The Sony Xperia U on 3
Why we like it
- Mobile Bravia gives your videos impressive clarity
- 5 megapixel camera with full HD video
- xLoud loudness enhancement and 3D surround sound
- Personalise your phone with exchangeable bottom caps
The smallest of Sony's new Xperia lineup, the 3 Sony Xperia U is a fun and funky compact smartphone with customisable colours and some seriously cool lights features. Completely different to anything else out there, this little firecracker really stands out from the crowd!
The first thing you notice about the Xperia U is the awesome LED light display along the bottom. Not only does this light up to give you alerts, but it changes colour depending on what's on-screen! That's right - as if by magic, the illuminated strip will glow with whatever vibrant shade best matches your activities of the moment.
Although the most impressive, this isn't the only fun feature of the Xperia U. The bottom section of the casing can be removed and switched with one of a different colour, so you choose! Customisability is the name of the game with this phone - there are loads of options and settings to play with to make your mobile really work for you and your lifestyle. Facebook fiend? Integrate your social network with your phone so that you see exactly the updates you want. Or, whatever your taste in music and films, you'll love the compatibility with Sony's Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited technology.
This being Sony, the Xperia U is also just a really good smartphone. Incredibly small and light, with a good-sized 3.5-inch screen, the display is clear and bright, the touchscreen responsive and everything you might want to do is achievable with minimum hassle.
A fun phone that's serious about quality, the Three Sony Xperia U is a unique smartphone that ticks all the boxes!
|Size and Weight|
|Dimensions||112 x 54 x 12 mm|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Screen size||3.5 inches|
|Pixel count||5 megapixels|
|Secondary Camera||0.3 megapixels|
|Memory and Software|
|Internal memory||4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM|
|Memory card slot|
|Operating system||Android 2.3|
|Processor||Dual core, 1000 MHz, STE U8500|
|Max. stand-by||260 hours|
|Max. talk time||6.6 hours|
|Music and Video|
|3G||HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|USB||USB 2.0 client, 480Mbit/s micro-USB|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA|
|Works in Europe|
|Works in the Americas|
|Ambient light sensor|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|