Sony Xperia ZL

Announced:
Jan 7, 2013
Status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 7, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

74.99 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

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

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2370 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP

Features:

Autofocus, BSI sensor

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

HDR, Video calling

Front:

2 MP

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 6.3 oz (179 g)

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

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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

This device is also known as Sony C6502

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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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