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Sony Xperia L

Specifications

Sony Xperia LNotebook: Sony Xperia L (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.137kg
Price: 279 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 53%, features: 60%, display: 82% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia L

85% Review Sony Xperia L Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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.
70% Sony Xperia L review
Source: Techradar English
We are left a little confused at the end of this review, mainly because we really wanted to like the Xperia L. We're always fans of a phone that you can show off to your friends and have them say "yeah, that's a nice phone", only for you to be able to say "but wait, did you see this?" and hear them gasp as you show off the neat party trick. That neat party trick is clearly the camera, and as we have said, we feel that the camera is really something special. For those that want a decent camera phone, but don't want to pay loads, you might want to look at the Xperia L.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia L review
Source: Techradar English
We are left a little confused at the end of this review, mainly because we really wanted to like the Xperia L. We're always fans of a phone that you can show off to your friends and have them say "yeah, that's a nice phone", only for you to be able to say "but wait, did you see this?" and hear them gasp as you show off the neat party trick. That neat party trick is clearly the camera, and as we have said, we feel that the camera is really something special. For those that want a decent camera phone, but don't want to pay loads, you might want to look at the Xperia L.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model:

The Sony Xperia L is the entry level smart phone, and it is designed to stand out from other budget smartphones with simple yet classic looks. This device is available in minimalist matte black or white, or eye catching red, all with silver highlights. It certainly does not look like a budget device. With a Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM running things performance is not a major selling point. Storage is somewhat limited, with only 5.8 GB of internal storage available to users, but a micro SD card slot will allow for expansion. For those who dislike the on screen camera button, a dedicated hardware camera button will delight them. With a 4.3 inch TFT screen that sports a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, the Sony Xperia L has a decent enough screen.

Par for the course with budget devices, it runs the now slightly outdated version 4.1.2 of Android Jelly Bean. Those who were looking forward to the enhancements provided by version 4.3 will be disappointed. The 8 MP camera is decent, but cannot be compared to high-end devices on the Sony line up which sport a 13 MP camera. The battery life is decently impressive, the Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery is listed as lasting up to 9 hours of talk time, 43 hours of music play and has an endurance rating of 39 hours. Those upgrading from a phone from a few iterations ago will find the difference quite amazing. Overall, this is a good looking device that will fit nicely within tight budgets.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus MSM8230: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.3": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.137 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» HTC One Mini
Snapdragon 400 8930AB
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Nokia Lumia 720
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» HTC One SV
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» Microsoft Lumia 730
unknown, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia Style
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G3 Beat
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
unknown, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Nokia Lumia 830
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.147 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 9 (Update: 2013-12- 9)