Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 Sony Xperia L Review

Sony has launched a whole range of Xperia phones across different segments. Xperia L, SP and Z are the newest members to be added to this club. Unlike Xperia SP, Xperia L is going to be priced in the medium price range segment.

Most of the Xperia members have somewhat of a similar design. The new phones retain the power button on their side, which is becoming a signature of the new Xperia series. The new phone is expected to hit the markets in 2013 second quarter. Let us find out how the Xperia L figures when we take a closer look.

Features Of 2013 Sony Xperia L


Sony is not being very innovative with its design. The new released models retain some of the features from the previous models. All Xperia new releases have three touch buttons at the bottom of the phone.
Sony Xperia L
Xperia L will be replacing Xperia J that was launched in IFA 2012. The dimensions of the phone are pegged at 128.7 x 65 x 9.7mm. The phone is available in three colors – Black, Red and White.


The phone is gifted with a 4.3 inch TFT screen. At the price range this phone is going to be available, it a disappointment that the screen is a TFT capacitive touch screen. Sony could have done better.
2013 Sony Xperia L Display
It has multi-touch facility up to 4 fingers and a 228 pixel per inch density. Like some other models in this price range, Xperia L is going to be available with scratch resistant protective glass. The display has about seven homescreens. Transfer from one screen to another is smooth.

Under the Hood

The phone comes fitted with Android OS v4.1 Jelly Bean. It is powered by a dual core 1 GHz processer and Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon chipset.
2013 Sony Xperia L design
The graphic in the phone is powered by Adreno 305 graphics processor. The stats do not impress much. Given the price range in which it is going to be available, there are other phones with better options.


The camera is big boost for this phone. It is an 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. Other facilities available include geo-tagging, face detection, smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and sweep panorama.
2013 Sony Xperia L Camera
A secondary camera VGA is available for video calling. The 8MP is the biggest attraction on this phone. There is a dedicated camera key on the side of the phone that will help users with easy access to capturing moments whenever they feel like.


Connectivity options available in this phone are varied. GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi are the commonly found connectivity options. Near Field Communications or NFC and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP are available as well.


Xperia L does not promise much when it comes to loading apps, multi-tasking and processing faster.
2013 Sony Xperia L Applications
The phone has been recognized with elongated lag time and slow application processing. However, they are not a total turn-off and it can be worked around this issue.


It runs on a lithium ion 1750 mAh battery. The stand by time is identified at up to 498 hours on 2G and 454 hours on 3G. The talk time for the phone is pegged at 8 hours and 30 minutes on 2G and up to 9 hours on 3G.

Price Of 2013 Sony Xperia L

The phone is supposed to be around 276.319 USD in India. Overall, considering all factors, the Xperia L might give a good competition to the other phones in its range. However, there are other phone models with the same specifications available at lower prices.

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