Sony Xperia U

Sony
Last Updated Date : June 2, 2021

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Description

The Sony Xperia U comes with a 3.5 inches 480 x 854 pixels display on the front. At the heart of this phone is the ST Erricson NovaThor U8500, along with 512 MB for smooth performance. The Sony Xperia U has a 5 MP rear camera setup and a 0.3 MP front camera. The onboard storage is 8 GB and the battery is at 1320 mAh capacity.

Design

The Sony Xperia U will retail in a variety of colours including Black, and White to give you options to choose according to your style. So, you be the judge of that. Know that it weighs at 110 grams.

Display

Most important aspect of the smartphone is its display. Take a hard look at the Sony Xperia U display specifications. It is a 3.5 inches display offering a 480 x 854 pixels resolution. It uses the TFT display technology. The pixel density of the screen comes out to be 280 ppi

Camera

These days when we look for a smartphone to buy, the first thing that we asked is about the details of the camera. So here you go! The Sony Xperia U comes with a single rear camera which has a resolution of 5 MP. Know that there will be LED flash for low light photography support. The selfie camera is of 0.3 MP resolution

Hardware and Software

Coming to the internals on the Sony Xperia U, it comes powered by a ST Erricson NovaThor U8500 processor, which is accompanied by a Mali-400 MP GPU. Talking about the RAM and storage, it comes with a 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. We are mostly concerned about the battery life on our phones, the Sony Xperia U offers a 1320 mAh capacity battery. Further, it offers Bluetooth 2.1, NFC, and Micro USB v2.0 port. It supports a 3.5 mm audio jack. And it supports latest Wi-Fi standards.

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Launch Details

Officially announced
February 2012
The date when the arrival of the smartphone is publicly announced
Accessories
battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation
These are the things that you get with the smartphone inside the retail box. The accessories might be slightly different in different regions of the world and might change with the requirements of that region.

Phone

Brand
Sony
OEM producing the smartphone
Phone type
Smart phone
Classification based on what functionalities are offered by the phone
Form factor
Candybar
Classification of smartphone according to basic shape
Operating system
Android (4.0, 2.3.7)
Operating system powering the entire smartphone. In an Android phone this is the OEM's fork on android with their customisations and features. Some of the most popular Android Skins include MIUI, Oxygen OS, Grace UI, HYC sense etc.
Dimensions
112 x 54 x 12 mm
physical dimensions of the smartphone
Weight
110 grams
Weight of the mobile phone in grams
Colours
Black, White
Availability of various colors

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
physical size of the screen measured by the diagonal.
Resolution
480 x 854 pixels
Total number of pixels on the display
Pixel density
280 ppi
number of pixels per square inch of the display.
Technology
TFT
Display technology used in the smartphone. The display technologies decide a lot of factors including how it looks, what the brightness can be, the power consumption etc. Morden smartphone displays range from TFT, TN Panels to IPS LCD, OLED, and AMOLED panels.
Display design
Regular design
Display shape with classification based on current trends. Morden displays come in different shapes and sizes and this varies from near bezel less, notch display, waterdrop notch, to fully bezel less phones. This lets one get an idea of how the display looks.
Screen-to-body ratio
55.70 %
Percentage of display area to the front of the smartphone. This ratio became more popular recently with the introduction of tall 18:9 displays. Now we have bezel less, notched displays with screen to body ratios of 18.5:9, 19:9, and even 19.5:9.
Display Features
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Availability of special features in the display

Camera

Rear Camera
5 MP
Primary Rear camera Megapixel count
Rear Video
1280 x 720p
Rear camera maximum video recording resolution. This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 1080x1920 @ 30fps/60fps, or 4K @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Autofocus tech
AF
Technology used to facilitate AutoFocus. AutoFocus is one of the most useful features in a smartphone camera and can be facilitated using a few different methods including Phase Detection Auto Focus, Laser Auto Focus etc.
Flash
LED
Availability of flash at the rear. The flash makes sure that you can take low light shots.
Front camera
0.3 MP
Primary front camera megapixel count.
Features
Autofocus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Video light, Video calling
Special features in the camera

Hardware

Chipset
ST Erricson NovaThor U8500
System on Chip powering the smartphone. Smartphone chipsets are designed by very few companies in the world
CPU
2 Cores 1.0 GHz
Central Processing unit
GPU
Mali-400 MP
Graphics processing unit. The GPU is responsible for all the graphics intensive stuff on your smartphone including video rendering, playing games etc.
RAM
512 MB
Random Access Memory(Volatile memory) in the smartphone. The amount of RAM in a phone is responsible for how many apps will stay in memory and will not have to reload.
Internal storage capacity
8 GB
non-removable hardware storage inside the smartphone. The internal storage on a smartphone is responsible both for storing files, as well as the applications on it. The whole system runs on that internal storage which makes its quality important. Modern internal storages range from Emma 5.0, Emma 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1 etc.

