Specs summary


The Sony Xperia L1's screen is 5.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a MediaTek MT6737T Quad core 1.45 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2620 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 28.6 days standby time, 773 minutes (2G), 692 minutes (3G).

If you want no more than a well-functioning smartphone, you will be quite happy with the Xperia L1.

- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck 

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)


Sony’s elegance in an affordable version

from LaptopMedia
Xperia L1 features the typical Sony design but unlike the higher-end models here the construction is fully plastic. Xperia L1 is aimed at people looking for larger working space as its screen is 5.5-inch. However, it is one of the main energy consumers and therefore, the available 2620mAh battery is not one of the most durable ones... Full review
Tech Advisor

Manages to provide a fancy design without suffering too many losses

from Tech Advisor
If design and screen size are you main preoccupations, then the L1 is definitely the budget phone you need. Its resemblance to Sony’s higher range smartphones and the large screen it offers make it one of the best looking phones of its price-range. The benchmark results and general slowness when multitasking hold it back, and if you plan on using it for intense gaming or video streaming, you might be better off with something else. If not, the L1 is an attractive budget phone and should be more than enough to satisfy your basic needs.. Full review

Solid and good-looking

from Notebookcheck
The Sony Xperia L1 is a lower mid-range smartphone that offers a sound performance in most areas. If you expect no more from your smartphone than to work and occasionally shoot a photo, you will be very happy with this device. Even though some might complain about the bloatware in the system and the high temperatures under load can be annoying, there are several areas in which the Sony Xperia L1 is quite convincing: the precise GPS module, the extensive and up-to-date software, its good input devices and a display with good color accuracy, for example... Full review

A well-built smartphone with a bright display and strong battery life

from TrustedReviews
The Sony Xperia L1 is a pleasant enough phone to use, but it comes critically underarmed to an increasingly deadly budget phone fight... Full review

Not targeting power users to begin with

from GSMArena
The Xperia L1 is a sensible offer from a top-tier manufacturer that's hard to ignore. It's a statement as Sony returns to a niche, which it wouldn't give up to Xiaomi or Meizu without a fight. Nokia and Motorola want a piece of it too though, and the Xperia L1 will have to work hard to prove its worth... Full review

Budget Moto G5 rival phone

from Recombu
The Xperia L1 is your typical budget blower, offering some slick Sony styling for the £150 asking price. In some areas it lags behind rivals such as the Moto G5, especially when it comes to performance, while the camera tech isn’t quite as strong either. However, the capable screen, expandable storage and user-friendly interface combine for a satisfying everyday experience... Full review

Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.

Prices (Where to Buy)

Online Buying Options


Q&A Forum


Helpful Links Review Sources Have a question?

Visit the Sony Xperia L1 Q&A Forum to ask the community a question or help others.

Share / Embed

You can share this phone with friends or embed the reviews widget on your website.

Full Specs

Release date June 9, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1900/2100/800/850 /900/1800/2600 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

Compare Android Smartphones

Processor MediaTek MT6737T Quad core 1.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2620 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 502 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
773 minutes (2G)
692 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 28.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Pink, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.4 x 0.9 cm
(5.9 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 180 grams
(6.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 267 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, HDR, Scene recognition
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, ASF, DivX, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, AVG Protection, YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Shopping)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony G3311, G3313

Also available in dual-SIM variant.
Related Links Sony Xperia L1 Reviews
Where to buy Sony Xperia L1
Suggest a correction

Are you on the best cell phone plan?