As announced by Sony, Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U are now available unlocked in the Sony online store and Newegg.com. The prices range from $559.99 for Sony Xperia S, through $479.99 for Xperia P to $299.99 for Xperia U. All models are available without long term contract and are compatible with any GSM service provider. Here is a quick snapshot of the three Sony’s smartphones.
The Sony Xperia S sports a 4.3-inch touch screen HD Reality Display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution and Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 12-megapixel camera, which allows to record 1080p videos and taking amazing photos even in low light conditions, as well as a 720p HD front-facing camera. The storage of up to 32 GB offers plenty of space and combined a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor with 1GB of RAM guarantees efficient functioning.
The users of Sony Xperia P can enjoy a 4-inch 960 x 540-pixel touch screen display with WhiteMagic screen technology, which makes it much easier to use outdoors, two cameras: one for taking 8-megapixel photos and a front-facing one for video chats and a storage which can be expanded up to 16 GB. 1GB of RAM is accompanied by dual-core STE U8500 processor clocked at 1GHz.
The features of Sony Xperia U include: 3.5-inch touch screen display with an 854 x 480-pixel resolution, clear 3D surround sound thanks to xLOUD technology, a dual-core STE U8500 processor clocked at 1GHz with 512MB of RAM on board and internal storage of 8GB.
All of the phones are equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which, as the Sony assures, will be available for upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Interested? Well, although the Ice Cream Sandwich updates are on their way it may be too late. Android fans are already waiting for the latest operating system – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to Android smartphones.
Lastly, all the Sony Xperia phones are compatible only with AT&T’s 3G high speed network. Unfortunately, T-Mobile’s users looking for fast internet on-the-go should re-think purchasing Xperias twice since the devices will offer them only slow 2G EDGE data.