An extension of the Sony Xperia Neo series, the Xperia Neo L is a mid-range smartphone filled with multiple clever features. Like the Xperia Neos preceding it, the phone comes in a bar shape. The device is run on the sophisticated and futuristic Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and possesses a dynamic 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor. A 512 MB RAM warrants its ability to smoothly run apps on the phone.
The relatively large display is a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and provides a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The scratch resistant screen provides a level of ruggedness to the device. The UI provided by Sony on the phone is Android’s very own Timescape which incorporates a degree of simplicity for the user.
There are two cameras on the Sony Xperia Neo L. The rear facing camera is a powerful 5 megapixel device which is accompanied by an LED flash so as to click pictures under minimal lighting. The camera allows the user to record video in 720p HD at 30 fps and includes features such as Auto Focus, Touch Focus and Geo-tagging which combine to make the picture-clicking and video-recording experience very enjoyable. The front-facing 0.3 megapixel secondary camera allows the user to carry out video calling easily.
When designing this phone, the makers have paid close attention to aesthetics. This is seen in the phone's dimensions which are 61.1 x 121 x 12.2 mm. With a thickness of 12.2 mm, the device is extremely slender and comfortable to hold. Additionally, the phone weighs in at 131.5 g which makes it quite light in the hand. The Proximity sensor, which prevents the user from tapping unnecessary buttons when held close to the ear and the Ambient Light sensor, which changes the brightness of the display according to the surrounding environment, manage the display effectively.
Storage and Battery
The device comes with an internal memory of nominal 301 MB. However, it includes a 2 GB memory card within the device. The memory on the phone can be expanded to up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The relatively high specifications of this device require an equally capable battery. Hence, the phone is powered by a 1460 mAh Li-Po battery which promises to provide up to 7 hours of talktime on 2G or 3G networks.
Connectivity and Features
The Sony Xperia Neo L is well equipped to keep you connected at home, work or on the move. It comes packed with GPRS and EDGE technology for data transfer over the 2G network. The device also comes with HSDPA and HSUPA technology for optimized data transfer over the 3G network. This Xperia Neo L is WiFi enabled to let you access the internet from a wireless network. The phone can be tethered to another device using the WiFi hotspot or through the micro USB port. This Sony Xperia Neo has GPS support in the form of A-GPS which enhances the ability to locate the user with the help of Google Maps. Files and documents may also be transferred using the Bluetooth functionality.
The phone promises to keep you entertained with the help of the inbuilt music player. The music experience is further enhanced with xLOUD Audio technology which improves the audio quality of the device. If that doesn’t satisfy the user’s entertainment needs, the phone comes with a video player as well.
Social networking on the Xperia Neo L becomes easier with the Facebook, Twitter and Skype apps that are bundled into the device. The business features on the phone include Document Viewer and Document Editor. These features allow the user to manage and edit office documents on the move. The Pushmail feature is for users who need to stay connected with their Email on the go.
|In Sales Package||Handset, Battery (1460 mAh), Charger, Headset, USB Cable, 2 GB Memory Card|
|Model ID||Xperia Neo L|
|SIM Type||Single SIM, GSM|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive|
|Business Features||Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync)|
|Call Features||Conference Call, Loudspeaker|
|Handset Color||Glossy Black|
|Operating Freq||GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100|
|OS||Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Processor||1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion|
|Resolution||854 x 480 Pixels|
|Other Display Features||Scratch Resistant|
|Primary Camera||Yes, 5 Megapixel|
|Secondary Camera||Yes, 0.3 Megapixel|
|Video Recording||Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps|
|Other Camera Features||Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Video Light, Send to Web|
|Type||Li-Po, 1460 mAh|
|Talk Time||7 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby Time||575 hrs (2G), 410 hrs (3G)|
|Memory and Storage|
|Included Memory Card||2 GB|
|Expandable Memory||microSD, upto 32 GB|
|Memory||512 MB RAM|
|Internet & Connectivity|
|Preinstalled Browser||Android 4.0|
|GPRS||Yes, 80 kbps|
|EDGE||Yes, 237 kbps|
|3G||Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA|
|Wifi||Yes, 802.11 b/g/n|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, micro USB|
|Tethering||USB, Wi-fi Hotspot|
|Navigation Technology||A-GPS, with Google Maps|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (EDR, A2DP, PAN, HSP, HFP, AVRCP, AVDTP, AVCTP, AVDP, SPP, PBAP, OPP, GAVDP, RFCOMM)|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Music Player||Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC|
|Video Player||Yes, Supports MP4, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, 3GPP, HD|
|Sound Enhancement||xLoud Audio Technology|
|Phone Book Memory||Yes|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Magnetometer|
|Additional Features||Calculator, MMS, Sound Recorder, Flight Mode, Xperia Infinite Button, Xperia Local Connectivity, Gesture Control, Face Unlock Feature, TrackID Music Recognition, PlayNow, Video Chat Ready, Live Wallpaper, Alarm Clock, Calender, Glonass, 50 GB Additional Cloud Space for Lifetime, Sweep Panorama, 3D Gaming, Xperia Mediascape, Voice Input|
|Important Apps||Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Mail, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instant Messaging, Android Market, Google Search, Google Location Service, Skype, Google Talk Video|
|Warranty Summary||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
I have purchased a similar phone (Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray) via Flipkart and I must share a key facet behind the selection of a smartphone.
