Sunday, January 13, 2013

Should I Buy Sony Xperia U?

Well, I just sold mine, so my advice is no, don't buy it. But it is just my advice.
Before buying an Xperia U decide if you like the led lighting system because you would not be able to turn it off easily.
Decide if you would like to have a phone without sd card memory (you will always be limited to the 8 Gb memory built in) .
Decide if you would like to have a phone running on Ginger Bread only (for some versions the official upgrade to Ice Cream is not available)

The proximity sensor problem

This seems to be some kind of bug. At first I though that this was a hardware problem, but not really.
Whenever I answered a call the sensor didn't detect that I had it next to my ear, so the call was ended when I touched the screen accidentaly with my chin when I smiled :)

To enter Sony Xperia U Service Menu I've typed: 
*#*#7378423#*#*  and the proximity service test was perfect, at first it was OFF then when I put my finger on it it displayed OFF, so the hardware was all right.
I also took off the screen protection but it didn't change anything.

Well, I don't want to discourage you from buying it, just think twice.
I'm not sure if Sony, which is not Sony Ericsson anymore is keeping the same standards with their Xperia series, at least not with the Xperia U.