So far, the budget and mid range smartphone space in India was occupied by the Indian manufacturers and they also relished great success in the category. Now, it seems the global vendors have understood what exactly will be fruitful in the country and have started implementing the same strategy.
A fleet of manufacturers have entered the Indian smartphone arena and they include well known brands including LG, Sony, Nokia and more. Coming to the Android market segment, Sony and LG are constantly launching mid range handsets in order to gain enough popularity in the nation.
Recently, LG released its dual SIM Jelly Bean offerings - Optimus L3 2, L5 2 and L7 2 in India at the sub Rs 20,000 price range. The same way, Sony has released its Xperia L, a mid-range Jelly Bean offering on pre-order at Rs 18,990 on Infibeam. The Xperia L will be available in the country starting from the next week claims the listing.
Now, consumers who are looking forward to buy a mid-range handset with decent specifications will definitely get confused on which one to buy as both come with almost similar specs and amazing UI, falling in the same price bracket. But, obviously there has to be only one choice at the end of the day.
If you are thinking deep on the same, GizBot has a way to resolve your concern. Read the spec and feature comparison of Xperia L and Optimus L7 2 to get an in depth knowledge of the smartphones and figure out which one will suit your requirements.
Xperia L carries a dimension of 128.7 x 65. x 9.7 mm and weighs in at 137 grams being heftier than Optimus L7 2 measuring 121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm in dimension and weighing around 118 grams.
On the display front, Xperia L houses a 4.3 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a pixel density of 228 ppi approximately.
In comparison, Optimus L7 2 features a 4.3 inch IPS LCD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 217 ppi pixel density approximately.
The IPS display in Optimus L7 2 will offer excellent viewing angles and faster response times. But, the Xperia L comes with a slightly improved pixel density and features a scratch resistant glass protection.
Xperia L is equipped with a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon processor and Optimus L7 2 is packed with a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor.
Both Xperia L and Optimus L7 2 run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they will have features such as Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, live wallpapers, Android Beam app and more.
When it comes to camera optics, Optimus L7 2 features an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling. At the same time, Xperia L packs an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, HDR, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Optimus L7 2 has 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB via a micro SD card slot and 768MB RAM, whereas, Xperia L has 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.
Both the smartphones come with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0. But, Xperia L has NFC connectivity for easier mobile payments and dual band Wi-Fi for faster and unlimited internet access.
Xperia L is powered by a 1,750 mAh battery offering up to 9 hours talk time and 454 hours standby. In comparison, Optimus L7 2 has a 2,460 mAh battery delivering up to 12 hours talk time and 800 hours standby.
While Optimus L7 2 has been released in the country at Rs 18,650 and Xperia L will be available from next week at Rs 19,990. Anyways, consumers can pre-order Xperia L at Rs 18,990.
Both LG Optimus L7 2 and Sony Xperia L are mid-range Jelly Bean offerings and hence, they will offer almost similar users experience to the consumers.
From the specs, it is evident that Xperia L has better camera performance, increased internal storage and advanced connectivity features including NFC and dual band Wi-Fi. But, Optimus L7 2 seems to have a better display with IPS technology and also an increased battery capacity offering significant backup.