Sony Xperia L User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.9

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Everyday usage
8.7
UI speed
9.0
Camera
8.8
Multimedia
9.4
Internet
8.8
Call quality
9.2
Battery
8.2
Reception
9.1
Display
9.0
Build quality
9.4
Text input
9.1
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hms2407 posted on May 26, 2013, 1:54 AM
Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

9.0

xperia l review

hms2407 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

ive been using this smartphone for a week and i have to say that im completely satisfied by it,the build quality is amazing puts smartphones like gs grand and lg l9 to a shame..the cpu is faster and newer than other smartphones in this range,camera is also a plus point.the pictures are relatively bright,detailed and vivid ...compared it to a friends gs 3 and z10 and L's camera outperformed them..

Build quality
10.0
awesome build quality from sony like always :)
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
wish it had the stock android jelly bean browser
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • build quality
  • sexy looks
  • good cpu,gpu
  • 1 gb ram (same as sp)
  • camera (a definite plus point)
  • awesome interface

Cons

  • wish the screen occupied more space
  • no small apps
  • price

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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apexKBC posted on May 23, 2013, 1:35 PM
Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

9.0

Best phone under 20 k

apexKBC has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The camera experts’ camera phone
If camera engineers made a smartphone, what smartphone would they make? The answer is Xperia L, the Android mobile designed with Sony’s leading camera expertise.
Low light?
The 8 megapixel camera with Exmor™ RS sensor takes sharp pics in any light.
HDR brightness
With HDR for pictures and videos, your subject looks as bright as you remember.
Sharper images
Your chopping skills. The latest movie releases. Or your own favourite memories. Sit back and admire it all on your Android mobile’s large 4.3” display. The superior screen quality makes every image brighter. Images feel as crisp as the day you shot them, and entertainment becomes even more immersive.
Battery
Talk time (up to): Up to 8 hours 30 min [1]
Standby time (up to): Up to 498 hours [1]
Music listening time (up to): 43 hours***
Video playback time (up to): 7 hours and 36 mins***
On the inside
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core
Display
4.3 inches TFT
16 millions colours, 854x480 pixels
Battery
Talk time (up to): Up to 8 hours 30 min [1]
Standby time (up to): Up to 498 hours [1]
Music listening time (up to): 43 hours***
Video playback time (up to): 7 hours and 36 mins***

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Build Quality
  • Camera
  • Fast & Smooth UI
  • Looks!!!!!!!!!

Cons

  • No Gorilla Glass
  • No zero shutter lag feature in camera
  • Headphones could've been better
  • 0.3 front camera

20 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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harrylord posted on May 09, 2017, 9:16 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 09, 2017

3.0

Salto desde un F250 samgun a Xperia L

harrylord has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Terminal muy bueno considerando la fecha en que salió, buena cámara pero que con el tiempo se coloca muy lenta para capturar fotos, y espacio limitado se llena muy rápido su capacidad, no lo recomiendo para tenerlo mas de 2 años y a veces cada vez que se actualiza un programa Sony o del terminal anda un poco mas lento.

Build quality
5.0
Reception
4.0
Call quality
5.0
Internet
2.0
Multimedia
4.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
2.0
Everyday usage
1.0
Text input
2.0
Display
2.0
Battery
1.0

Pros

  • Diseño elegante
  • Calidad de fotos

Cons

  • Peso
  • Almacenamiento
  • Lento capturar de fotos
  • Audio al colocar hacia arriba tapa

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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ahmedturk posted on Feb 24, 2014, 9:38 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

10.0

i love sony mobiles !

ahmedturk has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

it's good mobile i like sony and the black is good with Xperia L has a great design
The 8 megapixel camera with Exmor™ RS sensor takes sharp pics in any light.
HDR brightness Battery
Talk time (up to): Up to 8 hours 30 min [1]
Standby time (up to): Up to 498 hours [1]
Music listening time (up to): 43 hours***
Video playback time (up to): 7 hours and 36 mins***
On the inside
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core
Display
4.3 inches TFT
16 millions colours, 854x480 pixels
Battery
Talk time (up to): Up to 8 hours 30 min [1]
Standby time (up to): Up to 498 hours [1]
Music listening time (up to): 43 hours***
Video playback time (up to): 7 hours and 36 mins

