Sony Xperia L: A damn awesome looking cheap android device

DNP Sony Xperia L

Here’s another cool smartphone from Sony. Two years in, and the company appears to have hit a stride with its smartphone portfolio, churning out new Xperias on a consistent basis. And today is no different with the unveiling of the Xperia L, a mid- to low-end effort that places a heavy emphasis on the camera experience. Carrying on the Arc’s legacy, this 4.3-inch handset packs an FWVGA display, dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1,700mAh battery, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), NFC and an 8-megapixel rear shooter with Exmor RS sensor into a conspicuously curved body rounded off with that signature Xperia power key.

Though it lacks the greater resolution and screen size of its 720p sibling the SP, this more budget-friendly device does enjoy an exclusive perk: HDR stills and video. A feature Sony’s included to make the L an attractive point-and-shoot option for budget-minded consumers concerned with style points and not LTE or raw performance. Unsurprisingly, it comes pre-loaded with a trio of Sony’s own media apps — Walkman, Movies and Album — a precedent it set at IFA last year.

Sony Xperia SP announced

Sony Xperia SP announced, we go handson video

Sony Xperia SP is finally here. The much anticipated phone by Sony fans around the world. While the Sony’s Xperia Z tablet and smartphone occupy its high-end Android selection, it’s now the turn of the middleweights. Sony Xperia SP is 4.6-inch phone that ties together the some of the features from both the S and P models last year.

You got it right! It’s all in the name. Alongside a 720p screen with Sony’s Bravia Mobile Engine 2, there’s an 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the back, LTE, NFC, and a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro processor. That’s all built into a stunning aluminum frame that’s just shy of 10mm thick and weighs about 5.5 ounces. The phone marks the return of Sony’s see-through strip, but with a slightly more advanced customizable notification light built into it.

Over at Engadget.com, they managed to spend a bit of time with the device last month. Check out the first impressions at Engadget.com. They also have their very own hands-on video of the Xperia SP!