Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V Review

By posted on April 22, 2014 5:43PM

Sony Ericsson has launched the Sony Ericsson Neo last year and after that,Sony has launched the Sony Ericsson Neo V as price of Sony Neo was too high but Sony Ericsson Neo V is priced low and it’s affordable too.This device reminds us about the Sony Ericsson Vivaz as it looks very similar to it and it’s back panel also looks quite similar.Anyway,let’s start the review.

What’s in the box:

  • Sony Ericsson Neo V
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Charger
  • Battery
  • 3.5mm head phones
  • Screen guard
  • CD
  • HDMI cable

Design and Build:

Sony Ericsson Neo V has a 3.7-inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen and on the front,there are three push buttons below the screen and above the screen,their is Sony Ericsson logo,front facing camera and an earpiece.Sony Ericsson Neo V has a quite good design and our hands feel quite good when this device is placed on our palm.It’s also a solid device and do not break even when it falls from a certain height.Build quality is good and this device is made up of Metal and Plastic.The back panel do have  some issues and gives us a poor feeling.Overall,the device has a good finish and it’s not too large so,it’s easy to carry this device along with us.Weighing about 126 gm,it’s not so heavy but the design is stylish.Overall,we give Sony Ericsson Neo V 3.5/5 in this segment.

Display and Touch Response:

Sony Ericsson Neo V has a capacitive touchscreen.The screen is 480 x 854 pixels in resolution and it has 265 ppi pixel density which is quite good.This 3.7-inch touchscreen provides a very good touch response.When we just give the screen a gentle ouch,the screen light automatically glows up and responds at that same time. There are no problems found during sliding or scrolling the UI or Menu bar in this phone.It uses a Scratch-resistant glass and the brightness of the screen can be fixed however the display is brighter than required,it’s also an issue because brightness is one of the main cause of shortening the battery life.If brightness is increased the battery life will end within 5 hours.Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine is also there to make the images and videos bolder but this Bravia Engine is quite useless as there is no effect,even when it’s turned on and the images and videos do look  the same they looked before.Overall,summing up the these facts we give Sony Ericsson Neo V 3.5/5 in this segment.  

Messaging and QWERTY Keypad:

Sony Ericsson Neo V has a 3.7-inch screen and naturally we are expecting that,we will not get pain in our fingers or trouble while typing a message,an email or any thing else.Sony Ericsson has a good QWERTY keyboard which supports both portrait and landscape mode.You will feel the pleasure of typing in both these modes.Your fingers will not have pain even after typing a very long message,which is a quite good for all the businessmen who want to use this phone for huge amount of texting.You can download and  install the Swype application to type more easily and quickly.In the QWERTY keboard setting,you will find many useful things which will make,typing more easy for you,so do explore the settings in the messaging application.Wrapping up the section here we will give Sony Ericsson Neo V 4/5 in this segment.

Camera,3D Panaroma mode and Speakers:

Sony Ericsson Neo V has a 5 Megapixel AutoFocus camera present on the back with single LED flash which can shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps.The sinlge LED flash on the back is quite powerful and it can easily capture good quality images in a dark room.This camera do lacks something and that is the Exmor R sensor which was a quite good feature added by Sony Ericsson to most of its phones.The camera of this phone is quite good and it takes impressive images and after capturing a image,when we zoom into that captured image,every thing gets clear and camera is very good in capturing images.   Sony has also added a very important and likable feature in this phone,the feature is 3D Panaroma mode which helps you to capture images in 3D model.What you have to do is to open this application on your phone, after that place your finger on the screen and then just slide the phone in air correctly in order to take the 3D image.If you face any problem the phone will help you and tell you how to capture the image in 3D Panaroma mode. After the image is captured you can see that 3D captured image,either on a 3D phone or on a 3D TV. If we now talk about it’s video recording  quality we will say that it’s quite good as it focuses automatically on any thing while shooting a video.While rcording the video on displacing the phone from it’s original position or angle then every thing will get blurry during the shooting mode but after a few seconds it will automatically re-focus.In the settings section you will do find more useful things which will help you to shoot the video in different modes.So,we do recommend you to check out the settings section to know more about the camera youself.   At the bottom of the back panel,there is the speaker present and this speaker is quite powerful and it provides good quality sounds and music.If you are an ultimate music listner or if you do listen music often,then you will not regret after buying this phone,this phone can play a variety of music files.Folding this section up we will give Sony Ericsson Neo V 4/5 in this segment.

Browser:

Sony Ericsson Neo V is an Android device and it has an Android browser,the browser of this phone works very well.One of  the most important thing about it is that this browser has got the full flash player 11 support which means that you can easily play the flash content on your device.We have played YouTube videos on this device and we have found that this device easily plays YouTube videos in 360p and 480p mode,but when it comes to 720p HD mode the videos do not play very well,the videos get choppier,it’s the worst thing that we felt about this browser. When we load any content,like website on this browser first thing that the browser do is that it loads every thing from the images to ads that site contain and once the site is completely loaded,there is only a bookmark button left on the screen.Kinetic scrolling,zooming in/out on this browser is quite easy and what we liked most about this browser is that while loading any content it do not show any kind of check board patterns behind the loading website,it’s quite good.The browser covers the entire part of the screen and content on this screen looks beautiful.In the browser settings option their is much-much more to discover so,we do recommend you to explore the settings option carefully in this browser.Wrapping this segment here we will give 4/5 to Sony Ericsson Neo V in this segment.

Operating System,User Interface and Connectivity:

Sony Ericsson Neo V is a 3G device and has connectivity features like Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,USB port,HDMI port and a 3.5mm AV jack.All the connectivity features do work very well but sometimes we face issues with the Wi-Fi but that’s okay.This is an Android device and is running on Android version 2.3.4,this device is upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich and it’s quite important for the consumers to know about this feature.Yes,this phone can be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the company will release the Android ICS update for this device in this Quarter.Sony Ericsson Neo V has five homescreens and at any home screen you can place any widget you like.You can also place live wallapapers on the homescreen.Overall the user interface of this device is quite good and it looks quite awesome on this device.Folding this section here we will give Xperia Neo V 3.5/5 in this segment.

Processor and Others:

Sony Ericsson Neo V has a 1 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor along with Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM.The processor of this device is quite powerful,even though it’s a single-core but it’s enough for all of you guys who want a cell phone to play HD games,to do messaging and calling.The phone do not hangs even after opening ten applications at the same time.Sony Ericsson Neo V’s processor is quite good for playing HD games also and this device has scored well in benchmark tests. Sony Ericsson Neo V is available in White, Blue Gradient, Silver colors and this device can play HD videos and music files including MP4/H.264/WMV player and  MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player formats.A 1500 mAh battery is their to power this phone and the battery life is good only when the brightness is reduced.This device is quite thick and it has got a VGA front facing camera for making video calls.Rapping this segment up we will give 3/5 to Sony Ericsson Neo V in this segment.

The Verdict:

Sony Ericsson Neo V is a very good device to buy under the price range of Rs.20,000.This is a kind of device which has every feature which every common man need today.So,if you are looking forward to buy an Android device under the price range of Rs.20,000,this is a really-really good device to buy.So,we will recommend you to buy this device as this device is upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich also and will meet all your demands.So,that’s all about the  Sony Ericsson Neo V,we are closing the review section here but do stay tuned to watch the complete review video.Do check out the image gallery below and stay tuned for more tech news at Gadgetgyaan.

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