|Overview||Android OS, v2.3.7 (Gingerbread), (planned upgrade to Android v4.0, ICS) , 1GHz Dual Core processor, 3.5 inches LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen Display, 5 MP Camera with auto focus, 512 MB RAM, MP3/MP4 Player, 3G Speed Via HSDPA, HSUPA, Expandable Memory Up to 32GB, Wi-Fi Enabled, Google Search, Maps, Gmail.|
|Status||Available. Released 2012, May|
|Operating System||Android OS, v2.3.7 (Gingerbread), (planned upgrade to Android v4.0, ICS)|
|CPU||1GHz Dual Core processor|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100|
|Dimensions||112 x 54 x 12 mm|
|Size||3.5 inches LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen Display|
|Resolution||854 x 480 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes, LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen Display|
|Music Player||Yes, MP3 player|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Ring Tones||Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3|
|Primary Camera||5 MP Camera with auto focus|
|Video||Video Recording@720p; MP4, H.264, H.263 player|
|Voice and Recording||Yes|
|Messaging||SMS(Threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Internal||512 MB RAM, 4 GB storage|
|Java||via Java MIDP emulator|
|Battery||Standard battery Li-Ion 1290 mAh|
|Talk Time||Up to 6 hours 36 min (2G) / Up to 5 hours 36 min (3G)|
|Standby Time||Up to 260 hours (2G) / Up to 472 hours (3G)|
|Blue Tooth||v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|USB||Micro USB v2.0|
|GPRS||Up to 107 kbps|
|EDGE||Up to 296 kbps|
|WLAN & Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA|
|3G||HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|GPS and Navigation|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Personal Information Management||Active noise cancellation with dedicated music, TrackID music recognition, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input, Calendar, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk|
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OS and Processor :
Sony Xperia U is a mid range Android 4.0 ICS phone which features Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and (power of two in one) Dual-core Processor with clock speed of 1 GHz. The Graphics is enabled by Mali-400MP GPU and the processor is supported by STE U8500 Chipset. The phone sports 3.5 inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with good resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with 16M colors. It also has virtual QWERTY, multi-touch input (up to 4 fingers) and comes with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI and the screen is made of Scratch-resistant glass.
The phone can connect to both bands 2G (GSM) and 3G (HSDPA). The Data connectivity is processed through GPRS (Up to 107 kbps), EDGE (Up to 296 kbps) and also through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA. Sony Xperia U has 3G data transfer speeds up to HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSDPA 5.76 Mbps. File can be shared to other devices through Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support for connecting to PC. Messaging is carried through SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM. It also has GPS with A-GPS support.
Camera Music & Video :
The Phone has 5 MP Primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilization. The camera can capture videos at faster rate of 1080p@30fps. Secondary 1.3 MP camera is provided for video calls via 3G. The Media Player in the phone supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 audio formats and MP4/H.264/H.263 video formats. The phone has universal 3.5 mm headset jack and can also listen music through Loud Speaker. The phone lacks FM Radio.
RAM + Storage :
Sony Xperia U has internal 512 MB RAM giving the phone a good speed for accessing files, apps and 16 GB internal memory is available for media file storage and other files. The phone lacks external storage.
Battery, Talk time and Standby time :
The Phone's power source is through Standard Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery with better talk time of up to 17 hours 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 hours 20 min (3G) and Standby Time of up to 290 hours (2G) / Up to 270 hours (3G).
Additional Features :
The phone is installed with some additional features like Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor, Three-axis gyro sensor, Digital compass, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Google Search, Maps, Google Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Adobe Flash support.