Oct 18, 2013

Sony Xperia L review

Sony xperia L continues from where the Xperia U left off by overcoming the flaws by a bigger screen, beefier battery and still resolution up from 5 to 8 MP. Apart from this what interests more is the expandable memory.

Design And Build Quality

The Sony Xperia L is quite good looking , with it’s arched back and a large screen towards the front.The back cover is removable and is easy to grip due to the soft rubber finish on the cover. The right side of the device has all the buttons. The volume rocker at the top,the power button at lower down, almost in the middle of the device. Down at the bottom of the device is the hardware camera button. It is also having a micro USB port on the left.At the bottom there is that famous light that glows beneath the display, letting the user know if they had any notifications waiting.

Specifications And Hardware

The sony xperia comes with a 4.3 inch display of 480*854 pixel resolution and is having a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core processor. It is having a RAM of 1GB along with an internal memory storage of 8GB that can be extended upto 32 GB with the help of an microSD card.The handset supports WIFI, DLNA, 3G, GPS and Micro-USB and packs 1750 mAh battery gives up to eight and a half hours of talk time and standby time of up to 498 hours.

Display And Multimedia

The front of the Xperia L is dominated by its 4.3-inch FWVGA display with the standard Android keys appearing onscreen instead of below it. Sound quality on the Sony Xperia L is excellent, loud and clear. Couple that with it’s display quality and you have a really capable multimedia device in front of you. On-screen buttons disappear while you watch videos freeing all the screen space for your viewing pleasure.Although, the browsing experience will disappoint you gaming on this device is excellent, and while games like N.O.V.A and Fifa 12 were not compatible with the device, it delivered the ones that were excellently.


The xperia comes with a camera of 8MP and also with a single LED flash, 720p video recording and HDR and panorama modes. Focusing takes a lot of time and the app takes a moment or two to process the image, resulting in blurry motion shots.The 720p video capture suffers from the some of the same issues, although not quite as much as still photos do. The auto-brightness is very aggressive, so expect some very noticeable shifting in your brightness, especially if the subject is backlit

Software And User Interface

It's running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is a perfectly fine operating system, but one that's now starting to look a bit old, especially with version 4.3 already starting to appear. Still, the age isn't immediately obvious since Sony has updated its user interface and you can now arrange the icons on the various screens in different ways -- alphabetical, most used or your own custom arrangement. Sony has given greater presence to its own services like the great WALKMAN app but also to more clunky offerings like the Sony Select application.Onboard Sony firmware clearly has an impact on the advertised 8GB of internal storage which is 5.8GB.

Rating :3/5

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