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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Sony Ericsson Xperia Kyno

alaTest has collected and analyzed 887 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The screen and camera also get good comments. The text input and reception get negative views, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, camera, screen, size, design

battery, durability, reception, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the reception and design. The portability and reliability are also mentioned favorably.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design.

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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by 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)

Dec, 2016

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

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo - Pocket-lint

 

We're not certain who the Neo will appeal to. It is outclassed by the Arc, but in the compact handset running is bettered by the likes of the HTC Desire

HDMI output, new Facebook integration adds some features, up-to-date Android version, comfortable in the hand, camera performance

Screen foibles, Timescape still isn't as complete as we'd like it to be, basic level functionality can't compete with rivals

Sony Ericsson struggled with Android devices in 2010, but their 2011 efforts look more promising. But we step away from the Xperia Neo thinking that things have moved on a little too fast. We like the Xperia Arc a lot, but it won’t compete with the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo finally confirmed, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

At MWC 2011 the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has launched with a strong focus on imaging, offering up an 8-megapixel camera and HD video capture with Sony's

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

 

Is Sony Ericsson's latest Android the one or just a glitch in the matrix.

Good quality, high-res screen, Captures good pics and vids, Physical camera button, Fast interface, Comfortable form factor

Currently ever so slightly overpriced, Glossy design looks messy, Android tweaks are limited use

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo review

 

A good standard Android smartphone with an excellent camera, though you may want to find alternatives to some of the installed apps

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Neo Review: In Depth

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is the latest phone to emerge from Sony Ericsson's Xperia range of Android phones. It's something of a younger sibling to the very nice Xperia Arc - it has the exact same…

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Review

 

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo is an affordable alternative to the Xperia Arc - same camera, smaller screen, smaller price.

If you’re in the market for an inexpensive phone with a good camera then Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo does the job and then some. We like the integration of Facebook, particularly the tagged picture syncing feature and how you can organise your apps into...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

Overall, we did feel the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo is a little expensive considering its specifications, but it is one of the better offerings from the company.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Review

 

Whenever I approach a review for a phone, I try my best to do so without any pre-judgements about the device that I'm about to use. I'll ignore the vast majority of reviews already written, and get a feel for things before loving or hating it, but for...

I can honestly say that my experience with the Sony Xperia Neo was actually a much nicer one than I had with the Play. The phone feels better in your hand thanks to its slim profile, and the array of features normally reserved for high-end devices,...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: Yes
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
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: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:9.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system: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 formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MP4, WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):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
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: 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
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 (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 : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

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
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 11.6
Height :1.3 / 11.6 / 5.7
Weight:126
Width:11.6 / 5.7