Sony Xperia L, is a very lovely device with not only good features but very good looks too. It is a device that poses great features and comes with assurance of Sony. Its camera is amongst the best feature available in any smartphone in same range. With all those amazing features it comes in a very low price, making it more worth buying.
Display and Configuration
The Sony Xperia L is another new family member of world's renowned Xperia family. It boasts a 4.3 inches, TFT capacitive display with 16M colors depth. It poses a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Camera and Storage
It poses an 8MP rear camera, built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. Exmor RS for the device is no less than any evolution for Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, the device has been given HDR camera in order to have highly detailed shots, even in challenging lighting conditions. It also flaunts a 0.3 MP front facing camera for video calling. Xperia L sports an 8GB internal storage expandable upto 32GB via microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
If we see the device for connectivity options, it comes with GPRS, Bluetooth v4.0, USB, WiFi, 3G, EDGE, Hotspot etc and Based on NFC, one-touch functions connect the device to another in a single tap. To make Sony Xperia L a better performer, the device has been powered with 1750mAh battery to ensure better backup.
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I got my Xperia L after bit of research about mid-range android smartphones. Here are my impressions so far:nn1) Even though its just 1 Ghz Dual core, performance is very impressive (coming from previous galaxy note user). Its Qualcomm's s4 play SoC Krait-based architecture, which means its much faster than older dual core processor android phones (like HTC Desire X). Infact, on benchmark tests its on par or exceeds the performance of Samsung Quattro/ Grand even though they may have more cores/ faster clock speeds.nDon't go by numbers alone - SoC architecture matters ! nn2) Jelly bean 4.1.2 is crisp and smooth. No lag. Not a lot of bloatware (some of which can be deleted). Considering it was just launched in April 2013, there are good chances SONY will upgrade this to Android 5.0 in the upcoming year (Biggest plus point if you are buying a mid-range phone).nn3) Display is decent at 228 ppi (though not extraordinary but then this is good for mid-range phone). Colours are vivid compared to LG's IPS display. Gorilla glass is missing. nn4) Form factor and built is impressive (again not a fan of cheap plastic built quality of Samsung phones). Size is just about right -not too big, not too smallnn5) Even though SONY is marketing this as a top notch camera phone in mid-segment, camera quality remains to be seen. Colours are vivid but there is some noise. Hopefully, SONY will improve auto-mode performance with software updates. I am yet to fully test the capabilities and picture quality.nn6) Battery life is good. Also, the phone is bundled with SONY STAMINA and LOW BATTERY modes for enhanced battery life. No need to download third-party apps for power management. In-built battery apps tend to be more reliable and robust.nn7) It supports both MTP (didn't work in ubuntu 13) and USB mass storage modes to connect the PC.nn8) You cannot shoot 1080p videos and also cannot playback 1080p videos (Why ??)nn9) It has a nice led to alert you about notifications.nnUPDATE:nn1) I ran Antutu benchmarks on the phone and got scores around 10700. Antutu benchmark tests CPU, RAM, 2d and 3d graphics, SD card read/writes capabilities of the phone. Higher the score, better it is.nnTo put this score into perspective, older Samsung flagship phones Galaxy S2 scores around 9000 and Galaxy note 1 scores around 10200. Samsung galaxy grand duos scores around 7000. LG II p715 is around 7000. Samsung galaxy quattro (with all its quad cores) manages around 11000. Galaxy S3, HTC one x, Xperia SP score around 14000 to 16000 mark. Nexus 4 is around 17500. HTC one and Xperia Z hit 20000+ scores.nn2) The battery endurance rating (tested by GSMArena) of Xperia L is 39 hours (i.e. you need to recharge the phone every 39 hours with 1 hour of calls, 1 hour of web browsing and 1 hour of video playback). Talk time is 12:30 hours, web browsing is 6:40 hours. You can get detailed battery results on GSMarena website. These results are quite decent and phone can easily last a day as long as display brightness is set to AUTO.nn3) The phone comes equipped with NFC chip. This is quite handy to "beam" files to other NFC-equipped phones. Its a nice to have feature (typically bundled with high end phones). The full potential of NFC is yet to be tapped (e.g. NFC is already being used for mobile payments in US).nn4) Camera quality can be good if you learn how to tweak around with some settings such as metering, white balance, focus and HDR. Auto mode is not always optimal. There is loss of texture and sharpness at times (seems like even Xperia Z and Xperia SP suffer from similar problems). SONY claims to use top-notch optics for the camera so issue could be with software. Hoping that future software upgrades will enhance sharpness.nAgain, if I am looking for a sub-20k phone, I bet only Galaxy grand camera beats this phone as of date.nn5) The phone supports DLNA for media sharing with DLNA-enabled televisions.nn6) The audio quality is very crisp and clear.
Hey guys, i recently bought this phone after a great a confusion btw Samsung Galaxy Grand & Xperia L. With the initial Benchmarking of this device which came out to be great, i got this phone with full trust but not from flipkart. Here are some Pros & Cons i would like to share wid u all..nnPros :n*features like NFC, JELLY BEAN, Software updates are + pointsn1) 4.3 inch screen wid higher resolution (compared 2 Grand)n2) Decent Speed & Performance (no lags or hangs)n3) Gaming Beast..(Temple Run 2, Subway Surf, Dead Trigger, etc )n4) Sony's Camera wid Flash (for me d flash is not working at 55% battery) :-( i don't know whats d problem..!!n5) Dual Core wid 1 GB Ramn6) Slim & Attractive Designn7) Gud Call Qualityn8) In Budget & JELLY BEAN.. ;-)nnCons :nn1) BATTERY !!! the battery last only a single day even with normal use..!! should have a 2100 mAh..nn2) Camera Flash - Check out the camera flash before buying, for me it does not work when the battery is at 55% or below.. Then wat the use of it ?? nEven at 50% battery we cannot use it as a Flashlight/ Torch..!!nn3) Internal Memory could be much better.. at a cheaper price Samsung's S Advance provides 16 GB internal batterynnVerdict = Awesome phone.. but with little less Battery Backup..!!nnUpdates are served 2 improve the overall performance & to fix issues & bugs.. so don't worry.. :)nn*Alternatives - Samsung Galaxy Grand, nSamsung Galaxy S Advancen(even Lg devices but they are not so popular)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230|
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||0.3 MP|
|Launch Date||May 18, 2013 (Official)|
|Also Known As||Sony Xperia L C2105, Sony Xperia L C2104|
|Operating System||Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM, GSM|
|Network||4G: Not Available, 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Colours||Black, Red, White|
|Screen Size||4.3 inches (10.92 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||60.79 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230|
Dual core, 1 GHz, Krait
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|USB OTG Support||No|
8 MP Primary Camera
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||4 x Digital Zoom, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||1280x720 @ 30 fps|
0.3 MP Front Camera
|Camera Features||Fixed Focus|
|TalkTime||Up to 9 Hours(3G) / Up to 8.5 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 454 Hours(3G) / Up to 498 Hours(2G)|
|Network Support||3G, 2G|
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
HSDPA 21 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
85.6 kbps kbps
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Dual antennas|
|Wi-Fi Features||Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|FM Radio||RDS, Stereo FM|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Applications||Google Chrome, Google Play Store, Google Voice Search, Google Maps, etc.|
5 inches vs 4.3 inches
Quad core 1.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.0 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
2390 mAH vs 1750 mAH
Dual core 1.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.0 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
1800 mAH vs 1750 mAH
More SIM card slots:
2 vs 1
4.5 inches vs 4.3 inches
Quad core 1.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.0 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
2070 mAH vs 1750 mAH
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