Sony Xperia U Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia U refers to the budget models segment. At the time of announcement of the Sony Xperia line, this device is the most compact smartphone of the company.


The smartphone design is very pleasant, the housing is ergonomic and it is pleasant to keep it in hand. Case material - plastic without any metal inserts like more expensive models of this series. The lower part of the case can be changed, in the kit there are panels of several colors.

Sizes of the smartphone - 112x54.2x12 mm. Weight - 110 gr.


Screen diagonal size 3.5 inches, and its resolution is 854x480 pixels, which is pretty good for the model of this price category. And at the expense of SONY BRAVIA Mobile Engine technology, excellent image quality, juicy deep colors, clarity is achieved.


The device uses a 2-nuclear processor NOVATHOR 8500 with a clock frequency of 1 GHz. By the way, this processor is used in more expensive Sony Xperia models. The volume of RAM in Sony Xperia U is 512 MB, which, of course, reduces the potential of the performance of the processor.

operating system

The smartphone is running the operating system Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, but the representatives of Sony are assured that the update will be available soon Versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


In the smartphone, a non-noteworthy 5 megapixel camera is used, which also allows you to shoot a video in HD format. One of the features of smartphones from Sony is that the camera control button is located on the side surface of the smartphone. This is quite convenient, as it allows you to get operational access to the functions of the camera to bypass control from the touch screen.

Audio device

No distinctive features in the audio devices of this model are not observed. Here everything is standard - a pleasant sound, a built-in player.


Specifications :

- 2-core NovaThor 8500 processor;

- CPU clock speed 1 GHz;

- display diagonal 3.5 inches;

- display resolution 854x480 pixels;

- RAM 512 MB;

- built-in flash memory 8 GB ;

- no support for memory cards microSD ;

- 5-megapixel main camera;

- it is possible to record video in HD format;

- support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth;

- battery capacity 1320 mAh;

- Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system.


The recommended price of the Sony Xperia U smartphone in Europe will be 259 euros.

So far nothing is known about the cost of a smartphone in Russia.

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