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Sony Xperia L1



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In a nutshell

  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Available in black.

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The build and design of Sony’s flagship smartphone, but with a smaller price tag. For affordability and impressive functionality, check out the Xperia L1.”

What Users Say

4.3 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Nougat 7.0

  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Display

    5.5 inches

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

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Design and display

High definition quality

The Sony Xperia L1 features an expansive 5.5-inch display with HD resolution. The bright and crisp screen will make sure everything you do on the smartphone stands out, especially if you were to use the likes of Netflix for watching films on the go.   


Comfortable grip

The smartphone is much more than just a good-looking device. It has smooth, rounded edges, creating a very comfortable user experience.



See more in the everyday

The Xperia L1’s 13MP camera is really easy to use and makes sure you’re always ready to capture the moment.  

Super selfies

Put yourself in the frame with the 5MP front-facing camera, and enjoy video chats with friends and family with apps like Skype available to download from the Google Play Store.


Under the hood

Smart cleaner

Sony has developed a clever app that makes sure its smartphone always run smoothly. Smart Cleaner guarantees optimum speed, by fully closing down the apps you don’t regularly use.


Expandable memory

With this smartphone you get 16GB of internal memory as standard, but if that’s not enough for all your photos and apps, you can get more room by adding a microSD card of up 256GB. 



The box contains

  • Device
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Charger
  • USB cable


  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 151 x 74 x 8.7 mm

    • 180 grams

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Nougat 7.0

  • Apps

    • Google Play Store

  • Battery

    • 2620 mAh

  • Music and entertainment

  • Special Features

  • Connectivity

    • NFC

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p @ 30fps

    • 1080p @ 30fps

    • 5 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Display

    • HD

    • 267 ppi

    • 720 x 1280 pixels

    • IPS LCD

    • 5.5 inches

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • Cortex-A53

    • 1.45 GHz

    • 1.45 GHz

    • 2 GB


Sony Xperia L1 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not GREAT I have had this phone for 7 months now and It is a good phone. The screen is very good, and although sometimes laggy runs day to day things quite. The only Majour disadvantage of this phone is the 16 gb of storage is not nearly enough. 6 gb of storage gone from system things. 5 gb from the apps which you can't delete doesn't really give you much to play with. Although you can add a sd card some apps don't transfer onto them but it does help with images
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow af I bought this phone almost a year ago, and it was fine for a while. Exceeded my expectations. But can someone explain to me why I've got 0 storage space left? It's constantly crashing on me, and restarting at the most random points. Not to mention the size is completely unnecessary, so it's just a bad phone in general.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Camara is ok This phone is rubbish it takes a day to charge and stays charged for a day.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ****** SONY !! I had a sony L1 last november on a sky mobile contract , For 7 months it was fine until one day it just completely died after a month of no phone and sony and skys repair centre battling against each other as to where it was, A replacement was eventually sent to me . Fine , After around 3 months of my new experia it has suddenly decided to not charge now!! After a similar experience with my experia Z1 a few years ago i have just ordered my next phone ,A trusty Samsung!
Date published: 2018-09-22
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