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Sony Xperia L Announced


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Posted by Vipera ammodytes


Camera and video
8 megapixel camera with auto focus
4x digital zoom
Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
Video recording (HD 720p)
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Face detection and Smile detection
HDR for both picture/film
Flash/Photo flash

Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Image capture, supported format: JPEG
Video playback supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, MKV, AVI, XVID, MOV
Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4

Pre-loaded applications
Google Chrome*
Google Play*
Google Voice Search*
Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude*

Memory
RAM: 1GB
Flash memory: Up to 8 GB**
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB

Networks
UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz (not available in all markets)
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Display and design
4.3", 854 x 480 pixels, 16,777,216 colour display
Scratch-resistant
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
On-screen 12-key keyboard

Entertainment
PlayStation Certified
Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
Video streaming
Motions gaming
3D games
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
FM Radio with RDS
xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
“WALKMAN” application
TrackID music recognition*
Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Connectivity and communication
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
Media Go
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
Screen mirroring
Xperia Link
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google Sync and SyncML
[ This Message was edited by: Vipera ammodytes on 2013-03-18 10:28 ]



Posted by goldenface
Very nice design, this looks like it might be priced similar to the XJ.

Posted by itsjustJOH
No BE? That's fine. HDR IN A BUDGET! I'M SOLD! Gotta save a lot from what I would get from my internship.

Posted by xperia_sakth
Any update on bench mark...

Posted by itsjustJOH
Yo Vipera! Include the SCHOTT glass protection, it's something new.

Posted by xperia_sakth
305 gpu better than 225

Posted by Bonovox
Nice in white and red. Successor to the XJ but this time no crappy S1 single core

Posted by xell

On 2013-03-18 11:56:58, goldenface wrote:
Very nice design, this looks like it might be priced similar to the XJ.

299 € RRP in Germany, back in September RRP for the XJ was 239 €.

Posted by Ranjith
What processor?and i think its high time even mid-end phones get HD resolution display.

Posted by cincin27
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230

HD resolution = higher price. With HD resolution there is Xperia SP
[ This Message was edited by: cincin27 on 2013-03-18 17:11 ]


Posted by Detox
Sony makes the best-designed Android phones, it's as simple as that .

Posted by king-james
L can't beat the ARC! Never!

Posted by motvikt

On 2013-03-18 14:09:20, xperia_sakth wrote:
305 gpu better than 225


Areno 305 replaces 205. The five represents tier, and in this case it means low-tier. 225 is much better than 305. It is like saying that geforce 510 is better than geforce 480 (or if you like AMD; 6540 is better than 5850)

Posted by rontysee
Xperia L vs Xperia S vs Xperia T on GL Benchmark
http://www.glbenchmark.com/co[....]Nozomi%29&D3=Sony+LT30p&cols=3

This shows that Xperia L is on par if not better than the flagship phones of 2012.

Posted by itsjustJOH

On 2013-03-19 07:26:47, rontysee wrote:
Xperia L vs Xperia S vs Xperia T on GL Benchmark
http://www.glbenchmark.com/co[....]Nozomi%29&D3=Sony+LT30p&cols=3

This shows that Xperia L is on par if not better than the flagship phones of 2012.


Just goes to show how powerful the 305 is.



Not that sharp, but looking pretty decent.
[ This Message was edited by: itsjustJOH on 2013-03-19 07:18 ]


Posted by xperia_sakth
^^ better benchmark , might be due to less resolution..

Posted by itsjustJOH

On 2013-03-19 08:22:09, xperia_sakth wrote:
^^ better benchmark , might be due to less resolution..


Might be, but at least you'll get the high-end feel because of the powerful Krait cores and the 305.

Posted by rontysee

On 2013-03-19 08:22:09, xperia_sakth wrote:
^^ better benchmark , might be due to less resolution..

