Sony just recently released a new smartphone that looks excellent and won’t tear a hole in your pocket. The Sony Xperia L1 cost just $199 and can be ordered from Amazon. It’s not the cheapest phone available at the given price, but it certainly looks better than some of its other competition.
Build Quality and Design:
The Sony Xperia L1 build quality can be expected to be as good as the other phones by Sony. Sony has always been known for well made and sturdy handsets, and we sure hope that this smartphone is no exception. The dimensions of the smartphone are 5.94 x 2.91 x 0.34 inches, and it weighs about 180 grams. The fingerprint sensor is not available on this smartphone. The camera is placed in the top left corner on the back and the Xperia logo at the center.
The volume rocker and power buttons are placed on the right edge of the phone. The Sony Xperia L1 has a rectangular body but has a smooth finish on the sides. This makes the phone look unique and cool and is also comfortable to hold in hands. The smartphone is currently available in 3 color variants Black, White and Pink. The minimalistic design blends right with the colors and makes the phone stand out from the rest.
The Sony Xperia L1 features a 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phone only supports 4 points multi-touch. It houses MediaTek MT6737T chipset and Quad-core 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. For gaming and 3d processing, the phone uses Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The phone comes buckled with 2 GB of RAM for multitasking and 16 GB internal storage. However, you can also use external Micro SD card up to 256 GB.
For your selfies and photographic needs, the phone uses a 5 MP front camera and a 13 MP rear camera. The primary camera comes with f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash while the secondary with f/2.2 and 24mm wide-angle lens. Both front and rear cameras are capable of recording 1080p videos. All of this is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2620 mAh battery which is quite less when compared to the recent phones, but it will easily last a day with moderate use. It comes with Android Nougat out of the box
The Sony Xperia L1 is a good-looking phone with a decent price tag. It will work great as a daily driver but don’t expect many extensive uses like hardcore gaming; the battery is also quite small. One more thing to be noted is that the phone comes fully unlocked so you can use this phone anywhere in the world without changing your SIM.If you want a good looking phone for casual use along with Sony branding, then you can surely go for this one.
Kuldeep Gautam loves to play video games and keep updated with the latest trends in technology. Other than that loves riding motorcycle, avid traveler and highly passionate about long trips. Click the author name for more articles from him.