Sony Xperia U vs Motorola Razr Maxx: Which One Would You Buy?
Sony Xperia U vs Motorola Razr Maxx: Which One Would You Buy?

Sony has unveiled its newest additions to the Xperia NXT series - Xperia U in February. The smartphone comes with 3D surround sound and a Reality Display powered by Mobile Bravia engine. The device is now available for purchase at Three UK.

On the other hand, the Motorola Razr Maxx is a power-packed smartphone which touts a powerful battery. It is made of DuPont Kevlar fiber and Corning Gorilla glass. It comes pre-loaded with a free MotoCast app which allows you to stream music, pictures and documents from any place and anytime, while the Smart Actions app will automate and optimise tasks every day.

Check out how the specs of Sony Xperia U do against Motorola Razr Maxx:


The Sony's Xperia U comes with an LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The 3.5in screen offers multi-touch functionality and covers scratch-resistant glass. It includes Sony Mobile Bravia engine and TimeScape User Interface.

In comparison, the The Razr Maxx touts a Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The 4.3in screen incorporates a Corning Gorilla Glass that defends the screen from everyday wear and tear.


The Xperia U is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU and STE U8500 chispet. It includes DB8500 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

In contrast, the Razr Maxx is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU.


The Xperia U has a rear-facing camera of five megapixel with auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilisation. It offers video recording of 720p and a secondary VGA camera.

The Razr Maxx boasts an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilisation. Users can capture video of 1080p. It offers a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixel.

Operating System

Both the Razr Maxx and Xperia U run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The smartphones could be upgraded to Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.


The Xperia U has an internal storage of 4GB and 512MB RAM, whereas the Razr Maxx comes with an onboard storage of 16GB and 1GB RAM. In addition, it has a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.


Both smartphones feature Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot and DLNA. The Xperia U offers support to Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR, while the Razr Maxx provides Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DO, LE and EDR.


The Sony smartphone comes with a Li-Ion 1320mAh standard battery. It allows for stand-by time of up to 260 hours on 2G and 42 hours on 3G networks. It offers talk time of up to six hours 36 minutes on 2G and five hours 36 minutes on 3G networks.

In comparison, the Razr Maxx packs Li-Ion 3300mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 17.6 hours and stand by time of up to 607 hours.


Considering all the specs of both smartphones, the Motorola Razr Maxx is a clear winner. The device, sim-free, is available in the UK for £424.97 (inc VAT) according to ITProPortal.