Friday, May 11, 2012

The Sony Xperia U And The Xperia Sola

Sony introduced their new Xperia line handsets during the recent Mobile World Congress 2012 (Barcelona, Spain). After launching their first Sony only branded handset the Sony Xperia S (Xperia line flagship) last February, Sony decided that it is high-time to introduce the rest of the Xperia Gang (P, U, and Sola) to the whole world. However, in this article we will focus on the Sony Xperia U and the Sony Xperia Sola only.

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As part of Sony's grand plan (designing the Xperia line after the S), the latest Sony handsets are enamored with the famous transparent strip. This alone makes the handset appears as stylish and futuristic looking as the first Sony Xperia handset.

Sony Xperia U
Of the two handsets, the Xperia U is on the petite side (its actual dimensions are 112 x 54 x 12mm). The Xperia Sola is a bit bigger (but slimmer) with its 116 x 59 x 9.9mm dimensions. Surprisingly, the Xperia U weighs more at 110 grams than the Xperia Sola. It weighs in at 107 grams only. Now, not only is that latter slimmer, it is also lighter than the petite Xperia U.

The Xperia U comes in with a 3.5" LED-backlit LCD display screen (with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels), while the Xperia Sola comes in with a 3. 7" Capacitive touch screen (with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels). They both have the same screen resolution, but the Xperia Sola's screen is a bit bigger than its sibling.

The Xperia U's bottom caps are interchangeable while the other one is fixed. You can personalize this handset to your heart's content. Even the phone's screen color can change as well. This is probably the phone's magic weapon. On the other hand, the Xperia Sola boasts the latest Floating Touch technology by Sony. With this, you will be able to navigate the phone's browser without even touching the phone's screen. Sounds cool? It is super cool! But the only drawback is that the said feature is limited to the phone's browser only. Well, Sony made a promise that soon enough they will try to make the said feature work outside the phone's browser.

Sony Xperia Sola
Both of these handsets are packed with a 5MP Shutters with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and they both have an LED flash. They both ship with Android Gingerbread. But Sony promises an upgrade to the latest Android Iteration the Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.

The Sony Xperia U is now available, while the Sony Xperia Sola is expected to be out on the market by second quarter of this year.

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