Summary: 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 In March came the flagship Xperia S, a good device that shipped with outdated software.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 other way better than the pack. Next up was the Xperia P, a mid-range device that really impressed, but was difficult to recommend running Android 2.3.
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia U rounds off our reviews of the Xperia NXT range and ends the line up on a high. It really is the little Xperia that could with its sharp LCD screen, dual-core processor and decent camera. While the screen might be too small for some, at 3.5-inches, it's iPhone sized which seems to work for millions. Our only two major gripes with the Sony Xperia U are internal storage and gone off Gingerbread.
Pros: Sharp screen, Fast processor, Solid camera
Cons: Heavy user interface, No Ice Cream Sandwich, Poor Mac connectivity
Excerpt: 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 won’t break the bank. That’s essentially what the Sony Xperia U is all about. It’s a phone that doesn’t look like much but actually packs quite a punch.
Sony Xperia U review: A compact prepaid Android phone that offers good value for money
Good Gear Guide.au
23 September 2012
Summary: The Sony Xperia U is an entry level model targeted at pre-paid users. When you consider its price, the overall package of excellent build quality, good battery life and intuitive software represents good value. There are a couple of drawbacks, the main one being a lack of memory, but if you can get your head around that, the Xperia U offers excellent value for money.
Pros: Good build quality, Intuitive user interface, Decent battery life
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia U is the smallest and most affordable offering from this year's Xperia smartphone range. This sub-£200 smartphone punches well above its weight in a number of areas. Read our Sony Xperia U review to find out more. Read more mobile phone reviews.
Excerpt: Der gik en chokbølge af dimensioner gennem mobiluniversitet, da Sony sidste år bebudede, at man ville lade sig skille fra Ericsson. Makkerparrets mobileventyr har nemlig kastet en lang række ikoniske og fantastiske mobiler af sig, og derfor vakte det stor overraskelse, da parterne gik hvert til sit. Ikke desto mindre er det blevet hverdag igen, og nu er Sony klar med Xperia U.