There’s an oft-used idiom about small packages, which frequently doesn’t apply to the world of technology. That’s to say that a diminished form factor often doesn’t bring the “best things” with it. For example, Sony’s NXT family members, revealed between CES and MWC, gifted consumers with the choice of three new handsets: the Xperia P, S and U. The last one in that list is by far the smallest, and in congruence with the general trend of mobile technology, the most lightly armored.
However, we’re not ones to make assumptions, and heaven forbid we pre-judge something based on size alone. We’re as willing to be surprised as anyone, and the new baby of the Sony bunch is as likely a candidate as any to throw us a curveball. Our initial impressions in Barcelona were largely positive, so this review — as the firm says on its marketing material for the phone — is all about (the Xperia) U.
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