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Sony Ericsson Xperia neo vs neo V, what’s the difference?

The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo was a phone we saw last March that was supposed to arrive in the country after the availability of the Xperia arc. It would’ve been the affordable yet unimpressive-looking version of the Xperia arc had the tsunami in Japan didn’t affect the production of Sony Ericsson.

xperia neo vs xperia neo v

Soon we will see the newer Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V (V as in 5) which replaces the old Xperia neo and you might be wondering what upgrades Sony Ericsson made on this phone. It has the same 1GHz Qualcomm processor inside, the same 3.7″ screen with mobile Bravia engine, and even the same measly 320Mb internal storage.

Actually, the most obvious difference is a downgrade in camera. From an 8.1-megapixel lens with Exmor R sensor of the original Xperia neo, the Xperia neo V now has an ordinary 5-megapixel camera. This is really odd since if the problem was lens supply, how come the Xperia ray has the same 8.1-megapixel Exmor R lens as that of the original Xperia neo? I will definitely raise this question when the Xperia neo V gets launched here this month.

In exchange for the lower camera specs, they did some software upgrades on the camera of the neo V that allows you to take 3D sweep panorama photos with it. I was informed that it’s still unclear if this piece of upgrade will be made available to the Xperia neo.

They also added a new white color but took out the red Xperia neo.

So here’s the thing if you’re looking to get the Xperia neo. The Xperia neo V should be cheaper than the original Xperia neo. Over at Widget City who’s known to have the latest Sony Ericsson phones ahead of anybody else, the Xperia neo is priced at P12,950 (which is a bargain!!!) while the newer Xperia neo V is at P15,500. So I’ll definitely go with the original neo between the two. And if the Sony Ericsson xperia ray is too small for my hands, I would definitely get the old Xperia neo which is slightly cheaper and has an HDMI out.

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  • Once an overpriced, outdated device, now finally repriced. Is it too late, Sony Ericsson? You’re in the bargain bin now, but you can still stand on your own against other smart phones in your price range. I say we give the grey market device another review, alongside its official release keyboard based bretheren, SE Xperia Pro. Do them justice. 🙂

  • Griswold

    nobody missed the original neo, wish they just released a different phone in exchange for it instead of taking the name and putting a poorer camera.

  • sinned

    5mp is much expensive than 8mp? SonyEricsson!
    Come on!

    • MT15i has no official Sony Ericsson warranty on parts and services, MT11i has it all. Sign the petition on change dot org. Who knows, with enough petitions, Sony Ericsson Philippines might listen.

      • Den

        thanks for that. but why?

  • it is really kind of deceiving when looking both phones they look both the same and also they should have named different name probably Neo Volok instead of Neo V.

  • this is greate phone vesion

  • reymond

    is this still available at philippine market? Tell me pls…

    • yup. or you an also check widgetcity.com.ph

  • reymond

    i went to sm north edsa and trinoma…i ask for xperia neo 8mp..but d sales lady says “xperia neo was not released in philippines”…

  • Jordan

    Hi i want to change my xperia neo(MT15i) casing puro gasgas na kasi. pede b yun??ang saan mkakabili ng headset n kaparehas ng kasama na headset ng xperia ko yung earplug.??plss help me