Sony Ericsson announced the release of Xperia Neo L, their first-ever smartphone model to run Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) out of the box in China. It’s obviously aimed for the Chinese market because this Sony phone has ordinary specs unlike the Sony Xperia Ion 4G LTE Android Smartphone which targets buyers in the US, Canada and Europe. The Xperia Neo L is built with a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 single-core processor but has an Adreno 205 GPU chip for a decent gaming performance. If you fancy a phone capable of playing 3D games and free downloadable apps, get the Verizon Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gaming Smartphone but be ready to pay more for the top-notch features of the device.
The technical specs sheet shows it has a 4-inch display that is capacitive and multi-touch with a small screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The 512MB of DDR3 RAM makes it quick enough to handle Android 4.0.3 but I’m not happy with the meager 1GB of built-in storage. You will have to buy a microSD card for more storage. Like the new Sony Xperia S Android Smartphone, the SD card slot of the Xperia Neo L supports up to 32 GB cards.
On the bright side, the Sony Xperia Neo L comes with two cameras. The VGA front camera is ideal for video conferencing while the 5-megapixel camera at the back of the phone is for taking still pictures and it can also record movies up to 720p HD quality. The back camera has autofocus and LED flash.
It has support for WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, 3G HSPA, DLNA and aGPS. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack and the 1500 mAh battery can lasts up to 575 hours of standby time and around 8 hours talk time.
Sony Ericsson has yet to confirm the official release date and pricing info for the Xperia Neo L. Technology Talks will immediately share these facts once they are known.