Design and Specifications
Sony Xperia L runs on 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and Adreno 305 GPU. It has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB using the microSD card slot present on the device. It also has accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.
The device has a 4.3-inch TFT capacitive screen with 540 x 960 pixels resolution that gives an effective pixel density of about 228 PPI. It is multi touch up to four fingers. It lacks Sony’s Bravia engine and Gorilla Glass screen protection.
In terms of design, Sony has repeated the design that is common in the Xperia series. The Sony Xperia L is an elegant looking device has a steel frame around it that looks seamless. The Xperia L has a curved back which makes it easier to hold. It comes in white, black and red. It weighs 137 grams and measures 9.7 mm around its waist.
Sony Xperia L is equipped with an 8 MP primary rear facing camera which has autofocus, image stabilization and LED flash. The resolution of the pictures will be around 3264x2448 pixels and the camera can record 720p videos. Just like its high-end cousins, the Xperia L comes with HDR video calling features that uses phone’s VGA secondary camera. Sony Xperia L is as good as its predecessors when it comes to listening to music with its Walkman music player. There are many other applications such as Sony Music, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and Sony LIV.
As far as the multimedia formats are concerned, the device can play MP3, MP4, WMP and DivX files.
Sony Xperia L runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) which is upgradable up to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), which has Xperia UI on top of it. The phone has the common messaging features such as SMS, MMS, IM and push mail. The phone has all the common android apps and software features Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search and Google Maps.
The phablet houses a 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery. The Xperia L has connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band), Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA. The device has the latest version of Bluetooth which is v4.0 that is both faster, and power efficient compared to previous version. The microUSB v2.0 port of the device can be used for PC connectivity and charging.