New Sony Xperia 2013 modelsDale Davies ▼ | Saturday March 23, 2013 6:37PM ET
Sony announced two new Xperia smartphone models to join its 2013 line up - the Xperia SP and Xperia L. The Xperia SP delivers 4G LTE with a HD screen, and Xperia L provides high-class camera with HDR for photos and videos.
Both the Xperia SP and Xperia L offer beautiful designs and a range of technologies including a high quality screen, the latest camera features from Sony, NFC connectivity for One-touch function; Battery Stamina Mode for extended battery life, and Sony's media apps for entertaiment on the go.
The Xperia SP utilises expertise from Sony's Bravia TV engineers to create its 4.6" HD Reality Display for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness. The latest Mobile Bravia Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by analysing your content type and adjusting the image automatically, making it one of the most intelligent smartphone screens around.
The engine will make the adjustment by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. The Xperia SP looks beautiful with a co-moulded aluminium frame and it features a customisable colour-changing element which you can personalise to alert you of incoming calls and text messages. And you can set the illuminations to pulse to your favourite music.
The stylish and functional Xperia L features an 8-megapixel camera with Sony's "ExmorRS for mobile" sensor technology for vivid colours and clarity. High Dynamic Range (HDR) ensures that your photos and videos are captured clearly, even at night or against a strong backlight. The camera has a dedicated key that goes from sleep to ready just over a second even from a locked screen, which gives a nice tool for a fast-capture shooting. All those photos you can enjoy in 4.3" FWVGA screen. It is available in white, red and black colours.
Both Xperia SP and Xperia L benefit from Sony's media applications: Walkman, Album and Movies provide online and offline content through a single access point. Also featured on both models are One-touch functions,a llowing you to easily and instantly enjoy music and photos across an array of devices, such as Sony's SRS-BTV5 portable speaker and latest range of NFC-enabled Bravia TVs, with just a single touch. ■