Features Key features of the Xperia L  vs

screen size

Xperia L

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
Xperia C
960 x 540


Xperia L
1 GB
Xperia C
1 GB


Xperia L
Dual core
Xperia C
Quad core

camera resolution

Xperia L
8 MP
Xperia C
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia L

Reasons to consider the
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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Lighter 137 g vs 153 g More than 10% lighter
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 55x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Sony Xperia C

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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
More battery capacity 2,390 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Longer standby time (3G) 36,288 min vs 27,216 min Around 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 standby time 35,280 min vs 29,952 min Around 20% longer standby time
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia L  vs

An 8-megapixel shooter with a BSI Exmor R sensor and an LED flash is what you'll find housed at the rear of the Xperia C. The snapper performs admirably, but it's expectedly far from flawless.
Xperia C

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia L  vs
Size 4.3" 5"
Resolution 854 x 480 960 x 540
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 227 ppi 220 ppi


Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

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


Generation 4G 3G
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 600 min
Talk time (3G) 546 min 600 min
Standby time 29,952 min 35,280 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 36,288 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,390 mA·h

form factor

Xperia L  vs
Weight 137 g 153 g
Thickness 9.7 mm 8.9 mm
Size 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2
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 No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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