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Sony Xperia L3 Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Mark Riege), 04/10/2019

An entry-level Sony. The Xperia L3 carries over some of the characteristics of its predecessors while also coming into its own with its more modern design. For about 200 Euros (~$225), buyers of the slim smartphone in the 2:1 format also receive a dual-camera system as well as the option to use a microSD and two SIM cards simultaneously. We evaluate in our test what else the Sony Xperia L3 can offer.

Sony Xperia L3

With the Xperia L2, Sony was able to deliver a positive result in our tests in the area of affordable mid-range smartphones. Its successor, the Xperia L3, now modernizes mainly the exterior and also introduces a dual-camera system into the more affordable price range. The slimmer design is not only due to the thinner case but also due to the display having the 2:1 format.

For smooth system operation, Sony uses the MediaTek Helio P22-MT6762 SoC and 3 GB of working memory. A PowerVR GE8320 GPU is responsible for the display content, and the 32 GB eMMC flash storage offers a minimum of storage for apps and your own data.

The Xperia L3 is faced by a large number of competing devices in the price range of the more affordable smartphones. For this test, we compare the Sony smartphone with similarly equipped phones from other manufacturers, which include the Nokia 3.1 Plus, Motorola's Moto G7 Play, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus (2018), the Archos Diamond Gamma, and the Honor 10 Lite.

Sony Xperia L3 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, compass, magnetometer
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) 3G UMTS HSPA+ (1/2/5/8), 4G LTE (1/2/3/5/7/8/20/38), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 154 x 72 ( = 0.35 x 6.06 x 2.83 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13+2 MP, 1/3"+1/5", 1.12+1.74 µm, f/2.2+f/2.4, Camera2 API: legacy
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4", 1.12 µm, f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, stereo headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0,6 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.33 W/kg, fanless
Weight
156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - A smartphone made of robust plastic

Sony manufactures the Xperia L3 with a metal frame and uses plastic for the back. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and dominates the front. Above and below the 2:1-format display, respectively, there is a quite large strip, which makes the Android smartphone even taller. The fingerprint sensor is positioned on the right side, so it is easy to reach for right-handed users. On the same side, you can also find the power button and the volume rocker.

Despite the design being significantly slimmer compared to the predecessor, the Sony Xperia L3 is still the thickest device in our comparison field. On the other hand, at a weight of 156 grams (~5.5 oz) it is very light and fits in the hand very well due to its small width.

Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3
Sony Xperia L3

Size Comparison

161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 156 g0.3439 lbs154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs147.3 mm / 5.8 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.99 mm / 0.3146 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs143 mm / 5.63 inch 70 mm / 2.76 inch 0.8 mm / 0.0315 inch 161 g0.3549 lbs

Equipment - Mid-range hardware from Sony

Sony has equipped the Xperia L3 with a MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762, a PowerVR GE8320 graphics unit, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This places the hardware at the same level as that of comparable devices, while the L3 is able to distinguish itself from the rest of the smartphones in our test field with a good price-performance ratio.

According to the manufacturer, the internal storage can be expanded by up to 512 GB using a microSD card. At the same time, the dual-SIM functionality is not lost when using a storage card, since Sony has equipped the phone with two nanoSIM slots plus a separate microSD slot. The corresponding tray can be removed from the slot without having to use a tool. The Xperia L3 does not offer VoLTE and VoWLAN functions.

There is a 3.5 mm audio connection to connect a headset or external speakers, and you can transfer data via a USB Type-C connection. However, internally this is only connected via the USB-2.0 standard.

Left side: dualSIM/microSD card slot
Left side: dualSIM/microSD card slot
Top: microphone, 3.5-mm audio connection
Top: microphone, 3.5-mm audio connection
Right side: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor, power button
Right side: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor, power button
Bottom: microphone, USB Type-C, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB Type-C, speaker

Software - Android Oreo in the Xperia L3

The Sony Xperia L3 is equipped with Android Oreo version 8.1 with the security patches on the level December 5, 2018. The adjustments from the manufacturer are limited to slightly modified icons, allowing newbies and those who switch to the L3 to find their way around its system quickly. In addition to its own music app, Sony has also preinstalled the Xperia Lounge on the L3. This app offers users special deals, information about new products, and news about entertainment. The third-party programs on the Xperia L3 include only the Facebook app and AVG Protection. These can only be deactivated, they cannot be uninstalled. Since the Xperia L3 does not support DRM L1, you cannot watch streaming content in HD quality.

In case more than one user wants to use the Sony Xperia L3, you can set up several user accounts in the settings menu. 

Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software
Sony Xperia L3 software

Communication and GPS - A Sony smartphone with good GPS

The Sony Xperia L3 is able to create mobile connections to the GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. The latter is possible with LTE Category 4, which is able to reach download speeds up to 150 Mb/s and upload speeds up to 50 Mb/s.

For communication at close range, you can use NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and WLAN with the 802.11a, b, g, and n standards, with networks in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands being supported. Compared to the other devices in our test field, the Xperia L3 is able to achieve good transfer rates in our WLAN test. The distance to the second in line turns out to be particularly large, since the Sony smartphone is able to achieve a value that is at least twice as good.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=434)
226 MBit/s ∼100% +77%
Sony Xperia L3
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
128 (min: 81, max: 129) MBit/s ∼57%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 16 GB eMMC Flash
55.9 (min: 28, max: 64) MBit/s ∼25% -56%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48.4 (min: 42, max: 52) MBit/s ∼21% -62%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Adreno 308, 425, 32 GB eMMC Flash
48.1 (min: 23, max: 55) MBit/s ∼21% -62%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34.8 (min: 27, max: 44) MBit/s ∼15% -73%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14.8 MBit/s ∼7% -88%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=434)
216 MBit/s ∼100% +112%
Sony Xperia L3
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
102 (min: 90, max: 111) MBit/s ∼47%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 16 GB eMMC Flash
47.6 (min: 15, max: 59) MBit/s ∼22% -53%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
41.3 (min: 29, max: 56) MBit/s ∼19% -60%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Adreno 308, 425, 32 GB eMMC Flash
38 (min: 19, max: 52) MBit/s ∼18% -63%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16.7 MBit/s ∼8% -84%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11.6 (min: 2, max: 36) MBit/s ∼5% -89%
0102030405060708090100110120130Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø125 (81-129)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø102 (90-111)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Using the GPS Test app, we evaluate how well the Xperia L3 can determine its location. To do this, the Sony smartphone is able to use GPS and GLONASS, achieving an accuracy of up to three meters outdoors. Indoors, it was unable to locate itself. In addition, it took fairly long in our test until the L3 was able to locate its position. 

We compare the GPS in the Xperia L3 with our Garmin Edge 500 reference device on our mandatory bike tour. We hardly see any differences in the recorded route. While we can only see some smaller drops during long straight stretches and sudden changes of direction, those are negligible overall. Thus, the Sony Xperia L3 is also suitable for slightly more demanding navigation tasks.

GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Sony Xperia L3
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephone Function and Voice Quality - A smartphone with a good connection

Telephone app
Telephone app

To make phone calls, you can use the standard Telephone app, which offers access to your favorite contacts and can also easily display a dial pad. Two additional tabs allow you to list missed calls or show your own contacts.

During the phone conversation, the L3 transfers voices with an average quality. Both conversation partners can be understood clearly, and the noise suppression reliably filters out the worst noises. The volume is sufficient even for slightly noisier surroundings, but in very loud places such as on a noisy road, communication can become problematic.

Cameras - A dual-camera system in the Xperia L3

Picture taken by front camera
Picture taken by front camera

Sony has equipped the Xperia L3 with a 12 + 2 MP dual-camera system on the back. The 12 MP sensor offers a size of 1/3", a pixel edge size of 1.12 µm, and an f/2.2 aperture with an 80° wide-angle lens. The 2 MP sensor has a size of 1/5", pixel edge size of 1.75 µm, f/2.4 aperture, and 82.4° angle. At the front, Sony has placed an 8 MP camera with a 1/4” sensor, 1.12 μm pixel edge size, 84° wide-angle lens, and f/2.0 aperture. This allows you to take acceptable portrait pictures even in slightly worse light conditions. The colors appear slightly pale in parts, with good light conditions benefiting the image quality significantly. Users can adjust the image quality with preset scene modes in the camera app. In addition, you can manually adjust the brightness and color temperature. There is also a portrait selfie mode, which also offers options to add a bokeh effect, a softening filter for the skin, and some more AI-supported adjustments.

The main camera of the Xperia L3 succeeds in taking panorama images with an average quality. The colors appear slightly pale, and smaller objects in the image remain blurry. Looking closely, you can see some coarse graininess at the borders of objects and in uneven structures, which is also noticeable as image noise in dark areas. Close-up photos offer a better result here, but there is still some slight graininess and the object edges are blurry. Various colors and the contrast look better here. In low-light conditions, the L3 only delivers unsatisfactory results. While there are no areas that disappear in the darkness and the selected objects can still be recognized, the colors, transitions between objects, and finer structures can hardly be seen. Users can also select among presets for various scenarios, adjust the brightness or color temperature, or add a bokeh effect in the camera app here. However, there is no professional mode or anything like it.

