The Xperia L4 could catapult Sony back into budget contention

Yolanda Curtis
February 20, 2020

The new Sony Xperia phone comes with a triple rear camera setup, and features a waterdrop-style display notch. The Xperia L4 is designed as the successor to the Xperia L3 that Sony unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona past year. It's something few companies outside Sony have embraced, and this is sure to be a cheaper way to get it than the Sony Xperia 5 or even the Xperia 10. The Xperia L4 carry forwards its predecessor L-series design aesthetic with its taller displays, side-mounted fingerprint sensors, camera alignments and more. The device runs Google's Android 9 Pie operating system with the company's own multi-window UI on top. There's also integrated Side sense functionally offered by Sony to view your favourite apps as well. The Sony Xperia L4 comes with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor.

Of course, like many modern devices, much of the phone's success will be determined by camera performance. It uses a 13MP main lens, 5MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP depth sensor.

That being said, the Sony Xperia L4 isn't likely to be a high-value smartphone. But HTC and LG are hoping for similar results, and the latter so far hasn't seen any despite being one of the first major brands to ship a 5G-ready phone.

Now, the Xperia L4 has opened up this tall, thin chassis to so many more people. The Xperia L4 will be available Black and Blue colour variants and the pricing, and region availability of the latest Xperia L4 is yet to be known. It also retains the 3.5mm audio jack and doubles the built-in storage to 64GB. The Xperia L4 ups the capacity to 3,580mAh (up from 3,300 on the Xperia L3) and adds fast charging (although that's not Power Delivery).

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