Sony Xperia ZL now available for pre-order in the U.S. directly from Sony

Sony Xperia ZL now available for pre-order in the U.S. directly from Sony
The Sony Xperia ZL is now being made available for pre-orders in the United States. We've already discussed many times how this is a top-shelf model that is overshadowed on Sony's own line-up by the Sony Xperia Z. Outside of the latter's ability to repeal water and dust, both phones are very similar and the Sony Xperia ZL's battery has a slightly larger capacity. With its smaller footprint, the Xperia ZL is the most compact 5 inch FHD smartphone on the market, which some of you might find refreshing in this era of larger and larger phones. Not that the model is a pipsqueak, mind you. It still offers a 5 inch BRAVIA Engine 2 display that makes up about 75% of the phone.

Sony is offering the unlocked version of the Sony Xperia ZL with HSPA connectivity for $719.99 while the same model with 4G LTE connectivity will run you $759.99. Sony relayed some interesting stats with its announcement this morning of the U.S. pre-order. In talking about the high-functionality of the power button, Sony computed that the average user touches the power button on his phone 76 times per day. How about that!

Sony says that the model will soon be available from other retailers in the states and there is a good chance that the price will be lower than Sony's price only because it is not considered good form for a manufacturer to compete with a retailer by offering a lower price. But if you want the Sony Xperia ZL now, and can't wait for another retailer to take pre-orders, go right ahead and click on the sourcelink. We should point out that the phone is available in red, white and black.

source: Sony via Engadget

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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)



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This means it wont be available for u.s. carriers :( was hoping this phone too be on aatt & others

3. dragonite99 unregistered

lol xperia zl.. who cares

2. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

in India both xperia zl costs $663

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

What a price!! In Asia it only cost $647.00 Thank You Sony

5. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

i love this phone , but for that much money , sorry sony i'll pass.

6. Amasoo

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

epensive ...

7. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Better save money for galaxy s 4.

10. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Ah so my perception is correct. Sony makes the price higher outside of Asia. Here in Malaysia, it's cheaper than the Z and other current high end smart phones. (Including Galaxy S3/S4). I own a ZL, pretty satisfied with it.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Where is Zzzzzzzzzzzz............sleeping LOL

12. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

In mexico TELCEL announced it for 12,000 pesos that's much more expensive than whT it costs in the US Its bout approx 1,200 dollars too expensive only good thing is that it runs on telcels new lte network.

14. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I literally said "WHAT THE f**k!!?!?" When I saw the price on their website. I won't be using a Sony phone this year that's for sure.

15. mhiharis

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

who is the dumb gonna buy the phone for $719.99 while I already got HSPA+ from ebay @ us $599.99. Sony U prove one more time Your Executives are "STUPID".

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