Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

The powerful and entertaining smartphone from Sony Ericsson, the Xperia Neo offers the latest Android smartphone fundamentals with cutting-edge Sony multimedia technology at a mid-level price. The Neo handset boasts Sony's distinctive 'human cu...

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The powerful and entertaining smartphone from Sony Ericsson, the Xperia Neo offers the latest Android smartphone fundamentals with cutting-edge Sony multimedia technology at a mid-level price. The Neo handset boasts Sony's distinctive 'human curvature' shape that looks good and fits ergonomically perfectly in your hand, especially when taking pictures. Inside the Xperia Neo is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor for smooth internet browsing and app usage. The Neo houses a 3.7 inch screen that shows off a healthy 854 x 480 resolution and utilises Sony Ericsson's Reality Display technology and the Mobile BRAVIA graphics engine to produce a fantastically bright and clear image. The Xperia Neo also has a strong focus on digital photography, coming with an 8MP camera with LED flash that can capture HD quality video and has Sony's Exmor R sensor on board which allows you take great quality images in any light conditions. What's even better is you can plug the Xperia Neo handset into your HDTV via the HDMI socket and display your videos and pictures on the big screen. Features you'll love: Unique 'human curvature' body shape fits snugly in your hand for comfortable handling and delivers striking looks
Excellent 8.1MP camera with Exmor R sensor for superb photos and HD video recording, even in low light conditions
Sony's Mobile BRAVIA engine gives 3.7 inch screen a bright and vivid picture
1GHz processor powers a slick smartphone performance
Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and all the associated goodness, such as Google Maps and the Android Market
Great connectivity with WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI output socket A touch phone for great pics:
Snap superb pictures in the sunset. Shoot sharp scenes in low light. The Xperia neo touch phone comes with an 8.1 megapixel camera and Sony's award-winning Exmor R for mobile sensor. Xperia neo - a sharp and bright smartphone:
Take the brightest photos. Create shining movie epics. Show it all on your Xperia neo smartphone. With the multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, you see colours and contrasts in a whole new light. Smartphone goes videophone:
Time for your big screen premiere? View videos and photos on your HD TV. Just connect via the built-in HDMI connector Browse your files using your TV's remote. So if there's nothing on TV tonight, no worries - use your smartphone. It doubles as a videophone. (TV must be CEC compatible) On your TV. With HDMI:
Showtime. On a big screen. Connect your Xperia neo to your HD TV using the built-in HDMI connector. Use your TV's remote to browse photos and videos. Or browse the web and check out the flavour of the day on YouTube. And if gaming's your passion, download what's hot from the games charts. All on your TV.
(TV must be CEC compatible. Remote function only works for videos and photos, not for games or web browsing.) Getting dark?:
Dusk, dawn or just a crummy old light bulb? Sony's Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor lets you capture high-quality, bright pictures and videos in poor light conditions. Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine:
Enhanced contrast. Richer colours. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine makes the 3.7" screen sharp and crisp. Unique design:
Ergonomics is not just about adjustable seats and foot rests. Ergonomic products can also come with a glossy finish and beautiful, curving lines. The Xperia neo is living proof. You choose - Android Market:
Going out? Finding out? Or perhaps just chilling out? Download any application you want from Android Market and customise your Xperia neo to make it exclusively yours. Front-facing camera:
Your Xperia neo has a front-facing VGA quality camera. P
Features
3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Camera Yes
Connectivity With Bluetooth
Design Touch Screen
EDGE Yes
Email Yes
Expansion Slot microSDHC
GPRS Yes
GPS No
HSDPA Yes
Internal Memory 0.32 GB
Internet Yes
Manufacturer Sony
MMS Yes
Model Number Xperia Neo
Music Yes
Network Compatibility Quad Band
Operating System Android 2.0
Radio No
Standby time 430 hrs
Talk time 420 mins
TV No
Video Yes
Weight 126g
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The Xperia Neo, shiny like a Chinese stereo
14 Feb 2012

The 3.7” display is really very decent. You get 480×854 pixels for a roughly 265ppi density, and it’s punchy and bright (with a non-configurable auto-dim that actually works — HTC I’m looking at you). It’s not bright enough for bright sun though – although to be fair few displays are. It’s a solid performer, but the dubious styling and under-thought user interface is not up to scratch. It’s like NASCAR – when you’re competing in the Android world where everyone is racing the same car. it’s the little things that make you the winner. Read more here: Gearburn review

By Gearburn

Pretty good looking (if slightly chintzy with all chrome detailing) if you're tired of "oblong gloss black". Good specs for the price range. Display glass is a definite step up from its cheaper siblings (Sony Ericsson Arc, etc).

Have a strong suspicion that time, scrapes and dings will have it looking tatty. Text entry is not the smartest, and the soft keyboard not as accurate as it could be (and buttons on front too stiff). Dull apps and widgets. Poor battery life.