Quite recently Sony took the wraps off of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. However, surprisingly enough, the power-beast isn’t the only new offering the manufacturer prepared for us. Announced yesterday, the Xperia L1 is the second handset released this month by Sony. The phablet provides its users with a massive eye-catching screen, slim design and tempting pricing.
Sony expanded its Xperia family by another smartphone. The Sony Xperia L1 combines a big screen and sleek design with a surprisingly low price tag.
Design and Display
To begin with the external appearance, the Xperia L1 speaks Sony’s traditional design language. However, even though the handset features a very rectangular shape, its edges are rounded so that to make the device fit more comfortable in the user’s hand. As for bezels although the bottom and upper bezels are quote big, those encircling the screen’s sides are really slim. This solution gives the screen panel a greater edge-to-edge look. Moving on to the Xperia L1’s biggest selling point, the eye-catching 5.5-inch display sports only 720p screen resolution, which is a bit disappointing when we consider the phone’s size-factor. Even though its users should still manage to squeeze a decent viewing experience out of it.
Camera and Battery
In the optics department, the device offers a combination of a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front selfie snapper sporting wide-angle sensor. Standard for the mid-range devices, such camera parameters should deliver pretty bright photos. Kept alive by a 2,620 mAh battery the Xperia L1 supports Qnovo adaptive charging. Known from previous Sony-made smartphones the technology doesn’t only charge the phone quickly, but also does it intelligently so that to adjust charging currents to the condition of the cell to help maintain its health and protect it from wearing out too fast. In addition, due to USB Type-C you can connect the charging cord either way around.
Computing Parameters and OS
When it comes to the computing parameters, here also the Xperia L1 sports rather mid-range or even low-end specs, as it comes powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 2GB RAM. Regardless the specs on paper, the handset should deliver smooth performance of Android Nougat it runs on out of box. Storage is represented by pretty basic 16GB, but thanks to a microSD card slot you can add another 256GB to make sure that there will be always enough space for your apps and files. In terms of connectivity, the Xperia L1 packs all modern connectivity options including 4G LTE and NFC.
The thing that makes the phone stand out from the mid-range smartphone crowd are its software features. Xperia Actions for one monitors its user’s behavior and adapts the handset’s settings and functionality to the user’s environment. For instance, it may lower the display brightness or even switch the device into “Do not disturb” mode when you’re are asleep. Meanwhile the Smart Cleaner function works in the background to automatically get rid of cached data to improve the device’s performance.
Availability and pricing
Accessible in three color options: pink, white and black the Sony Xperia L1 is scheduled to have an international market debut sometime in late April. The phablet will be available in North America, Latin America, UK and several other European markets, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As for pricing Sony confirmed today that they will sold the device at something around $210.