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Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V versus Sony Xperia neo L

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Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:00

If you're an avid follower of Android you may be aware that Sony have added a new Xperia neo to their catalogue. You may have also noticed that it's unlikely to see the light of day in the UK, as it's stuck behind the Great Wall of China, probably for all eternity. So in the absence of Sony MT25i Xperia neo L, we took a look at just what we're missing out on.

Sony Xperia neo L, Android phone.

Sony Ericsson launched Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V in August 2011, just 2 months before Sony and Ericsson went their separate ways. Now Sony are continuing their Xperia neo range with the addition of Sony Xperia neo L. It is to be the first Android phone that Sony have released with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) already installed, and it's only available in China!

It's a peculiarity of the mobile phone industry to churn out successive handsets that are almost mirror image clones of their previous namesake, and Sony Xperia neo L is a classic example.

Sony Ericsson neo V, Android phone.

Short of the few minor adaptations, which centre around the phone dimensions, there is very little else to report. Sony Xperia neo L has a slightly larger screen, measuring 4.0 inches compared to neo V's 3.7 inch. Neo L has also lost a little from its midriff, with a measurement of 12.2 mm against neo V's 13 mm circumference. Likewise, Sony Xperia neo L has had an increase in weight, 131.5 grams against neo V's 126 grams.

As you can see from the spec table below all other specifications remain the same, though you can expect a little extra browsing time from one battery charge on Sony Xperia neo L. As mentioned above, Sony Xperia neo L is the first Android phone from Sony to be released with Ice Cream Sandwich already in place, which makes a refreshing change. But the overall specs are so last year darling.

There is what is now becoming a basic, 1 GHz single-core Scorpion processor running both Android handsets, enough to have a smooth experience but not mind blowing. Both phones have a 1500 mAh Li-Po battery, a 5 MP rear facing camera and a basic VGA face-time snapper. There's also 1 GB of storage on each, although only up to 320 MB is available for users.

Time will tell whether we do end up seeing Sony Xperia neo L in the UK, or elsewhere outside of China, but it seems we won't really be missing out on that much anyway. There are much more exciting Android phones from Sony in the pipeline, such as Sony Xperia Sola, with its unique 'floating touch' screen.

Specifications

  Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
Sony Xperia neo L
Weight 126 grams 131.5 grams
Height 116 mm 121 mm
Width 57 mm 61.1 mm
Depth 13 mm 12.2 mm
Display 3.7 inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen 4.0 inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset
GPU Adreno 205 Adreno 205
Platform Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Memory 1 GB storage, 512 MB RAM (microSD up to 32 GB) 1 GB storage, 512 MB RAM (microSD up to 32 GB)
Camera 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera VGA VGA
Video [email protected], video light [email protected], video light
Connections GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, microUSB GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, microUSB
Battery 1500 mAh Li-Po 1500 mAh Li-Po
Talktime Up to 6 hrs 55 min (2G) / Up to 7 hrs (3G) Up to 7 hrs 53 min (2G) / Up to 7 hrs 9 min (3G)
Standby Up to 430 hrs (2G) / Up to 400 hrs (3G) Up to 575 hrs (2G) / Up to 410 hrs (3G)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 May 2012 13:06 )
 

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