Sony Xperia U arrives at Three in the UK
Impresses with its £170 price tag
Published: 22 May, 2012
Any Sony smartphone fans in the UK can now look to carrier Three to get their Xperia U kicks as it has started selling the device. The U is the smallest sibling of the Xperia family but offers some reasonable hardware for an even more reasonable price. At £169.99 on Pay as You Go the device is bound to find itself a few fans and is even offered for free on a two-year contract. For a sleek looking device such as the U it's a good price and continues a more exciting streak than last year's run of Sony Ericsson devices.
Key features of the U include a 3.5" display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. It's a mixed bag of specs in some respects as while the processor is fast the screen is small and it also offers a fairly meagre 4GB of internal storage. Unfortunately there's no microSD card slot for expansion so users will have to rely on cloud storage for their extra data. In addition to this there's a 5mp camera on the rear and an update to Android 4.0 is expected later this year.
For anyone who finds it an appealing prospect but doesn't fancy getting it from Three the Carphone Warehouse also has it listed on its site where it's available for free on a contract from all the major carriers in the UK.
Speaking of Ice Cream Sandwich updates Sony has been trying to clear up its plans this week for delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xperia S. While the update was originally supposed to reach Xperia S devices in the later part of Q2 reports last week suggested it might be arriving a bit earlier. However Sony has issued a statement clarifying that it will in fact be hitting the handsets later in the second quarter as planned, which points to the end of June.