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Sony Xperia ZL now available in Russia, priced at $895

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Sony Xperia ZL now available in Russia, priced at $895
It has been a week after the Sony Xperia Z launched in some markets, and now it's time for its sibling – the Sony Xperia ZL, to hit the shelves as well. The latter has just been released in Russia and can be bought online from Sony's web store. It doesn't come cheap, however. The unlocked, contract-free Sony Xperia ZL costs a whopping 27,490 Russian rubles, which equals to $895. Also, one may only have the smartphone in black as its white version is out of stock while the elusive red variant isn't listed at all.

What you get for all that cash is a 1080p screen, fast quad-core processor, capable 13MP camera, and all sorts of bells and whistles one would expect from a high-end Android device. The Sony Xperia ZL is also more compact than the Xperia Z and comes with a dedicated camera shutter key while the latter doesn't. However, Sony hasn't added any waterproofing to the Xperia ZL, meaning that it won't survive an accidental dunk in the bath tub, unlike the Z. But as an added bonus, the Sony Xperia ZL is equipped with an IR blaster that can be used to control TVs, stereos, and other gadgets remotely.

The Sony Xperia ZL rollout will continue with countries across Asia where it should be released before this month is out. Canada is bound to get the smartphone in April. It is bound to land Stateside as well, although a release date has not yet been specified. To learn more about the handset, check out our Sony Xperia ZL hands-on.

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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:42

1. yero789 (unregistered)


I love this phone very much,but with price like this I could buy an ultrabook :D :D And not only this phone,all the flagship phones are so expensive(unlocked versions)!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:09 2

2. nikenturd (unregistered)


This is why SONY will never EVER ever everrrrr taste even half the success Samsung is having, its always that damn SONY price.....from VAIOs to Bravia TV's , ugh....I can only cringe

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:18 1

4. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


work for it.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:13 1

12. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


They have tasted better success before Samsung was cool.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:18 4

3. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


I dont know why they overprice that device in that particular region, in Asia
Xperia Z is only $720 and ZL is $660

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:18 2

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1090; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


exactly.
here in middle east, the price of Z is way cheaper than Butterfly and it costs only $750.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:20 1

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Always been the case. Everything is more expensive in Europe. No surprises there.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:28

6. anleoflippy (Posts: 226; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


In Asia, is actually cheaper.
In Malaysia (East Malaysia specifically), the ZL cost RM1899 which is chepaer than the retail price of Galaxy S3 at a Samsung Store which is RM1999.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:03 2

7. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


In the Philippines: XZ is P32,490 (796.7USD). XZL is P29,990 (735.39USD)
I don't know why are the Z/ZL expensive somewhere outside Asia.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 05:41

13. anleoflippy (Posts: 226; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Since Sony is an Asian brand.
Also, I'm getting the ZL.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:27

10. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Cheers Russia

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:02

11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nastrovia*

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