Xperia UA quick heads-up for anyone looking for a solid entry-level handset — Sony's Xperia U is now available for £124.99 from UK retailer Expansys. That'll get you a basic but capable Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone, with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.5-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel Sony Exmor R camera.

It's not going to win any prizes for tech specs, but the Xperia U is a nicely-designed handset that features Sony's unique glowing "transparent element" as part of its design. In our review last May, we praised the performance and build quality, and since then it's been upgraded to ICS, giving it a new lease of life. If you're after a decent, inexpensive Android phone, we can certainly think of worse ways to spend your money.

Source: Expansys

There are 6 comments

sequoia462 says:

I thought about getting this phone, but they didn't have it at Rogers. Now it's stopped selling on the carrier that it was available at, Fido. I kinda need more RAM though, but the size is nice.

Jet300 says:

Wow. That phone looks like quite the brick right there ... Is that picture deceiving or is it really that thick?

sequoia462 says:

It's pretty thick, but it's small other than that. Though still one other reason why I've been deterred from getting it.

icebike says:

At first glance, it looked like a planter, with plants growing in it.

it has a fixed memory of 8 GB

out of which you get only 4 GB for files
and the battery is only 1200 mah