Sony Xperia neo L

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.00-inch (480x854)
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM8255
  • Front Camera 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera 5MP
  • RAM 512MB
  • Storage 1GB
  • Battery Capacity 1500mAh
  • OS Android 4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJuly 2012

Sony Xperia neo L Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • ICS out of the box
  • Battery life
  • Bad
  • No tap focus in camera
  • Bulky
  • Plasticky and cheap feel

Sony's latest addition to the Xperia stable comes in the form of the neo L. A successor to the Neo V and inheriting much of its looks, the neo L is competing in the same category as the HTC One V and the LG Optimus 7. But do the modest specs of this smartphone guarantee a worthwhile user experience? We find out.

Sony Xperia neo L Summary

Sony Xperia neo L smartphone was launched in July 2012. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels at a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch (ppi).

Sony Xperia neo L is powered by a 1GHz one-core Qualcomm MSM8255 processor. It comes with 512MB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia neo L runs Android 4 and is powered by a 1,500mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia neo L on the rear packs 5-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia neo L based on Android 4 and packs 1GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Sony Xperia neo L is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Regular-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia neo L include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v2.10, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Sony Xperia neo L measures 121.00 x 61.10 x 12.20mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 131.50 grams. It was launched in Glossy Black and Glossy White colours.

As of 24th August 2019, Sony Xperia neo L price in India starts at Rs. 7,000.

Sony Xperia neo L Full Specifications

General
Alternate names MT25i
Brand Sony
Model Xperia neo L
Release date July 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 121.00 x 61.10 x 12.20
Weight (g) 131.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 1500
Removable battery Yes
Colours Glossy Black, Glossy White
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x854 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 245
Hardware
Processor 1GHz one-core
Processor make Qualcomm MSM8255
RAM 512MB
Internal storage 1GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 0.3-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 2.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Regular
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia neo L User Review and Ratings

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  • very poor performance
    Jatin Mehta (May 8, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    The main reason I bought this phone was that it had a dual core processor but by seeing the overall performance the dual core is not sufficient to hold even WhatsApp.%0aThis phone does not update its software.
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  • OVERALL Great phone
    Jaydev Sarkar on Flipkart
    Awesome features and looks,just the thing that i did not expect a sony camera without zoom and the settings are also not that user friendly.The OS is impressive,fast enough but gamers have to be dissapointed a bit. Earphones,clear enough, not for bass. The Battery seems to be exhausted pretty soon despite being 1500 mAh, maybe some problem with apps. Overall a far better buy than Samsung or any other phones in this Range. And Believe me, SONY is SONY, no one can beat it in graphics or digital aspect.
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  • Xperia Neo L
    Rajiv Basu on Flipkart
    hi everyone, It's been like 1 month now I am using this phone and I must say Sony has once again proved it has goat different meaning to the word beauty and creation. I like the inbuilt Xperia keyboard which makes me very easy to type in this 4 inch display. 512 Mb with 1 GHz is more than enough for an avg user ( game 24 hrs online music call). compared to other smart phones by other smart companies, trust me guys the batter really last long.(1450 MHz). Touch is sensitive and lags little provided u have 7 to 9 apps open. Timescape view is nice... FB, tweeter,skype integrated. Camera average lacks zoom. It's true the phone has got affinity to oily palms but u can find a rubber shock resistant case in outside market. That's all from my end.... Rajiv.
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  • Really a very nice phone at this range.
    Anil Kumar Panda on Flipkart
    > 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. Display:- > 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. Camera:- > 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. Verdict:- 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.
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  • AWESOME!!!
    Richu Nelson on Flipkart
    Guys this phone is awesome..I should say I got it for 13000 from the local market without warranty. this my first android phone..and i should say It impressed me very well..awesome 1)Great display 854x480 with 245ppi is amazing.... 2)Camera quality isn't bad as people say its awesome,tried some MACRO SHOTS oh i must say its fantastic. i put those as wallpapers and my friends wasn't able to tell that it was a captured image. 3)audio quality is good considering device but the headset is just OK only,its not in the ear jack,simple stereo. 4)Gaming performance is good,but not for hard gaming. 5)Browsing and reading texts and books feels great because of the display. 6)Video quality is SUPERB! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A STYLISH LOOKING SMARTPHONE WITH ALL THE NECESSARY FEATURES EXCEPT FM,WHICH IS NOT MUCH NECESSARY FOR ME. HARD GAME LOVERS SHOULD LOOK FOR SOMETHING ELSE LIKE XPERIA U.BUT THIS BABY WON'T DISAPPOINT AT ALL.
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  • best phone
    Anand Modak on Flipkart
    wow !!! u cant get any better phone for 18k - 4 inch screen and Android 4 (ice-cream sandwich is superb) speak d loudest for this phone Pros 1.Android 4 2.4 inch screen 3.expandable memory 4.better battery life 5.HD recording Cons one and only one disadvantage is its rear camera , though 5mp , its camera quality sucks , plus there is no zoom if u r ready to compromise for camera then just go for it without thinking a second , its d best what u r getting at this price
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  • Best in its class
    Pruthvi Vallabha on Flipkart
    Delivery - 5/5 Product - 4.5/5 Features - 4.5/5 Handling - 4.5/5 Camera - 2/5 Battery- 3/5 Gaming - 4/5 Music - 5/5 Videos - 5/5 Notes - I got this only to wait for Xperia T to be released in India. I now am considering on waiting for next generation may be a year more. Only reason being this mobile fits in perfectly - saved whole lot of money & gave me just about every feature that's required.
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  • neo l
    Tarun Kumar Puvvala on Flipkart
    its a best budget phone available out there comparing to samsung junk products, Looks wise its the best smartphone,and a chick magnet...glossy finish is attractive. Got it for 14 k on ebay...at these price its hard to find any good phone with all these features. Cons:screen,looks,ics,best battery back up 1500 mah pros:Sometimes laggy(got apps to make it smooth as silk) Go for it...worth the product from sony...
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  • A mid range perfect mobile
    Abhishek Tripathi (Jan 5, 2019) on Flipkart
    This is a satisfactory fone for this range. HD video recording & picture quality is first attraction for this. Look is different from other sony fone. Sound & display quality is very good. I think which is use this surely satisfied.
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  • Best Phone In The Range
    Rahuldeb Samanta on Flipkart
    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.
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