This phone is absolute trash. I never ever write reviews on phones but I want to warn people thinking of buying this over a actual SMARTphone. (besides I have time because right now my phone is in the freezer, good job Sony!) So the phone started out normal, blah blah blah here are the issues:
1) Storage & Memory (I downloaded three apps and its done! Won't detect SD)
2) Camera (The front camera is sh** if you post a pic with it you will be bullied by other android device users, and iPhone users will tell you to kill yourself.)
2.5) Another issue is at one point my phone overheated and the cameras, and flash stopped working from that day on, never to work again. (This happens with many different Xperia models do your homework ;)
3) The battery (So, the battery has always died pretty quickly and charged quickly. Brightness = lowest setting, screen timeout 30m. But the thing is is worked...for a while but after I realized the battery is fck'd. It dies really quickly. I had it in the wall for over an hour today after it died, and nothing happened! There's nothing wrong with the charger! The phone was still dead. I had the phone on and charging this morning. I had no apps open except the music app I was listening to. I turned the screen off! And lemme mention again THE PHONE WAS "CHARGING" and the battery went from 72 to 69 in a few minutes. Uh uh sorry papi but I don't mess with a phone who's battery level decreases as it is plugged in!
The phone is trash, buy something else!
AnonD-172602, 13 Feb 2016It's more than 2.5 years and working brilliantly! I've been using a 32GB class 4 Sandisk card ... morecan u help me, my sd card sandisk ultra 16gb is not detected on my xperia L after resetting it and back to ics .
anybody can help me ? my sdcard is not detected on my Xperia L after resetting it yesterday . i try to open it on my pc, its detected, my os is 4.1 ics,, .
AnonD-544481, 02 Jun 2016Same problem facing me alsoMines did the same thing. I jus bought a different phone. Got me so pissed
naveed, 30 May 2016my xoeria L automatically on and off and continuesly plz give me any solutionSame problem facing me also
naveed, 30 May 2016my xoeria L automatically on and off and continuesly plz give me any solutionUpdate Chrome browser, and keep GPS always turned on.
hi guys has anyone update xperia l to jelly bean 4.2 please reply
my xoeria L automatically on and off and continuesly plz give me any solution
Before 2 years
Excellent camera quality
Great speed NO LAGS AT ALL
Idiotic unnecessary bugs
After 2 years :
Android stabilised.. No bugs.
Camera quality decreased lot. Not sharp images as before. Maybe because of scratches on lines or phone became old.
Phone freezes. No hangs at all.
However, its the best midrange fone at this price with a top brand.sony. Once u love it.u'll never stop lovin it.xl sound loud than z series and m
Call quality is just awesome.noise cancellation thanks lot.i am happy with stock rom.and not at all in desire or hope for latest version.
Front camera. U cant blame it after you buy it after already knowing it.
Battery fine. Stamina mode thanks very much efficenct.yes touch is sensitive.use sgs touch screen booster.
Storage is fine if u are in patience to frequently transfering apps,data to sdcard using es,deleteing - .thumbnails folder often. Keeping all possible apps default storage to sd. Clearing cache,resetting app prefernces,clear data for all unnecessary apps,not updating apps u dont use,disable auto update apps from Playstore.
Sony apps walkman. Movies,track id,perfectly clear,neo reader,sketch,sony music etc and small apps also awesome.
Great to find features of a high end fone in mid range one: nfc,screen mirroring,throw setting,playstation certified.
Can play 1080p vids smoothly on mx player pro.
Led notification light.love it.big and bright
Scratch resistant glass actually does its work.no scratches.
Observed that my xl actually drags the wifi signals stronger than other androids i used.
Curvy design and size comfratble and nice to look at.
Flash light.. Very brighter than i anyone i bet.the metal ring round the lens i think will be able to support small magnetic camera lens
Quick camera button.nice.
Hardware ofsony unbeatable. Software should be bug free and fast in updates.
However, if you are a developer or like experimenting with software it doesn't cooperate well.if rooted,random restarts,atleast for me.i no need but
Still some bugs should be resolved atleast.Please do it sony,no need of software updates.please fix bugs like
When u cut call when screen on. Proximity sensor doesn't off.
.thumbnails eating storage a lot
For all phones sony default camera prob : delay in 2 or 3 secs for capturing pic and also loading at bottom right corner
Etc are some.please fix
Anyways sony is the best. Love u
s55555, 17 May 2016My phone's internal memory suddenly became 0.0b, can't access anything in internal memory, thi... moreHi there are two reasons
1) In internal storage ,DCIm folder might have occupied many GB of memory except photos.Move every photos and delete tat folder.
2)In settings ---> storage---> Internal-->Misc , Miscallenous storage would have estrongs or some thing like tat delete tat.
s55555, 17 May 2016My phone's internal memory suddenly became 0.0b, can't access anything in internal memory, thi... moreDelete .thumbnails folder. Use diskusage app if you cant find the folder. Safe to delete.
My phone's internal memory suddenly became 0.0b, can't access anything in internal memory, this includes photos, apps etc. When I connect phone via usb, I can see internal memory. I can see memory card files, but memory card became read only, that means I can't take photos, delete or add files in memory card. Do you know any solution? Thanks.
It says 1gb ram and 8gb internal. Isn't it 2gb ram and 4gb internal?
I've been using it for 2+yrs and it is good except for battery /heating issues. Though, i must say I used it too much. On an average, More than 12+ hours of hay day and coc each day, for about 8 months. I'd advise to go for cyanogenmod atleast after the first year. Only then you can use its fullest capacity, getting rid of bloatwares.
Amit, 30 Apr 2016How to root Xperia L, and install Cm12I dont know about cyanogenmod but you can root your xperia with app kingroot
AnonD-515306, 16 Mar 2016Album of this phone saves the thumbnails of pictures automatically, and this creates space cru... morejust make a new thumbnail file with name ".thumbnails" where that thumbnail file appears
Meraj , 13 Mar 2016This is one of the worst phone in the world,it's always irritating me it's showing 400 mb free... moreAlbum of this phone saves the thumbnails of pictures automatically, and this creates space crunch, connect the phone with PC delete those thumbnails then you can be able to get enough space to install any new app or software.