Sony’s new Xperia L4 brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor. For starters it shares a lot of its DNA with Sony’s Xperia 1 flagship – it has a triple camera, a 21:9 display and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The display is a 6.2-inch 21:9 HD+ LCD, it’s taller than the Xperia L3’s 18:9 screen and matches the cinematic ratio of the Xperia 1. The taller aspect makes it more convenient to use two apps simultaneously in portrait mode.
The triple camera on the rear includes a 13MP wide-angle with phase detect autofocus, a 5MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s an 8MP selfie shooter on the front, housed in its own little notch.
One area where the Xperia L4 isn’t an upgrade over its predecessor is processing. It has the same MediaTek Helio P22 with 3GB of RAM. It also retains the 3.5mm audio jack and doubles the built-in storage to 64GB.
Finally, let’s talk about battery. The Xperia L4 ups the capacity to 3,580mAh (up from 3,300 on the Xperia L3) and adds fast charging (although that’s not Power Delivery).
The Xperia L4 will be available in select markets this Spring in two colors – Black and Blue. Price is yet to be detailed.