Features Key features of the Xperia L  vs Galaxy S II 

screen size

Xperia L
4.3"

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
Galaxy S II
800 x 480

memory

Xperia L
1 GB

processor

Xperia L
Dual core
Galaxy S II
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia L
8 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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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Default view of Samsung Galaxy S II

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Samsung Galaxy S II

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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
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer standby time 42,624 min vs 29,952 min More than 40% longer standby time
Lighter 116 g vs 137 g More than 15% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 37,152 min vs 27,216 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer talk time 1,098 min vs 510 min Around 2.2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Thinner 8.5 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia L  vs Galaxy S II 

6.5
8.8
More than equipped to play our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, the handset is unequivocally perfect for the occasion thanks to its smooth playback and rich details – and it helps that its Super AMOLED Plus display is so oozing with plenty of eye-catching visuals.
Galaxy S II

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia L  vs
Galaxy S II 
Size 4.3" 4.3"
Resolution 854 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 227 ppi 216 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

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 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
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)

battery

Talk time 510 min 1,098 min
Talk time (3G) 546 min 540 min
Standby time 29,952 min 42,624 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 37,152 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 1,650 mA·h

form factor

Xperia L  vs
Galaxy S II 
Weight 137 g 116 g
Thickness 9.7 mm 8.5 mm
Size 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Sony Xperia L
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