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When we had reviewed the Sony Xperia S, the biggest issue with an otherwise very good phone was the older Android OS that came on board. This time around, there are no such issues. The Xperia S had the model number LT26i, while the Xperia SL gets the model number LT26ii. But, the bigger issue is – what is new? Well, there is a better processor onboard with more power. But the rest is exactly the same. Possibly the best thing about the Xperia SL is that it carries forward the exact same build as the Xperia S. And we had praised that phone for that stand-out-in-a-crowd look, yet remaining very much sophisticated and classy. Despite the similarities, let us just run you through some of the unique design elements of the Xperia SL. Straight out of the box, the Xperia SL has an undeniably premium design. The biggest attention grabber is the transparent strip running below the display only breaks the darkness of the slightly reflective piano black glass. This is pretty much the unique design element of the phone, but serves a purpose as well – if you look closely, the strip houses the cellular reception antenna. The other purpose of the transparent strip is to have the labeling for the three touch sensitive keys - return, home and options.
A refresh, instead of a proper upgrade. A replacement model rather than a successor. Is the Sony Xperia SL aiming too low? Many will probably say so, but you can't blame Sony for trying to extend the life of a pretty solid smartphone and one of its best-received handsets. The Sony Xperia SL might not tempt anyone already owning the Xperia S to upgrade, but then again that's where the Xperia T steps in. The new Sony smartphone takes the path of the Arc S and tries to give a once successful flagship better chances to survive in the mid-range. The Xperia SL finds itself in the middle of an extremely fierce battle. It's squeezed between the affordable dual-core NovaThor-powered droids and the flagships from the beginning of the year, which have undergone several price-cuts and are ready to conquer new territories. The question is whether the Sony Xperia SL has what it takes to survive in these conditions. A look at its main strengths and weaknesses should help us with the answer. It's quite obvious, that even after the speed bump, the Sony Xperia SL isn't the most powerful droid around.
Introduction:Sony did with the Xperia SL what it did with the Xperia arc and arc S last year – a new version with more colors, newer Android version, and souped-up processor speed. The only notable difference between the specs of the Xperia S and the SL, is that the dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor went up from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz.Other than that, ICS and the few fun new colors, like the pink SL unit we have here, it carries the same 12MP camera with Exmor R sensor, and is shipping with the same generous 32GB of internal memory, as the Xperia S. Is there anything new in the performance aspect? Read on to find out...In the box:Design:The phone looks like a boxy slab, and weighs more than usual for a 4.3-incher, yet when picked provides a firm grip precisely because of the sharp edges. It still offers the slightly curved back of the former Xperias for added grip comfort, but its matte plastic is a bit slippery, so the phone not being overly thin as some other anorexic handsets helps to grip it tight. The boxy phone has this rugged good looks, which the girly pink version we got tries to balance out.
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