What's funny is all these ppl complain about the bezel being huge when it's not huge at all. If you look at the video the bottom bezel is about the size of the xperia 1 bezel. Of course haters will talk crap. It doesn't matter bout the chip or ram it's optimization. This is the entry level phone not midrange not flagship. Don't compare to xa2 compare to l2
usually I defend Sony, but this time I don't know
well at least they still make non protruding camera
In conclusion a Sony Xperia XA2 released exactly two years ago does everything better, with better aluminium finishes, a better FullHD screen, a better proc (SD630/Adreno 508), easier to use with one hand, without notch and really free.
If this L4 at $150 pricing segment, Redmi Note 8 & Realme 3 Pro says hi.
Just look at its specs, L4 is a lot worst for the buck. Spend your money to $200, it'll leave this L4 to dust.
I love Sony as a whole company, but they killing their own mobile department.
The top bezel is so thick they didn't even need a notch to house the camera.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020Really: don't buy any android phone with less than 4GB RAM. Even the lowest end phone should h... moreI have an XZ3 with 4GB RAM and I have not experience any lag maybe because i don't game on my phone. I have to agree that the bezels should be symmetric. It's a shame that Sony still uses 8mp for their selfie cam. It should be at least 24mp due to the notch. I better wait for the xperia 5 successor but my heart should always be for the compact phones. Hope sony compact will make a comeback.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020People that have no money to buy the phone don't care which phone they get for free as long as... moreIt reminds me of teenagers whose parents provide them with a package, but one can also hope that they will one day become solvent. Why not try to provide the best experience possible? In their place I would reuse an old box like Apple does, and invest in components with at least a Snapdragon 710 to maintain a certain brand image. Degrading the quality of the jack plug compared to the L2 is also incomprehensible. If I had to advise an entry-level smartphone I would point to the Realme 3 Pro which should be sold at the same price as this Sony L4 .
It seems on the blue color render they accidentally made the notch more blue when changing what the screen shows. Well, we know it's just a black notch and not a blue one (or an in-display)
ProMaster96, 20 Feb 2020Nooo... Sony just joined notch bandwagon. nooooo... it is like an epidemic!!! sony and notch?!!! nooooo...
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020This way you can be sure that the customers you offer this phone to will associate Xperia with... morePeople that have no money to buy the phone don't care which phone they get for free as long as it's free. You will be surprised how many people actually don't have money to buy the phone upfront. Free Sony is better than no Sony at all. Btw in next two days leaks will pour in regarding Xperia 9 and 3
lolme, 20 Feb 2020when sony announced its 21:9 aspect ratio phone, most of the other brands were doing phones wi... moreOnce Sony released a smartphone with a 4K screen, I may love this brand because of their capabilities (when they want to use it properly) but it was completely stupid. A 6.2-inch screen with such a resolution is also stupid.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020No onw buys L phones. They are there to be given away from the carrier, that's the whole purpo... moreThis way you can be sure that the customers you offer this phone to will associate Xperia with mediocrity, and will never buy one. Well done!
With these specs,the price should be around 150$.
But, knowing that people at Sony have thieir own weird logic, the price will be around 250$, and ofcourse it will fail because the competition offers a lot more value for same amonut of money. Each year,same scenario.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020How to damage a brand (Xperia). The L1 was not so good, the L2 was even worse, the L3 was cata... moreNo onw buys L phones. They are there to be given away from the carrier, that's the whole purpose of Xperia L. It's a carrier free phone. What's interesting is that with some carriers L is the only Sony phone they have, no XA, no 10 and no flagships but Lx is always listed
amir, 20 Feb 2020there is no need for such odd aspect ratios, world plz. just make a phone with easy one-hande... morewhen sony announced its 21:9 aspect ratio phone, most of the other brands were doing phones with 18:9 ratio. now most of the flagships are 19.5:9 or 20:9, getting even closer to the cinematic aspect ratio. If they do it, it means there is support from consumers for more elongated form factors; being able to see more in portrait mode. so your argument that it is an odd ratio doesnt stand. so many sony haters being like: ohhh this and that is a gimmick but when other companies do it then its: omg i want the phone... loads of innovation *roll eyes*. I do agree that sometimes sony implementation of such technologies are off but the basis parameters/specs are still there.
"The taller aspect makes it more convenient to use two apps simultaneously in portrait mode."
more and more ridiculous