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Sony Xperia Neo Review: In Depth
28 March 2014
Conclusion: If you’re in the market for an inexpensive phone with a good camera then Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Neo does the job and then some. We like the integration of Facebook, particularly the tagged picture syncing feature and how you can organise your apps into handy folders on the touchscreen.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson has recently announced a mobile phone, called the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo . The similarity of Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo with SE Vivaz ends with the form factor. The phone definitely looks cute and attractive. It may not be as dashing and high-end as Samsung Galaxy S II, which is also announced during the same period, but it definitely has its own sets of appeal.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Neo is a beautiful-looking phone. With its curves, chrome sides and black to blue colour transition on the back I immediately fell in love with this phone. Is the love more than skin deep? Read on to see.. The first thing that struck me about the Xperia Neo is how good it looks, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Pros: Beautiful unique styling, Outstanding camera, Great quality music playback and included earphones, HD voice capable
Cons: No dedicated search button, even long press on menu, Physical buttons rather than soft buttons, No light sensor (?), Some functions suffer from poor memory management
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.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo does most of what you'd expect from a recent Android device; the only problem is, the XPERIA Arc has already got there first, several months ahead. The Neo is fatter than the Arc but has a smaller, less impressive display, and with the recent software update the Facebook integration can also be found on the older device.
Summary: Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play and XPERIA Arc Android phones may be the company's flagship models of 2011, but there is another Sony Ericsson offering that has slipped quietly under the radar: XPERIA Neo. Geared towards entertainment, the XPERIA Neo has a built-in HDMI-out port, an Exmor R camera sensor and uses Sony's Bravia graphics engine that promises smoother video playback.
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
Conclusion: The Xperia neo comes with a retail price of just above $500 in Europe. For nearly $150 less than the Xperia arc , it delivers most of the functionality of Sony Ericsson's flagship including an 8-megapixel EXMOR R camera along with outstanding calling and audio quality. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't meet Sony Ericsson's promise of superior low-light quality and is rather average.
Pros: Refined, signature design, Outstanding call/audio quality, Punchy colors with the Mobile Bravia engine
Cons: Sub-par camera, Disappointing battery life, Below average sunlight legibility