Sony Xperia L1 Specifications, Price and Review (Pros and Cons)

Sony recently announce a budget smartphone called the Sony Xperia L1, which is a bold step taking by the brand since they are well known for manufacturing high end smartphones. The price tag expected to be placed on this model is quite pocket-friendly, hence, commendation should be given to the brand. Let us have a brief overview of the Sony Xperia L1 Specifications, Price, features (pros and cons) and expected launch date.

Sony Xperia L1 Specifications, Price and Review (Pros and Cons)

Sony Xperia L1 Review


USB Type C

The top among the features of the Sony Xperia L1 has to be the USB Type C port it has on the rear panel. The USB port enables the device to have reversible USB, fast charging and fast data transfer by default. Apart from this feature, the Xperia L1 does not have any other extra features you cannot find on other budgets smartphones. So let us look at its downside.

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No Fingerprint Scanner

With the price range the Sony Xperia L1 is placed, it is expected to come with a fingerprint scanner just like its counterparts from other brands. However, due to some reasons best known to the brand, the Sony Xperia L1 will not be coming with one, which is indeed a downside to this upcoming device.


MediaTek Processor

Another cons of the Sony Xperia L1 is the MediaTek processor it is expected to be coming with. Recently, all Chinese handset manufacturers have ditched the MediaTek Processors for Snapdragon, even with devices of this same price range. I think Sony is trying to be funny with this feature, but i do not think it will appear amusing to expected users. You will expect the Xperia L1 to lag more often and also heat up when used extensively.

Smaller Battery Capacity

The brand has equipped the Sony Xperia L1 with a mere 2620mAh battery, who does that these days? Though the device is equipped with fast charging capability, but i see no reason of it coming with such small battery capacity when we are already in the era of 4000mAh battery powered phones.

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Sony Xperia L1 Specifications

General Specifications

  • Launch Date:       25 Jun, 2017 (Expected)
  • Price: Rs. 10,999 (Expected)
  • Brand:           Sony
  • Model:            Xperia L1
  • Colour:          White, Pink, Black
  • Form Factor:            Bar
  • Category:      Smartphone / Phablet
  • Dual Sim:  Yes
  • Sim Card:      Dual Nano Sim
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner:   No
  • Network:       LTE + LTE
  • Operating System: Android V7.0 (Nougat)
  • Dimensions:  151 x 74 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight:          180 Grams

Processor & RAM

  • Processor:   1.4 GHz Quad Core (Cortex A53)
  • Chipset:  Mediatek MT6737T
  • RAM:  2 GB
  • GPU:  Mali-T720 MP2


  • Internal Storage:     16 GB
  • Expandable Storage:        Up To 256 GB
  • Card Slot:     Micro Sd Card


  • Size:   5.5 Inches (Large)
  • Screen:          HD IPS Display
  • Sensors:       Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 Pixels, HD
  • Pixel Density:          267 ppi
  • Colours:  16M
  • Keyboard:    Touch
  • Screen to Body Ratio:       74.6%
  • Stylus: No
  • Other Input Features:        Multi-Touch


  • Rear Camera:          13 MP
  • Front Camera:         5 MP
  • Rear Flash:   Single LED Flash
  • Rear Camera Aperture:     f/2.2
  • Front Camera Aperture:    f/2.2
  • Rear Camera Features:     Geo Tagging
  • Rear Auto Focus:  Yes
  • Video Recording:   1080p@30fps, Full HD
  • Zoom:            Digital Zoom


  • Battery Capacity:    2620 mAh
  • Battery Type:           Li-Ion, Non Removable
  • Wireless Charging:  No
  • Quick Charging:   Yes

Calling & Messaging

  • Phone Book:           Unlimited
  • SMS:  Yes
  • MMS:  Yes
  • Instant Messaging:  Yes
  • Email:  Yes


  • GPRS:  Yes
  • 2G:      GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G:      HSDPA 2100 MHz / HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • 4G:      LTE / LTE
  • WiFi:   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth:    V4.2
  • GPS:   GPS/ A-GPS
  • NFC Support:  No
  • USB Port      Type C
  • Edge:  Yes
  • HDMI:  Yes
  • Miracast;  No
  • USB OTG:  No
  • USB Type-C:  Yes


  • Radio:            Yes
  • Headset:       Yes
  • Audio Format:         WAV, MP3
  • Video Format:          3GP, DivX, MP4
  • Speaker:  Yes

Sony Xperia L1 Launch Date

The Sony Xperia L1 launch date in India is expected to take place on the 25th of June, 2017.

Sony Xperia L1 Price

Though not officially announce yet, but the Sony Xperia L1 price in India is expected to start from Rs. 10,999. Updates on the price both in India and all parts of the word will be made known on this page with time.

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