Sony Xperia L3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4", 1.12 µm, f/2.0
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia L3
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.
Source: GSM Arena
While the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 series were some very thoughtful additions to the whole Xperia family having instantly recognizable advantages over their competitors, the Xperia L3 doesn't have that luxury. It tries to copy a few cool features like the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but at the end of the day it doesn't have a standout feature of its own. You can look at it as the cheapest entry into the Sony software experience, its value to you mostly depending on whether or not you like the company's launcher as much as us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
Firing up the handset from a complete shut down was not particularly quick with a four second depress of the power button being followed by a 26 seconds set-up procedure before arriving at the Home screen. In other respects the Xperia L3 performed reasonably including a download of a Sony system update that was made available as soon as I received the unit. I must admit that the set-up part of this update took longer than the actual download. As this update was carried out immediately, I can not really comment on how it might have affected the performance of the handset. The Sony Xperia L3 performed its tasks without problems and at a reasonable rate of speed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Sony Xperia L3 fills a hole in the Sony line-up, and does so without much verve or ambition. It offers the basics at an agreeable price. That it also has older software, as well as lower-end hardware, than phones one level up is indicative of the limited attention paid to its particulars.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Stuff TV
Like a so-so supermarket meal deal, the Sony Xperia L3 does the job. But there are more exciting ways to spend your money and time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
It is not the most interesting choice at the price, but the Sony Xperia L3 is a decent all-round Android phone for those on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Advisor
Sony's L range of Xperia devices offers a slice of the premium X models, but at a much lower cost. Of course, with this comes a fair amount of compromise. Although the styling is good, and the device has a nice feel in the hands, the bendy plastic back spoils the appearance somewhat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tech Advisor
It depends what price Sony sells the Xperia L3 for as to whether we'll recommend it alongside great budget phones like the Moto G7 Power or Honor 10 Lite but the early signs are good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2019
A standard budget phone with a semi-decent camera and new, longer screen, the whole allure of this phone depends on price. If it's reasonable, Sony could hoover those that don't want to spend loads on a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2019
Source: GSM Arena
On one hand, it's kind of hard to be too surprised about Sony's new device announcements, purely on the grounds of the avalanche of leaks that preceded the MWC keynote. Then again, many of said rumors turned out to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Whether intentional or not on Sony's part, all that matters is that the devices the Japanese giant did unveil at the Barcelona event still managed to turn quite a few heads.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2019
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2019
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 86% features: 81% display: 88% mobility: 94%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 55% display: 64% mobility: 85%
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Positive: Good price; beautiful design; great built quality; nice display; decent performance; long battery life; USB-C; mini jack; NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
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Positive: Elegant display; decent processor; high autonomy; support NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2019
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Positive: Beautiful design; powerful processor; nice dual cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2019
Model: The Sony Xperia L3 is a mid-range smartphone built for entertainment with decent display and camera system. It does not have the latest features to compete with many other smartphones in the market, but it does get the basic features right. The Xperia L3 has a sleek design with fewer borders. This means more screen in a phone that feels great in user’s hand. Users can choose their favorite color because the Xperia L3 comes in silver, black, and gold. The Xperia L3 has the perfect shape and size to fit in hand, with key controls within easy reach. It measures at 154 x 72 x 8.9 mm (6.06 x 2.83 x 0.35 inch) and weighs at 156 g (5.50 oz). A fingerprint sensor at the side of the smartphone keeps it secure and lets user unlock fast on the move. For great entertainment, a 5.7” 18:9 screen brings TV shows and movies to life. Users can see everything in HD+ (1.440 x 720 pixels) resolution to bring out clear details and realistic colors. With a tough screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the Xperia L3 is sturdy enough for everyday use. With the Xperia L3, users can enjoy fast downloads and smooth multitasking with a processor that’s powerful enough to handle all apps and entertainment. Providing performance is the Mediatek MT6762 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB eMMC internal memory and up to a 512 GB microSD card.
For more creative photos, with beautiful background defocus, the Xperia L3 camera is designed to take great shots of people and nature. To create a natural, artistic Bokeh effect, the Xperia L3’s 13MP & 2MP dual camera system works simultaneously. The 13 MP camera captures the fine detail in the subject, capturing color and contrast naturally. The 2 MP camera creates depth map to blur the background in artistic defocus. The 8 MP front camera can take pictures with background defocus, too and comes with a range of beauty effects. A display flash provides illumination in low light too. With a large 3.300 mAh battery the Xperia L3 can easily last through a busy day. An hour of YouTube streaming takes 11 percent off the battery, suggesting it’ll last for around nine hours of streaming. Sony’s charging technology keeps the battery healthy for longer. Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors the phone as it charges, to make sure the battery isn’t overworked. As a conclusion, the Xperia L3 is an affordable smartphone, which will fit well for users on a budget. Older software, as well as lower-end hardware make the lower price point possible, but it is a solid smartphone that just works right for regular smartphone users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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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.
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