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Excellent user friendly features
The Sony Xperia U was released worldwide in May 2012, making an end to the craving of smartphone-enthusiasts in Asia and particularly in Malaysia. It is the smallest and yet the comparably elegant of the Sony Xperia family. People are big fans designs and Sony Xperia has it all. One can easily hold and use it quite comfortably in one hand. Its small size also allows its users to comfortably fit it in their pockets.
Its 3.5-inch Reality Display screen and a scratch-resistant glass is quite appealing. Sony Xperia U has a unique design that is augmented with a transparent plastic strip that acts as the information and a light-up panel. This is a perfect guide to the Android newcomers when navigating the through its applications. These buttons are, from left to right, Back, Home and Menu; some user friendly features for any phone. It has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus, 16x digital zoom, HD video recording (720p) and video chat standard Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia U was designed to host an Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) which is upgradable to up to v4.0. The powerful features of the Xperia U is its 1Ghz Dual Core Processor, the 8 GB Internal memory (4 GB user-accessible/512 MB RAM) 3.5-inch Reality Display, 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED Flash and a Multi Touch Scratch-resistant glass.
Small with Elegant Design!
The Xperia U is small but solid with an attractive black casing offering much the same in balance and build quality. Not to mention its stylish three capacitive touch buttons beneath the display, indicated by tiny silvery dots for user-friendly capability with style. Its size fits the hand well, making it quite easy to use with one hand. In addition, it has a comfortable and a luxurious soft-touch plastic. All told, though, the Xperia U is both a fun and capable handset; it also packs all the essential performance that is worthy keeping an eye on.
Superior than other smartphones!
Yes, aside from its cheaper price, the Sony Xperia U has an edge over other smartphones, let’s say if we compare it with the Samsung Galaxy W. Sony Xperia U has a better LED-backlit that makes its screen to look even nicer. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy W which has 480 x 800 pixels and ~252 ppi pixel density only, the Sony xperia u has 480 x 854 pixels which translate to ~ 280 ppi pixel densities. You can share music, video and photos with other DLNA devices such as LED/LCD TV among others. The other good thing about this product is the 4GB storage which is way better than the Samsung Galaxy W's 1.7GB.
Should you consider ordering one now?
If you are living in Malaysia and a fanatic of smartphones yet hesitant of their over-rated prices or just simply out of budget to afford some, I highly recommend that you save it for Sony Xperia U. The phone may not be flawless but it is the best offer around with an edge over other smartphones, it will surely make every drop of penny worthwhile with only just RM 899. This is a very reasonable price for such a functionally competitive smartphone. You can find this phone from local merchants from your area or you can check on the net where you can find better deals.
Sony Xperia prices in Malaysia
The Xperia U has the best offer when it comes to affordability. It tops the cheapest summit of Sony Android smartphones, it is a modest quality package for the android modern smartphones. You cannot find an economy and quality phone in the smartphone industry and particularly in Malaysia that can compare with the Xperia U. In Malaysia, the prices of the Sony Xperia u are also suited for everyone including those who want to experience the bliss of having a smartphone but have a limited financial capacity to buy one. All-in-all, Sony Xperia U is the cheapest yet affordable and equally excellent of all smartphones. Today, all Android lovers can actually find cheap smart phone in the sony Xperia U. It's a cheap, cute and cheerful smartphone provided the user is not too demanding.
Pros and Cons
- Dual-core power in a pocket-friendly package
- Rock-solid build
- High-quality camera for quality pictures
- It has deep Facebook integration and supports Adobe Flash 11
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- The Snazzy colored mood lights that changes on the transparent stripe that depending on screen content
- The replaceable cap at the bottom enables easy customization
- Some of its competitors are even slimmer
- It has limited storage with no expansion options
- It has no Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Not everyone will dig the mood lighting
- It has no SD Card Slot