The best phone-to-screen size ratio coming soon to the US in the form of unlocked Sony Xperia ZL

The best phone-to-screen size ratio coming soon to the US in the form of unlocked Sony Xperia ZL
According to Sony Store, you will soon be able to buy an Xperia ZL directly from there, and unlocked for usage on any network in the US, as long as it is AT&T or T-Mobile.

Price is not specified, as the phone is listed only as coming soon, and you can sign up for a notification when the sale goes up. The Xperia ZL will be offered in black, white and red, and sports the best phone-to-screen size ratio of more than 800 smartphones on the market.

We don't expect it to be cheap when it launches stateside SIM-free, but you get a very compact 5-incher with a Full HD screen, IR blaster, 13 MP Exmor RS camera, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

source: SonyStore

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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. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

i know the price, $750.

14. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

actually it's under $600 , depend on whom your buying it from .

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

and unlocked for usage on any network in the US, as long as it is AT&T or T-Mobile. That's the most funniest thing i've heard today...

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Kind of like Henry Ford saying you could have a Model T in any color you wanted as long as it was black....

15. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Could have just said any GSM carrier: eg. AT&T, T-Mobile...

19. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yeaa its actually pretty much all the pre-paid carriers too, so its easier to say all except sprint and verizon

4. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Great phone but pricing killed it,sorry sony try again next year.

12. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Because Americans can't afford unlocked phones! haha

17. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

No because im not dumb enough to spend money on last gen specs, like you dumbass Europeans

21. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

no u dumass will spend loads of money on s**t mobiles lik iphone so what to except from u...?

22. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

n by d way its not last year specs actually not even 1 company except sony has used rigid body on high end devices....

23. yudi.nemesis unregistered

moron XP Z and XP ZL maybe have last year tech but if compare with with nexus 4 and S3 their have same last year processor, even with bigger screen and full HD xperia z beat them all on benchmark xperia z even good enough to compete with htc one and S4 even dual core on xperia v beat S3 on benchmark sony heve the best optimization sony the only one who combine beauty and durability on their device but crapsung and icrap have more better sales if you want latest spec just wait another sony innovatios in this year

5. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

"best phone 2 screen size ratio" ....does that even matter to customers????

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Actually yes. We want pocketable epic screen phones, and the XL is excellent on that front. It's smaller than the S3 with a larger screen, and thinner the bezel the more comfortable the one-handed use is. It's actually smaller (albeit thicker) than the HTC One with it's 4,7" screen.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

A lot of people, especially Apple fanboys, always complain that Android phones are too big, but if phones had better phone to screen size ratio then they would be able to have a large screen and not very large. Like _Bone_ said this 5" Xperia ZL is smaller than the 4.7" HTC One. I think more Android phones should have very small top and bottom bezels and bezeless sides, then a 4" phone would be about the size of the 3.5" iPhone 4S and 4.5" phones would be about the size of the 4" iPhone 5 and then 5" phones would be smaller than last year's flagships.

6. Cannabis

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

AT&T or T-Mobile... and any other GSM carrier which is probably owned by or runs on either of the two networks anyways. Eh yeah makes sense I suppose

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why do tech sites ignore facts over and over again? The Huawei Ascend Mate has the best phone-screen ratio by 78%. Let's not ignore the manufacturer that sold more smartphones than Sony last year, shall we?

8. nikenturd unregistered

This is why lots of people tend to get less excited over a new Sony product...its always the high damn price

9. lovefist unregistered

Very true and I bet once the s4 comes out it will have almost the same price as this and zl will be irrelevant and still overpriced. Htc is best known for not listening to customers regarding sd cards and battery. Sony however is on pricing. Better get the z, small price difference.

11. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I'd sell my house to buy this phones brother... 'THE Z'

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

expensive and ugly

16. Urgency

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Expensive? - yes. Ugly? - you seriously need glasses.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

Please come to CDMA carriers as well Sony!

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