Videos recorded by the Sony Xperia L3 offer a similar quality as our test pictures. Users can also select among various scene modes, and an image stabilizer helps to prevent some blurriness. The quality of the recordings can only be influenced by selecting a resolution. The available resolutions include VGA, HD, 18:9, and Full HD. There is no higher frame-rate mode such as 60 fps for recordings.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

We evaluate the color reproduction of the Sony smartphone with the ColorChecker Passport. This shows that the colors are reproduced too bright, and dark gray tones turn out too dark.

In controlled light conditions, the camera of the Sony Xperia L3 is able to reproduce our test chart with a good detail level. Fine structures and details can still be recognized, but the colors also seem too bright here. In addition, there is a significant paleness in the lower corners.

Sony Xperia L3 - Test chart
Sony Xperia L3 - Test chart (detail)

Accessories and Warranty - Headset included

Included accessories
Included accessories

The box of the Xperia L3 also includes a USB charger with the corresponding USB Type-C cable and a stereo headset. While Sony does not offer any accessories that are especially designed for the L3, you can find some general accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, car chargers, and replacement chargers on the manufacturer's website.

Sony offers a warranty of 24 months to buyers of the Xperia L3.

Input Devices and Operation - SwiftKey for Android

For text input, Sony offers users of the Xperia L3 the SwiftKey keyboard app, which includes a multitude of customization options such as changing the keyboard size, shape, and appearance. The touchscreen responds directly to touch input, transferring any input to the system without delay. The screen surface is very smooth, and even longer drag-and-drop movements do not represent a problem. The position sensor also registers smartphone movements reliably and quickly adjusts the screen according to the position of the device.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the right side to unlock the smartphone. This responds reliably to the stored fingerprints and unlocks the system with a hardly noticeable delay.

Sony Xperia L3 - Input devices
Sony Xperia L3 - Input devices

Display - Sony Xperia with good brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Xperia L3 is a 5.7-inch IPS panel that offers a resolution of 1440x720 pixels. At 533 cd/m², the available brightness remains within the average range of comparable devices, and at 89%, the brightness distribution is also adequate for this price range.

In the APL50 test, the Sony smartphone achieves a brightness value of 528 cd/m², and using the sensor, the maximum brightness is 544 cd/m². In our test, the minimum brightness was 19.55 cd/m². During our measurements, we also determined that PWM is not used for brightness adjustment.

563
cd/m²
524
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
507
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 565 cd/m² Average: 532.8 cd/m² Minimum: 19.55 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 533 cd/m²
Contrast: 2132:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.11
Sony Xperia L3
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Nokia 3.1 Plus
IPS, 1440x720, 6
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
IPS, 1480x720, 6
Archos Diamond Gamma
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Honor 10 Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.21
Motorola Moto G7 Play
IPS, 1512x720, 5.7
Screen
-49%
-110%
-68%
-24%
-62%
Brightness middle
533
526
-1%
558
5%
310
-42%
467
-12%
479
-10%
Brightness
533
510
-4%
549
3%
313
-41%
446
-16%
481
-10%
Brightness Distribution
89
94
6%
89
0%
89
0%
89
0%
94
6%
Black Level *
0.25
0.17
32%
0.57
-128%
0.23
8%
0.58
-132%
0.37
-48%
Contrast
2132
3094
45%
979
-54%
1348
-37%
805
-62%
1295
-39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.8
6.64
-137%
7
-150%
6.51
-133%
1.5
46%
4.91
-75%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.1
10.02
-96%
13.3
-161%
10.21
-100%
4.5
12%
9.47
-86%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
6.4
-237%
9.4
-395%
5.6
-195%
2.4
-26%
6.4
-237%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.344 94%
2.15 102%
2.903 76%
2.22 99%
2.108 104%
CCT
6149 106%
7989 81%
9626 68%
7498 87%
6387 102%
7292 89%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9365 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

White Balance
White Balance

Our measurements attest the display of the Xperia L3 with a good contrast ratio of 2132:1 and also a good black value of 0.25 cd/m². With this, the Sony smartphone offers slightly better values than customary in this price range, but it is still not able to claim first place in our test field.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the screen displays too little of the red tones in the color scale and too much of the blue tones in the state of delivery. However, you can balance the colors via optimization. Users can pick our adjustments of the color display from the screenshot of the white balance and enter them into their Xperia L3 to achieve the optimized color display.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy (sRGB, standard)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (sRGB, standard)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (sRGB, optimized)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (sRGB, optimized)
CalMAN - Grayscales (sRGB, standard)
CalMAN - Grayscales (sRGB, standard)
CalMAN - Grayscales (sRGB, optimized)
CalMAN - Grayscales (sRGB, optimized)
CalMAN - Saturation (sRGB)
CalMAN - Saturation (sRGB)
CalMAN - Color Space (sRGB)
CalMAN - Color Space (sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 30.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 92 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

The Sony Xperia L3 can be used easily outdoors. The brightness of the screen is sufficient to display the image content in an easily readable manner, even on sunny days. However, away from shady places reflections of the surrounding objects hinder the view of the display, making reading the screen content strenuous in the long run.

