Sony Xperia U Black
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  • Sony Xperia U Black

Sony Xperia U Black

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Key Features
  • 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

  • <p> 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 May 28, 2018
  • The Sony Xperia U Black is available in Saholic, Mirchimart, ShopClues, Flipkart, Gadgets360, Homeshop18.
  • The lowest price of Sony Xperia U Black is 9,999 in ShopClues, which is 23.03% less than the cost of Sony Xperia U Black in Homeshop18 ( 12,990)
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Sony Xperia U Black - Expert Reviews


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.

Operating system and UI

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.

Other 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. 


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.


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. 


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.


Other Features

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.


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). 


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.

Other Features

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.

Other Features

Sony Xperia U is one of the mid range experia devices and has been reasonably successful in the Indian market. Earlier it was Samsung Galaxy Ace and Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus that was taking the majority of market but with Xperia U, customers have a wide pool of choices. The device is pretty attractive and is actually better looking than Samsung Galaxy Ace and Ace plus.  

Other Features

07 May 2012: Sony Mobiles had unveiled Xperia U along with Xperia P and Sola, last month but today, these devices are out for sale. Sony Xperia U is an entry-level smartphone with Android platform while P and Sola are high-end smartphones with ample number of features. The features available in Sony Xperia U are:

*        3.5-inch scratch-resistant TFT touch screen with 854 x 480 pixels resolution

*        1GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor

*        Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS which is upgradable to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

*        Primary 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash

*        Secondary VGA camera

*        Mail-400 GPU

Sony Xperia U Black - User Reviews

Very Good , Based on 1537 ratings
5 903 
4 259 
3 130 
2 92 
1 153 
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Money well invested!!
by Purvesh Soni on 2012-09-13

Was having doubts while purchasing this phone but somewhere in my mind i was sure that my 16K will not be wasted. And after testing the phone thoroughly for 20 days, I m happy that I invested my

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Words fall short on how to describe the AMAZING-NESS of this Wonderful Phone :)
by Jatin Dabas on 2012-05-18

I dont why this hoopla is being created around the 4GB of memory provided for user storage.
See as simple as that, its not for those high-ended people who like to keep tons of data on their fone

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by Sriharsha HK on 2012-06-12

First of all I REALLY GOTTA BOW DOWN TO THIS PHONE!!! All other features apart... (Everything has been discussed so far).. So no point in making this review even more BOOOOOORING!!! :D :D

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Please Go through this review before writing a review.. :D
by Vipul Jain on 2012-06-05

I will start with the main point everyone is mentioning.
But before you deduct 1 or more stars for this, know about its OTG (On The Go) feature.
You can connect any

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by Mohit Jain on 2012-05-05

hey frnds....i have purchased dis phone wanna tell u awl wht a monster it's internal memory is only 4GB fo storage and no card slot supported but supports

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Sony Xperia U Rocks..............................HandsDown The Best at This Price Range...............:)
by Aditya Kaushal on 2012-05-22

Guys I Bought This Phone 2 Days Back From Sony Store In Noida and Believe me , i have been continuously using the device since then and the phone just doesn't lag at all. The Dual Core Performs in a

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This has a removable Battery!
by Evotech Reviews on 2012-05-19

@Yuvananda Praveen I must tell you, you are one of those people who are blinded by rumors and space issues. First thing, it doesnt have an embedded battery, it is user removable. Then the 4GB problem.

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Fixed internal memory is not a bad feature at all
by Aman Alam on 2012-05-24

Don't have much to say about many other things, but to those of you who are complaining about fixed internal memory, let me tell you that it IS beneficial.

The MicroSD cards that are used in

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If "U" want to best mobile under 17k, Then this is "U"rs
by Parthu Revanth on 2012-06-01

First of all good Delivery by Flip kart.
Good camera and with good sleep snap!
Great UI, so nice from Sony!
Great speed ,not even a single Lag!
Runs games smoothly ,I payed

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by Apurv Saraf on 2012-10-26

The specs cant justify how ""sweet love"" this phone is.
I've been power-using this phone for 13days and hell yeah its Awesome..
1. Display is FRIGGING AWESOME !!!

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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
  • Model Name Xperia U
  • Network Type GSM
  • Status Available, Released 2012, May
  • Display Size 3.5 Inches
  • Display Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 854 x 480 pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-Touch Screen
  • Horizontal Pixel 854
  • Vertical Pixel 480
  • 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
  • GPU Mali-400 MP
  • Chipset NovaThor U8500
  • User Interface Timescape
  • Operating Frequency GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 2100 MHz
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser IE Mobile
  • Processor Core Dual Core
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
  • In The Box Battery, Handset, Additional Cap (White Color), Screen Protector, Charger, Data Cable, SIM Card Adaptor
  • 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
  • Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
  • Additional Features SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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