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Sony Xperia Neo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 843 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and screen. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the apps and reliability are mixed. There are some negative views about the features.

responsiveness, design, camera, screen, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Neo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 843 reviews)

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Build quality, Screen, Sound, Reception, Keypad, Social networking functionality, Portability, Text input, Reliability, Configurability, Camera, 3D, Features, Responsiveness, Apps, Usability, Design, Value for money, Battery, Connectivity

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Good value for money


Neo is fast, great touch, easy to type and scroll, good quality camera.

Easy buttons and controls, Lightweight, Neat features, Strong signal, Stable, Easy to use, Usability, Design, Value for money, Battery, Connectivity, Build quality, Screen, Sound, Reception, Keypad, Social networking functionality, Portability, Text input, Reliability, Configurability, Camera, 3D, Features, Responsiveness, Apps

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Xperia Neo


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 media without maxing out your credit limit. The Xperia Neo aspires to precisely this grounded...

Decent build quality ; Vibrant screen ; Mostly vanilla Android

Two-minute boot time ; Native camera app over-compresses images ; Hard to type accurately, especially in portrait


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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 mainstream phone market is more competitive than ever, and the Neo faces competition not just from its spec-for-spec rivals but from high-end devices with aggressive subsidies. The key strength is the camera, though whether that would be enough to...

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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...

An important thing we know at the end of this quick preview is it’s worth waiting for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo. And it’s not going to be a long wait.

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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?...

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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.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo mini-review


Sony Ericsson's 2011 line has so far been dominated by devices with one or more standout features. The Xperia Arc was unbelievably slim and light, with an exceptional camera, while the Xperia P...

Screen size aside, the main thing you'll be sacrificing if you choose the Xperia Neo over the Arc is aesthetics -- the Neo is somewhat frumpy compared to its slimmer, prettier sibling. But this is balanced by the fact that it offers a similar feature...

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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...

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Xperia Neo


alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony Xperia Neo from 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

camera, screen, value for money, responsiveness, battery

94% of the reviews on 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 - U.S. Warranty (Silver)Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo MT15i MT15 ~ Touch Screen Digitizer Front Outer Glass Faceplate Lens Part Panel Pad ~ Mobile Phone Repair Parts Replacement

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Not Terrible but Not Good


Maybe just too small for a smart phone.

Fairly low price and sharp screen. Does everything an Android phone should but no outstanding features. Upgrade to Gingerbread (2.3.4) is coming

Video playback is jerky as the Qualcommm Adreno 205 GPU is weak. Photos are poor despite the 8MB sensor. Touch screen (3.7 inch) is too small for my fingers and must fall back to phone pad instead of full keyboard for text in portrait orientation. A...

Product Specifications

Sharp pictures and shining movie memories are just one smartphone away. With an 8.1 megapixel camera and HD quality video, the Xperia neo lets you capture every precious moment and view them over and over again on a razor sharp display. Want to share pics with your friends? They're closer than ever with Facebook inside Xperia.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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