Great phone, had it for around 3 years and 9 months, always done me good. Although through my fault I dropped it and the back cover is open as the clips havee broken so I have a swollen battery and have to charge it every 2 hours. If it wasn't for that its still a great working phone, still runs as well as it did from new, no lagging etc. Which the video recorder was better as my videos always got ruined by it zooming and focusing and causing alot of blurry-Ness so couldn't ever record anything.
the l3 suddenly won't open after i restart the phone, i charge it the red light stays on but it won't turn on.
George Stobbart, 09 Jul 2023Man I loved my L3, until I dropped it getting off the bus 😐 after 2 years of using a crap Sams... moreconsider the galaxy a02 has weaker processor, compared to L3. mt6739 vs helio p22. of course p22 is faster, but dont expect any further android updates🙂
if you love sony, i recommend you their flagship 1 series and midrange 10 series. but remember, they have high price. but you wont regret it and you wont even change phones in 4 to 5 years.
D, 09 Mar 2023Currently have sony Xperia l3 will be 3 years in July 2023 although bit old compared with curr... moreMan I loved my L3, until I dropped it getting off the bus 😐 after 2 years of using a crap Samsung ao2.
I finally got an Xperia L4😍 online because Sony no longer sell in my country. L3 is great phone enjoy
Currently have sony Xperia l3 will be 3 years in July 2023 although bit old compared with current phones did not find anything wrong with it battery lasts about 2 days no problem with freezing dropped it a few times no problem apart from finding it a bit difficult getting charger to connect recently had no problems although looking for new phone now as bit old now
I only bought this as it was the cheapest smart phone that O2 sells (£99).
Don't like the button layout. But other than that its typical horrible Android.
PeakSteve, 17 Jul 2021This L3 is my 4th Sony phone, and probably the worst phone I have ever owned! My previous So... moreAbsolutely agree. Had an L4 for a couple of years and it is absolutely the worst phone I've ever bought. Yeah, it has good battery life but almost daily random screen freezes, even when there's an incoming call (to clear it you switch off and back on again and if lucky it's still ringing). Then the there is the constant WiFi 'no internet' nonsense - if there was no internet I wouldn't be typing this on my laptop. And the random typing when I'm messaging, including a few days ago trying to make a call to a complete stream of symbols, numbers and characters. And I know it isn't just me as I see the same questions and complaints all over the place. Never going to buy another Sony phone, and now will think twice about their other products.
If you think this is crap or L4 with Cortex A53, always check for higher class from this brand, like Sony Xperia 10 II or III. Way better devices, bit more expensive but it really worth your money, OLED screens with Sony display technology, more stable, water resistant.
February 2022 will we maybe get a L4? Hopefully not same SoC again please. Anything newer is a most or this product will be a massive bust!
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2021Used to be Sony Xperia freak but still don't know if to continue with this brand. My L3 h... moreYou cannot compare XZ2 and L3... Wtf ? It is like comparing Mercedes G500 and CLA 180.
Plus, Sony sometimes making better looking phones in lower class. I have XA2 and XZ1 compact and i am very satisfied with both. Best thing on these phones (except every suspect) is also very good support on XDA. Battery still like before, immortal phones.
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2021Used to be Sony Xperia freak but still don't know if to continue with this brand. My L3 h... moreHi I assure you the 5ii is an amazing phone, its last years flagship and will be much better than your current phone/..
Used to be Sony Xperia freak but still don't know if to continue with this brand. My L3 heats up always reaching 48°. Need to cool the temp in my refrigerator at times. Planning to go for 5ii but scared same or worse might happen. Please advise for better decision. Thanks.
This L3 is my 4th Sony phone, and probably the worst phone I have ever owned!
My previous Sony phones were all excellent, hence this choice.
From a purely non-technical point of view on the L3:-
The screen seems not as good as my previous XZ2 Compact
It is extremely slow
The operating system seems "clunky", and unser-unfriendly!
It wont allow me to answer a ringing phone if I'm on another app! (*If* an ANSWER button appears at all, it does not work!)
I regularly have to reset it
Camera seems to produce poorer-quality pictures than my previous XZ2.
I have NEVER had these sorts of problems on any previous device. This is my second L3 (I had to send back the first) and I am currently awaiting a third!
However, the battery lasts quite well!!!
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2020Does l3 comes with notification led like other sony phonesyes i own a l3 it does have a light
Does l3 comes with notification led like other sony phones
People like to criticise Sony Xperia so much but actually we who love Sony by Sony. We love the design, music output quality.
L3 is a wonderful budget phone, the battery takes me through the day with heavy usage and I have about 15% left at night. I have held other phones that can't take me upto even midday with my usage.
The screen is good, makes browsing and viewing videos fun.
I love Sony music output, this phone has that.
Purchased off EE July 2019 New Phone found front camera defective not focusing wanted replacement told no stock and offered older model !!! Sony themselves only offered to repair unit, Very disappointed with service off both. Phone o.k. with other uses but was a 1st new phone purchase in over 3 years, will get next off Motorola or other company in 2021.
Here, my L3 heats up to 47 degrees, now the phone's swelling up per day. I am getting discouraged on sony phones.