Frankly, it might be rather difficult for some people to notice the slightly more compact size of the Xperia ZL while holding it in the hand. However, instead of sporting the glossy finish of its sibling, the Xperia ZL opts for a cleaner appearance with its all-white matte paint job, which of course, maintains the more cleanly looking appearance between the two – then again, it misses out on the dustproof and waterproof characteristics of the Xperia Z. Some of the other notable differences with this include a dedicated shutter key for quick photo snaps, a small plastic cover in the rear that provides access to a microSD card slot, and a front-facing camera that’s positioned in an unfamiliar spot in the lower right corner of the screen.
Aside from those standout items, the Sony Xperia ZL is very similar to the Xperia Z. Therefore, it features the same 5-inch 1080p display with Mobile BRAVIA 2 engine, quad-core processor, LTE, 13-megapixel rear camera, 1080p video recording, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s custom UI. So what does it all mean for the Sony Xperia ZL, which as we know is a similar spec’d smartphone to the flagship Xperia Z? Well, it’s tough to say, but we’re a bit interested in knowing if this will be sporting a lower or same price point as its sibling. Granted that it doesn’t boast the rugged aspects of the Xperia Z, its small frame could possibly land a lesser price point when it’s released – then again, it’s anyone’s guess at this point, much like its exact release date as well.
And with that last question lingering on in our minds, there is without question a sense of urgency with this one to come to market ASAP. As we’ve seen often in the past, long release dates after being unveiled has proven fatal for many devices – so let’s cross our fingers and hope that it gets released in a relatively quick manner before it becomes obscured by other newer smartphones in the pipelines. Heck, it’s not even certain if any of the US carriers will be nabbing this one.
- 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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It's a beauty in white.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 4:23 AM 17
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Yup, it's beautiful. But the front-camera is kind of distracting...i mean, for a rightie, it'll be somewhat tough not to get their hands over the camera.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 4:29 AM 1
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Funny, I never gave this a thought until now. I am right-handed but I actually use my left hand to operate my phone.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:01 AM 2
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now i have more than one problem!! till now i was doubtful whether to choose Z or ZL now the dilemma of color is added to it as well HELP me PLZZZZZ
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 4:30 AM 2
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that's look very good! but, i had xperia arc and i really dont like it... not the ui of sony, not the ui of samsung... i just inlove with the sense... even tough the sense 5.0 seems ugly for now... but the old sense 3.0... its not that smooth but every thing looks and feel so good.. its not lookin like a toy like all the rest... for me...
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 8:19 AM 0
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Disappointed about non-removable battery but if it makes it's way to VZW it will be my next phone.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 8:27 AM 0
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Verizon doesnt use sim cards dumbass.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 3:06 PM 0
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Uncalled for kid... Last time I recall Sony being on Verizon it was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in 2011 which had both GSM w/SIM and CDMA variants w/o SIM. I feel there are customer on Verizon that would appreciate a CDMA variant of this phone like many phones that get released first as GSM.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 4:02 PM 0
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Am i the only one wondering about there there might be a speaker for media or handsfree? Seems like i cant see one in any of the pictures.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 11:58 AM 0
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