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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kaka_miku posted on Jan 20, 2014, 11:46 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

9.0

Well! every body has said, now let see L scores shall we.

kaka_miku has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Xpeia L has a 4.3.-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels (228 ppi). It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. It came with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It has a 8 megapixel Exmor RS sensor with HDR with abilitya to shoot 720p HD videos and a VGA front camera with a LED flash. The device has an inbuilt storage of 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) and expandable memory of up to 32 GB via microSD/microSDHC. It features the Sony Arc design and the signature Sony aluminium power button. The device supports NFC (Near Field Communication) allowing 'one touch' to mirror what is on the smartphone to compatible TVs or play music on an NFC wireless speaker. A 1750 mAh battery powers the phone. Additionally, Xperia L includes a battery Stamina mode which is believed to increase its standby time up to four times. The phone supports 2G,3G,HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. It has Bluetooth 4.0. It is available in white, black and red colors. It has a LED notification light at the bottom of the screen.

Build quality
9.0
good look!
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Standard! and clear voice.
Internet
9.0
ok!
Multimedia
10.0
look great! and smooth.
Camera
9.0
great on day light.
UI speed
9.0
It a little bit slow with 4.2.2. but still ok.
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
The best amount it rang.
Battery
9.0
Standard.

Pros

  • big HD display.
  • great look.
  • fast Processor.
  • Movie, Walkman, Photo are cool.
  • 8 mp Camera.

Cons

  • front camera.
  • back cover.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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hsingh posted on Jan 10, 2014, 7:44 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

10.0

best midranger

hsingh has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

great phone by sony...lag free ui,good camera,excellent walkman app and great processing power and gpu....played all high end games without any problems...must buy...best midrange phone..great work by sony.

Build quality
10.0
great bulid quality.feels solid in hand..stylish curvy design.
Reception
10.0
had no problems
Call quality
10.0
call quality is good enough
Internet
10.0
browsing was a pleasure
Multimedia
10.0
great..watched movies and lot off music.walkman app is great
Camera
10.0
camera is also good..thogh there is little bit of noise but overall quality is...great for this price..video quality is ok
UI speed
10.0
great ui experiance..didnt laged even once.scrolling through pages and switching apps is a great xperiance
Everyday usage
10.0
using it all the day n night
Text input
10.0
good
Display
10.0
at this price range it is very good..good colors and quite sharp...viewing angles are also good
Battery
10.0
lasted a whole after medium to slightly heavy usage..

Pros

  • everything

Cons

  • nothing

6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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vaibhav1 posted on Dec 30, 2013, 6:30 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

8.0

xperia L review

vaibhav1 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

im using it from last 2months....from the day 1 it stucks while playing any games or media...lookwise its awesome...only problem is it hangs alot...really disappointed,camera n al is not that bad...battery is also good u can use it for 1day continously,if hanging problem is sorted out then its the best phone to buy.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
7.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
7.0
Everyday usage
7.0
Text input
7.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • phone design too good
  • speed is good
  • hd support

Cons

  • camera not that good
  • it stucks...n there is no key that can restart ur cell at that time,u have to remove ur battery n then start again
  • battery...not that bad.

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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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DanielSantosa posted on Nov 30, 2013, 12:35 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

9.0

The best 8 MP...

DanielSantosa has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Xperia L is great camera phone for 8 MP..video and photo is realy briliant, so Xperia L better than samsung galaxy s3 mini, lg optimus l9, htc one s..Xperia L is very good smartphone...xperial have unique design or Arc design, i think this design is very comfortable and look sexy..for the build quality is avarege, not bad.

Build quality
9.0
compact design, unique with Arc design
Reception
8.0
average for reception
Call quality
9.0
the call function is very clear voice with hd voice
Internet
9.0
super faster internet
Multimedia
10.0
good multimedia with walkman player, playstation mobile and many more
Camera
9.0
the best camera 8 MP for mid-range phone
UI speed
8.0
good ui no lag, so far so good
Everyday usage
10.0
excelent usage
Text input
9.0
good keyboar with xperia keyboard
Display
8.0
overall is good display, bright and good contrast..but no bravia engine 2 hiksss...
Battery
10.0
good stamina mode

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11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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monkeymajik posted on Nov 21, 2013, 2:05 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

7.0

Worth the Money!

monkeymajik has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

This my first Xperia phone.
L didn't disappoint me. The designs far more premium than S3mini or Samsung Ace2. I like the silver line that round the phone.

