Sony Xperia U

Sony

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Design
7.4
Features
7.1
Performance
7.1
Votes:
568

Previously known as Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST25i
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST25a
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2012, February
Status Available. Released 2012, May
Body Dimensions 112 x 54 x 12 mm (4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 in)
Weight 110 g (3.88 oz)
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.5 inches (~280 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 4 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
 - Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Timescape UI
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 - Sony 3D surround sound audio technology
Memory Card slot No
Internal 8 GB (4 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Up to 107 kbps
EDGE Up to 296 kbps
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
Bluetooth v2.1, A2DP, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama
Video 720p@30fps, check quality
Secondary VGA
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset NovaThor U8500
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White/ exchangeable bottom caps in white, black, pink, yellow
 - SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
Battery   Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 260 h (2G) / Up to 472 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 36 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 36 min (3G)
Music play Up to 45 h
Misc SAR EU 1.62 W/kg (head)    
Price group
Tests Display Contrast ratio: 930:1 (nominal) / 1.758:1 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -87.3dB / Crosstalk -87.7dB

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Sony Xperia U - user opinions and reviews

  • DTEG

I managed to downgrade mine using flashtool. I found the stock 2.3 ROM file, and it downgraded without unlocked bootloader, rooting or installing anything else. Did have to do a factory reset immediately after though, because some 4.0 settings confus...

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  • 2014-09-22 10:15
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  • offwhite

Starts off as a good phone, but very quickly the battery degrades, the processing weakens and the storage gives up completely. Good camera though, and I got a few nice comments about the light bar, even though it is very much a gimmick.

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  • 2014-09-20 21:19
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  • Jack

This is my 1st smart phone But this phone has many problems after upgrade to 2.3 to 4.0. So this phone is waste of money'.

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  • 2014-09-20 18:34
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