On screen benchmark results are affected by resolution and in these tests, Xperia L is way ahead. But the interesting part is that in offscreen 1080p benchmarks, xperia L matches xperia T even though the CPU on T is 50% faster than L.
Therefore, it is safe to say that adreno 305 is equal to or slightly more powerful than 225.
[ This Message was edited by: rontysee on 2013-03-19 09:19 ]


Posted by itsjustJOH
Sample video taken from a Xperia L!

Looks very impressive for a low-end phone!

Posted by Bonovox
Low end?? It's more mid range not low end

Posted by itsjustJOH

On 2013-03-21 21:17:21, Sean72 wrote:
Low end?? It's more mid range not low end



It is in today's standards, or probably within the boundary of the low-end to mid-range segment.

Posted by itsjustJOH
Here's an in-depth preview of the Xperia L and SP in Russian, but there's a lot of photos so you can check out the quality of both's display.

Preview of Xperia L and SP







The red looks awesome.


[ This Message was edited by: itsjustJOH on 2013-03-22 10:43 ]


Posted by smclion102
Xperia SP and Xperia L priced in the UK; to launch end April/early May

The entry-level Xperia L has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch FWVGA display and 8MP Exmor RS camera. Handtec came in cheapest again for the Xperia L at £233.39 delivered. However, both Clove and Expansys were close behind at around £240. The Xperia L is expected to launch towards the end of April.

Posted by Bonovox
I actually like the Xperia L

Posted by smclion102

On 2013-03-22 19:44:27, Sean72 wrote:
I actually like the Xperia L


After a week/Month of use you will hate it

Posted by Bonovox



Posted by itsjustJOH

On 2013-03-22 20:04:09, smclion102 wrote:

On 2013-03-22 19:44:27, Sean72 wrote:
I actually like the Xperia L


After a week/Month of use you will hate it




Posted by itsjustJOH
Sony Xperia L hands-on by Recombu

Posted by puestadelsol
Considering the specifications of Xperia L i would consider to replace my Xperia ray with this phone. Just it's weight and size are quite large. My heaviest phones were the Ericsson T20 (128 g), SE K850 (118 g) and C901 (107 g). My largest phone I've ever had is the Xperia ray (if even it's the thinnest too). So I don't want to go above the K850's weight or at most above 120 g but that's the absolute maximum, and I would think it twice to buy such a "heavy" device. I would'nt go above the size of Xperia ray, but considering nowadays trends I would accept at most a 115-120 mm long phone. But no way longer than 120 mm. I also think that a sreen size above 3,5" max 4" is quite unconfortable to use, especially with one hand. When I watch some episodes of series on my Xperia ray I know that it would be more comfortable on 5", but on 3,3" is still enjoyable, but thinking about also using it, not just watching 4" would be more than enough.

So, yesterday a quite insane idea came of my mind. Probably Sony is not just trying to follow the big screen trend (because other manufacturers have well balanced offers in a compact size too), but they intentionally made the Xperia L such a big and heavy device. And if it's going to be more costly than the Xperia P for example (and that's quite possible) it will be expensive also. Actually Xperia L has all the functions of Xperia Z, even if in lower resolutions or with slight limitations, but in fact it offers nearly the same user experience in terms of functions, expect to be waterproof, and for the half -if not less- the price of Xperia Z. If it would be light and compact, probably many more people would choose the Xperia L, but not in this case. So I think Sony for this reason made more compact only the Xperia E, because it's specifications are low enough for people not to compare overall with other Sony smartphones. If you check Sony Ericsson's 2011 portfolio, almost all the devices had the same functions, which offered nearly the maximum user experince for that time, but customers had the option to choose a smartphone which fits their taste in term of desing and size, and thier budget.

