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Sony Xperia U User Reviews

9 Based on 12 Reviews

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Internet9.3/10
Call quality9.3/10
Battery8.7/10
Reception9.3/10
Display9.3/10
Build quality8.7/10
Text input8.3/10
Everyday usage9/10
UI speed9/10
Camera8.3/10
Multimedia9.3/10

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AhmadAyed
posted on 04 Nov 2013, 05:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

6

was good but now too bad

AhmadAyed has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

once i bought it i was satisfied, but by time i get bored of this phone, lags often, heats fastly, bad camera, bad reception, and somtimes get crazy !!!!!!!!!!!


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Build quality 7/10
Reception 6/10
Call quality 6/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 5/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 6/10
Text input 5/10
Display 6/10
Battery 4/10

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popeha
posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:43 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

9

Fantastic phone

popeha has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

the display is amazing ... dual core processor makes the phone very fast ... the sound not high but accepted .. camera is nice for 5MP .... high pixel density makes the display amazing ... the battery has a good life time ..... it's overall a very nice phone :)

Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • dual core processor
  • high pixel density & resolution

Cons

  • lack of memory card slot
  • 512 RAM
  • display not big enough

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Chinmay22
posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

10

Very Good phone........

Chinmay22 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

A power packed small phone with great looks and ui....display is superb,camera good,illuminating bar excellent,battery average..android 4.0.4 runs quite well without any lags..dual core processor works well..and offcorse graphics r best...

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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punisherftw
posted on 21 Jul 2012, 02:47 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

9

Beauty and Performance, Best mid range smartphone

punisherftw has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Xperia U has been with me for more than3 weeks. Looks like a practical midrange phone. Never hanged or caused a problem. The Photo and video quality at first was so bad but after an update it rectified.

Pros: It is very fast and response is excellent.
Display quality is excellent.
Comparatively slim and light and stays flat in your pocket (not slim and light as the Ray)
Matte finished back cover helps to get grip
Browsing web is a joy
Wifi and blutooth are very good
Video quality after the software update became very impressive
Very good photo quality
Impressive battery life (roughly 12 to 15 hrs for avg users)
3g network, video calling and browsing is impressive.
Satisfied with front camera

Cons: The glassy front portion tends to get finger prints and grease
The LED light has no notification function in the stock poduct. You havw to install it from the google play market. (free)
The 2 stage camera button needs some skill to operate. But it is manageable.
No infinite menu slide like samsung galaxy family. You have to install in separately.
Last but not the least- no SD card slot. only 4gb is available. A 50GB of free cloud space is available in "Box" and im satisfied with it. But it cannot replace an SD card.
Look Xperia ray for a phone with sd card slot. But in terms of speed and performance Ray is nothing in front of Xperia U.

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Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 7/10
Display 10/10
Battery 8/10

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dilak
posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

9

Sony Xperia U ser

dilak has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

RECOMMENDED FOR NORMAL SMARTPHONE USERS ,EXCELLENT DISPLAY ALL ARE FALL IN LOVE WITH ' U' .AMAZING DESIGN AND EASY TO CARRY AND USE.
: BEWARE :- 4GB USER MEMORY ,NO SD CARD SLOT AND LOW QUALITY SOUND.

Build quality 8/10 USED FINE MATERIAL AND HANDY
Reception 10/10 CRYSTAL CLEAR
Call quality 9/10 VERY GOOD
Internet 10/10 VERY FAST AMAZING
Multimedia 9/10 SPEEDY
Camera 5/10 AVERAGE, ESPECIALY IN THE NIGHT
UI speed 9/10 EASY TO USE AND VERY FAST
Everyday usage 10/10 USING FOR LAST 2 MONTHS .A TROUBLE FREE SMARTFONE
Text input 7/10 GOOD
Display 10/10 EXCELLENT. ONE OF THE MAIN FEATURE,REINA DISPLAY HELPS TO READ TINY WORDS IN A DOCUMENT
Battery 9/10 1 DAY WITH BROWSING AND GAMING

Pros

  • DUAL CORE FOR THIS PRICE
  • EXCELLENT DISPLAY
  • UNIQUE DESIGN AND HANDY
  • FULL FUN WITH ANDROID AND TOUCH SCREEN
  • NO LAGGING EVEN PLAYING HEAVY GAMES

Cons

  • SPEAKER IS CRAP
  • VIDEO AND IMAGE QUALITY IS BELOW AVERAGE
  • poor sound quality sony loose their NAME

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parth343
posted on 14 Jul 2012, 01:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

10

I AM REALLY LIKE THE SONY XPERIA U

parth343 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

this is the best phone in india.this phone's internet browser is very fast & 3g's speed is very very very fast. do you like this phone yes or no? but i like this phone.
this is so awesomeeee............

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

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AbdoBaYern
posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:28 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

10

The Sony Xperia U is a Beautiful Phone

AbdoBaYern has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This is a wonderful mobile and integrated
The big screen and help games and internet and the interior space 6 GB beautiful and sufficient for the Games, programs, songs, videos, and photos .. Xperia U be very fast because he has dual-core Processor and the sound is beautiful and pure
And has an average battery
And an excellent camera, Sony has always featuring high-resolution camera and its price is very appropriate and inexpensive to this wonderful potential

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

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borganwa
posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:42 (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

9

Xpress Urself

borganwa has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

XPERIA U is a great value Android phone for budget around USD 300. A fancy phone with illuminating transparent bar and exchangeable bottom caps suits best for those who like to mix and match the phone with their style. The main drawback is the limited storage and if you can't live with that better look for another phone. If you can live with that, this phone will not disappoint you either.

