Cable for charger is the same length as XA's and connector is different while cable comes out from side of charger.
It charged 70% in 2 hours. Certainly not fast charge.
It seems the mobile or the new update opens up more options for it, there are modes for Sleep, Focus, Abroad which are useful. I can also setup my keyboard larger. It also supports Chinese, no need for me.
Radio works without original headphones.
It is obviously lagging but not miss clicking. XA was very responsive compared to L1.
I used my camera once and found out it has no physical shutter.
Lock button is wider and up on the right frame together with volume buttons. Very useful when I have my phone in pocket to change volume. There is button to stop music on the cable of original headphones, nothing else.
I bought it after all.
First off, I listened to my music on other headphones, then I used default headphones and they are just bad. They have a little gap at the back, short cable divided for left ear shorther, right ear longer.
Battery consumption is next thing I will watch. For now it seems pretty close to XA's.
Speaker is really loud and clear, happy about it.
I really feel its weight and dimensions in pocket. I hope it only means solid construction and will not break so soon.
This is my first day, so I will give you more later as I uncover its mysteries.
Is it worth 180e?
I used Xperia XA for 9 months, paid 280e. It stopped charging the battery... I would have to pay for its repair since I have little scratch on the front. I see Xperia L1 is improvement over its 1 year old "brother".
Major issues with XA were:
-battery lasted shortly, L1 has bigger, longer lasting one.
-speaker was quite, L1 has louder one.
-charger cable is short, my old phone had twice the size.
-overheated when installing regular updates.
-over 2 hours battery charging despite it its quick charger.
-headphones stopped working shortly after purchase.
-slippery and light.
If Xperia L1 covers most of these problems well, I would not have to regret another Sony purchase. I was Nokia user for a long time and I am not used for expensive and fragile mobiles. That is why I am asking about advice.
AnonD-678118, 06 Sep 2017L1 without a tiny doubt. Tnx.. I buy L1😀
Mani, 03 Jul 2017Toomuch overheating and battery drain thats the main problem. Any solution have..? Plz rplyFactory reset ur phone
AnonD-157024, 01 Sep 2017i have this phone and it is all round great phone it has it's floors i'll admit like the speak... moreI had the same problem with the speaker. What I did was go to the audio settings and disabled clear audio+, whilst enabling xLoud. Made a substantial difference.
AnonD-580342, 24 Aug 2017Camera not good, overheating, don't buy XPERIA L1. Only Samsung have nice mobiles with nice ... morej frigging 1? are u out of your mind huh? i HATE samsung SONY is the best there is
Sony all time best in audio video quality. Samsung bloody paid huge amount as penalty to apple for copying it's design.
Sony Xperia L1 is best at its price, go for it..in India it's available from 2/3 week of September for 9500/-
Samsung followers growup.
Vladimir , 05 Sep 2017Soni L1 or Samsung j3 2016? L1 without a tiny doubt.
Will this phone get android 7.1? I don't care about android Orio since it's not coming anyway.
Honestly speaking, I ain't dissapointed with this phone considering the price of it, it rarely causes me problems, I hate the fact that it doesn't have a flashlight on its front 📷 camera. The sound is just okay for me.
i have this phone and it is all round great phone it has it's floors i'll admit like the speaker is a tin can piece of crap but what do you expect for a £120 but i do like this phone by far the best phone i have had before i had this i[ owned the samsung galaxy j3 2016 and that had a better speaker by far but just could not keep up with multi tasking especially if you had a game running in the background as you would aspect from the crap cpu and the 1.5GB of ram but i did not hate the phone it took a beating which i like not like the *cough* iphone *cough
- Xperia L1 has POOR internal material and performance .. don't waste your money !
AnonD-520524, 26 Aug 2017Is sony L1 dual has a hyperd sim/sd slot? Also does the L1 support format SD as internal memor... moreSince no body answer my previews post i tried the phone my self and answer my post by my self. 2nd sim is not shared with sd. There is no format SD as internal memory.
Is sony L1 dual has a hyperd sim/sd slot? Also does the L1 support format SD as internal memory? Thanks in advace for the answer.
A lad from Ireland , 26 Aug 2017The xperia L1 is great value for money. The screen, although only 720p for a 5.5 inch phone, i... more*UPDATE* The speaker problem has been fixed. Switch off Clearaudio+ and turn on xLoudÂ™ instead. Sound is loud and clear now.
The xperia L1 is great value for money. The screen, although only 720p for a 5.5 inch phone, is actually very good quality. Touch experience and colours are great, and I'm loving the almost non existent side bezels. It really makes the display pop. The phone is smooth and snappy with the occasional stutter. Auto mode on the camera is meh really. However, as a person who is a camera hobbyist, I found that the manual mode is excellent. My photos came out crisp and detailed. Absolutely love the settings I could fiddle with. However, make sure to manually control ISO, else photos tend to be on the noisy side. Front camera is good, had to turn off the softening feature due to it being pretty aggressive. Battery life is average, greatly improved by turning off smart cleaner. Audio experience is OK. Although loud, the speaker sounds a bit muffled and tinny at higher volumes. Headphone experience is above the competition at this price range. I can gladly say that I would recommend this device for people with a budget. I would rate it an 7.5/10