Actually the limited flash can be overcome with cloud storage, although it would be nice to have an SD slot, and it would probably have been cheaper for sony to ship the phone with 4GB (total) internal flash, and an SD slot, instead of the 8GB now (2G system, 2G apps, 4G user).
A much more serious limitation is 512KB ram. This makes the dual-core almost useless, because the real performance constraint will be ram most of the time.
It will probably mean Android Jelly Bean will not be able to run on this phone too.
So the pink styling is apt - this is designed as a limited throw-away girly phone.
Just bought it today for 259 euros (got it about 11 euros cheaper from the usual retail price).
The phone is epic. It is so cool and 4GB of space is enough for me. It's narrow, easy to handle and handy and firm. It's just so special. I love it!
hello, 04 Jul 2012I´m sorry but all i am saying is that its smaller than the others,that is a fact. And na... moreOK, fair enough - though what you lose on width you gain on height, which actually yields more screen area for video use; swings and roundabouts as we say in English :) I trust you now understand that it is 3.5" anyway, the ruler doesn't lie! Here endeth the lesson, goodnight :)
gelyra, 04 Jul 2012if I known it has 368ram i'll not buy it !!!! shit sony !!!???Android also need RAM other than the software.
Moreover,there are even softwares that can kill all un neccessary tasks and give you 130-60 MB of free RAM,more than sufficient even for newest high graphic games..
And for multi tasking,you can minimize at least 10 or 15 normal games,which I have tried myself...
DTEG, 04 Jul 2012It is narrower, but it is still 3.5 inches. The convention when measuring screen sizes, on eve... moreI´m sorry but all i am saying is that its smaller than the others,that is a fact. And narrower is smaller,no one is confuse...other than that is a great phone.
after a lot of head banging on what to buy sola or u (i didnt thought of other fones because..i prefer dual core on all other flaws..because lagging is an most serious issue on touch fones..atleast for me)i finaly wanted to go with u . because from sola i dont need floating touch and smart tags(crap i will prefer to change setting by own than to go near and touch the tag).and internal memory is the only issue i was bothered about . but after all its a fone not a pc . i can reduse the collection by keeping only important..i dont think i can chose more than 350songs which will occupy nearly 2.3 gb .and remaining for videos and pics. 2gb is more than sufficient for games . as i want just simples motion games to enjoy touch fone rather than rpg games which i always play using my laptop and those graphics are not comparable to these . i think 2gb is more than sufficient . and even we get secondary cam for u . and battery is better for u. one last thing i want to say . dont think much because no fone is flawless ...u will diffinitly see 50%bad opinions for every fone . if u convince yourself that to wait for sometime.ur wish but sure u wont get flawless or 100% good reviewed fone..and also dont believe most of the comments some people want to show there mobile is better even if it is not so .
no memory card slot....big phone and not given enough space.....this cell made by a moron
PSINGH, 04 Jul 2012can anybody tell me that how to use dedicated camara key. i am not able to take snaps by using... moreIt requires a very firm press after the initial light press to autofocus. If you're not sure, press as hard as you can ... and then some more! It really is stiff. To start with you may find you get a bit of shake as a result, but you will get used to it and find how to hold the phone well so that it doesn't shake. It's great to have the option!
hello, 04 Jul 2012You said it yourself that is smaller than the others. It is narrower, but it is still 3.5 inches. The convention when measuring screen sizes, on everything from mobile phones to plasma TVs, is to measure the diagonal. As near as makes no difference, the diagonal size of the screen on the Xperia U is exactly the same as that on any other 3.5" screen phone like the iPhone. Yes, I said it was smaller across, but it's taller the other way, so it all evens out. That's the nature of 16:9 vs 3:2 aspect ratios; please do not confuse aspect with size - or say I said things I didn't ;-)
can anybody tell me that how to use dedicated camara key. i am not able to take snaps by using dedicated. kindly tell me the procedure to use it..
can anybody tell me how to safely eject xperia u after connecting it to pc(sony pc companion)???
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2012The service center person said they will try to reload the software(takes 3hrs) and if that do... moreI also submitted my phone at the service center and they told they will replace the entire display...Will take 10 days
duggii, 04 Jul 2012Sony's response is very poor, recently updated the firmware to next minor version build using ... moreThankfully this update is not yet being pushed in the UK, everything claims to be up to date on 6.0.B.1.564. I note from the Sony forums there may be yet another update soon, perhaps resolving some of the issues reported?
hello, 04 Jul 2012The phone does not have a 3.5 inch display, Compare it with the galaxy ace,lg hub or iphone an... moreSimply not true. I just measured it, and it's 3.5 inches. The difference is that it's 16:9 ratio rather than 3:2 that the iPhone has, which makes it handle slightly differently due to being taller and narrower. Horses for courses: I prefer it since it's closer to a classic candybar shape and it sits more comfortably in my hand, even with fat fingers like I have!
Sony's response is very poor, recently updated the firmware to next minor version build using PC Companion and all the issues have started. The network goes off and doesn't come back. also the phone restarts on its own. No further update rolled out by Sony yet. Phone is unusable as of now. no option to roll back to earlier build of firmware.
Otherwise phone is worth the price it is available.
The phone does not have a 3.5 inch display, Compare it with the galaxy ace,lg hub or iphone and you eill see. The screen is too small