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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo review: More than a sequel

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo review: More than a sequel - read the full textIts a sequel. Same cast and the same story but with a new lead and a new director. Shot in HD. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo is to settle some unfinished business at the box office. A year stands between the Vivaz and the Neo and Android does make all the difference...

 

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too hot set i like it

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  • 2011-05-19 15:39
  • 98WG

SE may have distinguishable designs but are they fresh? are they inspiring? do they look expensive and sophisticated? do they look young and hippy? or is it just whimsical and too much? The arc definitely is a beauty but the neo? to even recycle vivaz design?

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  • 2011-05-18 15:47
  • v0q8

Simply put, phone that is pricing itself at high-end when it really belongs in the upper-mid.

I really like the specs but too pricey.

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  • 2011-05-16 01:05
  • Ti8v

Here in Finland the sell this with a pricetag about 350 euros. Ofcourse there are some places in here it is over 400 but you can find it lower than 400 euros.

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  • 2011-05-14 11:47
  • mh}n

and sadly what Samsung android lack is the LED Indicator :( .
Maybe it's not important feature for you.but it is for me

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  • 2011-05-14 09:55
  • wruu

This is what SE Android phone lacks which Galaxy has. Menu to make video call

http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/revi...rena_013.jpg

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  • 2011-05-14 04:30
  • U@$e

as i see it, the Neo isn't trying to be the best at anything.
That's why in my opinion is the best.

This phone is an "all arounder". You get everything you need.
Need fast cpu? i bet 1ghz single core is enough
need good camera? 8mpix photos and 720p videos are enough
need good display? you've got it.. still not the best but enough
need good build quality and nice design? here you've got it all

and the price tag of 350 is very reasonable for an all arounder.
why buy a galaxyS2 or an oprimus 2x for 100 more when you will barely notice any diference in performance? ..and yet you will get a sh***y build quality

i'm buyin one:)

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  • 2011-05-13 21:35
  • Sq%3

> In reply to dkvc @ 2011-05-12 02:14 from L4DH - click to readyou have the desing...and a decent camera compared to other phones...that's about it :)

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  • 2011-05-13 21:33
  • nwK4

> In reply to nick @ 2011-05-13 15:13 from nxwR - click to readMUCH better, in fact.
But I don't ever bother to reply such a blind fanboy as this guy. Sony Ericsson fanboys are scary.

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  • 2011-05-13 21:18
  • L4xM

what is the different between arc and neo
is just the front camera or what?

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  • 2011-05-13 19:49
  • HBBd

Please GSMArena - tell us about the BATTERY LIFE. I read on another review that said it was not so good, but this may be subjective.

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  • 2011-05-13 17:15
  • nGET

> In reply to Abadi @ 2011-05-12 09:38 from nTpT - click to readah, the 'old superamoled' screen, which is still better than anything new sony ericsson have come up with.

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  • 2011-05-13 15:13
  • nxwR

Hi gsmArena,

you have written secondary camera for video calls but it can do video chat only. There is no option to make video call.

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  • 2011-05-13 03:23
  • U@$m

> In reply to bach @ 2011-05-12 07:43 from 9CYx - click to readNo, I'm not. I'm a Nokia fan in fact, which kills your "high numbers" argument.
I just think that at this price tag there are much better phones, like Galaxy S.

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  • 2011-05-12 20:20
  • L4DH

Can GSMarena explain the differences in Display Test results?
In previous reviews, such as the LG NOVA trial test, Neo
got

0.05 68 1324 0.10 134 1295

But in this review, the result is

0.19 299 1577 0.31 513 1670

Very different! Pre-production sample vs production
sample?

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  • 2011-05-12 12:36
  • HmHn

it sucks and the price too...
450 euro? r u kidding...haaaaa

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  • 2011-05-12 09:54
  • u4gD

> In reply to bach @ 2011-05-12 07:43 from 9CYx - click to readAgreed! SE are the only ones who have designs that are easy to distinguish unlike Samsung and LG which are copying iPhone's design (for example the Galaxy S).

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  • 2011-05-12 09:47
  • 3XLT

> In reply to dkvc @ 2011-05-12 02:13 from L4DH - click to readof course SE lead, most of the guys here they say "why bother buying Neo i can get i9000 it's much better and smoother" well i have news for you i9000 is only 1GHz old AMOLED screen not to mention the lack of camera flash for god sake you call this high end phone, also Samsung lack of invention they can't create anything new they just copy others ideas and designs just like the i9000 iPhone copycat at least SE can come up with something new look at Xperia X10 it's one of the best Android phones out there and has wonderful design and now the Arc joined the Family also Xperia Play new ideas SE are pushing to the Market SE inspire others and i don't expect you to understand some people they just want to buy the heat of the moment regardless of it's history and what it's stand for and i can't blame them no one can control the market forever look at Nokia for god sake

SE lead others follow

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  • 2011-05-12 09:38
  • nTpT

> In reply to dkvc @ 2011-05-12 02:14 from L4DH - click to readwhat? you must be smoking or something. with its pricetag, Neo worth every penny. beautiful design, excellent camera, gingerbread, bravia, etc. i bet you are "high number" fan LOL

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  • 2011-05-12 07:43
  • 9CYx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-12 00:12 from 3XLT - click to readReally? Check out the phone page on GSMArena, maybe you should tell them to correct the mistake.
Also, even if it was 350 EUR, it's is too much for this phone, it got simply nothing that stand out from the competition.

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  • 2011-05-12 02:14
  • L4DH

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