Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
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25 September 2011
Excerpt: Not every smartphone needs to be a Samsung Galaxy S II. There's plenty of room in the market for a reliable workhorse that delivers smooth productivity and media without maxing out your credit limit. The Xperia Neo aspires to precisely this grounded ambition, selling for £320 ($515) off-contract in the UK (or free on contract from £20 per month), versus £400 ($650) for its bigger-screened sibling, the Xperia Arc.
Summary: We can't help but be impressed by the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. This mid-range smartphone may lack the huge screen found on range-topping handsets, but for lots of people that's definitely a good thing. The Neo is comfortable, relatively compact yet still packs in all the features you're likely to need. It's the ease of use where it really excels, however, with the back-to-basics interface reminding us why we liked Android so much in the first place.
Xperia Neo – Sony Ericsson’s new hit, small, stylish and packing a big camera – review
20 July 2011
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson’s Xperia line of smartphones has been steadily growing in size and quality ever since the first Windows Mobile-based devices started shipping. Nowadays, Sony is using Android as the operating system of choice, and it’s unclear whether they’ll ever switch back to Windows.
Conclusion: So, how worthy is the Xperia Neo? That all depends on how you plan to use it. If you look to a smartphone as a relatively basic, all-in-one communication tool, and you do a lot of old-fashioned stuff with it (like phoning people) then you'll find a lot to like about the Neo. The price is attractive, as is the fact that you don't have to worry too much about scratching the plastic case or bulking it out with military-grade sleeves.
Conclusion: The Xperia neo is a hard one to sum up; is it’s neither a poor phone, nor an excellent phone. As you may or may not have noticed, the smartphone market is absolutely dominated by Android devices, and this makes it quite overwhelming for customers to choose between them. The neo does have a differentiating factor in that it has an excellent camera, but that alone can’t really guarantee the neo’s success.
Summary: A great phone for those not yet ready to take the step up to the enormous 4″ handsets, the Xperia Neo is solid, glitch-free in use, with a very good camera that won’t embarrass you when you upload the results to your desktop. It’s not an exciting dual-core beast, just a reliable, usable, everyday smartphone.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo can't claim the XPERIA Arc's unique design, or the XPERIA Play's dedicated gaming controls, but it offers a similar feature set including an excellent camera and a HDMI-out port.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo review: More than a sequel
10 May 2011
Conclusion: Sony Ericsson is introducing new additions to their refreshed Android lineup as we speak. With newly found processing power, bigger high-res screens and HD video, even the new Xperia minis are children who will prey on their parents. The difference between old and new Xperia just cannot be overstated. And the Neo is certainly a part of that. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has the latest features of the house.
Pros: Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 3.7" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) on Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine, Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset, 512 MB RAM, 8 MP autofocus camera, LED flash, geotagging, 720p video @ 30fps, continuous autofocus, Front facing VGA camera, video calls, Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, GPS with ...
Cons: Display has poor viewing angles, The competition has dual-core CPUs, 1080p video, No smart dialing, Loudspeaker has below average performance, No DivX/XviD support, Memory card slot under the battery cover