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Sony Xperia L2 review

Last Updated on 2018-01-09 17:26:19 Published on Jan 23,2018 By: Liam Hems Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Sony is presenting a new smartphone, The Xperia L2. It is the successor version of Sony Xperia L1. Both Xperia smartphones have 5.5 inches 16:9 display, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, Mediatek MT6737 SoC, Quad core processor, Mali-T720 GPU, and 13MP Primary Camera.

Differences: Sony Xperia L1 got Android 7.0 OS, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 5MP Selfie Camera, and 2620mAh battery. On the other side, Sony Xperia L2 packs in Android 7.1.1 OS, 3GB RAM, 32GB Memory, 8MP Selfie Camera, and 3300mAh battery. Sony Xperia L2 has fingerprint sensor, too.

 

Advantages

1 – More RAM and ROM

2 – Long Lasting Battery

3 – Fingerprint Security

4 – NFC and USB Type C

 

Disadvantages

1 – Old fashioned 16:9 display

2 – Android 7.1.1 instead 8.0 (Oreo)

3 – Missing Panorama mode in Camera app

4 – Lower Mediatek Chipset, MT6737

Design

Sony Xperia L2 is crafted with plastic frame. It has 150 mm height, 78 mm breadth and 9.8 mm thickness. It is weighing in at 178 grams. The device has 5.5 inches screen of 18:9 aspect ratio. Look wise it belongs to its precursors. There is a selfie camera sensor and a notification LED at some distant. Home button and other keys on screen are exchanged with sensors. Dual SIM tray is placed on left side of device. Power button and sound volume keys are available on the right side. Bottom side is equipped with microUSB port and 3.5 mm jack but no speaker grille is there. Primary Camera and Fingerprint sensor are mounted on the back side of smartphone.

 

Display

Sony Xperia L2 holds a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio 16:9 like other usual smartphones. It has 720 x 1280 pixels resolution which makes it easier to see brighter pictures and videos. You can play animated games on eminent screen as well. The Xperia L2 gives 450 nits maximum brightness while its auto mode provides higher 530 nits maximum brightness which mean you can enjoy perfect sharp scenes even in the presence of bright sunlight. Its black and white contrast is also superb. It supports more than 16 million colors to provide richer color media experience.

Software

Sony Xperia L2 is running on Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) which is the enhanced version of Android 7.0 (Nougat). If we make a comparison of Xperia L1 and Xperia L2 then we have come to know that later one (L2) is better. But if we look at the latest trend then it seems that OS wise the Xperia L2 is behind because of latest Android 8.0 (Oreo).

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Android 7.1.1 OS enables More Ways to Communicate, Switch between Two Apps, Send GIFs Directly from Keyboard, Custom Quick Setting, Bundled notifications, and Data Saver. It allows you to launch actions by simply a long press on the app icon.

Chipset and CPU

Sony Xperia L2 is powered by Mediatek MT6737 which is a low-cost chipset and doesn’t support several latest applications. Moreover, it is running on slow speed Quad core Processor which has 1.5GHz clock rate. It is boosted with 3GB RAM which makes device enough capable to run apps smoothly. For the graphical calculation, Mali-T720 GPU is available there. The graphics performance is better as compared to its chipset performance. Sony Xperia L2 has 32GB on board storage which is sufficient to save your records but if you feel for further memory then you can make a use of microSD slot to upgrade storage.

 

Camera

Sony Xperia L2 comes with 13MP rear camera which is coupled with a LED flashlight to capture more light at the moment of shooting. It can record amazing full HD videos. Photography performance is also very well but panorama mode is absent in Camera features.

Sony Xperia L2 has 8MP front camera which has f/2.2 aperture. It is quite good for beautiful selfies and video calls. The Display brightness is enough to shoot splendid moments.

Connectivity

Sony Xperia L2 is supported with GSM/HSPA/LTE network technology. Lets you play streams, get fast downloads, and enjoy social media websites on 3G as well as faster 4G LTE internet. It provides 150Mbps download and 50Mbps upload speed. There are Dual SIM slots to give advantages of two different cellular networks at a time therefore you can connect with your family and friends, anywhere. Other connectivity options are NFC, USB Type C, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Fingerprint sensor is present on rear for biometric security.

Battery

Sony Xperia L2 is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery which keeps device up for a full working day. It provides up to 240 hours stand by time, up to 10 hours talk time, up to 22 hours music play time, up to 12 hours video playback time, and up to 8 hours web browsing time. The handset is not supported with fast charging so it will take a bit long to recharge battery.

 

Last Lines

Sony Xperia L2 is a latest smartphone and fair for common usage but you also have some better choices such as Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra but you must be paid some more money for that.

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