If we look the competitors' phones the mini variants or feature-wise well-balanced models are quite common. And in this field Sony Ericsson was one of the bests with the X10 mini, Xperia mini or Xperia ray. Now only Sony is the boss, and I think they are much afraid of not to cannibalise the sales of the Xperia Z, with the best of the Sony, and because of that they designed such large and heavy their 2013 models (Xperia L and SP) for no reason. Because in a compact size with lightweight, and reasonable (?) price that would be a pro for these models compared to XZ, that many customers would take into consideration, and that could hurt the Xperia Z's sales. I can't see other reasons for Sony not to make a well equipped smartphone in a compact size, because the L and SP are heavy and large.

In a 115 mm, 115 g size the Xperia L would probably replace my Xperia ray, but not with it's current size.

Posted by adriatic
Camera samples anywhere?

Posted by cincin27
There is some sample photos and video HDR:

Link
[ This Message was edited by: cincin27 on 2013-03-28 14:11 ]


Posted by itsjustJOH
Sony Xperia L Smartphone Hands On and Comparison

The phone seems fast, albeit some pre-production software bugs. The display looks nice, too! Watch it in HD!

Posted by Bonovox
Nice handset

Posted by itsjustJOH
Sony Xperia L Hands On by Clove UK

It has Superior Auto mode!

Posted by cincin27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0Sn_IM6YM

Posted by itsjustJOH
Hey cincin, you got a Xperia L?

Posted by itsjustJOH
Camera samples from Gadgets Portal

Video Sample

Video Sample with HDR

Shame, the Xperia L is still crippled by Sony's too heavy image post-processing. Video looks nice, well, average. Guess I have to wait for the GS4 mini, if it competes at the same price range.

Posted by Bonovox
This phone is nice in white. Might be less than £200 on pay as you go as sim free is £259 on Sony store. That reviewer on Clove he has the most boring voice for reviewing i ever heard. How he explains that he is putting the battery cover back on WOW

Posted by cincin27

On 2013-05-16 09:15:19, itsjustJOH wrote:
Hey cincin, you got a Xperia L?


Not yet, but it's a matter of time

Posted by itsjustJOH
Stupid PhoneArena scored the Xperia L a 6.5

Sony Xperia L Review

Posted by itsjustJOH
GSM Arena Review

Shots looked sharp, with enough detail. But there's a lot of noise in the photo, even with strong light. As if the complete opposite of Xperia Z's heavy post processing, the Xperia L might need some extra "smarter" post processing to eliminate the noise but should maintain the details. HDR stills looked awesome. Video is bad, it was smooth but looked like VGA. Even more obvious of the VGA quality with the HDR video.
[ This Message was edited by: itsjustJOH on 2013-06-04 17:27 ]


Posted by Bonovox
Sony have needed to change their post processing for a long time. Lets hope they do what they promise and bring in BIONZ in future models

Posted by cableguy
Had a play around with the L in work today, its a nice phone, feels good in the hand, think i might get one for the camera.

Posted by Bonovox
I wonder if the front VGA camera is any better than the Xperia P one?? The front cam on Xperia P is awful,it might as well not have been there. Compared to the decent clear VGA front cam on Lumia 620

Posted by cableguy
I should be getting one next week so I could compare the front camera of the P and the L.
I never use the front camera so I dont mind the quality of them

Posted by mr tripe
I have an Xperia L... the front camera is too bad... looks like black and white loool i don't see any colour in images...

Posted by jameshopes
Looking awesome!! How much does it cost in Canada?

Posted by mr tripe
I can say that overall the xperia L is amazing... the best buy ever for me...

Posted by cableguy
Yeah, im very happy with the L, excepet the stupid memory card I bought off ebay doesnt work so I cant put all my music and photos on it.
I think its nice move for me from the Xperia P

Posted by cableguy
ok, two big faults for me, currently usb-otg doesnt work on the phone, i.e. I cannot mount a usb flash drive connected to the phone.
and more importantly, it DOESNT support class 10 microsd cards!! so be careful.

Hopefully these are just bugs as the firmware is only out and are not restrictions put on the phone


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