Sony Ericsson Neo hands-on [Video]

Chris Davies - Feb 13, 2011, 3:49pm CST
Sony Ericsson Neo hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson’s Neo feels more than a little familiar, just like the Vivaz did all the way back in January 2010, but this is really a brand new device wearing a borrowed suit. Running Android Gingerbread, it’s a fairly chunky handset which runs pretty much like the XPERIA Arc, though with a 3.7-inch display rather than the Arc’s stunning 4-inch Reality Display.

Video demo after the cut

Still, an 8.1-megapixel camera can’t really be argued with, though we’d prefer a more solid build than the somewhat cheap feeling plastic Sony Ericsson has used. The software is pre-release, too, which has left the phone prone to the occasional crash and lagginess in the widgets.

Sony Ericsson Neo hands-on:

[vms 02c8ed1be1dfbf0835ea]

That’s hopefully going to be ironed out before the Neo launches, and the pricing should be sufficiently low to make the point of entry suitably affordable for the budget market.

Must Read Bits & Bytes