Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is the successor of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. The transition from Symbian to Android does make all the difference. Take a look at its main features.

  • 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, geo-tagging
  • 720p video @ 30fps, continuous autofocus
  • Front facing VGA camera, video calls
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot (32GB supported, 8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Voice dialing
  • Adobe Flash 10.2 support
  • microHDMI port

Full specs here.

On the right side of the phone we find the dedicated camera button in two stages and the power button. Near the power button it has a tiny LED for notifications. The camera has an 8MP Exmor R sensor which takes very good pictures in low light. It has autofocus and LED flash. The LED can be used when shooting. The videos have 720p resolution at 30 fps and the camera has continuous autofocus while shooting. Other interesting features of the camera are geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and video calling support for the main camera. It also has a secondary VGA camera.

On the upper side of the screen near the ear piece speaker we find the ambient light sensor, VGA secondary camera and the proximity sensor. The display measures 3.7 inches and underneath it there are three hardware buttons: back, home and menu. It supports a resolution of 480×854 pixels and has a pixel density of 265ppi. A scratch resistant glass covers the LED-backlit LCD. The display has the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

The Xperia Neo has 320 Mb storage available for apps. It has an 8GB microSD card but it can support a card up to 32GB. The 512 Mb of RAM memory are helping the graphics processing unit Adreno 205. The Scorpion processor clocked at 1 GHz is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255. The OS can be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but the phone come out of the box with version 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

The connectivity is humble. The phone has HSDPA and HSUPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and 5.76 Mbps.  Bluetooth version is 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB slot is v2.0 and Wi-Fi has b/g/n protocols with DLNA and Hotspot.

The phone weighs 126 grams and measures 116x57x13mm. The battery is lithium-ion at 1500 mAh. With a moderate use the Xperia Neo can stay on for about two days. If you don’t use any internet connection like Wi-Fi or 3G it can last more than two days.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has an uncommon design but it’s nice, it offers a good browsing experience thanks to the Adobe flash support and it has an excellent camera. You can visit


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