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Sony Xperia Neo L Review

Xperia Neo L is one of the latest addition to the Xperia Range of smartphones by Sony. Sony Xperia Neo L is the 3rd phone launched by the company under Neo Series. According to the company Sony Xperia Neo L is a perfect entertainment device with great music/video playback, powerful processor and amazing gaming capabilities.

sony xperia neo l

The phone is Playstation certified which means you can play some of the Playstation games directly on your Xperia Neo L. Sony Xperia Neo L is a Mid Range smartphone with lots of feature which are found only in High End Smartphones. Recently we did the Unboxing of the Sony Xperia Neo L and today we are going to share our views about the device.

Display

Sony Xperia Neo L has an impressive 4.0 inches LED-backlit LCD capacitive touch screen display with 480×854 pixels resolution. The display is capable of producing 16M colors and the screen has a 245 ppi pixel density which is quite impressive. The screen supports multi-touch up to 4 fingers.sony xperia neo l multitouch

Design

The device has a quite impressive design & the glossy white model looks like a high end smartphone. The device fits nicely into the hands without any problems. The device has its dimensions of 121×61.1×12.2 mm and the phone weighs just 131.5g. Above the display, you have a secondary VGA Camera for video calling and a proximity sensor. Below the display there are usual 4 keys i.e back, home, menu and search which are present in almost all the android phones.

sony xperia neo l display bottomOn the back side we have a 5Mp autofocus camera with a LED flash and a loudspeaker. At the bottom we have a Sony-Ericsson symbol and Xperia Branding. From the next set of Sony phones you might not be able to see the Sony-Ericsson symbol.

sony xperia neo l backOn the right side we have a power/lock key, volume rocker and a inlet for a lanyard cable.

sony xperia neo l right

sony xperia neo l rightOn the left side, a Micro USB Slot is present which can be used for connecting the phone to Computer as well as for charging the phone.

sony xperia neo l leftOn the top we have a 3.5 mm jack and a small notification LED which blinks when battery is Low or when you are charging the phone.

sony xperia neo l topIn the image below you can see the notification LED light when we were charging the phone.

sony xperia neo l notification ledAt the bottom we have a microphone pinhole and a notch to remove the back panel.

sony xperia neo l bottom

Performance

Xperia Neo L has a Qualcomm MSM8255 snapdragon chipset and has a 1Ghz scorpion processor . The device also has an Adreno 205 GPU for better graphics. Xperia Neo L has a 512 MB RAM and supports multiple application usage.

Camera

The device has an impressive 5 MP rare camera which captures images at 2592×1944 pixels. The camera has an added ability like autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and also has a LED flash.sony xperia neo l cameraThe camera can record videos at 720p@30fps. The LED flash also supports video lighting. The device also has an front VGA camera for video calling. Here are some sample images taken with Sony Xperia Neo L 5mp Camera.

taken with xperia neo l

xperia neo l camera image

Memory

The device comes with an inbuilt or internal memory of 1GB for storage out of which only 300 MB is usable. The phone supports external memory card for data storage through microSD card which supports storage up to 32 GB.

Operating System

Xperia Neo L is pre-loaded with Android OS v4.0.3 Ice Scream Sandwich, which is the latest version of Android available for smart phones.

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The operating system has many added features and the OS supports third party applications which are available in Google Play Store.

Other Features

The device connects to internet through HSDPA and also through Wi-Fi. The device also has an ability to share its connection with other device through Wi-Fi hotspot. The device can transfer files through Bluetooth v2.1.  The device supports GPS for navigation and also has an added feature of supporting Java through MIDP emulator. The device can play MP3 and MP4 media through its inbuilt player.

sony xperia neo l music

Battery

Xperia Neo L has a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The battery supports 575 hours of standby time on 2G and up to 410 hours on 3G.

battery

The battery offers up to 8 hours of talk time in 2G and up to 7 hours of talk time in 3G. The battery also has the power to play music for upto 37 hours.

Price

The Sony Xperia Neo L comes with a M.R.P of Rs. 19,449 but you can easily buy the phone at a price tag of around Rs 16,000 from various e-commerce sites like HomeShop18, Ebay etc.

Conclusion

Sony EcrissonXperia Neo L is one of the best mid range smartphone available in the market today. The device has decent specifications and features and it should be able satisfy the needs of most of the users. The device has good display, latest operating system and the hardware components will help the device to run smoothly. The only concern is the device does not have an inbuilt FM radio, but third party applications via google play store might be helpful in solving this problem. The device is surely going to compete with other smart phones in the same price range and would help Sony in increasing market share in smartphone market. Overall we highly recommend this device to the users who are looking for a mid range android smartphone.

Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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