Sony's ticking along nicely and it's almost hard to believe this is only its second season on its own. Having finally made their presence felt in the premium end, the Japanese are showing enviable focus and determination in bringing the middle ranks up to date. The good thing is they have a solid foundation to build on and the Sony Xperia L looks ready to take advantage. Body and Display:
The dimensions of the phone are 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm. It weighs about 137 grams. The phone has a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. Capacitive touch screens work by recognizing the electrical properties of the human body instead of pressure. But capacitive touch screens are more sensitive than resistive touch screens.
The screen size is 4.3 inches with approximately 228 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 480 x 854 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by Scratch Resistant Glass.
It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface. The constant tracking of the multiple points allows the mobile phone interface to recognize gestures, which enable advanced functionality such as pinch-to-zoom. Memory:
The phone has a microSD card slot. The external memory can be extended up to 32GB. The internal memory of the phone is also good. It comes with 8GB internal memory. The phone has a Random Access Memory of 1GB. Connectivity:
Sony Xperia L utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. Wi-Fi is also available. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is also available. Camera:
This phone has a 8 megapixel primary camera. The resolution of the camera is 3264 x 2448 pixels. The features of the camera include autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama etc. There is a 0.3 MP secondary camera on the front to make video calls.Features: OS:
OS is an infrastructure operating component of a smartphone. It is the vital component of a smartphone as it controls all the basic operations of a smartphone. This phone comes with Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).CPU, Chipset and GPU:
This phone uses a Dual Core CPU. The CPU is clocked at 1GHz. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. The phone comes with Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon Chipset. The GPU of the phone is Adreno 305.Sensors, Radio, GPS and Java:
The phone has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, gyro etc. GPS is also available with A-GPS Support. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The phone has Stereo FM radio with RDS. Java is available with Java MIDP emulator. Key Features:
The model is available in three colours - White, Red and Black. It supports microSIM card. The key features of the phone include SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, Document viewer, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input etc.Battery:
The phone is powered by standard Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery. The talk-time is up to 8 hours 30 minutes in 2G and up to 9 hours in 3G networks. Market Status:
This phone was announced on March, 2013. It was released on May, 2013.