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Sony Xperia U

Announced:
Feb 26, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 07, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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Sony Xperia U

Announced: Feb 26, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: May 07, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
Read Full Review
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

280 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

55.70 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (720p HD)

Features:

Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 inches (112 x 54 x 12 mm)

Weight:

3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

ST Erricson NovaThor U8500

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9, 32-bit, 40 nm

GPU:

Mali-400 MP

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Maximum User Storage:

4 GB

OS:

Android (4.0, 2.3.7)

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Talk time:

6.60 hours
the average is 20 h (1194 min)

Stand-by time:

10.8 days (260 hours)
the average is 20 days (471 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.60 hours
the average is 22 h (1337 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.7 days (472 hours)
the average is 25 days (595 h)

Music playback:

45.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 25, 2012

FCC ID value:

PY7A3880130 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg

Body:

1.03 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.09 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

This device is also known as Sony Ericsson Kumquat, Sony Ericsson ST25i, Sony ST25a

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia U ST25i

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.47 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (280 ppi)

Description

Sony Xperia U is a stylish and compact handset, and one of its biggest virtues seems to be customization. That is why the designers called it Xperia U, from well... "you". You can quickly swap the bottom cap in something of different color, if you are so inclined, to match your playful or business mood and time of the day. Not only that, but there is this color matching illuminated bar at the bottom, which is the trademark of the new "Iconic Identity" style of the upcoming Xperias. It is transparent, but yet full of LED light of different colors, and also houses the antenna for better connectivity.

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