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Sony Xperia ZL
8.5 out of 10

Sony Xperia ZL

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Xperia ZL Review

Digitaltrends
24 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony Xperia ZL is almost a great phone. Beautiful screen, attractive design, speedy performance, decent camera. Yet in all of those categories there are a few minor problems that collectively mar the overall experience. Any one of them is overlookable, but are they all?
  • Pros: Simple and attractive design, Light and narrow enough for one-handed use, Speedy performance, Lots of customization and personalization in the UI, Easily connects to other devices in Sony's ecosystem
  • Cons: Too many buttons on right side, Awkward front camera placement, Non-removable battery, Vibrating feature is uncomfortable, Mediocre battery life
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Overall 8
7.8
Performance 6
6.3
Battery performance 10
9.5
Display 8
8.1
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 4
4.2
Connectivity 4
4.4
Keyboard 6
5.8
Temperature 8
7.9

Review Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone

Notebookcheck
10 May 2013
  • Summary: 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).
  • Pros: Attractive design & good manufacturing quality, Dedicated camera shutter release button, Integrated micro SD card reader, Comprehensive range of communication options, Simple operation and text entry, Application and graphics performance, Full-HD display with good characteristics, The attractive ...
  • Cons: Permanently integrated battery, 13 megapixel main camera for snapshots, Display with elevated black level & narrow viewing angles, Average quality mono speaker, A display with a lower black level and wider viewing angles, as well as the possibility to change the battery.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
30 April 2013
  • Conclusion: If the Sony Xperia Z was Batman, then the Sony Xperia ZL would be Robin – a less exciting sidekick, yet a superhero nonetheless. At first we were a bit underwhelmed by the latter's lack of visual appeal, but the more we used it, the more we got used to its peculiarities, so we eventually grew quite...
  • Pros: Fast quad-core processor delivers great performance, Camera launches fast even from lock screen, IR blaster
  • Cons: Boring design, Awkward front-facing camera placement, Sharp corners make it feel less compact than it is
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Xperia ZL (Unlocked)

PC Magazine
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The unlocked Sony Xperia ZL is a big, beautiful smartphone that's very comfortable to hold, but a sky-high price tag places it out of reach.
  • Pros: Large 5-inch screen, but compact build. Beautiful display. Fast performance.
  • Cons: Very expensive. Average battery life.
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Overall 8
7.8

Sony Xperia ZL Review

mobilesyrup.com
6 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Like a number of Sony’s recent smartphones, the Xperia ZL is a strong contender for what will inevitably be known as the long race to the middle. In a market…
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

My mobile
22 June 2013
  • Summary: After the high-profile Sony Xperia Z, the company has now launched the 5-inch Sony Xperia ZL, which is a phone with similar hardware and software specifications but minus the dust and water resistance that marked the Z. But how does that affect user experience?
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Overall 8
7.5

Sony Xperia ZL

cellphones.ca
14 June 2013
  • Excerpt: A slight variation of the Xperia Z , the Sony Xperia ZL is a top tier smartphone featuring a 5.0” LCD display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage - expandable to 64GB via microSDHC.
  • Pros: Bright Display, Good call quality, Fast processor
  • Cons: Short battery charge, Narrow viewing angles, Sluggish camera
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Xperia ZL Review

Tech2
28 April 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia ZL is priced at Rs 36,990, but you can find it online for Rs 35,990, which makes it a good deal for a high-end smartphone. It's feature rich and has the performance to back it up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia ZL

pcmag.ru
6 July 2013
  • Summary: Покупатель Xperia ZL получает мощный, удобный, функциональный и эффектный аппарат. Если бы экран у него был получше, то конкурентам в сегменте 5-дюйм моделей пришлось бы несладко.
  • Pros: Флагманская «начинка» в более удобном и компактном корпусе, 5-дюйм экран Full HD, поддержка NFC, 802.11ac и MHL.
  • Cons: Неоднозначная конструкция крепления лючка для доступа к microSIM и microSD, TFT-дисплей.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia ZL

pcmag.ru
6 July 2013
  • Summary: Покупатель Xperia ZL получает мощный, удобный, функциональный и эффектный аппарат. Если бы экран у него был получше, то конкурентам в сегменте 5-дюйм моделей пришлось бы несладко.
  • Pros: Флагманская «начинка» в более удобном и компактном корпусе, 5-дюйм экран Full HD, поддержка NFC, 802.11ac и MHL.
  • Cons: Неоднозначная конструкция крепления лючка для доступа к microSIM и microSD, TFT-дисплей.
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