Monday, June 18

Sony Xperia U - Review

In the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2012 , Sony unveiled its new flagship of the its new NXT series, the Sony Xperia S . Along with this Sony also showed off Xperia P and Xpeia U which look are similar in looks with Xperia S . Sony made a smart move , launching 3 phones at 3 different retail prices which will appeal to consumers .

Sony Xperia U


The phone got its looks from its successor , sharp , bold and over the top a fresh concept . The unique thing about this phone that no other phone in the world has is its transparent glass strip at the bottom which glows according to what are you doing on the phone . Xperia P and S also have the same strip but they do not illuminate .  

What else ? You can also change the colour of bottom cap by replacing them . If you buy the white phone , you will get white and yellow cap and if you choose the black one , you get the black and pink cap . Sony has not made these cap available in the market individually so that one can have the colours but in the near future it will , probably . 

Right Side

Left Side

Coming over to its either sides , on the right side , you will find (from top to bottom) the unlock button , volume/zoom control keys and the camera shutter button . 
On the left side , there is no button but a micro usb port which supports usb on-the-go and is used for connecting it yo your pc/mac , we'll get to that later . On the top side there is the 3.5mm audio jack .


What you get in the Box __________________________________________________________

Handset, Battery, Charger, Ringo Headset, Data Cable, Additional Cap, Screen Protector, SIM Card Adaptor


The size of the screen is 3.5 inches , with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels which is extremely satisfying as we get 280 ppi . The phone uses Bravia Engine in its displaayand  xLOUD enhancement engine which are pretty great .  


Sony offers its original user interface , the Timescape . The phone has 1Ghz dual core processor which operates without any lag . The phone comes with Android 2.3.7 pre-installed and upgradable to Android 4.0.3 in Q3 2012 . No problem in using 2.3.7 but Sony always make it better .

CAMERA ________________________________________________________________________

This phone has a great 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 16x zoom . t can shoot videos at 720p HD at 1280 x 720 resolution . You can even turn on the camera and click a photo in a second from its sleep mode ! The camera application packs some more stuff like Auto Focus , Touch Focus , 3D sweep panorama , sweep panorama , geo-tagging , face detection  , self timer and some more . 


Sony did something not really quite good , they gave no microSD card slot . Xperia U has an internal memory of 8 GB , 2GB for OS , 2GB applications and 4GB for Multimedia . The phone supports usb on-the-go , which means you can connect a pen drive to your phone just by a small cheap wire and therefore extend your memory , but that's not impressive sony .


1. Great Display resolution
2. Innovative Design with the transparent strip adding to its beauty .
3. Nice camera 
4. 1Ghz Dual Core Processor 
5. Upgradable to ICS
6. Supports OTG
7. Value for Money and best phone for 15000 - 19000 INR range .

CONs ___________________________________________________________________________

1. No expandable memory 
2. Speaker loudness is not good enough 
3. The Battery could have been more long lasting . 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your genuine efforts over the review of Sony Xperia U. I would like to discuss some points regarding Sony Xperia U, The performance is good, Great hardware design, Above average camera.

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