Sony Xperia ZL

Specifications

Sony Xperia ZLNotebook: Sony Xperia ZL (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1080x1920 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 549 euro
Average Score: 78.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 53%, features: 44%, display: 81% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia ZL

88% Review Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Product diversity. The Xperia ZL extends Sony's smartphone portfolio at the top of the range, whereby familiar hardware and a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels meet a slightly reworked case, all of which is currently available at a price of around 550 Euros (~$715).
80% Sony Xperia ZL Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
With that said, there certainly are some things holding back the Xperia ZL from receiving our excellent rating. The location of the ZL’s front-facing camera isn’t ideal and will confuse its users every time they fire it up, the phone’s vibration is way too strong and its battery could have been better. Regardless of those minor annoyances, the Xperia ZL is a great Android smartphone that really does bring all of Sony’s experience into a mobile device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony XPERIA ZL Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Sony XPERIA ZL takes what the Sony XPERIA Z was good at – and remains good at – and puts it in a slightly more hand-friendly form factor. If you’d like your handset to have a massive amount of glass, you’ll want the Z. If instead you want a slightly less pretty machine that’s better for an accident here or there, go ZL.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2013
70% Sony Xperia ZL review - high-end Android phone is good but not great
Source: PC Advisor English
Should you run out and buy an Xperia ZL? In a word, no. There's nothing expressly wrong with it: I rather like the design, which feels modern, if a bit run-of-the-mill. It performs well, serves up plenty of battery life for average use cases, and even has a nice camera once you get used to its limitations (or aren't especially picky). But there are just too many great options out there, and while the Xperia ZL won't disappoint, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Sony Xperia ZL is about as exciting as getting socks for Christmas
Source: TechHive.com English
Should you run out and buy an Xperia ZL? In a word, no. There's nothing expressly wrong with it: I rather like the design, which feels modern, if a bit run-of-the-mill. It performs well, serves up plenty of battery life for average use cases, and even has a nice camera once you get used to its limitations (or aren't especially picky). But there are just too many great options out there, and while the Xperia ZL won't disappoint, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

83% Sony Xperia ZL
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Snapdragon APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.151 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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78.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Motorola Droid Ultra
Snapdragon APQ8064A
» Sony Xperia Z
Snapdragon APQ8064A

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Yota Devices Yotaphone
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.3", 0.146 kg
» ZTE Grand Memo LTE
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5.7", 0.197 kg
» HTC One Dual Sim
APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Max
APQ8064T, 5.9", 0.22 kg
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» LG G Pad 8.3
APQ8064T, 8.3", 0.338 kg
» Motorola Droid Mini
unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Sony Xperia ZR
APQ8064T, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Moto X
Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Google Nexus 7 2013
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 7", 0.29 kg
» HTC Butterfly
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.151 kg
» Asus PadFone Infinity
APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.7 kg
» Sony Xperia SP
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.6", 0.155 kg
» LG Optimus G E975
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.145 kg
» HTC One
APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 10.1", 0.5 kg
» Google Nexus 4
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.139 kg
» Asus Padfone 2
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.135 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)