Sony Xperia L

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Codename TaoShan
Brand SONY
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Slogan Experience Sony camera expertise in a smartphone
Series XPERIA
Compatible networks

UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz (not available in all markets) UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
First released March 13th 2013
Predecessor Sony Xperia J
Related Sony Xperia SP, Sony Xperia ZL
Type Smartphone
Form factor Bar
Dimensions

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm

(5 x 2 x 0.37 inches)
Weight 137 g
Operating system Android 4.1.2(Jellybean), latest version Android 4.2.2(Jellybean)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
CPU 1 GHz Dual-Core Krait
GPU Adreno 305
Memory 1 GB RAM LPDDR2
Storage 8 GB (5.8 user available)
Removable storage up to 32 GB microSD/HC
Battery 1750 mAh Li-Ion
Display 480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density)
External display TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
Rear camera 8 MP with Exmor RS Sensor & LED Flash
Front camera VGA
Connectivity

HSPA+

Wifi a/b/g/n dual band

NFC

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS

DLNA

microUSB
SAR 0.79 W/kg (head),1.38 W/kg (body)

Sony Xperia L (C2104/C2105)(codename "taoshan") is a high mid-range smartphone manufactured by Sony,[1][2] announced in March 2013 and launched in May 2013.

Hardware[edit]

It has a 4.3.-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels (228 ppi). It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean set as default from factory settings. It has an 8 megapixel Exmor RS sensor with HDR with ability to shoot 720p HD videos and a VGA front camera with a LED flash. The device has an inbuilt storage of 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) and expandable memory of up to 32 GB via microSD/microSDHC. It features the Sony Arc design and the signature Sony aluminium power button. The device supports NFC (Near Field Communication) allowing 'one touch' to mirror what is on the smartphone to compatible TVs or play music on an NFC wireless speaker. A 1750 mAh battery powers the phone. Additionally, Xperia L includes a battery Stamina mode which is believed to increase its standby time up to four times. The phone supports 2G,3G,HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. It has Bluetooth 4.0. It is available in white, black and red colors. It has a LED notification light at the bottom of the screen.[3]

Software[edit]

It includes many of the Sony's media applications such as Walkman, Sony Music, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and Sony LIV. Several Google applications (such as Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Now, Google Maps and Google Talk) already come pre-loaded. The device is PlayStation certified. The phone supports A-GPS. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 out of the box. An Android 4.2.2 Jellybean update was released in October 2013 for the Xperia L.

AOSP (Android Open Source Project)[edit]

On December 13, 2013 Sony Mobile Communications added Sony Xperia L to its 'AOSP for Xperia' programme, on which Sony stated was first device with 1 GHz Dual Core MSM8230 processor for which they had added AOSP support. It made possible for advanced users i.e. with unlocked phones to build and flash Android Kitkat( Android 4.4) on Xperia L. Though this software was not intended for daily use. And also that it is not a software update from Sony. Its the source code and software binaries required to build "Stock" Android from. [4]

CyanogenMod[edit]

On May 5, 2014, FreeXperiaProject, a community for Xperia devices developing CyanogenMod for several Sony Xperia devices, announced that they will be officially supporting the Sony Xperia L from then onwards. It was first brought up by XDA Recognized Contributor / Recognized Developer, varun.chitre15.

With FXP318 build Xperia L (codename : taoshan) was added to the list of Xperia devices FXP supports. The build brought CyanogenMod 11 to Xperia L.

Android KitKat Official Update Petition[edit]

From April 5, 2014 onwards Sony Xperia L users are signing a petition for Android Kitkat official update for Xperia L, http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/sony-xperia-l-update-to-android-4-4 . Similar to Sony Xperia SP users.

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