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).
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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: When we reviewed the Xperia S earlier this year, we felt that it was a new start for Sony. Continuing its tradition of good design, packing an excellent display we quite liked the Xperia S. However the pace of the mobile industry is such that it has been far out-specced since its launch. Following the lead of HTC with its One X refresh, Sony too has launched a new updated version of the Xperia S dubbed the Xperia SL.
Excerpt: Following close on the heels of the super-successful variants (the Xperia P, Xperia S and Xperia U) from the iconic Sony Xperia brood, Sony has made yet another spectacular offering in the spirited smart phone market to spoil discerning denizens of gadgetville with some more choice! Featuring a neat array of fist-string attributes, the new fangled dapper looking Sony Xperia SL is bound to add oodles of steam to the feisty slugfest of Androids!
Summary: When it comes to high-end smartphones, Sony seems to have decided to stick to a standard form factor and design. And the Xperia SL certainly seems to bear this theory out. It looks similar to the Xperia S, but does it offer enough under the hood to make buyers gravitate to it? We take a closer look. Looks: Standard Xperia fare The Xperia SL looks like a replica of the Xperia S, which is not really a bad thing – it certainly looks very stylish.
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.
Summary: • Access to Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar & Google Talk • Document viewer, voice memo/dial/commands and predictive text input • Multitouch options up to 10 fingers • HDMI port included • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic • HTML5 & Adobe Flash browsers • NFC support • MicroUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones • Audio playback supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis •...
Pros: Access to Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar & Google Talk , Document viewer, voice memo/dial/commands and predictive text input , Multitouch options up to 10 fingers , HDMI port included , Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , HTML5 & Adobe Flash browsers , NFC support , MicroUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support , Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine , 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones , Audio playback supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis ,...
Cons: Bit expensive , No external memory slot , Lack of FM radio
Excerpt: Жил да был смартфон Sony Xperia S . Весь такой красивый, мощный, топовый, дорогой. Решили в Sony его чуток обновить. И выпустили новую модель. Sony Xperia SL . Отличия? Процессор чуть быстрее. По сути, всё. Да, расцветки есть чуть более весёлые чем были у Xperia S . Ну и андроид, естественно, четвёртый. На Xperia S в момент выхода на рынок стоял Android 2.3.