Sony Xperia L1 is still new in the market. The phone is Sony’s budget model for 2017 and to ensure that it keeps on delivering the best performance, the Japanese tech giant is rolling out an update that not only steps up the performance and fixes bugs, but also installs the latest Android security patch.
Of course, it’s the month of June and everyone would expect the Xperia L1 to be receiving this month’s Android security patch. However, Sony is rolling out last month’s version, which is still a good move for a phone that is, as noted, an entry level model.
The Xperia L1 came preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and as such, this update is based on this new OS. It carries firmware version 43.0.A.4.46, which replaces the previous version 43.0.A.3.39 that carried the April 2017 security patch. As you can see from the small change in build numbers, there’s not much this update brings to the fold other than the aforementioned security patch and system-based enhancements.
Whether you have the Xperia L1 with model number G3311, G3313 or G3312 (dual-SIM), you should receive this update right away. It’s coming out over the air and as such, it might take time before all units – and markets – get it. Still, you can do a manual checkup via Settings>About phone.
Released this month, the Xperia L1 has a 5.5-inch HD display screen; a MediaTek MT6737T SoC mated with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The back has a 13MP shooter and the front gives you a 5MP lens for selfies. It has a 2620mAh battery that is charged via a USB-C port, but you don’t get a fingerprint scanner.