Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
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14 September 2011
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.
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 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
Excerpt: Smartphones might work well as communication and internet devices, but camera performance typically isn’t strong. Sony Ericsson seeks to change this with the Xperia Neo, a phone packed with Sony CyberShot technology and ambitions of replacing the need for a standalone camera. Sony Ericsson's customisations of Android are very nice, including a pinch to zoom that consolidates all of your widgets on the one screen.
Pros: Above average came, ra performance, Great voice quality, Nice Android customisations
Cons: Chunky design, Low-light performance not up to expectations
Conclusion: If you liked the excellent features of XPERIA Neo’s camera, then the other multimedia features like music and video players will also impress you. The music player can play diverse music files such as MP3/ WMA/ WAV/ eAAC+; while there is a video playback that can stream MP4/H.264/WMV. There is Stereo FM radio with RDS for added advantage to the music lovers, while you can connect the handset to the TV via HDMI port to enjoy HD quality video on big screen.
Pros: 3.7 inches LED backlit LCD display, 3G, Wi Fi, 8 MP camera, 720p@30fps video recording, 32GB memory
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Neo (and QWERTY packing Pro ) models didn’t get nearly the attention that was afforded to the Xperia Arc and the Xperia Play upon launch. While those other models are more distinct in their offering, the Xperia Neo lands on our review desk as something of A N Other Android device. It packs in some respectable specs, but with Sony Ericsson continuing to expand their line-up of Android handsets, are they now spreading themselves too thin?
Pros: HDMI output, new Facebook integration adds some features, up-to-date Android version, comfortable in the hand, camera performance
Cons: Screen foibles, Timescape still isn't as complete as we'd like it to be, basic level functionality can't compete with rivals