The Neo L fabricated an actualization absolutely a few months aback forth with Sony’s Nxt series. This buzz is a almsman to the Neo V and it sports an identical design, admitting the aloft improvements accommodate a beyond affectation and Ice Cream Sandwich. However, at a time breadth alike bifold cores are actuality replaced by cloister cores for Androids, does the Neo L accreditation a buy with its ‘modest’ specs? Let’s acquisition out.
Design and Body Quality
The Neo L isn’t activity to win any architecture awards whatsoever. Aback you aboriginal aces up the phone, you will realise that it is fat, with a array of 12.2mm. This, aback phones are alone accepting thinner by the day. It’s got a actual identical anatomy agency aback compared to the accepted Neo V handset that was allotment of Sony’s beforehand bearing of smartphones. Accessible in two colours, atramentous and white – we got the atramentous archetypal for review. A argent rim runs about the edges of the buzz and the aback awning is decidedly decumbent to fingerprints and scratches. The breadth about the camera in particular, of our analysis assemblage got absolutely a few scratches.
The continued basal that is allotment of the Xperia U and the S thankfully isn’t a allotment of the Neo L as the awning takes up best of the space. Still, the L appears plasticy and it would accept been acceptable if Sony fabricated a few design-related improvements to this handset.
Let’s accept a quick bout of the device. Up advanced is a abounding 4.0-inch affectation with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The keys at the basal are hardly awkward and it would accept been bigger had it been belted to aloof three instead of four concrete buttons. The advanced camera rests aloft the awning forth with the sensors. Towards the left, there’s a sole charging anchorage while the appropriate consists of the aggregate rocker and the ability button. The 3.5mm headphone jack and notification LED is amid on the top. The aback houses the apostle grill, a 5 megapixel ballista and an LED flash. Under the hood, you accept a 1500 mAh battery, a SIM agenda aperture and a non hot swappable microSD agenda slot.
At a weight of 131 grams, the L doesn’t feel too ablaze to be labelled a copy allotment and admitting the body is predominantly plastic, it’s not flimsy. Fat yes, but not fragile. Because of the actuality that it’s actual agnate to the Neo V, some may feel that this buzz is a footfall aback for Sony in agreement of design, and afterwards application both the Nxt alternation and this phone, we account Sony still has abounding allowance for improvement.
Features and Performance
The Neo L is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor and has 512MB of RAM with 1GB (300MB user available) of centralized storage. The important bit actuality is that this buzz comes alien with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) on board. We absolutely like what ICS brings to the table with this Xperia and it’s absolutely a aloft achievement advance from what Gingerbread had to offer. Inspite of accepting an 'older' processor, it’s added accomplished acquainted than those active on Gingerbread and that shows aback you’re activity about your circadian tasks. Naturally, with ICS, the attending and feel is hardly afflicted as well, but if you’re a Timescape user you won’t apprehension a apparent difference. Anamnesis accelerated apps may apathetic bottomward the phone, but the assignment administrator lets you chargeless up some memory.
Even admitting few of the added agnate (and cheaper) priced Xperias are bifold amount ones, they action little added in the absolute apple than this one. We put the Neo L through a ambit of constructed benchmarks and they can be apparent below. We’ve compared the buzz to the analogously priced HTC One V, the Xperia Sola and the cheaper Neo V. The Neo L doesn’t absolutely accept abundant to avowal of out here.