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Sony Xperia ZL visits the FCC with the ability to run on AT&T's pipelines

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Sony Xperia ZL visits the FCC with the ability to run on AT&T's pipelines
The Sony Xperia ZL would be the flagship model that any manufacturer would be proud to call its own. Except, of course, for Sony. The Japanese manufacturer has the water and dust resistant Sony Xperia Z with a slightly larger footprint than its little brother. The Sony Xperia ZL has just visited the FCC so that it can be used in the United States even though it is not being subsidized by any stateside operator. An unlocked version of the phone has appeared on Sony Mobile's U.S. website.

The Sony Xperia ZL has visited the FCC

The Sony Xperia ZL has visited the FCC

The Sony Xperia ZL appeared at the FCC with support for HSPA over the 850/1700/1900MHz frequencies and LTE bands 2,4,5 and 17. In other words, it was a perfect match for the AT&T network. Now, this does not mean that the phone is coming to AT&T as a subsidized model. That might be reserved for the Sony Xperia Z as the water resistant feature could help differentiate the phone from the other 5 inch FHD Android models around like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC DROID DNA to name a pair. On the other hand, AT&T could decide to offer the Sony Xperia XL, the Sony Xperia Z, either phone or none at all. When the nation's second largest carrier does make a decision, we will let you know immediately. No need to thank us, that's just who we are.

source: FCC via IntoMobile

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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:41 7

1. Birds (Posts: 1004; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Personally, I like the Xperia ZL over the Xperia Z because the Xperia ZL has a different polarizing layer over the screen and even has screen color reproduction options for people to fiddle with. For me, that is important since I'll be outside all the time....

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:14 1

3. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Add to that, the smaller footprint, smaller bezel and non glass back (matt finished) won me over the Z but I would rather get the HTC One for the finish/style or features pack Samsung S4

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:56 1

2. HTCOE (Posts: 489; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i dont think ill bother getting this phone though its a pretty good device i feel that the htc one is better and the s4 but the s4 is not an option either... i rather wait on the next Nexus at this point

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:33

4. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


tempting, but anymore i prefer removable or extended batteries

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:38 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Well i dont care i have at&t so ill take either one. But i really have my eyes on the xperia z

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:16 5

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


in at&t will be great for who want Sony..........!!! go sony brign it on quickly in at&t i'm waiting.......!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:51

7. The_Original_Zon (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


sonymobile.com/us/shop just updated the listing for the ZL. The price is listed as $759.99

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:22

9. serio (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Sony just pulled away the price today :/

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:21

8. serio (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


If the FCC lets AT&T lock the Xperia, I will NEVER buy this phone!

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