Sony Xperia L4 adds a third lens to its budget camera phone (updated)

Sony Xperia L4 adds a third lens to its budget camera phone
(Image credit: Sony)

Update: The Sony Xperia L4 has now gone on sale in Europe, so this article has been updated with pricing.

With the Mobile World Congress having fallen victim to coronavirus fears, the world's camera phone manufacturers are now drip feeding us with the phones they would have otherwise have launched in Barcelona. Today, Sony has unveiled its latest budget camera phone.

The Sony Xperia L4 adds some significant improvements to the existing Xperia L3 handset – not least being the addition of a third rear wide-angle lens. The triple lens line-up comprises of a 13MP f/2 main wide lens, 5MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and 2MP f/2.4 depth camera for bokeh effects. The new ultra-wide lens gives a 117° field of view equivalent to a traditional 17mm.

(Image credit: Sony)

The phone also adds a more cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio 6.2in display. And there is a higher capacity 3580mAh battery.

The Xperia L4 is available in choice of blue or black and retails SIM free for £199, or from £10 with contract. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.