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Sony Xperia U

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The smallest member of Sony's 2012 global NXT series sports an iconic design with a see-through, light-up strip near the bottom and user-changeable color caps. Key features include 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, DLNA wireless TV output, and front camera.

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.

Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA / HSPA 14.4  (3G / 4G)
850  Cellular / band 5 (V)  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900  PCS / band 2 (II)  Americas
2100  IMT / band 1 (I)  Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel

GSM  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
 
Americas version
Weight 3.9 oz   (111 g)
Dimensions 4.4" x 2.1" x 0.5"   (112 x 53 x 12.7 mm)
Battery Talk: 6.6 hours max.   (396 minutes)
Standby: 472 hours max.   (19.7 days)
1320 mAh, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels
3.5"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform Android
version 2.3 (upgradeable to 4.0)
Processor 1 GHz ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
dual-core
Memory 4 GB internal storage, raw hardware
4 GB internal storage, available to user
512 MB RAM
SIM card size ?
FCC ID PY7A3880131 » (Approved May 18, 2012)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
NFC -
Ruggedized -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
Alerts
External Display -
Polyphonic Ringtones -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared (IR) -
Mobile Hotspot Yes
PC Sync via Sony PC Companion
SDIO -
USB Speed: 2.0 High Speed
micro-USB connector
Wi-Fi Yes
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 14.4
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys lock, volume, camera on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot -
Messaging
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Yes
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
Music
FM Radio with RDS
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel
LED flash, auto-focus / "3D Sweep" panorama mode, face detection
DLNA Yes
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: VGA
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
Streaming Video YouTube
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: 720p HD
Video Sharing -
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List -
Voice Memo -
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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