Sony Xperia ZL

Description

If you thought Xperia Z is amazing, but could make do without the waterproof part of it, Sony's got you covered, as it introduced the Xperia ZL sibling, with an even more compact design. With its 5.18" x 2.74" x 0.38", it is shorter than the Z, and a soft-touch curved back nestles it comfortably in your palm grip. The microSIM and microSD slots are situated under a large flap at the back bottom, and the phone is graced with a dedicated shutter key, unlike the glassy, watertight Z. Specswise it is identical - a 5" Full HD screen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, and the typical for the tech weak viewing angles, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, and a 13 MP rear cam with HDR video capabilities. The funky part here is not only the circular power/lock key on the right, but also the front-facing camera, which is situated in the lower right corner of the phone, where you are used to find one of the Android navigational keys, which here are on-screen. Besides the shape and size, there is a slight difference in battery capacity between the two - the ZL has a sealed 2,370 mAh unit, which is a tad bigger than the one in the Z. The long-rumored IR blaster is indeed here, with the accompanying app that allows you to use the phone as a remote control for a wide variety of TVs, home stereos and other assorted electronics around the house.

This device is also known as Sony C6502

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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Display

Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 74.99 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor: Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
RAM: 2GB
Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 64 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 2370 mAh
Type: User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 13 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.4
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Features: HDR, Video calling
Front: 2 MP
Video capture: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 5.18 x 2.75 x 0.39 inches (131.6 x 69.8 x 9.8 mm)
Weight: 5.33 oz (151.0 g)
Keys: Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer
Other: NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Feb 26, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0240 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.38 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.44 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.24 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Jan 07, 2013
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