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Sony Xperia U Review

0. phoneArena 28 May 2012, 08:41 posted on

The Sony Xperia U begs to be noticed with its removable bottom caps in different colors and boxy design, clearly aiming for the younger crowd, but its capable hardware and affordable price actually make it suitable for everybody. We have a dual-core processor, the new NXT design line of Sony with the transparent strip in the bottom, a screen with good pixel density, and fast camera capable of HD video...

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 13:21

26. Afterlife737 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


WTF?!?! Why pink? Otherwise good review

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 03:08

27. srinath.N (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


i m talki abt xperia u,,,al speak abt memry n etc but I heard dat there is a one mre problem in screen which has no "oleophobic" coating,Is it true??how far can i buy diz?can any bdy tel me...

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:37

28. LoonyLynx (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2012)


It doesn't matter. You won't even notice the lack of an 'oleophobic' coating. All Sony phones come with a screen guard installed over the screen and 1 extra screen guard in the box. So you'll be fine. You can get this phone for about 16k in the market which makes it the best choice in that segment. The competition includes HTC One V, but there's no point buying a single core phone when you can get a dual core for about 500 bucks cheaper. It has USB on-the-go which means you can attach any pendrive, a USB mouse or even a USB keyboard to your device. It also has HDMI out, so you can mirror your screen onto a larger one. It is a very good recommendable all in one package. Hope this helps :)

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:26

35. thespacedude (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


hey can u answer a few questions please?

Does it have HDMI port for connecting it to TV?
Can we transfer songs from PC to the cellphone?
Is ICS (unofficially or officially) available for it yet?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:39

30. TechnoDude (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I do know that you can move apps on the usb just like you can do with a sd card but what will hapen if i remove the usb?
Pls i will buy this phone next week.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 04:55

31. CombatantDrip19 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Can anyone please answer this??
1.if i have a music file in a pen drive and connect it to a xperia u via usb adapter,will i be able to play the song through the phone even if its not there in it?
2.can i substitute a battery of >1320 mah to the xperia u instead of the supplied one?

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 01:53

33. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


1. yes
2. no battery is non removable

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 04:51

34. mobilefuture (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


battery is removable

posted on 21 Jul 2012, 00:42

37. CombatantDrip19 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


thanks.
yes,the battery is removable.but i have to charge the phone everyday...so i was wondering if i could use a higher capacity battery so that i would have to charge less often!!

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:25

38. mrRicardo14 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


So it's storage kinda have 6gb? so you used the 2gb for apps? the ones you get from playstore? and the 4gb is for your files? the ones you get on you pc and others stuffs? please confirm this. thanks.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 01:52

40. Leon967 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Simply a stupid move by sony!i never imagined sony will do so! 4 gb so less in this generation!gangster rio for hvga phone alone takes 2 gb storage if you are a gamer!I have been using 16 gb card on my phone and its quite enough!I put hd videos on phone who takes around 300 mb each!I put 4-5 gb of songs,4-5 for videos including hd songs and rest 6-8 gb for games+pictures+sometimes movies and other stuffs keeping some free space!its enough for me 16 gb!I am planning of upgrading phone to xperia u but 4 gb users available so less for me not going for this phone!other features are brilliant like its lights cheap rate and dual core processer and others! Worst part 4 gb user available memory and even no micro sd slot damn u sony!you will be losing a huge customers!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 08:11

41. Grishm (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 May 2012)


720p HD recording, seriously? The videos shot by this phone look as if they were shot by a cheap Chinese phone.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 20:36

42. yugeshpillai619 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I purchased this phone on 1st sept 2012 price of 17000/-, and within 10 days the was heating a lot, music player doesn’t worked properly and the side camera button never responded..13th sept 2012 i went to the sony service centre in munirka(new delhi) the person there told us that sony experia will not be repired as per company norms it will be a complete replacement. I gave the phone the work order number is SE1256311920 they told to wait for 1 week. After a week i contacted the service centre they told that please call the sony experia customer care centre for status they gave me a complaint number as 93756949 and told to wait for another 1 week.. i waited after week i contacted the customer care they told me that the phone mother board is not available...i told the executive that i dont want an repair i want a replacement as its a brand new phone....again a tickect was raised 93826709...on 5th oct 2012 i recived a call from the service centre stating that your new phone has reached service centre come and collect...i went there they gave the phone in a vegetable poly bag and with out battery...i argued with the service centre people but they denied...i gave the phone back to the service centre took my acknowledgement recipt....am still waiting for my new phone,,,,never buy a SONY product...i have spoken to my legal advisor,,,next monday am going lodge a complaint against the sony and the service center . my mobile number 9871297779.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 20:36

43. yugeshpillai619 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I purchased this phone on 1st sept 2012 price of 17000/-, and within 10 days the was heating a lot, music player doesn’t worked properly and the side camera button never responded..13th sept 2012 i went to the sony service centre in munirka(new delhi) the person there told us that sony experia will not be repired as per company norms it will be a complete replacement. I gave the phone the work order number is SE1256311920 they told to wait for 1 week. After a week i contacted the service centre they told that please call the sony experia customer care centre for status they gave me a complaint number as 93756949 and told to wait for another 1 week.. i waited after week i contacted the customer care they told me that the phone mother board is not available...i told the executive that i dont want an repair i want a replacement as its a brand new phone....again a tickect was raised 93826709...on 5th oct 2012 i recived a call from the service centre stating that your new phone has reached service centre come and collect...i went there they gave the phone in a vegetable poly bag and with out battery...i argued with the service centre people but they denied...i gave the phone back to the service centre took my acknowledgement recipt....am still waiting for my new phone,,,,never buy a SONY product...i have spoken to my legal advisor,,,next monday am going lodge a complaint against the sony and the service center . my mobile number 9871297779.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 20:36

44. yugeshpillai619 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I purchased this phone on 1st sept 2012 price of 17000/-, and within 10 days the was heating a lot, music player doesn’t worked properly and the side camera button never responded..13th sept 2012 i went to the sony service centre in munirka(new delhi) the person there told us that sony experia will not be repired as per company norms it will be a complete replacement. I gave the phone the work order number is SE1256311920 they told to wait for 1 week. After a week i contacted the service centre they told that please call the sony experia customer care centre for status they gave me a complaint number as 93756949 and told to wait for another 1 week.. i waited after week i contacted the customer care they told me that the phone mother board is not available...i told the executive that i dont want an repair i want a replacement as its a brand new phone....again a tickect was raised 93826709...on 5th oct 2012 i recived a call from the service centre stating that your new phone has reached service centre come and collect...i went there they gave the phone in a vegetable poly bag and with out battery...i argued with the service centre people but they denied...i gave the phone back to the service centre took my acknowledgement recipt....am still waiting for my new phone,,,,never buy a SONY product...i have spoken to my legal advisor,,,next monday am going lodge a complaint against the sony and the service center . my mobile number 9871297779.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 22:35

45. heliorodrigues (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


Don't listen the haters, it is a good phone and yes have 8GB of internal memory, not 4 GB! and you also can use microSD external adapter and pen drive also... And already update the phone for ICS and soon will be for jelly bean already announce by them.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:05

47. Iqdar (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If it have small memory so no problem you can store memory in usb etc

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