Sony Xperia L4 Review | Budget 21:9 Blower

Review of the Sony Xperia L4 budget smartphone, the cheapest mobile from the Japanese giant in 2020. Here’s my full verdict on the performance, camera tech, battery life and the rest of the Xperia L4 experience, after testing it out.

This Sony phone costs just £179 in the UK, so it’s got hot competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo and Motorola. But this year’s release boasts that same 21:9 design as the flagship 1 Mark 2. Of course, that’s pretty much where the specs comparison ends, with a basic Mediatek chipset on board. It’s limited for sure, but can still handle a quick PubG Mobile gaming session.

Battery life is good despite the small cell, while the near stock Android experience would be good – except that it’s the old Android 9, which is disappointing. Here’s hoping the Xperia L4 gets an upgrade soon.

Sony’s camera tech is basic at best too, but the triple lens rear camera can shoot respectable looking photos if you take your time. Here’s a closer look at the pic and video quality.

So that’s my full L4 review, let me know your own experiences/thoughts below.