Review Sony Xperia L Smartphone

Manuel Masiero (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 06/25/2013

Something good and inexpensive. The Sony Xperia L is another smartphone from the Xperia series. Our review shows us that this phone is good bang for buck and you would not go wrong if you go for it.

For the original German review, see here.

With the Xperia Z at the top-end of the line, Sony now has a mainstream smartphone in the Xperia L. The 4.3-inch screen of our review unit is slightly smaller to the 5-inch Xperia Z and is also not as powerful. Instead of a quad core SoC, it is equipped with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor with the integrated Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU.

Due to its configuration, the price of the Xperia L is considerably lower than the premium Xperia Z (currently retailing around 480 Euros/~$625) at 279 Euros (~$365). For that money, you get a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 1 GB memory, 4 GB storage, support for all the common GSM and UMTS frequencies, an NFC module and an 8 MP camera. According to Sony, the camera is said to support HDR mode and the hardware can be an inspiration for the enthusiast to get the best out of the device.

We have a closer look at the Sony Xperia L which is available in black, white and red and show you how it performs compared to similarly equipped smartphones.

Case

The Sony Xperia L has a 4.3-inch screen.
The Sony Xperia L has a 4.3-inch screen.
The plastic back offers good grip.
The plastic back offers good grip.

One characteristic of the Xperia series is immediately visible in the Xperia L: The silver power button on the right side clearly stands out from the case. The latter is, typically for a mainstream device, made of plastic but the build quality is high and the rubberized surface provides good grip.

The 4.3-inch screen, which is made of scratch-proof Schott Glass, and the 8 MP camera with flash on the slightly concave back are seamlessly integrated into the case. A closer look at the Xperia logo reveals a small rectangle with the NFC sensor. The case cannot be twisted even with significant force and can slightly be pushed in at the back only. 

With dimensions of 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 millimeters and a weight of 137 grams, the Xperia L feature set is on the same level as similarly equipped smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 620, the Huawei Ascend W1 or the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730.

Connectivity

The Sony Xperia L uses the Qualcomm MSM8230 SoC which has an ARM based second generation Snapdragon dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, graphics being handled by the Adreno 305 GPU. This one chip system can be found in many mainstream smartphones and has sufficient performance for smooth operation.

Sony equips the Xperia L with up to 8 GB storage according to the specification sheet, however there is just 4.01 GB left after the initial setup. If you are installing a lot of apps or save many images and videos, you should pay attention to the available storage capacity. The micro SD slot is hidden behind a cover and can be used to expand the memory by up to 32 GB.  

Left: Micro USB port.
Left: Micro USB port.
Right: Power button and volume rocker.
Right: Power button and volume rocker.
Top: 3.5 mm stereo jack.
Top: 3.5 mm stereo jack.
Bottom: Strap eyelet.
Bottom: Strap eyelet.

Software

The Sony Xperia L comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Although version 4.2 is already available, it is not very often used for smartphones and tablets due to some persistent issues: Users report system crashes, reduced battery runtimes and Bluetooth problems. 

Communication & GPS

There is not much criticism in regard to the communication features. The Sony smartphone supports all four GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) and can therefore be used for calls at almost every place in the world. The UMTS module supports HSDPA with up to 21 Mb/s and the WLAN module works with all 802.11 b/g/n networks. The Xperia L also comes with NFC as well as Bluetooth 4.0 but the support for fast LTE technology is reserved for the higher priced models like the Xperia Z. We could not determine any connection problems in our tests. The smartphone can use its integrated A-GPS sensor to locate your position and the accuracy is satisfying even indoors.  

Cameras & Multimedia

The Xperia L has two cameras. A 0.3 MP webcam for video calls is located at the front. You should not expect high quality pictures from the VGA camera with 640 x 480 pixels. The expectations for the 8 MP main camera at the back however are much higher. It supports a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, accompanied by an LED flash and records videos in 720p.

So far so good, but Sony advertises amazing picture quality in every situation. This seems slightly exaggerated; some picture areas tend to be on the blurry side and loss of sharpness is apparent in other sections of the image. The overall picture quality of our review unit is decent and also has an additional HDR picture mode. The camera automatically exposes the picture several times and can show large brightness differences with more details compared to the standard picture mode. The results are very good and you don't need the time consuming post processing on the computer. However, this feature cannot compete with professional HDR picture modes.


