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Sony Ericsson Xperia neo

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
480 x 854 pixels
8.1 MP
0.3 MP VGA front
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
Single core, 1000 MHz
RAM: 0.5 GB
BATTERY: 1500 mAh (7.00h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 1 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Feb 13, 2011
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM


  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))


  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)




The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo takes Android 2.3 Gingerbread mainstream, with its 3.7" 480x854 pixels screen, utilizing the Mobile BRAVIA Engine for enhanced sharpness and contrast when watching multimedia. The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo will come with support for HD video playback, HDMI-out port, an Exmor R sensor for the 8MP camera with LED flash. It is powered by a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor, so you can rest assured performance won’t be an issue here.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3.4, 2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 2.24 x 0.51 inches (116 x 57 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.44 oz (126 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 854 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 265 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 57.12 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


  • Camera:
      • 8.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.5 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 0.32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 6.91 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (1014 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 31.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.41 hours


  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2011

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880100 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.85 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony Ericsson MT15i, Sony Ericsson Hallon, Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo MT15a


  • Camcorder:
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video light, Video calling
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 1900, 2100 MHz

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