The viciously successful Sony manufacturer unveiled its Xperia P and U recently, which are two new members of the NXT series. The first model is the Xperia S which is already available. The two new kids in the series have taken the technology of the Xperia S and ran with it, with things such as the translucent ring or the unibody (aluminium and plastic).
What about the Xperia U “Bravia Engine” 3.5-inch
It is equipped with a “Bravia Engine” screen which shows an impressive definition of 854 x 480 pixels. Inside there is the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chip with dual-core running at 1 GHz. Added to this there is 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage.
The advances in technology that are housed in this machine are unbelievable. Where only a few years ago, the idea of a duel core hand held device running so fast were unreal, and that only 15 years ago may personal computers did not have 4GB of memory. The screen borrows from the Bravia tech (same as the TVscreens) and offers a frighteningly high picture quality.
The Xperia U has a photo / video sensor with 5 megapixel tech as standard. This is better than most lower priced hand held cameras. The camera is mounted on the back for convenience and will be able to record video in 720p. This is more than enough for posting a decent web video.
The high tech fusion does not stop there, because Sony has also crammed in an accelerometer, a digital compass, an ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. The ambient light sensor measures both the light amount and colour around you and then compensates with the way it displays the screen. So if it is sunset and the surrounding light is gloomy and orange, then your screen will adjust for its best performance. If you are in broad daylight or under a house light, then the screen will adjust to save your battery power.
They have also made the Xperia U more compact and light weight. It only measures 112 x 54 x 12mm and weighs 110 grams. It is currently only going to be available in two colours, namely white and black.
As you may expect, it also has integrated Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a HSPA modem (14.4 Mbps). Sony have included a fairly powerful battery at 1320 mAh and this gives enough power to allow a range of 6:36 for voice or 5:36 for web via 3G.
What about the Xperia P touch screen 4-inch
The Xperia P features a touch screen 4-inch range with “WhiteMagic”. White-Magic is the recent technological advance where the manufacturer adds a fourth sub-pixel “white” giving far better brightness. The definition on this model has been ramped up to 960 x 540 pixels.
Within this mammoth of technical engineering there is a SoC ST-Ericsson’s U8500 NovaThor with two cores clocked at 1 Ghz. The flash storage capacity is a whopping 16 GB. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a HSPA modem to 14.4 Mbps.
An NFC chip is installed as an optical sensor of 8 megapixels in the back of the handset. It will be able to record video in Full HD 1080p. There are also proximity sensors, ambient light, accelerometer a digital compass and for some reason a gyroscope. It is not very often that you will need the device to be launched into the air on a regular basis, so a gyroscope may seem a little like overkill, but it is actually a massive part of the device. It allows you to touch the screen with more than one finger, allowing you to zoom in and out by sliding two fingers.
The dimensions of the Xperia P are 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm and it weighs 120 grams. A docking station named “SmartDock” has two USB 2.0 ports and a mini HDMI output, so you can attach it to other devices for a larger media solution.