Introduction Single-core droids will only be getting cheaper and there's plenty to choose from. But if you want to get the best out of a tight budget, making the right choice can prove to be a challenge. We're looking at two phones that launched at the same time and have very similar specs and price points. The Samsung Galaxy W and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V are middle of the Android pack. There're many above them in the ranks but few are as easy to afford. The Galaxy W currently costs slightly more, so we'll try and answer whether you get extra value or whether the Xperia Neo V is a real steal instead. [img width=580 height=415]http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/galaxy-w-vs-xperia-neo-v/gsmarena_001.jpg[/img] Before we put both phones through our battery of tests, we let them throw a few warm-up punches: Samsung Galaxy W I8150 over Xperia Neo V Thinner (11.5mm vs. 13mm) and 11g lighter Faster processor: 1.4GHz over 1GHz DNSe sound enhancement technology Document editor over doc viewer Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V over Samsung Galaxy W Promised update to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich microHDMI port over no TV-Out Slightly higher-res screen: FWVGA (480x854) vs. WVGA (480x800) Scratch-resistant glass Currently cheaper It seems the Xperia Neo V has a couple of advantages that catch the eye, the ICS update and HDMI port being most notable. That's a great start for the cheaper phone. However, the Galaxy W hasn't given up trying to justify the extra cost. It's got a faster processor packed in a thinner body and dedicated sound-enhancing technology to boot.