Sony Xperia L3 - outdoor use
Sony Xperia L3 - outdoor use
Sony Xperia L3 - outdoor use
Sony Xperia L3 - outdoor use

The viewing angles of the IPS panel of the Sony Xperia L3 are very stable. The screen content can be read from almost any angle without being distorted or having distorted colors. As long as there are no reflections hindering the view of the display, the Sony smartphone can therefore also be used from unusual positions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - An affordable smartphone with a good performance

MediaTek Helio P22-MT6762 SoC and 3 GB of working memory ensure a smooth system operation of the Sony Xperia L3. A PowerVR GE8320 graphics unit handles the display content, and there is 32 GB of eMMC flash storage to store apps and your own data. This equipment makes the Sony smartphone well-suited for many everyday applications that make low to medium demands on the hardware performance.

In our benchmarks, the Xperia L3 is able to claim one of the places in the middle of our test field. However, Geekbench consistently refused to recognize an active Internet connection and therefore couldn't run. GFXBench crashed immediately after the start and also did not deliver any results. Smartphones with comparable hardware such as the Nokia 3.1 Plus range in the middle of the field of our comparison devices.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1413 Points ∼30%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
2321 Points ∼50%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
3157 Points ∼67%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3628 Points ∼77%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (2638 - 3015, n=5)
2764 Points ∼59%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=321)
4685 Points ∼100%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1816 Points ∼34%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
2584 Points ∼49%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5266 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4179 Points ∼79%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3300 - 3660, n=6)
3484 Points ∼66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=380)
4703 Points ∼89%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
652 Points ∼43%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
676 Points ∼44%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1523 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1194 Points ∼78%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (749 - 824, n=6)
778 Points ∼51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=380)
1420 Points ∼93%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4912 Points ∼83%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4838 Points ∼82% -2%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
3214 Points ∼54% -35%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
3707 Points ∼63% -25%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5803 Points ∼98% +18%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
5930 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3805 - 5135, n=8)
4570 Points ∼77% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=372)
5257 Points ∼89% +7%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6385 Points ∼87%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6238 Points ∼85% -2%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
4009 Points ∼55% -37%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
4779 Points ∼65% -25%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7160 Points ∼98% +12%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7321 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4404 - 6912, n=8)
5762 Points ∼79% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=543)
5690 Points ∼78% -11%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
980 Points ∼47%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1025 Points ∼50% +5%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
1177 Points ∼57% +20%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2070 Points ∼100% +111%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (912 - 1025, n=7)
965 Points ∼47% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4635, n=380)
1959 Points ∼95% +100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
391 Points ∼22%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
415 Points ∼24% +6%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
305 Points ∼17% -22%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
839 Points ∼48% +115%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (376 - 434, n=7)
416 Points ∼24% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=380)
1759 Points ∼100% +350%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
451 Points ∼28%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
478 Points ∼29% +6%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
365 Points ∼22% -19%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
967 Points ∼59% +114%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (435 - 493, n=7)
476 Points ∼29% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6875, n=381)
1633 Points ∼100% +262%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
987 Points ∼48%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1015 Points ∼49% +3%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
887 Points ∼43% -10%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
1141 Points ∼55% +16%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2067 Points ∼100% +109%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (900 - 1015, n=8)
961 Points ∼46% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=409)
1869 Points ∼90% +89%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
663 Points ∼28%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
687 Points ∼29% +4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
246 Points ∼11% -63%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
532 Points ∼23% -20%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1246 Points ∼53% +88%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (452 - 701, n=8)
655 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=409)
2338 Points ∼100% +253%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
715 Points ∼36%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
740 Points ∼38% +3%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
293 Points ∼15% -59%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
604 Points ∼31% -16%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1367 Points ∼70% +91%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (513 - 747, n=8)
703 Points ∼36% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=409)
1966 Points ∼100% +175%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
998 Points ∼43%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1026 Points ∼44% +3%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
1097 Points ∼47% +10%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2326 Points ∼100% +133%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (860 - 1026, n=7)
949 Points ∼41% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4492, n=460)
1866 Points ∼80% +87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
378 Points ∼26%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
363 Points ∼25% -4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
263 Points ∼18% -30%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
683 Points ∼47% +81%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (257 - 378, n=7)
319 Points ∼22% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=460)
1451 Points ∼100% +284%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
439 Points ∼31%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
424 Points ∼30% -3%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
316 Points ∼23% -28%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
810 Points ∼58% +85%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (305 - 439, n=7)
374 Points ∼27% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=461)
1398 Points ∼100% +218%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1026 Points ∼45%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1021 Points ∼45% 0%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
890 Points ∼39% -13%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
1149 Points ∼50% +12%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2282 Points ∼100% +122%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (854 - 1050, n=8)
959 Points ∼42% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=501)
1730 Points ∼76% +69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
624 Points ∼33%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
575 Points ∼30% -8%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
55 Points ∼3% -91%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
543 Points ∼29% -13%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1137 Points ∼60% +82%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (370 - 624, n=8)
507 Points ∼27% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=500)
1890 Points ∼100% +203%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
684 Points ∼42%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
637 Points ∼39% -7%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
69 Points ∼4% -90%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
615 Points ∼38% -10%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1280 Points ∼78% +87%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (428 - 684, n=8)
566 Points ∼35% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8136, n=503)
1635 Points ∼100% +139%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11696 Points ∼71%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11590 Points ∼70% -1%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
10151 Points ∼61% -13%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
7095 Points ∼43% -39%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
11211 Points ∼68% -4%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
16576 Points ∼100% +42%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9674 - 14036, n=8)
11549 Points ∼70% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=662)
14069 Points ∼85% +20%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
