Sony Ericsson Xperia neo

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
A Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
ManufacturerSony Ericsson
SeriesSony Ericsson Xperia
First released21 June 2011; 12 years ago (2011-06-21)[1]
Discontinued25 November 2011; 12 years ago (2011-11-25)[2]
PredecessorSony Ericsson Vivaz
SuccessorSony Xperia P
RelatedSony Ericsson Xperia neo V
Dimensions116 × 57 × 13 mm[3]
Mass126 g
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.4;
Officially upgradeable up to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)[4]

Unofficially upgradeable to:

  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via CyanogenMod 9,
  • Android 4.1.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10,
  • Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.1,
  • Android 4.3.1 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.2,
  • Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat) via CyanogenMod 11.[5]
GPUAdreno 205
Memory512 MB (RAM)
Storage380 MB (ROM) + Up to 32 GB on microSD memory card
BatteryLi-Ion 1500 mAh
Display3.7 inch 854×480px (265 ppi density) LED-backlit LCD 16M colors
Rear camera8-MP (3264x2448) autofocus, LED flash, Exmor R
Front cameraVGA
ConnectivityBluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm audio jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
HDMI GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is an Android smartphone by Sony Ericsson, superseding the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, released in 2010 and preceding the Sony Xperia P, released in 2012. It was launched in early 2011. During its development it was codenamed Hallon.[6]


The Xperia Neo has many of the same features found in the Xperia Arc and the Xperia Play including the mobile Sony Bravia engine and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p high-definition video. It also features a front-facing VGA camera - excluded from the Xperia Arc - which allows for video chat.


Generally, the phone has received positive reviews from sites such as GSMArena, being praised for its camera and Android operating system as opposed to the Symbian equivalent used for the Vivaz.


The phone shipped with Android 2.3 and an official update to Android 4.0 was made available in May 2012.[7] Sony Ericsson, by then going under the name Sony Mobile, did not make any higher Android version updates available for the Xperia neo. Unofficial updates up to Android 4.4 are available.[5]

Xperia Neo V[edit]

A similar model named Xperia Neo V was released in October 2011. Unlike the Xperia Neo, it has a 5-megapixel camera without Exmor R. Sony Ericsson has stated that it is due to a shortage of 8-megapixel camera sensors.[8] The other specifications are exactly the same, apart from internet speed, which is slower as compared to Sony Ericsson Neo.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Xperia Neo hitting Europe in first week of July - Xperia Blog". 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Xperia arc and Xperia neo discontinued in UK; Xperia arc S and neo V now flying the flag - Xperia Blog". 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Xperia neo | Android Mobile Phone – Sony Smartphones (UK)". 1 January 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo". Sony Mobile. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "LegacyXperia Project by LegacyXperia".
  6. ^ "Sony Ericsson Hallon is Xperia Neo". (in Dutch). February 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Xperia arc and Xperia neo Android 4.0 ICS updates start rolling out - Xperia Blog". 29 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V review: Five to go". 19 December 2011.

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