Sony Ericsson Xperia neo Hands-on
The Xperia family of handsets is key for Sony Ericsson and even more so is the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo – a handset slightly less pretentious than the Xperia arc, but due to its lower price it would attract many while still packing some of the best features of Sony Ericsson's flagship. And most importantly – of course – the beautiful touchscreen with Mobile Bravia technology for better color and sharper shapes. On the Xperia neo, however, the screen is smaller than on the Xperia arc – at 3.7 inches with resolution of 480 x 854.
The Xperia pro feels nice to hold – it's well rounded and features an ergonomic design which you could really appreciate when taking pictures as the device stays firmly in the hand. Its smaller size makes it much more pocketable than the Xperia arc – definitely an advantage for us.
The phone is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and runs on Android Gingerbread. On top, you will notice the Timescape skinning which runs smoothly on a 1GHz processor. All in all, it is a close copy of the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro sans keyboard. Both feature an 8-megapixel camera on the back with LED-flash and Sony's Exmor R sensor for higher sensitivity and better low-light shots. A 2-megapixel front-facing camera is a nice addition, especially if you consider video calling. All those pictures and videos could be easily transferred to an HD TV as the Xperia neo has HDMI built-in. Available in black, red and silver. Finally, it will be available at the end of the first quarter, so the wait should not be long!