Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
77
Based on 36 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Decent build quality, Vibrant screen, Mostly vanilla Android.
  • Excellent camera with good low light performance, sleek design, responsive touch-screen, deep Facebook integration, HDMI out.
  • Refined, signature design, Outstanding call/audio quality, Punchy colors with the Mobile Bravia engine.

Cons:

  • Two minute boot time, Native camera app over compresses images, Hard to type accurately, especially in portrait.
  • Occasional lags when switching or opening programs, touch-screen keyboard difficult to use, making a call is long-winded, Timescape widget is fiddly and only good for Facebook users.

Expert reviews and ratings

By MobilesRoom on 67

Ericsson Xperia Neo is a pretty decent smartphone which has impressive specs and nice features. Gingerbread 2.3 worked pretty smoothly and connectivity too is pretty decent. Overall Xperia Neo is a nice smartphone and will not disappoint you.Leave a...

By Fudzilla on

Xperia Neo has a screen with mineral glass which is scratch resistant. However, the screen gets dirty quickly and you can see fingerprints on the bezel. Unfortunately, cleaning screens is a common thing nowadays when using touch-screen...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

There’s good value in Sony Ericsson’s $528 Android Neo, and if you’re after a phone with a good camera for outdoor activities, it’s an easy recommendation. Click here for more...

By Computeractive on 80

A solid handest with plenty of features found on more expensive models...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By Zath UK on

0Whenever 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...

By CNET Australia on 80

The Xperia Neo shares the same DNA as its Xperia brethren, with the new Exmor R image sensor and Bravia display engine, but it's very much the black sheep of the...

By itreviews.com on 80

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is a nice little handset that deserves to be a success. It is perhaps a tad overpriced currently, though - so keep an eye out for a price...

By ausdroid.net on

I really liked the Xperia Neo, it’s a stylish device with a solid build and it’s also a good size. On the hardware side, the camera is outstanding and probably the best mobile phone camera I have ever used, the screen is a pleasure to use,...

By Engadget on 70

So, how worthy is the Xperia Neo? That all depends on how you plan to use it. If you look to a smartphone as a relatively basic, all-in-one communication tool, and you do a lot of old-fashioned stuff with it (like phoning people) then you'll find a...

By 5FWD on 80

We can't help but be impressed by the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. This mid-range smartphone may lack the huge screen found on range-topping handsets, but for lots of people that's definitely a good thing. The Neo is comfortable, relatively compact...

By RegHardware on 80

The Xperia Neo has much of the cool technology sported by Sony Ericsson’s top-notch Xperia Arc but at a fraction of the price. It’s not as slim, but if you can put up with the bulk, it’s really a bit of a bargain. ® More...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

The Xperia neo is a hard one to sum up; is it's neither a poor phone, nor an excellent phone. As you may or may not have noticed, the smartphone market is absolutely dominated by Android devices, and this makes it quite overwhelming for customers to...

By BrightHub on 80

Rewind the clock a year back, and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo would have been a high-end smartphone, but as of 2011 the Neo has missed its proverbial ship and as result has ended at the top of the mid-range category. But if you're willing to let...

By Android Central on

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 Play made its debut as the first PlayStation-certified...

By 3G UK on 60

We found the Neo's performance rather erratic, so while Facebook integration is top-notch, the Timescape widget for social network integration is clunky. The snapper hugely impressed us, but the handset did less well on basic features such as texts...

By Mobile Choice on 60

The Xperia Neo is a great-looking camera phone but its performance is let down by glitches in basic features - interface, calling and texting...

By TechRadar on 70

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. The 3.7-inch screen with multi-touch Reality display is nice and...

By Fonehome on 80

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo’s not wanting for features, but it’s still just a chubby version of the Xperia...

By Pocket-lint on 70

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 S. There are some nice touches though and the camera performance is...