Design and Specifications
Sony Xperia U is a mid-range smartphone belonging to the Sony Xperia Range. The phone sports a 3.5 inch LED back-lit LCD capacitive touchscreen display with mobile Bravia engine. The phone runs Android v4.0 IceCream Sandwich operating system and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM. The phone has a mobile version of the famous Bravia engine and the Timescape UI. The phone sports an interchangeable bottom cover which comes in different colors such as pink, yellow, white and black. The phone also features an illumination strip that changes color based on the primary color of the image or visual on the screen.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone features a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. The camera comes with additional features such as face and smile detection, touch-focus, image stabilisation, geo-tagging and 3D sweep panorama to help improve your photo taking experience. The phone also has a secondary front facing VGA camera for video calls. The Sony Xperia U supports playback of various music formats such as MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV. The phone is great for watching videos in formats such as MP4, WMV, H.263 and H.264.
Sony Xperia U runs on quad band 2G and 3G networks. The phone can connect to the internet via GPRS, EDGE or WiFi b/g/n. The phone comes with Bluetooth v2.1 and micro USB 2.0 to cater to other connectivity needs.
Battery and Storage
The phone comes with a powerful 1320 mAh standard Li-Ion battery which provides a talk time of 6 h in 2G networks and up to 5 h in 3G. The phone comes with 4 GB of internal storage with no option to expand it as this phone lacks a MicroSD card slot.