Sony Xperia L is official with 8MP Exmor RS camera, coming in Q2 2013

Sony Xperia L is official with 8MP Exmor RS camera, coming in Q2 2013
Today's Sony event didn't bring much in terms of surprises. In fact, the show was all about the company's two new Android smartphones, just as we expected given all leaks and speculations that preceded it. 

One of these newly-announced handsets is the Sony Xperia L, which is a stylish mid-range device that stands out primarily with photographic skills. There's an 8MP camera on its back with an Exmor RS sensor that enables cool features like HDR mode while shooting photos or video, just like on the Xperia Z flagship. In addition, you get a dedicated shutter key that can snap a photo in under a second straight from the lock screen. 

Other than that, the Sony Xperia L is your typical mid-range device. It is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC - the Qualcomm MSM8230 running at 1GHz. The 4.3-inch screen has a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels so it isn't quite HD, although it should meet the needs of the average consumer. You can have the smartphone in any color, as long as it is black, white, or red. The exact capacity of the Xperia L battery has not been disclosed, but it should be capable of delivering up to 8 hours and 30 minutes of continuous talk time, or 7 hours and 36 minutes of video playback. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box, sprinkled with a number of interface tweaks on top.

Sony has not mentioned anything about pricing, but has promised to release the Sony Xperia L on the market within the second quarter of 2013. To learn more about it, just check out the photos and videos embedded below!

source: Sony via SlashGear

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Xperia L
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(9.1h 3G talk time)



1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012


10. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

apart from camara and size , the spec is same as quality n design is ossom ofcourse !

22. rontysee

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Specs not similar to Sola. While Sola had dual core A9 processor, this one has dual core Krait and the GPU is Adreno 305 which is similar to Adreno 225 used in last year's flagship phones. Overall, the performance will be about 2x the performance of Sola.

11. Secondhead

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

"attention to detail" love that word.. i should try sony to change my S3

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

that's a phrase :)

23. Secondhead

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

yes i'm sorry, i just focus with this beautiful phone :D

15. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Personally I don't like Sony Design. Blocky, thcik bezel and space waste Exactly same goes to Xperia Z

17. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Then what design do you like?

19. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Ergonomics dude. I liked Ip5 design the most But they failed with all the scratches and dents.

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

iphone 5 is beautiful, but Z is more stunning than ever

24. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Now you lost me dude... You don't like Sony design because of their big bezels and you like the iPhone which has the biggest bezels of the industry?... hmm... right.

29. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Did i say that i only care about bezels?

31. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Hmm... yes, check your comment. You said blocky, bezels and waste of space. It's all the same unless if you mean the thickness of the Z which is super slim...

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Xperia Z defiantly has much smaller bezels compare to the iPhone 5, the iPhones has some of the biggest top and bottom bezels around. Through this Xperia L has large bezels too, it is 4.3", but looks very similar size to the 4.6" Xperia SP just announced as well

2. apawar71

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Battery Capacity: 1900mah. :)

3. allthesame

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

looks stylist

4. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012


5. Secondhead

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

sooooo beautiful :)

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It is a BEAUTY!

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Gorgeous phone with good specs and camera. Thanks Sony :) and since the size is right for me I really might be picking this one up

8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

WOW! This reminds me of my old XPERIA X10i! Looks really good!

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

promising low-end phone after disappointing Xperia E.

12. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

The back cover reminds me of Galaxy S Advance. Well....

21. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

How, bro? How?

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Beautiful phone sony

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

The new midrange king. L7II,meet your match.

18. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Beautiul phone but the bezel is slightly too thick for my taste

25. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Solid design and specs.

26. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

nice... guys way to go...

27. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

looks nice, has to be

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