Leak of internal document shows the Sony Xperia ZL priced in Canada by Rogers
Sony Xperia ZL and many manufacturers would be proud to call it their flagship Android phone. It's just that the Sony Xperia Z has just a little more oomph to it as it easily repels both water and dust as well as sporting a little larger footprint. But perhaps you are the kind of person that stands up for the underdog, rents from Avis and makes sure that neither rain nor dust is ever a threat to his phone. In that case, we couldn't blame you for going with the Sony Xperia ZL.
The Sony Xperia ZL is the most compact 5 inch model around. The FHD BRAVIA Engine 2 powered display, which has a pixel density of 443ppi, makes up 75% of the phone, compared with the usual 60% to 68% figure seen on most handsets. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor as the Adreno 320 GPU is busy crunching graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage inside the phone. The 64GB capacity microSD slot is available to expand storage capabilities. A 2370mAh battery powers the phone while the 13MP Exmor RS camera on back captures video in 1080p. The 2MP front-facing camera takes self-portraits and supports video chat. While Android 4.1 will be installed on the phone out of the box, Sony promises a quick update to Android 4.2 and we are pretty sure that they didn't have their fingers crossed behind their back.
1. flexile (Posts: 61; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Maybe it's just me, but I like Xperia ZL way much more than Xperia Z. ._.
4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 960; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Exactly. It looks more sleek which is more important to me than being waterproof.
3. istitch (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Tried ZL, the smaller footprint really impressed me with the 5inch display.
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
Wtf 3 years contract? Kill me please.
11. pwnarena (Posts: 438; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
let me know where you are. i'd enthusiastically do it for you:)
7. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
I thought it was a 4.7 inch? Sorry if it's a stupid question
8. Taters (Posts: 1760; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Nope, 5 inch. Although it is smaller than most 4.7 inch phones and is smaller than a 4.5 inch Nokia phone. You can even argue that it is smaller than a 4.3 inch HTC phone.
I personally think that 9.8 mm is still too thick for a flagship though. I say 8.9 mm tops and would have preferred if Sony made this a tiny bit taller and thinner, not Xperia Z 141 mm tall but maybe 133mm and thinner than 9.8 mm.
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Normally, Sony phones do nothing for me, but I gotta say... The Xperia ZL got me turning my head in Sony's direction. Nice.