Just as we let you know it would, the red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has now become available from Vodafone in the UK, and the operator claims it’s got exclusivity on this color. So if you absolutely must have an Xperia Neo in red, Vodafone is your only option apparently.
Other than the different color, this is of course exactly the same device as any other Xperia Neo. This smartphone, that should keep Sony Ericsson ‘in the game’ in the upper-midrange part of the market has finally been released in the UK last week, after some delays.
Vodafone will give you a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo for free if you sign a new two-year contract that will cost you at least £26 per month. For that money, you get 300 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500 MB of data each month. If you want a cheaper plan, there’s a £20.5 per month option also available, but getting it requires paying £99 for the phone upfront. This plan gives you 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250 MB of data each month.
Naturally though, the phone is offered for free on other, more expensive plans as well, the most expensive being £51 per month and offering 3000 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500 MB of data. So if you want to get a red Xperia Neo from Vodafone, make sure you go through all the different plans located on this page before you make a final choice. There’s probably a plan in there to perfectly suit your needs – at least if you don’t need more than 500 MB of data per month.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has a 3.7-inch 480×854 LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen, an 8 MP autofocus rear camera with 720p HD continuous autofocus video recording, a secondary front-facing camera for video calls, 320 MB of internal storage space expandable via microSD (an 8 GB card is included in the sales package), 512 MB of RAM, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1500 mAh battery.