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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 •...
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 .
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 .
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