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Sony Ericsson Xperia neo

Feb 13, 2011
Market status


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


  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB 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 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • 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
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, 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.

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


  • Talk time:
    • 6.91 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 31.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.41 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh


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

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • 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
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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)
  • Other:
    • DLNA, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2011

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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