Sony Xperia L 

Released April, 2013
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4G
  • 4.3"
  • Dual core 1 GHz
Modern smartphones tend to have a lot of connectivity, and the Sony Xperia L fits nicely into that bracket, although for the price tag you can easily rule out 4G.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
Bigger screen and battery, memory expansion and a seriously good camera for the price - there you go - last year's great midrange package is relevant again, in three easy steps.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2013)

Features Key features of the Sony Xperia L

screen size

Xperia L

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720
Optimus L9
960 x 540


Xperia L
1 GB
Lumia 720
0.5 GB


Xperia L
Dual core
Moto G
Quad core
Galaxy S II
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia L
8 MP
Optimus L9
5 MP
Xperia M
5 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Xperia L

It has no huge ambitions when it comes to performance or camera quality, but for some a smooth overall experience in the interface might be enough.

Opening the video brings a tlarger still, with the title, film length and remaining run time (if you're partway through a film), as well metadata taken from the Gracenote movie archive.


7.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The 4.3-inch display is a sufficient size for movie viewing, and is certainly bright enough.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
The white background is pleasing and makes the text easier to read in the sunlight.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
The Exmor RS engine enhances the contrast between bright and dark.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)


That neat party trick is clearly the camera, and as we have said, we feel that the camera is really something special.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
We also would have liked to have seen Sony change things up a little, and put the camera more central, making it more akin to the compact camera market that has suffered since the advent of the camera phone.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
Thanks to the proximity and accelerometer sensors, the Sony Xperia L automatically disables the touchscreen when you lift it up during a call.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2013)


With the Xperia L you get 8 hours and 30 minutes of talk time, and in our experience without abusing the camera, and with just a few Facebook and email checks, the phone does last a full day.
by PhoneArena (May, 2013)
The app is very well designed, and very pleasant to look at, with the notifications light illuminating different colours as you scroll through your media.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
Email and Gmail applications are both included on the Xperia L. Both are well formed apps, with Gmail offering everything that the desktop version has to offer.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)


Video resolution is set as standard to HD, 720p at 30fps.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
The video player also has great looks in that same Sony aesthetic.
by PhoneArena (May, 2013)
It does handle a wide array of formats like DivX at around the native resolution, but it struggles with higher-definition videos.
by PhoneArena (May, 2013)


The Sony Xperia L display retains the same resolution as the one on the Xperia U, but since its diagonal has grown by nearly an inch, the pixel density has dropped to just 228 ppi.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)
Bright light can throw a distortion over the image, making darker areas noisier, and leaves a lot of lost detail.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
Detail is only lost in really bright areas.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4.3"
Resolution 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 227 ppi


Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 510 min
Talk time (3G) 546 min
Standby time 29,952 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h

form factor

Weight 137 g
Thickness 9.7 mm
Size 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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