Sony Xperia L "the camera experts camera phone"
Abdul Moiz (May 8, 2014)
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The handset doesn't have a spectacular specification, but it all works well as a package. You get a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 - not much on paper, compared to the near-2GHz monsters we're now seeing on premium smartphones, but I've no complaints about the handset's performance. Apps open and shut with a snap and animations are silky-smooth.
Subjectively, this average benchmark score didn?t make much difference to the phone's web browsing performance. The Maps app glides smoothly under your finger, and there's barely a hesitation while panning smoothly around web pages - only a barely perceptible slowdown when scrolling past a large image. When compared side by side with a Samsung Galaxy S3, the more powerful S3 had slightly smoother browsing, but there's not much in it.
You shouldn?t have a problem with gaming, as the Xperia L's processor produced a competent performance in the 3DMark benchmark. 4074 is a much better score than I expect to see from a phone at this price, and is up with much more expensive phones such as the HTC One X+. It's also quicker in 3D games than the Samsung Galaxy S3, showing you're getting better 3D performance than last year's premium handsets.
I was also impressed with the Xperia L's screen. Again, its 854x480 resolution is pretty standard for a phone at this price, and you have to zoom in to read text on web pages, but I saw bright whites and punchy colours. The Xperia L's LCD display doesn?t have the true blacks of an AMOLED screen, but blacks are still very deep. It's a high-quality display for a relatively inexpensive handset.
Sony bills the Xperia L as the "camera experts? camera phone", and I was impressed by the performance of its backside-illuminated camera sensor. A backside-illuminated sensor has the sensor's circuitry on the rear rather than at the front, so there's no wiring in the way of light
This should lead to better image quality under low light, and the Xperia L takes some of the best low-light photos I've seen, with far more detail and less than noise than the Samsung Galaxy S4's shots. Contrast was impressive, with no sign of overexposure in lighter areas even on a sunlit day, but details became muddy when I zoomed in, showing the limits of the Xperia L's eight megapixels. reaching the sensor.
Video quality was acceptable under reasonable lighting, but under low light the frame rate dropped right down, making footage seriously jerky - this isn?t a phone to film gigs or nights out.
its a good buy under 15000 but u can also get MOto g who are not brand consious
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It is a good phone in the price range of 12-13k
Abhishek Chatrani (May 2, 2014)
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Sony always provide the best Display for its phone and this also doesn't disappoint us.
It has a resolution of 480x854 pixels which is not so bad with these price range.
It comes with a processor of 1 ghz dual core snapdragon processor which is a perfect match with its 1 GB ram which makes the phone more powerful.
It has a rear camera of 8MP with sweep panorama, smile detection and more features.
Sony provides great camera quality for its phone that we have seen in the past.front camera of 0.3MP comes in handy for video calls and the quality is not so bad
It comes with a OS of 4.1.2 which is upgraded with 4.2.2 here we are a little disappointed because the world is moving so fast everyone needs the latest technology kitkat OS could have made it better
I am giving it 3.4 rating out of 5 for its camera quality and fast processor it is a good phone within its price range. It's not a bad buy if you love Sony.
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Anjana Kushwaha (May 27, 2016)
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Best phone ....I drooped it 1000 time nothing happened. I am using it from 3 year no damage no servicing at all. I got error in it once but i just reset phone everything was working up-to-date within 15 min.
Mangesh Khanna (Aug 19, 2014)
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I have been using my Sony Xperia L from last 10 months. I bought this phone from Flipkart with goodies because of Diwali offer.
Now, coming back to the phone. Sony has done quite a decent job in upgrading Sony Xperia J but still maintaining the look and feel of the device almost alike. Ever after I bought Xperia L, the device has never disappointed me.
Design: The device has a sleek and slender look and feel. It easily slips into your pant pocket no matter how tight it is and you wont even feel that you are carrying a 4.3inch device. The weight, at 137grams also seems quite manageable. The thin chrome lining throughout the perimeter of the device coupled with an aluminum power switch gives the phone a touch of elegance. The back side of the phone hosts an 8 mega-pixel camera with chrome finished circumference along with flash.
Display: The screen looks quite attractive and the image is crisp. The touch function is also highly responsive.The display as in Xperia J does not have a Corning Gorilla Glass, which I feel at this price should have been a must but anyways the screen surface is scratch resistant which will serve the purpose. I would advice to keep the screen guard on as it will avoid unwanted scratches and stains on your screen.
Camera: The camera is equipped with the highly sensitive Exmor R sensor, which helps to capture sharp photos and videos even in low lighting conditions. It can shoot images at various resolutions and as expected the image quality with loads of features and Sony expertise, is quite remarkable.
Battery: The device has a 1750 mAh battery. If charged in the morning, one can expect to have at least 50% charge remaining after 12 hrs of normal operations which includes 1hr on call and 1hr of surfing. Moreover, the stamina mode also helps in conserving battery charge by pausing Wi-Fi connection, data traffic and several power consuming applications when the screen is inactive. This is an in-built feature provided by Sony, which helps us in avoiding dependency on other third party software.
Processor and Memory: It has a 1 GHz Qualcomm, Dual Core processor with 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and extendable storage of upto 32 GB. As far as my experience goes the phone works without any lags and without getting stuck.
