Features Key features of the Xperia L  vs Optimus L9 

screen size

Xperia L
Optimus L9

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
Optimus L9
960 x 540


Xperia L
1 GB
Optimus L9
1 GB


Xperia L
Dual core
Optimus L9
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia L
8 MP
Optimus L9
5 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia L

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Sony Xperia L

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 5.76 Mb/s Around 3.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Front view of LG Optimus L9

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LG Optimus L9

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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 4.2.2 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Longer standby time 47,520 min vs 29,952 min Around 60% longer standby time
Longer standby time (3G) 37,728 min vs 27,216 min Around 40% longer standby time (3G)
More battery capacity 2,150 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Lighter 125 g vs 137 g Around 10% lighter
Longer talk time 990 min vs 510 min Around 95% longer talk time; go days without charging
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen
Slightly thinner 9.1 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 5% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia L  vs
Optimus L9 
Size 4.3" 4.5"
Resolution 854 x 480 960 x 540
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 227 ppi 244 ppi


Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 3.5G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 510 min 990 min
Talk time (3G) 546 min 690 min
Standby time 29,952 min 47,520 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 37,728 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,150 mA·h

form factor

Xperia L  vs
Optimus L9 
Weight 137 g 125 g
Thickness 9.7 mm 9.1 mm
Size 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm 68.2 x 131.9 x 9.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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L9 all the way
Screen resolution vs "The resolved detail is poor, the noise levels are very high and contrast is pretty bad." Above quote in original review describes camera, not display.
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