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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of SONY GPS NV-U73TW Europa. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the maps and route planning.

usability, performance, screen, price, reliability

durability, route planning, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the SONY GPS NV-U73TW Europa is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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SONY NV-U73T 4.3" 4.3" Portable Navigation System


We had to rely on paper maps or we would have went very far out of the way in several instances.

Great screen, good user interface, good voice guide

Poor routing. Tries to make you take business loops. Some new roads are missing. The search function won't find roads with spaces. I needed Longshore Dr and in the unit it was spelled incorrectly as Long Shore Dr. I never did find it till I got home...

Jul, 2008

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Works good


99.9% I buy from newegg. I love the service and the price. But ABC warehouse had this on sale for $219.00. Got it yesterday. No problems with getting a satellite connection. Good street recognition. Easy to set up. The TMC antenna is external but not...

Had to order a updated map and firmware update from sony. Free of charge but it is a week away. Can't download

Jul, 2008

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Not Bad


It's a pretty decent. I wish the antenna cable was shorter instead of having it go to the end of the windshield. I just used a few zip ties to bundle the wire and placed the antenna directly behind the unit instead of the end of the windshield.

Bright screen and great colors. Pretty accurate with directions (at times). Has most new locations loaded which is great because I live in new development. Suction cup mount is awesome. It pronounces the street names pretty well. Auto dimming is cool...

Not really a con but I wish it had an internal antenna, but I knew what I was getting into. Takes a few minutes for it to get satellite signals

Apr, 2008

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Just reach faster then.... ”


Used this product for 3 months, got very little good use out of it. Took too long to find address, very slow responding, had to find directions without it. Screen was not responding appropriately, had to press a little too hard in times due to it...

Jan, 2010

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A marriage saver! ”


Thank goodness for this Sony Nav-U GPS unit!  My husband and I buy and sell antiques and collectibles, and to restock our inventory, we frequently go to early morning estate sales and auctions in areas that we are not familiar with.  We program in our...

Sep, 2009

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Sony NV-U73T is dependable and accurate. ”


Satellite acquisition is near instant, and route calculation is fast. It is accurate and the lane advisor is a big help in WV where lanes just disappear.  Route selection isn't perfect but it's quick to recalculate if you go off course.  The screen is...

Oct, 2008

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The touchsreen will break, EASILY. Sent the unit to be repaired and I was told they didn't have the parts to repair the unit.

Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Simple Controls

Acquires Satellites Slowly, Cannot repair broken unit, Flimsy Mounting

Sep, 2008

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Not Impressed


Dissappointed with SONY...Need to probably stop making GPS and let Garmin,Magellan etc do the job...

Easy Menus

Acquires Satellites Slowly, Bulky, Complicated Controls, Flimsy Mounting, Short Battery Life

Aug, 2008

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Sony U73T: Don't buy it!


I just bought the Sony U73T GPS/Navigation system from a local Radio Shack store. I walked in the store without a clue about GPS system. I didn't consult anyone nor read reviews online. I just want an easy use GPS system, so that I would not stop at...

"Easy To Set Up"

"Inaccurate","Complicated Controls"

Aug, 2008

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DOA no sound


No sounds, nothing. However,screen looked great.

Difficult Menus

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Traveling to your favorite destinations has never been this easy. The nav-u portable satellite navigation system has a sleek, 4.3" touch-panel widescreen display and can be easily mounted in almost any vehicle. The brilliant, high-contrast full-color graphical interface is also intuitive and fun to use. Whether it's a trip across town or cross-country road trip, the nav-u satellite navigation system makes the perfect travel companion. The NV-U73T comes pre-loaded with Map Content covering the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Enjoy powerful, portable navigation out of the box! With a touchscreen comes control via simple, on-screen finger movements. Commonly used commands such as 'take me home' may be accessed by gesturing an inverted 'V' on the screen versus paging through numerous menu screens. Step away from standard GPS mapping and towards a more complete navigation solution. Real Time Traffic Information radio reception allows the NV-U71T to constantly monitor relevant traffic conditions and automatically re-route you around trouble spots!

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display number of colors:32768 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:890
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony


Map view options:3D


Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRF III
Internal memory:2048

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:890
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Built-in processor:Intel PXA270
Processor:Intel PXA270
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:Intel PXA270


Bundled software:NAVTEQ

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Number of Waypoints:Y

Weight & Dimensions