What's the handset with the best phone-to-screen size ratio ever? Why, the Xperia ZL, says Sony
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 14, 2013, 8:23 AM
In the press release for the phone's launch in Canada on all carriers come April, Sony has inserted one nugget of info about the handset, stating that it actually has the best phone-to-screen size ratio out of 884 devices compared.
The Xperia ZL apparently hits 75.84% ratio, while most of today's smartphones max out at 60-68%. We'd love to one day see a phone that is almost entirely a screen in the front, but we do know there are engineering and ergonomics hurdles to overcome.
Nevertheless, what Sony Xperia ZL's designers have done is an electronics marvel, thanks to Android's ability to make do with on-screen navigational buttons only, which surely can nix some space that would've otherwise gone for physical or capacitive keys underneath the display. The exact quote from Sony is:
- 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)
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This is something!! So hard to pick between Z and ZL
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 8:26 AM 17
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i agree.. that's why i kinda prefer the design of ZL than the Z.. the ZL really2 compact for a 5 inch phone!!
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 8:26 AM 9
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Too bad it's too thick and the battery size is smaller than the thickness would indicate. If they kept the Xperia ZL at 7.9 mm while doing this, then it would have basically been the size of the Z10 or 8x which would have been beyond awesome.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 11:48 AM 1
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Im torn. On the one hand you have a phone that hits all the right specs in one and has the added bonus of being wafer thin and WATER PROOF. On the other hand you have the same phone with a camera button and a ridiculous small size given the screen. I dont know which one to go for. Hopefully they are both pentaband otherwise i go for the one that will work with Tmobile unlocked. Way to go Sony way to win me back as a customer!!!
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 2:40 PM 5
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Well thats something I hated a lot on the old iPhone models... my math came up to having just 54% screen size to phone size ratio... While my Xperia Acro S is a nice 61.3%, and my old Galaxy S3 was 65.8%... In comparison, the iPhone 5 improved a lot to a 60.8%. (What helps here is the really thin bezels at the side... but they suck at the top and bottom)
posted on Mar 05, 2013, 7:18 AM 0
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