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Sony Xperia L4


Sony Xperia L4
Sony Xperia L4 (Xperia Series)
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
6.20 inch 21:9, 1680 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, kapazitiver Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 64 GB eMMC, 51 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5mm-Audioport, Card Reader: microSD up to 512GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B40) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 159 x 71 ( = 0.34 x 6.26 x 2.8 in)
3580 mAh Lithium-Polymer
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, Phasenvergleich-AF, LED-Blitz, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Kamera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, Weitwinkelobjektiv (Kamera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, Tiefenschärfe (Kamera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.68W/kg (head), 1.33W/kg (body); LTE Cat 6 (300Mbps/50Mbps); notification LED (front), fanless
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 62 g ( = 2.19 oz / 0.14 pounds)
199 Euro



Average Score: 65.39% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 32%, features: 50%, display: 76% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia L4

75.1% Sony Xperia L4 smartphone Review - 2020 smartphone with 2018 android | Notebookcheck
If you don't want an 0815 cell phone design, Sony has always been a good choice. With its angular appearance, even a cheap smartphone like the Xperia L4 is pleasantly different from its competitors. If only the software was not...
60% Sony Xperia L4 review: basic across the board
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia L4 is a cheap phone with basic performance across the board. Everything about it is just 'fine' which is what you expect at this sort of price. One feature that makes it stand out is the 21:9 aspect ratio of the screen which does make it a good choice for watching video on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia L4 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
If you like your phones cheap, solidly built, and stripped of all gimmicks, then the Sony Xperia L4 might appeal. Other than its stretched out 21:9 display, there’s virtually nothing noteworthy about it. Poor performance and so-so stamina mean we can’t get behind it with any degree of enthusiasm, but this is another fundamentally sound budget phone from Sony.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony Xperia L4 review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
The Xperia L4 is one of only a handful of budget phones to have a unique selling point. The 21:9 aspect ratio might not have mainstream appeal, but bringing the tall, thin chassis to Sony’s budget lineup was a major statement of intent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia L4 review: Affordable but outclassed
Source: Pocket Lint English version
The Sony Xperia L4 is, in many ways, a typical affordable phone. But with the competition hotting up, so what the L4 fails to do is really sell itself in any areas. It's competent enough, but it's easily beaten by rivals in just about all areas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony Xperia L4 review
Source: Techradar English version
Sony updates its budget L line with an ultra-wide camera and 21:9 aspect ratio screen. However, the Xperia L4 is still an also-ran. It handles the basics perfectly fine and does not make Android feel too slow. But you can get more power and longer battery life elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia L4 Einsteiger-Smartphone mit 21:9-Display in 6,2"
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2020
Günstiges Sony-Smartphone mit langer Akkulaufzeit
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2020
72% Sony Xperia L4, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia L4
Source: Le monde numerique French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
Test du Sony Xperia L4 : l’entrée de gamme selon Sony
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent speakers. Negative: Slow charging; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2020
60% Recenzja Sony Xperia L4 – niby tanio, ale… wciąż za drogo
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia L4 – budżetowiec pełen sprzeczności za 999 zł
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; NFC chip. Negative: Average performance; poor main camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Recenze: Sony Xperia L4 – levný elegán
Source: CZC CZ→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; large display; pleasant ergonomy; nice main camera; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2020
50% Sony Xperia L4 [TEST]: Ikke nok for pengene
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 33%
67% Sony Xperia L4 [TEST]: God mobilunderholdning til lav pris
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Sony Xperia L4: Beskedlig men bekväm i budgetklass
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
66% Test: Sony Xperia L4 – Värdig budgetlur med tydlig poäng
Source: SV→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 66%


Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

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.

Helio P22 MT6762: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» 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.

65.39%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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