10008 Points ∼46%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10412 Points ∼48% +4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5340 Points ∼25% -47%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
10069 Points ∼46% +1%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19546 Points ∼90% +95%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
14603 Points ∼67% +46%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9536 - 10826, n=8)
10350 Points ∼48% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=660)
21672 Points ∼100% +117%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
10340 Points ∼59%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10653 Points ∼61% +3%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5969 Points ∼34% -42%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
9211 Points ∼52% -11%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
16775 Points ∼95% +62%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15000 Points ∼85% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9835 - 11287, n=8)
10562 Points ∼60% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=660)
17599 Points ∼100% +70%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
20 fps ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
7.6 fps ∼19%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
18 fps ∼46%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
39 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
24 fps ∼62%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (17 - 20, n=7)
19 fps ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=683)
37.5 fps ∼96%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
27 fps ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
13 fps ∼35%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
26 fps ∼70%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
36 fps ∼97%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
37 fps ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (24 - 27, n=7)
26 fps ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=692)
27.9 fps ∼75%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
9.7 fps ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
2.8 fps ∼13%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
7.6 fps ∼35%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
21 fps ∼97%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
10 fps ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9.1 - 10, n=7)
9.64 fps ∼45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=589)
21.6 fps ∼100%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
17 fps ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5.5 fps ∼28%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
15 fps ∼75%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19 fps ∼95%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
20 fps ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (15 - 17, n=7)
16.6 fps ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=598)
19.2 fps ∼96%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6 fps ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
fps ∼0%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
4.9 fps ∼28%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
14 fps ∼79%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.9 fps ∼39%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4.6 - 6.2, n=7)
5.81 fps ∼33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=455)
17.7 fps ∼100%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11 fps ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
fps ∼0%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
11 fps ∼66%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
13 fps ∼78%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15 fps ∼90%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (10 - 11, n=7)
10.6 fps ∼64%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=457)
16.6 fps ∼100%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.3 fps ∼42%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4 fps ∼39%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4.3 fps ∼42%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4.1 - 4.3, n=7)
4.26 fps ∼42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=173)
10.2 fps ∼100%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.3 fps ∼18%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2.6 fps ∼37%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1.3 fps ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (1.3 - 1.6, n=7)
1.386 fps ∼20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=172)
7.03 fps ∼100%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.8 fps ∼46%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.4 fps ∼43%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.8 fps ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (6.7 - 6.8, n=7)
6.79 fps ∼46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=177)
14.8 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.6 fps ∼22%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7 fps ∼42%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.8 fps ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3.5 - 4.7, n=7)
3.79 fps ∼23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=177)
16.5 fps ∼100%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.7 fps ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
fps ∼0%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
2.7 fps ∼22%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7.6 fps ∼63%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.9 fps ∼32%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (2.1 - 2.9, n=7)
2.7 fps ∼22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=380)
12.1 fps ∼100%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5.1 fps ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
fps ∼0%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
5.6 fps ∼52%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.8 fps ∼63%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7.9 fps ∼73%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3.8 - 5.1, n=7)
4.46 fps ∼41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=384)
10.8 fps ∼100%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
77798 Points ∼55%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
76153 Points ∼54% -2%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
42138 Points ∼30% -46%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
56895 Points ∼40% -27%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
129928 Points ∼92% +67%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
97294 Points ∼69% +25%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (71347 - 77798, n=8)
74621 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=291)
141726 Points ∼100% +82%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
57309 Points ∼65%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
55264 Points ∼63% -4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
37022 Points ∼42% -35%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
42643 Points ∼49% -26%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
76724 Points ∼87% +34%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (52433 - 57309, n=7)
54829 Points ∼62% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼100% +53%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
776 Points ∼74%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
784 Points ∼75% +1%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
636 Points ∼61% -18%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
726 Points ∼69% -6%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1004 Points ∼96% +29%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1045 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (10 - 784, n=7)
542 Points ∼52% -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=627)
755 Points ∼72% -3%
Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
760 Points ∼37%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
754 Points ∼37% -1%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
430 Points ∼21% -43%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
789 Points ∼39% +4%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1470 Points ∼72% +93%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1069 Points ∼53% +41%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (744 - 799, n=7)
769 Points ∼38% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=627)
2034 Points ∼100% +168%
Memory (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1247 Points ∼42%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1231 Points ∼41% -1%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
647 Points ∼22% -48%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
758 Points ∼26% -39%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2969 Points ∼100% +138%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1068 Points ∼36% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (661 - 1247, n=7)
949 Points ∼32% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=627)
1505 Points ∼51% +21%
System (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2517 Points ∼50%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2423 Points ∼48% -4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1220 Points ∼24% -52%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
1758 Points ∼35% -30%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5026 Points ∼100% +100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3865 Points ∼77% +54%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (2165 - 2619, n=7)
2361 Points ∼47% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=627)
2953 Points ∼59% +17%
Overall (sort by value)
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1166 Points ∼54%
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1152 Points ∼53% -1%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
682 Points ∼31% -42%
Archos Diamond Gamma
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505, 3072
935 Points ∼43% -20%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2167 Points ∼100% +86%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1465 Points ∼68% +26%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (323 - 1166, n=7)
878 Points ∼41% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=627)
1479 Points ∼68% +27%

