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.
By Good Gear Guide on June 20, 2013
Sony's Xperia U is the baby of the new Xperia NXT series, short for next generation. It follows the same design principles of the Xperia S and Xperia P models but has a more compact frame.Sony really wasn't kidding when it said its new NXT"...-
By DigitalVersus on January 31, 2013
The original design and quality finishing make the Xperia U an attractive device. It fits well in your hand and has good sound, but the camera function and responsiveness are disappointing. Probably the biggest drawback to this phone is the low,...60
By Computeractive on October 09, 2012
The Xperia U is the cheapest entry-level model in Sony’s new range of Android smartphones and costs £190 without contract, or around £150 on pay as you go. Despite the price, it has the same dual-core 1GHz processor as the mid-range...-
By PCWorld New Zealand on September 04, 2012
Sony’s Xperia U looks and feels very much like an $800 smartphone. It sports a dual-core 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch 480 x 854-pixel display, with a reasonably high dot pitch of approximately 280ppi.There’s a good quality 5-megapixel camera,...80
By FoneArena on August 04, 2012
The Xperia U handily surpasses its competition but has some shortcomings due to which we can’t give it full marks. The 3.5″ display is particularly small and the 16:9 ratio of the screen makes it hard to type. If you can deal with that, the display...-
By Good Gear Guide on July 25, 2012
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...75
By The Verge on July 23, 2012
The biggest issue we had with the other NXT series smartphones was software. Sony seems to be having trouble letting Gingerbread go, and the Xperia U doesn't buck the trend: it launches as yet another Android 2.3 smartphone, over half a year after...74
By Expert Reviews on July 06, 2012
A satisfying phone to hold and use, which is particularly good value SIM-free...80
By TechRadar on July 05, 2012
If you're not caught up in today's obsession with enormous display sizes, the Sony Xperia U is a great choice of smartphone. It has all the speed, power and features of the larger Android phones that cost two or three times as much - your only...80
By itproportal.com on June 26, 2012
It is hard not to be impressed by the Xperia U's screen resolution or by Sony's efforts to squeeze in a dual-core processor. But on the other hand, Sony's failure to allow for memory expansion and the old hat Android 2.3 are downers, and...70