Sony Xperia ZL2 now official in Japan: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 801, 20.7MP camera, and 3GB of RAM


Sony has just officially announced a successor to its ZL-line with the Xperia ZL2 for the local Japanese market. Much alike to the first Xperia ZL, which was a slimmed-down version of the waterproofed Sony Xperia Z, the ZL2 also comes in a more manageable package which measures in at 137 x 72 x 10.8 mm and weighs 167 grams (5.39 x 2.83 x 0.42, 5.89 oz.). Unlike the previous ZL, however, the ZL2 is water- and dust-resistant.

The ZL2's internals, however, stay true to Sony's approach with the ZL line -- you're getting top-of-the-line hardware, but slimmer bezels. To that end, we have a 5-inch, 1080x1920 pixel resolution display (441 pixels per inch) powered by a powerful, quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) and 3GB of RAM. At the back, we have that impressive 20.7-megapixel, 1/2.3'' sensor with G Lens and a fixed 3000 mAh cell. The usual connectivity options, like Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, and NFC, are also all on board. Last, but not least, the Xperia ZL2 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat installed out of the box.

The ZL2 comes in three color options -- black, white, and turquoise. Sony is mum on price and exact release date, though we can't imagine either of these two details are too far off from becoming public knowledge. On the other hand, international unavailability remains a big question mark.

Update: this article previously stated that the Sony Xperia ZL2 is not IP-certified, which is incorrect.



source: Sony

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40 Comments

1. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

So,an xperia Z2 without the waterproofing?

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I believe it has waterproofing

15. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm kind of disappointed its 137 x 72 x 10.8 mm, the original was 131.6 x 69.8 x 9.8 mm But the ZL2 does have much better specs than the original And 137 x 72 mm is much easier to use with one hand compared the phablet sized Z2 (146.8 x 73.3)

23. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

My bad. Was corrected since. :)

39. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am sad that Sony isn't offering IR blasters in their phones anymore... only on tablets... Am I wrong?

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just without the glass body. I don't think SONY shouldn't release too many models because we don't know if they will recieve the updates. Plus lot people are still complaining on the SP

7. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

No its Xperia ZL with 1/2.3" sensor, 3000 mAh battery, SD801 and IP58.

12. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

It is waterproof accordinf to source

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Cool and hot phone.....love it

2. limporgyuk

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Very tempting, held off buying the M8 until the G3 was released, now there's this and the M8 prime. Patience

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

More of the same? Who would even look at this? Z1 but slimmer bezels and SD801? What was Sony thinking?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. Plus that slimmer bezels comes at an expense of smaller battery and increased thickness. No point of this phone really.

29. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I would rather have this ZL2 than the Z1 or even the Z2... I prefer the plastic build over the glass, cracking-prone and bending-prone... go see in the forums... Also I was wating for a Compact version of the Z2, but this might be small enough for me...

6. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

The same amount of people who will buy S5 mini when it is a rebranded S3. Taste and preferences, some may prefer a slimmer bezels and a different design from the Z1/2.

9. lakshman5060

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Is HTC one m8 gd or not

8. lakshman5060

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Please friends help me out I'm planning to buy HTC one m8 is it gud camera worst or best one doubt or which phone

10. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

I love sony but that's a hideous looking back!

11. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

It is waterproof according to source. http://www.sonymobile.co.jp/xperia/au/sol25/spec/spec.html Basically this is smaller Xperia Z2 with smaller display, bit smaller battery, plastic back and bigger internal storage 32GB. Still got stereo speaker and noise cancelling function.

33. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Thank you! just what I wanted to know! Hopefully the plastic is as good as the one on my Acro S... This phone just climbed to the top of my list of "next device"

14. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

This is probably another Japan only model. Z2 is not available in Japan so they get this one instead.

34. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Hopefully they release this globally

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

OG Zl was looking great when i held it infact better than Z. But this one is fugly and thick atleast in the renders.

17. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Design is more like Xperia ZR than ZL.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It has less bezels then the Z but to thick

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Unfortunately the ZL2 (137 x 72 x 10.8 mm) has bigger bezels then the original ZL (131.6 x 69.8 x 9.8 mm)

38. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes but I am willing to sacrifice a little of thiness for IP58 certification, 20mp camera and stereo speakers...

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Want the mint color!!

20. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

wow! i don't like it!

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