Sony Xperia U

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7.3Out of 10
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6.6Out of 10
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“Small compact size yet still a capable smartphone”

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Xperia U specs

Reasons to buy the Xperia U

  • 12.0 mmReally Thin12.0 mm

General

Manufacturer Sony  
Operating system Android  
Release date April 2012  
Sim card type Standard  

Sensors

Accelerometer Yes  
Proximity Yes  
Compass Yes  
Barometer No  
Gyroscope No  
GPS with A-GPS support  

Size & Weight

Form Factor Candy Bar  
Thickness 12.0 mm Is thinner than average
Size 54.0x12.0x112.0mm Is average size
Weight 110.0 g Is average weight

Battery

Battery type Lithium Ion  
Capacity 1320 mah Has a smaller than average battery capacity
Standby 260.0 hours Gives less than average time in standby
Talktime 7.0 hours Provides average talktime

Display

Display size 3.50 inches Has an average size screen
Screen type LCD  
Resolution 480x854 Has a smaller than average screen resolution
Pixels per inch 280 ppi Has average pixels per inch
Touchscreen type Capacitive  

Processing Power

CPU 1000 mhz Has a slower than average processor speed
Processor Cores Dual Core Has average processing power
Memory 512 MB Has a lower than average amount of RAM

Storage

Internal Storage 8GB  

Camera & Video

Primary Camera 5.0 MP Has a smaller than average megapixel camera
Flash No  
LED Flash Yes  
HDR Imaging No  
GEO Tagging Yes  
Auto Focus Yes  
Fixed Focus No  
Touch Focus No  
Face Detection Yes  
Smile Detection Yes  
Image Stabilisation Yes  
Primary Camera Video 30 fps  
Video Quality 720p HD  
2nd Camera 0.3 MP Has a very poor secondary camera

Data Speeds & Network

Network Speeds GPRS (0.128 mbps)
EDGE (0.384 mbps)
HSPA (14.400 mbps)
Has poorer than average data speeds
Generation 3G  
NFC No  
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA  
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR  
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go  

Sound & Music

MP3 Player Yes  
FM Radio Yes  
Loudspeaker Yes  

Cost

On Pay Monthly £18.57 per month  
On Pay As You Go £0.00 per handset  

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Xperia U user reviews & ratings

3 reviews from our community
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  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Usability 7.3
  • Performance 6.7
  • Battery Life 5.0
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6.4Out of 10
Fair
Can't complain, it was a gift but I don't think i'd pay out for it myself

Jessie4109 posted on

Use the phone on a daily basis, games, facebook and checking email are the main things I do apart from sending text messages and making calls. Found in the past 2-3 weeks that sometimes when trying to write a text message or use facebook messaging that it seems to be typing the word in capital letters but then not put it on the screen. I have to mess around going in and out of the application i'm using until it sorts itself out and lets you type and send a message. Apart from that fairly simple to use, my 4 and 5 year old sons seem to get the hang of it and play games on it without many problems. Camera ok not really pixalated when taking photo which is better than other phones i've had before.

6.2Out of 10
Fair
The fun of an iPhone without the price tag

Brettinbrum posted on

Had this phone five months, good points the screen is a good size very responsive, the phone is also full of features. Only have 1 bad point to make with the phone that is it hasn't got an expandable memory slot so you are restricted to 2GB memory. Day to day use of the device is goo,d I would recommend this phone to anybody that wants the fun of an iPhone without the price tag that comes with it. You can get all the popular games that you play on facebook like candy crush, diamond dash, bubble witch saga etc

7.2Out of 10
Good
Very good phone

Halodudify posted on

It is a brilliant phone, which has many great features. The touch screen is easy to use, however the screen does feel a bit cramped in the width. The menus and how everything is laid out is easy to understand. The only major drawback is that the battery life is quite poor. However this is the first time I have used a smart phone so I'm not used to playing games and things all the time which used battery. However it does charge up the battery to full in only couple of hours so it's not really that bad. Also, it does not have a slot for an SD card so you limited to the internal storage of I think 4gb for media and 2gb for apps/games. Although if you are running out of space you can transfer games/apps to the 4gb storage area. But overall it is a great phone and I would definitely recommend.

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Xperia U details

What our expert says

The smallest of the Sony Xperia range of handsets so far, the Xperia U nonetheless has enough about it for it to hold its own against bigger devices. Weighing in at 110g, the Xperia U offers a 3.5 inch display, supporting up to 16 million colours and with a pixel resolution of 480 x 854. The display uses the Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine, for excellent image presentation, and is protected by a scratch resistant covering. The device has a 5.0 Megapixel camera, with 720p HD video, and a front facing VGA camera for video calling. Running Android 2.3, the Xperia U is upgradeable to Android 4.0 in the future, and is powered by a dual core 1GHz processor. High speed internet access is available via HSDPA, HSUPA, and WiFi, with support included for WiFi Hotspot and DLNA. Other notable features include GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth, full media player, Stereo FM radio with RDS and Sony 3D sound audio technology.