Sony Xperia U Black
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  • Sony Xperia U Black
  • Sony Xperia U Black

Sony Xperia U Black

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Internal Memory 4 GB 8 GB
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  • Display Size 3.5 Inches
  • Operating System Android
  • RAM 512 MB
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
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Sony Xperia U Black - Product Summary

  • Sony Xperia U Black can be used to download the latest games and apps since it runs on Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), Upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software

  • There are plenty of features available in the smartphone
  • A 1 GHz Dual-Core, MediaTek MT6577 processor conjoined with a 512 MB RAM builds a perfect multi-tasking environment when several applications are running at a time in the smartphone
  • This mobile phone is blessed with a Li-ion 1320 mAh battery
  • This is a small size battery and is not fit for very heavy usage
  • Not much to work with as far as the primary camera is concerned featuring a 5 MP backup
  • It is backed by LED Flash
  • On the other hand, the front camera has Yes, 0.3 MP behind its back
  • The small 3.5 Inches touchscreen of this cell phone that projects pictures at a resolution which is useful for day to day interaction with your smartphone
  • The screen resolution offered by the display is 854 x 480 pixels
  • The latest price of Sony Xperia U Black was obtained on Nov 27, 2015
  • The Sony Xperia U Black is available in Shopclues, Flipkart, Maniacstore, Snapdeal, Kaunsa, Naaptol, Homeshop18.
  • The lowest price of Sony Xperia U Black is 6,499 in Flipkart , which is 99.99% less than the cost of Sony Xperia U Black in Homeshop18 ( 10.00Cr)
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur,NCR and Ahmedabad. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Sony Xperia U Black - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Sony Xperia U is one of the mid range devices of the xperia series. The device is very attractive and has an elegant display powered by the LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen technology. The screen works at a resolution of 16 million colors and gives 480 by 854 pixels. The device has sharp edges and is rectangular in shape and curvy from behind which is attractive to look at but not as easy to hold like the new Samsung Galaxy SIII or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is inspired by a pebble and is constructed to fit the palms of the user. It is available in the colors of black and white where the bottom part of the device being exchangeable with pink, black, white and yellow. Apart from the look, the technical specifications of the device are decent too with the camera being pretty good offering a resolution of 5 megapixels. There is the LED flash feature along with the auto focus facility. There is also a secondary VGA camera. The Internet is also very fast with backing from Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot. The device comes with the Android Gingerbread operating system but now the device will feature the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The device is very fast and comes with a 1 GHz dual core processor. Battery is also very formidable with 1320 mAh.

User Interface and UI functionality

Sony Xperia U is a neat and sharp looking device with a rectangular shape which is sturdier than its earlier launches. The device is heavier than its previous handsets and also as compared to the rest of the smartphones out there but the device is more robust and can take a few blows during rough usage. The 3.5 inch screen is backed by a resolution of 480 by 854 pixels and works at a pixel density of 280ppi. The screen is powered by the Bravia Engine, a technology that we see in a LCD screen which gives the device a very elegant display indeed. It is protected by the scratch resistant glass and can be interacted with by using up to 4 fingers.

Multimedia features

Sony Xperia U comes with tons of multimedia features like the music player that gives the user a terrific experience with its Sony 3D surround sound technology. The user can listen to his or her favourite songs through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The music can be heard in various formats including MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV. There is also the video player that lets the user watch and enjoy videos in high definition with the help of the MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV formats. The user can also enjoy radio FM facilities that makes sure that the user can access all the popular radio stations and record the songs as and when he or she requires to do so. 

Pictures and Video quality

The 5 megapixel camera that Sony Xperia U offers allows the user to click wonderful pictures and that at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels which is pretty formidable. There is the LED flash facility that makes sure that the user can click pictures with clarity even when the natural light is not that bright and so that the pictures don’t end up too gloomy. The auto focus feature gives precision to your photography so that the pictures clicked by the user are precise and accurate. Other features offered by the camera includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilization. There is also a secondary VGA camera facilitates video chatting.

