Sony Xperia U

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
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Sony Xperia U - Price: Rs.14990 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  2. 5 MP Primary Camera
  3. 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  4. 3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  5. 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
  6. FM Radio
  7. Wi-Fi Enabled
Xperia NXT Series presents the Xperia U smartphone that is designed to demand attention. The touchscreen phone runs on a powerful 1 GHz Dual Core processor and is based on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)operating system with Timescape user interface. The user-friendly OS promises a variety of applications, easy multitasking and optimum performance. The Xperia U has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that supports FWVGA, 854 x 480 pixel resolution with 16 M colours offering you easy navigation and colourful display.

The touchscreen Xperia U has a 5 megapixel primary camera with 16 x digital zoom and LED flash. The camera comes with a range of useful features such as auto focus, 3D sweep panorama, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, self timer and image editor. These additional features make taking photos a true joy on the Xperia. The phone has a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera which is located on the front of the phone.

You can enjoy shooting videos on the HD video recorder that supports 1280 x 720 resolution and shoots videos at 30 fps. Replay your videos in vivid color and enjoy excellent audio clarity with the xLOUD Audio Filter Technology and 3D surround sound features.


The bar shaped Xperia U has a boxy design that makes the smartphone look youthful and trendy, yet appealing to users of all ages. The Xperia has a transparent strip at the bottom that lights up when you press the three capacitive dots above it; a unique design element that makes the Xperia U stand apart. The sleek design neatly packs a 3.5 mm audio jack and microphone on top and another mic on the bottom. You will also find a micro USB port on the left side of the phone and power, volume rocker and dedicated camera keys on the right. Thedisplay comes with an anti-reflection coating on mineral glass and is scratch-resistant making the Xperia U ideal for travel. A Mobile Bravia Engine powers the display and boasts of increased image quality, sharpness, contrast and saturation giving you an enjoyable viewing experience. The phone also supports screenshot capturing.

The Xperia U is supported by an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and a light sensor and these sensors offer enhanced toggling capabilities and ensure you get the best view pertaining to the application in use.

Storage and Battery

The Xperia U comes with an inbuilt memory of 8 GB and 512 MB RAM. The phone is powered by a 1320 mAh battery, that supports up to 6 hours of talktime when the phone is used on the 2G network and up to 5 hours of talktime on the 3G network.

Connectivity and Features

The internet connectivity on the Xperia U is quite impressive owing to the fact that the phone comes with GPRS, EDGE and 3G. The Xperia is Wi-Fi enabled and also supports the Wi-Fi hotspot feature which allows the Xperia to connect to the mobile network and act as a Wi-Fi router. You can create your own Wi-Fi hub wherever you are. The Xperia has a micro USB port that facilitates USB tethering. This feature allows you to share the internet connection of the phone with other devices like your computer or laptop. The Xperia features DLNA that helps in the interconnecting various media devices.

The Xperia U is Bluetooth enabled and allows seamless transfer of data to compatible devices. The GPS enabled smartphone features A-GPS with Google Maps which helps you navigate through your city, or an unknown one, with ease. The Xperia helps you send and receive mail with ease with pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) and lets you view documents on the document viewer. Typing texts and emails is made easy with the help of the predictive text input feature.

The Android powered phone also features a range of Google apps such as Google Sync, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Voice Search, Google Talk with Video Chat, Twitter, NeoReader, Android Market, Google Lattitude, News and Weather and YouTube. You can stay connected with friends and get instant updates on Facebook and enjoy instant messaging as well. For your entertainment, the Java enabled Xperia U comes with a music player, video player and FM radio.

The Sony Xperia U has a stunning design and a host of useful and user-friendly features that leave users with a sense of satisfaction.

Specifications of Sony Xperia U -

In Sales PackageHandset, Charger, SIM Card Adaptor, Battery,
Additional Cap (White Color), Ringo Headset, Data Cable,
Screen Protector
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Call FeaturesConference Call,Hands Free,Loudspeaker,Call Timer,Call Divert
Handset ColorsBlack, Pure White, Pink & Yellow
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread),
Upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor1 GHz, Dual Core
Size3.5 Inches
ResolutionFWVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels
Color16 M
Other Display FeaturesMobile Bravia Engine, Scratch-resistant,
Anti-reflection Coating on Mineral Glass, Screenshot Capturing
Primary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 0.3 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD RecordingHD
ZoomDigital Zoom - 16x
Other Camera FeaturesAuto Focus, 3D Sweep Panorama, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus,
Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Self Timer,
Image Editor
Size54x112x12 mm
Weight110 g
TypeLi-Ion, 1320 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G), 5 hrs (3G)
Standby Time260 hrs (2G), 472 hrs (3G)
Internal8 GB (User Memory: 4 GB)
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail
GPRSYes, 107 kbps
EDGEYes, 296 kbps
3GYes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.0, HFP 1.5,
HSP 1.1, OPP 1.1, PAP 1.0, EDR)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC
Video PlayerYes, Supports 3GPP, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV,
HD Video Playback
Sound EnhancementxLOUD Audio Filter Technology, 3D Surround Sound
SAR Value1.62 W/Kg
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Light Sensor
Additional FeaturesTrackID Music Recognition, Alarm Clock, Calendar, Screen Lock,
Flight Mode, Animated Wallpaper, Equalizer, LCD Backlight,
Voice Recognition, Wisepilot, Internal Phone Storage: 8GB
(Up to 4GB User-accessible Memory), Calculator,
Predictive Text Input, Voice Input
Important AppsGoogle Sync, Facebook, Gmail, Google Calendar,
Google Gallery 3D, Google Voice Search,
Google Talk with Video Chat, Twitter, NeoReader,
Android Market, Google Lattitude, News and Weather, YouTube,
Instant Messaging
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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