Sony Xperia ZL now available in Russia, priced at $895

Sony Xperia ZL now available in Russia, priced at $895
It has been a week after the Sony Xperia Z launched in some markets, and now it's time for its sibling – the Sony Xperia ZL, to hit the shelves as well. The latter has just been released in Russia and can be bought online from Sony's web store. It doesn't come cheap, however. The unlocked, contract-free Sony Xperia ZL costs a whopping 27,490 Russian rubles, which equals to $895. Also, one may only have the smartphone in black as its white version is out of stock while the elusive red variant isn't listed at all.

What you get for all that cash is a 1080p screen, fast quad-core processor, capable 13MP camera, and all sorts of bells and whistles one would expect from a high-end Android device. The Sony Xperia ZL is also more compact than the Xperia Z and comes with a dedicated camera shutter key while the latter doesn't. However, Sony hasn't added any waterproofing to the Xperia ZL, meaning that it won't survive an accidental dunk in the bath tub, unlike the Z. But as an added bonus, the Sony Xperia ZL is equipped with an IR blaster that can be used to control TVs, stereos, and other gadgets remotely.

The Sony Xperia ZL rollout will continue with countries across Asia where it should be released before this month is out. Canada is bound to get the smartphone in April. It is bound to land Stateside as well, although a release date has not yet been specified. To learn more about the handset, check out our Sony Xperia ZL hands-on.

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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. yero789 unregistered

I love this phone very much,but with price like this I could buy an ultrabook :D :D And not only this phone,all the flagship phones are so expensive(unlocked versions)!!!

2. nikenturd unregistered

This is why SONY will never EVER ever everrrrr taste even half the success Samsung is having, its always that damn SONY price.....from VAIOs to Bravia TV's , ugh....I can only cringe

4. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

work for it.

12. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

They have tasted better success before Samsung was cool.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

I dont know why they overprice that device in that particular region, in Asia Xperia Z is only $720 and ZL is $660

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

exactly. here in middle east, the price of Z is way cheaper than Butterfly and it costs only $750.

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Always been the case. Everything is more expensive in Europe. No surprises there.

6. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

In Asia, is actually cheaper. In Malaysia (East Malaysia specifically), the ZL cost RM1899 which is chepaer than the retail price of Galaxy S3 at a Samsung Store which is RM1999.

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

In the Philippines: XZ is P32,490 (796.7USD). XZL is P29,990 (735.39USD) I don't know why are the Z/ZL expensive somewhere outside Asia.

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Since Sony is an Asian brand. Also, I'm getting the ZL.

10. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Cheers Russia

11. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


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