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Sony Xperia SL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sony Xperia SL. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are overall positive. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the portability and battery.

performance, screen, camera, design, usability

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia SL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Xperia SL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Sony Xperia SL from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the screen and design are generally positive. The battery and camera also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

performance, camera, battery, design, screen


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SL LT26II Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia SL LT26II Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one


A refresh, instead of a proper upgrade. A replacement model rather than a successor. Is the Sony Xperia SL aiming too low? Many will probably say so, but you can't blame Sony for trying to extend the life of a pretty solid smartphone and one of its...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass ; Android OS v4.0.4...

More powerful chipsets can be had for the same price ; Display has sub-par viewing angles ; No microSD card slot

Sony has finally caught up with the competition in the Android mobile space. Once plagued by update issues and lack of powerful processing skills, the Xperia smartphones played an underhanded role and failed to make a serious impact, giving way to bold...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia SL Review


Sony did with the Xperia SL what it did with the Xperia arc and arc S last year – a new version with more colors, newer Android version, and souped-up processor speed. The only notable difference between the specs of the Xperia S and the SL, is that...

32GB memory makes the phone good value for money ; Fast camera with good photo and video quality ; HD display with very high pixel density ; Distinctive design with a transparent illuminated strip ; Good call quality

The capacitive button dots are hard to spot and not responsive ; Chubby for a 4.3-incher ; Screen's horizontal viewing angles could be better

With the Xperia SL, Sony introduces only marginal improvements over the Xperia S, like a slightly faster processor and new color schemes. It is shipping with Android ICS out of the box, which the Xperia S also received, though, and both now support...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : (

Sony Xperia SL Review


The Xperia SL is basically a refresh. The extra power does not make too much of a difference. And all other features and specifications remain constant. Which is why, we would recommend saving the extra pennies and buy the Xperia S instead. That is...

Premium finish, Very good display, Camera good for daytime shots

It is just a minor upgrade

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Ashima Gupta (

Sony Xperia SL Smartphone Review: Specs, Features and Price


Sony Xperia SL ReviewThe all new Sony Xperia SL Smartphone is something everyone is getting tempted to, thanks to the excellent features and functionalities it offers. Based on the Sony Xperia S platform, this device is ...

With many great features, Sony Xperia SL is worth to buy. The device serves high speed working good for both business and entertainment purpose.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (

Sony Xperia SL Review


Last year Sony had the Xperia Arc, followed by the Xperia Arc S, which had a faster processor, more colors and a newer version of...

Distinct, Rugged Design ; Good Display ; High Pixel Density ; Decent, Quick Camera ; Solid Build Quality ; 32GB of onboard memory ; Good Call Quality ; Decent (ish) battery life ; col_1_4 ; col_1_4 style="box border box_yellow

Still a bit laggy until Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes along ; No microSD card slot ; The capacitive button dots take getting used to ; Slightly Chubby ; col_1_4 ; col_1_4 style="box border box_blue

It’s the Xperia S, but faster. [/col_1_4]

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

Sony Xperia SL Review


The Xperia SL is exactly the same as the Xperia S, except for two things – a slightly faster CPU and Android 4.0.

The Xperia SL retails in the market for Rs. 30,999, which is an absurd price considering the older can be found for as low as Rs. 24,000. Nothing has really changed at all apart from the software update. The speed bump is good, but once the Xperia S...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Sony Xperia SL


The Sony Xperia SL is a sleek and stylish device with excellent features. It is powered by Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS that gives you access to thousands of apps and games from the Android Market. The Xperia SL Smartphone has a 12.1 MP Primary...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Vishal Mathur (

Sony Xperia SL Review


The Xperia SL is basically a refresh. The extra power does not make too much of a difference. And all other features and specifications remain constant. Which is why, we would recommend saving the extra pennies and buy the Xperia S instead. That is...

Premium finish ; Very good display ; Camera good for daytime shots

It is just a minor upgrade

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia SL


Sony phones are always great. The Sony Xperia SL is as well awesome. The price is only 20, 393. 2G and 3G both are suported. The 4.3 inch display is good. The 12 MP primary cemera comes with LED Flash.And the secondary camera is 1.3MP, 720p@30fps.It...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia SL


I brought my Sony Xperia sl in Feb 2013, it's almost 3 years, still in working condition except some problems. Before telling you the problems, Let me tell you that I have used my phone very rough. Now my camera doesn't work, neither front, back nor...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1750
Battery performance:1750
Continuous audio playback time:33
Continuous video playback time:6
Standby time (2G):410
Talk time (2G):8

Call Management

Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes


3D recording: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes


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


Color of product:Black / Black, Pink / Black, Silver / Black, White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


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


Full-size keyboard: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.264,MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HSP
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g / 802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0


Processor:MSM 8260
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:MSM 8260


Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0


Internal RAM:1024
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.472 / 5.04