Sony Xperia neo L

AKA: Sony MT25i
6/10 AVG.
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While the Sony Xperia neo L does have some advantages over the competition, it faces a tough road ahead with its current pricing. - GSMArena Team, GSMArena  
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 4 reviews

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)

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Sony Xperia neo L's screen is 4 inches with 854 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

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.

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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 4 reviews

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)

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Will impress you with its features, functions, hardware and screen size

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia Neo L is the best smart phone in Sony’s Xperia series till date. Powered with BRAVIA Engine this phone is much better than others in this price range. The 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixels camera with LED flash and Android 4.0 version easily are its main key features that gives it edge... More

  6/10

Bulky, plasticky and cheap feel but a decent performer

from NDTV (over 2 years ago)

After having spent some quality time with the neo L, we'd say that the smartphone is a decent performer. The phone is not all just about beauty, but brains as well. It is fast, smooth, ships with ICS on board and has a battery life that surely won't disappoint. But the phone does have its share of flaws.... More

  6/10

A phone that can do a good job for many

from GSMArena (over 2 years ago)

The Sony Xperia neo L is a decent phone (though the build quality fails to impress ) that showed up late to the party. It's clearly an old design from the Sony Ericsson era - and those phones were a bit behind the times to begin with.The biggest weapons that the neo L has in its arsenal are its screen... More

An interesting handset that tries to bring a 4-inch screen for a relatively affordable price tag

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

Speed and mediocre camera performance are the two possible dealbreakers here. There’s not all that much lag, but the occasional stutter could be annoying. With a price of around $350 at launch, Sony’s mid-ranger is a mixed bag. If you like the spacious colorful screen, you might end up happy with... More

  6/10

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