Sony - XPERIA L1 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Black

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Enjoy the many uses of this unlocked Sony Xperia tablet. Its MediaTek quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM provide solid performance, and its 16GB flash memory can be expanded to 200GB via the microSD card slot. This Sony Xperia tablet's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity let you stream music and watch movies.

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$199.99
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Black
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony XPERIA L1 G3313
  • 2620 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 90)

Features


Quad-core 1.45GHz processor with 2GB of RAM

Delivers outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile

Also compatible with GSM SIM Kits, including Cricket Wireless, Net10, H2O and Simple Mobile.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.5" TFT touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

13.0MP camera

Capture images while you're out and about.

16GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 256GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Listen to music and news with the included FM radio app

Scan for new stations, store your favorites and record audio directly from the radio.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

SIM card not included.

* Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Overall customer rating

4.3
87%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.3

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review Of: Sony Xperia L1

    Posted
    solarpm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Review Of: Sony Xperia L1 4G LTE 16GB memory cell phone, model G3313. // URL link to Best Buy's product item. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-xperia-l1-4g-lte-with-16gb-memory-cell-phone-unlocked-black/5826100.p?skuId=5826100 Specs: - Height: 5.9 inches. - Width: 2.9 inches. - Depth: 0.3 inches. - Weight: 6.3 ounces. [ PROS ] Items included: - 1 Power sharging cable, USB Type C. - Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System. Built-in features: GPS, FM radio. Product Warranty: 1 year parts, 1 year labor. Standby Time: 28.6 days Keyboard Type: 5.5 inch TFT touchscreen. Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Hall effect sensor, Proximity sensor. Camera Recording: -1 front 5 megapixels camera. Daytime recording is 4 of 5 stars. Nighttime recording is 2 of 5 stars. - 1 Back 13.0MP camera. Daytime recording is 5 of 5 stars. Nighttime recording is 3 of 5 stars. Audio: 4 of 5 stars. Is fairly decent in clarity, but lacks depth and deep tones. Video: 5 of 5 stars. Is top notch being only 1280 x 720p. Incredible clarity! Perfect for streaming/casting or movies installed to your 8GB to 256GB expandable micro-sd card. Call Quality: 5 of 5 stars. - Strong carrier signals supporting 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G LTE Wireless Technology via a contract plan or AT&T's 'To-Go' pay as you go plan. - 4G LTE Bands: 12, 17, 2, 28, 4, 5, 7 - 4G LTE Frequencies: 1500, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2400, 2500, 2600, 2900, 450, 700, 800, 850, 900. - 2G, 3G, 5G LTE Bands and Frequencies not known or not yet specified. WiFi/Bluetooth Wireless A: Is 4 of 5 stars for 75MB+ 2.4 GHz wireless network. Wireless B: Is 4 of 5 stars for 75MB+ 2.4 GHz wireless network. Wireless G: Is 4 of 5 stars for 75MB+ 2.4 GHz wireless network. Wireless N: Is 5 of 5 stars for 75MB+ 5.0 GHz wireless network. Bluetooth is 5 of 5 stars within standard broadcast range. Unlocked Carriers Supported: AT&T, Cricket, H2O Wireless, Net10, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile Network Type: GSM GSM 2G Frequencies: 1800, 1900, 850, 900. GSM 3G Frequencies: 1700, 1900, 2100, 850, 900. [ CONS ] - Not water resistant. - Sim card is not included. - Nearly 6GB of the 16GB available are consumed rite out the box from all the 'preinstalled apps', aka 'bloatware'. GooglePlay, Facebook, Amazon, etc. - Cell phone is not the least heavy out there on the market, weighing in at 6.3 ounces. - The outer shell/case is not of the greatest quality (carbon poly plastic rather than metal) which allowed Sony to significantly reduce the cost of the item quite significantly. Casing does scuff rather easily and is susceptible to finger print oil stains, thus it is advised that anyone buy a protective casing. - Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetically and financially pleasing.

