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Sony NV-U74T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony NV-U74T. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the maps.

screen, design, performance, usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Sony NV-U74T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony NV-U74T from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the price and maps. The screen and performance also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the size.

design, performance, screen, maps, price


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony NVU74T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic and Text-to-Speech

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: johnegillliam (

Best Gps for the money


I spent about two week looking for a good gps that would not break my bank and still have good features and technical support. I bought a Mio 200, Magellan 4250- refurbished, and Navigon 2000s and returned them all. This Sony unit was the best purchase...

price,great poi seaches,updates from sony

Documentation on use is bad ; Have to read detailed user guide and play with the unit to get to the advance ; features ; Menus and interface could be better

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: leishirsute (

A big screen doesn't make a good product


I was given it as a gift but would never buy one because it appears Sony just tossed this product out in the market place with no real intention of supporting it with software and map upgrades.

Big screen ; Lots of potential to be a good product

No map updates available ; Roads already not present on the current map ; This new product is already outdated with no ability to upgrade the map

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: cdedwardspt (

can't believe Sony put this on the!


not yet perfected, not up to Sony standards, zero battery life...returned it for a Garmin....maybe the next generation from Sony will be sister received the Sony as a gift also with the same issues and problems...she is returning hers for a...

nice screen, nice POI though out of date, nice volume and clarity, great suction cup,helpful software, great at calculating speed very accurately

way off on distances, odd, out of the way directions, nice, but Sony customer service not able to help, no map updates, map very out of date - my section of my neighborhood is about 5 years old, but not in the system

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: mrswalker731 (

Sophisticated GPS - no cartoons here ”


We purchased this GPS system several years ago and have been very pleased with it.  It is very simple to use.  I like that when you are typing in a city it will provide suggestions after you type the first couple of letters, so you do not have to type...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Never miss a turn. This nav-u portable satellite navigation system comes equipped with a 4.3" touch-screen display, real-time traffic reports and Bluetooth wireless technology for handsfree phone calls. Go beyond basic navigation with the NV-U74T nav-u portable satellite navigation system. Boasting an elegant design, the easy-to-read, 4.3" touch-screen display clearly maps your route, while Bluetooth handsfree calling lets you stay focused on the road. This GPS device gives you powerful, portable navigation right out of the box. Avoid congested roads with real time traffic information, which seamlessly offers re-route options.


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony