Xperia SL launched by Sony silently | Specs can beat the iPhone 4S and Samsung SIII

The Xperia SL combines a 4.3-inch display with a 720p Bravia Engine powered display with a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chip and 1GB of RAM. Additionally, we get the same 12.1-megapixel camera from the Xperia S, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera and 32GB of internal memory of which 26GB is available to the user.

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The phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which admittedly is not the latest version, but that’s a nuisance most people are already used to. Other frills include NFC connectivity, a HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and a 3.5mm jack.

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Camera and video

  • 12.1 megapixel camera with pulsed LED flash and Auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Face recognition and Smile detection
  • Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p)

Connectivity and communication

  • High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, SyncML, Google Sync and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • ANT+ sports fitness

Entertainment

  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Xperia™ with Facebook™
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • 3D surround sound
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • TV launcher
  • “WALKMAN” application

Display

  • 4.3”, 1280 x 720 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk application
  • Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
  • Google Mail

Memory

Flash memory: 32 GB (up to 26 GB user-accessible memory)

RAM: 1GB

Networks

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

Key Specifications:

Processor

1.7GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3

RAM

1GB

Display

HD Display, 4.3-inch Reality Display with Bravia Engine, 1280×720 pixels

Camera

12.1-megapixel camera, LED flash, Full HD 1080p video, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera(HD)

Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, 3D Sweep Panorama, Red Eye Reduction, Scene Recognition, Self-timer

Memory

32GB, 26GB available to the user

Dimensions

128x64x10.6mm

Weight

144 grams

Operating System

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Price

Rs 30,999

Other Features

A-GPS, GLONASS with Google Maps

Walkman, Album Application, Image Sensor, Manual Equalizer, NFC Connectivity, Games, Video Chat, 50 GB Cloud Space, Near Field Communication, Exmor, Video Stabilizer, Audio and Video Streaming, Flight Mode, Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Infinite Button, Notes, Setup Guide, Stopwatch, Timer, PC Companion, MMS Enabled, Predictive Text Input, Audio Recorder, Auto Rotation, TrackID, Play Station, Voice Input, TV Out Port

Important Apps:

Google Talk, YouTube, Facebook, Media Go, Media Transfer Protocol Support, Twitter, Instant Messaging, Bookmarks, Google Street View and Lattitude, Gmail, Google Sync

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