But face lag when i must swtching apps, especially when switch from big apps to big apps. Sometimes need restart to refresh the phone.

Build quality
8.0
I love the designs, It have the best design on that phone range.
Reception
8.0
Standart
Call quality
8.0
Standart
Internet
6.0
The wifi wasn't good. The range is very small.
Multimedia
7.0
Can not play 1080p movies.
Camera
7.0
Great at light, Very bad at low lights
UI speed
7.0
Switching apps a little bit lag, especially when you switch big apps.
Everyday usage
7.0
A little bit annoying with the lag when switching apps.
Text input
10.0
Great because i use the swiftkey apps.
Display
7.0
Standart for this phone range.
Battery
7.0
Last 8hour for general usage.

Pros

  • Phone Design

Cons

  • Stil have lag when switching apps.

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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freelancerSAM posted on Oct 16, 2013, 8:41 AM
Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

9.0

quite impressive..

freelancerSAM has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Well I am using the phone for about 4-5 months.. I ran each and every heavy games on pay store but never found the phone lagging. The dual core processor managed it well. Ram is sufficient and the interface is user friendly too.
After the update (build no. 15.0.A.2.17 ) I personally was so happy that Sony introduced the small app feature. Overall I am quite impressed with the phone, but the display quality could be better.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Battery
10.0

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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luaytap posted on Oct 29, 2013, 8:03 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

9.0

best for this price

luaytap has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

It is faster in 3D application than expected
In everyday usage it's really smooth without any lags
camera really great but sometimes produces less quality pics
the sound is better than other android phones in the same class

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • doesn't have usb otg and flash support

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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deepak2908 posted on Oct 03, 2013, 2:18 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

9.0

Best in this price range among all brands

deepak2908 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

This phone is best with this price range from Sony which comes with all necessary requirements for youngsters specially game-o-maniacs like me. Although the battery life is not much appreciable.
The camera lags sometimes but its lagging problem is somehow sorted with the new firmware for the machine..
I am in love with my Xperia L

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Display
9.0
Battery
7.0

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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jaiguhan posted on Sep 23, 2013, 5:22 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

10.0

WONDERFULL DESINGING

jaiguhan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

the clarity of the display is outstanding ,the display
not so big ,,not small screen ,
it is perfect in hand,
good processor and camera
with 720 hd ,realy pleasant to watch videos
and it also a multitouch with smooth screen

best phone for money

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Bilalcool posted on Sep 11, 2013, 7:16 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

10.0

Best And Awesome in little MONEY

Bilalcool has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Typing from my phone!!! An awesome and amazing phonr. The processoris great. Sony UI is priceless. Sound and Video Quality is Amazing. It has all the things that a great and expensive mobile has at a cheaper rate. The 8 mega pixel camera was at first very bad but after an update it became superb. Everything is great except for the front camera and the battery. The front camera is well very Awful. Can't see anything in dim light. About the battery its pathetic... The phone lasts for about 6-7 hours at mild usage. But after I downloaded an app called easy battery saver. The battery timing hasincreased alot. Everything is great and price is also very less. Loving this phone alot.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
First bad now after update it is awesome.
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
6.0
Awful and pathetic.

Pros

  • Display
  • Speed
  • Ram
  • Camera
  • Build Quality
  • HIGH END GAMES
  • Processor
  • Everything.

Cons

  • Battery :(
  • Front Camera (0.3 megapixel) :(

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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kylekevincute posted on Aug 06, 2013, 6:26 PM
Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

8.0

GREAT PROCESSOR but WORST CAMERA!!!!

kylekevincute has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

They said it has an 8 megapixel camera but the question is WHY DOES IT HAVE A VERY POOR PHOTO QUALITY? This is the most disappointing camera of a smartphone I ever had BUT, the processor is something you can be proud of because its very fast and its more likely of a high-ranged phone's processor. Sony's camera was excellent (supposed to be) but WHAT THE F*** has happenned to this device?