Internet support

Sony Xperia U is powered by the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA which is its biggest strength as the Internet accessing is really fast and the user can log on to the web from remote locations with ease and comfort. The user can then browse through the web, access FaceBook, Twitter or any other popular web sites or even download data including songs, games, images and videos. 

Internal and External Memory

Sony Xperia U is backed by the internal memory of 8GB out of which 4GB is accessible for the user. The user can then keep a large collection of data including songs, games, images and videos. There is no slot for expanding the memory which is drawback with the device. The RAM is pretty decent with 512 MB allowing the user to access the resources of the system at a quick pace.


Applications and Gaming

Sony Xperia U is powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which allows the user to choose from a huge pool of gaming and applications that would keep the user engaged and entertained. The device also has lots of games and applications that are preinstalled in the device.

Battery Backup

Sony Xperia U runs on the standard lithium ion battery of 1320 mAh  that makes sure that the user can operate on the device for a longer duration without his or her entertainment being cut short. The battery further gives the user a talk time of up to Up to 6 h 36 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 36 min (3G) along with a standby time of Up to 260 h (2G) / Up to 472 h (3G). 

Connectivity Offered

Various data connectivity features offered by Sony Xperia U includes the bluetooth facility that lets the user exchange data with other devices at a fast pace where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The user can also exchange data with computers or laptops through the USB cable that lets the user charge the device as well through the same procedure. The device also offers the GPRS and EDGE facility that makes sure that the user can navigate to the desired location with ease.


Sony Xperia U when compared to the HTC One V has sharper screen with the former coming powered by the Bravia Engine technology but the latter provides a microSD card slot that Xperia U does not.

Sony Xperia U Black - User Reviews

Rating 4.1
Very Good, Based on 1484 ratings
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Sony Xperia U Black - Price history

Sony Xperia U Black - Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2012, February
  • Brand Sony
  • Handset Color Black
  • Network Type GSM
  • Model Name Xperia U
  • Display Size 3.5 Inches
  • Display Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 854 x 480 pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-Touch Screen
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 0.3 MP
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes, (720p HD)@30 fps
  • Camera Features Autofocus, Continuos Shooting, Multi-Shot, Scenes, Smile Detection
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • Extendable Memory No
  • RAM 512 MB
  • ROM 4 GB
  • Operating System Android
  • Processor 1 GHz Dual-Core, MediaTek MT6577
  • Chipset NovaThor U8500
  • GPU Mali-400 MP
  • User Interface Timescape
  • Operating Frequency GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 2100 MHz
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser IE Mobile
Data & Internet
  • 4G No
  • 3G Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • EDGE Yes, 296 kbps
  • GPRS Yes, 107 kbps
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with (A2DP, EDR)
  • NFC No
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, OTG Support
  • Messaging IM
  • Music Player Yes, MP3, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV
  • Video Player Yes, 3GPP, MP4
  • Radio Yes, Built-In Antenna
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types MP3, Vibration
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Sound Features xLOUD Audio Filter Technology, 3D Surround Sound
  • Battery Type Li-ion
  • Battery Capacity 1320 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to 6 hrs 36 mins (2G) / Up to 5 hrs 36 mins (3G)
  • Max Stand-by Time 260 hrs (2G), 472 hrs (3G)
  • Music Play Time Up to 45 hrs
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 112 x 54 x 12 mm
  • Weight 110 gms
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Mini SIM
  • SIM Option Single SIM
  • Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
  • SAR Value 1.62 W/Kg
  • Business Features Yes
  • Important Apps Android Market, Facebook, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Lattitude, Google Sync, Google Voice Search, G-Talk with Video Chat, NeoReader, News and Weather, Twitter, YouTube
  • In The Box Battery, Handset, Additional Cap (White Color), Screen Protector, Charger, Data Cable, SIM Card Adaptor
  • Additional Features SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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