Sony XPERIA U review
The Sony Xperia U is a compact but fully featured and deceptively powerful smartphone. Its 3.5ins touchscreen display makes this the smallest of the new range of Sony Xperia devices. It is affordable too but that doesn’t mean it scrimps on portable performance, so you can enjoy the jaw-dropping detail that you get with a display powered by Sony Bravia technology. You’ll have easy access to your favourite movies to watch on the go thanks to the Video Unlimited app which comes already installed, while the xLoud loudness enhancement gives the speaker a cinematic edge with 3D surround sound and you’ll enjoy boosted bass and enhanced treble through your headphones. You’ll also have access to Music Unlimited letting you stream your choice of millions of songs over 3G or Wi-Fi, while access to 50GB of free cloud storage through Box means you’ll have plenty of room to store your own movies, tracks and photographs.
You can capture your own photos in a snap with the 5MP camera complete with fast capture technology, which is picture perfect in any light conditions, or record your own video in full HD with this the ideal portable film-making device. The Xperia U is yours to make your own thanks to the distinctive interchangeable bottom cap, whether you want to add a flash of bright colour or even colour-changing transparent effects which match your photos and choices of music. Stay up to date with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system helping to keep everything running smoothly, while the 1GHz dual core processor lets you browse, stream, update or download at high speed.