this phone is still working fast and has good battery life
23 January 2016
Summary: After two years and four months of use, then a 1-year long nap in my closet, this phone is still working fast and has good battery life! I am amazed by it. It's the little phone that could. Newer memory-intesive apps like Waze will crash on it. Also, it will not receive photos in text messages.
Great stylish and reliable phone, just be careful of RAM-intensive applications and updates.
Patrick L, Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: I got this phone in 2012 and it has proven to be a very reliable machine. The customizability is superb, and the transparent light that changes colour based on the predominant colour of a picture, background or music album, is just as captivating as it was when I first saw it.
Summary: I have very few complaints about the Sony Xperia U. It's not perfect, but needing to have a compact phone was an issue for awhile and this was about as good as a phone could get for such a small size.
Summary: Nice phone, good touchscreen, great battery life. My only complaint is that the gps sensor seems not as good as other phones I've owned in the past. it takes a very long time to locate my position, and with apps like jogtracker it may never find my position during the duration of the run.
Summary: My wife wanted a small enough but capable smartphone and that's what she got with the Xperia U. She doesn't like big fancy phones, mostly because she's got small hands, so we were looking for an ideally sized phone and found it on the Xperia U. For her needs it more than fits the bill.
Summary: The fact that the Facebook app comes pre-installed with ALL permissions and is running at all times in the background is extremely annoying. But if you upgrade the OS from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, you can suspend those annoying apps.