Overview of Sony Xperia U (Black)
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With the Sony Xperia U you have a powerful, yet compact and stylish phone which can be easily personalised. The look of the phone can be instantly changed using exchangeable bottom caps. While the illuminated transparent element changes colour depending on the music album you are viewing or your photos. Customisation doesn’t end there as the Sony Xperia U uses Android 2.3, which enables you to easily change screen layouts and functions.
It is possible to enjoy every detail of your photos and movies with the 3.5” Reality display, which is enhanced by the mobile BRAVIA Engine. Colours are brought to life and images appear crisp and clear. The display additionally features a scratch-resistant and ant-reflection coating to ensure it always viewable.
Quality 3D surround sound is additionally included with the Sony Xperia U. It features the Sony audio technoogy xLoud which improves the loudness and characteristics of your music. You will be able to listen to deep bass and high treble through your earphones for maximum enjoyment.
We all like to capture special moments with our camera and the one included with the Xperia U has fast capture technology. This enables photos to be taken in just over one second from the phone’s sleep mode. It is a 5 megapixel camera so you will get the photo you want to share with friends and family. There is also 720p High Definition video recording for creating great home movies.
A powerful 1GHz dual-core processor has been provided with the Sony Xperia U, so that you experience a fast and smooth user interface. You will be able to enjoy your movies, favourite games and apps without and slowdowns. Web browsing is also enhanced, making it quick and easy to get to websites you enjoy and regularly visit.
Features of Sony Xperia U (Black)
- Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS
- 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance
- 4GB Internal storage for music, photos, videos
- 5MP camera with unique fast capture
- 3D sweep parorama
- Crisp and loud surround sound with xLoud
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G/HSDPA technology
- DLNA compatibility
What's in the box of Sony Xperia U (Black)?
- Sony Xperia U handset
- 1290mAh battery
- 3 pin UK mains adapter
- MicroUSB sync & charge cable
- Black/pink exchangeable caps
- 3.5mm in ear stereo headphones with in line microphone
- 2 x screen protectors (1 applied to the device already)
- Micro SIM to full SIM adapter
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||2.3 Gingerbread (Upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS)|
|Custom Skin||Sony Timescape|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|Capacity||4GB 2GB for apps and app data|
|Resolution||854 x 480 pixels|
|Frequencies||900, 2100 MHz|
|Version||2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|Functions||Advanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.2 Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.0 Handsfree Profile v1.5 Headset Profile v1.1 Object Push Profile v1.1 Phonebook Access Profile v1.0|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis|
|Recording||3GPP, MP4, AMR|
|Near Field Communication|
|Capacity||1320 mAh typical, 1290 mAh minimum|
|GSM||Up to 6 hours 36 minutes|
|3G||Up to 5 hours and 36 minutes|
|GSM||Up to 260 hours|
|3G||Up to 472 hours|
|Dimensions||112 x 54 x 12mm|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
Standard SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Does the phone have Russian language?
Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language
Does the phone have Arabic language?
The menus of the phone can not be set to Arabic, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Arabic characters and the message can be sent in Arabic.
Does the phone have Hebrew language?
The menus of the phone can not be set to Hebrew, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Hebrew characters and the message can be sent in Hebrew.