Sony Xperia U makes an entrance: stylish phone with a 3.5" screen, dual-core processor

Sony Xperia U makes an entrance: stylish phone with a 3.5
The Sony Xperia U has arrived and it’s just as gorgeous as the Xperia S - it keeps the same design language with the illuminated bar at the bottom, but it’s smaller - it comes with a 3.5-inch FWVGA Reality display with Mobile Bravia technology for juiced up color vibrancy. It still features a powerful 1GHz dual-core processor, though.

The Xperia U’s transparent illuminated bar is probably its biggest design highlight - it changes in color to match the color of displayed pictures which is a neat idea. The handset comes in a black and white versions with a matte finish and interchangeable colors of the bottom front plate (you can switch to pink and yellow).

On the back, there's a 5-megapixel camera capable of capturing 720p HD videos. It features fast capture so you go from the lock screen to taking a picture in under 2 seconds.

The Xperia U comes with Gingerbread (will be updated to ICS later on), but you wouldn’t recognize that as it’s heavily skinned. Sony brings a new album app, new video and music players underlining its . It also adds handy application access direct straight from the lock screen. One of the biggest highlights of the Sony Xperia U is its sound. The device comes with "xLoud" - a sound processing technology that will improve what you hear, and also 3D surround sound. 

Finally, Sony confirmed that the Xperia U will be shipping globally in the middle of Q2 2012.

source: Sony, Three



1. viper_3005

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

move over samsung galaxy ace! there's a new affordable smartphone!

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

im sure this will cost a lot than the galaxy ace... i would choose the Samsung galaxy S advance than this... :D

9. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

but Galaxy S is more expensive. Galaxy ace is cheaper because it looks cheap. plus Samsung is not gonna update it to the next Android OS.

2. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Of cource!

3. Technoholik

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Should compete with galaxy ace 2...hope it gets ICS flavour soon...

4. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Only negative with Sony products is that they are over priced, that sure is big issue in countries like India where we have to buy sim-free mobiles at full price..

7. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

indeed they are overpriced as what I experience here in phil... -_-


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

3.5" is so 2007; it's like having one of those tiNy phones you hook up to iToones.

8. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Nice size finally, but with this Handroid is so two thousand-and-late...

10. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

but there is still no low-end 3.5 inch dual core smartphone until this. iPhone 4S is 3.5 inch dual core but it's expensive to compete with a low end phone.

11. Dongk

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Sony phones, I think, as I have observed lately, have the same prices as Samsung. Except that Samsung phones, on my opinion, look cheap (it's like an imitation of iPhone). Their phones usually have poor screen resolution compared to Sony.

12. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i don't' see innovation in u can switch color caps woohoooo you're so stylish lol and how fast is that little novelty light gonna run down ur battery? this is sad u would think they'd show something better or atleast have it preloaded with ICS.

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