Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
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- 1Ghz dual core processor
- 3.5' Reality display
- 5mp camera
- HD Video capture 720p
- customisable LED lighting and end caps
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Discover the Xperia U
Play, watch and listen on Xperia U with razor sharp 3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, crystal clear 3D surround sound and 1 GHz dual core processor for super-fast performance. Shoot and share faster on the 5 MP camera – from sleep to snap in just over a second – or record in HD. Personalise your phone with exchangeable caps, colour matching themes and the illuminating transparent element. And enjoy millions of songs from Music Unlimited and movies from Video Unlimited.
THE entertainer. Play, watch and browse more
Experience fantasy. In great quality on-screen.
Watch every moment from every movie or video in razor sharp clarity.
See every smile from last year’s party in a true detail. With its excellent 3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and 1 GHz dual core processor for super-fast performance, the Xperia U is perfect for playing games, watching your favourite Hollywood blockbusters from Video Unlimited or browsing the web, super fast, on a razor sharp screen and with more vivid colours.
- 3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Dual core 1 GHz processor
- Video Unlimited
Fast camera. Snap it all
Experience moments. Just snap away.
Capture sunsets, waves and spectacular dives. Fire off the shots.
Capture the moment of surprise and that tricky skateboard move with Xperia U’s snappy 5 MP camera.From sleep to snap in just over a second and 1 second from shot to shot. Or shoot in crystal clear HD and share everything with your friends on Facebook or by email and text.
- 5 MP camera
- Fast Capture
- 720p HD video recording
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Profound sound. Give your ears a treat
Experience beats. In 3D surround sound.
Blast out the music through the speaker with xLoud loudness enhancement.
Sit back and enjoy all your tunes up loud on Xperia U’s speakers with xLoud. Or plug in for more music in 3D surround sound on your headphones. If you still want more music, choose from millions of tracks, with thousands added every week and create your own playlists and channels with Music Unlimited.
- 3D surround sound
- Music Unlimited
More Personal. Light up your life
Experience change. Make it personal.
Let the true you shine through.
Make life more personal. Choose a theme that matches the exchangeable cap, and watch the illuminating transparent element light up in the same colour. Or see how the transparent element complements what’s on your screen with a matching colour. Whether it’s album art when you browse through your music or your own photos in your gallery.
- Exchangeable caps
- Illuminating transparent element
Experience power. The Android way.
Download and run your apps and content super fast.
Browse the internet. Stream the latest video clips. Download the coolest apps. Run them super fast with the power of the 1GHz Dual core Processor. Find your way with Google maps. Send your love by Gmail. Your Xperia U Android smartphone has Google Mobile services built in.
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Smart Extras for Android
The announcement of Xperia U is supported by the new Smart Extras accessories to enhance the experience on Android and to your smartphone.
Smart Wireless Headset pro – the Bluetooth headset that does it all
This Bluetooth stereo headset for Android smartphones offers multifunctional features in addition to superior sound. On the display of Smart Wireless Headset pro users can read text messages, see incoming calls, access calendar notifications and much more. When detached from the phone it functions as a standalone MP3 player and radio.
SmartWatch – access apps and smartphone features with a micro display for Android
SmartWatch is a micro display accessory for communicating with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth. Consumers can, for example, discretely access text messages, social media updates and manage calls or music. The display is mounted on a strap and can be worn as a watch. Applications allowing users to personalize their SmartWatch experience will be available on Android market.
XPERIA U handset
changeable end cap
Top Customer Reviews
The two options I were weighting up was the Xperia U (£125 approx as an upgrade from Phones4u on PAYG at the time this was written) or the Star N8000 (£125 approx sold on Amazon).
The spec seemed better with the Star as it has 1GB of RAM. The Sony has 512K. I assumed Star would outperform. According to various U tube Antutu benchmarking videos however I noted the following scores (the higher the score the better):
Samsung Galaxy S: Score 3007
Star N8000: Score 3200
Sony Xperia U: Score 5333
You can imagine if I got the Star I might have been a bit cross.
- The Sony is small, like a mobile phone should be and not look like a tablet. It fits in the hand well and the pocket.
- It has square corners not round corners. I dont understand why a lot of phones have the round corners, probably health and safety or something. Its my personal preference by the way. Maybe I am sick of rounded corners now. Square cars is still a NO for now.
- The light strip is a cool touch. The phone feels like it comes to life when you use it and is customisable.
- It says SONY above the touch screen. I feel proud to be the owner of this device. I remember the days when you see 'Sony' it meant expensive but quality.
- Running gingerbread 2.3. Apparently will be upgraded to Ice cream sandwich 4.0 in September.Read more ›
The design is surprisingly decent, build quality average to good, and the screen is luscious - do fit a screen protector (at least one should be supplied) immediately to keep it that way. Some may not be so keen on the widescreen 16:9 ratio compared with the iPhone's 3:2, which does mean that although both are nominally 3.5" screens, the iPhone's is more spacious for portrait mode messaging. Android 2.3.7 works well enough so far, and Sony admit the specs (especially 512MB RAM) are a bit borderline for the promised ICS upgrade, so not sure whether I will bother with that. Battery life isn't too shabby, thanks to the efficient NovaThor processor - with light use, 2 to 3 days between charge seems about order of the day, but obviously not everyone's definition of "light" is the same. The camera is fair, with the 4mm f/2.6 lens well recessed to keep it protected, and a physical shutter button (also activates the camera from sleep) though it is quite stiff.
The supplied handsfree headset is about as cheap as Sony could muster, but the socket is a standard 3.Read more ›
As with other people I find that the lack of external memory space (Memory cards, MicroSD, etc.) is a little odd, but when you think about it's internal storage capacity, it becomes a little more forgivable. I'll have to wait until I post some of my music onto the device to test the memory, but I'm happy with this purchase overall. Time to shift my contacts...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good phone as a phone but if need something for browsing in internet or you store in phone lots of pics,videos or music you may consider other one as this one only 4gb internal... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr Vitalii
Lovely little phone, reliable, lightweight and a very clear screen.Published 20 months ago by Amazing
Not a good phone. small keyboard. Screen freezes, done all updates and resets, rubbish.Published on 30 Mar. 2015 by Fred