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Sony Xperia L2

Specifications

Sony Xperia L2
Sony Xperia L2 (Xperia Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Core: 600 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, IPS, Scratch resistant glass, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 19 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall effect sensor, USB 2.0 Type-C
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS: 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz, LTE:800/1800/2100/2600 MHz, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 150 x 78 ( = 0.39 x 5.91 x 3.07 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.06" camera sensor, three stage Clear Image Zoom, up to ISO 3,200
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, USB Type-C cable, power supply, headphones, sim tray removal tool, AVG Protection, Sony Album, Sony PlayStation, Sony Xperia Lounge, Sony What's New, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.64 W/kg, fanless
Weight
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 59.1% - poor
Average of 15 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 54%, features: 57%, display: 68% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia L2

77.5% Sony Xperia L2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
CES novelty in review. Presented by Sony at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Sony Xperia L2 is currently the Japanese manufacturer's cheapest smartphone. The €249 (~$307; RRP) device, which has a fingerprint scanner and runs Android 7.1.1, is now available in Germany. Find out how the Xperia L2 fares in our tests.
Sony Xperia L2
Source: Tech Smart English
At R3 500 the Xperia L2 is one of the cheaper options on the local mid-range market, ticking all the required boxes of such a device. For those wanting bang for their buck, this offering certainly gets the job done. If, however, you're on the lookout for something that stands out from the swathe of blocky Android phones, then the L2 is not it, boiling down to whether you want a cookie cutter-esque phone or one that has a bit more character to it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2018
60% Sony Xperia L2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia L2 isn't a bad phone, but it comes up short against the competition in virtually every area, from its clunky plastic design to its sub-par display resolution and underwhelming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia L2 Review: Is the L for ‘Loveable’?
Source: Recombu English
The Xperia L2 faces some seriously stiff competition around the £200 price point, from the likes of Honor and Motorola. Thankfully Sony’s mobile is a solid all-round experience, boasting particularly strong battery life and some neat bonus features. However, the competition matches or betters this device in many areas also, especially when it comes to design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
45% Sony Xperia L2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Xperia L2 seemed to have it all - large display, generous battery, promising cameras, fingerprint sensor, and most importantly a Sony badge. In our testing, it turned out that the display wasn't as bright as last year's, battery life is good, but still hampered by an old and inefficient chipset, and image quality was meh at best. The fingerprint reader and brand name we can't complain about.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 45%
70% Sony Xperia L2 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
All that said, if you are looking for a low-cost, entry-level phone, be it a Sony or not, it looks like the Xperia L2 could be it, or at least until better options come out on the market in a few months.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia L2 hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If Sony prices the Xperia L2 right, it could be a decent first phone or a good choice if you just need something basic. The decent amount of RAM and storage is nice, but the camera might not be the best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2018
Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony's wasting no time kicking off the year 2018 - CES in January marks the announcement of the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra midrangers, plus an L2 lower down the ranks. After the brief time we got to spend with a few early units of the three models, you can label us excited.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
Hands-on with Sony’s new mid-rangers: Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2
Source: Android Authority English
However much they cost, the Xperia XA2 will come in silver, black, blue, and pink, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will arrive in silver, black, light blue, and gold. Finally, the Xperia L2 will come in black, gold, and pink. Sony tells us that they will be available starting in late January.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2018

Foreign Reviews

40% Nein, nein, nein.
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
Sony Xperia L2 noch mit Android 7 und HD-Auflösung
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2018
68% Die Tops und Flops des großen Einsteigers
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 68%
77% Wie viel Premium gibt es für 249 Euro?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 73% display: 71% mobility: 82%
71% Recensione Sony Xperia L2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 70% features: 75% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
63% Recensione Sony Xperia L2: male, ma non malissimo
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 63%
40% Sony Xperia L2 recensione: no, no e no!
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
65% Review: Sony Xperia L2 – goedkope smartphone die ook goedkoop aanvoelt
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
50% Test Sony Xperia L2 : Envers Et Contre Toutes Les Tendances
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
40% Test du Sony Xperia L2 : non, non et non !
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
Смартфон Sony Xperia L2 : Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; decent hardware; large battery capacity. Negative: Combined slot; poor display; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2018
Xperia L2 - smartphone Sony đầu tiên có cảm biến vân tay mặt lưng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive fingerprint sensor; good price; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Xperia L2 tại Việt Nam: Bản nâng cấp đúng nghĩa
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; fast fingerprint sensor; decent hardware; large battery capacity; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2018
Trên tay nhanh Xperia L2: Màn hình 5.5 inch, RAM 3 GB, pin 3300 mAh,...
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2018
60% Test Sony Xperia L2
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia L2 review: un telefon ieftin și bun
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Good price; decent cameras; high autonomy. Negative: Weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2018

Comment

Model: In the first half of this year, we Sony released its new model, the L2. Considered to be a mid-range Android phone, it appeals to those looking for an inexpensive phone. The design of L2 is pretty similar to other Sony models. The finishing is of plastic material, the sides, front and back portion. While other models of Sony such as the X2 Ultra boasts a premium look, the L2 stays on with a plain plastic look. At 5.5 inch, the screen not that huge, though not that handy either. It has a resolution of 720 x 1.280 pixels and is covered with Gorilla Glass 4. For a year of bezel-less designs, the L2 has pretty huge bezels on all of its corners making the phone much larger than it is supposed to be. It comes in black, blue and pink colors. The cameras are an average 13 MP back camera and a 8 MP front camera. As for the processor, it comes with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6737T with ARM Cortex-A53. It is accompanied with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded by using a micro SD card. This can be considered far behind as Sony's other models such as the X2.

The L2 surprisingly comes equipped with a fingerprint reader at the back, which is definitely an upgrade over its predecessor . However, the scanner tends to be slower than most other fingerprint readers seen in the market. Another downside is that, while the L2 was released pretty recently, it comes with an older version of Android, 7.1.1. Nougat and not the latest Android 8.0. The battery size, however, is commendable at 3.300 mAh. The smartphone's battery life tends to outlive most other models. The phone is fitted with a USB Type-C charging port, though it lacks fast charging and the port is USB 2.0, so data transfer to and from a PC is less than optimal. The inclusion of the newer USB Type-C here looks more like a gimmick rather than a feature that can actually be used. Overall, while it appears to be marketed as a mid range phone with an affordable price range, the specs are much less appealing as compared to other mid range phones. It also appears to have carried older technology than the much newer smartphone technology despite being released early this year. The L2 faces some serious competition from the Samsung J series and from the flood of low-mid range Android phones released by various Chinese phone makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. It is hard to see why one would choose the L2 over one of these devices which will definitely bring more value for their money.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. 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.
MT6737T: ARM-based quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


59.1%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02- 1 (Update: 2018-02- 1)