In the browser benchmarks, the Sony smartphone achieved results that were slightly above the average of the other devices that use MediaTek's Helio P22 MT6762. Compared to smartphones of the same price range, the L3 was also only able to place in the middle of the field.

In everyday operation, the Xperia L3 delivers a good browser performance. Websites are rendered quickly, and only more complex media content requires a short wait time until it is loaded.

Octane V2 - Total Score
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
9423 Points ∼100% +113%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
8185 Points ∼87% +85%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=685)
6706 Points ∼71% +52%
Nokia 3.1 Plus (Chrome 71)
4508 Points ∼48% +2%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
4422 Points ∼47%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 (3312 - 4508, n=8)
4168 Points ∼44% -6%
Archos Diamond Gamma (Chrome 69)
3289 Points ∼35% -26%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018 (Chrome 71.0.3578.98)
3114 Points ∼33% -30%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Archos Diamond Gamma (Chrome 69)
13316 ms * ∼100% -19%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018 (Chrome 71.0.3578.98)
12935.3 ms * ∼97% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 (10846 - 12799, n=8)
11813 ms * ∼89% -6%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
11184.8 ms * ∼84%
Nokia 3.1 Plus (Chrome 71)
10887.7 ms * ∼82% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=710)
10594 ms * ∼80% +5%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
4806 ms * ∼36% +57%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
4119.7 ms * ∼31% +63%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=158)
66.8 Points ∼100% +123%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼93% +107%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
30 Points ∼45%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 (26 - 30, n=6)
28.8 Points ∼43% -4%
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018 (Chrome 71.0.3578.98)
26 Points ∼39% -13%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=100)
35.5 Points ∼100% +159%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
13.684 Points ∼39%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 (12.9 - 13.7, n=2)
13.3 Points ∼37% -3%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=89)
39.6 runs/min ∼100% +169%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
14.7 runs/min ∼37%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
14.7 runs/min ∼37% 0%

* ... smaller is better

For storage of apps and their own data, users of the Xperia L3 can take advantage of the 32 GB internal storage. However, in our benchmark tests that only achieves below-average values and has to be content with one of the lower places in the field of comparable smartphones.

