Internal4GB
ExpandableUp to 32GB
Physical
Form FactorSlate
Width54 mm
Height112 mm
Thickness12 mm
Weight110 grams
AccelerometerYes
GyroNo
Connectivity
Main Connectivity3G HSDPA
Maximum Data Speed14.4Mbps
QuadbandYes
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
USB2.0
BluetoothYes
NetworksGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data NetworksHSDPA 900, 2100, HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100
Messaging
Push EmailYes
Text Messages (SMS)Yes
Picture Messages (MMS)Yes
EmailPOP3, SMTP, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
General
GPSYes
MP3 RingtonesYes
Battery (2G Talk)Up to 6 hours 30 minutess
Battery (Standby)Up to 10 days 20 hours
App StoreGoogle Play
Processor TypeDual-core 1GHz
Operating SystemAndroid
Release DateMay 2012

Sony Xperia U Reviews

Average Score
(8 reviews)

80/100

90/100

"The Sony Xperia Z isn’t awkward for making calls, despite the large size of the phone. There’s a sharp edge across the top, as there is around the phone, but unlike smaller handsets, it doesn't dig into your ear uncomfortably when on long calls. To assist your calling, there’s a range of options, including noise suppression and the option to slow down the caller, although despite our tests, it was difficult to really see if these options made a huge difference to the calling experience. That said, we didn’t have any complaints about the call quality when using the phone." 4.5/5 Stars

pocket-lint.com
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Positive

"The Sony Xperia U's 3.5" display with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology ensures that photos, apps, web pages and games are always crystal clear. The five megapixel camera with Exmoor R sensor technology allows people to take perfect pictures in low light. The device also features a fast 1.5 second image capture too, so fast fingered photographers don't have to worry about missing the perfect shot."

tracyandmatt.co.uk
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Positive

"All told, though, the Xperia U looks like being a fun and capable handset. It's smaller and lighter than most modern Android handsets yet still packs all the essential performance. One to keep an eye out for if you're on a budget or fancy something a little smaller than the norm."

trustedreviews.com
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Positive

"The stand-out design feature of the Xperia U is its transparent strip near the base, which pulses with different coloured lights, depending on what you're looking at. Shades of light are selected to match the hues of particular photos from the gallery or the album art of the music you're listening to. "

CNET.co.uk
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Positive

"The Xperia U has a more pocket-friendly 3.5-inch display, the same 1GHz dual-core processor and a lesser 5-Meg camera. It’s crowning feature is the xLoud tech, which – coupled with Sony’s 3D surround sound – allows the Xperia U to throw out a pretty decent musical oomph."

electricpig.co.uk
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Mixed

"Sony has launched the Xperia U smartphone at MWC 2012, confirming a number of advance rumours about the handset previously named Kumquat."

t3.com
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Mixed

"There's a front facing camera on offer here (although it's only VGA) to complement the 5MP offering on the rear, which also comes with a fancy LED flash. Well, not that fancy. It's just a flash. But it's pretty bright for a lower-cost phone."

techradar.com
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Mixed

"The Xperia U on the other hand has a smaller 3.5-inch screen (854x480 pixels) and a lower-resolution 5-megapixel camera. The Xperia U and P come equipped with NFC (near field communication) chips, so hopefully if Android Ice Cream Sandwich is ever added to the phones, replacing Gingerbread out of the box, using advanced abilities such as Google Wallet and Beam will be possible. "

CNET (reviews.cnet.com)
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