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

by Jerry D on September 2, 2013

What are the differences when you compare the Sony Xperia L with the Sony Xperia J? Is the 4.3-inch display on the Xperia L an improvement over the Xperia J? Is its dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 processor newer and faster? All of these questions can be resolved by checking the comparison below

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Sony Xperia L vs. Sony Xperia J: 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 J
Display 4.3-inch LCD 4.0-inch Reality
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
(227.907 PPI)
480 x 854 pixels
(245.0 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.0.4 (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 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP Yes, 0.3MP
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 A2DP and EDR
Size 65.0 x 128.7 x 9.7mm 61.2 x 124.3 x 9.2mm
Weight 137g 124g
Talktime 9.0 hours 7.25 hours
Standby 454 hours 618 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia L wins!

The Sony Xperia L wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia J over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 3 and losing 2. 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: No
  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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