One must remember that smartphones are high-maintenence products that require strong support. Sony Ericssson has terrible support. Fact.
The Ray I received was a battery-guzzler requiring daily charge-ups. On top of that, my Ray failed after 8 days of very light usage. Sony refused to replace it, as they conveniently have a 7-day replacement guarantee (which incidentally overrides Flipkart's guarantee if Flipkart does not have stock). The service center in Mumbai had to be reached out to.
Note: Sony has outsourced both the customer support line and the service center: the customer support line is run by a company called B2X and the Mumbai service center is run by Accel Frontline. The latter never picks up the phone, operate out of a dingy building in Tardeo (Mumbai) and their engineers never answer their mobile phones even when they're supposed to. One month after submission, they replace the motherboard (which was apparently the problem) with a new one which didn't work. They have stated their intention to replace it again and I find this unacceptable.
I’m taking them to court on Monday and, apparently, I'm not the only one who has had problems with Sony Ericssson: there are people who have been given the runaround for over 3 months with no sign of their phones even in the distant horizon.
To sum up: Do not buy Sony products. Beware.
Not Good for Gamers, photo and Loud music lovers.
good for call, book reading and brows.
Camera:- utter waist will not focus fast (auto focus) cannot take near images, get blurred,should be absolutely still. not sure you will get a clear image in a single shot so not recommended for functions.flash will make you blind.
speakers:- make lot of vibration (no need to put in vibration sound will make the phone vibrate)in full volume. No FM, No sound recording.
response:-RAM and phone memory is not enough, lags in multi tasking, gaming. sensors are not that quick to respond.
Body:- don't buy black-decorated with fingerprints. slippery, looks good but doesn't feel strong.
Screen:-large clear good for movie (use head phone) and reading.4 switches under it are not good sure it will get repaired in 1 year. not visible in sunlight.
Wifi:- good fast browsing no hanging.
Battery:- good back up 48hrs on call only.14hrs wifi brows. charging mini usb will get damaged in long run due to its position and difficulty to connect.
Well, i encountered many CONS than Pros*,, bt i ll still go by the manner
Pros*- large screen,nice touch,decent battery back up, ICS out of the box,Good call quality
Cons*- gamers will be disappointed, as it lags on the very primitive 'Temple Run', and other HIGH END games ,, Multi tasking is not that smooth,, There is a flickering issue did the Flashlight while video recording.. No zoom in of any sort. The viewing in daylight in not that good,at maximum brightness!!!
The hardware buttons look a bit Cheap,loosely bonded.. the handset is nt scratch resistant at all.. I ll suggest u guys to Go for HTC ONE V
> The neo L looks very similar to the Neo and Neo V in terms of design. But this time round, the device has a 4-inch display that also makes it heavier at 131.5gms. The phone is bulky in its build but is solid.
> Beneath the skin, the Xperia neo L features a 1500mAh battery.
> Overall, the neo L does have an attractive design but certain improvements would have been welcome.
> The Xperia neo L comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit capacitive touch display. Images look crisp at 480x854 pixels. The viewing angles are good.
> The Xperia neo L comes with a 5MP rear camera. Outdoor shots are decent. Images appear sharp with good colour and contrast and are an improvement over the Neo V. There are some flaws. There is no option to zoom and the auto focus just doesn't work. So if you're trying to take wide shots, it seems like an impossible task. The absence of a touch-to-focus is also felt.
> 720p video recording is possible at 30fps and videos recorded are saved as MP4 files by default. Users can also choose to shoot in SD mode. The video recorder features continuous auto-focus, though it may take some seconds to refocus while re-framing.
> There's a 0.3 megapixel front camera for video calling.
Performance/ Battery Life:-
The smartphone is a decent performer for the kind of specs it offers. The battery life of the device is pretty good lasting an entire day on an average use.
After i purchase the sony 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.
I'm going to compare Neo L with Samsung Gallaxy S Duos s7562, Xperia Miro, Xperia J.
Gallaxy Has Duel Sim. I dont think it is a good idea to use a android phone with a dual sim system because it increases the rate of uses power.
Neo L has 1Ghz Quall Scorpion CPU which is far way faster than that of galaxy s , miro & j.
Neo L uses adreno 205 as Graphics card, which is much better.
Neo L has 854*480 pixel with " 245 ppi " which gives us a great experience in browsing & picture viewing.
Neo L can record video in HD (720p).
The battery is really good in that big screen in Neo L.
But Neo L cannot zoom when using camera, & it does not comes with Radio option. Who wants to listen radio in a andriod set? & I guess everybody can Crop the images, so the two minor problems is eliminated.
Overall , Neo L is Best to buy.
So, Go Grab it Tigers.