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

by Jerry D on September 1, 2013

What’s are the technology differences between the Sony Xperia L and the Sony Xperia V? Is the 4.3-inch screen on the Xperia L superior to the 4.3-inch display on the Xperia V? Is Xperia L‘s Android 4.1 software enticing? Compare the key stats of each phone in the table that follows.

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Sony Xperia L vs. Sony Xperia V: 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 V
Display 4.3-inch LCD 4.3-inch Reality
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
(227.907 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(341.628 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.0.4
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB 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 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP Yes, 0.3MP
4G No LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 65.0 x 128.7 x 9.7mm 65.0 x 129.0 x 10.7mm
Weight 137g 120g
Talktime 9.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 454 hours 400 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia V wins!

The Sony Xperia V wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia L over 10 rounds (see below), winning 4 of them, drawing 4 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: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Comparable
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: No
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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