Sony Xperia U



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.
-- As reviewed by Good Gear Guide Sony Xperia U

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By Expert Reviews on 100

The handset doesn't have a spectacular specification, but it all works well as a package. You get a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 - not much on paper, compared to the near-2GHz monsters we're now seeing on premium smartphones, but...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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, and while...

By on 80

Sony's Xperia range of smartphones is now an established brand, and the new Xperia U follows the form quite well. It is a small handset, in size as well as in price, and it might well have its greatest appeal among those who like a bit of bling with...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

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...

By TechRadar on 80

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...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The Sony Xperia U is a solid, well made little phone, that manages to squeeze a high-res and very sharp display into a modestly sized chassis. The dual-core processor handles everything from apps to web use without fuss, making it an impressive performer...

By IT Pro Portal on 70

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 overall the...

By CNET UK on 80

The Android-powered Sony Xperia U is cheap, cheerful, cute as a button and -- provided you're not too demanding of it -- fleet of foot. Large-handed folk may find it fiddly...

By 3G UK on 70

The Xperia U is the tiniest of the Xperia series to dates, and manages to fit in most of the range’s great features, such as a very decent snapper, dual-core chip, and colourful, sharp display. Only battery life proves unimpressive. If you want to...

By PC Advisor on 80

The Xperia U is one of the best smartphones we've seen for under £200. For this price you get a capable handset providing higher performance than some more expensive rivals – all with a fantastic screen and a two-day battery life. The phone's maind...

By Know Your Mobile on 80

It's a popular price-point and there are already plenty of big names occupying the space – is there room for one more? We spent a week with the Xperia U to find out.Sony's new Xperia brand handsets are blockier, thicker and more slab-like than Sony...

By Good Gear Guide on

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.

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Sony have been taking on the might of HTC and Samsung for a comparatively short time, but with handsets like the newly released Xperia U and Go they are making great headway. Agent Barry Campbell puts Sony's latest (and shiniest) smartphone through its...

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Whilst the Sony Xperia U won't stand tall against higher powered opposition (which have a higher price tag), the smartphone will definitely stand tall against its competition in the low-end market.Available for £165 in the UK, the Sony Xperia U takes on...