Specs summary


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).

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.


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 Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 24 days standby time, 473 minutes (2G), 429 minutes (3G).

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 

Reviews summary

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.

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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)

Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)


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

from TelecomTiger
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 over its competitors. But like other Sony phones this too has weak 512 MB RAM. The big 4 inch screen size will surely impress you... Full review

Bulky, plasticky and cheap feel but a decent performer

from NDTV
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. The camera is one feature that is a big let down. The HTC One V has a much better camera. We would've also loved to see Sony add the PlayStation certification on it. Had the phone been bumped up just a bit specs wise, it would've been a great buy... Full review

A phone that can do a good job for many

from GSMArena
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 and OS - 4" WVGA and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are a pretty good combo, plus there's a decent still camera, good web browsing and expandable memory. So, it's a phone that can do a good job for many... Full review

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

from PhoneArena
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 it, but if absolute performance is a must, you should look elsewhere... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 30, 2012
Regions available USA, Asia
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.84 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
473 minutes (2G)
429 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Glossy Black, Glossy White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 cm
(1.9 x 0.9 x 0.2 in)
Weight 132 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 854 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Night mode, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AMR, WAV, SMAF, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony MT25i

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