Battery

Capacity
1320 mAh
battery capacity in mAh. This indicates the physical capability of your battery to store charge in it. If we don't take into account software optimisation, and a few other factors, the with capacity the bigger the better.
Fast charging available
No
Availability of high wattage charging for high intensity charging. This type of charging facilitated faster charging times and lesser time plugged to the wall.
Wireless charging available
No
Available of wireless charging technology.Wireless charging provides a very convenient way of charging the smartphone without connecting any wires
Type
Li - Ion
battery technology
Talk time
6.60 hours the average is 13 h (799 min)
the duration for which the battery will last on talking on the phone
Stand-by time
10.8 days (260 hours) the average is 18 days (420 h)
the duration for which the battery will last on standby
Talk time (3G)
5.60 hours the average is 15 h (904 min)
the duration for which the battery will last on talking on the phone at 3G standard
Stand-by time (3G)
19.7 days (472 hours) the average is 24 days (577 h)
the duration for which the battery will last on standby with 3G data turned on
Video playback
6.00 hours
the duration for which the battery will last on HD video playback
Music playback
45.00 hours
the duration for which the battery will last on MP3 audio playback

Technology

Hybrid slot
No
Availability of a slot which can either hold a micro sd card or a SIM card. This slot was designed to address the Indian audience which was divided into dual sim users and a sim and micro-SD card users.
Cellular standard
3G, 2G
Maximum cellular connection standard supported by that SIM card.
GSM
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Type of a cellular standard
UMTS
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
Type of a cellular standard
Network
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Positioning
A-GPS
Ability to track the position of the smartphone through Cellular networks. This helps to track the geo location of a particular device using the position of cellular towers are reference.

Connectivity

Bluetooth available
Yes
If Bluetooth is available on the smartphone or not. Having bluetooth in your phone enables it to make data transfers wirelessly to another bluetooth supported devices, which includes file transfers, wireless audio etc.
Bluetooth version
2.1
Bluetooth version present on the smartphone. Bluetooth versions indicate the generation and with every generation the bluetooth connection becomes better in various ways. The bluetooth versions started with Bluetooth 1.x then came Bluetooth 2.x and the nomenclature goes similarly for later versions.
Bluetooth codec
EDR
Wireless data encryption algorithms for audio through smartphones. It encodes and decodes digital audio data into a specific format. Ideally, it transmits a high-fidelity signal at the minimum specified bit-rate.
NFC
No
Wireless pairing technology by bringing two supported phones with 4cms of each other. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards.
USB connector type
Micro USB v2.0
The data/power input/output port on the smartphone. The USB connectors include Type A, type B, Micro USB, Mini USB, and USB-C.
Audio connector type
3.5 mm
The audio input/output port on the smartphone. The audio connectors range for analog 2.5mm, 3.5mm ports to various digital USB ports.
Wi-Fi
802.11 b, g, n
The ability to connect to the internet wirelessly. Wifi let's you connect various devices to the same network and get access to internet with a wire-free experience.
Miscellaneous
DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Name Sony Xperia U BQ Mobile BQ-5745L Clever
Score 32.0 33.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Sony Xperia U BQ Mobile BQ-6030G Practic
Score 32.0 32.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U Black Fox B8m
Score 32.0 32.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 5 MP
Has Removable Battery Yes
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U Lenovo Tab M7 4G
Score 32.0 34.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U Lenovo Tab M7 Wi-Fi
Score 32.0 31.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U Lenovo Tab M7 3G
Score 32.0 33.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U Oukitel C16
Score 32.0 33.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery Yes
Has VoLTE
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Sony Xperia U InFocus A1s
Score 32.0 32.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS A-GPS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes
Has Front Camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot

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