According to the manufacturer, the internal storage can be expanded by up to 512 GB via the internal microSD card reader. Using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, the read and write rates of the card reader are on a similar level as those of comparable devices. However, you cannot move apps onto the storage card or reformat it as internal storage.

Sony Xperia L3Nokia 3.1 PlusSamsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018Archos Diamond GammaHonor 10 LiteMotorola Moto G7 PlayAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-7%
10%
0%
80%
90%
0%
10%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
55.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
62.35 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
61.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
66.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
64.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
50.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=140)
-19%
49.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=417)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
76.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
84.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
75.78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
84.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
68.9 (8.2 - 96.5, n=140)
-15%
67.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=417)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
16.36
8.33
-49%
13.33
-19%
11.8
-28%
66.06
304%
73
346%
18.3 (0.75 - 77.3, n=181)
12%
21.5 (0.14 - 250, n=735)
31%
Random Read 4KB
28.83
52.37
82%
48.42
68%
27.7
-4%
45.15
57%
74
157%
38.9 (3.59 - 117, n=181)
35%
46.6 (1.59 - 196, n=735)
62%
Sequential Write 256KB
87.52
35.72
-59%
99.58
14%
117.2
34%
190.55
118%
111
27%
94.6 (14.8 - 189, n=181)
8%
95.5 (2.99 - 590, n=735)
9%
Sequential Read 256KB
290.89
272.51
-6%
292.15
0%
276.5
-5%
288.55
-1%
289
-1%
236 (25.8 - 452, n=181)
-19%
269 (12.1 - 1504, n=735)
-8%

Games - Sony smartphone suitable for gaming

A PowerVR GE8320 handles the display of image content in the Xperia L3. This integrated graphics unit is used in mid-range smartphones and tablets and is suited for applications with low to medium demands on the graphics performance. With this, modern games can mostly be played smoothly at low graphics settings, and sometimes even medium to high settings are possible depending on the game.

The Arena of Valor and PUBG Mobile games that we tested ran mostly smoothly, with the first being playable even at high graphics settings. While the latter game stuttered significantly, particularly in the initial phase, it stabilized more and more after the parachute landing and then only showed some occasional drops in the frame rate. Overall, the frame rate was just above the 24 fps, the minimum that is perceived to be barely smooth. The touchscreen responded to our inputs reliably and the smooth display surface also enabled longer gaming sessions without straining the fingertips too much.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
PUBG Compare
0102030Tooltip
; Smooth: Ø24.3 (3-26)
; Balanced: Ø24.1 (11-27)
Arena of Valor
010203040Tooltip
; min: Ø31.2 (26-33)
; high HD: Ø28.4 (24-32)

Emissions - The Sony Xperia L3 does not get too warm

Temperatures

In our test, we measure temperatures on the surface of the Sony Xperia L3 up to 28.4 °C (83 °F) during idle operation and a maximum of 32.9 °C (91 °F) under load. With this, the Android smartphone merely feels warm and never gets too hot to hold it in the hand.

Unfortunately we were unable to run the demanding GFXBench constant load test, so that we cannot make any exact statement on the performance after a longer time period. However, we did not notice any drop in performance even after intense usage.

Max. Load
 32.6 °C
91 F
31.9 °C
89 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 31.7 °C
89 F
32 °C
90 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
31.3 °C
88 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 32.6 °C = 91 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.8 °C
86 F
32.9 °C
91 F
29.9 °C
86 F
29.9 °C
86 F
32.5 °C
91 F
29.9 °C
86 F
30 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 32.9 °C = 91 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.7 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speaker

Speaker characteristic
Speaker characteristic

The speaker of the Sony Xperia L3 offers a good volume and a sound spectrum that is suited for occasional playing of music. The high mids are slightly overemphasized and the lows lack completely. For longer enjoyment of media content, external speakers or headphones such as the included stereo headset, which offers a higher volume and more balanced sound spectrum, are recommended.

In addition to Bluetooth 5.0 and Google Cast, there is also a 3.5-mm audio port, which accepts the corresponding plugs tightly and does not impact the sound negatively.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.238.22527.828.73124.127.34024.924.65033.331.26323.826.58026.230.310026.224.912517.427.416017.238.320017.338.525016.446.331516.252.240015.757.550014.661.263016.366.380013.472.7100013.873.4125014.373.1160013.871.6200014.370.3250014.671315013.775.4400014.579.7500014.479.4630014.373.5800014.669.71000014.667.81250014.568.61600014.850SPL26.786.4N0.863median 14.6median 68.6Delta1.411.739.135.339.135.830.330.834.234.531.438.327.529.421.823.522.823.224.322.520.526.119.335.718.742.917.349.216.755.616.559.716.663.315.66315.162.814.163.314.161.614.462.813.96213.868.213.663.514.666.21466.914.266.413.767.713.763.313.947.163.426.976.616.80.938.5median 14.6median 62.828.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia L3Nokia 3.1 Plus
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia L3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 59% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Nokia 3.1 Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - An efficient smartphone with a good battery life

Power Consumption

Our measurements attest the Sony smartphone with a minimum power consumption of 0.57 watts in idle operation and a maximum of 4.15 watts under load. In combination with additional measurements, the Xperia L3 proves itself not only as the most efficient smartphone in our test field, but it also uses significantly less power than other devices with the same SoC.

