Leak of internal document shows the Sony Xperia ZL priced in Canada by Rogers

Leak of internal document shows the Sony Xperia ZL priced in Canada by Rogers
You might recall that last week we told you that a Rogers-locked version of the Sony Xperia ZL was going for $674.99 directly from Sony. Pre-orders were being accepted by the Japanese manufacturer. But as it turns out, according to a leaked internal document, Rogers is undercutting Sony with its own pricing of the phone at $624.99. Or, you can get handcuffed for three years with Rogers and pay $124.99 for the handset.

Hey, there is nothing wrong with the 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.

source: MobileSyrup

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Xperia ZL
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2370 mAh(13h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Maybe it's just me, but I like Xperia ZL way much more than Xperia Z. ._.

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2™®

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Exactly. It looks more sleek which is more important to me than being waterproof.

10. oister85 unregistered

plus it has a better internal speakers

3. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Tried ZL, the smaller footprint really impressed me with the 5inch display.

5. wendygarett unregistered

Wtf 3 years contract? Kill me please.

6. ubuntu

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

haha :))

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

let me know where you are. i'd enthusiastically do it for you:)

7. 110410

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

I thought it was a 4.7 inch? Sorry if it's a stupid question

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

12. candykillz

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Will it ever come to AT&T? :(

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