Sony Xperia L2: Quality at a price you can afford


By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation

While not equipped with a high-end processor, Sony’s Xperia L2 has plenty going for it

An affordable mid-range smartphone, the Sony Xperia L2 boasts a 5.5-inch display, an 8-megapixel super wide-angle selfie camera and a battery that lasts.

Helping to keep the price under the Bt10,000 mark is the low-cost Mediatek MT6737T quadcore 64bit processor. That’s not to say the phone is lacking. It’s not. It’s equipped with 3 gigabytes of working memory or RAM and has 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable with a microSD card of up to 256 GB.

 Sony Xperia L2

The L2 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixel resolution and the display is fully protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

 Xperia L2 runs on Android 7.1.1 operating system. And despite not being powered by a top-class and super-fast processor, it certainly isn’t slow. Apps, menus and touch screen all ran fast enough during my test.

Internet connection is fast too. I tested in on TrueMove H’s LTE network and measured the connection speed with Ookla Speedtest app and found that it had a download speed of 66.61 Mbps and upload speed of 30.69 Mbps.

The L2 is good for taking group selfie shots because it uses a 120-degree super wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture lens as well as a 1/4-inch image sensor. The selfie shots I capture were clear and sharp.

Sony Xperia L2

The main camera uses 13 MP 1/3.06-inch image sensor and an f/2.0 lens. The main camera has good low-light performance as it supports up to ISO3200.

During the test, the main camera captured sharp, clean and beautiful photos for a mobile phone.

It’s good for listening to music too as it comes with ClearAudio+ and Clear Bass technologies to enhance music quality and boost bass sounds.

And although it is an inexpensive phone, the L2 also comes with fingerprint scanner that is located below the rear camera’s lens. During the test, I could use my index finger to conveniently unlock the phone.

But where the L2 comes tops is with its large 3,300 mAh battery and smart charging technologies that help keep the battery healthy and give it a longer lifespan. Its Qnovo Adaptive Charging checks the battery’s health as it charges and adjusts current levels to protect the battery’s capacity. And the Battery Care will make sure that you will not leave a fully-charge battery plugged in during the night. It will charge to 90 per cent and wait to charge to 100 per cent before your wakeup time.

Sony Xperia L2 is available in black and pink and retails for Bt8,990.

Sony Xperia L2 Key Specs:

– Networks: GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat13/Cat12

– OS: Android 7.1.1

– Processor: Mediatek MT6737T quadcore processor

– Memory: 3GB

– Storage: 32 GB, expandable with microSD by up to 256GB

– Display: 5.5-inch display with 720×1280 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass

– Main camera: 13 MP 1/3.06-inch image sensor with f/2.0 lens

– Front camera: 8 MP 1/4-inch image sensor with 120-degree super wide angle f/2.4 lens

– Connectivity: AGNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 4.2, Google Cast, NFC, USB Type-C

– Dimensions: 150 x 78 x 9.8 mm

Weight: 178g




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