The included charger offers 7.5 watts of power, so it is sufficiently sized to always be able to reliably provide the Sony Xperia L3 with enough power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.12 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.57 / 1.5 / 1.51 Watt
Load midlight 3.09 / 4.15 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Sony Xperia L3
3300 mAh
Nokia 3.1 Plus
3500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
3300 mAh
Archos Diamond Gamma
3000 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-56%
-30%
-121%
-61%
-50%
-16%
-36%
Idle Minimum *
0.57
1
-75%
0.68
-19%
1.7
-198%
1
-75%
1
-75%
0.729 (0.57 - 1, n=8)
-28%
0.877 (0.2 - 3.4, n=769)
-54%
Idle Average *
1.5
2.4
-60%
1.78
-19%
2.6
-73%
2.19
-46%
1.7
-13%
1.576 (1 - 2.4, n=8)
-5%
1.734 (0.6 - 6.2, n=768)
-16%
Idle Maximum *
1.51
2.9
-92%
1.82
-21%
3.8
-152%
2.2
-46%
2.6
-72%
2.02 (1.51 - 2.9, n=8)
-34%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=769)
-34%
Load Average *
3.09
3.7
-20%
4.44
-44%
6.3
-104%
4.64
-50%
4.1
-33%
3.06 (2.18 - 4, n=8)
1%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=763)
-32%
Load Maximum *
4.15
5.5
-33%
6.13
-48%
7.4
-78%
7.7
-86%
6.5
-57%
4.63 (3.43 - 5.9, n=8)
-12%
5.9 (1.2 - 14.2, n=763)
-42%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Xperia L3 is able to last for 10 h 41 m in our realistic WLAN test before it has to be reconnected to the charger. This battery life places the Sony smartphone in the middle of our test field. Comparable devices such as the Honor 10 Lite only achieve a significantly shorter battery life with a higher battery capacity. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus is able to last slightly longer while having the same capacity.

Using the included quick-charger, the Sony Xperia L3 is completely recharged after slightly less than three hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 27min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 41min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 30min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 02min
Sony Xperia L3
3300 mAh
Nokia 3.1 Plus
3500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus 2018
3300 mAh
Archos Diamond Gamma
3000 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
44%
17%
-19%
-28%
8%
Reader / Idle
2127
1730
-19%
1533
-28%
H.264
750
838
12%
502
-33%
WiFi v1.3
641
920
44%
707
10%
518
-19%
484
-24%
690
8%
Load
242
398
64%
178
-26%

Pros

+ USB Type-C connection
+ Bluetooth 5.0
+ dualSIM + microSD possible
+ reliable fingerprint sensor

Cons

- only 32 GB of internal storage
- Amazon and Netflix without HD
- only LTE Cat. 4

Verdict - Sony retires the brick design

In review: Sony Xperia L3. Test units provided by Sony Germany and notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Sony Xperia L3. Test units provided by Sony Germany and notebooksbilliger.de

With the Xperia L3, Sony delivers a smartphone with a good price-performance ratio. The built-in hardware is adequate for the price range, and the performance is sufficient for all the usual everyday tasks. The dual camera setup can take acceptable snapshots, and the speaker is even suited for occasional media reproduction. The battery life is also at the level of the competition, and in terms of the design, Sony has finally taken a big step forward. 

However, the test also revealed some weaknesses that can mainly be traced back to the software. Several benchmark programs were unable to run or did not recognize the active Internet connection. Whether these are problems that also become generally noticeable, users will only find out during constant usage. However, a software update in the future might easily alleviate any problems that come up.

While the Sony Xperia L3 is a good entry-level smartphone, it struggles with some smaller software problems.

Sony Xperia L3 - 04/09/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
42 / 60 → 69%
Weight
92%
Battery
93%
Display
88%
Games Performance
27 / 63 → 43%
Application Performance
50 / 70 → 72%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
61%
Average
73%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-04-10 (Update: 2019-04-11)