Sony Xperia U

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Key Specs
  • Display 3.50-inch (480x854)
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
  • Front Camera 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera 5MP
  • RAM 512MB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 1320mAh
  • OS Android 2.3
Market StatusReleased
Release DateMay 2012

Sony Xperia U Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good display
  • Snappy and responsive
  • Bad
  • Limited storage
  • Not one of the best 5 MP cameras

Post a separation from Ericsson, Sony seems to be eyeing the smartphone market with a new vigour and enthusiasm. Sony has recently launched three mid-range Android devices in the Indian market - Sony Xperia P, Sony Xperia Sola and Sony Xperia U. Price at Rs. 17,399, Sony Xperia U may be the cheapest of the three handsets but when compared to other similarly priced smartphones, will it be able to make a mark or fizzle out? We will find in this review.

Hardware/ Design
In terms of the design, Sony Xperia U looks quite similar to Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia S but draws more resemblance to the latter. It sports a 3.5-inch screen with 854x480p resolution. Just below the screen are the three standard Android touch buttons for back, home and menu.

Sony Xperia U Summary

Sony Xperia U mobile was launched in May 2012. The phone comes with a 3.50-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 480x854 pixels at a pixel density of 280 pixels per inch (ppi). Sony Xperia U is powered by a 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 processor. It comes with 512MB of RAM. The Sony Xperia U runs Android 2.3 and is powered by a 1320mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia U on the rear packs 5-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia U is based on Android 2.3 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage. The Sony Xperia U is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts a Micro-SIM card. The Sony Xperia U measures 112.00 x 54.00 x 12.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 110.00 grams. It was launched in Black and White colours.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia U include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v2.10, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 6th July 2022, Sony Xperia U price in India starts at Rs. 4,990.

Sony Xperia U Price in India

Sony Xperia U price in India starts from ₹ 4,990. The lowest price of Sony Xperia U is ₹ 4,990 at Amazon on 6th July 2022.

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Sony Xperia U Full Specifications

Alternate names ST25i, ST25a
Brand Sony
Model Xperia U
Price in India ₹4,990
Release date May 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 112.00 x 54.00 x 12.00
Weight (g) 110.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1320
Removable battery Yes
Colours Black, White
Screen size (inches) 3.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x854 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 280
Processor 1GHz dual-core
Processor make ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 0.3-megapixel
Operating system Android 2.3
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 2.10
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia U User Review and Ratings

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  • good product
    Sony Xperia U St25i (Sep 13, 2013) on Amazon
    My sony xperia u st25i is great I love it. Good packaging and delivered on time. The phone works great only thing is it get really heated up easily. Got an extra changeable bottom cap too. Yeay!!
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  • Tammappa gkl
    Chandu (Oct 8, 2015) on Amazon
    This phone is looking small and very beautiful and also great experience with phone. I love so much Sony experia u st25i u have roccccccccccc
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  • Nice
    Dr Waseem (Jul 5, 2014) on Amazon
    Good mobile...
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  • Mini World
    Shankar (Dec 13, 2013) on Amazon
    I can say its Awesome. Sound Clarity is good, Display is ultimate. I can say its a mini world. Xperia Rocxxxxx
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  • No words than Awesome
    Suresh, Cochin (Dec 3, 2013) on Amazon
    Everything was great. Packing, price (Lower than the lowest), Shipping, Product Description... Everything was SuperbThanks Amazon. I love it and i recommend it.
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  • Thank you :)
    Anurag Gupta (Feb 17, 2014) on Amazon
    Well packed... just use different courier service... it is bringing bad name for your quality service...Rest abt phone...this phone is just amazing!!! :) :)
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  • Colour Option Query
    Sanket Mahapatra (May 31, 2014) on Amazon
    Anyone can please tell me that what does it mean Black-White? Here they are talking about that bottom cap colours or back battery cover colours?Because I want to buy pure black with black and white bottom caps colours options.
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    Menon Manjesh (Nov 22, 2013) on Amazon
    Xperia U is a good phone but not a gr8 device when we compared with other xperia devices coming with these price range..Pros:1. Sharp display, 480x854 px (good clear screen)2. Responsive touch screen3. High resolution camera 5MP with flash and has a front camera4. HD video recording 720p @30fps5. High Internal Memory, 8 GB; install more and more applications and games6. 1 GHz Dual Core processor7. Faster download speed; 14.4 Mbps8. Support DLNACONS:1. Memory card not supported; its a major fault by sony2. small display; 3.5" is not enough for this price range3. RAM is small; 512 MB RAM is not good for smooth multitasking4. Short battery capacity.5. xperia U is coming out of the box with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is not acceptable with this price. WE CAN UPGRADE IT TO android 4.0 ICS, upgrade to Jellybean is not available is also not goodin my view, xperia u is a good device but we can get other xperia devices like xperia M in this price range with much more good features.. THINK AND BUY...
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  • Three Stars
    Krishna Kiran Annamaneni (Aug 12, 2014) on Amazon
    not as expected. it hangs frequently.if you are a sony lover, then go for it
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  • One Star
    Niteesh Patial (May 22, 2015) on Amazon
    waste of money...dnt ever think of buying this fone.... worst fone ever...!!!
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