Product Type: Sony Mobile Communications Smartphone
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How good is the Sony U?
Sony XPERIA U
Member Name: Moade
Sony XPERIA U
Advantages: Good small phone, great keypad and able to change how phone looks
Disadvantages: lack of memory, constant flashing bar
The Sony U is actually a good, little Android powered phone. It fits in the palm of my hand so I don't have to fear that it will slip. It also looks good - it's eye catching. Also, with the phone you can also always change the bottom bar. Thus if you feel bored with your phone, you can change the bottom bar. There are many colours, such as, pink or yellow. It makes your phone look brighter and generally more eye-catching.
However, I dislike the constant flashing bar. Firstly, it drains a lot of battery and it also constantly is on, so using the phone in the dark is very annoying. Unfortunately, Sony does not have a feature that allows you to turn it off. However, there are various apps, on Google apps, which allow you to turn off the constant flashing bar.
My favourite feature is the keypad. You are able to slide your fingers, from letter to letter, to spell out a word. I love it. It can be so annoying when you have to spell something word by word, especially at night. This feature is amazing and so convenient.
What I truly dislike is how many google apps there are on this phone - that I cannot uninstall. This takes up various memory, when Sony does not have a micro sd slot. This, in my opinion, is the worst feature. After all, the phone only has 4GB memory, the other 4GB is not open to the user. If you thus like to have various songs, images and apps on your phone - Sony U is not for you.
The touch screen on the phone is great; it is so responsive. It's great how much the screen responds. You do not have to fear the slowness of the touchscreen or that it will not respond.
The camera is simply adequate. It takes pictures - but it is nothing remarkably amazing.
Overall, the phone is great, for somebody who likes a small phone and who does not need various memory.
Summary: A great phone that is Android based
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