Sony's Xperia serial of Android smartphones is piece of cake but for sure gaining momentum every bit newer models inward all toll brackets are showtime to overflowing the market. The latest is the Xperia L handset that’s all fix to supervene upon the Neo L, the successor to the Neo V. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lot has changed since too thus too specifications too features that were in ane trial considered vivid for this toll segment does non concord whatsoever terra firma today. Let’s promise Sony has kept that inward heed when designing the Xperia L.
OS – Android 4.1 amongst Sony’s custom skin
The Xperia L volition ship amongst Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box along amongst Sony’s custom skin. The handset should also live easily upgradable to 4.2 downwards the road. The UI should live really similar to the one’s we’ve seen on the Xperia Z too ZL.
Cellular connectivity – 3G but no LTE
There actually aren't whatsoever smartphones available today inward this toll bracket or lower that don't back upwards 3G. The lack of LTE isn’t much of a downer every bit many of the high-end phones launched inward Bharat lack LTE back upwards too.
Slim too sleek design
Display – 4.3-inch TFT LCD
Here's where Sony would make got to actually contend for its correct to live taken seriously. With devices similar the Micromax Canavs HD and the XOLO X1000, both of which make got hard disk displays, the Xperia L falls a chip brusque inward this respect. There's zero incorrect amongst the size of the enshroud every bit larger enshroud devices are to a greater extent than cumbersome to handle, but the lack of BRAVIA Mobile Engine could live an issue.
Form constituent – Definitely an upgrade from the Neo L
Taking its cue from the Arc, the concave dorsum of the handset should become far piece of cake to grip. While Sony seemed to intend that a completely apartment bring upwards surface would live ideal (see Xperia Z), the curved nature also adds a niggling finesse to the overall blueprint of the handset. The protruding power/sleep push clit is all chromed out too adds a send upon of bird too repose of accessibility to the shape of this slim handset. The subtle lite indicator at the bottom of the device is also a proficient idea. Overall, nosotros experience it’s a large stride upwards from the downwards correct plasticky Neo L.
Connectivity – Fully loaded
The Xperia L features dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot creation, Bluetooth 4.0 amongst A2DP, NFC too USB 2.0. GLONASS for navigation volition live sorely missed though.
SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 400
Loaded upwards amongst a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM too an Adreno 305 GPU, speed shouldn't live a problem. However, in ane trial again, lower priced options amongst quad-core processors similar the Canvas hard disk are available. We'll make got to a greater extent than to tell in ane trial we've run benchmarks on the Xperia L too compared them to those of the lower priced devices.
Internal storage – 8GB, farther expandable
You're provisioned amongst 8GB of internal storage on the Xperia L, out of which well-nigh 5.8GB is available for users. This tin live farther enhanced amongst the utilisation of microSD cards going upwards to 32GB inward capacity. That's quite a chip for all intents too purposes.
The photographic idiot box camera is the primary USP of the L
Cameras – 8MP shooter amongst HDR video
The Xperia L’s primary selling indicate is the camera. The 8MP shooter supports HDR for stills every bit good every bit video, but similar the Xperia Z. While this is all fine too dandy, nosotros don’t empathize why Sony has express the video recording to but 720p. Most phones inward this toll attain tin easily care 1080p video, thus why cap it knowing the SoC tin direct maintain it? This is ane expanse which could live a brand or suspension for most buyers. The front-facing photographic idiot box camera is also a disappointment. The Xperia L withal uses a VGA sensor when the residuum of the globe has moved onto 1.3MP too above.
Sensors – Only proximity, compass too accelerometer
The Xperia L is missing a Gyroscope, but everything else is present.
Battery – 1750 mAh Li-ion battery
The battery has been bumped upwards to 1750 mAh capacity, which, given the resolution, should easily final you lot for an entire day.
The bottom line
Sony’s novel Xperia L is definitely non every bit exciting every bit its higher-end cousin, the SP. If phones similar the Canvas HD, Milky Way Grand too the XOLO X1000 didn’t exist, too thus yes, the L would make got been a really proficient option. But sadly, that’s non the case. The L certainly has amend aesthetics every bit compared to its predecessor, but it’s far from perfect. At its expected launch price, in that place are non ane but several gaping holes inward the specifications listing that stick out similar a sore thumb. The enshroud is the most disappointing part. Not solely is it non HD, it also lacks the BRAVIA treatment. The lack of total hard disk recording volition also live missed too nosotros could make got done without NFC too taken GLONASS instead. We but promise that Sony shortly drops the toll of the L similar it did amongst the SP, else it’s going to live a tough sell.