Sony Xperia U - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to has to happen to me @ 2014-09-29 17:55 from n5Ur - click to readAirdroid app is great for this kind of thing, though if it's not responding at all it'll be ... awkward.

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  • 2014-10-01 10:44
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I have to say that my experience with the Sony Xperia phone has been disastrous. I cannot wait until the end of my contract to bin it. It is losing data, will not back up and now the screen is completely blank. No wonder the model has the worst return rates of any major phone manyufacturer. I'm considering legal action next.

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  • 2014-09-29 18:32
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is it posable to take my contacts out of my phone or read on a laptop via usb? just curious. my screen sensitivity gone awol, works fine, just cant access my phone and never realised i didn't save any of my contacts and messages to my sim can someone help please?

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  • 2014-09-29 17:55
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I took my phone to the carphone warehouse to be fixed and was told it was liquid damaged. I'm really careful with my phone and have never dropped it in water or spilt anything on it. I don't understand how this has happened. They said it wasn't water but something else.

Has anyone else experienced this

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  • 2014-09-28 18:07
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I was so irritated after using this phone. It hangs all the time. I had a good opinion about sony earlier. Many times I thought of throwing it from the hand as it hangs while receiving call!!!

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  • 2014-09-26 16:11
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> In reply to raver @ 2014-09-24 21:46 from d@Xq - click to readYeah, the official Facebook app caused me loads of problems in ICS, ranging from random pauses to complete lockups needing a battery pull. Disabling it (and using e.g. Atrium instead, if required) made a huge difference.

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  • 2014-09-26 15:38
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i had problems with it since upgrading to ics, but disabling facebook made it speed demon, great phone

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  • 2014-09-24 21:46
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Think twice before you buy sony xperia phone worst handset experience

My nightmare experience with Sony Xperia Z1. I bought a new xperia z1 on 4th sep 2014 and it start giving me problem on 10th sep 2014. Not even 10 days it work fine. when am making up a call the other person not able to hear me, it was major issue i was not able to communicate so many important things are laying at that time. And am not at all happy with the service they even don't pick up your call for the first tym you have to try 4-5 times then only you can able to connect. Earlier they are saying it would take 20 working days to get the phone serviced when i asked for new handset as it was a recent purchase they were start making excuses and said talk to customer care. customer care person said talk to service center people. I even didn't get a response that weather they are giving me new handset or not or how much time it would take.

Think twice before you buy Xperia!!

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  • 2014-09-24 18:18
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It's a bad phone in sony after upgrade ics 4.0 it hangs a lot. It causes a lot of heat waste of money. Hate sony

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  • 2014-09-23 18:00
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> In reply to Jack @ 2014-09-20 18:34 from 9CJ1 - click to readI managed to downgrade mine using flashtool. I found the stock 2.3 ROM file, and it downgraded without unlocked bootloader, rooting or installing anything else. Did have to do a factory reset immediately after though, because some 4.0 settings confused 2.3.

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  • 2014-09-22 10:15
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Starts off as a good phone, but very quickly the battery degrades, the processing weakens and the storage gives up completely. Good camera though, and I got a few nice comments about the light bar, even though it is very much a gimmick.

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  • 2014-09-20 21:19
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This is my 1st smart phone
But this phone has many problems after upgrade to 2.3 to 4.0.
So this phone is waste of money'.

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  • 2014-09-20 18:34
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This mobile is the worst mobile i have ever seen. its limited memory will make ur life hell.and whenever u upgrade ur os it will defect some portion of mobile.may it be ur diplay,gprs or something else. i used to use that mobile. And blv me dont spend ur money on that mobile. Now its up to u.i hav e2 years expierence of using that mobile

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  • 2014-09-16 18:29
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The Sony Xperia U was my first smartphone and allowed me to experience absolute worst in smartphone technology.

At first the phone was great, it was responsive and did the job. The charger that came with the phone however was the problem. The charger made a large screeching noise when charging that concerned me. So I sent the phone package back. The clerks were nice and exchanged my phone for a new Xperia U.

The second time was good for about 2 months. After this period the screen became glitchy and the unlock screen became difficult to use. I proceeded to change the touch settings to high which made my phone more glitchy. The operating system was crap, web pages would freeze, apps would freeze, everything would freeze.

When I tried to plug my phone to my mac I had to re install the Sony driver many times and when it finally started to work normally the micro USB - USB stopped responding. So at this point I still had a super loud screeching charger and a micro USB charger that was faulty.

The battery on the phone was largely problematic. I usually left for Uni at 5: 30 am and set my wake up alarm at 5am (details don't matter but I'm giving you a context). I set my alarm to the rooster bird alarm that was a default tone that came with the phone (The sound was alright on the phone) The phone became so awful it wouldn't allow me to snooze the alarm as the touch screen was so bad. It was even worst when I recieved calls, I couldn't send texts and could seldom answer calls. The battery would often do strange things, like dislodging itself from its sockets and never turning on and informing me that I had network issues all of a sudden in places where free wi-fi were strong and available.

I took every precaution to ensure the optimum performance of my phone. I bought a leather phone case that protected it from the shock damage of falls,never installed music, limited the amount of apps on my phone.
The camera was probably the only functioning device on the phone however due to the faulty touch screen I could seldom take photos and I was very early into the use of my hone unable to switch between the video and camera on the device. The size of the phone was pleasant and the sharpness I experienced was great (when I did experience it). The screen resolution could compete with higher ended phones on the market (but what's the point of having a nice touch screen to look at if it isn't responsive as a touch screen). When I looked to see the information on the device on Sony's own website 3 months into owning the seemingly reliable, mid-range phone I was not surprised to see it amongst the archived models no longer available for distribution. It would seem that Sony realised what a rip-off they had been selling to people and were eager to quietly end it quickly with the releases of their more high end models. I hear good things about Sony these days but I will never buy a Sony phone.

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  • 2014-09-15 08:20
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totally its nice like camera,display..bt install only necessary apps. when install more apps fon become hang and very slow.

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  • 2014-09-14 13:52
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after updating to 4.0 the gprs became disconnect.i cant connect to the internet using network so bad

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  • 2014-09-13 12:21
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faltu mobile phone. because here is no card solt and hang more.

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  • 2014-09-12 15:10
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> In reply to edgyj @ 2014-09-01 20:25 from amdj - click to readmine has always had problems when the battery has completely run out ... taking battery out for a few mins then putting on charge for a while lets you turn it back on again x

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  • 2014-09-11 22:10
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> In reply to ravi @ 2014-08-20 04:04 from rAST - click to readits really worst phone ive eva used!
dnt at all go for tis phn!
it hangs so much tat u feel lik throwing it!
its utter waste of money
dnt eva buy sony fones
i tried all ways to improve its performance....by formating.....nt installing many apps...n worst u cant root sony since it might die!

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  • 2014-09-08 15:53
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> In reply to edgyj @ 2014-09-01 20:25 from amdj - click to readMost "soft" problems are fixed with a battery pull. Have you tried this?

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  • 2014-09-04 15:07
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