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Old 01-09-2012, 11:55
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Hi Any idea how good this phone is,I am getting it on Monday so hope it will have good reviews.Thanks if you can help.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:11
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http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pho...1082487/review


Hope this helps. I don't have an Xperia U myself but do have the Xperia Arc S and I like it a lot but the Xperia T looks to be a far better handset.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:20
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http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pho...1082487/review


Hope this helps. I don't have an Xperia U myself but do have the Xperia Arc S and I like it a lot but the Xperia T looks to be a far better handset.
Thank you so much,Im not a phone person so not sure if the fact it has no sd card slot is a big thing but as im paying 23 a mth maybe i need to look around for a phone which supports a sd card.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:21
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Battery is not too good either.

It's a decent phone but there are better phones for that price I'm sure.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:25
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Hope this helps. I don't have an Xperia U myself but do have the Xperia Arc S and I like it a lot but the Xperia T looks to be a far better handset.
the T will be about 300 quid dearer than the U though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:34
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the T will be about 300 quid dearer than the U though.
The xperia U is 150 on Pay As You Go, which is good value for dual core, if it had an SD slot I'd probably get one myself.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:35
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I love mine. I like the flashing light strip.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:46
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Thank you all for your great help,As i wont want to store loads of pics on my phone i wonder if it wont matter so much,As long as i can have plenty of apps that will be ok,I still have time to change my mind but maybe i should wait till it comes on monday and see it for myself ,I only send a few texts a day might make a 1 or 2 calls a week so hope i am getting the right phone for the price,Thanks again.
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Old 01-09-2012, 14:34
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You couldn't move all apps to SD anyway. AFAIK the phone is getting an ICS update (if it hasn't already). I am thinking about getting the phone too but I'm a bit undecided at the moment due to the lack of SD slot as I have a 32gb memory card at the moment.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:52
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I have this phone - I broke my Galaxy S3 on a drunken night out last week and it was the only replacement I could afford - and its fantastic.

Yeah, its slower than the Galaxy. And the screen is smaller. But its cute. The phone is incredibly well made, the screen quality is fantastic and the whole phone runs very smoothly. I've not upgraded mine to Android ICS 4.0 yet...and I doubt I will, seeing as this runs so well.

An absolute BARGAIN for 129 I would say (phones4u - brought on o2 but unlocked to all)

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:53
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+ the light strip at the bottom is incredibly attractive, if I were to be superficial like that
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Old 06-10-2012, 14:12
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Have this phone in our house and it is very nice but not sure I would be paying 23 month for it thats too much. Contract I got it on was 7.50.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:54
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i have the sony u and i love it, i was a big sony ericcson fan and this phone is fast and easy to use.

the no sd slot i was worried about too but it has not bothered me a bit i have lots of photos and music on there, the battery life could be better but hey most smartphones battery life could be better,
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:31
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I think it is a better phone at this price.. Is it? Also with the trust of Sony...
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:23
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i`ve seen a deal on O2. Downside is there is no data. Upside i get a decent phone for the same roughly the same monthly payments.

http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/go/ZG...AtMA==?p=1&c=1
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Old 10-10-2012, 15:38
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Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal. Im with O2 and paying just over 10 a month. with that i get 300mins and unlimited texts it isn`t a smartphone I don`t know anything about talk mobile so don`t know how good they are. Would have prefered to keep my number as well if possible. also how far would 500MB of data go. I would probably be only browsing and maybe the odd app although that might change when i`ve got it.

http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/go/ZG...AtMA==?p=1&c=1
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Old 12-10-2012, 00:45
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Battery is not too good either.

It's a decent phone but there are better phones for that price I'm sure.
Battery life is fine. Unless the phone is being absolutely hammered on a daily basis, then I can only presume you've experienced a faulty one.

Care to name one?
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Old 12-10-2012, 14:31
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Is this phone bad for sound. like when you get a text or a call, you can`t hear it because volume is too low even at highest volume? also is it bad for people who text a lot?
would like to know this before i buy it?
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Old 12-10-2012, 22:07
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I have this phone, I think its really good. Its much better than the Galaxy Ace 2 and the HTC One V which are the other similar phones the class. Its very fast with a very good screen and decent camera. Well worth it. Looks great to!
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Old 14-10-2012, 12:18
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Battery life is fine. Unless the phone is being absolutely hammered on a daily basis, then I can only presume you've experienced a faulty one.

Care to name one?
Carphone Warehouse was selling this phone at 7.50 per month contract and 99.99 Pay As You Go, it's gone up again now but 23 per month is way too much, you can get a Galaxy SII or Xperia S for that.

Pay As You Go I'd go for the Galaxy Ace 2, yes it's a bit slower but bigger (and wider) screen, bigger battery and SD card slot, plus it's being updated to Jellybean, as opposed to the ICS update for the U, it's 169.99 at Phones 4 U.
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:36
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Who has taken up the offer on mobiles.co.uk. What happens if something goes wrong with the phone and you don`t take up the insurance offer?
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:10
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Have this phone in our house and it is very nice but not sure I would be paying 23 month for it thats too much. Contract I got it on was 7.50.
Where???

Trying to look for this phone on contract and the cheapest I can find is 10 a month.

- sorry I have just seen, CPW

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Old 15-10-2012, 11:05
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Just been on live chat with o2 to ask if i need to give notice. they tried offering me a deal to match the one with talk mobile. free sony xperia u phone, 50 mins, unlimited texts and 100mb data for 13.50 a month. that is the best they can offer. this is what he said when told him talk mobile are offering a better deal for less.

"I understand this but with us you will get full 24 months warranty with the handset. Also Our data services are capped so even If you exceed your monthly data allowances you won't be charged anything extra, only the speed would be reduced"

I know that i won`t get that with talk mobile but it still seems a better deal than the o2 one.
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:12
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Just been on live chat with o2 to ask if i need to give notice. they tried offering me a deal to match the one with talk mobile. free sony xperia u phone, 50 mins, unlimited texts and 100mb data for 13.50 a month. that is the best they can offer. this is what he said when told him talk mobile are offering a better deal for less.

"I understand this but with us you will get full 24 months warranty with the handset. Also Our data services are capped so even If you exceed your monthly data allowances you won't be charged anything extra, only the speed would be reduced"

I know that i won`t get that with talk mobile but it still seems a better deal than the o2 one.
..And a reliable bloody signal!
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:27
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..And a reliable bloody signal!
o2 use to have a reliable signal but lately on my phone its been saying emergency use only a lot like it did when i was with t-mobile. don`t know if vodafone is any better but can`t be much worse. Just don`t know what happnes if the phone i get off talk mibile breaks. am i covered or not?
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