6.7/10
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The Sony Xperia L3 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

It tries to copy a few cool features like the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but at the end of the day it doesn't have a standout feature of its own. You can look at it as the cheapest entry into the Sony software experience, its value to you mostly depending on whether or not you like the company...

- GSMArena
Expert Reviews

Still, while it might not be in the same league as its flagship counterparts, Sony’s Xperia L3 offers the ideal blend of usability and asking price. It’s a dangerous line to tread, and we’ve seen a long list of budget-priced phones falter in recent years, but the Xperia L3 is a solid, dependable cho...

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews
Notebookcheck

With the Xperia L3, Sony delivers a smartphone with a good price-performance ratio. The built-in hardware is adequate for the price range, and the performance is sufficient for all the usual everyday tasks. The dual camera setup can take acceptable snapshots, and the speaker is even suited for occas...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
TrustedReviews

The Sony Xperia L3 fills a hole in the Sony line-up, and does so without much verve or ambition. It offers the basics at an agreeable price. That it also has older software, as well as lower-end hardware, than phones one level up is indicative of the limited attention paid to its particulars.

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews
Stuff

While there’s nothing truly at odds with this phone, and no lag that’ll make you want to leave it out with the bins, there are better options out there.

- Stuff


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Common Questions


Sony released the Xperia L3 on February 25, 2019.


The Xperia L3 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia L3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia L3 user manual here.


Sony backs up the Xperia L3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Xperia L3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Sony Xperia L3's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 1488 minutes, 641 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia L3 Specs

Overview
Release date February 25, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.60 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 750 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 641 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1488 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 30 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Black, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.4 x 7.2 x 0.89 cm (6.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 156 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 282 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (2 MP, F2.4)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony i3312, i4312, i4332

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Good and balanced smartphone

It tries to copy a few cool features like the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but at the end of the day it doesn't have a standout feature of its own. You can look at it as the cheapest entry into the Sony software experience, its value to you mostly depending on whether or not you like the company's launcher as much as us.

Read full review

It tries to copy a few cool features like the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but at the end of the day it doesn't have a standout feature of its own. You can look at it as the cheapest entry into the Sony software experience, its value to you mostly depending on whether or not you like the company's launcher as much as us.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

A great budget phone for lighter wallets

from Expert Reviews

Still, while it might not be in the same league as its flagship counterparts, Sony’s Xperia L3 offers the ideal blend of usability and asking price. It’s a dangerous line to tread, and we’ve seen a long list of budget-priced phones falter in recent years, but the Xperia L3 is a solid, dependable choice for lighter wallets.

Read full review

Still, while it might not be in the same league as its flagship counterparts, Sony’s Xperia L3 offers the ideal blend of usability and asking price. It’s a dangerous line to tread, and we’ve seen a long list of budget-priced phones falter in recent years, but the Xperia L3 is a solid, dependable choice for lighter wallets.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

A good entry-level smartphone

from Notebookcheck

With the Xperia L3, Sony delivers a smartphone with a good price-performance ratio. The built-in hardware is adequate for the price range, and the performance is sufficient for all the usual everyday tasks. The dual camera setup can take acceptable snapshots, and the speaker is even suited for oc...More

With the Xperia L3, Sony delivers a smartphone with a good price-performance ratio. The built-in hardware is adequate for the price range, and the performance is sufficient for all the usual everyday tasks. The dual camera setup can take acceptable snapshots, and the speaker is even suited for occasional media reproduction. The battery life is also at the level of the competition, and in terms of the design, Sony has finally taken a big step forward.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Gets most of the basics right

from TrustedReviews

The Sony Xperia L3 fills a hole in the Sony line-up, and does so without much verve or ambition. It offers the basics at an agreeable price. That it also has older software, as well as lower-end hardware, than phones one level up is indicative of the limited attention paid to its particulars.

Read full review

The Sony Xperia L3 fills a hole in the Sony line-up, and does so without much verve or ambition. It offers the basics at an agreeable price. That it also has older software, as well as lower-end hardware, than phones one level up is indicative of the limited attention paid to its particulars.

Read full review

Less

Stuff

A perfectly solid but unexciting phone

While there’s nothing truly at odds with this phone, and no lag that’ll make you want to leave it out with the bins, there are better options out there.

Read full review

While there’s nothing truly at odds with this phone, and no lag that’ll make you want to leave it out with the bins, there are better options out there.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

A decent all-round Android phone for those on a budget

from TechRadar

The Sony Xperia L3 is a completely acceptable phone that deserves a completely acceptable score. It’s not gratingly slow, the camera is not a complete embarrassment, the battery lasts a full day, and it can play most high-end games well enough. However, the best in class phones tend to offer so...More

The Sony Xperia L3 is a completely acceptable phone that deserves a completely acceptable score. It’s not gratingly slow, the camera is not a complete embarrassment, the battery lasts a full day, and it can play most high-end games well enough. However, the best in class phones tend to offer something a little more, something to get excited about or interested in. That’s missing here, and parts of the software are a little too out of date for comfort.

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EliteGamer

An option for low-end Android

from EliteGamer

Attractive but a bit plasticky, Sony Xperia L3 sports some features that will sell it to a particular crowd. The 18:9 aspect ratio and accompanying widescreen photo capture will entice social media lovers even if the 'portrait selfie' mode is poor.

Read full review

Attractive but a bit plasticky, Sony Xperia L3 sports some features that will sell it to a particular crowd. The 18:9 aspect ratio and accompanying widescreen photo capture will entice social media lovers even if the 'portrait selfie' mode is poor.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Doesn't do quite enough to shine

from Tech Advisor

Sony delivers a smart-looking, comfortable-to-use device that doesn’t come with the huge price tag of its stablemates. There are compromises of course, with the ill-judged plastic back, average camera performance, and older processor, but at this price it’s definitely one to try out if you’re looking for a budget phone.

Read full review

Sony delivers a smart-looking, comfortable-to-use device that doesn’t come with the huge price tag of its stablemates. There are compromises of course, with the ill-judged plastic back, average camera performance, and older processor, but at this price it’s definitely one to try out if you’re looking for a budget phone.

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