CF Bench would be a good benchmark option
Very consistent through and through
Oh, personally, I prefer Opera Mobile over Dolphin Browser HD as I'm not a heavy internet user
Opera Mobile feels smoother as well IME
One very important plus for Galaxy W is that it has wider screen.
Both phones are 3.7", but because of different aspect ratios Galaxy W has screen width of 48.4 mm, and Neo V is 4.60 mm. 2.4 mm may seem small, but it makes a big difference when entering text in portrait mode. Just for the reference, iPhone has screen width of 49.3 mm.
Also, 16:9 aspect is not the holy grail. It is good for watching videos, but it is not good for games such as chess and sudoku, which make good use of a more 'square-ish' screen.
Zephyron, 15 Feb 2012The NeoV doesn't lag anymore than the Galaxy W. By default, it has the better, more optimiz... moreIndeed the Android Stock Browser on the Xperias does seem to be better optimised than the competition, but if you want a truly smooth browser on your Xperia that even puts that to shame then install Dolphin Browser HD!
RamyRamz69, 15 Feb 2012Boom, guess what? An average Android user(85% of Android users) Won't get a ROM. And just fyi,... moreThe point is ya keep on sayin' that GW won't get ICS like it's a big deal so CM9 is the answer to that. geez, in the end, i was just debating with a poser here who doesn't even own any of the phones involved. thanks! it was such a great waste of time, but i had fun though. ;)
Freemate, 15 Feb 2012These problems that you are suggesting for Samsung like 'bloatwares' can be fixed by freezing ... moreBoom, guess what? An average Android user(85% of Android users) Won't get a ROM. And just fyi, CM is already out for all the Xperia 2011 phones so...Neo V scores again!
Oh and I have an Xperia Arc, not an Xperia Neo.
Both phones appear to be good and have their pros and cons. Both are rather complete. Neo has better optimized software and SE's nice launcher, Samsung tries to catch up with more processing power but thanks to it it's going to be faster in games (though all modern games will run as well on the Neo V). Neo has a better screen but Galaxy is a bit thinner. 2 decent inexpensive phones. Like GSMarena stated in the end, Neo offers better "bang for the buck" but Galaxy W is a good phone too.
CM9 stat for Neo/NeoV
AUDIO - ok
GPS - ok
WIFI - ok - new wl12xx_mac80211
TOUCH SCREEN - ok
CWM RECOVERY 5.5 - ok
BT - ok
GSM - ok
VIDEO DECODER - ok
3D - ok
GRALLOC - ok
HOTSPOT - ok - command line for now
USB MTP - settings->storage->push menu->usb computer connection->media device
CAMERA - ok
GSM DATA - buggy - for some networks works for some does not work
You're not keeping up here.
The processor speed from the MSM8255 -> 8255T makes nigh a difference from day to day use, yet at its base, the NeoV contains better software optimizations under the hood.
Run the game 'Fallen Realms' on both platforms to see what I mean -> Where the NeoV navigates through the point and click menus swiftly, the GW, and even the GS2, lags behind due to the way they're coded.
Just flash either machines with CM7 for now and both are overclockable to the point you'll kill either machines' batteries faster than you should due to e-peen.
CM7 or not, both machines run even the graphically intensive Real Racing 2 and Modern Combat 3 at the same rate, with either platform loading one game map faster than the other both ways on several occasions, but not enough to make any difference.
Again, camera quality? On a cellphone? Sad point to bring up from both sides of the party, as neither these cellphone cameras are remotely good.
RamyRamz69, 15 Feb 2012Slight lagg and boring Timescape UI? what you smoking bro? You wanna compare the full of bloat... moreThese problems that you are suggesting for Samsung like 'bloatwares' can be fixed by freezing them using titanium backup. CM9 for GW is also on its way so i guess i'll be experiencing ICS earlier that your Neo V. These problems that you are suggesting can be easily fixed, given that my phone's rooted, but there's nothing you can do to improve its lack of processor speed and camera quality. nuf said. ;)
Freemate, 15 Feb 2012Oh sure I will! I hope you also enjoy staring the beautiful exteriors of your phone, the sligh... moreThe NeoV doesn't lag anymore than the Galaxy W.
By default, it has the better, more optimized web browser between the 2 units.
While synthetic benchmarks say otherwise, RL game performance on both units barely show a difference between one another, utilizing the same GPU.
It's screen is superior to the one on the W, boasting somewhat better contrast levels, colour accuracy and pixel density.
In terms of ergonomics and design, the NeoV is ahead of the GW thanks to its ergonomic handling based shape, which helps when you're travelling on the road a lot everyday, and its lightly skinned default interface is aesthetically more pleasing that that monstrosity we know as Touchwiz.
Camera? Talking about a cellphone camera here? Pardon me, but having to rely on a cellphone camera is just sad. Both these units are subpar at best, which goes the same for any cellphone camera out there, with the N8 being the only one being just passable.
In terms of CPU speeds and end user craving for the GHz numbers, flash both with a custom ROM and overclock.
As it stands, the only thing that the W stands out in right now is its default CPU speed, which is nothing more than a measure of e-peen through synthetic benches.
Freemate, 15 Feb 2012Oh sure I will! I hope you also enjoy staring the beautiful exteriors of your phone, the sligh... moreSlight lagg and boring Timescape UI? what you smoking bro? You wanna compare the full of bloatware TouchWiz to the neat Timescape? And again, my point beats yours. Ics with a lower price tag :) and just fyi, because the Galaxy W has a better camera doesn't mean at all that the neo's camera is bad...
RamyRamz69, 15 Feb 2012Have fun then with the terrible design, no Mobile Bravia Engine, no Timescape and FB inside Xp... moreOh sure I will! I hope you also enjoy staring the beautiful exteriors of your phone, the slight lag on its boring timescape UI with the bravia engine which can only be noticed if you have an eagle's eye and the crappy photo and video it shoots. ;)
Xperia Neo V is very good,,, to use nice future with HD quality\,,, there is only one thing to say sony still rocks,,,,,,,,,,
Samsung will never be better than Sony Ericsson. Neo V wins by far.
Freemate, 15 Feb 2012well isn't it rather more amusing to see that all these Sony Fanboys can be proud of their neo... moreHave fun then with the terrible design, no Mobile Bravia Engine, no Timescape and FB inside Xperia, crap sound quality, no TV connection and most importantly no ICS with a higher price tag :)
Guest555, 15 Feb 2012Brace yourselves, a Samsung fanboy is here. These are both great mid range phones. Stop bashing.didn't mean to bash, mate. sorry. just saying the facts.
Freemate, 15 Feb 2012well isn't it rather more amusing to see that all these Sony Fanboys can be proud of their neo... moreBrace yourselves, a Samsung fanboy is here.
These are both great mid range phones. Stop bashing.