Sony Xperia L

Announced:
Mar 18, 2013
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Sony Xperia L

Announced: Mar 18, 2013
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
Read Full Review
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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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

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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 oz (172 g)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

1 GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

8 GB

Maximum User Storage:

5.6 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

Slot Type:

microSD, microSDHC

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)

Battery

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Capacity:

1750 mAh

Type:

User replaceable, Li - Ion

Talk time:

8.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G):

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 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+

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

Connectivity

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

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition

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

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 12, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0290 link

FCC 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

FCC 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
  • Low pixel density screen (228 ppi)

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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