Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review

Mid-range Sony Ericsson Android phone packs a photographic punch

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo: Internet

With a decent Wi-Fi or 3G (HSDPA, 7.2Mbps) signal, using the browser of internet-reliant apps is pretty fast, taking around a minute to send an image to a Twitter client such as PicPlz, for example.

Even image-heavy sites with Flash elements, such as TechRadar, were quick to load with a strong signal… otherwise, it's a couple of minutes wait to load a webpage or map.

The browser supports text reflow and colours are bright, though not always very sharp, with images becoming pixelated when zoomed in to read text.

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The Sony Ericcson Xperia Neo supports Flash 10.1 and videos can be watched inside the browser without having to navigate out to say, the YouTube app, which is pretty sweet, though standard for Android (*cough*c'mon iPhone*cough*).

Navigating the browser is dead easy thanks to the usual Android Menu button, which means you can switch between open windows, going to the bookmarks page or add a bookmark with ease. It's also simple to share the page you're reading with your social networks.

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Bookmarking is as easy as navigating; just click the menu key, dip into Bookmarks and you'll find all your favourite sites ordered by thumbnail, most visited and the general browser history.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory1 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value1.10 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyXPERIA
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8.1 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlue Gradient
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time6.91 Hour
Product Modelneo
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 854
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)126 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height116 mm
Width57 mm
Depth13 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time430 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA neo Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number1246-9893
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Sharp stills. Video epics. Get creative with the Xperia neo Android touch phone.

The Xperia neo smartphone is powered by Sony multimedia technology. It's great to look at. Even better to hold. Your friends are closer than ever before thanks to Facebook inside Xperia. And when you want more, there's the whole world of Android. On the smart Xperia neo touch phone.

Package Contents
  • XPERIA neo Smartphone
  • USB Cable
Limited Warranty2 Year