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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno

alaTest has collected and analyzed 975 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The screen and camera also get good opinions, but there are some less positive reviews about the text input and durability. There are some mixed views about the performance.

usability, camera, screen, design, size

battery, reliability, reception, durability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reception and design are on the whole positive. The portability and reliability also get good feedback.

usability, reliability, portability, design, reception

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Sim Free Smartphone - Blue/GreySony Ericsson Xperia Neo Sim Free Smartphone - Blue/Grey

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the price and design are generally positive.

performance, design, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson MT15a Xperia Neo Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 and 3.7-Inch Multi-Touch Display--U.S. Warranty (Blue Gradient)Sony Ericsson MT15a Xperia Neo Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 and 3.7-Inch Multi-Touch Display--U.S. Warranty (Blue Gradient)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the screen and size.

size, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V MT11a Unlocked Phone with Android, 5 MP Camera, and 3.7-Inch Display--U.S. Warranty (Silver)Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V MT11a Unlocked Phone with Android, 5 MP Camera, and 3.7-Inch Display--U.S. Warranty (Silver)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review

 

Not every smartphone needs to be a Samsung Galaxy S II. There's plenty of room in the market for a reliable workhorse that delivers smooth productivity and m...

Decent build quality Vibrant screenMostly vanilla Android

Two-minute boot timeNative camera app over-compresses imagesHard to type accurately, especially in portrait

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo Review

 

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo arrives with something of a personality problem. Where the XPERIA Play was resolute in its gaming ambitions, and the XPERIA Arc promised to put Sony's living room prowess into a pocket-friendly package, the Neo takes on the...

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,...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo review: More than a sequel

 

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,...

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

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo preview: First look

 

Sony Ericsson is keen to start 2011 in style with strong additions to the XPERIA lineup to please every taste. The Arc is the one true flagship, the Pro is the business messenger and the Play is the gaming smartphone. What's in there for the Neo then?

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo aims to find the sweet spot between price and functionality, but in a world crowded with Android offerings, will the 3.7-inch screen enhanced with Mobile Bravia technology and an 8.1-megapixel sensor manage to stand out?...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : mohseen (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Reviewed

 

A review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, the last of the single core phones of this age, does it have what it takes to compete with the dual core big boys? We aim to find out in our review of the Neo.

As a smartphone, the Xperia Neo is a bit on the dumb side really, considering its price tag and high end mid-range pedigree, it should have been more capable, smarter and functional, almost all of its rivals in the same category are ahead of it.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (androidcommunity.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo Review

 

While we've got our hearts firmly planted in the Xperia PLAY camp, what with its lovely selection of PLAY-specific applications we love so very much to review, its tough not to see the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo as simply the non-slider version of the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

 

These are both Android 2.3 devices, so they are bang up-to-date as far as the OS is concerned, unlike the old X10 which launched with an out-of-date version and has lagged behind in updates ever since. Sony Ericsson have added their own software...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review

 

Sony Ericsson has been a little behind in the Android handset race. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 took a long time to get to market and was somewhat disappointing. The Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro were better, but still very niche handsets with...

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,...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Laura Tosney (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review

 

Mid-range Sony Ericsson Android phone packs a photographic punch

Navigation is swift and judderless ; 8MP camera ; Connectivity is fantastic and the browser loads quickly ; Mini-HDMI port connection ; Comfortable and easy to use one-handed

The 3.7-inch screen somehow feels a little smaller than it should ; Colours aren't as bright as expected and don't pop on screen ; Sound quality is poor if not using the provided headset ; Video capture isn't as high quality as expected ; Aesthetics...

Sitting pretty in the hand, the small Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo smartphone and its 8.1-megapixel camera offer photographic skills far beyond what you'd expect for its 125g weight.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance:1500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:31
Continuous video playback time:7.25 / 7.41
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):400 / 430
Talk time (2G):6.55 / 6.9 / 6.91 / 6.92 / 7
Talk time (3G):7

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

3D recording: Yes
Auto focus:No / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:16 / 2.46
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8.1
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.7
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3 / eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:HTML
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader:No / Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MP4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Maps with Street View\n / Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Maps
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones:No / Yes
Customizable video ring tones:N / Y
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 2.3.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: No
Themes:Pre-themes, Screensavers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 2.3.4
SyncML: No
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:2
Internal memory:1024 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:320
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:320
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.512 / 4.57
Height:0.512 / 2.24 / 4.57
Weight:4.44
Width:2.24 / 4.57