Apart from the features that I have mentioned above, this phone is an absolute delight to work with. I am completely satisfied with the product and would give a rating of 5/5 for this wonderful gadget.
xperia l reviews : just read it
Mukul Anand (May 31, 2014)
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it make me feel like i m holding a premium smart phone in my hands . it got really coool design. i like to call it a play station as it have similar looks to it
.camera 8 mp it a piece of a cake for camera guys really good colour capturing performance as it have exmor rs lens which it shares with its big brother z but when zoomed pics it had a lil noise but camera did fine job and also have a 0.3 mp front camera
other good features:
.despite a 1 ghz dual core
processor xperia l is not ashamed of it's engine as it delivers quite good performance it was quite good when i switched between apps didn't lagged thanks to 1 gb ram
.4.3 inch screen(480x854) which produces really good colors
.it raned all games i played like fifa 14,asphalt 8,gt racing 2 and many more thanks to adreno 305 did good job at acceptable frame rate
it now runs on 4.2.2 as u have to update
battery life was lil under power..but downloaded battery saver it did quite surprising job after that helped a lot
8 gb storage in-buit and expandable
if ur a camera guy u can go for it under 14k price tag
if ur a specs freak that u should pass this choice
it is a smart phone ....but not good
Midhun Kumar (May 23, 2014)
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*features like NFC, JELLY BEAN, Software updates are + points
1) 4.3 inch screen wid higher resolution (compared 2 Grand)
2) Decent Speed & Performance (no lags or hangs)
3) Gaming Beast..(Temple Run 2, Subway Surf, Dead Trigger, etc )
4) Sony's Camera wid Flash (for me d flash is not working at 55% battery) :-( i don't know whats d problem..!!
5) Dual Core wid 1 GB Ram
6) Slim & Attractive Design
7) Gud Call Quality
8) In Budget & JELLY BEAN.. ;-)
1) BATTERY !!! the battery last only a single day even with normal use..!! should have a 2100 mAh..
2) Camera Flash - Check out the camera flash before buying, for me it does not work when the battery is at 55% or below.. Then wat the use of it ??
Even at 50% battery we cannot use it as a Flashlight/ Torch..!!
3) Internal Memory could be much better.. at a cheaper price Samsung's S Advance provides 16 GB internal battery
Verdict = Awesome phone.. but with little less Battery Backup..!!
Updates are served 2 improve the overall performance & to fix issues & bugs.. so don't worry.. :)
*Alternatives - Samsung Galaxy Grand,
Samsung Galaxy S Advance
(even Lg devices but they are not so popular)
the best overall midrange phone - tough competitor to moto g (used it for 7 months now)
Vighnesh Kadam (May 21, 2014)
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sony xperia l was released with its bigger brothers the xperia sp and the xperia z back in 2013. the xperia l was never meant to be a premium smartphone, but once you look at its price and competitors it was for sure the best looking device out there.
the xperia l has a 4.3 inch tft lcd display with a resolution of 480*854 at 228 ppi . well what would you expect from a low to midrange android phone. but surprisongly it wont dissapoint you . the colors are accurate with good contrast levels .the viewing angles could have been better.overall a decent display
well starting with the dimensions here is what takes the xperia l out of other crowd ..its curved back which looks classy and it provides a good grip too .. the rubberized back finish makes it stand out from the other manufacturers having cheap build quality . it is not that slim and not that fat too ... well it varies in the dimensions because of its curved back . but it is pretty good to hold .overall a rich and premium looking phone
coming to performance well it is pretty good here too .it packs a qualcomm snapdragon s4 pro chipset clocked at 1 ghz with 2 cores paired with an adreno 305 gpu ... as far as the menory is concerned it has 1 gig of ram with 8 gigs of onboard storage which is expandable via micro sd upto 32 gigs . well let me tell you the performance ends up pretty damn well . i mean most of the apps work just fine and it just gets the job done with some hiccups here and there . you may face minimal lag while playing graphically intensive games like mc4, asphalt 8(at highest settings) etc. overall great performance at that price
it sports an 8 mp camera with an exmor rs sensor, and the camera is good ,but dont expect too much from it. it is great for outdoor photos with natural lighting and the pictures come out to be great. while in indoors and low lighting ,it suffers .pictures come out to be grainy and it looks like a mess .while that on video quality it captures 720p at 30fps and the video quality is also well and good .overall a decent camera at that price.
xperia l runs on android 4.2.2 jellybean with sony's custom UI on the top ..the UI is very smooth and there are almost no stutters while scrolling through pages and navigating thru homescreens. you may face some software bugs like proximity sensor etc but that can be fixed with an update.
the 1750 mAh battery provides almost full day of charge with low to moderate usage, but with heavy use you may have to charge it twice a day
the xperia l is priced at about 14500rs approx.
well if you want the sony features and the looks and also a great performing phone without spending lot of cash, the sony xperia l is the right choice for you. it would not dissapoint you.
eukebi . (Sep 6, 2014)
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Within 15 days of its purchase on 15 Aug 2014, I had to visit the Reliance Digital, from where it was purchased, thrice. It "hanged" a couple of times. In other times a display was appearing "USSD code running" and it was not possible to switch of the phone till the battery was taken out. On all these occasions the retailers' persons resorted to resetting and reloading with loss of stored data, in consequence.
In fact this is the second set that was offered to me after the first was considered to have software problem. It is felt there is some inherent deficiency in design which may be reason of its rare appearance in the showrooms in Bangalore.
Overall I have a feeling of opting for a wrong set and looking to get rid of the same without knowing how. I would not rate it even with a single star.
Sachin (Dec 6, 2013)
For this price this is a great choice. Don't go for another choices since we have a good option hear.good music systemGood TouchProAs in all smartphone BATTERY. but we can manage by stamina mode
abhisar (Oct 13, 2013)
Overall nice phone. Little dissapointed with low light camera performance. Battery life can be improved by switching off vibrate on touch option and removing unnecessary apps.