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Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

We have collected and analyzed 120 expert reviews and 2705 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Feb 7, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 2267999 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 29, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and camera.

performance, usability, portability, size, screen

camera, reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone White-Yellow bottomSony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone White-Yellow bottom

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 428 user reviews of Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. There are some mixed reviews about the performance, while the reliability and screen get less positive comments.

portability, design, size

screen, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia U ST25A-BP Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 OS and 3.5-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black/Pink)Sony Xperia U ST25A-BP Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 OS and 3.5-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black/Pink)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Aaron Souppouris (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia U review

 

The Xperia U is the final piece of Sony's NXT series puzzle. In March came the flagship Xperia S, a good device that shipped with outdated software. It's only just been updated to Android 4.0. Our...

Dense, bright display ; Snappy, agile performance ; Enduring battery life ; Great call quality

Ships with Android 2.3, not 4.0 ; Chubby design feels a little awkward ; LED lights not for everyone

You’ll have trouble finding a better device at this price point

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

 

The Xperia S has all the spotlight to itself in the NXT series, but history has taught us that Sony (and previously Sony Ericsson) can do wonders in the compact class. In two generations of minis and the Xperia ray, the Japanese have delivered packages...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3.5" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen of Full WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine ; Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android 4.0 ICS update ; Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, 512 MB...

Limited storage with no expansion options ; No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of box ; Some competitors are slimmer

So, Sony know what they're doing in the midrange. The Xperia U is so comfortably ahead of similarly priced smartphones that it's one of the easiest to recommend.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia U review: a little slice of Android that punches above its weight

 

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Smooth performance ; Bright screen ; Comfortable to use

Limited storage space ; Old Gingerbread OS ; Some minor software quirks

While the Xperia U might appear to be the next one down from the P, better battery life and general performance make this a worthy consideration if you have an eye for a smaller phone.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ben Kersey (slashgear.com)

Sony Xperia U Review

 

Sony pushed the Xperia S out of the door back in March, but the Xperia P and Xperia U have lagged behind a little in making it to market. Both of those devices are finally with us, and just like HTC , Sony seems to be banking on three phones hitting...

The Xperia U is decent, but we can’t look past the two glaring issues. The first is the screen: maybe we’re nitpicking, but we wouldn’t be able to live with it for an extended period of time without becoming extremely irritated. Secondly, the omission...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia U Review

 

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...

Very good specs and design for the price ; Two seconds sleep-to-snap camera mode ; Good call quality ; Strong and clear loudspeaker ; Transparent strip illuminates with different colors

Subpar video quality ; No microSD slot ; Lack of oleophobic coating

Sony has cut a few corners to achieve the very affordable price of the Xperia U, like the lack of oleophobic coating and microSD slot, but these are still overshadowed by the cool design and the contemporary specs like a dual-core processor and screen...

May, 2012

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia U

 

An Android smartphone doesn't need to have the fastest processor, the largest touchscreen display, or the fastest mobile data speeds in order to be great. It just has to offer the right combination of hardware and software features at a price that...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Lauren Granger (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia U: a tiny kaleidoscope with personality

 

Are you the type of person who walks down the street, head down, sliding your nondescript phone out of your pocket as you go, trying not to draw attention

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: EveryReview (everyreview.com)

Sony Xperia U Review

 

At the lower end of the smartphone but you'll still find most of the feature's you'll want, it's price is amazing value and it's a great phone to consider.

Great price, - Good battery

Missing some features

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia U - Funky Xperia

 

The smallest among the Xperia NXT family, the Sony Xperia U comes with a 3.5-inch Realty Display and a more affordable price tag. Its transparent band has some interesting tricks up its sleeve too. What are they? Read on to find out more of this handy...

Sony design imprint ; Solid build quality

No memory card slot ; Limited internal memory ; Battery life could be better ; Runs on Android 2.3

Retailing at S$488 without line contract (inclusive of GST), the Sony Xperia U is a mid-tier Android smartphone that offers an overall decent performance. While it has nothing really unique to boast about, its color-changing transparent strip and...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone

 

Announced back in February at this year's Mobile World Congress , the Sony Xperia U is Sony Mobile's successor of the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray . Like the ray, the Xperia U is featuring a tiny 3.5" touchscreen and was initially launched with Android 2.3...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes