Sony Xperia L

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CodenameTaoShan
BrandSONY
ManufacturerSony Mobile Communications
SloganExperience Sony camera expertise in a smartphone
SeriesXPERIA
Compatible networksUMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz (not available in all markets)

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
First releasedMarch 13, 2013
PredecessorSony Xperia J
SuccessorSony Xperia C
RelatedSony Xperia SP, Sony Xperia ZL
TypeSmartphone
Form factorBar
Dimensions128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm (5 x 2 x 0.37 inches)
Mass137 g
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2(Jellybean), latest version Android 4.2.2(Jellybean)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
CPU1 GHz Dual-Core Krait
GPUAdreno 305
Memory1 GB RAM LPDDR2
Storage8 GB (5.8 user available)
Removable storageup to 32 GB microSD/HC
Battery1750 mAh Li-Ion
Display480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density)
External displayTFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
Rear camera8 MP with Exmor RS Sensor & LED Flash
Front cameraVGA
ConnectivityHSPA+

Wifi a/b/g/n dual band

NFC

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS

DLNA

microUSB
SAR0.79 W/kg (head),1.38 W/kg (body)

Sony Xperia L (C2104/C2105) (codename "taoshan") is Sony's budget oriented smartphone[1] manufactured by Sony,[2][3] announced in March 2013 and launched in May 2013.

Hardware[edit]

It has a 4.3.-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels (228 ppi). It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean as its operating system. It has an 8 megapixel Exmor RS sensor with HDR and the ability to shoot 720p videos and a VGA front camera with a LED flash. The device has an inbuilt storage of 8 GB (5.8 GB user available, split between 1.57 GB device and 4.01 GB internal memory) and expandable storage of up to 32 GB via microSD. It features the Sony Arc design and the signature Sony aluminium power button. The device supports NFC allowing "one touch" to mirror what is on the smartphone to compatible TVs or play music on an NFC wireless speaker. A 1750 mAh battery powers the phone. Additionally, Xperia L includes a battery "Stamina" mode, which can increase its standby time. The phone supports 2G, 3G, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.0. It is available in white, black and red colors. It has a LED notification light at the bottom of the screen.[4]

Software[edit]

It includes many of the Sony's media applications such as Walkman, Sony Music, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and Sony LIV. Several Google applications (such as Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Now, Google Maps and Google Talk) already come pre-loaded. The device is PlayStation certified. The phone supports A-GPS. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 out of the box. An Android 4.2.2 Jellybean update was released in October 2013 for the Xperia L.

AOSP (Android Open Source Project)[edit]

On December 13, 2013 Sony Mobile Communications added Sony Xperia L to its 'AOSP for Xperia' programme, on which Sony stated was first device with 1 GHz Dual Core MSM8230 processor for which they had added AOSP support. It made possible for advanced users i.e. with unlocked phones to build and flash Android Kitkat( Android 4.4) on Xperia L. Though this software was not intended for daily use. And also that it is not a software update from Sony. It is the source code and software binaries required to build "Stock" Android from. [5]

CyanogenMod[edit]

On May 5, 2014, FreeXperiaProject, a community for Xperia devices developing CyanogenMod for several Sony Xperia devices, announced that they will be officially supporting the Sony Xperia L from then onwards.

With FXP318 build Xperia L (codename : taoshan) was added to the list of Xperia devices FXP supports. The build brought CyanogenMod 11 to Xperia L.

The device has official stable CyanogenMod 12.1 builds, and an unofficial CyanogenMod 13 build, currently in beta.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Xperia L: a budget Android device with a focus on imaging and style". Engadget.
  2. ^ Sony Xperia L – Full phone specifications. Gsmarena.com.
  3. ^ On Android Jelly Bean 4.3… | Blog Portal – Sony Smartphones. Blogs.sonymobile.com.
  4. ^ http://www.gizbot.com/mobile/sony-xperia-l-to-get-android-4-3-update-in-mid-november-news-014178.html
  5. ^ http://developer.sonymobile.com/2013/12/13/xperia-l-added-to-our-aosp-for-xperia-project-on-github-open-source/
  6. ^ "[ROM][6.0.1] CyanogenMod 13.0 [BETA2]". XDA Developers. Retrieved 9 July 2016.