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Sony Xperia ZL now available for pre-order in the U.S. directly from Sony

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Sony Xperia ZL now available for pre-order in the U.S. directly from Sony
The Sony Xperia ZL is now being made available for pre-orders in the United States. We've already discussed many times how this is a top-shelf model that is overshadowed on Sony's own line-up by the Sony Xperia Z. Outside of the latter's ability to repeal water and dust, both phones are very similar and the Sony Xperia ZL's battery has a slightly larger capacity. With its smaller footprint, the Xperia ZL is the most compact 5 inch FHD smartphone on the market, which some of you might find refreshing in this era of larger and larger phones. Not that the model is a pipsqueak, mind you. It still offers a 5 inch BRAVIA Engine 2 display that makes up about 75% of the phone.

The Sony Xperia ZL can be pre-ordered in the U.S. directly from Sony

The Sony Xperia ZL can be pre-ordered in the U.S. directly from Sony

Sony is offering the unlocked version of the Sony Xperia ZL with HSPA connectivity for $719.99 while the same model with 4G LTE connectivity will run you $759.99. Sony relayed some interesting stats with its announcement this morning of the U.S. pre-order. In talking about the high-functionality of the power button, Sony computed that the average user touches the power button on his phone 76 times per day. How about that!

Sony says that the model will soon be available from other retailers in the states and there is a good chance that the price will be lower than Sony's price only because it is not considered good form for a manufacturer to compete with a retailer by offering a lower price. But if you want the Sony Xperia ZL now, and can't wait for another retailer to take pre-orders, go right ahead and click on the sourcelink. We should point out that the phone is available in red, white and black.

source: Sony via Engadget
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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:32 3

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6719; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This means it wont be available for u.s. carriers :( was hoping this phone too be on aatt & others

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:05 4

3. dragonite99 (unregistered)


lol xperia zl.. who cares

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:38 2

2. desijatt (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


in India both xperia zl costs $663

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:11 4

4. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


What a price!! In Asia it only cost $647.00
Thank You Sony

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:13 1

5. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


i love this phone , but for that much money , sorry sony i'll pass.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:02 1

6. Amasoo (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


epensive ...

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:02 4

7. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Better save money for galaxy s 4.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:28

8. izim1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


The price had been up for a while. I mentioned it on anothe zl article and got thumbed down like I was talking out my butthole. Anyways I was really considering this phone but not at that price. Specially when the HTC one developer edition is reportedly going to go for $100 less and one can only assume the gs4 will also be less.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:29 1

9. dmn666 (Posts: 202; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


blt is taking pre-order for $575 (US version in all three colors) Sony price is ridiculous

http://www.shopblt.com/item/sony-mobile-1270-6441-xperia-zl-lte/sonyer_12706441.html

http://www.shopblt.com/item/sony-mobile-1273-2352-xperia-zl-lte/sonyer_12732352.html

http://www.shopblt.com/item/sony-mobile-1270-4315-xperia-zl-lte/sonyer_12704315.html

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:43 3

10. anleoflippy (Posts: 315; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Ah so my perception is correct.
Sony makes the price higher outside of Asia.

Here in Malaysia, it's cheaper than the Z and other current high end smart phones. (Including Galaxy S3/S4).

I own a ZL, pretty satisfied with it.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:18 1

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Where is Zzzzzzzzzzzz............sleeping LOL

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:26

12. Omarc07 (Posts: 267; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


In mexico TELCEL announced it for 12,000 pesos that's much more expensive than whT it costs in the US Its bout approx 1,200 dollars too expensive only good thing is that it runs on telcels new lte network.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 20:45 2

14. scsa852k (Posts: 302; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I literally said "WHAT THE f**k!!?!?" When I saw the price on their website.
I won't be using a Sony phone this year that's for sure.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:31

15. mhiharis (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


who is the dumb gonna buy the phone for $719.99 while I already got HSPA+ from ebay @ us $599.99.
Sony U prove one more time Your Executives are "STUPID".

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