Sony Xperia L2 review

The Sony Xperia L2 is the follow up to the affordable Xperia L1. In my Sony Xperia L2 review I take a look at what has been improved on this latest Sony offering.

 

Sony Xperia L2 design

 

 

 

The Sony Xperia L2 has a 5.5-inch display with HD resolution. This translates to 720 x 1280 pixels at 267 pixels per inch, this was great for browsing or watching HD video clips.

 

The design follows the same format as other Sony phones, a square looking device that is distinguishable among the usual smartphone shape. The display is protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass and the phone will come in three colours; Black, Pink and Gold. The phone feels good in the hand, it’s not the thinnest at 9.8mm but it doesn’t feel too chunky.

 

Sony Xperia L2 Features

 

 

The Sony Xperia L2 has a MediaTek 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM. The Xperia L1 had 2GB RAM and the step up is great when it comes to running apps and having multiple things running.

 

Another improvement, when compared to the older model, is the fingerprint sensor, which is located on the back.

 

Smart Lock will keep the phone unlocked under certain situations, such as when you are holding it or it’s connected to a Bluetooth device speaker.

 

 

The Sony Xperia L2 has 32GB of internal memory and it can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB

 

The Sony Xperia L2 runs Google’s Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. There are lots of handy features on this OS, including Split screen and one-handed mode that shrinks the display.

 

 

Sony has added a few features of their own to the mix, these really enhance the phone. You get apps such as Movie Creator and AR effect and the Music app is packed with ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, an equaliser and a surround sound effect. Music and video audio were really clear on this phone.

 

The Sony Xperia L2 has a high capacity 3,300mAh battery, this is a bump up from the Xperia L1 that had a 2,620mAh battery. The phone has a Battery Care feature which protects future battery capacity by only charging the phone to 90% only charging that last 10% just before you wake up.

 

 

If you do find the battery is getting low and you don’t have your charger you can activate STAMINA or Ultra STAMINA Mode. These will minimise usage of the battery to keep enough power until you can plug in the phone to recharge.

 

Sony Xperia L2 Camera

 

 

 

The 13-megapixel camera includes 3x Clear Image Zoom for bringing far away objects into focus without blurring.. You won’t miss a shot, you can launch the camera by swiping over the camera icon on the lock screen. The rear camera also includes an Album app to view in a globe view and Full HD video.

 

The Sony Xperia L2 gets a boost on the front-facing camera with an 8-megapixel super 120o wide-angle selfie camera. The camera includes Smile Shutter, this will detect a smile and automatically activate the shutter.

 

The older model only had a 5-megapixel selfie camera so this a great boost for this model.

 

Verdict:

 

The Sony Xperia L2 gives you the many high-quality features you would expect from Sony, without the flagship price tag. The camera and music features on this device, coupled with the superb display, make this a great phone for entertainment and fans of mobile photography.

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