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Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat
alaScore 88

3093 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3093 reviews of Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone White-Yellow bottomSony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone White-Yellow bottom

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 428 user reviews of Sony Xperia U / Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia U ST25A-BP Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 OS and 3.5-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black/Pink)Sony Xperia U ST25A-BP Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 OS and 3.5-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black/Pink)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia U review

 

Sony's small Android smartphone offers a dual-core processor and plenty of charm

Solid construction ; Clear display ; Fast, smooth Android ; Clever Facebook integration ; Nice music player

Awful 720p video ; No SD card slot ; Only 4GB storage ; Browser looks dated ; Stiff camera button

The Sony Xperia U sits at the cheaper end of Sony's range of Android smartphones, using similar styling to the much larger Xperia S and the slightly larger Xperia P and Xperia Miro, setting it apart from Sony's rounder phones, including the rugged Sony...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia U pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has announced the Sony Xperia U, a third handset to complement the newly launched Sony Xperia P and the flagship model, the Xperia S. The smallest

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia U review

 

The Sony Xperia U is the most affordable handset from the brand's new range

Great screen ; Powerful processor ; Fast camera

Lack of expandable memory ; Chunky depth ; Disappointing battery life

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia U review

 

UPDATE - This review has been updated to reflect the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia U

A satisfying phone to hold and use, which is excellent value both SIM-free and on contract

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia U

 

A satisfying phone to hold and use, which is excellent value both SIM-free and on contract

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia U review

 

The Sony Xperia U is the smallest and cheapest of three Xperia NXT Series models – but it's far from being the lesser choice...

The Xperia U is one of the best smartphones we've seen for under £200. For this price you get a capable handset providing higher performance than some more expensive rivals – all with a fantastic screen and a two-day battery life. The phone's maind...

Jun, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia U

 

Small, cute and available in funky colours. What's not to like?

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia U Review

 

Sony's NXT line has been taken to like Marmite thanks to the uniform look and feel across its range. Consisting of the Sony Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U all offer a trademark combination of bold corners, curvaceous backing and transparent banding...

Sharp screen ; Fast processor ; Solid camera

Heavy user interface ; No Ice Cream Sandwich ; Poor Mac connectivity

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

Still, an update will be available in the fullness of time, and this should not detract too much from what is a generally very impressive device. It’s a solidly mid-range handset, and while we’re not enamoured with every aspect of it, the very...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Sony Xperia U Review

 

The Sony Xperia U is small enough to pop in a pocket or bag, plus it has a dual-core chip and clear display, making it a great media machine for films and games.

Clear, vibrant display; small but chunky; dual-core processor; cool interchangeable lip

Unimpressive battery life; stiff camera key; too small for some users

The Xperia U is the tiniest of the Xperia series to dates, and manages to fit in most of the range’s great features, such as a very decent snapper, dual-core chip, and colourful, sharp display. Only battery life proves unimpressive. If you want to...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1320
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5 / 6
Standby time (2G):260 / 472
Standby time (3G):472
Talk time (2G):6.36 / 6.5 / 6.6
Talk time (3G):5.36 / 5.5 / 5.6

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Pink / Black, Pink, Yellow / Black, White / Silver / White / White, Yellow
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black, Pink

Display

Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGG, WAV / MP3, MP4, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800, 850, 1900, 2100 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Data network:3G / 3G, CSD
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Headset connectivity:3.5mm
Java technology:Y / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.0
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Slide show: Yes
Slideshow:Y
Standby time:472
Talk Time:6.36
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.0 ICS
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / STE
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:U8500

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.0 ICS

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:0.5 / 512
Internal storage capacity:8
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 12
Height :11.2 / 112
Weight:110
Width:5.4 / 54