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Sony Xperia U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1624 reviews of Sony Xperia U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and screen are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and features, while views are divided on the apps.

price, usability, design, screen, camera

reliability, features, connectivity

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.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia U

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 173 user reviews of Sony Xperia U from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, screen, portability, camera

reliability, features, apps

77% 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 - BlackSony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone - White

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 user reviews of Sony Xperia U from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

price, portability, usability, design, camera

reliability, features

78% 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 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)

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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...

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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...

It really comes down to how much you’re willing to spend and what you’re willing to sacrifice. If the screen doesn’t bother you (try and find a demo unit to see for yourself before committing), and you can live with 4GB of storage, then the Xperia U is...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

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