Sony Ericsson’s 2011 line has so far been dominated by devices with one or more standout features. The
Xperia Arc

was unbelievably slim and light, with an exceptional camera, while the
Xperia Play

made its debut as the first PlayStation-certified phone. The
Xperia Neo

, however, sees the manufacturer taking the hardware of the Arc and downscaling it into a more modest and affordable device. The result of its efforts is a solid mainstream smartphone that incorporates most of the Arc’s features, and even surpasses it in some ways.

Read on to find out how the Xperia Neo compares to the mid-range Android competition, as well as shinier, more expensive offerings from the same manufacturer.

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