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Sony Xperia L3 Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Team TC

The Sony Xperia L3 is Sony’s newest budget smartphone with a sizeable battery, bigger screen size and lots more. The Sony Xperia L3 is the least talked-about smartphone from the list of devices released by the company at the MWC 2019. This is mainly because the smartphone is for users who are on a strict budget. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a good smartphone. Let’s take a look at its specs and features.

Sony Xperia L3 Design

The Xperia L3 doesn’t come in the classy metallic or glass design. With Sony trying to make the phone affordable, it features a soft-touch plastic back and frame. You’ll get to choose from Black, Gold or Silver body colours. The pink and gold colours are available for the Xperia 10 and 10 plus respectively.

The Xperia L3 measure 154 x 72 x 8.9 mm and weighs 156 grams. For whatever reason we possibly don’t know about, Sony can’t catch a break with thick smartphones. An 8.9 mm thickness is simply too thick even for a budget ass phone like this.

Sony Xperia L3

Dimensions: 154 x 72 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 156 grams
Build: Gorilla Glass 5 front with plastic unibody (metallic finish)
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black, Gold, Silver
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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Sony Xperia L3 Display

The Xperia L3 sports a 5.7 inches IPS LCD panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The display resolution of 720 x 1570 pixels is probably too low for such screen size. And it comes with 303 pixels per inch density. Colour looks patchy with pixels easily spot on. The major win for the display of the Xperia L3 is the Corning gorilla glass 5 protection. Seriously that’s a steal for a phone at this price range.

Sony Xperia L3

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5.7 inches (75.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (282 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

Dual camera system sits at the back of the Xperia L3. We have a 13 MP wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture + a 2 MP which acts as the depth sensor. Over at the front is the same selfie camera featured on Xperia 10 & 10 Plus; an 8 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture. I guess having the same selfie cam with its expensive siblings should be a win for the Xperia L3.

Sony Xperia L3

Main Camera
Dual: 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.12µm, PDAF + 2 MP, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
Features: –
Video: 1080p@30fps

Hardware

Powering the Xperia L3 is MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The Helio P22 chip packs an Octa-core (Cortex-A53) processor which clocks at 2.0 GHz. It also comes with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

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Chipset: Mediatek Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
Memory: 3GB/32GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Software

The software is a let down on the Xperia L3 as it runs the old Android 8.0 Oreo. Most 2019 smartphones run on Android 9.0 Pie. No idea why Sony has decided to go with the Oreo OS.

OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
User Interface: –
Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

The Sony Xperia L3 packs a non-removable Li-ion 3300 mAh battery. And it supports fast battery charging.

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging
– USB Power Delivery

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC: Yes
Radio: FM radio
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sony Xperia L3 Price

3GB/32GB: $225

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