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Sony Xperia U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1958 reviews of Sony Xperia U. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia U


alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 user reviews of Sony Xperia U from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the design and screen. The price and portability also get good comments, but many are negative about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone - BlackSony Ericsson Arc S - Blue (discontinued by manufacturer)Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone White-Yellow bottom

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia U


alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 user reviews of Sony Xperia U from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. There are some less positive views about the GPS navigation and camera.

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reliability, durability, camera, GPS navigation

78% of the reviews on 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 St25i (Black+ 1 Additional Bottom Cap)(5MP): Brand New Unlocked GSM PhoneSony Xperia U ST25A-WY Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 OS and 3.5-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (White/Yellow)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

Sony Xperia U review


Sony's Xperia U joins the line up of smartphones the company announced under their NXT series. Along with the U, Sony now has the Xperia S, P, Sola, Go, Acro S and Miro in the market, which gives customers quite a handful of options to choose from....

The Sony Xperia U is priced at Rs. 16,400. If the dual core processor had got you excited during the launch, chances are high that you’ve already purchased this device. But, that’s not the whole story. For a grand more, you get the HTC One V, which may...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Souppouris (

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 verdict? It's not thinner, faster, stronger, or in any...

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

Three and out?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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 (

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 (

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. (

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: (

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: EveryReview (

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: theunwired (

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

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (

Sony Xperia U Review


Announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Sony released a while bunch of new Xperia 'NXT' smartphones, ready to take on Samsung, HTC, Motorola and...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:ST ERICSSON
Processor Number:U8500


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p / HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes