Sony Xperia ZL

Announced:
Jan 07, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 07, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Sony Xperia ZL

Announced: Jan 07, 2013
Market status: Released
Release date: Mar 07, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

441 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

74.99 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling

Front:

2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.18 x 2.75 x 0.39 inches (131.6 x 69.8 x 9.8 mm)

Weight:

5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Hardware & Performance

  • benchmark

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 320

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)

Battery

Capacity:

2370 mAh

Talk time:

10.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time:

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Talk time (3G):

13.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

5.50 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7

Data:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 26, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0240 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.38 W/kg

Body:

0.83 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.24 W/kg

This device is also known as Sony C6502

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • Too little RAM

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.

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