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Sony Xperia L




Sony Xperia L Overview

If you like the idea of having a lightweight smartphone which is also able to take amazing photos then the Sony Xperia L is the handset to buy. It benefits from having a great 8 Megapixel camera which features Sony's unparallelled Exmor RS for mobile sensor and benefits from HDR (High Dynamic Range) optimisation technology. Xperia L is also slim and compact, fitting comfortably in your hand with the elegant and modern Sony design and structure familiar to the newest Xperia range.

The 4.3” display provides a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and ensures that photos and movies appear pin sharp. This high quality screen ensures that images are bright and crisp, whilst making movies and multimedia come alive thanks to the wide colour depth provided by Sony's long experience in the television industry. Additionally, the touch screen is coated in a scratch resistant material, protecting it from the wear and tear of daily use.

Sony has included the Exmor RS for mobile sensor in the 8 megapixel camera, technology on the same level as their leading dedicated digital cameras. This is an evolution of Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor - adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, Sony has created a smartphone that snaps highly detailed shots with low noise, even in challenging lighting conditions. All of this allows you to reproduce objects in more vivid colours than ever before on a Sony smartphone and capture night images and faces in stunning clarity. Best of all you never miss a moment as you can use the dedicated camera key to almost instantly take photos. Impressively, the Sony Xperia L can exit sleep and take photos in under a second.

The camera also benefits from the inclusion of HDR (High Dynamic Range), an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight; capturing the same image at multiple exposure levels and layering them into one optimised photo.

It isn’t all just about taking great photos or movies though as you also want to be able to view them and share them with your friends. NFC technology unlocks one touch sharing between other NFC compatible Xperia devices so you can share photos, movies and other files by just by touching the handsets together. You can also view photos on your compatible Sony BRAVIA TV by simply touching your smartphone to the remote control to activate screen mirroring. The Sony SRS-BTV5 wireless speaker lets you share music with everyone, a fantastic accessory that utilises NFC to create a connection with your Sony Xpera L by simply touching them together.

The illumination LED is discreetly included within the design of the Sony Xperia L. Notifying you of everything from incoming calls and text messages to Facebook notifications and, when listening to music, the illumination will pulse to the beat, becoming more intense as you crank up the volume.

Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your phone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. Battery STAMINA mode saves you wasted battery drain by recognising when your display is off and turning off functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you wake up your phone, everything is up and running again.

Reasons to buy Sony Xperia L

  • Android operating system
  • 4.3" touchscreen display
  • Scratch resistant glass
  • 8 megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor
  • HDR photo & video
  • 720p HD video recording @30fps
  • Weights just 137g
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • NFC
  • PlayStation certified

What's in the box of Sony Xperia L

  • Sony Xperia L
  • BA900 Battery
  • 3 Pin UK mains adapter
  • USB cable
  • Screen protector
  • Documentation


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1Ghz Dual Core
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8230
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)32GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity8GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.3
  • TypeTFT
  • Resolution 854 x 480
  • Other16 millions colours, scratch-resistant, capacitive touchscreen, with on-screen QWERTY keyboard, On-screen 12-key keyboard
  • Frequencies850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900, 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsA2DP
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashLED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherExmor RS, 4x digital zoom with autofocus, 720p HD video recording @30fps, sweep panorama, video stabalisation, face detection, smile detection, HDR for picture & film
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeVGA
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Recording3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Formats3GPP, MP4, MKV, AVI, XVID, MOV
  • Recording3GPP, MP4
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity1750mAh
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 8 hours 30 minutes
  • 3GUp to 9 hours
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 498 hours
  • 3GUp to 454 hours
Dimensions128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm / 5 x 2 x 0.37 inches
Weight 137g / 4.83oz
SoftwareGoogle Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and lattitude
OtherPlayStation certified, FM Radio, xLoud Experience, TrackID music recognition, Clear bass, clear stereo and Clear Phase, Native USB tethering, screen mirroring, WiFi Hotspot functionality
Warranty24 months


Sony_Xperia_L_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_L_User_Guide.pdf (2544KB)



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Sony Xperia L. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

It has a Standard SIM card slot

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


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  • Chris Sleightholme 11/7/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Had an Xperia L for several weeks now.
    Excellent phone.
    The shape makes holding it so easy.
    It is just the right size, battery life is OK, speed is fine, can't really complain.
  • Valerie 12/11/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Great phone, affordable price. I would recommend it to everyone.

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