Sony Xperia ZL, the Big Screen Smartphone, Announced

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In line with Sony Xperia Z, another smart phone unveiled by Sony at CES is named Xperia ZL.

It is quite similar to its sibling flagship Xperia Z carrying same internal specifications like 5 inch 1080p Bravia Engine 2 screen, 2GB RAM, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip-set, Adreno 320 GPU, a 13 MP Exmor RS sensor snapper and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The connectivity options have been kept similar too; that are 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/m, GRPS,EDGE A-GPS ,Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Bluetooth.

While the specs sheet are identical of Xperia Z and ZL, but the build of two devices is entirely different. The Xperia ZL is slightly lighter than Xperia Z which is covered in a rubbery plastic with a front camera placed in the bottom right corner of the front panel and dedicated camera button. On the other hand, Xperia Z features carbon fiber skeletal frame and a glass back panel.

The other thing that differ Xperia ZL from Xperia Z is the absence of IP57 certification which makes Xperia ZL non-water proof.

Here are some technical specifications for this device:

  • Display and Screen: 5 Inch FULL HD Touch Screen Delivering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels and Scratch Resistant Glass with QWERTY Keypad
  • Operating System : Android v4.1 Jelly Bean with BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Processor:1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Memory:
    • In-built Memory : 16 GB
    • 2 GB of RAM
    • 64 GB of Expandable Memory
  • Rear Camera : 13 MP  with Flash and Auto Focus and Exmor RS Sensor
  • Front Facing Camera :
    • 2 MP for Video Calling
    • Video Recording with HD 1080p
  • Connectivity: EDGE,GRPS, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/m, A-GPS ,Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP.
  • Battery: 2370 mAh.
  • Others: USB Port 2.0, HDMI Port via MHL, NFC Support, USB Tethering, GOLNASS and DLNA, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Single SIM Supports

Sony Xperia ZL is expected to ship in March 2013.The pricing detail is yet to be revealed, however, it is expected to ship over Rs. 55,000.

Sony Xperia ZL Gallery


  • For all the bells & whistles these OEMs offer, they still fall short on delivering timely updates to latest Android technologies. That is why I’ll always prefer Nexus devices first & foremost.

    • Hassan00107

      do you prefer update over features ..I think there is some thing call rooting

      • I prefer staying up 2 date on the latest tech Android brings. The “so” called aren’t worth much, atleast no in Pakistan anyways. By the time they ship, they’re already outdated and overtaken by newer sets.

        • Hassan00107

          brother I agree with you staying up to date on new tech but I am saying if you buy nexus device just for software update then you will be idiot because by rooting you can update your device side by side with nexus devices look at s3 and nexus 4 s3 have big lead with so many features even it is 5 moths old than nexus 4 as well as s3 have low price than nexus 4 in Pakistan dont go for software update over features my mean is not to hate nexus(I love android) my mean is chose better

          • NO thank you. What you call features are simply extra overloaded bloatware that is stuffed by these OEMs. Reason S3 and the likes have big leads is simply because they’re offered on subsidized rates by telcos abroad on contract. AFAIK, these rates are as low as 50$ for many devices. Even S3 can be had for under 200$ on a contract. I have my own reasons for sticking with Nexus devices. If you want to void your warranty on your S3, by all means knock youself out. However, my stance still remains the same. The OEMs need to ditch their crappy skins (Sense, Touchwiz, Motoblur) and stick to pure stock android experience. Apple does it, and Microsoft does it with WP devices. Why do they have to fill the android phones with such bloated nonsense in the first place is beyond me.

            • Hassan00107

              Expendable memory,better camera,better connectivity are bloatware??? Ohh man.. and lead mean in terms of hardware not market and many devices are coming without warranty so void warranty is not matter if it is by re adding your stock room you can get your warranty back.with all respect buy what you want I am not forcing you every one have its own opinion

    • Zeeshes

      Xperia Z launches on JB 4.1, but will receive 4.2 shortly after launch.
      As always, we’ll share more info on this over the coming weeks on the
      blog. (Confirmed by a Sony representative, who released the information in a recent Q&A session)

  • Hassan00107

    thanks for posting about xperia z and zl late is better than never

  • goher

    Many
    people have started replacing their landline with cell phone service, unaware
    of the potential consequences of not maintaining a landline phone. While having
    a cell phone has become standard for a large percentage of the population, we
    should not forget the importance of also having a landline, which is a proven,
    reliable and ubiquitous form of communication

  • Yasir Latif

    Sony Rocks

  • Zeeshes

    Lolz Rs. 45000???? :D:D
    Its not an ordinary phone dear. They are Sony’s Prime phones (ZL and Z). ZL price is around 70k and Z is around 80k :)