Sony Xperia L

Announced:
Mar 18, 2013
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

228 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.85 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Video capture:

640x480 (VGA)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)

Weight:

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, OGG

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD, AVI, MOV, MKV

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

1 GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

8 GB

Available to use:

5.6 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1750 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

8.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G):

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

43.20 hours

Video playback:

7.50 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 12, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0290 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.65 W/kg

Body:

0.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.04 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 18, 2013
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This device is also known as Sony C2105, Sony C2104

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia L C2104

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 04, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0300 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.66 W/kg

Body:

0.61 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.38 W/kg

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.38 inches)
  • Too little RAM

Description

Sony Xperia L 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.

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