x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Sony Xperia neo L


Sony Xperia neo L Remove phone

Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (4.0.4)  
Dimensions4.76 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches (121 x 61.1 x 12.2 mm)  
Weight4.64 oz (132 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
Physical size4.0 inches  
Resolution480 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.

245 ppi  

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.

Screen-to-body ratio59.57 %  
Colors16 777 216  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera5 megapixels  
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.

FeaturesDigital zoom, Autofocus, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera0.3 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 - 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 processorAdreno 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 / 1024 MB ROM  
Built-in storage0.3 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Talk time7.88 hours
the average is 15 h (890 min)
Stand-by time24.0 days (575 hours)
the average is 18 days (434 h)
Talk time (3G)7.15 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
Stand-by time (3G)17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
Music playback36.58 hours  
Capacity1500 mAh  
specifications continue after the ad
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  

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, Wi-Fi positioning  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
Bluetooth2.1, EDR  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n  
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  

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

Latest stories