Sony’s 2013 new additions: Xperia SP and Xperia L

Sony is coming back strong in 2013. They’ve just bolstered their line-up with two new additional Xperia smartphones, they Xperia SP and Xperia L.

Xperia SP

The Xperia SP is Sony’s new addition in the mid-range smartphone segment and spots the iconic transparent strip, similar to the ones on the Xperia S/P/U. On top of this, it’s built upon an aluminum frame (weighing in at 155g). So we’re expecting a premium feel from the device. Spotting a 4.6″ HD Reality Display (protected by corning gorilla glass) powered by the all new Mobile Bravia Engine 2, the Xperia SP seems to be the successor of the Xperia ion. The Xperia SP is also equipped with the latest Exmor RS sensor, shooting at 8MP resolutions capable of capturing full HD videos. This device has the standard NFC, LTE bands, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and is MHL ready. Powering all this is the latest S4 Pro processor clocking a dual core processor at 1.7Ghz, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory (expandable with a microSD). As for battery life, we’re expecting an adequate daily usage with the addition of Battery Stamina Mode. Interesting enough, the phone supports Sony’s “Glove mode” where you’re able to navigate the phone even when wearing a pair of gloves!

Xperia L

The Xperia L is Sony’s new addition in the entry level smartphone segment and spots the iconic arc back, similar to the ones on the Xperia arc S/V/J. The Xperia L’s focus would be on the all new Exmor RS sensor, an upgrade from its successor the Xperia J. It spots a dedicated camera button for easy access to the camera function, and allows for a quick snap from sleep mode in just over a second! The Xperia L spots a 4.3″ Reality Display on scratch resistant glass (weighing in at 137g). This device has the standard NFC, HSPA+, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and is MHL ready. Powering all this is a dual core processor clocked at 1Ghz, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory (expandable with a microSD). As for battery life, we’re expecting an adequate daily usage with the addition of Battery Stamina Mode.

How do you find the new line-up from Sony? The design sure is unique as compared to most smartphones in the market right now.

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