Sony Xperia ZL visits the FCC with the ability to run on AT&T's pipelines

Sony Xperia ZL visits the FCC with the ability to run on AT&T's pipelines
The Sony Xperia ZL would be the flagship model that any manufacturer would be proud to call its own. Except, of course, for Sony. The Japanese manufacturer has the water and dust resistant Sony Xperia Z with a slightly larger footprint than its little brother. The Sony Xperia ZL has just visited the FCC so that it can be used in the United States even though it is not being subsidized by any stateside operator. An unlocked version of the phone has appeared on Sony Mobile's U.S. website.

The Sony Xperia ZL appeared at the FCC with support for HSPA over the 850/1700/1900MHz frequencies and LTE bands 2,4,5 and 17. In other words, it was a perfect match for the AT&T network. Now, this does not mean that the phone is coming to AT&T as a subsidized model. That might be reserved for the Sony Xperia Z as the water resistant feature could help differentiate the phone from the other 5 inch FHD Android models around like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC DROID DNA to name a pair. On the other hand, AT&T could decide to offer the Sony Xperia XL, the Sony Xperia Z, either phone or none at all. When the nation's second largest carrier does make a decision, we will let you know immediately. No need to thank us, that's just who we are.

source: FCC via IntoMobile

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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. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Personally, I like the Xperia ZL over the Xperia Z because the Xperia ZL has a different polarizing layer over the screen and even has screen color reproduction options for people to fiddle with. For me, that is important since I'll be outside all the time....

3. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Add to that, the smaller footprint, smaller bezel and non glass back (matt finished) won me over the Z but I would rather get the HTC One for the finish/style or features pack Samsung S4


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i dont think ill bother getting this phone though its a pretty good device i feel that the htc one is better and the s4 but the s4 is not an option either... i rather wait on the next Nexus at this point

4. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

tempting, but anymore i prefer removable or extended batteries

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Well i dont care i have at&t so ill take either one. But i really have my eyes on the xperia z

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

in at&t will be great for who want Sony..........!!! go sony brign it on quickly in at&t i'm waiting.......!!!

7. The_Original_Zon

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 23, 2012 just updated the listing for the ZL. The price is listed as $759.99

9. serio

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Sony just pulled away the price today :/

8. serio

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

If the FCC lets AT&T lock the Xperia, I will NEVER buy this phone!

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