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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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Recording format:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling

Front:

2 megapixels

Video capture:

1280x720 (720p HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 5.9 oz (169 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

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

Slot Type:

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Device type:

Smart phone

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

Talk time:

10.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1194 min)

Stand-by time:

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 20 days (471 h)

Talk time (3G):

13.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1337 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 25 days (595 h)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

5.50 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE

Wi-Fi:

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

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector:

microUSB

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Barcode reader

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

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

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 07, 2013
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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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