- GSMArena Team , GSMArena
While the Sony Xperia neo L does have some advantages over the competition, it faces a tough road ahead with its current pricing.
Take the classic Sony Xperia full touchscreen smartphone design and mix it with one of the latest versions of Android and what have you got? The Sony Xperia neo L, that’s what. Its design is reminiscent of the typical Xperia-branded smartphone from Sony, and it’s not such a bad thing. In fact, design is one of its strong points. But how does the rest of the it perform?
Software-wise, it’s got Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and all of the nifty features that come along with that operating system. There's a 1GHz processor and a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display, although the screen is not as good as the ones found on other similarly-priced handsets. Another negative is the amount of onboard RAM, which is limited to only 512MB and may get in the way of multi-tasking.
The neo L is not perfect. It can be much better in some areas—such as camera performance—and deserves to be completely overhauled in others. But it’s one of the best Android-flavored handsets in its price range. If it fits your budget, then it definitely deserves consideration.
Need to Know: Sony Xperia neo L
1. Large high-resolution touchscreen display. (The Good)
2. Comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed. (The Good)
3. Camera performance could be better. (The Bad)
4. Limited amount of onboard RAM may hamper performance. (The Bad)
The Sony Xperia neo L's screen is 4 inches with 854 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).
Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Sony's performance ratings are: 24 days standby time, 473 minutes talk time.