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Sony Xperia U smartphone down to £121

Rarely does a brand-new dual-core smartphone cost so little. The Sony Xperia U, which was only launched in February 2012 at MWC in Barcelona, is now available from only £121 from Virgin Media on PAYG. The deal not only includes £10 top up but also 12 months’ worth of free data allowance - that’s 1GB of data per month and worth £60 on its own.

The phone is the first to feature an ST-Ericsson dual-core system-on-chip, the Novathor U8500, which is clocked at 1GHz. It also has a 3.5in 854 x 480 pixel display, which yields one of the highest pixel densities among mainstream devices on the UK market.

Other features include 512MB of RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a rear 5-megapixel camera and a front VGA one, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 8GB of onboard storage and a tiny body.

The only two issues with the smartphone are the facts that it doesn’t have an expansion slot and that it is locked to Virgin Mobile.

You can read our review of the Sony Xperia U smartphone here

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