Sony Xperia L
Sony Xperia L
Sony Xperia L
Sony Xperia L
Sony Xperia L
Sony Xperia L
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
Reference: Sony Alpha 57
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Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
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Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920

Accessories & Warranty

Sony offers several accessories for the Xperia L like a wireless headset (Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M), a Bluetooth headset (SBH20) and a wireless speaker (Smart Mini-Musicbox).

The Sony Xperia L has a 24-month warranty from the day of purchase. The accessories and battery are covered for 12 months.

Input Devices & Handling

The virtual keyboard of the Xperia L in landscape mode.
The virtual keyboard of the Xperia L in landscape mode.

Text inputs can be made via a virtual QWERTY keyboard that automatically appears depending on the application. The keyboard is clearly arranged and enables fast and accurate inputs, especially in the landscape mode. An additional row above the keyboard gives quick access to frequently used special characters. The only problem is that the keyboard occupies around two thirds of the screen in the landscape mode, so there is not much room left for the actual screen content.

The screen executed finger inputs very quickly in our tests and operating applications and menus was no problem. The display recognizes up to four fingers simultaneously and executes multi-touch gestures like pinch to zoom with precision.

Display

The Xperia L has a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels which is similar to other mainstream smartphones like the HTC One SV (4.3-inches) or the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 (4.5-inches) with 800 x 480 pixels.

Our review unit can keep up with the competition in regard to the brightness. With an average value of 383.3 cd/m², it is sufficient for bright indoor environments and also well suited for outdoor use despite its glossy surface. A brightness sensor adjusts the brightness depending on the environment. 

388
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 418 cd/m²
Average: 383.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 411 cd/m²
Black: 0.61 cd/m²
Contrast: 674:1

The Sony smartphone is not really overwhelming in the other categories. Big brightness differences result in an uneven brightness distribution; the black value of 0.61 cd/m² and the contrast ratio of 671:1 are just average at best. Competitors like the Nokia Lumia 620 (black value 0.55 cd/m², contrast ratio 936:1) and the HTC One SV (black value 0.49 cd/m², contrast ratio 800:1) show better results. Only the Huawei Ascend W1 is on the same level (black value 0.51 cd/m², contrast ratio 663:1).

The color analysis with the CalMAN 5 software and the X-Rite i1Pro 2 colorimeter shows that red and blue deviates from the ideal values and that the grayscale presentation has a DeltaE value of 5.2 with medium colors - results that are okay for a smartphone display. Subjectively, the measurements are not that important since the picture shows saturated blacks and brilliant colors.

Color Management
Color Management
Color Checker
Color Checker
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

You can use the Xperia L outdoors without problems thanks to the high display brightness. The glossy surface of the 4.3-inch screen is a bit annoying but is not a huge problem and certainly does not limit the outdoor capabilities of our review unit. However it does reduce the visibility of the screen content under direct sunlight or in very bright environments.

The viewing angle stability of the Xperia L is very good. The picture doesn’t invert, distort or get darker even under extreme viewing angles. 

Viewing angles of the Sony Xperia L
Viewing angles Sony Xperia L

Performance

The Xperia L offers solid performance with its dual core SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB RAM. There are no surprises in the synthetic 3D benchmarks: The review unit is on the same level as similarly equipped devices like the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 or the HTC One SV.

AnTuTu Benchmark v3 - Total Score
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
10351 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
11326 Points ∼32% +9%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
10977 Points ∼31% +6%
NenaMark2
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
54.3 fps ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
60.8 fps ∼90% +12%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
60 fps ∼89% +10%
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
1082 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1248 Points ∼10% +15%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1305 Points ∼10% +21%
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
2950 points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
3185 points ∼70% +8%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
3530 points ∼78% +20%
Linpack for Android - Multi Thread
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
205.691 MFLOPS ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
211.627 MFLOPS ∼19% +3%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
258.3 MFLOPS ∼24% +26%

Due to the good performance, the Xperia L almost always is near the top of the browser benchmarks,only being beaten by the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 and HTC One SV in Google V8 Ver. 7

Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
839 Points ∼5%
Huawei Ascend W1
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
617 Points ∼3% -26%
Nokia Lumia 620
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8227, 8 GB SSD
460 Points ∼3% -45%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1169 Points ∼6% +39%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1174 Points ∼6% +40%
Browsermark
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
1851 points ∼26%
Huawei Ascend W1
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
1675 points ∼23% -10%
Nokia Lumia 620
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8227, 8 GB SSD
1516 points ∼21% -18%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1366 points ∼19% -26%
Sunspider
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
1604.1 ms * ∼15%
Huawei Ascend W1
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
1124.7 ms * ∼11% +30%
Nokia Lumia 620
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8227, 8 GB SSD
1435 ms * ∼14% +11%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
1473.8 ms * ∼14% +8%

* ... smaller is better

The Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 is the best device with regard to the read and write benchmarks. The Xperia L falls behind in sequential data transfers but can keep up with random read and write operations.

AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
33.39 MB/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
52.79 MB/s ∼32% +58%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
38.59 MB/s ∼23% +16%
Sequential Write 256KB
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
4.47 MB/s ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
9.32 MB/s ∼16% +109%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
6.94 MB/s ∼12% +55%
Random Read 4KB
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
7.02 MB/s ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
8.42 MB/s ∼40% +20%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
7.84 MB/s ∼37% +12%
Random Write 4KB
Sony Xperia L
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8230, 4 GB Flash
0.23 MB/s ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
0.42 MB/s ∼14% +83%
HTC One SV
Adreno 305, S4 Plus MSM8930, 8 GB SSD
0.28 MB/s ∼10% +22%

Gaming

Most current games are no problem for the integrated Adreno 305 GPU. Classics like Angry Birds or more demanding titles like Raging Thunder 2 or Shadow Gun: Dead Zone run very smoothly with the 3D chip. The touchscreen and the position sensor executed our inputs very precisely.

Voice Quality

We made some calls to test the voice quality of the Xperia L and the result was generally good and there was no difference when we used device itself, the supplied headset or the integrated mono speaker. We could not determine any annoying noises or disturbances during the calls.

Emissions

Temperature

After the one hour stress test, which is simulated by the application Stability Test, we could feel the heat of the smartphone components especially in the upper half of the Xperia L with a maximum value of 37.8 degrees Celsius. That is more than the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 (33.5 degrees Celsius) but the heat development is still not an issue. While the HTC One SV shows a similar behavior (38.0 degrees Celsius), the Nokia Lumia 620 (39.9 degrees Celsius) and especially the Huawei Ascend W1 (42.4 degrees Celsius) get noticeably warmer under load.

Max. Load
 36.9 °C33.0 °C32.8 °C 
 37.8 °C35.0 °C35.0 °C 
 37.4 °C34.5 °C32.8 °C 
Maximum: 37.8 °C
Average: 35 °C
28.8 °C33.9 °C36.2 °C
29.5 °C35.1 °C36.1 °C
30.0 °C35.2 °C36.0 °C
Maximum: 36.2 °C
Average: 33.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  40.0 °C | Room Temperature 21.0 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speaker

The Xperia L has one mono speaker for audio playback at the lower part of the back. The position can be problematic if you are holding the smartphone in your hand as you will also cover the speaker. Fortunately, the sound is not that bad. Contrary to our expectations, it is actually quite good. High tones are very precise and there are no distortions at higher volumes. Mids and bass however are almost nonexistent. The supplied In-Ear-Headset has better sound output and a wider dynamic range. It can be connected via the 3.5 mm stereo jack.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Xperia L is more frugal than the competition during idle with consumption between 0.4 W and 1.4 W. The device just consumes between 2.5 W and 3.1 W under load. The Huawei Ascend W1 (2.0 W) and the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 (2.2 W) are more frugal, while the HTC One SV (4.2 W) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (4.4 W) eat more energy.

The decent consumption values in combination with the removable lithium ion battery with a capacity of 1750 mAh should result in long battery runtimes.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 0.4 / 1.1 / 1.4 Watt
Load 2.5 / 3.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

With the highest display brightness and activated wireless connections (minimum runtime), the Xperia L keeps running for 2 hours and 57 minutes, an average result for this class of smartphone. The only exception is the Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 with 5 hours and 33 minutes of runtime.

The other extreme scenario shows a surprising result. With minimum display brightness and deactivated wireless connections, the Sony smartphone has a maximum runtime of 11 hours and 22 minutes. Many rivals like the HTC One SV (exactly 24 hours) or the Huawei Ascend W1 (18 hours and 30 minutes) are much better in this situation.

The WLAN-Test is a more realistic scenario (display brightness adjusted to 150 cd/m², websites are refreshed using a script every 40 seconds). The result for the Xperia L is 7 hours and 10 minutes. The competition runs at least three hours longer. The Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I873 has a runtime of 10 hours and 30 minutes and the Huawei Ascend W1 a whopping 19 hours and 26 minutes.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
11h 22min
WiFi Surfing
7h 10min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 57min

Verdict

Sony offers a recommendable mainstream smartphone with the Xperia L, which has no significant drawbacks. The 4.3-inch device offers a lot of features for a price starting at about 240 Euros (~$310) at some retailers. The device comes with a good display, good build quality and a very good 8 MP camera. The dual core SoC Qualcomm S4 MSM8230 is not a slouch and is sufficient for web browsing and latest games. The HDR feature is very nice and creates interesting picture effects with the push of a button.   

