Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V Launched

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V this is another great phone launched into the Xperia series. The phone runs on the 1 GHz of Processor and is powered with the latest Operating system of Google Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread. The phone supports the GSM and 3G connectivity on different frequencies. 
The phone has some really impressive features such as a good front facing camera for video chatting, Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA engine (Yes, the same Bravia engine that powers Sony televisions) and comes with a free HDMI cable to connect the phone to your TV!
About Name Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V Brand Sony Ericsson Description Price / Availability Price Price (INR) Rs. 17,500/- Available In Screen / Display Screen Size 3.7 Inches Screen Resolution 854 x 480 Pixels Screen Profile Bravia Engine, Physical Appearance Dimensions 5.7cm by 11.6cm by 1.3cm Weight 126 grams Form Factor Bar Keypad Touchscreen Available Colours White, Black Internet GPRS Yes EDGE Yes 3G Yes Wi-Fi (WLAN) Yes Internet Browser Android Browser, Yes 2.0 , OSS Browser , HTML GPS Satellite Yes Media Capabilities Music Support AAC / eAAC+ / MP3 / MP4 / WMA Video Support MP4, H.264, WMV FM Radio Yes 3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Camera Camera Resolution 5 Megapixel primary camera and 0.3 Megapixel secondary (front) camera Camera Flash Yes Video Camera 1280 x 720 pixels, recording at 30 fps Zoom 16x Digital Zoom Storage Memory Internal Memory 320 MB Memory & 512 MB RAM Expandable Memory MicroSD upto 32GB Operating System OS Platform Android Version 2.3 Gingerbread Battery / Power Consumption Standby 430 hours on 2G & 400 hours on 3G Talktime 6 hours on 2G & 7 hours on 3G Type Capacity Computer Connectivity Bluetooth Yes HDMI Yes Infra-Red No USB Yes Hardware Information Hardware 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion, Adreno 205 Graphics processor

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It’s a sequel. Same cast and the same story but with a new lead and a new director. Shot in HD. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo V is to settle some unfinished business at the box office. A year stands between the Vivaz and the Neo V and Android does make all the difference.
It will bring along a few nice features with v2.3.4 Gingerbread:

  • Sony 3D sweep panorama functionality - you can take panorama shots and watch them (in 2D) on your phone, (in 2D) on your HTDV or (in 3D) on your 3D HDTV
  • Screen capture - grab a screenshot anywhere from your Xperia
  • Enhanced Facebook integration
  • Google Talk with Video Chat (for Xperia phones with front-facing camera)
  • Swipe text input - works just like Swype, but it's called T9 trace
  • USB on-the-go functionality - it works only when you've connected your Xperia phone to the Sony Ericsson LiveDock. It supports wired and wireless USB accessories such as keyboard, mouse and gamepads. There is no word on USB drives support yet.

The XPERIA Neo is part of Sony Ericsson’s new droid lineup and takes advantage of all the new features – the LED-backlit Reality display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, an 8 megapixel Exmor R camera sensor, 720p video with continuous autofocus and the latest Android – 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3.7" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) on Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera, LED flash, geotagging
  • 720p video @ 30fps, continuous autofocus
  • Front facing VGA camera, video calls
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot (32GB supported, 8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Voice dialing
  • Adobe Flash 10.2 support
  • microHDMI port

Main disadvantages

  • Display has poor viewing angles
  • The competition has dual-core CPUs, 1080p video
  • No smart dialing
  • Loudspeaker has below average performance
  • No DivX/XviD support
  • Memory card slot under the battery cover
The Neo benefits from new technology but it does well to focus on the important stuff: imaging. It’s not the 3.7 touchscreen that makes this phone, nor is it the 1 GHz CPU or the latest Android Gingerbread. And hey, these are all fine features to have. But in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo V the HD-enabled cameraphone comes before the all-round droid smartphone.

Well bundled

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo V comes in a compact box accommodating the handset itself and the usual set of accessories. Those include a USB charger, a microUSB-to-USB cable (used for charging and computer connections) and a headset.

