Summary: The Xperia SL is basically a refresh. The extra power does not make too much of a difference. And all other features and specifications remain constant. Which is why, we would recommend saving the extra pennies and buy the Xperia S instead. That is easily about Rs. 6,000 cheaper, when you look at the current market prices of both phones (Xperia SL currently retailing for around Rs. 28,000).
Pros: Premium finish, Very good display, Camera good for daytime shots
Summary: The Xperia SL retails in the market for Rs. 30,999, which is an absurd price considering the older Xperia S can be found for as low as Rs. 24,000. Nothing has really changed at all apart from the software update. The speed bump is good, but once the Xperia S gets ICS, you’ll never notice the difference. Instead of this, the LG Optimus 4X HD makes an excellent buy at around Rs. 28,000 as it packs in a more powerful quad-core SoC and larger screen.
Conclusion: Sony has finally caught up with the competition in the Android mobile space. Once plagued by update issues and lack of powerful processing skills, the Xperia smartphones played an underhanded role and failed to make a serious impact, giving way to bold Galaxies and Desires to grab a strong hold. With offerings that are now sporting dual-core Krait-clad processors and more megapixels than the fingers on both your hands, it seems Sony's Xperia is gathering friction again.
Pros: Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass, Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual-core 1.7 GHz Scorpion CPU, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset, 12 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, Multi Angle shot, 1080p video recording @ 30fps with co...
Cons: More powerful chipsets can be had for the same price, Display has sub-par viewing angles, No microSD card slot
Sony Xperia SL – if you wanted an Xperia S but were holding back for the successor
29 August 2012
Conclusion: No word yet on pricing, but you can expect the Sony Xperia SL to cost around the same as the Xperia S when it comes out in a few weeks. The phone will be launched in the US and Europe, although only a couple of networks will have it in stock.
Summary: El nuevo terminal que ha presentado Sony es prácticamente igual que su antecesor. Y es que Sony Xperia SL es una versión más potente del que sea, actualmente, el buque insignia del fabricante japonés. Mientras tanto, su diseño exterior es prácticamente idéntico al del Sony Xperia S . Es decir, un chasis monobloque en aluminio y que se caracteriza por venir acompañado de una barra transparente en la parte inferior del diseño que podrá servir como centro de notificaciones.
Pros: Procesador de doble núcleo a 1,7 GHz, 1 GB de memoria RAM, 28 GB de memoria interna, Android 4.0 de serie, Cámara de fotos 12 MPx y grabación Full HD