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • F*****g CAMERA

10 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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mktsgm posted on Jul 29, 2013, 2:15 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 29, 2013

8.0

Best value for money.

mktsgm has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

If you want everything in a smartfone but dont want to spend more than 15K then this the only phone available right now. But this is not a midrange phone when it comes to speed and zip. Its Krait dual core and Adreno 305 combine well to beat bigger names in the industry quite a bit. Breezy display coupled with Sony's UI the looks and the build quality is a stunner. With 1GB RAM performance wise too, it passes all the standard benchmark tests like Antutu (10,400) and Vellamo (1859) with flying colors.
But camera is a big letdown. Its 8MP photos look poorer than 5MP from its rivals, reminding the likes of Micromax etc. Its VGA front camera is worse than GFive. No wonder they didn't give 3G video call facility.
On the positive side it has NFC, faster 3G, all sensors except Gyroscope. Rich multimedia experience. Plays any movie format with verve. Colors are pleasing. Sound quality both in music and calls are fantastic. All in all a fantastic upper midrange phone at lower midrange price!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Looks
  • Build Quality
  • Krait CPU and Adreno 305 GPU
  • Optimized circuitry. Flying benchmark tets.
  • Good User Interface.
  • Good browsing experience.
  • Good audio quality.
  • Excellent multimedia player.

Cons

  • Camera. Least said better.
  • Earphone could have been better.

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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zeray80 posted on Jul 13, 2013, 2:41 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

10.0

best phone I ever had

zeray80 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I love this phone so much.because it's have great price,have Great camera,have good design,have good quality,have great display,have big display,this is the best mid range phone ever.if you searching a good mid range phone.you must buy this phone

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • big display
  • good looking
  • good camera
  • good internet browsing
  • smooth and fast

Cons

  • nothing

8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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Ali0001 posted on Jun 06, 2013, 1:13 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

10.0

The Best Mid Range Smart-Phone

Ali0001 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

i saled out my s3 to try some xperia midrange phone. As xperia is providing awesome phone in the range. mostly on my friends advice. and im quite happy picking up one. its just an awesome good looking phone . the camera results are also of superb quality . the 1 ghz dual core qualcom processor performs very well and gives you an awesome gaming experience . games like real racing 3, shadow gun, asphalt 7, GTA vice city . i'm quite satisfied with the phone and will also advice the readers to go for it or wait for Xperia M coming in the 3rd quater of 2013.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • design and built quality
  • 1 ghz qualcom processor that performs be than expected!!
  • 8 mp Cam with Exmor™ RS sensor
  • nice 4.3" display .Quite respectable size for the range

Cons

  • battery timing

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13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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itomekii posted on Jun 01, 2013, 12:32 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

10.0

my rewiew

itomekii has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The Xperia L has a great design.
The camera is pretty good, has a 8 megapixel Exmor RS camera with HDR support.
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1Ghz Dual core Krait CPU and a Adreno 305 GPU. So performance is butter smooth.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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beastuct posted on May 25, 2013, 10:29 AM
Posts: 1; Member since: May 25, 2013

10.0

Simply Wonderful

beastuct has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Sony xperia l has the best build quality, has 8mp camera, 1gb of ram and playstation certified,,jb out of the box, nice big display and a notification bar.All this make it a very good device that worths its price.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • very good build quality
  • Dual Core 1Ghz Krait Processor
  • 8mp exmor rs camera
  • nfc
  • 1gb of ram
  • playstation certified
  • adreno 305

Cons

  • nothing

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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cheetieng posted on May 24, 2013, 7:43 AM
Posts: 2; Member since: May 07, 2013

9.0

Sony Xperia L Review

cheetieng has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The Xperia L has a great design.
The camera is pretty good, has a 8 megapixel Exmor RS camera with HDR support.
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1Ghz Dual core Krait CPU and a Adreno 305 GPU. So performance is butter smooth.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
7.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
7.0
Display
8.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • 8 Megapixel camera with HDR support
  • Great user experience
  • Built Quality
  • Dual Core 1Ghz Krait Processor

Cons

  • Low-resolution display
  • Low PPI

5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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