Sony Xperia U

The Sony Xperia U is an Android smartphone with a 3.5-inch display. The device is running Gingerbread and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 24, 2012

What You Need To Know

  • Comes with pink and yellow exchangeable caps for the base of the smartphone in the box
  • Upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012

Verge Review

The Xperia U is the final piece of Sony’s NXT series puzzle. In March came the flagship Xperia S, a good device that shipped with outdated software. It’s only just been updated to Android 4.0. Our verdict? It’s not thinner, faster, stronger, or in any other way better than the pack. Next up was the Xperia P, a mid-range device that really impressed, but was difficult to recommend running Android 2.3. Now the Xperia U is here, presenting itself as an entry-level option for those looking for...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.24 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.5 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 4.41 inches
Width 2.13 inches
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.24 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White, Black
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 3.5 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 854 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 280
Connectivity
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850, 1800
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Processor
Brand / family NovaThor
Model U8500
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 2
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 8 GB
External Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA
Rear Camera
Resolution 5 megapixels
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p
Software
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3
Interface
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB
Battery
Capacity 1320 mAh
Benchmarks
Quadrant 2466
Vellamo 1090
GLBenchmark 720p 20 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 10 FPS
AnTuTu 5430
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