Sony Xperia L3

Sony Xperia L3

A low-cost Android phone with no bells or whistles, but a dependable model that comes with all the features required by any smartphone user. Read more


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Last updated on the 29th of July at 6:10pm with 164,585 deals.

Our Sony Xperia L3 Review

The Sony Xperia L3 is the perfect phone that won’t put a strain on your wallet, and it is a reliable device with a lag-free CPU, a decent dual camera, and an attractively tall screen that makes for comfortable widescreen viewing.

Sony Xperia L3: Display

An obvious feature that comes to mind is the L3’s tall 18:9 display, so it can easily accommodate widescreen media.

The phone’s brightness leaves some room for improvement, especially on a bright day, but the display’s colour and contrast certainly pop enough. If need be, you can manually adjust the RGB settings to calibrate the screen’s colour temperature.

Sony Xperia L3: Camera

The L3 comprises a dual camera set-up; the main camera is a 13MP lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensing f/2.4 lens. The front-facing camera is an 8MP lens that comes with a display flash for selfies.

The lens combination allows people to shoot in ‘Bokeh mode’; this blurs the background to emphasise foreground elements.

Day-time shooting produces detailed photos that aren’t overtaken by noise, and low light photos also come out pretty noise free.

Sony Xperia L3: Design

Weighing in at 156 grams, the L3 is comparably light against other smartphones on the market. Despite the chassis being made almost entirely of plastic, it still retains a polished look (i.e. it doesn’t look cheap).

If you’re not a fan of the plastic backing, then the Gorilla® Glass 5 phone screen and its metal frame distracts from it.

Sony Xperia L3: Performance

The MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset is at the heart of the Xperia L3. For an entry-level chipset, it runs reasonably well in conjunction with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage; this can be easily upgraded to 512GB with a microSD card.

As for the graphics card, the PowerVR GE8320 chip runs high-spec Android games without a hitch.

The 3,330mAh battery has decent stamina, so a few hours of streaming music, messaging, and about a half hour of video streaming isn’t too taxing on the L3’s battery life.

Sony Xperia L3: Features

The fingerprint sensor is intuitively placed on the middle of right-hand edge of the phone (at least if you’re right-handed), and it works efficiently with little to no delay. It’s used for unlocking the phone, and for authorising contactless card payments via NFC.

The L3 uses a USB-C cable for charging and it also supports Adaptive Fast Charging, although it does not come with a Sony Quick Charger.

How much is the Sony Xperia L3?

An outright purchase of a SIM free handset will only set you back by only £169, and monthly phone plans are just as affordable from as little as £12.99 per month.

Sony Xperia L3: Our Verdict   

This phone may not be the picture of envy against other models, but it is an affordable phone that offers you everything that you would need for everyday use. Camera with an adequate amount of megapixels? Check. Big screen for streaming? Check. Battery life that supports aforementioned streaming, and other typical smartphone user habits? Check.


Sony Xperia L3 Specification

  • Display Size: 5.7"
  • Display Resolution: 720 x 1570
  • Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Primary Camera Flash: LED
  • Primary Camera Resolution: 720 x 1570
  • Primary Camera Megapixels: 13
  • Secondary Camera Megapixels: 2
  • Memory Card Slot: MicroSD up to 512GB
  • 2G Connectivity: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G Connectivity: HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • 4G Connectivity: LTE 2100/1900/1800/1700/2100/850/2600
  • 5G Connectivity:
  • Bluetooth: 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
  • Talk Time:
  • Weight (grams): 156
  • Dimensions: 154 x 72 x 8.9 mm
  • Battery Type: Non-removable
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  • Sim Type: Nano SIM
  • Operating System: Android
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Last updated on the 29th of July at 6:10pm with 164,585 deals.