The XPERIA Neo V box

Finally, there are a couple of user guides and an 8GB microSD card in the box. The only thing missing is an HDMI cable – microHDMI to HDMI ones aren’t so widespread and you might not have one at home. But the Neo’s price is cheaper enough, so we didn’t really expect to find one here.

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V specifications

Messaging SMS Yes
Email Yes
Push Mail No
Camera Camera Yes
Mega Pixels Ext:5.0MP, 2560x1920 Pix; Int:0.3MP,640x480 Pix
Camera Zoom 16x Digital Zoom with Touch Focus & LED Flash
Video Capture MP4, H.264, WMV Player
Connectivity Ports USB Port 2.0, HDMI Port
Infrared No
Bluetooth Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Entertainment Music Player MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+ Player
FM Radio FM Radio with RDS
Games 3D Games
Ring Tones MP3, AAC Ringtones
Technology 3G HSDPA upto 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA upto 5.76 Mbps
OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
Interface Wisepilot Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Java Technology Java MIDP
Network Standby Time Upto 430 Hours
Operating Frequency Quad-band GSM 850 /900 /1800 /1900 MHz
Talk Time Upto 7 Hours
GPS A-GPS, Google Maps
Phone Kit KIT Handset, USB Port, User Guide
Battery Weight 126 g
Charger Included
Headset Included
Speaker Yes


- 3.7" 16,777,216 colour TFT
- 854x480 pixels


- Internal phone storage: 1GB (up to 320MB free)
- RAM: 512MB
- Memory card slot: microSD™, up to 32GB
* Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration.


- GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
- UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100

Available colours

- White - Silver - Blue Gradient Possible limited market availability.


- 116.0 x 57.0 x 13.0 mm
- 4.6 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches


- 126.0 gr
- 4.4 oz
Please note that local variations may apply.

    Recycled plastics


    Pan & zoom
    Google Voice Search
    Google™ search
    Android™ Market
    Web browser - WebKit


    Text messaging (SMS)
    Sound recorder
    Predictive text input
    Picture messaging (MMS)
    Instant messaging
    Google Mail™


    Document readers
    Phone book
    Infinite button
    Google Calendar™
    Flight mode
    Android™ platform
    Alarm clock


    Red-eye reduction
    Video stabiliser
    Video light
    Touch focus
    Smile detection
    Send to web
    Image stabiliser
    HD video recording (720p)
    Geo tagging
    Front-facing camera (VGA)
    Face detection
    Auto focus
    3D sweep panorama
    Flash / light type - LED
    Digital Zoom - up to 16x
    Camera - 5 megapixel


    Radio - FM radio with RDS
    Video streaming
    Motion gaming
    Media Browser
    3D games


    Google Talk™ - video chat
    Twitter™ - Timescape™ integration
    Video calling - dedicated camera
    Vibrating Alert
    Sony Ericsson Timescape™
    Noise shield
    Facebook inside Xperia™ version 2
    Facebook™ application


    Music tones - MP3, AAC
    xLOUD™ Experience
    TrackID™ music recognition
    Sony Ericsson Music player
    Media Player
    Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
    Album art


    USB support
    Google Maps™ - for Mobile
    Google Maps™ - with Street View
    Synchronisation - Exchange ActiveSync®
    Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation
    USB mass storage
    TV out
    Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
    Synchronisation via Facebook™
    Synchronisation via Google Sync
    Micro USB support
    HDMI support
    Google Latitude™
    DLNA Certified™
    Bluetooth™ technology
    3.5 mm audio jack


    Screen capture
    Wallpaper animation
    Keyboard - Onscreen QWERTY
    Gesture input
    Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
    Picture wallpaper
    Auto rotate

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  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
  • UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100

Talk time (up to)/video call

  • 6 hours 55 min
  • 7 hours
  • 7 hours

Standby time (up to)

  • 430 hours
  • 400 hours
  • 400 hours