Vodafone nabs exclusive red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

28th Jun 2011 | 16:23

Vodafone nabs exclusive red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

A brand-appropriate hue

TechRadar rating:

3.5 stars

A good camera and media phone, but doesn't stand up against the high-end competition.

Like:

Navigation is swift and judderless; 8MP camera; Connectivity is fantastic and the browser loads quickly; Mini-HDMI port connection; Comfortable and easy to use one-handed;

Dislike:

The 3.7-inch screen somehow feels a little smaller than it should; Colours aren't as bright as expected and don't pop on screen; Sound quality is poor if not using the provided headset; Video capture isn't as high quality as expected; Aesthetics not to everyone's taste;

Vodafone is set to be the only network to offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo in fetching cherry red.

The handset, unveiled by Sony Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2011 in February, will be available on other networks in blue and is yet to receive its official UK release date, with Vodafone simply listing it as 'coming soon'.

Not soon enough

That means there's still a bit of a wait ahead for fans of the Xperia Neo, which seemed likely to go on sale way back in April.

Unfortunately, supplies have been restricted by manufacturing delays caused by the earthquake in Japan earlier this year, and the Neo is yet to launch in the UK.

The Android 2.3-running Neo shares a lot of specifications with its stablemate, the Xperia Arc – 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 4-inch reality display and HDMI-out, so it'll be interesting to see how the UK pricing of the two handsets differ.

We've already spent a bit of QT with the red-hued handset, marvelling at how it's not blue like the original model, with which we also nabbed an early hands on.

Via CoolSmartphone

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