Xperia SL goes on sale in China

by XB on 5th September 2012

in Xperia S

The Sony Xperia SL has gone on sale in China. The handset which is a refresh of the Sony Xperia S, is available on the official Sony Store China website for RMB 3,888 (£385, €486, $612). The handset is available in all four colours: black, white and the new pink and silver colours. The Sony Xperia SL has a Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 chipset overclocked to 1.7GHz, but is otherwise identical to the Xperia S. We have yet to see the Xperia SL go on sale anywhere in Europe.


  • uliwooly

    It should word it differently as it gives the impression that it’s a different processor.

    “The Sony Xperia SL has a 1.7GHz MSM8260 S3 Snapdragon processor but is otherwise identical to the Xperia S. ”

    The Sony Xperia SL is identical to the Xperia S but clocked at 1.7GHz

    or something alike.

  • Josh Taylor

    Same Chip, just overclocked. That silver color is sweet though. Might see if I can pick up a bottom cover for my black S.

  • Please can someone confirm if the capacitive buttons are still crap like on XS or Sony replaced them with more sensible one’s.

  • name me

    on the official Sony Store China website

    Xperia™ TX LT29i is set for RMB 4,298 . why you didnt publish that too ?

  • can’t tell you cause in my opinion they are not crap. why should they? they work like they should?

  • roeshak

    I can’t see the logic of this handset at all with the launch of the other s4 devices. If they were re-releasing an s4 version of the xperia s, then than would make more sense because to be honest, the user would not notice any difference at all between the two in performance terms. Indeed the difference in performance terms between the s3 and s4 are very marginal since they are clocked for now at the same speed. All you get is higher benchmark scores for those that like to brag about such things but very little indeed in real world performance. I think we’ll have to wait for the first 1.8 or 2.0 ghz s4 to notice a performance bump. A lot is made about processing power by the tech junkies but JB on the galaxy nexus proves that slow downs and lag in android is chiefly because of software and not processing power or should I say the lack of it.

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