Sony Xperia U torn down, clears the FCC

Sony Xperia U torn down, clears the FCC
The Sony Xperia U is the smallest among Sony’s latest Xperia handsets, but not too small with the screen sized at 3.5 inches. Curious what’s underneath the outer shell? The handset recently passed scrutiny at the FCC, and the commission didn’t miss the opportunity to tear the phone down and give us the pictures proving this.

Interestingly, inside, you could still find traces of Ericsson branding that Sony seems to not have yet gotten rid of. The rest is standard mainboard covered with EMI shields for protection, and overall the handset looks not to hard to disassemble and repair, and that’s definitely a plus. Additionally, passing the FCC means that the Xperia U has gone past another step towards making it to store shelves. If all goes as planned, it should become available in the second quarter of the year.

source: FCC via Engadget


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Xperia U
  • Display 3.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor ST Erricson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1320 mAh(5.60h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Since I live in a third-world country, I don't know why it's a big deal for phones getting through FCC. Could somebody please explain to me why? What potential 'threat' can a phone bring that FCC needs to clear them?

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Just know, no country is a third world country. The name is given by rich countries who stole things from y'all

2. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

all i wanna say is that its a great device

4. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

third world countires refer to the countries that didnt have any involvement in the cold war, not because "rich" countries took things from them.

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

ok does that include spain & portugal too?? i dont think so

8. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

most third world countries are some of the poorest countries in the world. most of them lying in africa, the middle east and southeast asia. i dont believe that spain or portugal are in any of those areas.

9. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

see you came to my point

10. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and what point was that?

11. DawsonLee

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

he meant that Spain and Portugal were not involved in the Cold War and yet they're not referred to as 3rd world countries.

12. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i actually did some investigation about the cold war last night. on wiki they have a map of which countries were on which side. spain and portugal were, at the time, allied with the united states. they may not have had any actually involvement, but they were allied to the americans.

13. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What the hell? How did the Cold War got here? I mean, here in my country, the Philippines, we don't care if it goes through FCC or not. As long as it's a phone, we buy it. I don't even know if those cheap china phones they sell here go through FCC..

6. javorr

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Battery life sucks... this is so unusual for Sony devices. These phones are useless as phones, you have to carry the charger with you and to search power all the time.

7. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

spain and portugal arent third world countries. im pretty sure they sided with the united states in the cold war.

14. jharna32

Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2012

I understand why you dislike the proprietary SE connectors but please don't forget that those of us who have used SE phones for a while are likely to have a number of peripherals that use those connectors. Now if we wish to swap to a phone like this we have to throw all those away as well. For some people their continued presence was an advantage!

15. p1natic

Posts: 7; Member since: May 22, 2012

did anybody see where the memory chip is located? i was thinking of buying this and putting memory card on the phone myself wishing that there is some sort of "slot" where the internal memory is put.

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