Sony Xperia L available to buy in the UK later than expected

May 13, 2013
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    Sony Xperia L

    The Sony Xperia L is now available in the UK from retailer Clove, with shipping set to start in a couple of days.

    Clove has the device listed on its website, both in black and white SIM-free versions, at a price of £228.00 including VAT (or £190.00 not including it). Deliveries are set to start on May 15, which is when the retailer says that the first stock is expected.

    If you prefer to get it from Amazon.co.uk, you should know that you’ll pay £249.99 for it and you can only pre-order it at the moment, with the listed release date being May 30.

    You may remember that the device, which was officially announced in March, had been pr0mised to UK customers by Carphone Warehouse in April. But for some reason, it doesn’t show up on the retailer’s website right now.

    While the Sony Xperia L may not be a top smartphone, it still offers some interesting features for its price. It has a 4.3-inch FWVGA display and a 1GHz dual-core CPU, coupled with 1GB of RAM memory and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Internal memory is 8GB, but it’s expandable using the microSD slot. Probably the best thing about it, the device has an 8-megapixel camera with HDR mode and a dedicated button for it.

    You can check out an introduction video for it below:

    Does the Sony Xperia L tempt you, UK readers?

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    Comments

    • lil bit

      Unfortunately the battery is not good enough, according to those who already bought it in India. It is user replaceable but lets be honest, swapping batteries is not desirable,its too much trouble to charge both batteries again. Investing in an extra battery and desk charger brings the price somewhat close to Xperia SP, which already has a decent battery. Disappointed about this, a 2100mah fixed battery would have been so much better.

      • Yudi Hilmawan

        are you sure about that i’m sure that person is one big liar or he using yhe pre production unit
        Xperia L have the same battery like Xperia V Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

        if sony Xperia V with 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density) and Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Adreno 225 can have survive up to 30 hour in normal use

        Xperia L will be more power efficient because it only have 480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density) and Dual-core 1 GHz Adreno 305

        • lil bit

          Please, Xperia V has terrible battery life, really terrible, it does not last one day for average users. Sure the L is much better but not good. If it can take 6 hours video playback or web browsing then maybe its good enough, but its not impressive.

        • Lil bit

          I think you got that number, 30 hours, from gsmas review of Xperia v. Let’s break it down. Its 1 hour per day of call, browsing and video. Call is done with display off, uses less battery than browsing and video.

          30 hours is 1.25 days, so there is 1h15m each of browsing and video playback, giving us a screentime of 2h30m in a 30 hour period. What do you call that? The word you are looking for is pathetic, worse than Nexus 4, which is already very bad in battery.

          I am sure Xperia L will do better than Nexus 4 but so far I think the word “good” will not be needed to describe the battery of this phone.

          • Yudi Hilmawan

            Xperia V have bad battery life because it have 4G

            just compare it with xperia T the diffeerent is only about 100mAh not big different but Xperia T have bigger screen, more ppi pixel density to push, with bravia engine on will consume more battery, same krait CPU but higher clock speed 1.5 GHz even with those specs Xperia T still can survive for about 5.33 hours of contuniues (nonstop) web browsing and about 6 hours of continues ( nontsop) video playback

            from that point of view i’m sure Xperia L can easly survive more than 6 hours of continues web browsing or video playback
            because

            lower resolution and ppi pixel density
            lower clock speed
            no bravia engine software

          • Yudi Hilmawan

            and one more thing both Xperia V and Xperia T battery life test runs on ICS
            New Jelly bean Sony skin ui is more simple (almost like stock android) so less background apps that will drain the battery

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