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Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1510 reviews of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and camera are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas the reception and reliability get critical views.

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reliability, reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia L SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android) (discontinued by manufacturer)Sony Xperia L SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android) (discontinued by manufacturer)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and camera are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also appreciated.

size, performance, camera, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia L C2105 Black (Factory Unlocked) 4.3 , 8 Mp, 1 GHZ Dual Core , 8gbSony Xperia L C2105 Black (Factory Unlocked) 4.3 , 8 Mp, 1 GHZ Dual Core , 8gb

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

 

The Sony Xperia L has a precision engineered feature mix, making it a true successor to last year's Xperia U. It covers all bases, compromising only on stuff that isn't essential to the user experience, while at the same time, retaining the attractive...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia L Smartphone

 

Something good and inexpensive. The Sony Xperia L is another smar

Good build quality; Good screen; Good camera; Camera with HDR; Decent battery runtimes; High viewing angle stability; Current Android version 4.1

Plastic case; No LTE support; glossy surface

The HDR feature of the 8 MP camera shows good results. Comparing pictures with and without HDR reveals significant differences.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia L Review

 

The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range device that screams Sony from the first look. It is elegant, featuring a slight but noticeable inward curve…

Elegant design ; Sony has done a good job with Walkman and video apps

Slightly bleak screen ; Processor is not future proof ; Mediocre camera

Sony is offering the Xperia L off-contract in the United States for the affordable price of $350. It is a device that will find its popularity in developing markets though where price is of bigger importance.

May, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia L

 

Much of the new Xperia line has received rave reviews. This phone is no exception. As Sony's attempt to enter the budget mid-range market, it features slightly less power than the rest of the series, but a lower price tag as well. George Iosifidus of...

Sturdy case design, Support for microSD cards, Affordable pricing, Snappy performance for mid-range price

Dull display, Aging hardware, Limited on-device storage space due to pre-installed applications

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Kristofer Wouk (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia L Review

 

How much do aesthetics matter? Is this enough to keep the Sony Xperia L afloat in a sea of midrange competition? Find out in our review.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia L Android phone (preview)

 

A low-end Android phone with some impressive camera features

HDR photos and videos ; Compact size ; microSD card slot

No 4G ; No Australian ETA

Despite entry-level specifications and a likely low price, the Xperia L appears to be targeting snap happy consumers with an 8-megapixel camera that can capture HDR photos and videos.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia L

 

It costs about the same as a Nexus 4, but is it better?

Bright 4.3-inch display, Intuative interface, Responsive interface

Dire camera shutter speed, Unreliable Wi-Fi connections, Poor plastic build

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony Xperia L review

 

The Sony Xperia L is an affordable Android handset with a high-end camera

Impressive camera for price ; Expensive-looking design ; STAMINA battery mode

Sharp bezel ; Unresponsive touchscreen ; No Bravia Engine display tech

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia L pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

In addition to the new mid-range Xperia SP, Sony's also updated its entry-level model with the introduction of the Xperia L, and Pocket-lint was on hand

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia L review

 

Is Sony's baby Xperia one L of a good phone, or one L of a letdown?

Decent battery ; Bright screen ; Fantastic camera ; Shutter button

Fiddly keyboard ; Outdated design ; Poor front camera ; Average performance

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:1700 / 1750
Battery performance:1700 / 1750
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 43.12 / 43.2 / 43.25
Continuous video playback time:12 / 7.30 / 7.5
Standby time (2G):498
Standby time (3G):454
Talk time (2G):8.3 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):8 / 9 / 9.1 / 9.6

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Red / Red / White
Form Factor:Bar / Slate
Protection features:Scratch resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:4.3 / 9.4
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:Swype
Text prediction system type:Swype
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, LPCM, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, MPA, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, AVCHD, M2TS, VC-1 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID / H.263, H.264, MP4
Video compression formats:3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,AVCHD,M2TS,VC-1 / 3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,XVID / 3GP,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG21,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,XVID / H.263,H.264,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAVDP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, OPP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

EDGE: Yes
Flash memory:8
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Closed user group support: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8230 / Tegra 3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3
Processor model:MSM 8230 / Tegra 3

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4000 / 8000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4000 / 8000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal memory:1

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.382 / 5.08 / 6.85
Height:0.346 / 0.382 / 5.07 / 5.08
Weight:20.1 / 4.83
Width:2.56 / 9.45