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March 18, 2013

Sony unveils Xperia L and Xperia SP handsets

Sony Mobile has added a two handsets in its 2013 portfolio namely the Xperia SP and Xperia L. These two handsets are slated to fill the mid-ranged and entry-level post under the company’s current flagship device, the Xperia Z.

The naming of the Xperia SP has something to do with its design, which is inspired by the Xperia S and P. This explains why the recently unveiled handset sports the same transparent strip of glass at the bottom that not only added flavor to its profile, but also doubles as a notification light.

sony xperia sp

It boasts a 4.6-inch HD display coated with a sheet of scratch-resistant glass. There’s a tiny VGA front-mounted camera above it that’s accompanied by an 8MP snapper at the back. Handling the workload behind the curtain is a 1.7GHz dual-core processor backed by a Gigabyte of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU. The handset will come preinstalled with Android Jelly bean which takes some of the space on the handset’s 8GB internal memory.

All of its components, including the sizeable 2370mAh battery pack, are encased inside a classy aluminum body that comes in three color variants; Black, White and Red.

Sony Xperia SP specs:
4.6-inch HD display @ 720 x 1280, 319ppi
Sony Bravia Mobile Engine 2, Scratch-resistant
Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro 1.7GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 320 GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSPA+ & LTE 100Mbps
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ AGPS support, GLONASS
Android Jellybean 4.1
2370mah Li-Po battery
Dimension: 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm
Weight: 155g

Also making a debut is the Xperia L; a budget smartphone with HDR capabilities for both stills and video. It doesn’t have the see-through accent as the Xperia SP, but it does have strip of LED at its base that takes care of the notification for the user.

sony xperia l

It features a meeker configuration which consists of a 4.3-inch FWVGA display, dual-core processor that clocks in at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225. It offers an 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded if need be via Micro-SD card. Powering all of it is modest 1700mAh battery.

This Jellybean-powered smartphone has a similar camera setup as the Xperia SP. But as mentioned earlier, it outshines it mid-range sibling’s snapper by having an HDR mode that can be used for both picture and clips.

Sony Xperia L specs:
4.3-inch FWVGA display @ 480×854 pixels, 228ppi
Snapdragon MSM8230 1.0GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM
Adreno 225 GPU
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSPA+
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
HDR
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ AGPS support, GLONASS
Android Jellybean 4.1
1700mAh Li-Po battery
Dimension: 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm
Weight: 137g

Sony remains mum about the pricing of the Xperia SP and Xperia L. But the company did mention that these handsets will be available worldwide in the second quarter of this year.


24 Responses to “Sony unveils Xperia L and Xperia SP handsets”

  1. Clarence Alvarado
    Twitter: rency0722
    says:

    Sony Xperia SP’s screen covering is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass while Xperia L uses SCHOTT Xensation Glass.

  2. Julie says:

    uy mukhang ayos yung xperia sp ah. sana di lumagpas ng 20k yung price :)

  3. typo says:

    “Handling the workload behind the curtain is a .17GHz dual-core processor ”

    Typo. Shouldn’t it be 1.7? :)

    • OoNgaTypoNga says:

      napansin mo yun? pero yung name ng article di mo napansin… :))

    • Pat says:

      Nandito na naman ang mga human spell checker hahahah. Walang ginawa kundi mamuna at bumatikos ng mga articles ng mga blogger.

    • Pat says:

      Di man lang magtanong or mag-comment kung kelan availability or any technical question, etc.

      On topic, I hope Sony will also update the Xperia Pro 2011 model.

    • red says:

      Syempre, Typo error may end up to confuse buyers when it comes to specs. dapat pagdating sa specs always perfect yung details. kahit pangit grammar ng article basta tama sa specs detail pede na yun

    • Ryan says:

      average IQ would know its 1.7 not .17. It’s not a big deal for me.

      Busy ka sa pag puna ng kulangot ng iba, pro yung tae mo sa mukha nde mo makita. tsk tsk tsk.

  4. Jan says:

    i’m actually waiting for the xperia sp. the size is just right and thank god they really included the transparent bar, i really love it that’s why i can’t let go of my xperia p..this will definitely be my next phone. good job sony. :)

    • Jerrick says:

      Same here bro, di ko din mai-give up ung xperia p ko..pero si xperia p parang upgrade ni xperia p kaya gusto ko din.. sana di ganun kataas pricing nila para makapag-upgrade..

    • Jerrick says:

      Same here bro, di ko din mai-give up ung xperia p ko..pero si xperia sp parang upgrade ni xperia p kaya gusto ko din.. sana di ganun kataas pricing nila para makapag-upgrade..

  5. johnonline says:

    ganda naman ng Xperia SP…sana nga below 20k lang xa..

  6. weryou@ says:

    Xperia L looks promising for cash strapped people like me :) . Hopefully a full review will come out soon.

  7. Gams says:

    When it comes to design and build quality,nothing beats Sony…

  8. Daryl says:

    Magkano kaya price ng Sony Xperia L? Sana mababa lang.

  9. ulysses says:

    Nakita Ko Price Ng SP Is 17k And Above Sabay Ang L Naman Any 13 Pababa

  10. Chloe says:

    May Xperia L na po ba dito sa PH?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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