Product Type: Sony Mobile Communications Smartphone
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Great phone, but....
Sony XPERIA U
Member Name: clarebear2103
Sony XPERIA U
Advantages: Looks good, 5MP camera, easy to navigate
Disadvantages: Over-sensitive touch screen
At first glance, the Xperia U is a good-looking, smart little phone that fits nicely in your hand, and has the added bonus of an interchangeable bottom in black, pink white or yellow! The strip above this also lights up and is a different colour depending on the theme and colour scheme you choose, and also changes to coordinate with any photo you may be viewing.
The on/off and volume controls are situated perfectly for ease of use, and the swipe function to lock, and navigate menus is also very straightforward. You can customise the multiple home screens to include any apps, shortcuts or widgets you wish (e.g. if there is a person in your contacts you phone frequently, you can install a widget which, when pressed, calls that person immediately. The on-screen keyboard is fine for those with small fingers, but with the extremely sensitive touch screen and small keys is, according to my significant other, rather frustrating to use if you have larger hands!
Powered by android, there is a wide range of apps and games that can be downloaded to the phone at the touch of a button via the Play store whch is simple to access and navigate.
A good camera is important to me when choosing a phone, and the Xperia's 5MP camera does not disappoint. The video recording, however, is disappointing. Not for those who want to record high quality videos.
Now for the main problem for me - the extremely oversensitive touch screen! I can't count the times I've accidentally pressed the mute or speakerphone buttons whilst making a call or sent a text before it was finished!
Summary: Great phone, but the touch screen can be extremely annoying!