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Sony Xperia L1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1518 reviews of Sony Xperia L1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and camera are generally positive. The size and screen are also appreciated, but the reception and durability get negative comments.

usability, screen, size, camera, price

battery, durability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia L1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Sony Xperia L1


Sony's bewildering range of Xperia smartphone designations continues with the Sony Xperia L1. You can think of it as a successor to the Xperia E family, but more relevant to the average shopper is the kind of company it keeps within its price range.

Jul, 2017

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Sony Xperia L1 review


A big screen on a big budget, but that's pretty much all you get

5.5in screen feels plenty big enough for a sub-£200 phone ; 5.5in screen feels plenty big enough for a sub-£200 phone ; Xperia UI doesn’t get in your way

Only average performance and battery life ; Camera quality is merely ok ; As a whole package, it can’t match the competition

Sony’s signature style works in its favour, and the big screen is great at this price, but the Xperia L doesn’t do much else to take the win over similarly-priced rivals

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Sony Xperia L1 review


A big screen budget blower that falls short elsewhere

Large display ; Nice design ; Expandable storage

Weak hardware ; Poor camera ; No fingerprint scanner

The Xperia L1 gives you Sony styling on a budget and that screen is nice and big, but a weak chipset, average camera and lack of a fingerprint scanner hold it back from true greatness, even at this low price.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Clara Facchetti (

Sony Xperia L1


How does Sony's Xperia L1 compare to other budget phones? Find out in our review

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia L1 Review: Budget Moto G5 rival phone


Our Sony Xperia L1 review takes a close look at one of Sony's most affordable phones of 2017. Is the Xperia L1 a good choice for budget conscious shoppers?

Attractive screen ; Expandable storage ; User friendly OS

Limited performance ; No fingerprint sensor

The Xperia L1 is your typical budget blower, offering some slick Sony styling for the £150 asking price. In some areas it lags behind rivals such as the Moto G5, especially when it comes to performance, while the camera tech isn’t quite as strong...

Jun, 2017

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The Sony Xperia L1 is relatively inexpensive, but is it a good-value mobile phone? We sent it to our test lab to discover exactly how long its battery lasts before running out of juice, whether it lets you have clear catch-ups, and more. Our full...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Sony Xperia L1 Smartphone Review


Solid and good-looking. If you do not consider "solid" as an insult, but instead connect the word with reliability and trustworthiness, then the Sony Xperia L1 might be something for you. It offers solid performance, in the best sense of the word, in...

fancy case design ; NFC, USB OTG, USB C ; extensive and mostly up-to-date software ; fast Wi-Fi ; precise GPS ; good handling ; rather bright display with good color accuracy ; good battery runtimes for everyday use

pressure-sensitive case ; rough surface needs getting used to ; a lot of bloatware ; average microphone quality ; camera often produces mediocre images ; display has high black value ; comparatively low performance ; high maximum temperature ; high...

The Sony Xperia L1 is a lower mid-range smartphone that offers a sound performance in most areas. If you expect no more from your smartphone than to work and occasionally shoot a photo, you will be very happy with this device. Even though some might...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Sony Xperia L1: 5.5-inch budget phone bound for April


You'll be able to pick up the Android phone from Sony and retail partners in three colors.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Sony L1 Xperia phone


Sony Xperia L1 cheap phone : Last week we already reported that the Xperia L1 is coming up. Earlier than expected Sony just officially announced the L1. The Sony L1 is a cheap phone with a distinctive design and a large 5.5-inch HD display. The slim...

This Sony Android phone may be cheap, however, the device offers a very good price / quality ratio. Sony Xperia L1 has a premium look with a rounded frame that also reflects the Xperia XZ- and Xperia XA-series. Taking pictures is easy and fun with the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Sony Xperia L1 phone


Sony L1 Android smartphone : Sony is working hard this year on renewing its smartphone segment. In addition to a pair of premium smartphones, the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs, the Japanese manufacturer also introduced the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra...

Mar, 2017

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