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Sony Xperia ZL

Specifications

Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia ZL (Xperia Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive, multi-touch, 10 fingers, TFT, Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2, 443 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
, onboard, net capacity: 11.11 GB (69%)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, Card Reader: Micro SD up to 64 GB, Sensors: A-GPS, Glonass, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, Micro USB (2.0, MHL)
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 1800, 2600 MHz), GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), NFC
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 69.8 x 131.7 ( = 0.39 x 2.75 x 5.19 in)
Battery
2370 Wh Lithium-Ion, integrated
Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Camera
Webcam: Rear camera: 13 Megapixel, 3.920 x 2.940 Pixel, Exmor RS Sensor, Autofocus, 1080p (Full-HD), HDR, 16x Digitalzoom, Geotagging, LED-flash & Front camera: 2 Megapixel, 1.920 x 1.080 Pixel, 1080p (Full-HD)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, QWERTY, Smartphone, modular PSU, USB cable, In-Ear headset with different attachments & printed documentation, Walkman, Sony Select, Facebook, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, PlayNow, Video Studio, Xperia Link, OfficeSuite, File Commander, Whatsapp, Adobe Reader, Evernote, McAfee Security, Socialife, Let's start PSM, NeoReader, 24 Months Warranty, Micro SIM, colors: black, white & red, DNLA, HDMI via MHL support (USB 2.0 adapter not included with delivery)
Weight
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
549 Euro

 

Price comparison

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 English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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
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.


S4 Pro 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.


5.00":

This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


78.2%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)