Sony Xperia L in the Test

The arch shape makes it to the catcher, the equipment for the good middle-class device. After the test, it is clear that the Sony Xperia L has not much competition.

  1. Sony Xperia L in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

If the “L” for “long” is? The Android-4.1 model effect due to slim Cabinet, whose Rückseite is elegantly waisted pretty stretched, the dimensions match but the Smartphones with 4.3-inch display standard.

Right on the case and by thumb easily accessible Sony has the distinctive power button installed, the hallmark of the current Xperia series. Overall, the L stands out visually pleasant from the mass of the touch screen phones.

Thanks to the soft-touch surface of the Akkudeckels, which according to firmly and securely free sits and wraps something also on the edge of the housing, the L well and safely in hand, the high quality feel of the plastic is situates cell phone but clearly middle-class.

Also the views of the display shows: the resolution is OK with 480 x 854 pixels though, lets take a closer look but see fine pixel structure.

Good facilities without finesse

The Xperia can not really offer true luxury L, but sufficient equipment for Smartphone everyday. So it goes on the road via HSPA + network, the Internet Turbo LTE is missing.

Less than 5 GB free memory can be expanded via micro-SD cards, who want to install many apps or especially elaborate games, could but quickly reach physical limits, because applications for Android 4 no longer easily on the memory card can be move.

The Xperia shows L well equipped in terms of multimedia, Sony can be of course no slouch in his discipline of parade and bought their own player for music, videos and software support to connect the Smartphone to your TV. The own wide is unlimited course included the link to music, as well an FM radio, which uses the supplied headset as an antenna.

No Streaker, but persistent

Overall, Sony bought a round package, for example, with a reader for Office documents. Unlike many another newcomer, the Xperia acts as L still not overloaded. The test version usual for Sony in the upper regions of the price the onboard Navigator Wiseman pilot is missing here.

The solid 8-megapixel camera comes with HDR function, a strong LED and an auto-focus, which can be controlled via the two-stage shutter button. This makes the camera up and running quickly and provides for convenient handling.

The results are respectable in good light, with the top League the Xperia can’t keep up but also here L. The operation works incidentally afloat, even if the L is not a real car. The software seems good to be tuned to the hardware and the Xperia interface that puts Sony on Android is open.

Conclusion: Mission accomplished!

The Xperia L can score with its striking design and good multimedia features. To join a terrific battery life on high level, as well as rock-solid radio properties. Chapeau: Mission accomplished. And with the estimated 279 euro Sony found a price range that is not so densely occupied in the form at the moment as you perhaps might suspect.

And in trading, the actual price is including again 40 euro. Anyone looking for a new phone for under 250 euros, should take the Xperia L definitely shortlisted. Who wants a better equipment, should look at the Xperia SP.