Sony’s Xperia L, an entry-level device, is now available for pre-order in the United States through the official Sony Store for $349.99.
The Xperia L comes in a few different colors: white, black, and red. The device is up for pre-order today, and buyers should begin seeing it on their doorstep come May 23.
This particular handset certainly isn’t a bad entry-level player either. It sports a 4.3-inch 480 x 854 FWVGA SCHOTT display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, an Adreno 305 graphics chip, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 8-megapixel rear-facing Exmor RS camera, all running off of a nice 1750mAh battery. It also has a microSD slot allowing for 32GB of expandable storage.
While the Xperia L certainly doesn’t look like a bad entry-level device, we can’t help but notice that you can get more bang for your buck with the Nexus 4 at the same price. Which one is better to get? Ultimately, it is the preference of the buyer, but while the Nexus 4 has a lot to offer in terms of hardware and software, the Xperia L has some great design (i.e. the illuminated bar and sleek body) points that you really won’t find on many smartphones.
Which smartphone would you rather get for $350? The Xperia L or the Nexus 4? Let us know in the comments!