Build quality 9/10 Very solid despite being made of plastic. Design is good in my taste, boxy and very comfortable to hold. Matte finish is a plus.
Reception 10/10 The external antenna (the transparent bar) helps
Call quality 8/10 So so. Voice is clear enough but earphone's volume is a bit low
Internet 10/10 Good as far as android goes
Multimedia 7/10 Rich customization in music player. Gallery is pretty fast and the transparent bar lights up the colour of the most dominant colour of the photo. Video looks good with BRAVIA engine screen, though codec is slightly limited. Loudspeaker is disappointing as the volume is very low. XLOUD helps to increase the volume but make the sounds crackle when set to the maximum level. Lack of memory expansion limits the amount of multimedia contents in your phone.
Camera 8/10 Average but still manages to capture some really nice photos outdoors. Indoor photos are noisy and pink halo is clearly visible in yellow-lighting conditions (e.g shopping mall, exhibition, etc)
UI speed 8/10 Fast with some noticeable lag in the launcher, especially when compare next to next with 2011's XPERIA such as XPERIA ray and mini pro. But overall, browser and games run very smooth.
Everyday usage 9/10 Easy and comfortable in your hand.
Text input 9/10 Very goood. 3.5 inch of 16:9 screen may seems small for some. Typing overall is nice, stock keyboard is also swipe-enabled and multilingual.
Display 9/10 BRAVIA engine, very nice colour, super crisp. Touch is responsive too. The only complain is the white colour tends to be slightly yellowish.
Battery 9/10 Despite the 1320 mAh capacity, itt manages to beat the 1500 mAh of XPERIA ray . Battery drains quickly when you use for internet connection in 3G/WCDMA only mode. Standby time is pretty long

Pros

  • Attractive design with exchangeable bottom cap and transparent bar
  • Very good display
  • Dual core processor with affordable price
  • Front facing camera for video call
  • Timescape UI is good looking
  • Fancy music player and gallery
  • Upgradeable to ICS (as promised by Sony)

Cons

  • Lack of memory expansion, Users have to stick with the 8 GB internal memory: 2 GB for system, 2 GB for applications, and 4 GB for storage.
  • Average camera with stiff camera button
  • Low loudspeaker volume

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iamjegan
posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:58 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)

9

Awesome . . .

iamjegan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Amazing Features Wth Full HD,5MP 720p video rec Quality. Stylish Shape wth led light below. More Customize Option found.@ everything wht mobile wants .What Else do u Need . minus(-) s no sdcard Slot and only 4 gb memory . (inbuilt&phonememory). if u r a game geeker dont choose this (coz of Storage limitations). & more important it s having only normal GPS . not GPS(point to point) or AGPS which really thz phone should have .but apart from tht thz s the best one i have. really worthit . . . and major (+) for thz mobile s processor . . . come4s as Mr.Speedy . . .

Build quality 8/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 9/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Speedy Processor
  • Design
  • User Interface

Cons

  • normal GPS
  • Storage

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tggoulart
posted on 22 Jun 2012, 16:01 (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

8

Great phone for the price

tggoulart has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I'm really happy with this phone, I think is really good for its price. Overall, there are some features that I don't think that surprises me, but I was expecting more: the dual-core processor doesn't really make a diference comparing to the 1ghz processor single-core, the display has bright colors but it is not HD and it has no sd card slot which makes a limited memory for the ones who have lots of applications and games.

Build quality 7/10 It's a little bit large
Reception 8/10
Call quality 10/10 Really really good
Internet 7/10 Could be better
Multimedia 10/10 Gallery and music are very personalized apps and I love it!
Camera 9/10 The camera has some really nice features!
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 6/10 The screen is small and it's very hard to write on it
Display 8/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Camera
  • Multimedia
  • Update to ICS
  • Interface

Cons

  • No sd card slot
  • No HD screen
  • Small screen

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harshfulwani27
posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:48 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

9

sony experia u

harshfulwani27 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

this is quite fashionable phone with the transparent strip and changeable bottom caps.it has a nice proccesor and in-built quality is very nice in this range of phone.its ui speed is very smooth and nice

Build quality 9/10 because of its dual core proccesor
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 8/10
Display 9/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • dual core proccesor
  • transparent strip
  • changeable bottom caps
  • display quality is crystal clear

Cons

  • screen glass is not good
  • no micro sd card slot

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Mohit5817
posted on 09 Jun 2012, 12:50 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 May 2012)

10

I love Xperia U....:D

Mohit5817 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

If u have a range of Rs16-18k then undoubtdly this is the best phone.With Dual core processor and 512 MB RAM u won't feel compromised in performance. The Nova thor chipset uses the 1320maH battery to work for at least a day.All the apps work fine and the display is the best thing in the phone(280ppi)..UI is very good and the transparent band at the bottom makes the phone super duper amazing..Music player is very similar to the WP ,so that's definitely better than the standard gingerbread.
Overall it is AWEEEESSOOOMEEEE ,,u'll love it.....!!!

Build quality 9/10 Scratch resistant glass and the body is also pretty good.
Reception 10/10 Amazing
Call quality 10/10 Excellent
Internet 10/10 Internet works very smooth.....just waiting for the update of ICS
Multimedia 10/10 Music inspired from Windows phone...otherwise gallery is standard gingerbread
Camera 9/10 Very good
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 10/10 Good
Display 10/10 Powered by Sony Bravia Engine.....what more do u want...!!!
Battery 9/10 well enough to run for a day (including heavy apps)

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Timescape UI
  • xloud
  • Transparent band at the bottom
  • Display is crystal clear
  • Music player is excellent
  • 3D panoramic photos

Cons

  • No memory slot

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