    Posted
    Ryan12115
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start by saying that I bought this phone on a whim. My previous phone(zte blade V8 pro) had recently broke beyond reapir so I was in the market for a new one. And one similar to the V8 pro: great camera, simple u.i not bogged down with added bloat Ware, nfc, a decent battery and USB c. And this phone came with all these things for the most part, granted the camera is lackluster as well as the battery, which yes does suck. But it meets my other requirements; one thing this phone does have that the zte was lacking was looks. If nothing else I can say that the Sony Xperia l1 does draw the eyes. It's sharp angles tiny bezels and bright vibrant screen has more design than my blade V8 pro. It's a phone I feel is just the essentials with decent looks, it covers my needs and looks great to boot. The camera, and battery definitely could be better, besides that it has usb c, nfc and although not full HD display 720p is fine enough for day to day tasks. To;Dr: great LOOKING phone, not so great specs. Pros:nfc, USB type c, it's design and ui Cons:battery is small, and can get hot camera for being a Sony camera isn't good, and it's specs are base. My opinion: if you're using it just for a phone and nothing too intense and want to draw the eye get this. If not and have an extra 30 buy the zte blade V8 pro;just buy a case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Its A Phone...That's were it stops

    Posted
    Sacbruda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased the Sony L! with an understanding that it was going to be a minimal low end everyday phone. But I did have a few expectations. It was a Sony after all. Well the name is were the benefits stop. The Camera, and phone both have significant time delays in operation. Where the phone will often connect upto a full seconds after your press the dial key, the camera will do the same. An if you love game of thrones then definitely try using tis camera in low light. My dog was transformed into a white walker with bright blue eyes. Oh and the list goes on. Blue tooth has difficulty connecting with almost every device that is non sony. Save your self some headaches. go with a cheer cheap phone. lol I purchased this hoping it would hold me over until the new flagships start driving in September. Im glad to say goodbye.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good!

    Posted
    Mark
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So far, this phone has been great. The screen is easy to use and the options/settings seem ample. I have no complaints about the sound or image quality. The camera is decent, but I suppose am picky on image clarity since I am a photographer and typically use a higher-quality DSLR camera for events and projects. My only complaint is that despite the capacity for the voice-to-text feature on Google searches, there is no option for that feature on texting, so all texts have to be typed out. Otherwise, I'm still getting used to this phone and enjoying it considerably so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    Posted
    Tetriz
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Less than 2 months of use, and my screen just went dark. NO BACKLIGHT. Don't think I can return it now. Never liked how it functioned. Could have gotten a Huawei for the same price. Sony sells the phone pre-loaded with crapp like Facebook, Amazon app, WHICH YOU CANNOT UNINSTAL! So the phone is just bloated out of the box with little storage left. Camera sucks hard, and you will just hate this phone if you try to take a picture in the dark. Worst entry level phone I've used. I'm just going to get save up and get a new highend Huawei

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Affordable

    Posted
    ipodlin
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have owned many sony phones and this one is one of the cheapest in quality. Sony is really separating the directions for their affordable phones and high end phones and cutting a lot of corners to save money. The battery life is comparable to a phone you have had for a year and the performance is 4yr+ old technology. You get what you pay for and if you are looking for an affordable unlocked phone, this is a good phone, but if you live on your phone constantly, consider a higher end sony phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre

    Posted
    Sandaesa

    Very poor sound, display nis OK. Phone is very slow for VOIP applications like Magic Jack. Extremely low volume and Mediocre display. I wasted my money on this, Not worth buying at all. I am surprised sony came up with such a mediocre product that cannot even meet a basic audio customer requirement. No more Sony cell phones for remainder of my life. Poor Battery performance. No fast charge, NO dual whats app and facebook. Please dont waste your money on this if you use apps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas Gift

    Posted
    Abby
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I brought this for my husband but was procrastinating because i knew the price would go down and it did 3 days before Christmas. my husband was complaining about how jacked up his phone look so i gave him this and his paused of joy was a good reaction. I own a sony xperia XA 1 Ultra and i love it after having it for only a few months. Tired of leasing phones from tmobile. this is how you cut your bill and half buy unlock phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.3 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about social network, design, screen and price. Editors are less positive about reception and battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
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