Sony Xperia U White Yellow, 8 GB Best Price in India on 26-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Sony Xperia U White Yellow, 8 GB

Detailed Review


The display of this phone possesses 16 colours. This device comes with a TFT LCD display. With the TFT LCD display of Sony Xperia U, you get higher resolution without negotiating on the battery life. You get Scratch-resistant, Screenshot Capturing, Anti-reflection Coating on Mineral Glass, 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 offer. The screen size is normal, but a a size more colossal one would've worked more in your favour. The display sported by Sony Xperia U measures about 3.5 inches. This Sony Xperia U bids sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing experience.


The battery keeps this phone going for 472 hrs (standby time) on 3G network. This device is credited with the typical Li-Ion battery. The battery of this smartphone that bids 6 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a point of apprehension for heavy users. 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. On 2G network, this device manages to offers 260 hrs of standby time.


The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only 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. 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. 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. 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

You get standard accessories such as Battery, Handset, SIM Card Adaptor, Charger, Data Cable, Screen Protector, Additional Cap (White Color) in the box, in addition to the Sony Xperia U. The Sony Xperia U here possesses a White Yellow body. Weighing a moderate 110 g,the phone promises to not weigh down on your pockets. 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. This smartphone, with dimensions of 54x112x12, comes pre-loaded with a number of possesses. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Sony Xperia U possesses a touch screen.


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. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. With a DLNA certification, this device are able to simply be switched on and it is ready for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. The smartphone audio needs are satisfied by the 3.5 mm headphone jack. 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. 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. The sim type contained in this phone is the Single Sim, GSM. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. 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. The Mali 400 MP graphics in this Sony Xperia U enables you to rejoice in your favourite games on the device. Limited data can be stored on the phone conveniently,but not an excessive amount. 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. 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. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists.


The Sony Xperia U assures an excellent performance with its 1 GHz processor frequency. 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. The Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. This device possesses a ARM Cortex-A9 platform processor. With the android operating system,all the latest apps and trends are at your fingertips. 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. 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)

If there is one thing absolutely vital in my smartphone apart from great call management, is it being able to download and edit most email attachments; and much more such as Document Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) present in this device. No point fidgeting with a screen that poses real difficulty both while watching videos and typing on the cramped keyboard, the portability that is offered by the smaller screen seems futile against the little value it offers with respect to functionality. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the Sony Xperia U that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Sony Xperia U is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The size of the Sony Xperia U makes it extremely portable, but with its tiny and cramped keypad it's really not of much use to me. I never let a special occasion pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the Sony Xperia U with good recording features is really good for me. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the Sony Xperia U, however good the other features might be. This seems like a decent storage, however, you might eventually end up deleting few photos and videos to make room for new ones; this technique never worked with me.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. Well, the frequency never bothered me so much with reading, but gaming on this 1 GHz device is a nightmare. Well, gaming on dual core is really bad with numerous hang-ups and extremely slow app load time. I wouldn't recommend such a low RAM even for the most amateur gamer; in fact for anyone. This is a decent storage for my books and few of my apps, but I can't imagine buying a smartphone that can't accommodate my ever-growing gaming library.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 3.5 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Sony Xperia U. I love texting and all my friends too prefer texting over talking, so I find the screen size of the Sony Xperia U very cramped. Yes, 5 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. I can't imagine my smartphone without the secondary camera. I and my friends simply love the selfies and groupies and click hundreds of them. It's too much effort to do it with the main camera, so having a cool front camera is much better; it is more fun to have front camera with higher megapixels. My smartphone should do a lot of things simultaneously and not just basic messaging, emails and browsing. And the 2G network is too slow to do anything more than that. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. With the 8 GB internal storage I have to choose between which music, movies, videos and images to keep or delete from my phone. I hate to do that and hence don't like phones with average internal memory; a bigger storage is more of my style.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Handset Color:White Yellow
Call Features:Conference Call , Hands Free , Loudspeaker , Call Timer , Call Divert
Model Name:Xperia U
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
Model ID:ST25I
In the Box:Battery , Handset , SIM Card Adaptor , Charger , Data Cable , Screen Protector , Additional Cap (White Color)


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


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

Internet & Connectivity

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

Other Features

Sensors:Light Sensor
Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Accelerometer , Compass
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS 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


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


Weight:110 g
Size:54x112x12 mm


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


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
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) , Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Graphics:Mali 400 MP
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:Dual Core