After lots of rumors and a long wait, the Sony has finally announced its mid-range Android smartphone ‘Sony Xperia L’. This announcement has brought an end to the rumors that were claiming that Sony would be focusing only on the high-end Android smartphones.
Pros: Good display screen, Nice camera, NFC support Cons: Design is pretty old school, Sometimes apps are slow to load
The announcement of Sony Xperia L is indeed encouraging news for all those who are die-hard fans of Sony smartphones, but can’t afford the expensive smartphones like Xperia Z. If you are one of them, then the chances are quite high that you are eagerly waiting for the release of Sony Xperia L. Oh! So you are confused that whether the smartphone is worth to wait for or not? Well, the knowledge of specs of the smartphone can give you an idea. So, do read out the specs, release date and price of Sony Xperia L.
Sony Xperia L Specs:
Dimensions: 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm Weight: 137 gram Display: 4.3 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with Scratch-resistant Glass Processor: 1 GHz Dual-core with Qualcomm MSM8230T snapdragon chipset Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Camera: 8 MP rear camera with AF, LED flash, 0.3 MP front camera Memory: 8 GB on board storage space, microSD up to 32 GB, 1GB Ram Connectivity: Bluetooth,3G, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS Battery: 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery, upto 498 hours (2G)/up to 454 hours (3G) standby time & 8 h 30 min (2G)/Up to 9 h (3G) talk time
Sony Xperia L Features:
Design of the Sony Xperia L smartphone is little outdated. It follows the same curved rear design made famous by the Sony Xperia Arc. This design may look old to some, but the rear curve makes it quite comfortable to hold. The dimensions of this smartphone are 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm and it weighs 137g.
Sony Xperia L has got 4.3 inches TFT screen that offers resolution of 854*480 pixels. The pixel density is 228ppi. The screen supports multitouch feature, which makes it good for gaming freaks. The scratch-resistant glass protects the screen from dust and scratches.
Processor and Operating System
Sony Xperia L is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core processor. The processor enables the smartphone to offer smooth experience to users.
Sony Xperia L is an Android smartphone and runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This may be disappointing part for many users, as the Android 4.2 has been available for quite some time, and many Android devices run this latest version of Android. Well, it’s not any big issue, as third-party developers will surely bring the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM for this device, once it’s in the market.
Internal storage capacity of Sony Xperia L is 8GB. The support for microSD card of maximum of 32GB makes the smartphone good for power users. The RAM is 1GB.
Sony Xperia L is dual-camera smartphone with Primary Camera of 8MP with Exmor RS. It allows video recording of 720p quality. The Front-Facing camera is of 0.3MP, which is good for video conversations.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC provide the wireless connectivity options.
Sony Xperia L packs 1750mAh battery. The battery is rated to provide talk time of 8 hours 30 min, standby time of up to 498 hours, music listening time of up to 43 hours and video playback time of up to 7 hours and 36 mins.
Release Date and Price
Sony Xperia L’s release date is set for second quarter of the year. Sony is expected to start selling this smartphone by the end of April. Smartphone is available for pre-order in multiple countries in Europe. UK retailer, Clove is taking pre-orders at price of £234 (will ship in May). It is available on Amazon Germany at €300 (Xperia L is available at same price in Italy). It will be launched in other parts of the world later on. We’ll keep you updated. It will be available in three color variants – White, Red and Black.
Sony Xperia L Video Preview:
Sony Xperia L is a good smartphone as far as the features are concerned. Of course, it is good for all those out of you who are planning to buy mid-range smartphone.