Dual core smartphones are not really rare these days and almost all the big wig companies have one or the other smartphone model that houses a dual core processor. Well, Sony joined the bandwagon only recently when they launched with the Sony Xperia S, that did decent business and the company seems to attribute the success of the handset to the dual core processor and thus, they have come out with another handset that is equipped with the dual core processor. They have christened this handset Sony Xperia U. The handset is not available in the shops yet, but you have the option of pre-ordering it from the very many online retail outlets that are present in cyberspace.
The Sony Experia U has been priced at R.16,499 on these sites which seems rather nominal for a smartphone with a dual core processor.
The handset was showcased at the MWC 2012 and it managed to garner some interest of the people who attended the event. It was not the only handset to be showcased by Sony as it was accompanied by the Sony Xperia P, which is also a smartphone.
The handset looks quite attractive and the design of the handset is very different from the handsets that are currently available. The handset has the candybar form factor and it is available in a combination of black and yellow or black and pink. Black is the parent colour that has been used and there is a band of yellow or pink at the end of the handset.
Another very outstanding feature of the external appearance of the handset is that there is the ambient illumination of the transparent element design. This makes the phone have a chameleon like characteristic, which means that it changes colour. Also, the colour of the user interface and the art on the display change each time the illumination of the screen changes and this is something that no other phone has has till now.
Features and Specification of the Sony Experia U
The handset has a NovaThor 1GHz dual core processor and it has a 3.5 inch Reality display that has a native resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. The handset is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Apart from this there is 512MB RAM present and the handset has an internal storage capacity of 8GB that seems to be good enough. The downside regarding the memory of the handset is that there is no expandable memory feature as no microSD card slot has been provided.
The Sony Experia U has a 5MP rear facing shooter that has many support features and it is capable of 720p HD video recording, this one feature of the handset is what is most attractive. Also, there is a VGA front facing, secondary camera that will enable the caller to make video calls.
The companies have made the xLOUD surround sound technology integration and thus, the sound quality of the speakers is impeccable. They are perfect for listen to music as well as for speaking on the phone.
Coming to the connectivity options that have been incorported in this handset, there is the A-GPS connectivity that will never let you get lost. Apart from that there is the WiFi with DLNA and hotspot connectivity and a microUSB 2.0 port has been provided as well.
This handset has a rather impressive battery integration for itself. There is a 1320 mAh battery that provides a lot of juice to the handset and it is able to support the handset for up to 260 hours in stanby mode, for 6 hours and 36 minutes in talktime mode and it also enables 45 hours of music play that is clearly incredible.
Being a smarthphone, the battery does not last long and charging at regular intervals is a must, but this does not seem to be the case with this smartphone.
On the whole the handset seems to be a powerhouse of features and when seen in the light of the features that it packs the Sony Xperia U seems to charged reasonably. What still needs to be seen is, whether the handset will actually live up to its expectations or will it just prove to be another mediocre handset that has been released without putting in much thought about its fate. this seems unlikely, but nothing can be said till we have the device in our hands.
The fact that Sony Xperia U is available for pre-order at Rs.16499 is good news in more ways than one as it was expected to be priced much higher that it presently is. If you are impressed with the tech specs of the device then pre-order it and let me know how it is, once you have received it.