Sony Xperia L vs. Sony Xperia E – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on September 3, 2013

What are the key differences between the Sony Xperia L and the Sony Xperia E? Does the 4.3-inch display on the Xperia L, crush the one on the Xperia E? Does the Xperia L have a greater storage capacity? All of these questions are answered in the side-by-side comparison below.

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Sony Xperia L vs. Sony Xperia E: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Sony Xperia L VS Sony Xperia E
Display 4.3-inch LCD 3.5-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
(227.907 PPI)
320 x 480 pixels
(164.857 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 1GHz ARM Cortex A5
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 4 internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 720p video recording 3.15 Megapixels with touch focus, geotagging and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 2.1 with EDR
Size 65.0 x 128.7 x 9.7mm 61.8 x 113.5 x 11.0mm
Weight 137g 115g
Talktime 9.0 hours 6.25 hours
Standby 454 hours 530 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, stereo FM radio, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia L wins!

The Sony Xperia L wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia E over 10 rounds (see below), winning 6 of them, drawing 3 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Yes
  2. The best size/weight: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Comparable
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Yes
  9. The best battery life: Yes
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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