Sony Xperia U Black Pink, 8 GB Best Price in India on 21-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Sony Xperia U Black Pink, 8 GB

Detailed Review


With the TFT LCD display of Sony Xperia U, you get higher resolution without negotiating on the battery life. This device is furnished with a TFT LCD display. This Sony Xperia U bids sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing experience. You get Screenshot Capturing, Anti-reflection Coating on Mineral Glass, Scratch-resistant, Mobile Bravia Engine possesses in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. This smartphone has a resolution of 854x480 pixels to present. The display of this phone possesses 16 colours. The screen size is normal, but a a size more colossal one would've worked more in your favour. The Sony Xperia U flaunts a display of 8.89 cms; approximately 3.5 inches.


The battery of this smartphone that bids 6 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a point of apprehension for heavy users. The battery bids 260 hrs of standby time on 2G network. This device is credited with the typical Li-Ion battery. With the battery life of 5 hours of talk time, you might need to take up a cautious note while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. This phone clocks in 472 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario.


The quality of your images and videos does not rely solely on megapixels. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera. Cutting on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 5 pixels and that it equips a recording mode of Yes, 1280 x 720. If you are one of those selective bunch of people who remained unfazed by the selfie storm, then the basic Yes, 0.3 MP front camera in this smartphone will not sway your choice. As a bonus to that, the LED provides awe-inspiring results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away.

General Features

It promises to not weigh down on your pockets with a moderate weight of 110 g. The Sony Xperia U here possesses a Black Pink body. You get standard accessories such as Screen Protector, SIM Card Adaptor, Handset, Additional Cap (White Color), Charger, Battery, Data Cable in the box, in addition to the Sony Xperia U. This smartphone, with dimensions of 54x112x12, comes pre-loaded with a number of possesses. If your smartphone is the saving grace of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) of the Sony Xperia U will definitely simplify and order your professional activities. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Sony Xperia U possesses a touch screen.


The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. The smartphone audio needs are satisfied by the 3.5 mm headphone jack. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. This phone is furnished with a Single Sim, GSM. With a DLNA certification, this device are able to simply be switched on and it is ready for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. Whether it is about at par is credited with or advanced is credited with like Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert, this Sony Xperia U smartphone is created with all such is credited with in it. If you mostly use your device for at par purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should meet requirements. Save up on heavy 3G and 4G data charges by playing safe with the at par 2G connectivity offered by this smartphone. A higher network type are able to result in increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision. This phone increases efficiency by assisting like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication.


Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will do the trick. Even when your phone stores all your favourite songs, some change in your set playlists is always welcome , and Multimedia FM will come to your rescue. The Mali 400 MP graphics in this Sony Xperia U enables you to rejoice in your favourite games on the device. With the xLOUD Audio Filter Technology, 3D Surround Sound possesses of the Sony Xperia U, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music. Limited data have the flexibility to be stored on the phone conveniently,but not an excessive amount. If you only plan to stick with the Sony Xperia U for basic functions, then the internal storage of 8 GB shouldn't be questionable.


This device possesses a ARM Cortex-A9 platform processor. If you value your phone's battery life more than speed, then processors with high frequencies and multiple cores may not be the optimal option for you, even though they are the trend today. So, if you don't stick with your phone to handle many things at once, and would like to just stick with one task or function at a time, then this smartphone, which caters to you Dual Core processor, would be just the phone for you. You can avoid heating up your phone from over-usage and in a like manner save on its energy throughout the day by not overloading it with too many running apps, and completing just one task at a time. Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Sony Xperia U bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would endure longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most popular apps are satisfied by the Sony Xperia U without any hindrance. This smartphoneruns on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. This Sony Xperia U possesses a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) and much more, just like the Sony Xperia U. Although the Sony Xperia U might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Xperia U, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Xperia U is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Xperia U as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. I never like choosing between my collection of images for deleting and clearing storage, so this Sony Xperia U is definitely not preferred by me.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Xperia U is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. The frequent lags and sluggish loading of games of the dual core processor drives me up the wall. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I can't buy a smartphone that has no storage available for my huge collection of games, even if it can accommodate all my ebooks and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Xperia U was its 3.5 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Xperia U is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 5 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. Lower internal storage like 8 GB makes me chose which movies, music, images and videos to keep or delete from your phone. A larger internal storage suits me more than average internal memory as I hate deleting my smartphone content due to memory issues.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Black Pink
Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Call Features:Conference Call , Hands Free , Loudspeaker , Call Timer , Call Divert
Model Name:Xperia U
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Screen Protector , SIM Card Adaptor , Handset , Additional Cap (White Color) , Charger , Battery , Data Cable


Sound Enhancement:xLOUD Audio Filter Technology
Sound Enhancement:3D Surround Sound
Video Player:Yes , Supports MP4 , WMV , 3GPP , H.263 , H.264 , HD
Music Player:Yes , Supports eAAC , MP3 , WAV


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , 3D Sweep Panorama , Geo-tagging , Touch Focus , Face and Smile Detection , Image Stabilization , Self Timer , Image Editor
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 16x
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:5 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 0.3 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
Internet Features:Email
EDGE:Yes , 296 kbps
GPRS:Yes , 107 kbps
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 14.4 Mbps HSDPA , 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Light Sensor
Sensors:Accelerometer , Proximity Sensor , Compass
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Google Sync , Facebook , Gmail , Google Calendar , Google Gallery 3D , Google Voice Search , Google Talk with Video Chat , Twitter , NeoReader , Android Market , Google Lattitude , News and Weather , YouTube , Instant Messaging
Additional Features:TrackID Music Recognition , Alarm Clock , Calendar , Screen Lock , Flight Mode , Animated Wallpaper , Equalizer , LCD Backlight , Voice Recognition , Wisepilot , Internal Phone Storage: 8GB (Up to 4GB User-accessible Memory) , Calculator , Predictive Text Input , Voice Input


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:110 g
Size:54x112x12 mm


Display Resolution:854x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Screenshot Capturing , Anti-reflection Coating on Mineral Glass , Scratch-resistant , Mobile Bravia Engine
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:3.5 inches


Talk Time (2G):6 hrs
Talk Time (3G):5 hrs
Standby Time (2G):260 hrs
Standby Time (3G):472 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1320 mAh

Memory And Storage

RAM:0.512 GB
Internal:8 GB
User Memory:4 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
Graphics:Mali 400 MP
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) , Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:Dual Core