Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia U vs Amazon Kindle Fire

Sony Xperia U
sony xperia u
Amazon Kindle Fire
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Amazon
Announced February 2012 September 2011
Status Available - May 2012 Available - November 2011
Colors Black, White/ exchangeable bottom caps in white, black, pink, ye Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 112 x 54 x 12 mm
(4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 in)
190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
(7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 in)
Weight 110 g (3.88 oz) 413 g (14.57 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST25iHSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST25a N/A
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, STE U8500 [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4430 [Similar]
GPU Mali-400MP [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible) 8 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (280 ppi) [Similar] 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 55.77% 60.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes no

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] N/A [Similar]
Flash LED flash N/A
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization N/A
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, video light N/A
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] N/A [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 107 kbps No
Edge Up to 296 kbps No
3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support No
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible), 512 MB RAM 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage No No
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1320 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by Up to 260 h (2G)
Up to 472 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 6 h 36 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 36 min (3G)