Sony Xperia U – Buying Advice

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Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U is the entry range dual core phone that borrows its looks from its big brother – Sony Xperia S. The Xperia U was released keeping in mind the mid-range smartphone buyers. The Xperia U has a STE 8500 chipset with a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz. The dual core processor is supported by 512MB RAM and DB8500 GPU which along with the STE 8500 chipset is made by Sony itself. The Xperia U currently runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but Sony has assured that it will be updated to Android 4.0 ICS. There is 5MP camera with AutoFocus and LED flash at the back that can do 720p HD Videos. There is also a front facing VGA camera for video calling. The Xperia U comes with 8GB on-board storage and unfortunately, there is no microSD card slot. The price of Sony Xperia U is Rs16,500.

Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U – Why and Why not?

Why you should get the Sony Xperia U?

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  • Very Stylish – Xperia S like capacitive buttons, replaceable bottom cover and transparent color bar that changes color
  • High Resolution 3.5inch screen with 480 x 854 pixel resolution (280ppi)
  • Front facing VGA camera
  • 1GHz dual core processor with STE U8500 chipset and DB8500 GPU
  • Good 5MP camera with auto-focus, dedicated camera shutter key and LED Flash
  • Good 720p HD Video recording with Image stabilization
  • Android 4.0 ICS Update coming
  • Very good build quality
  • 512MB RAM
  • Excellent Connectivity – 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and microUSB support
  • USB On The Go support
  • Adobe Flash support

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Why you should not get the Sony Xperia U?

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  • Uncovered microUSB port
  • Average browser
  • Jittery web browsing – zooming and panning is not smooth
  • Only 8GB internal storage – Only 4GB USER AVAILABLE
  • No microSD Card support
  • With ICS Update, 512MB may not be sufficient

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Sony Xperia U – Bottomline

The Sony Xperia U brings to the users dual core experience with a limited 512MB RAM at Rs16,500. Xperia U has all round connectivity and a good 5MP camera along with a front facing camera.

Sony Xperia U – Affordable Dual Core experience, but with limited RAM and 4GB Storage space.

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