Sony Xperia L
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia L
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.
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 84%
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Par for the course with budget devices, it runs the now slightly outdated version 4.1.2 of Android Jelly Bean.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.
S4 Plus MSM8230: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.
82.67%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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