Features Key features of the Xperia L  vs A116 Canvas HD 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
A116 Canvas HD
1280 x 720



Xperia L
Dual core
A116 Canvas HD
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia L

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly longer standby time 29,952 min vs 10,368 min Around 3x longer standby time
Front view of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
Sharper screen 293 ppi vs 227 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly more battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia L  vs
A116 Canvas HD 
Size 4.3" 5"
Resolution 854 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 227 ppi 293 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 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 300 min
Standby time 29,952 min 10,368 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,000 mA·h


Xperia L  vs
A116 Canvas HD 
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1
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 No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia L
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