At the top of our wish list for the Xperia L is an LTE module which is not very realistic considering the low retail price. Longer battery runtimes would also be nice - the results are not bad but the device cannot keep up with the competition. 

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Specifications

Sony Xperia L

:: Processor
:: Memory
1024 MB
:: Graphics adapter
:: Display
4.3 inch 16:9, 854x480 pixel, Multitouch (up to 4 fingers), TFT, scratch-proof, capacitive, hand writing recognition, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
4 GB Flash, 4 GB , 4.1 GB free
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: internal slot for micro SD card with up to 32 GB, Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer,
:: Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth, GSM-Quadband 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS-Dualband 900/2100 MHz, NFC
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 65 x 128.7
:: Weight
0.137 kg Power Supply: 0.04 kg
:: Battery
6.5 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1,750 mAh
Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 8 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 8 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 498 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 498 h
:: Price
279 Euro
:: Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
:: Additional features
Webcam: Webcam 0.3 MP (640x480 pixels), main camera 8 MP (3,264x2,448 pixels), Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: no, PSU, USB cable, headset, 24 Months Warranty

 

Sony's mainstream Xperia L starts at 240 Euros.
Sony's mainstream Xperia L starts at 240 Euros.
The Xperia L is also available in red and white.
Besides our black review unit the Xperia L is also available in red and white.
The 4.3-inch smartphone has good build quality.
The 4.3-inch smartphone has a high build quality.
The screen recognizes up to four fingers simultaneously.
The screen recognizes up to four fingers simultaneously.
The VGA webcam at the front has a resolution of 640x480 pixels only.
The VGA webcam at the front only has a resolution of 640x480 pixels.
The 8 MP main camera supports HDR.
The 8 MP main camera even supports HDR.
NFC enables wireless data transfer between devices.
NFC enables wireless data transfer between devices.
The mono speaker lacks mids and bass.
The mono speaker lacks medium tones and bass.
The removable battery of the Xperia L has a capacity of 1750 mAh.
The removable battery of the Xperia L has a capacity of 1,750 mAh.
You can expand the internal storage via micro SD card with up to 32 GB.
You can expand the internal storage via micro SD card with up to 32 GB.
Despite the glossy surface, the Xperia L is well suited for outdoor use.
Despite the glossy surface the Xperia L is well suited for outdoor use.
Sony expands its Xperia line with the Xperia L.
Sony expands its Xperia series with the Xperia L.
The box of the review unit contains ...
The box of the review unit contains ...
... a modular PSU, a micro USB cable, a stereo headset and a quick start guide.
... a modular PSU, a micro USB cable, a stereo headset and a quick start guide.
Browser benchmarks like Google Octane show decent web browsing performance.
Browser benchmarks like Google Octane show a high web browsing performance.
The integrated GPS is very accurate.
The integrated GPS is very accurate.
The battery runtime under load is just three hours.
The battery runtime under load is just three hours.
A picture of the 8 MP camera without HDR ...
A picture of the 8 MP camera without HDR ...
... and the same picture with HDR activated.
... and the same picture with activated HDR.

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Pro

+Good build quality
+Good screen
+Good camera
+Camera with HDR
+Decent battery runtimes
+High viewing angle stability
+Current Android version 4.1
 

Cons

-Plastic case
-No LTE support
-glossy surface

Shortcut

What we like

The good display quality despite some unfavorable measurements. The mainstream Xperia L has no significant drawbacks.

What we miss

LTE support would have been nice, but that is almost too much considering the price point. A bigger battery and better battery management.

What surprises us

The HDR feature of the 8 MP camera shows good results. Comparing pictures with and without HDR reveals significant differences.

The competition

Huawei Ascend W1
HTC One SV
Nokia Lumia 620
Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730

 

Rating

Sony Xperia L
08/05/2013 v3
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
51%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
40%
Weight
100%
Battery
93%
Display
82%
Games Performance
30%
Application Performance
48%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Add Points
77%
Average
73%
85%
Smartphone *
Weighted Average

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Author: Manuel Masiero, 2013-06-25 (Update: 2013-07- 2)