Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
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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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: We really like the shape of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Lots of consumers will sneer at the fact it's thicker and fatter than the likes of the Arc, Galaxy S II or iPhone 4, but it's also a lot more comfortable in the hand, aided by the sculpted shape. The 3.7-inch glass screen is an impressive panel for a mid-range smartphone – it's not as vibrant as the AMOLED panels found on the latest Samsung handsets, but with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels it's a lot sharper ...
Cons: The plastic finish on the Xperia Neo won't appeal to all of you guys. It looks quite nice, but it lacks the substance of the high-end handsets – some of which are made from aluminium or glass. The use of plastic may help to keep the price down, but it also scratches and scuffs easily, so isn't suited to the more clumsy among you. Battery life can be an issue, but it depends on what you use the Neo for, and it's no worse than any other Android smartphone. With all the ...
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.
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: 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
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 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