Sony Mobile Xperia Mayhem - Six New Phones: Ion, Acro S, Go, Neo L, Miro & Tipo (Updated with Video)

The Mainstream Stylish Troupe: Xperia Neo L, Xperia Miro & Xperia Tipo

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Sony Xperia Neo L

Like its predecessor, the Xperia Neo, the Xperia Neo L comes with an ergonomically-curved body, making it easy to hold while calling or handling the phone. The Xperia Neo L gets a screen size upgrade from 3.7 inches to 4.0 inches but gets its camera downgraded from 8.1- to 5.1-megapixel sensor. We see this as a phone for those who are planning to transition to a phone with a mid-sized screen but do not require the high-end specs that usually accompany phones with 4.3- to 4.6-inch screens.

4.0-inch touchscreen aside, the Xperia Neo L comes with Sony's xLoud technology which supposedly boosts the audio quality.

Sony Xperia Neo L 

  Key highlights of the Sony Xperia Neo L

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.0-inch display / 480×854 pixels
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM / 1GB Internal memory / microSD expandable up to 32GB
  • 5.1-megapixel camera / Auto-focus
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 150g
  • 121 x 61 x 12.2mm
  • Color options: Black and White in Singapore
  • Availability: Early Q3 2012

The Xperia Neo L features a curved back and glossy finish that's quite unlike the rest of its peers.


Sony Xperia Miro

Sony today strengthens its Xperia portfolio with two entry-level smartphones, the Xperia Miro and Tipo. At launch, Ola Lilja Molen, the Head of South East Asia Markets reaffirms the company's commitment to manufacturing smartphones. These two devices are aimed squarely at first time smartphone buyers and emerging markets such as Indonesia. Do not discount these Xperia phones as they run on Android 4.0 out of the box, unlike some of its previously announced and higher-end siblings which will ship with Android 2.3. 

As one of the two entry-level Android 4.0 smartphones introduced today, the Sony Xperia miro is targeted at first time smartphone users.


  Key highlights of the Sony Xperia Miro

  • Android 4.0
  • 3.5-inch HD display / 320 x 480 pixels
  • 800MHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM / 4GB Internal memory / microSD expandable up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel camera / 4x Zoom / Auto-focus
  • 1460mAh battery
  • 110g
  • 113 x 59.4 x 9.9mm
  • Color options: Black and White in Singapore
  • Availability: Q3 2012

A 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera and flash can be found at the back of the Sony Xperia miro.


Sony Xperia Tipo

Similar to the Xperia Miro, the Xperia Tipo is catered for first-time smartphone buyers who are looking for a simple and easy-to-use device. Like the recently announced HTC Desire V, the Xperia Tipo also comes in a dual-SIM edition for users who prefer to switch between SIM cards to save costs depending on the call region. Consumers in Singapore and Malaysia will only be getting the dual-SIM version while Indonesia will get the standard and dual-SIM edition of the Xperia Tipo.

The button located beside the volume controls enables you to switch between the two SIM cards in the Xperia Tipo (dual-SIM), as well as differentiates between both dual-SIM and single SIM versions. Quite handy, isn't it?

Sony Xperia Tipo 

  Key highlights of the Sony Xperia Tipo / Tipo (Dual-SIM Version)

  • Android 4.0
  • 3.2.-inch display / 320 x 480 pixels
  • 800GHz  single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM / 2.9GB Internal memory / microSD expandable up to 32GB
  • 3.2-megapixel camera / 4x Zoom
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 99.4g
  • 103 x 57 x 13mm
  • Dual SIM version (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia) /
    Single SIM version (Indonesia)
  • Color options: Black and Silver in Singapore
  • Availability: Q3 2012

 Despite its entry level status, the Sony Xperia Tipo will come with a 1500mAh battery. Removing the battery will allow you access to the dual-SIM card slots for that particular version for the handset.