Sony Xperia ZL spotted in red (pictures)

Sony Xperia ZL spotted in red (pictures)
The Sony Xperia ZL is a model that is virtually identical to the flagship Sony Xperia Z save for the water and dust-resistance. Some countries like Canada have already confirmed they would get the Xperia ZL instead of the more rugged Z, and while we’ve already seen the official press release claiming the phones will get released in black, white and red, the red version was nowhere to be seen.

That changes now as the first image of a red Xperia ZL appears at the launch event for the device in Asia. Interestingly, it was nowhere to be seen at CES 2013.

We definitely like the high-end look and feel of the Xperia ZL and the ruby red finish only adds to that.

Take a look and let us know which version of the new flagship Xperia would you get in the comments section below.

source: Xperia Blog



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

beautiful what about Z in blue?

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Looks Better than the Droid DNA.

4. MeoCao unregistered

The USB port looks rather awkward, and I don't like the flap on the back otherwise it's a beautiful phone. But I think Butterfly is little better designed. Still this phone can have better camera and that's is what really counts.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...I don't like the flap on the back..." I also.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

yup!! much stunning than DNA :))


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

wow stunning!! but it seems that its no longer has the textured back cover,, i hope im wrong!

5. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

gettin' ready for valentine's day!

6. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Doesn't even come close to the sexiness of a red Lumia 920

8. MeoCao unregistered

920 is well build but hardly sexy: thick, heavy, small screen relative to big size of the phone. but it has great camera.

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10. ZetanAlaz

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Love the red color of this ZL, but I think white still looks better than red. Despite of all the sexy colors, is it future-proof enough?

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Why the weak sauce door on back of phone? It'd been bulletproof to me without that crooked uneven flapjacked bent door.

12. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I used sony xpeperia ion ,the sony screen is not that good when compared to Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC mobiles .. Sony mobiles have Poor viewing angles and washed out colors....

15. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

that was bravia engine one. the xperia Z has bravia engine 2. expect improvements.

16. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

yeah, all sony phones have washed out colors based on seeing only one phone...pretty mature. besides, i don't get you people (and tech enthusiasts, including you PA) what the hell does it matter the viewing angle for fu*k sakes! it's not like you will be looking at your phone in a 180 degree!!!

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

the only time you DO that is when they say "the phone has weak viewing angles" and then you start to hold your phone side ways to see WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT! Otherwise you WILL NOT be looking at your phone from an "angle" smh, id definitely rather weak viewing angles than samsungs OVERSATURATED colors and DIM BLUEISH TINTED SCREEN..... God, can we talk about things that REALLY matter and stop being nit picky about things?

21. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

ohh come on man , I bet you that HTC’s LCD 3 and no doubt Samsung’s AMOLED Screen (Samsung Galaxy S3 720P) is much better than Sony.... I am not saying in any way Sony Xperia Z bring nothing good to table I am just highlighting its weaknesses. Million thumbs down won’t change the fact.

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

" doubt Samsung’s AMOLED Screen (Samsung Galaxy S3 720P) is much better than Sony..." Since you say so, could you explain more widely?

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that at the moment LCD is better than OLED, at the moment OLED based displays has too much disadvantages. Also I have watched a lot of Hands-On and Review videos about Sony Xperia Z and ZL and no one said that Sony Xperia Z or ZL has washed out colors, everyone was saying that colours are very vivid but still natural. Talking about viewing angles, it is a phone not TV, viewing angles isn't so important.

19. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Yes, BRAVIA Reality Display has punchy colors but not oversaturated and sharpness. I don't see any problems about viewing angles of my Xperia S maybe it is washed out by 5% but IDC. Sony's TFT looks washed out when facing a camera but when seeing it personally, you can compare it to SLCDs.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Sony's TFT looks washed out when facing a camera..." Not only Sony's all TFT based displays look washed out when facing a camera, but only on camera.

23. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

When facing the camera in low brightness, it retains some color but in high brightness, colors gets washed out. That is why some Sony TFT have a little bit of punchy colors in some videos and maybe it depends in lighting condition and camera model. LOL

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