So without any further ado, let’s uh, quick, open and see what’s inside just take the accessories. With my instruction manual, we’ve got the charger actually comes with a three pin plug that’s good. Not many budget phones actually come with a plug anymore, usually come with just the cable and leave it to you now in terms the specification of the actual phone itself. Let me open this up. One thing i do like looking at straight away: i can tell it’s one of the widescreen proper wide screen actually phone. So this is what we call a 21×9 ratio screen as opposed to just a 16.9 um. The screen size itself is a 15.7 centimeter hd display. One thing i do like about it is that the front camera is a 8 megapixel and when you look on the rear, you’ve got your triple camera, which is a 30 megapixel, five megapixel and a two megapixel. Now the good thing about having the three cameras, as you know, is that one of them, obviously, is your main photo camera. Okay, so the sony l4 itself comes with android 9 pre installed um a bit of a shame actually, because the moment you take out the box, it starts looking for sony’s updates as well, which is um. You know a bit annoying. Actually, if you want a phone that you’re going to take out and use straight away, um say nav, though obviously with android 9 there’s. One thing to take into consideration: android 11 is out um very, very soon, if not already out, and so it does beg to um a different rest of why they put such um an older android system on there um, but anyway, without further ado.
Let’S. Take a look at one other thing and that’s the uh, the finish on the back now the sony l4 does come in two colors that’s, the black that we got here and a blue finish. However, my one complaint i will say is that looking at a finish, it is a rather dull, dare i say, tacky plastic kind of finish: there’s, no real, rivets or design or flash or gloss or any ceramic coating on there. So it does look rather dull, which is a shame for a sony phone because it does make it look like exactly what it is, which is actually an intended budget phone. I mean this phone does retail between 150 270 pounds i’m, just hoping really that invo might look cheap, even though the screen’s, nice and it’s hd that perhaps the um the function of it is better. So one of the tests i’m going to do now, i’m. Just going to take a little picture – and i think i took a picture earlier – let’s go straight to it. Zoom right in let’s just see okay to be fair, that’s, actually pretty decent. Okay, so look i’m, an old man! You can see my gray hairs, uh yeah, but actually you know to be fair. It’S picked on the detail really well so that’s, actually not bad at all. So it’s got the complexion. The hairs, the backgrounds and you can zoom in ability is quite good as well.
Actually so yeah, actually, you know what that’s pretty decent, what i’m gon na do now i’m, just gon na do a test. I’M gon na take a picture of another picture Music. The battery life for this is a 3560 mh battery, which is pretty decent, actually um. That should give you a sufficient whole day’s use, maybe even a day and a half depending upon what you’re doing um. One thing i do like about this also is that you have a simple sim tray at the sides at the top here. One thing we did notice when we opened it just a bit earlier. It is actually an exterior light pop out which tells you where the sim goes, so you can’t really screw that up um. One thing that i do find a bit tricky, though, is that where you have the power button and i’m just going to turn that on now, hopefully there’s a bit of charge, there we go i’ve just noticed: we’ve got the fingerprint sensor next to it, as opposed To in the power button now, that’s a bit of a shape actually having the fingerprint sensor in the power button would usually be the best way of doing it, especially on all the new flagship phones. Having a separate means that if you’ve got it in your pocket and you want to open it by fingerprint reader, you have to turn it on and then go back to the fingerprint sensor so that’s a bit annoying, but looking at it um yeah.
It looks very nice, it looks very crisp there. We go okay by looking at the screen. Okay, so it feels quite responsive. I mean you know. The resolution is really nice. I mean that’s, obviously, because it’s a full hd screen, um it’s got nfc. So in conclusion, the uh, the handset itself, it’s a good value 150 to 160 pound phone can’t complain. Features are really good. The camera is really spot on. So, if you’re, looking for a cheaper camera, a cheaper video recorder, kind of phone uh for memories, it’s, just something as a gift for the family member, definitely it’s a great phone there are some subtle features should be able to let down, i mean. Obviously the case is a bit plasticky. You can imagine scratches and stuff appearing on it, um, probably within a week or two’s use um. I would definitely say that look if this is a phone that you’re interested in uh. You don’t want to spend a lot of money, but definitely get yourself a decent case um. I would also say that look be prepared for a few things like the brightness. It does get bright, but you will get a lot of glare because of the type of screen it is so um. Obviously, don’t trying to view it in direct sunlight might be a difficulty. I can see um, but you also see where sony have made compromises. I mean at the end of the day the software is amazing.
The hardware is good, um it’s, just a few things where, if they use, for example, a different processor uses a mediatek processor, if they use a snapdragon processor, then i would definitely say you know for things like uh high spec games like modern warfare and stuff, like That would be fantastic. I can imagine that some of these games will probably be perhaps a bit low resolution or perhaps a bit laggy, but you know what you can still do a lot with this phone it’s a very capable phone um. I just think for what it is as a budget phone it’s in the very basic to middle range um, i think it’s an ideal gift ideal for someone who’s more interested, just photos, uh occasional use, kind of thing, but if you’re a die, hard uh a phone Fan looking for high end games um this wouldn’t be the phone for you, but um other than that guys. I hope you liked the little review. Um, perhaps there’s anything you agree or disagree with or any questions you have about the headset. Please do like it and subscribe. Please do leave your comments beneath and i’ll try and get back to you soon as soon as possible.