Well here is a short review by me , i got mine yesterday.
Screen Quality is Awesome.
Better viewing angles (than Neo V, Ray, Arc)
Touch Very Responsive
Excellent Sound Quality (Equalizer is just awesome)
Camera Quality is good (Not Excellent)
Light on the bottom looks really nice in tha dark
No issue with Call
TimeScape is better than TouchWiz but not as good as Sense.
Browsing is also fast.
FB integration is plus.
Smart Dial this time ( though its a bit slow)
Heating issue - while playing songs or games..
Speaker is low in volume and is just OK!
Battery back up - lasts for 1 day at maxx
I wont say anything about Memory - We all know that.
Video Quality is bad.
USB on the go consumes lots of battery (but then it is true for all devices)
Conc: right now , i would say it is the best mobile in its range...if anyone has isseue with the memory , go for Sola but stop criticizing this mobile now .. You cant get everything at such rock bottom price..:)
BinKo, 28 May 2012To further enhance my point how less than average is this phone, have a look at the review fr... moreFrom where I'm looking, they quite like it.
To take their summary negatives one by one:
Subpar video quality - yeah not brilliant, but it's a budget phone recording 720p which is better than most
No microSD slot - horses for courses ;-) I for one would have been happy if it had proper mass storage support rather than cruddy MTP
Lack of oleophobic coating - who wouldn't put on a screen protector anyway, making such a coating pointless?
To further enhance my point how less than average is this phone, have a look at the review from Phone Arena
No memory card, only 4Gb user available memory, less than average camera and video...Here in Thailand same price (9900 bahts= 250€) as Samsung Ace 2 far better in every aspect. Must be crazy to buy Xperia U...or for an 11 years old girl who likes the pink bottom cap...
tyrand3, 28 May 2012Screen quality issue must be the digitizer (the circle thing on screen), its not defect.I see no circle on mine, though... Where/how should I be looking, and how large are we talking?
Screen quality issue must be the digitizer (the circle thing on screen), its not defect.
AngelDust, 28 May 2012Which would be the better option?
Xperia Ray or Xperia U.
Also do we need additional softw... moreRe the USB connection, sadly it does not appear as a mass storage device. It uses MTP, which may require alternative drivers to be installed depending on your operating system. In Windows XP, for example, one installs the (supplied) PC Companion, which is pretty bloaty, though there may be other MTP clients available. Recent Ubuntu Linuxes support it out of the box in Nautilus (though not Thunar), for interest.
Once MTP support is available, the internal storage appears more or less as one would hope, but it's an extra hurdle I'm not sure why Sony have imposed (and there's an obvious placeholder in the connectivity menu for where the proper support used to be in earlier models).
Which would be the better option?
Xperia Ray or Xperia U.
Also do we need additional software to access the data on the phone from PC or does it directly show up as an additional removable drive?
sanket pandey, 28 May 2012rear camera is covered by a plastic cover which also covers half of the flash remove it and t... moreN.B. You will need to remove the back cover to get to the plastic (which is not a functional part, merely there to protect in shipping). That's why it may not be obvious it's there.
Mayur, 28 May 2012Yes, even i face the same problem, with flash on, it comes as a faded imagerear camera is covered by a plastic cover which also covers half of the flash
remove it and the problem is solved
yup iI removed the plastic cover and the problem is solved now
jst love this phone
scores adjacent to galaxy s2 in the benchmarks
by far no bug or problem
an awesome phone no doubt
Got one and loving it. The Slashgear review had some concerns about screen quality, but I really cannot reproduce what they described, so reckon they must have been unlucky and got a dud. It's made to a budget though, and e.g. the plastic's a little creaky in places, but really does work very well, and the screen is drop dead gorgeous for the price.
Re the camera button, it's a light press to focus then quite a squidge to shoot (which the Slashgear review was right in saying is a bit awkward), but it's near instant and 100% reliable. I'd suggest anyone having significant problems has a dud.
p1natic, 28 May 2012are you sure that it has a memory card slot?Yes the Xperia Sola has microSD card slot :))
here is a demo of xperia u using USB OTG-
pendrives, mouse, keyboard, joystick and gamepads work,,