Sony's Xperia L is a tiny little smartphone that looks great and h as a great camera. It may fall a little short in some areas, but this aging phone did take the spotlight during its release period. Read more below!Read more
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The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1 GHz|
|Processor model||MSM 8230|
|Display diagonal||10.9 cm (4.3")|
|Display resolution||854 x 480 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|2G standards||EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||microSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.1|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Video recording modes||720p|
|Battery capacity||1700 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||9.6 h|
|Standby time (3G)||454 h|
|Talk time (2G)||8.3 h|
|Standby time (2G)||498 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||43.12 h|
|Continuous video playback time||7.30 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||3GPP,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV|
|Video formats supported||3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Video compression formats||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
When the Xperia L was launched, Sony placed a lot of emphasis on its camera's capabilities and image quality. That is to no surprise as the Xperia L uses Sony's very own Exmor RS camera module – the same camera module that is found in leading Sony cameras.
The adapted Exmor RS camera module has all of the great bells and whistles such as color noise reduction. That allows the Xperia L to work incredibly well in very challenging lighting conditions. In those situations where the backlighting of your subject is incredibly bright, the HDR mode does a ton of difference to highlight the subject. It even had a dedicated camera key to instantly launch the smartphone's camera, even from lock. For a smartphone that launched in 2013, the Xperia L delivers rather acceptable camera results in challenging lighting.
What makes the Xperia L a one of a kind smartphone in today's time and age is its compact size. Its 4.3-inch display today is considered incredibly tiny, but during its release it was more than enough. Its small size means that it fits into pockets easily, and its slim form does not raise any unsightly bumps in the pants. Its curved back also makes it a pleasure to hold in the hand as well.
But like a lot of things, it’s the little details that make the Xperia L stand out. Take a look down its side and you will notice the elegantly designed aluminium power button that sits on the side, within reach of your thumb or finger no matter how you hold the smartphone. Turning the phone around and you'll see a metal ring highlighting the powerful camera of the Xperia L. At the chin of the smartphone sits a little light bar that lights up whenever you have notification.
Xperia smartphones have always been known for their amazing battery life, and the Xperia L is no different. It has a long lasting battery life that can be even further lengthened using the Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off functions that are unnecessary and are not used, such as turning off your display quicker, and turning off your Wi-Fi and location services when your phone is put to sleep.