Hello, I am currently in Bangalore.
I purchased XPERIA SL from ebay at 28,500 rs.
i will start from the beginning.
I was using a Samsung corby pro since past 2 yrs. I was completely naive about android phones. I had wanted to purchase a new cell almost 3 months ago. My price range at that time was 17-18k Rs.
But as i waited on, i kept on increasing my budget and finally settled for max 30k Rs.
then i started diving deep into the phone specs, reviews etc. and trust me, i did quite an extensive research for almost a month on sites like gsmarena , watching youtube videos of reviews etc.
I almost had purchased Xperia S when 1 of my frnds told me about SL. n when i saw it, i immediately fell for it.
What do i want in a Phone ? :-
GOOD LOOKS: Obviously the 1st thing which u notice in a phone. So the competitors were : HTC one S , Apple iphone 4/4s , Samsung S2 , n couple of others.
Trust me. This phone has very very good looks, it stands out in the crowd. thanks to the transparent strip in the bottom.
HTC didnt appeal that much at all to me
well this is one area where u can argue about. i knew that quad core processors r arriving fast, but ITS REALLY NOT REQUIRED RIGHT NOW , IN INDIA ATLEAST.
im using the cell since 10 days, and its performing very well. all games, apps etc are running very smoothly. 1.7 ghz of dual core is not bad at all.
3. CAMERA : Its clicking very good photos n HD videos.
its almost like carrying a very good digicam in ur pocket.
4. WALKMAN : Ah, my fav part. SOUND IS NICE,CRISP, AND CLEAR. PERSONALLY I LIKE BOOMING BASS in my eardrums, so this cell delivers quite good bass.
5. Touch : the touch as always is pretty good, of course Apple is the king in this dept.
6. DISPLAY : THE BEST !! Sony rocks the segment with its BRAVIA ENGINE. my roomate has the old xperia , and we played the same video simultaneously, keepin d fones side by side, and we were amazed to the clarity of SL's display. Full HD 1080p videos havnt given me a problem as of yet. BRING IT ON APPLE, HTC !! :-X
Its pretty early days for me in the android world and smartphones, as u see moving from java based corby to a Xperia SL is quite some transition !! ;)
Well as time passes , i will get more experience regarding this phone. and keep on posting.
For the time being, those who r willing to buy a cell within 30,000 rs. Xperia SL is a very good option.
Lastly, To put it all very simple , here it is :-
Buy Xperia SL : for camera, and looks and display,, simply no competition
Buy HTC One series for : SPECS !!
Buy APPLE for : TOUCH, APPS, SHOW-OFF the money n apple logo :-P
but SAMSUNG for : A BIT of all the above, nad STUPID LOOKS :D
Thanks, n u r open to ask anything to me if u wanna buy this fone, glad to help :)
CHEERS. SONY. MAKE . BELIEVE
arvind, 17 Oct 2012does this phone have fm radio. because i search on sony india website it shows that sony xp... moreYes . I am from India , just Got this phone..and i am still in awe. YES it does have a good FM player
i have been reading this group discussion, i have not seen any proper opinion about the xperia sl..so please tell us..if this phone is worth a buy..or giving some glitches..
akshay, 17 Oct 2012im facing sum touch problemsMine also..sometime the touch sensor for back not working properly..
Dean, 17 Oct 2012Is the battery of this Xperia SL user replaceable? No..it's build in battery.
does this phone have fm radio.
because i search on sony india website it shows that sony xperia does not have fm radio......
Tell me about camera quality ?
Or display or battery life.?
I want to buy this phone.
chaitanya, 14 Oct 2012I want to buy this phone can anyone tell me whether should buy SL or S or Ion or S3. I am gett... moreNo doubt..s3...look benchmarks....s3 is quad core..and much batter for 3D gmes and processing speed.....however I m using..xperia arc..bt I m not satisfied with this..
All Sony Xperia have the same Speed... just buy Low-end Sony xperia mobile. because they are all the same! I have my brand new SL now and the Speed is just the same with Xperia S, Sony Ericsson Arc S, Sony Ericsson Arc Neo, this means that all xperia is just the same.. no difference.. in specs, speed, design and all!
I want to buy this phone can anyone tell me whether should buy SL or S or Ion or S3. I am getting confused which one is the best please help me out
gani golden star, 10 Oct 2012its amazing phone. i bought it yesterday. every one can buy itplease tell me about xperia sl and its camera here in this sit the camera comparison showing that xperia s camera is better than that of xperia sl i wann bye one of these great phones the s or the sl
please is the camera of the xperia s better than that of xperia sl ? i want someone already have the sl and tell me cuz i'm about to bye the sl but this camera thing made me think again