x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Sony Xperia L vs Sony Xperia Z Size compare

phone

Sony Xperia L Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released
phone

Sony Xperia Z Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.2.2, 4.1.2)Android (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) 
Dimensions5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm) 
Weight4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
Materials Main body: glass 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 57 
ColorsBlack, Red, WhiteBlack, Purple, White 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

228 ppi443 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio60.85 %68.91 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels13.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timerFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA2.2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 
Model APQ8064 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, KraitQuad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 320 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage5.6 GB11 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1750 mAh2330 mAh 
Talk time8.50 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
 
Stand-by time20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.10 hours
the average is 16 h (967 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 16 h (967 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 24 days (567 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 24 days (567 h)
 
Music playback43.20 hours40.00 hours 
Video playback7.50 hours5.50 hours 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, MiracastDLNA, Miracast, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced18 Mar 201307 Jan 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

12 May 201319 Jan 2013 
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0290 linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0280 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.65 W/kg0.52 W/kg 
Body0.40 W/kg0.61 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.04 W/kg1.10 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg1.57 W/kg 

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories