Sony Xperia U - user opinions and reviews

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Hi I've been using this phone since Sep 2012. It was on GB at start then I updated it to ICS. ICS works well on this device but I am having an issue i.e. Android OS is eating SX U's battery. I have to restart it after charging in order to minimize Android OS's battery usage.
I re-installed ICS 4.0.4 but this problem has occurred again.
Is there any solution beside root?

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  • 2013-09-27 08:45
  • sR4y
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its bad phone , don't buy this , its touch problem..... friends don't buy this .. camera & video quality is good.. but this hardware very loxal quality.... after 2 months the touch not working

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  • 2013-09-26 12:34
  • 2T64
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> In reply to Akoba @ 2013-09-25 23:15 from 9DN$ - click to readthat is so encouraging!

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  • 2013-09-26 09:54
  • 9xmI
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Hi guys, install illumination bar, then install quick pic to view gallery without led turning on.The only time it will light up is when you visit Walkman only.

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  • 2013-09-26 09:54
  • fnAf
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One of the best 5MP camera i've ever come across,also great video recording.

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  • 2013-09-26 07:29
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> In reply to xaroon @ 2013-09-22 13:27 from uZaT - click to readHi frnd, lumia 520 is not so good for ( gallery,video,playing youtube video,.. And Xperia u is best for all.....
Android 4..
Dual core 1ghz cortex A9 512 RAM
Chipset-NovaThor U8500..
GPU-Mali400 2d,3d
Scratch resistant glass
Sony BE Engine and timescape UI
LED light..
5mp and 720p 3ofps with flash
3d sound...
Usb on the go... DLANA..

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  • 2013-09-26 06:28
  • t1$A
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I read almost all comments here about 3 months ago but went for this phone. I have been a Sony boy ever since I started using phone- From K750i to K700 to W810i. After reading all bad comments here I have realised that those complaining are those who did the upgrade and those who did not do their research well. 4 Gb is cool for me.

To sum things up, I have this phone and have used it for two months and is running smoothly without any problem.I won't upgrade this phone too.Go for this if you are looking for something less than $ 200.

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  • 2013-09-25 23:15
  • 9DN$
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i bought it 2 months ago.but the phone is so hot when playing game since 15 days.please help me

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  • 2013-09-25 18:41
  • uNVD
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I've had the device for 6 months now.
The default gingerbread works fine but had too much limitations for me. I upgraded it to ICS, the phone got much slower after a short while (and I try not to overinstall useless apps, I even disabled many of the original sony bloatware with TI). I had to root it because the phone got unusable after 1-2 months in ICS.
After 3 roms I found the 'sweetspot' with much better battery life, smoothness and responsiveness. Still, the low ram on the device makes Greenify and some memory managment app mandatory. If you don't want to get your hands dirty with root permisions and flashing, then you definitively won't get the real potential this device has.

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  • 2013-09-24 06:29
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camera result

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  • 2013-09-23 19:21
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> In reply to xaroon @ 2013-09-22 13:27 from uZaT - click to readxperia u and 520 really a good choice.but nokia 520 bit better than U.

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  • 2013-09-23 13:48
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> In reply to Portuga @ 2013-09-22 13:26 from MNu5 - click to readNot everyone has that experience. Its working quite well here, not perfect but much better than any HTC and lots of WP phones as well.

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  • 2013-09-23 00:34
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is Sony xperia u better than lumia 520? my use is just watching hd videos and good audio sound by handsfree..what you suggest to me..pls anyone give me gud opinion

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  • 2013-09-22 13:27
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Using for 1 year and it's the WORST PHONE EVER!!! Sony should collect all the phones and return money to the costumers.

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  • 2013-09-22 13:26
  • MNu5
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instead of buying sony 2011 phones. buy SonyEricsson 2011 phones.if you want to experience best of Sony phones.buy late 2012&2013 models.sony phones are the best right now,i'm using Xperia ZL best phone i have ever use in my life.it has raw power brilliant display.stereo sound audio.people always collect it from me to fill the awesome look of the phone.sony 2013 support all Google apps.

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  • 2013-09-22 11:46
  • fuN1
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i ve had this phone for a year and i hate it. first of all not enough memory only 4G!!! you cant even add memory which is absolutely rubbish.
if you want a reliable phone do not by this phone it laggs after the first 2 weeks and to stop that you have to turn it off every night! hoping to change phone soon!

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  • 2013-09-22 11:00
  • pxtJ
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i ve had this phone for a year and i hate it. first of all not enough memory only 4G!!! you cant even add memory which is absolutely rubbish.
if you want a reliable phone do not by this phone it laggs after the first 2 weeks and to stop that you have to turn it off every night! hoping to change phone soon!

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  • 2013-09-22 10:49
  • pxtJ
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have been using this xperia U since 11 months and now my touch screen has become like a resistive one have to press down hard and multiple times to resister now i can't even text with ease have to struggle with every alphabet i press.
and the worst part is i updated it to ics and hangs everytime watever u do answer a call, play games, swip through photos, switch between apps, you as name it whatever it may be it hangs like shit. also camera sucks big time and battery over in 3 hours from 100% and heats up like induction pan.
over all worst experience ever my previous phone samsung galaxy Y was better lame ass software and hardware by sony in so called XPERIA series.
never vl i buy any sony products now .

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  • 2013-09-21 13:35
  • t}Af
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> In reply to faysal @ 2013-09-18 19:26 from fxHc - click to readdude, it happens for USSD code & operator's codes running after call & massage,
Thera is an app named "Quiet Balance ", use Google it, download it, installe , open , enable blocking, & re start ur phone, prob solved, :D

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  • 2013-09-21 12:12
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-18 09:04 from fBhp - click to readHi and welcome to 2013. The Inbox and Sent Items i havent seen in 5 years and hope i never see them again, what a stupid concept, sorting messages by date instead of grouping them based on the receiver and then sorting by date, how lame was that?

Imagine if the printed phonebook were like that, listings were sorted based on the birthdate of the subscriber? Haha, unthinkable.

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  • 2013-09-20 23:49
  • Kg$K
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