Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Review


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. The handset fits well on your palm and you will surely like its semi-anodised finish along with easy to access key arrangement at the front and superb front facing camera. The cool ear piece and light sensor adds up to the benefits of the device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Control:

The quality of the sensor is definitely much better than the usual VGA hardware devices that are available in plenty these days. Apart from that, the other furniture of the phone is nicely arranged as well. You can easily access the power or lock key in the right side of the phone, irrespective of the big screen display. Right under it, you can access the volume key to control the sound. In fact, you can easily adjust the volume by holding the phone to your ears.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Design & Build:

The built of the phone is quite sturdy like the other handsets by Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo looks strong with its plastic and chrome type covering. With its thin, 13mm body and curved two-tone back the Neo looks the part, but aside from its slick, albeit overly plasticky looks, little has changed since the Xperia X10 and it’s certainly not as stylish as the HTC Incredible S.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Connectivity:

You will find three ports in the mobile phone for diverse functionalities such as mini HDMI out connection, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB connection port. It is expected that Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo also loads a cable to support functionality of its HDMI port so that you can stream high quality High Definition movies directly on your television screen.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Display:

The display of SOny Ericsson XPERIA Neo is a big highlight. The size of the screen is quite big at 3.7 inches and being a LED backlit LCD capacitive touch screen, it is going to provide a superb experience to the users. The colour visibility of the phone is 16 millions and its resolution is 480 x 854 pixels. It also loads the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, which ensures the experience of watching movies or videos over the phone will be immaculate. Other major highlights of the display includes scratch resistant surface, multi touch input method, proximity sensor for auto turn off, accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate, and Timescape™ UI.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Storage:

The storage capacity is very crucial for the smart phones because the number of features and applications are quite high. SOny Ericsson XPERIA Neo is a sophisticated smart phone and hence it needs good storage capacity and Sony Ericsson does not disappoint in this aspect. The device is equipped with a 320 MB internal memory and a microSD™ card slot that can load memory up to 32 GB. As the internal memory is not big enough, the phone comes with a 8 GB memory card that will be included within the package.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Camera & Video:

Do you want to know what the biggest highlight of the phone is after its excellent display features, then it has to be the camera. Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo loads an 8 mega pixel snapper that is capable to click images at 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution along with high end features such as LED flash, auto focus, touch focus, geo tagging, face and smile detection and video calling. The features of the camera are no less than a decent digital camera. It can also record high quality videos at 720p @30 fps with video light and continuous auto focus. Therefore, the experience of both still photography and video recording is awesome.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Multimedia:

If you liked the excellent features of Sony Ericsson 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.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – Performance:

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo is powered by Android™ v2.3 Gingerbread and Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor. Along with that the availability of HSDPA and Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n makes sure that the experience over the phone will be quite fast and easy.


We’re impressed with the Neo, sure the design is very last year and the screen feels a little small, but it’s well built and equipped with the latest version of Android with some user-friendly Sony Ericsson additions. It’s a well-featured handset too, with a good 8-megapixel camera, DLNA and HDMI, great features for a phone for available in the market.

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