In a few words
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.This model, the Xperia L1 16 Go uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Sony provides us with a well-balanced phone here.It’s a very good quality model.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Taking pictures or filming|
Xperia L1 16 Go for mobility?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Xperia L1 16 Go.A size of 5.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Even less good for watching a movie.It is in these cases that you will regret a bigger screen.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.There’s GPS on this phone.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
This on model, you can have more than one phone number.In other words, having several subscriptions with the same device.This will even be possible with competing operators.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
We found out that this Xperia L1 16 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.The 2620 mAh will barely be enough to last a day between calls, texts or games.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, Sony has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Interesting for the videos?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.A handy device for watching videos.The same goes for listening to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
We would have liked the Xperia L1 16 Go to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.It is one of the worst in this area.The 5.5 -inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.The resolution is low: 720 x 1280.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
Sony has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The sound result is of a good level.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Games, but also applications require batteries.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this Xperia L1 16 Go is below its competitors.The Mediatek MT6737T (28 nm) processor is an older generation.Which makes it look just passable.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.You will only have 16 GB for your videos and music.In fact, for some passionate users, Sony has provided an extra space to add more.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.Its power of 2620 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5.5 inches.It won’t be easy to read the downloaded documents.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.It is a means of payment with the smartphone.
The tool to make photos, movies?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Sony has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
It’s a surprise from Sony.In fact, there is only one camera on this phone.
With its photo resolution of 13 Mp, this Xperia L1 16 Go is an interesting choice compared to other equivalent models.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.However, it does not have HDR technology.
We do not recommend this device to anyone who regularly selfies with their smartphone.So photo retouching is not exceptional.This Xperia L1 16 Go is good for telephoning, but not for retouching images.
This device contains only 16 GB of storage space; less than most.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
What about the Xperia L1 16 Go?
This Xperia L1 16 Go meets the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.