The good news is that the Xperia L1 does not skimp on the screen, as it sports a 5.5 inch panel with a solid if uninspired 720p resolution. This gives it the same display area as the iPhone 7 Plus, albeit with fewer pixels on offer.
A 13 megapixel camera is found on the back, while a front-facing five megapixel snapper is a nice touch for selfie fans. With a 2620mAh battery on board there may be concerns about how long the L1 can last between charges, but some intelligent tech means that the charging experience itself should be quicker and more efficient than usual.
A quad core chipset from MediaTek is matched with 2GB of RAM, meaning that while the L1 will not offer blazing performance it should handle Android Nougat and any apps fairly smoothly. Integrated storage sits at a somewhat meagre 16GB, but there is a microSD memory card slot to add some much needed expandability, making this mid range Xperia model one to watch when it is released next month.