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Sony Xperia L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 868 reviews of Sony Xperia L. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation, and many are less positive about the reliability.

size, price, design, performance, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia L


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Xperia L from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the usability and performance. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and durability.

price, screen, camera, performance, usability

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2015

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (

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: GSMArena team (

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: Victor H. (

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: (

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 (

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: Thomas Thorn (

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

We are left a little confused at the end of this review, mainly because we really wanted to like the Xperia L. We're always fans of a phone that you can show off to your friends and have them say "yeah, that's a nice phone", only for you to be able to...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Sony Xperia L review


The Sony Xperia L is a mid to low range Android smartphone that packs an impressive camera, but it is not without its issues

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

Sharp bezel ; Unresponsive touchscreen ; No Bravia Engine display tech

The Sony Xperia L is no Xperia Z, but then it was never meant to be. What it tries to do is take as many of the great qualities from the flagship Sony phone and blend them into a cheaper, more affordable body and it does a generally decent job of it.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

Xperia L


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.

HDR photos and videos Compact size microSD card slot

No 4G No Australian ETA

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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: Pocket Lint (

Sony Xperia L pictures and hands-on


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 to have a tinker with this latest affordable Xperia handset. Although Sony won't confirm exactly...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8230


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:EE / O2 / Sim Free / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8230