The Sony Xperia U features a brand new look which looks quite attractive. The features embedded on the smartphone makes the device worth its price. Given below are the detailed features and specifications of the device as per official information.
Features and Specifications:
The smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The device features a 1 GHz dual-core NovaThor Cortex A9 processor with Mali-400 GPU. In terms of memory capacity, the Xperia U hosts 512 MB RAM paired with an internal storage capacity of 8 GB out of which only 4 GB is accessible. But the saddest part of it, the device does not house a microSD card slot and therefore the storage capacity of the smartphone cannot be expanded.
Screen and Design:
The Xperia U has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touch screen. The screen features qHD (854 x 480 pixels) screen resolution which reflects an effective pixel density of ~280 PPI. The screen also has a scratch resistant glass. On the designing front, the smartphone looks similar to Xperia S, the device has a transparent strip below the home keys that illuminates in different colours depending on the theme. The Sony Xperia U is 12 mm thin and weighs 110 grams.
Camera and Multimedia:
The Xperia U hosts a 5 MP primary rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash which can be used to capture quality images and videos. The device also has a VGA secondary front facing camera which can be used for capturing self-portraits. Today s smartphones support playback of all the common multimedia file formats. The Sony Xperia U supports playback of MP3, MP4, WAV, etc. files.
Software and Features:
The new Xperia U runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Like all other smartphones from Sony, the device also hosts regular applications like document reader, Voice memo, Maps, Predictive text input etc.
Battery and Connectivity:
Sony Xperia U sports a Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery which supports talk time up to 6h 36min and music playback up to 45h. Connectivity options that come along with the device includes 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1 and microUSB 2.0 port.