The Sony Xperia U is the third installment in the Android powered phones manufactured by Sony. This smartphone is well built and with funky strip of flashing lights and interchangeable end caps, it is astonishingly stylish. The Sony Xperia U is regarded as a user friendly budget phone with impressive performance. It is run by a dual-core 1GHz processor and integrated with an Android 2.3 operating system with 3.5-inches display of 480 x 854 pixel resolution.
This handset may seem to feel and look economical in terms of design, but it does come with brilliant functions and features. The Sony Xperia U may be quite small, weighing only 110g with proportions of 112 x 54 x 12mm is snugs easily in the palm of your hand. In addition to the overall versatility of the handset comes a number of select buttons to navigate the phone easily. The screen of the handset may not be that big but it produces a stunning display that is easy to read even when exposed to direct light.
The Sony Xperia U is powered with a 1GHz dual-core processor. This concept has become more common in mid-level mobile phones, however it may be rare at this price range. The processor keeps the phone responsive and quick in almost of the common functions, like keeping up with the visually challenged internet sites and playing 3D games.
Like most of the latest android run handsets manufactured by Sony, the Xperia U is loaded with the 2.3 version of Android and may be upgraded to 4.0 since it is in the works. The upgrade will further enhance the device in relation to its performance and features.
This handset is stuffed with a 5-megapixel back camera and a 0.9-megapixel front camera. The back camera comes with a LED flash and an Autofocus great for taking pictures at any given time of the day. The option to modify the scenes and the shooting mode is readily available as well. The handset can provide a 720p HD video quality too.
The Sony Xperia U comes with a built-in memory of 8GB and 512MB RAM. The phone is set with a 1320mAh battery that claims to last up to 6 hours of talktime when the phone is working on a 2G network and can support up to 5 hours of talktime over 3G.
The internet connectivity on the Xperia U is impressive because the phone comes with 3G, EDGE and GPRS. Along with the Wi-Fi feature of this phone comes the Wi-Fi hotspot function which enables the unit to connect to be connected to a mobile network and can act as a Wireless router. You will have the option to make your own Wi-Fi hub wherever you are. The Xperia also has a micro USB port that can facilitate USB tethering. This feature enables you to share the internet connection of the phone with other devices such as laptops or computers.
This Android powered phone also features a variety of Google apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Sync, Twitter, Facebook, Android Market, YouTube, News and Weather and a lot more.
The Sony Xperia U overall is an amazing phone created with a number of relevant and user-friendly features. This is phone is among of the better mid-level gadgets that you can obtain now.