Big deceptions with this phone:
- lost of GSM signal quite often (not related with the operator's network or SIM card),
- weak battery (one week maximum with low usage)
- pictures numbering restarts after transferring them, so you get the same name for new photos
- low memory available because of many applications pre-installed that you cant't get rid of.
Already upgraded to Android 4.0.1, sent back to Sony for warranty
AnonD-23465, 13 May 2013nice work friend...try brains rom...and infinity rom...they are flawless roms...you can also t... moreThank you,ASH008.I will try today,i see some tutorials about Brain room and Infinity room on Youtube,i'm not sure about my choice :D
Ian, 13 May 2013Are you sure 60-70mb free ? I have updated mine via Pc Companion to ICS B.1.10, and i have aro... moreI have 60-70 MB free plus the old firmware(6.1.1.B.1.10) where had 130-140 MB free.Now I have even 220 MB free,sometime.This is more stable ,whitout lagging,freezing.Try 6.1.1.C.1.10 the last firmware for this Xperia U!
Mikael, 13 May 2013Today i flashed my official rom ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.B.1.10) with ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.C.1.10 Crotia T-M... morenice work friend...try brains rom...and infinity rom...they are flawless roms...you can also try out jellybean rom...dont forget to make a nandroid backup of your current rom...
During the initial days the phone might just wow all the buyers. But after using for couple of months one will get to know that the only good things about this phone are its display of 280 PPI and the transparent illumination bar.
It's been five months since I got this phone and the phone has become pretty much useless now. Random freezes and lags, very low available RAM, very heavy battery drainage, feeble loud speaker, good-for-nothing camera, not being able to charge properly, blah blah. My phone is still rocking GB 2.3.7 and I wonder how more sluggish it might have become had I upgraded it to ICS.
Anonymous, 12 May 2013Even in gb its also very slow when i take picture ..and i have no idea how to send out all my ... moreWell, During gingerbread in my phone, it capture for 1 to 1.5 second, while in ICS, it takes 2 to 3 seconds to capture photos. regarding on transfering photo to pc, i have no problem mine, you should reinstall your PC companion, mine is version 2.1
Mikael, 13 May 2013Today i flashed my official rom ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.B.1.10) with ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.C.1.10 Crotia T-M... moreAre you sure 60-70mb free ? I have updated mine via Pc Companion to ICS B.1.10, and i have around 150 to 180 MB free of RAM.
Today i flashed my official rom ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.B.1.10) with ICS 4.0.4(6.1.1.C.1.10 Crotia T-Mobile).After i flash the kernel and loaded whitout unlock the bootloader and finally rooted and instal CWM.Now the phone it's verry smooth,fast responsive...with this firmware i have with 60-70 mb free ram than other.Finally i want to flash with Zperience from XDA because have many improvements like Bravia Engine 2,Xperia Z lock screen,camera UI from JB and many.For all who complain about ICS lags freezing,my advice it is to flash it!
Aldrin, 11 May 2013My main issue is when answering a call, when i'm answering it like swiping then its just stuck... moreEven in gb its also very slow when i take picture ..and i have no idea how to send out all my picture to my pc now the memory keep going full...when i plug usb to my pc but its cant connect to the storage ..try many times even wifi or bluetooth also cant connect to pc ...this phone actually dissapoint me..the loud speaker its worse ...slow responding ...im already use for 7months..another thing is sony phone no second hand value ...
i bougt this 4n few week ago...its workng gud.....my problem is the mzgs i got to the 4n are displaying bottam in the 4n b4r i open the mzg...hw shall i stop this???plz rip me...
AnonD-144609, 12 May 2013Hi ASH, I really need to get rid of the issues with my XU after ICS update. Even the basic fun... morewhy dont you try a custom ROM...no need to unlock the botloader...just install a custom recovery in your phone...otherwise no other go but to downgrade to gb...ics is really pathetic in xu...
All the Xperia U user with I.C.S 4.0.4 (official)update if your phone hangs or not working properly and won't do normal stuffs like calling, messaging etc without lagging do one thing 'go to setting >> developer options >> background process limit and select "1 process at most".. after this phone will work fine. Our beloved XU phone lags/hangs because of "LOW ram + battery" issue so keep an eye on it. Have fun with your phone it's a great phone if we take care of it..
i plan to buy x u but when i search the shops they said that now the ph. is comin. with ics upgrade. Guys how is its performance?
from ur comments i feel dat ics upgrade is not working smoothly in xu, so if the ph. ships with ics can it be reverted back top gb?