Xperia L - £120
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia L
The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. Its stand out feature is its 8MP camera, which is excellent for a phone in this price range.
This phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 228PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia L has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 40 out of 100.
The Xperia L has an estimated battery life of around 9 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1750mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia L comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia L has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Sony Xperia L has an FM radio and a Walkman MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia L is an excellent phone for the money and the inclusion of NFC and an 8MP camera affords it an advantage over many of its competitors.