I have been using xperia u for about 8 months. touch screen is not good. Have changed once and now its bad again. Have ordered a new one..
Phone is good, but the touch is not working properly. I am using this phone for last two years. During this period i change 2 times the touch pannel
I will describe this phone after one week of usage from perspective of normal user.
This phone feels comfortable in hands and has very good design including bottom LED light so it is original and stands out from some models.
Unfortunately this phone needs user knowledge of maintaining upgraded ICS as Sony made very bad decision of allowing upgrade to ICS. Keep in mind that phone works better on old version (GB) than on newer (ICS).ICS on U has big problem in keeping activities and handling simple apps even system ones like dialer or messenger.It becomes slow and reduces potential of A9 and it feels like 500Mhz rather than dual core 1GHZ. Solution for speeding up a phone is reducing processes and shutting activities with no animations in developer mode. Touch screen may seem a manufacturer faulty and user who think so, is right as phone struggles with registering touch in some places or you may have to tap twice or three times before phone responds however you can quickly get use to it and you will tap screen a bit harder. Screen display is stunning for this price range and I can give 8/10 stars for screen display which is supported by bravia engine(similar to development of Bravia in Sony TVs). I think battery is well enough to keep your phone on e.g. from 7 am to 9 pm. For people who uses phone very frequently it should me not much problem as weak batteries can be later replaced due to repracable battery. Camera is good but not for mass photo capture and I do not recomend using this camera for dark places even if LED flashlight is reduced.
Generaly you can only have best use of that phone if you remove ICS stock (you need to flash recovery and root your device) and install stock Kitakat ROMs or Zperience ROMs otherwise you may get frustrated.
Overall rank is 6.5/10
Maintenance is the Key! install Clean Master, disable unused modules, press 1 Tap Boost before starting any heavy app / game, keep only limited amount of apps at a time meaning don't press 'Install' next to every colorful icon on Play Store, restart once a week...
xperia u overall is good but there is one issue that some times its getting very slow and hang while you make call or recive some time same issue during create message...my phone is upgrade 4.0 but its very slow... kindly help me friends and share your experience... what should i do...my cll will be fast...???
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would ter b ny probz if i use jb in my xperia u..?
ow do i change it..?
sony experia u good phone but one limitation internal memeory only 4 gb its high deffalt of experia
jheph, 12 Jun 2014speaking of Sony Xperia U is there any higher upgrade android version for this device. jb is awesome os good for my xperia u.is a simple method.i have the softwares ever kitkat but not offical.with the jb all setting are working very well
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2014There are also Android 4.4.3 Roms for Xperia Uyes,but it has little problems,anyway is unoffical.jb is cool,faster then ics.if u need it am firstname.lastname@example.org
jb is awesome os good for my xperia u.is a simple method.i have the softwares ever kitkat but not offical.with the jb all setting are working very well.if anyone need it just contact email@example.com
oraclewizard, 23 Jun 2014my favorite phone so far,now am ever running jb unofficial on it and awesome!!!very fast then icsHw u updated it to jb
my favorite phone so far,now am ever running jb unofficial on it and awesome!!!very fast then ics
Dipak Totre, 20 May 2014this mobile I am using from last one year
it is having lot of problems in the mobile
1.... moreI also had this problem while I was trying to use any app for answering calls by motion. Literally all I've tried had the same effect on incoming calls while playing music. Music stops, there's no ringing, I don't hear the caller when I answer but now, as I've removed all of these apps it's all gone and working fine.
It is a good phone, overall very nicely designed.
xu, 15 Jun 2014My phone (xperia u) turns off when sim card is inserted, but it's stays on when sim card is no... moreshut down your mobile then insert the sim card and then switch on it and see.
try this , it worked for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck