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Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104
alaScore 88

1487 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1487 reviews of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and camera are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. The reception and reliability get negative comments.

usability, performance, price, camera, screen

reliability, reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia L SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android) (discontinued by manufacturer)Sony Xperia L SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android) (discontinued by manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia L / Sony Xperia L C2105 / Sony Xperia L C2104 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and camera. The performance and size also get good feedback.

size, performance, camera, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia L C2105 Black (Factory Unlocked) 4.3 , 8 Mp, 1 GHZ Dual Core , 8gbSony Xperia L C2105 Black (Factory Unlocked) 4.3 , 8 Mp, 1 GHZ Dual Core , 8gb

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia L review

 

Is Sony's baby Xperia one L of a good phone, or one L of a letdown?

Decent battery ; Bright screen ; Fantastic camera ; Shutter button

Fiddly keyboard ; Outdated design ; Poor front camera ; Average performance

Ratings in depth The days of Sony Ericsson are long gone, with Sony pushing its own smartphone brand to the fore, aided by the excellent Xperia Z. In a smartphone market that is becoming ever more populated, the Sony Xperia L sits towards the bottom,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia L review

 

The Sony Xperia L is an affordable Android handset with a high-end camera

Impressive camera for price ; Expensive-looking design ; STAMINA battery mode

Sharp bezel ; Unresponsive touchscreen ; No Bravia Engine display tech

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia L pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

In addition to the new mid-range Xperia SP, Sony's also updated its entry-level model with the introduction of the Xperia L, and Pocket-lint was on hand

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia L

 

It costs about the same as a Nexus 4, but is it better?

Bright 4.3-inch display, Intuative interface, Responsive interface

Dire camera shutter speed, Unreliable Wi-Fi connections, Poor plastic build

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia L review

 

Surprisingly good value with superb low-light camera performance - an excellent Budget Buy handset

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia L Review: In Depth

 

Not everyone is looking for a 4G connected handset just yet and as such, Sony is still more than happy to instil its premium smartphone experience into a more conventional piece of hardware. Meet the Sony…

Premium UI ; Promising camera ; Ergonomic design

Underwhelming battery ; Low internal storage ; Expensive

Jun, 2013

PCPRO Recommended

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia L

 

The Sony Xperia L originally launched as a mid-range handset, but heavy discounts since mean it's now more of a rival for the popular Motorola Moto G.

A great budget smartphone with decent performance, a top-quality display and a surprisingly competent camera

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia L

 

Sony aims for a lower market segment with the Xperia L - the most affordable smartphone in its lineup. Is the cost savings of the L worth the reduced feature list?

Most affordable handset in Xperia line-up; compact design that fits nicely in hand; expandable memory; and good screen, despite being non-HD.

Not the snappiest CPU on the budget smartphone block; disappointing 8 MP camera; no glare protection when using display in direct sunlight; not the greatest battery life; and does not run the latest version of Android.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Xperia L review

 

The Xperia Z is the jewel in the Sony smartphone crown at themoment, but there are some interesting things happening furtherdown the scale, like the Xperia L, which combines style andcapability for around half the price.

Interesting design, decent screen, good battery life, reasonableprice

Processor could be better, not latest version of Android, no4G

The Sony Xperia L is far from the cutting edge of smartphonedevelopment, but it's a good looking, solidly built low to midrangedevice with a decent screen and a pretty good camera. The processoris a little lacking, and it's a shame it's not running the...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Sony Xperia L Review

 

The Sony Xperia L is the most affordable of the new generation of

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:1700 / 1750
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 43.12 / 43.2 / 43.25
Continuous video playback time:12 / 7.30 / 7.5
Standby time (2G):498
Standby time (3G):454
Talk time (2G):8.3 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):8 / 9 / 9.1 / 9.6

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Red / Red / White
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Black

Display

Display diagonal:10.9 / 109.2 / 23.9
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, LPCM, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, AVCHD, M2TS, VC-1 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, OPP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

EDGE: Yes
Flash memory:8
GPRS: Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 305
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3
Processor Model:MSM 8230 / TEGRA 3

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4000 / 8000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal Memory:1
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 17.4 / 9.7
Height :12.9 / 128.7 / 8.8 / 9.7
Weight:137 / 570
Width:24 / 6.5 / 65